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CA passes bill allowing college athletes to take endorsements causing concerns of unfair recruiting

The debate over whether or not college athletes should be paid is heating up after the California Senate passed a bill to allow student athletes in the state to hire an agent and sign endorsement deals.

Man injured in shooting near SUNO student housing

1 arrested, 1 wanted in crime spree that ends in St. Tammany Parish

Appeals hearings begin for residents unhappy with recent property assessments

Man found shot to death in New Orleans East

NOPD seeking runaway girl in Algiers area

NOPD: Suspect turns himself in following Algiers shooting

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  Judge does not rule in case to free Chelsea Thornton from jail

  New Orleans’ first Youth Summit will address opioid crisis

NOPD: 1 injured in New Orleans East shooting

  Louisiana solar energy advocates fear new rule will stifle growth

  WWL Radio facing backlash over homophobic tweet directed at their own host

STPSO: Mother, 11-year-old arrested after child gives classmates THC gummies

  Coroner rules death of toddler who died in May a homicide

The Orleans Parish Coroner has ruled the death of toddler who died in May a homicide.

S&WB, Dept. of Public Works to discuss solutions to ongoing drainage problems

City leaders are expected to meet to discuss how the City of New Orleans plans to fix and maintain the drainage issues amid growing flood concerns.

  Review board to hear more than 5,000 property appeals

More than 100,000 New Orleans property owners saw changes to their 2020 assessments and nearly 6,000 thousand of them are still fighting to appeal.

  Heart of Louisiana: Vermilionville Jam

If you want to hear authentic Cajun music and see how the south Louisiana music is being passed down from one generation to the next, just head on over to the Vermilionville weekly jam sessions in Lafayette.

  Harahan drainage ditch lies unmaintained during confusion over ownership

State Police: Slidell man killed in Lacombe motorcycle crash

  Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

  Marigny residents urge city, bar owners to take action against violent crime

Protesters sound off over a proposal facing a Public Service Comission vote this week

  DA frustrated over convicted criminal’s release, recent arrest in brazen home invasion

JPSO: Man shot to death in Metairie

A 38-year-old man was shot to death in the 1300 block of South Wilson Street in Metairie Monday afternoon (Sept. 9).

Hotels, traffic lights lose power in downtown New Orleans

Entergy customers in downtown New Orleans have been without power since 7:45 a.m. in the Central Business District.

Person shot in Algiers, police say

The New Orleans Police Department said one man was shot in Algiers early Monday (Sept. 9) morning.

  Jazzland study will improve property’s redevelopment process, organizers hope

Though redevelopment talks are finally on the table for the abandoned Six Flags Jazzland property in New Orleans East, there’s still a long way to go.

NOPD: 1 dead in Desire Area shooting

One person was killed in a shooting in New Orleans’ Desire Area Sunday afternoon (Sept. 8), according to NOPD.

Twin Span reopened after crash shuts down westbound bridge

A crash closed the Twin Span Bridge around 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 8)

NOPD: Man beaten and robbed after vehicle breaks down in Dixon neighborhood

New Orleans Police say a man was beaten and robbed in the Dixon neighborhood early Sunday morning.

  Surveillance video shows suspect crashing getaway car after being shot by Tulane Police

New surveillance video shows the moment a suspect bailed from his getaway car, only after Tulane police fired at the suspect trying to arrest him.

  ‘No one should die that way:’ Family in shock after 7-year-old girl, brother killed in Marrero shooting

Two other people -- an 18-year-old and an 11-year-old -- were injured in the quadruple shooting Wednesday night (Sept. 4).

  Thousands of drivers deserve refunds for traffic camera tickets, court rules

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a judge’s ruling that the city owes $25.6 million to drivers. But, the lawyer who filed the suit says drivers wont be getting a check anytime soon.

  More cases of vaping-related lung diseases reported in Louisiana

The CDC reports nationwide cases of lung illnesses potentially related to black market marijuana vaping products increased from 215 to 450, including 11 in Louisiana.

  Man accused of breaking into, robbing Lower Garden District home with woman inside

A Lower Garden District woman said she was terrified after a man forced his way into her home and robbed her Thursday night (Sept. 5).

