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Celebrating Nancy Parker in Photos

Nancy Parker was honored by friends, family, loved ones, colleagues and faithful viewers during her memorial services Friday (Aug. 24).

  WATCH: Family, friends and colleagues gather to honor Nancy Parker

Slidell Police: Possible impaired driver crashes into school bus, arrest made

  Mayor breaks ground on first part of $27 million infrastructure projects in New Orleans East

Delta Sigma Theta holds public ceremony for Nancy Parker on Thursday

NOPD: Woman dead in New Orleans East Double shooting

Jefferson Parish President: $1 Million spent on office space for inspector general

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  Call to revamp appeal process as deadline to appeal 2020 assessments loom

NOPD investigating New Orleans East shooting

Man accused of stabbing Raising Cane’s manager to death found incompetent for trial

  Superdome Commission honors memory of Nancy Parker, Kathleen Blanco

  Drew Brees, Sean Payton mourn for Nancy Parker

Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

  Facebook announces tool to help users protect privacy

A new setting with allow users to keep their information out of the hands of advertisers.

  15-year-old sent to adult jail after barricading self in Juvenile Justice Center cell

A second juvenile, 15-year-old Michael Gonzales, was transferred to adult jail after he and two others are accused of barricading themselves in a cell at the Juvenile Justice Center last Thursday.

St. Bernard Parish president skeptical of freshwater diversions

The St. Bernard Parish President said he is worried planned freshwater diversion projects could do more harm than good,

Hammond PD arrests four Houston men in connection with multi-state Best Buy burglaries

The Hammond Police Department says four men from Houston were arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with multiple store burglaries across multiple states.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: I-10 East at Veterans Blvd. reopened following accident

  Those close to Nancy Parker and Franklin Augustus handle a tough loss

Mandeville man wanted for impersonating an officer at convenience store

  Heart of Louisiana: Multicultural Center of the South

  Local medical marijuana pharmacy is up and running

NOPD: Man shot in 7th Ward

  City unveils 50-year plan to reduce gun violence in New Orleans

So far this year, 75 murders have been reported in New Orleans, compared to 106 at the same time in 2018. But, the mayor wants even less for the future.

  City Officials: Bourbon Street construction will be put on hold for Southern Decadence

Construction projects put on hold due to high river level have resumed, but they will shut down ahead of a major French Quarter event.

Editors at The Advovate reflect on Nancy Parker’s legacy

As the City of New Orleans continues to remember FOX 8’s Nancy Parker, fellow journalists are reflecting on her career, her talent and her warm personality.

Bridge City shooting leaves man in critical condition

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Bridge City that has left a man in critical condition.

Coast Guard: In-situ burn scheduled for Wednesday in Cox Bay

The United States Coast Guard says they have scheduled an in-situ burn Wednesday in Cox Bay.

Meraux man arrested in connection several home burglaries and car theft

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office says a Meraux man has been arrested in connection with several home burglaries and a car theft in the same neighborhood he lived in.

NOPD searching for juvenile reported missing from New Orleans East

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a juvenile reported missing from New Orleans East.

  Remembering Nancy Parker: The Journey Home

Before her tragic and untimely death, Nancy Parker won five Emmy’s over the course of her career -- the first for a 2001 piece that told the story of a plantation on River Road, where many lived in servitude long after slavery ended.

Police believe missing New Orleans man victim of foul play

New Orleans police believe a man who has been missing since Aug. 2 is the victim of foul play.

  Homeowners faced with long lines on final day for in-person assessment appeal

Crowds flocked to the assessor's office on the final day to dispute high assessments with employees, at some points bringing the office to capacity.

  Fishing community mourns the loss of well-known charter captain Theophile Bourgeois

The fishing community is mourning the loss of a well-known charter captain from Barataria who lost his life in a plane crash Sunday evening (Aug. 19).

  City Council presents proclamation honoring Nancy Parker’s life

All seven City Councilors signed a proclamation Monday night, honoring Nancy Parker's life, memory and legacy.

NOPD investigating shooting in Mid-City

One person was shot in the chest in Mid-City Monday afternoon (Aug. 19), according to New Orleans police.

