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  Crime victim’s family concerned about DA Williams’ new juvenile crime policies

  From Lee Circle to Tulane Ave., mixed reviews on 37 proposed name changes now headed to City Council

  Energy companies blasted for performance during winter storm

  New Orleans Juvenile Court Division Chief announced

  S&WB director says power generation remains ‘fragile’, but claims progress

NOPD investigating double homicide on 8th St.

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  Fish Fry Fridays hopes to help struggling hospitality industry workers

Family of woman struck by NYX float files lawsuit against krewe and city

  Council and PANO reacts to consent monitor report saying more work needed

  Demand high for plumbers as pipes begin to defrost

NOPD: One person injured in New Orleans East shooting

  Parish, transportation leaders prepare for wintry weather

  Formerly incarcerated woman turned advocate gets a real chance at a Second Life

January 20, 2021 was historic for many, but the day was life changing for Syrita Steib.

Tickets for Floats in the Oaks now on sale for Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras

Tickets are now on sale and are expected to sell quickly.

  The Crawfish King: how a cross country boiler planted roots back at home

The pandemic has threatened livelihoods across the country, but for one seafood aficionado it nearly wiped him out.

  City of New Orleans sending refund checks to over 9,000 drivers for wrongfully issued tickets

The city of New Orleans sends out refund checks to people who were issued school zone tickets when schools were not in session or no longer operational.

  New Orleans woman continues grandparents legacy as Holocaust survivors

  Former members of NYX petition for class action lawsuit against krewe captain Julie Lea

  New Orleans bar owners respond after city shuts them down citing COVID violations

Man wanted for sex crimes in Texas located in Covington

  New Orleans Underground: The city beneath the city

  Bar owners, workers, visitors disappointed at additional Mardi Gras Covid restrictions

  Hire a Mardi Gras Artist: $300k raised, 48 jobs created

Some good is coming out of the house float trend in neighborhoods across New Orleans. Many of these projects have created jobs for out of work Mardi Gras artists.

Machete attack kills one outside Lower Ninth Ward gas station; suspect at-large

Officers responded to the parking lot of a gas station in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue around 1:25 p.m. for a stabbing.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Harvey

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says a woman struck by a vehicle in Harvey Wednesday evening has died of her injuries.

Superseding indictment handed down for First NBC Bank executives accused of fraud

The 49-count superseding indictment accuses Ashton Ryan, William Burnell, Robert Calloway, Fred Beebe and Frank Adolph of conspiring to defraud the bank between 2006 and 2017.

NOPD officer, detective and five Army reservists indicted with stealing more than $100K from U.S. Army

A New Orleans Police officer and a New Orleans detective have both been indicted with stealing more than $100,000 from the U.S. Army.

  New Orleans leaders consider relocating city hall to municipal auditorium, neighbors against it

New Orleans leaders say it would cost more than $100 million dollars to restore the municipal auditorium. Yet, they are still considering relocating city hall to the vacant building.

  Armed Robbery victim: “They acted like they were at work with no hesitation”

Two armed robbery victims in New Orleans East says they’re disgusted with crime. They believe their attackers were juveniles.

  Infant found safe in Hollygrove following kidnapping from Westwego

The child was inside of a black 2015 Nissan Titan pick-up truck when it was taken from the 700 block of Avenue C around 12:30 p.m.

  Senators ask Biden to back off oil and gas industry

They’re worried about recent executive orders and their impact on the oil and gas industry, but some say the hand writing was already on the wall.

  Surveillance video captures afternoon shootout in St. Roch

A gun battle breaks out on a New Orleans street as two groups shoot back and forth in the middle of the afternoon.

  Man arrested in shooting that killed one, injured infant

Police arrested 28-year-old Carlos Brown Thursday evening.

Donna Glapion appointed to fill Jason Williams’ Councilmember At-Large seat

Glapion will fill the seat previously held by the newly-elected Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams.

  Archdiocese of New Orleans removes priest accused of raping, abusing minor during church retreat

Officials say the archdiocese was informed of a lawsuit against Fr. John Asare-Dankwah alleging that he abused a minor.

Coast Guard searches for man who fell from barge in Jefferson Parish

The U.S. Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies are searching for a missing person Tuesday in the Lower Mississippi River near Jefferson Heights in Jefferson Parish.

  Amite community mourns loss of longtime fire chief

Cutrer died on Jan. 19 from complications due to COVID-19, according to the Louisiana State Fireman’s Association.

  Push to delay disconnect date following high Entergy bills, higher bills on the way

Months ago, Louisiana’s Alliance for Affordable Energy says they feared all these charges would come due at the same time, especially after Entergy sent a letter to the city council in December that a fuel adjustment cost would spike in January.

  Over 21,000 people waiting to be vaccinated after Ochsner cancels appointments

State health systems are struggling to meet COVID-19 vaccine demands across the country.

JPSO investigating a Jefferson Transit bus crash in Metairie

Deputies say a bus was rear-ended by a 1992 Nissan Maxima around 4:45 p.m. in the 3200 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Deanie’s Seafood owner Barbara Chifici passes away at age 77

Family members say Chifici passed away late Saturday night at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner from Coronavirus complications.

Ochsner to cancel upcoming appointments for first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Patients who had appointments to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination beginning on Tuesday, January 26 will be contacted about the cancellation of their appointment.

  Lottery hopefuls flock to buy tickets ahead of $1B Mega Millions drawing

When the mega millions jackpot reached $1 billion, jackpot-hopefuls lined up to buy their share of lucky tickets.

Man injured in Francis Dr. shooting

New Orleans Police are investigation a shooting in New Orleans East that has left a man injured Friday afternoon.

