7 juveniles steal truck before police chase ends in crash; 2 critically injured

A total of nine people were injured in a crash Friday afternoon in the Upper Ninth Ward, officials say.

  White House allocates $21.6 billion in rental assistance

  In surprise, Atlanta Mayor Bottoms won’t seek a second term

Talks ‘intensify’ on bringing US back to Iran nuclear deal

  US job growth slows sharply in sign of struggles

Army to allow ponytails, braids for female soldiers

  Summer of the road trip: Vacations are back

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Kidde recalls thousands of smoke detectors for fire alert failure

Kenner Police make two more arrests in connection with 2010 double murder

  WHO panel OKs emergency use of China’s Sinopharm vaccine

TripAdvisor removes insensitive review of Auschwitz Museum

  GRAPHIC: Study says hate crimes against Asian Americans up 164% from last year

‘Wow! 110 miles per hour!’: Deputies in driving duel with dope dealing suspect

  Hustler Club giving out free booze with vaccines on Bourbon Street

Get a shot of vaccine and have a shot of alcohol on the house Friday night.

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao.

  Hustler Club giving out free booze with vaccines on Bourbon Street

Get a shot of vaccine and have a shot of alcohol on the house Friday night.

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao.

  Pfizer aims for full FDA approval of vaccine

Elections agency declines to punish Trump for campaign payment to Stormy Daniels

  Pressure rises for India lockdown; COVID surge breaks record again

  Surveillance video released of woman accused of cutting two people at Willie’s Chicken Shack

London high-rise blaze raises new concerns about cladding

  Some Republicans worry voting limits will hurt the GOP, too

  CAUGHT ON CAM: Armed Fort Jackson trainee hijacked SC school bus full of children, police say

Eighteen children from Forest Lake Elementary were on board, but are safe, officials said.

  LSU QB TJ Finley enters his name in the NCAA transfer portal

Finley logged five starts for LSU in 2020

Zion, Pelicans primed for last-gasp bid to make postseason

Pelicans are 1.5 games back of the Spurs for 10-seed in the West

Police: 29 people recovered from semitruck in Texas

A police official in Texas says 29 people have been recovered from a big rig that was stopped near San Antonio.

Family of Chris Cornell settles with doctor over his death

The Cornell family alleged in the lawsuit filed in 2018 in Los Angeles Superior Court that medication, especially the anti-anxiety drug lorazepam, prescribed by Dr. Robert Koblin led to erratic behavior from the Soundgarden front man before his death in Detroit in 2017 at age 52.

China discounts possibility of harm from falling rocket

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson says Chinese authorities will release information about the re-entry of the rocket, expected over the weekend, in a “timely manner."

Rio’s deadly police shootout prompts claims of abuse

A bloody, hourslong gunbattle in a Rio de Janeiro slum is echoing into a new day, with authorities saying the police mission successfully eliminated two dozen criminals, while residents and activists claim human rights abuses.

  One tree at a time, volunteers and activists grow a new forest of Louisiana cypress trees

Young trees may already provide a degree of hurricane protection

  Contactless Contouring with new hands free device

New Orleans dermatologist tests the first and only hands free facial contouring technology on the market.

  ‘We cannot stay at this level of stress forever,’ ambulances never sent to hundreds of New Orleans EMS callers

Each week New Orleans EMS received more than a thousand calls for service, but hundreds won’t see an ambulance as the city deals with worker shortage.

Board of Supervisors names Dr. William Tate IV as next LSU president, first African American at LSU & in SEC to hold position

The LSU Board of Supervisors has voted to hire Dr. William Tate as the university’s next president.

  Pres. Biden tours N.O. water plant after a stop in Lake Charles as part of his “Getting America Back on Track Tour”

President Joe Biden is on the road touting his infrastructure bill called the American Jobs Plan and his American Families Plan.

  Man shot on I-10 East near Slidell, police say

Shortly before 6 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Interstate 10 East, between Oak Harbor Blvd. and Old Spanish Trail near Slidell in response to reports of occupants of one vehicle shooting at another. The perpetrator’s vehicle was described by witnesses as being a silver sedan.

