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  D.A. creates a multi-agency unit to prosecute human trafficking cases

  Pipe bursts leading to major work on Lakeview street

Zack: A Weak Front Arrives For The Weekend

Recall: Peanut butter cookies sold at Winn-Dixie

VIDEO: Man smashes through vehicle window, burglarizes car

Walmart hiring 140 for Hammond distribution center; starting pay at $17 an hour

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DA indicts woman for murder in New Orleans East

  With or without Brees, Saints expectation is still the Super Bowl according to Alvin Kamara

Payton: Noise will be factor for rookie center, starting QB in Seattle game

La. ranks second in nation for violence against women, according to report

Prosecutors create sex and labor trafficking unit in New Orleans

NOPD: Liberty Bank branch robbed by suspect posing as service worker

ROAD CLOSURES: I-10 shut down between Winnie and Beaumont

I-10 shut down between Winnie and Beaumont

Candidates ready for first Louisiana Governor’s race debate

The three major candidates for Louisiana governor are facing off in their first debate

  S&WB officials say lack off funding is slowing cleanup of underground drainage canals

The Sewerage and Water Board says it simply does not have the money to continue to keep cleaning underground drainage canals.

  Thousands of Kenner residents with abnormally high water bills due to estimated readings

According to water officials, the spike is due to estimated readings, which they said was a last resort when they had an abnormally high turnover rate for their hired meter readers.

  Proposal to raise Mandeville lakefront seawall met with mixed reactions

Drew Brees out of surgery; posts a ‘thumbs up’ on social media

  Proposed constitutional amendment could help New Orleans increase affordable housing

  Whale beached along the Mississippi Gulf Coast is out of critical condition

  Saints fans hope for best as Brees undergoes surgery

Thibodaux man arrested with a half pound of cocaine

Girl reported missing from eastern New Orleans

New Orleans Police want the public’s assistance in locating a 14-year-old girl reported as a runaway.

Drew Brees heads into thumb surgery with Brittany by his side

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is having surgery on his injured thumb Wednesday (Sept. 18).

Chemical burn in LSU lab sends 1 to hospital

An incident in a lab on LSU’s campus sent one person to the hospital with chemical burns.

  Payton: Drew Brees won’t go on IR; team will go with 2 QBs

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton said Wednesday (Sept. 18) he does not plan to place quarterback Drew Brees on the injured reserve list.

NOPD searching for two suspects involved in Seventh Ward armed robbery

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating two suspects accused of robbing a man in the Seventh Ward earlier this month.

Sewerage and Water Board to change method for billing estimates

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans said it’s making major changes to estimate customers’ water use in instances a meter can’t be read.

NOPD: Suspects steal six canisters of money from Gentilly ATM

The New Orleans Police Department is searching for two suspects who stole money from an ATM in Gentilly Tuesday morning.

Man injured after shooting in Leonidas neighborhood

The New Orleans Police Department says a man was injured following a shooting in the Leonidas neighborhood early Wednesday morning.

  Zack: Plenty of Heat, A Spotty Shower Possible

High heat with the chance for a passing shower is how your Wednesday forecast will play out.

  Woman survives being thrown out of moving car by abusive ex, now telling her story for other victims

A New Orleans woman survived severe domestic abuse, including being thrown from a moving vehicle on the Interstate. Now, Telva Wells is speaking out for the first time publicly and hoping to raise awareness, as well as money, for those struggling with abuse.

  Heart of Louisiana: Bousillage House

On the outside, it just looks like an old house, well-worn but still livable. But, when you step inside, the aging structure is full of treasures that its owner, J.D. Soileau, chose to tell a story of how people lived a century ago

  Brees in ‘excellent’ hands with Los Angeles specialist, local expert says

Dr. Eric George of the Hand Center of Louisiana knows Shin in a professional capacity, and says there's no one better to be Brees’ surgeon.

  New Orleans juvenile jail renamed ahead of reforms

The $3 million will fund a facility that will soon add 28 new beds, as well as protective equipment for staff.

  In La. governor’s race, Abraham and Edwards campaigns respond to new attack ads by Rispone

The race for governor intensifies as GOP candidate Eddie Rispone targets fellow Republican candidate Ralph Abraham in a new attack ad

Tracking three storms across Atlantic Basin

More storms likely into October

  St. John Sheriff defends deputy seen on video carrying a high school student out of cafeteria

St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Trege said he is standing by a deputy after a video circulating social media showed him restraining and removing an East St. John High School student from the cafeteria.

Imelda wind gusts topple small planes at Baton Rouge airport

Video provided to WAFB appears to show violent winds flowing through a hanger at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Brees will have surgery on Wednesday, timetable for return uncertain

Brees will have the surgery done in Los Angeles

Nicondra: Tropical Storm Imelda forms along the Texas coast

Tropical Storm Imelda formed near the Texas coast bringing increased rain chances to our west.

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

She joined ABC News in 1988 and was co-anchor with Sam Donaldson of the Sunday political show “This Week” from 1996 to 2002.

  Burrow’s stats ignite Heisman Trophy talk

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow’s furious start has ignited Heisman Trophy conversation, but the confident QB says that kind of talk in September is pretty insignificant.

  'Bizarre’ videos show masked man lurking around Uptown homes

Unsettling doorbell cam video has some Uptown neighbors on edge.

  Saints franchise will look to head coach, other team leaders in QB Brees’ absence

With Brees out for only the second time in his 13-year career with the Saints, sports analyst Jeff Duncan said in the franchise’s history, this will be one of the biggest tests of the team’s durability, resilience and teamwork.