High-pressure gas leak closes parts of Tchoupitoulas St.

The city is warning people to stay away from the West Riverside area because of a high-pressure gas leak.

Twin Span eastbound lanes reopen after Friday morning accident

The eastbound lanes of the I-10 Twin Span have reopened after being closed due to a Friday morning accident involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck.

Principal at John Ehret High School taken to hospital after breaking up scuffle

The principal of John Ehret High School in Marrero was sent to the hospital after a scuffle broke out between students, according to a spokesperson with the Jefferson Parish School System.

Jefferson Parish Facebook messenger hacked, officials say

Jefferson Parish said its official Facebook page messenger was cloned and sent requests to some followers for money.

  Jazzland study reveals new possibilities for property in disrepair

New Orleans East residents have a lot to consider after listening to an assessment of the old, Six Flags Jazzland property. Independent consultants gave a presentation on the property, Thursday, in what the district's Council member calls the beginning of a serious conversation.

  Expensive drainage projects may cost citizens, more than 500 tons of garbage pulled from canal

New Orleans City leaders revealed today that crews pulled hundreds of tons of garbage out of a single drainage canal and that's only a fraction of what needs to be cleared.

More than 500 tons of debris pulled from New Orleans sewerage system

Mayor LaToya Cantrell along with Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders acknowledged removing between 500 and 1,000 tons of debris from the city’s sewerage system.

Two arrested after search of Denham Springs hotel room

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office says two people were arrested Wednesday after a search of a Denham Springs hotel room.

  2 arrested in quadruple shooting that left man, 7-year-old girl dead

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a quadruple shooting in Marrero that has left two people dead and two others injured.

  Gov. Edwards announces $52 million project to widen I-12

The Interstate 12 widening project will receive $52 million in new funds to continue expanding on the Northshore.

NOPD: Driver killed in Pontchartrain Expressway crash

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal crash on the Pontchartrain Expressway near Camp Street.

  Louisianans rally support for victims of Hurricane Dorian

Louisianans know what it’s like to experience the kind of devastation those in the Northern Bahamas feel right now, that's why some feel a special motivation to help.

NOPD: Baby injured in Milan neighborhood shooting

A bullet grazed a 1-year-old boy's head in a shooting on South Claiborne Avenue Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 4).

  Major renovations planned for the city’s train and bus terminal

Union Passenger Terminal will undergo millions of dollars in renovations.

  Crime Watchdog reacts to body camera footage from Juvenile Justice Center disturbance

Rafael Goyeneche said the disturbing video lends itself to more questions than answers about what’s going on inside the Juvenile Justice Center.

NTSB releases preliminary report on Theophile Bourgeois crash

Federal investigators’ preliminary report on the plane crash that killed fishing captain Theophile Bourgeois shows they conducted a four-day sonar search for the wreckage, but never found it.

  'This was a horrible trip’: Angry cruise passengers say they should never have left port

Cruise passengers redirected due to Hurricane Dorian are running out of patience.

  Sen. Cassidy and local lawmakers push for better National Flood Insurance Program

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy is pushing for a flood insurance plan that he says could save money for homeowners in designated flood zones.

  Entergy and local first responders travel to assist areas affected by Hurricane Dorian

Entergy Louisiana crews are traveling to the east coast to prepare to assist in restoring power during Hurricane Dorian.

One dead, two injured in New Orleans East shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting in New Orleans East that has left one man dead and two others injured.

  Nearly 200 passengers stranded after cruise line diverts course from Hurricane Dorian

What was supposed to be a relaxing cruise ended in near confinement behind a locked gate for roughly 200 passengers desperate to get back to the Miami area, where they say they were treated like animals.

  Heart of Louisiana: Alexandria Museum of Art

For years, the Alexandria Museum of Art has been acquiring new pieces, not only from some of the state’s better known artists, but also art from students and their instructors.

  Real estate experts say property values have increased since Katrina

Some real estate experts believe there has been an organic increase in local property values.

  Body camera footage shows incident at Juvenile Justice Center that sent 2 teens to adult jail

FOX 8 obtained the body camera footage from multiple NOPD Swat Team members as they diffused a situation inside the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center last month (Aug. 15).