  President Joe Biden appeals for bi-partisan support of ‘American Jobs Plan’ in Louisiana

Part of the plan includes a $2 trillion infrastructure package that has met some resistance across the aisle.

Dry into the weekend

Storm chances return next week

North Oaks Medical Center celebrates 10 years of robotic surgical use

“Oaklee” was installed at North Oaks on May 4, 2011, Zafutto said. In the early days of the program, only gynecologic and urologic procedures were performed with the new robot, lovingly named Oaklee. Now, surgeons perform minimally invasive robotic colorectal, general, gynecologic, and urologic surg

‘1 shot, 1 pound’: NOLA officials partner with non-profit to give free crawfish to those that get vaccinated

City officials are gearing up to give away free crawfish fresh and hot out of the pot and all it requires is for you to take one shot.

  New Orleans woman hopes presidential visit brings American hostages in Venezuela home

A New Orleans woman is pleading for help in bringing her father home.

  Sheriff: Girl shoots 3 at Idaho school; teacher disarms her

A sixth-grade girl brought a gun to her Idaho middle school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian and then was disarmed by a teacher Thursday, authorities said.

  FOX 8 honored with 9 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

WVUE-TV FOX 8 is proud to announce the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has selected FOX 8 as the winner of 9 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards including the prestigious Overall Excellence award for the 8th time in the last 11 years.

  Harahan making plans for Mardi Gras-style parade

It’s been a long time since a Mardi Gras-style parade came to Harahan.

  Some restaurant owners claim they’re having trouble finding workers during the pandemic

Some employees have left the restaurant industry for good amid the perils of the pandemic, which exposed workers to the coronavirus and uncooperative patrons.

  Some restaurant owners claim they’re having trouble finding workers during the pandemic

Some employees have left the restaurant industry for good amid the perils of the pandemic, which exposed workers to the coronavirus and uncooperative patrons.

  In 24 hours, NOPD investigates multiple homicide and shooting scenes

Police are seeing more brazen criminals than before. Still, NOPD vows to do what’s necessary to combat crime.

R&B singer Aaron Neville, 80, retires from touring

Aaron Neville said embarking on multi-date tours is no longer appealing.

At least 25 dead during Brazilian police raid in Rio

The civil police’s press office confirmed the death of an officer and 24 alleged “criminals” in a message to the Associated Press.

  Cheney challenger Stefanik says GOP must work with Trump

No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney was clinging to her post Wednesday as party leaders lined up behind an heir apparent, signaling that the fallout over her repeated clashes with former President Donald Trump was becoming too much for her to overcome.

Saturday night NASA rocket launch may be visible across eastern US

The rocket may be visible from Maine to central Florida and from the East Coast as far west as Illinois.

  Biden pushes for his big infrastructure plan in GOP stronghold

Biden is leaning into the stagecraft of the presidency on Thursday by choosing to speak in the city of Lake Charles in front of a 70-year-old bridge that is 20 years past its designed lifespan.

Biden’s plan would boost conservation of US lands, waters

The multiagency effort will create thousands of jobs and strengthen the economy, the report says, while also tackling climate change and environmental justice, including expanded access by disadvantaged communities to the outdoors.

  Police: Baby allegedly kidnapped from Baker area home dies; new video shows shootout

A double homicide suspect from the Baker area and the baby he allegedly kidnapped are both deceased, according to the Biloxi Police Department.

  US sends more warplanes to protect pullout from Afghanistan

President Joe Biden announced last month that all American troops will withdraw from Afghanistan by Sept. 11.

South Carolina to end unemployment pay boost due to worker shortage

Governor Henry McMaster directed the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) to terminate South Carolina’s participation in these programs, effective June 30, 2021.

  Tenn. lawmaker: Three-Fifths Compromise was to end slavery

Justin Lafferty’s comment echo sentiments expressed last month by Colorado Republican Rep. Ron Hanks last month, who said the Three-Fifths Compromise “was not impugning anybody’s humanity.”