Documents reveal more about the unrest in Diamondhead

The Diamondhead Property Owner’s Association wants to remove Mayor Tommy Schafer from the Diamondhead POA Collaborative Committee and replace him with someone else.

NOPD: Woman shot in New Orleans East

A woman was shot in the leg in New Orleans East Monday night (Sept. 16), according to New Orleans police.

New Orleans launches forgivable loan program for home health and safety improvements

If you qualify, you could get up to $35,000 in a 10-year, no interest loan with no down payment in order to make necessary health and life safety improvements.

  Gr8 Neighbor: JPSO Deputy uses fallen officer’s patrol car to lift others up

When a police officer loses their life in Louisiana, fellow officers pay tribute, usually at an annual memorial. But, one Jefferson Parish deputy decided to take it a step further, putting a photo of the fallen officer on the side windows of an old patrol unit car.

  Oil prices rise over attack in Saudi Arabia, members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation respond

Energy experts say oil prices are expected to rise over the attack in Saudi Arabia.

  Brees’ recovery could take 4 weeks, local orthopedic surgeons say

Two doctors weigh in on Brees Injury

  'I am irrevocably disgusted’: Influential New Orleans tourism official slams NFL refs

"I hate conspiracy theories. Don’t believe in them. But it is not statistically possible for some of the finest referees in the NFL to continually screw the Saints players and organization.”

Federal law enforcement agent arrested for defamation

A federal law enforcement agent and former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested Monday (Sept. 16) for defamation.

Gulf disturbance brings Texas flood threat

Flooding rains possible over Southeast Texas

Statewide alert issued after cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana; 13 cases so far

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) says 13 cases of pulmonary illness linked to vaping have been reported in Louisiana. A statewide alert was first issued Thursday, Sept. 5 when 9 cases were reported.

Man facing murder charge in Thibodaux fatal shooting

A Thibodaux man was booked into jail on a second-degree murder charge after a fatal shooting late Sunday night.

‘God was watching me’: Lone survivor shares photos and recounts fiery, deadly I-12 crash

Leanna McCrea says being alive is “more than enough” after she was involved in a deadly crash on I-12.

VIDEO: Porch pirate caught stealing package from Camp Street home

The subject is caught on camera opening the package and then making off with the contents

Ian Rapoport: Drew Brees has torn ligament; out at least 6 weeks

Drew Brees has a torn ligament and will likely be out several weeks

After Further Review: Brees injury puts his run of durability in perspective

Sean Fazende gives his take on Drew Brees' injury

Overtime Podcast #70 - Saints lose to Rams, Brees Injury & Reffing Repeat

Sean Fazende phones in Sunday night from Los Angeles to make sense of the Saints’ loss to the Rams with Chris Hagan. They discuss Drew Brees’ injury, Cam Jordan’s fumble return touchdown that was prematurely whistled dead and the offense’s troubles before and after Brees’ departure.

  'We’re still Saints fans even when they lose’: Fans react to loss against Rams

After another painful loss to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday night (Sept. 15), many Saints fans said they were pretty certain they knew exactly what lead to the game’s outcome.

Rams win after Brees suffers thumb injury, refs take Saints defensive TD off the board

Saints fall to 1-1 on the season

Coast Guard rescues man after plane crashes into the Gulf of Mexico

A man was rescued from a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday afternoon (Sept. 15), according to the United States Coast Guard.

Nicondra: Gulf Low Triggers Coastal Storms

Even with the brief respite we can expect another hot week with highs well above the long term average. High pressure will remain in control for the most part.

Brees questionable to return with a thumb injury

Drew Brees has missed one game because of injury in his 13-plus year NFL tenure

  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.

NOPD: Pizza delivery driver robbed during delivery

The New Orleans Police Department says a pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint overnight during a delivery.

Sean Payton reportedly agrees to 5-year extension

As the Saints prepare to take on the Los Angeles Rams looking for their first 2-0 start in six years, head coach Sean Payton has reportedly agreed to a 5-year extension.

  ‘It could have saved a life’: Drivers call for barricades after fiery crash in Livingston Parish kills 2

A Department of Transportation spokesman said plan to install those barricades is in the works and should begin later this year.

Louisiana surplus estimate grows to $500M, up from $300M

Louisiana's latest surplus will be larger than expected, reaching $500 million, rather than the $300 million previously discussed.

Nicondra: Heat continues through the weekend

We saw a bit of a break across parts of the area south of Lake Pontchartrain as clouds and some showers along the coast associated with tropical wave moving through the Gulf of Mexico.

Woman accused of striking officer in the face with high heel during fight

An arrest document states Shannon Bouya, 26, faces multiple charges after striking an officer in the face, throwing closed fist punches, and kicking officers during an altercation Saturday, Sept. 14.

  Zack: Coastal Showers, Otherwise Hot

A few spotty storms return to the forecast for the weekend.

Boil water advisory lifted for areas of New Orleans East

Sewerage and Water Board has lifted a boil water advisory that was issued for areas of New Orleans East Thursday night.

Peak Season: Five areas being watched by the hurricane center

It’s the peak of hurricane season as a total of five systems are located in the Atlantic.

Man injured in shooting near SUNO student housing

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting near Southern University of New Orleans.

Rare whale found with shark bite marks now recovering at IMMS

A rare melon-headed whale that was reported by a South Mississippi fishermen has been rescued and is being cared for by the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport.

NOPD: 1 man shot in Algiers

One man is injured during a shooting in Algiers, according to New Orleans Police.

Motorcyclist killed on I-10, struck guardrail

A motorcyclist was killed after striking a guardrail while traveling westbound on I-10, according to New Orleans Police.