  New Orleans’ ticket amnesty program ends Tuesday

The city’s chief financial officer said residents who participated in the program saved a total of $2.4 million.

  Hurricane Dorian detours cruise passengers to New Orleans

The threat of hurricane conditions closed Florida ports, forcing cruise lines to scramble, two diverting to New Orleans.

Former owner of Tipitina’s killed in hunting accident, sheriff confirms

Roland Von Kurnatowski, the former longtime owner of beloved music venue Tipitina’s, was killed in a hunting accident in Mississippi Sunday night (Sept. 1), a family friend confirmed.

  Florida evacuees try to enjoy New Orleans as city sends search-and-rescue teams

Walking down Bourbon Street, Melissa Figueroa blends in as another New Orleans tourist, except she traveled from her home in Orlando to escape hurricane Dorian.

  Politicians flocks to annual big labor picnic in New Orleans

The annual Labor Day event hosted by organized labor in New Orleans attracted the governor and other politicians.

  Businessman Sidney Torres sends aide to Dorian victims in the Bahamas

Torres has a special connection to the Bahamas and its people after he first opened a resort on the Island a few years ago, called The Cove.

  Southern Decadence brings late summer boom for French Quarter businesses

As five days of events for Southern Decadence are wrapping up, businesses are assessing the weekend with a smile as many say they made more of a profit than in past years.

  'We should support locals’: Seafood labeling law takes effect

Many New Orleans seafood restaurants who buy from local vendors say they support new law requiring source of seafood to be disclosed.

  As Dorian looms near Florida’s coast, crowds pack the French Quarter for Decadence

Some Floridians are riding out the storm in New Orleans this weekend, surrounded by the glitz, glam and sparkle that is Southern Decadence.

New juvenile curfew hours in effect in New Orleans

As the summer days come to a close, New Orleans teenagers need to get home an hour earlier in order to make curfew.

  New Children’s Museum opens in City Park

After more than 30 years on Julia Street, the Louisiana’s Children Museum has a new home in City Park.

  River Ridge Little League team rides in celebratory parade in Jefferson Parish

The Little League World Series champions took to the streets of Jefferson Parish Saturday for a Carnival-style parade to celebrate their hard-earned victory.

  ‘He was beloved’: Crowds pack the Lakefront Airport to say final goodbye to Franklin Augustus

Friends, family and loved ones packed the Lakefront Airport to say a final goodbye to Franklin Augustus, a trailblazing pilot, loyal friend and committed community member.

New Orleans Library: No more late-fees on youth items

Library officials said they hope the new rules will encourage more people to take advantage of their services without fear of fines adding up.

WATCH: Celebration of life for Franklin Augustus at Lakefront Airport

A celebration of life will take place today for Franklin Augustus, the pilot flying with Nancy Parker.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office identifies man involved in deputy shootout

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office identified the man involved in a shootout on Thursday night with a deputy.

Entergy reports nearly 5,000 customers without power in Jefferson Parish

Almost 5,000 Entergy customers were out left without power on Friday morning.

  Air of Uncertainty: Attorney critical of Denka’s request for new chloroprene emission guidelines

In 2010, the EPA labeled chloroprene as a likely carcinogen, and recommends that emissions levels not rise above that .2 micrograms per cubic meter. But now, Laplace's Denka-Dupont plant wants that number changed.

  Public safety officials anticipate large crowds for Southern Decadence

Public safety officials say additional personnel will be staffed for Decadence. Business owners along Bourbon Street relieved construction will halt for event.

  New airport terminal still on track to open this fall, officials say

Airport officials say despite recent setbacks, the new terminal should be open this fall.

NOPD: 1 person shot in Algiers

NOPD is investigating a shooting in the Old Aurora area of Algiers Wednesday evening (Aug. 28).

  NOPD: 8-year-old shot, mother’s boyfriend arrested for alleged involvement in a gun battle

An 8-year-old boy was hurt during a shootout that unfolded in the street of the Iberville neighborhood Tuesday evening (Aug. 28), according to NOPD.