  Jazz Fest artists find opportunity in house floats

The cancellation of 2020 Jazz Fest due to the pandemic put many businesses and artists out of work. Now artists are finding work by creating works of art for house floats around New Orleans.

  Rouses’ co-owner apologizes for attending Trump rally on WBOK radio

Donald Rouse Sr. spoke out about his decision to attend the Trump rally in Washington D.C. on January 6th, just before crowds stormed the Capitol.

Rise in COVID-19 cases causes Holy Cross School to move to virtual learning

School officials say they have seen a “disturbing trend” of increased COVID-19 cases in the past four days.

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s office searching for woman missing since December

Deputies are searching for 32-year-old Tiffany Chatham of Chalmette.

  Two citizens rescue driver from overturned vehicle in Kenner canal

Two men are credited with jumping into a canal and getting a 58-year-old man to safety Wednesday night after his car overturned into the water.

  Orleans Parish students to continue distance learning for another week

School leaders say they’re a step closer to potentially offering in-person learning but they want to wait for more data.

New Orleans area Powerball ticket wins big

No one in Louisiana won the $730 million Powerball top prize in Louisiana on Wednesday night. That went to someone in Maryland.

  Hard Rock site could be cleared in 3 to 4 weeks

The ongoing saga of the deadly Hard Rock collapse may soon be over.

  Trump pardons local activist Syrita Steib-Martin

In 2016, FOX 8 profiled Steib and the organization she co-founded “Operation Restoration”.

  Southeast Louisiana levee leaders hail first Morganza to Gulf funds

After a nearly 30 year battle… Congress approved millions of dollars in spending for the Morganza to the gulf levee system

  14-year-old’s body recovered from Lake Pontchartrain

The boy's mother says they were trying to retrieve a shoe that had fallen in the water.

  Jazz Fest 2021 will be held Oct. 8-17

This comes after French Quarter Festival organizers announced that the festival would be moving to the fall due to the pandemic.

  NOLA Homeland Security Chief pleads not guilty to DWI charges

Arrest reports state Collin Arnold was found asleep behind the wheel after striking a parked car.

Civil and criminal jury trials suspended until May

All civil and criminal jury trials in federal court have been suspended until May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the court said Monday.

  Honoring healthcare workers, Covid changes Who Dats’ pre-game celebrations

Even though Who Dats couldn’t gather together tailgating and inside the dome, they still supported the team from across the city.

  LA National Guardsmen head to DC as law enforcement prepares for armed protests

Days until inauguration day, and the memories of the siege on capitol hill are still ever-present.

5-year-old shot and killed in St. Rose

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office says a 5-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in St. Rose.

  King Cakes and French Quarter beers: Saints fans prepare for playoff game

Even with Who Dats all around, businesses in the French Quarter say they haven’t seen the usual black and gold frenzy as years prior, especially compared to past playoff runs.

  New Orleans tow driver says he now mostly picks up stolen cars

Car jackings shot up 150 percent across the city last year. As we work our way through the start of 2021, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

City Park announces new CEO

City Park announces the hire of their newest CEO.

  Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day Under Pandemic Restrictions

The traditional gatherings of fellowship, education, and service like so many other things will be put on hold due to the pandemic, but there are still opportunities to mark the day.

  LSP, FBI and other law enforcement agencies preparing for capitol protests

The Louisiana state police, which is tasked with protecting the capitol, the people, and the government it conducts inside, says they are aware of the planned protests and are working closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement.

  New Orleans trombonist facing three open court cases plays DA Jason Williams’ swearing-in ceremony

A Jazz Fest staple, New Orleans trombonist Glen David Andrews performed while out on bond, facing three open criminal court cases.

Brees and Brady joke about being the oldest QBs ahead of Sunday’s playoff game

Monday night Brady posted a photoshopped picture to Twitter showing the two of them as old men complete with gray beards.

  Alleged church sex abuse victim says George Brignac raped him in 1977

Brian Manix held on to a secret for 43 years and says it took its toll.

NOPD: Several vehicles burglarized near Superdome during Saints playoff game

Police received multiple reports of vehicle burglaries in the 1700 block of Poydras Street.

NOPD investigating two car thefts at S. Carrollton Ave. gas station

New Orleans Police are investigating two vehicle thefts that occurred at a gas station in the 3400 block of Carrollton Avenue.

Bicyclist struck and killed by vehicle in Gentilly

The New Orleans Police Department says a bicyclist was stuck and killed by a vehicle in Gentilly Sunday morning.

Woman injured in New Orleans East shooting

According to NOPD, officers were contacted by a local hospital around 8 p.m. after a woman arrived by private conveyance with a gunshot wound to the back.

  Family and friends help pick up the pieces after overnight New Orleans fire

Champagne, his wife and the family dog all escaped unharmed, but their longtime home is a different story.

NOPD: Man shot in the stomach in Treme

Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 600 block of North Tonti Street.

Man injured in S. Liberty St. shooting

Police responded to a call of a shooting in the 1500 block of South Liberty Street where they found a man suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

  Businesses adapt to city’s modified Phase One ahead of Saints playoff game

Any other Saints playoff game weekend, Tchoup 45 bar owner, Debbie Shatz would prepare for the hundred plus Saints fans inside. But this is not like any other weekend.

  Alleged church sex abuse survivors say they feel betrayed by joint Archdiocese and SNAP New Orleans statement

Alleged church sex abuse victims tell Fox 8 they feel betrayed by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priest, or SNAP, after one of the group’s leaders met with the New Orleans Archbishop.

NOPD: Two injured in New Orleans East shooting

Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

New Orleans urges residents to prepare for cold weather as it activates freeze plan

Under the city’s freeze plan, the city will provide shelter for homeless residents.