  President Biden visits New Orleans promoting infrastructure plan

The president is expected to discuss infrastructure improvements, the pandemic, and hurricane recovery.

  Support grows for IP waiver on virus vaccines; snags remain

The move to support waiving intellectual property protections on vaccines under World Trade Organization rules marked a dramatic shift for the United States — and drew cheers from activists, complaints from Big Pharma, and a lot of questions about what comes next.

  Texas family praises how officers handled 911 call over kids playing with Nerf guns

A Texas family is praising how police handled things when someone called 911 on their kids playing with Nerf guns.

  Remote learning still widespread even after Biden hits goal

Almost 4 in 10 students continued to take all their classes remotely, and another 2 in 10 were split between classroom and remote learning.

Florida gov. signs GOP voting law critics call ‘un-American’

Florida’s Republican legislators passed this law — without a single Democratic vote — even though they acknowledged there were no signs of fraud in the state, which Trump won handily in November.

  Hawk perches on woman’s arm after she saved it from swimming pool

The hawk stayed for 20 minutes before flying off.

Army to put civilian in charge of criminal probes, add staff

Army officials announced the plan Thursday but provided few details on how much the reorganization will cost or how long it will take, other than to say some changes will unfold over months.

  FOX 8 awarded 9 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has awarded FOX 8 with nine prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including Overall Excellence.

  Veterans address extremism in the military debate

In the aftermath of the violence at the U.S. Capitol this past January, there’s a discussion taking place about rooting out extremism in the military.

Victim identified in fatal Marais Street stabbing; suspect arrested

Police arrested 37-year-old William E. Reese Jr. Reese who is accused of stabbing a man to death in the 1100 block of Marais Street.

  Moderna: Vaccine boosters likely needed every 9-12 months

Moderna says vaccine recipients will likely need a booster for new variants.

Altercation leads to fatal shooting on Canal Street; victim identified, suspect arrested

Khutbi Abdelkader, 24, was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for one count of second degree murder.

US proposes ending rule that weakened wild bird protections

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said revoking the regulatory changes finalized during Trump’s last days in office represented part of the Biden administration’s efforts to ensure that agency decisions are guided by science.

Judge temporarily stays ruling in eviction moratorium case

The stay, issued late Wednesday by a federal judge in Washington, came after the Justice Department filed an emergency appeal in the case.

  Caught on camera: Couple beaten near bus stop while on Florida vacation

Police in Florida have arrested a man accused of attacking an out-of-town couple on vacation, and the violent confrontation was captured on video surveillance.

  Father hikes 10 miles for help after son has mini-stroke in wilderness

The 26-year-old credits his father’s quick actions and preparedness along with rescuers for his life.

Josh Duggar granted release as he awaits child porn trial

Former reality TV star Josh Duggar starred on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” until it was pulled from the network in 2015 following revelations that Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter.

US unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low of 498,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000.

Walt Disney World to end temperature checks for staff, guests

The on-site temperature screenings for cast members will end on May 8 and on May 16 for guests.

  A perfect match to spread a life saving message about organ donation

New Orleans natives share life saving organ transplant, then wedding vows.

  Republicans promote pandemic relief they voted against

Every Republican in Congress voted against the sweeping pandemic relief bill that President Joe Biden signed into law three months ago. But since the early spring votes, Republicans from New York and Indiana to Texas and Washington state have promoted elements of the legislation.

One dead in New Orleans East shooting

NOPD says officers responded to a call of a shooting near the intersection of Cindy Place and Wendy Lane just before 2 a.m. Thursday.

  Shelby: Nicer weather has arrived!

Lower humidity, near-normal temperatures, and sunny skies have returned! This pattern will last through the early part of the weekend. Overnight lows will reach the 50s away from the lake and 60s near the lake and coast. The humidity returns by late in the weekend.

Double shooting in Central City leaves one man dead, another man injured

Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 700 block of Robert C. Blakes Sr. Drive.