Officer injured in crash involving New Orleans police vehicles

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating two vehicle crashes involving police units that occurred this morning, both on Interstate 10 East near the twin span bridge.

Nancy Parker’s husband announces memorial services

Glynn Boyd announced the plans for a memorial service for his wife, FOX 8′s Nancy Parker on his Facebook page late Sunday (Aug. 18).

NOPD investigating shooting near Gentilly woods

Few details were immediately available, but NOPD spokesman Gary Flot said the shooting may have occurred on the high rise.

  Assessment appeal deadline approaching

If you’re a New Orleans resident and you disagree with a recent hike in your property value, the window to file an appeal is quickly closing.

  'One of the greats’: Popular charter fishermen Theophile Bourgeois killed in seaplane crash

Well-known fisherman and charter captain Theophile Bourgeois died after his seaplane crashed near Chandeleur Sound Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18). Two other people were injured.

Coast Guard: 1 dead, 2 hurt after fishing charter seaplane crashes near Chandeleur Sound

A charter fishing plane crashed near Chandelier Sound Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18), killing popular fisherman Captain Theophile Bourgeois and injuring two others, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Community reacts to former Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s death

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the first woman to be elected governor of Louisiana, died Sunday (Aug. 18), at the age of 76. Blanco, a Democrat, served as Louisiana’s 54th Governor from January 2004 to January 2008.

New Orleans memorializes Nancy Parker, Franklin Augustus

In the 24 hours following their deaths, locals have shown their loves for FOX 8's beloved Nancy Parker and Franklin Augustus, a trailblazing pilot and tireless mentor.

NOPD: Suspect robs Little Woods convenience store at gunpoint

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating an armed robbery Saturday night inside of a convenience store in Little Woods.

  'They’re part of the city’: 2 local icons sent off in true New Orleans style

Those who knew her and many who did not gathered in Treme to celebrate the life of Nancy Parker, as well as long-time radio host CJ Morgan, who died earlier this week, for a traditional New Orleans sendoff.

NOPD: Missng Hollygrove father and son found safe

New Orleans Police are asking for the public’s help locating a father and son reported missing from a home in Hollygrove Saturday morning.

NABJ releases statement on the passing of Nancy Parker

The National Association of Black Journalists is mourning the passing of FOX 8 journalist Nancy Parker.

  FOX 8 journalist Nancy Parker killed in New Orleans East plane crash

Nancy Parker, a journalist at FOX 8 for 23 years, was killed in a small plane crash in New Orleans East on Friday afternoon.

Crash causes boil water advisory in parts of New Orleans East

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans issued a precautionary boil water advisory for a limited area of NOLA East along Chef Highway, beginning at the intersection of Industrial Parkway and Chef Highway, through and including Venetian Isles.

Missing mother, infant daughter reported in New Orleans East

New Orleans police are looking for a woman and her infant child who were reported missing from the New Orleans East area.

NOPD searching for suspect in Royal St. armed robbery

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Royal Street armed robbery.

  Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain pleads not guilty to aggravated rape, incest

Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain pleaded not guilty Thursday on 8 counts of aggravated rape and incest in court.

FOUND: Woman missing from Houma area for 5 weeks

Houma police need help finding a 39-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Lawmakers approve bonds for Superdome renovation

State Lawmakers voted to approve bonds for a $450 million renovation project that would keep the Saints around for the next several decades.

OIG: S&WB not properly audited between 2016 and 2018

A new report released Thursday morning by the Orleans Inspector General’s Office says the Sewerage and Water Board was not properly audited between 2016 and 2018.

Former State Police superintendent cleared of misconduct allegations

Former superintendent of Louisiana State Police, Mike Edmonson, was reportedly cleared of any wrongdoing by the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

  ‘I don’t understand': Resident demands explanation for $10,000 spike in water bill

A Gentilly resident says his water bill jumped to $13,438 in August, even though his water had been turned off for months.

  Bond set for man arrested in beating case of Andy Dick

New Orleans police arrested a man accused of knocking out actor Andy Dick in the French Quarter early Saturday morning outside of a popular club.

Homeowners challenge property assessments

Dozens of homeowners waited hours to file an appeal with the Assessor’s Office at a satellite location near Lakeview.

Historic flood fight in Mississippi River over, Corps says

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it is closing out its flood fight effort on the Mississippi River after 292 days because the water level has dropped below 11 feet at the Carrollton Gage.

NOBLE wraps up annual conference with memorial march and prayer service

African-American law enforcement officials from the United States and different parts of the world gathered in New Orleans Wednesday for a memorial march through Central City.

STPSO: Alabama inmate who walked away from work release program arrested in Mandeville

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says an Alabama man wanted after walking from a work release program was arrested along with two others in Mandeville Monday.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Deputy helps boy celebrate police-themed 4th Birthday

A 4-year-old’s day was made when he received a surprise from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Two men robbed by gunman on SUNO campus, NOPD says

Two men were the victims of an aggravated burglary in the housing area of Southern University at New Orleans campus.

Court receives NFL’s discovery responses in ‘NOLA No-Call’ lawsuit

A New Orleans lawyer says that they have received responses from the NFL regarding a “NOLA No-Call” lawsuit.

Two people injured in Morrison Rd. shooting

New Orleans Police are investigating a double shooting overnight in New Orleans East.

  City Council members want short term rental enforcement funding details

With a new set of short term rental rules and regulations, many are eager to see them enforced. But first, some city council members want to make sure the money set aside for enforcement is actually being spent on it.

  Hundreds pack meeting with concerns on 2020 assessment, desperate for answers

The Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office said so far, they’ve received 1,200 formal appeals and estimate they'll get at almost 4,000 more.

  Algae in Lake Pontchartrain, Gulf Coast beaches can be fatal to pets

Lake experts and veterinarian warn pet owners to keep animals away from lakes, ponds and beaches with potentially toxic algae.

  State Police: Medical marijuana no excuse when driving

While medical marijuana is now legal in Louisiana, experts warn patients will not be exempt from driving under its influence. And, some employers might not tolerate the treatment.

  Video: Alleged attack on Andy Dick captured by French Quarter surveillance camera

Surveillance video shows the alleged attack against controversial comedian Andy Dick who says he was sucker-punched, knocked unconscious and put in the ICU after his French Quarter show last weekend.

Man missing from edge of French Quarter since Wednesday

The New Orleans Police Department is trying to find a 49-year-old man who has been missing since an argument with his girlfriend near the French Quarter.

  Property tax assessment deadline approaches for those who qualify

New Orleans homeowners who are looking to catch a break on their new property tax assessment will need to act quick. Next week is the deadline for elderly homeowners, veterans, or those with a disability to apply for a freeze.

  Gr8 Neighbors bring cheer and style to nursing home residents

Volunteers bring fresh hairstyles and lots of cheer to nursing home residents in Thibodaux

  Homeowners push to extend appeal deadline amid high home assessments

The family home is something Lance Rodney has helped his father, Ernest care for and maintain for years. He hoped to keep it in their family for generations to come.

Jordy Robertson, father of Saints super-fan, charged with fraud, drug trafficking

Court documents revealed Medicaid was used to pay for all of Robertson's now-teenage son’s medical expenses, not the thousands of dollars raised through the It Takes Lives to Save Lives foundation.

  Andy Dick attacked after French Quarter show, representative says

A representative for Andy Dick says the controversial comedian was sucker punched, knocked unconscious and put in the ICU after a performance in the French Quarter early Saturday (Aug. 10).

New Orleans man sentenced to 18 years for molesting 2 young children

A 54-year-old New Orleans East man has admitted to molesting two young children over the course of several years, starting when one was 9 and the other just 3-years-old, the DA said.

  FOX 8 Defenders: City takes action against 18-wheelers parking on N.O. East street

Neighbors contacted the FOX 8 Defenders for help dealing with 18-wheelers parked in their neighborhood. Now, the mayor and a city councilwoman are taking action.

  Superdome renovation deal could go up for vote Thursday

The governor said a new Saints deal could include $450 million in Superdome renovations, part of a long-term effort to keep the team in New Orleans.