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  A slice of Carnival: Evolution of the king cake

Traditional king cakes have evolved and keep bakers on their toes

  Sewerage & Water Board says it will inspect every part of New Orleans’ drainage system

  Zurik: FOX 8 investigation discovers additional discrepancies with more city inspectors at Hard Rock Hotel site

  PANO supports NOFD union dispute; both going years without city contracts

  Gov. Edwards, others urge Louisiana residents to embrace the 2020 Census

  Heart of Louisiana: Dance and Feathers

  Tulane center to begin research for coronavirus vaccine

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  “He got some more left in him”: Saints fans react to news of Drew Brees’ return next season

  Zurik: City inspector signed off on Hard Rock Hotel work without proper certification

  Hard Rock victims and their families react to City Hall investigation over inspections

Car burglars strike UNO campus during their annual Mardi Gras parade

Pearl River County residents keep close eye on river

LSU football spring game to be played at Southern University

  Rainy Thursday expected.

Drier trend for weekend

Covington daycare worker arrested for felony child abuse

The Covington Police Department arrested a daycare worker on suspicion of child abuse.

City announces 5-year drainage system inspection plan

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans announced a comprehensive 5-year drainage system inspection plan on Tuesday that is expected provide a complete condition survey of the New Orleans drainage system.

After Further Review: Five takes from Drew Brees return in 2020

Sean Fazende gives his five takes on Drew Brees return

Saints players react to Brees announcement on social media

  Brees will ‘make another run’ in 2020

Drew Brees says he wants to return to the New Orleans Saints in Instagram post

Nicondra: A front moves in mid-week

  Trump pardons Edward DeBartolo Jr., former San Francisco 49ers owner

Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus

Pearl River crested at 36.7′ in Jackson; MEMA and Governor Reeves give latest info

After his meeting, he will update on the city’s current situation and updated plan of action for the Pearl River flooding impacting Northeast Jackson communities.

All airport arrivals at Armstrong International delayed due to dense fog

The fog is not impacting departures

  Dense fog advisory through 10 a.m.

It is a foggy start to your Tuesday as a dense fog advisory is in effect through 10 a. m.

Truck destroys Dollar General in Hammond

Luckily no one was injured.

  A slice of Carnival: Unique flavors that take the cake

Christopher Nobles, the maven chocolatier at Piety and Desire Chocolate, is lighting up the classic king cake.

  FOX 8 Defenders: Group of model hopefuls out thousands is far-reaching, could become criminal case

After a FOX 8 Defenders investigation, we're learning the number of consumers who say they didn't get what was promised in their pursuit of a modeling career is far-reaching. Shelley Brown looks into whether what we exposed could be a criminal case.

  Video: Brazen criminal robs New Orleans East supermarket

“I was sitting down, and I just heard somebody says, give me the money"

  Zurik: City inspectors approved work at the Hard Rock Hotel site, but GPS shows they were not there

New Orleans City Hall officials are investigating whether employees signed off on inspections at the construction site of the Hard Rock Hotel without visiting the project. The site collapsed in October killing three men and leaving a scar on the city's skyline.

  Federal Judge says he arranged meeting with Archbishop and Saints communications executive

U.S. District Court Judge Jay Zainey says his only involvement in the matter was to see if Bensel could help facilitate meetings with the news media.

Arrests made after LSU students robbed at gunpoint inside dorm on Valentine’s Day; 3 still wanted

Two arrests have been made and three teens are still wanted after two LSU students were reportedly robbed at gunpoint inside a dorm on LSU’s campus on Valentine’s Day.

NOPD: Uber driver drove to wrong location before shooting at two riders

Uber driver Ahmad Ahmad was arrested after shooting at two people after picking them up at a bar in Downtown New Oreans.

Suspect arrested for theft of artists carts in the French Quarter, pushing them into Mississippi River

Landon Semones for booked for unauthorized entry into a business and 11 counts of theft

  Gretna renames street after Nancy Parker Boyd

The City of Gretna will unveil a new street sign on Monday in memory of former FOX 8 anchor Nancy Parker.

  Union leaders respond as NOFD dispute could extend beyond Mardi Gras

The theme of family took center stage as supporters stood behind dozens of firefighters amidst their labor dispute with city leaders.

  New suspect sketch in shooting of Gentilly mother and children

NOPD releases new sketch of suspect in 2017 Gentilly shooting of a mother and her children in their home.

NOPD: One man reported dead after accident on I-10 East Highrise

One man was left dead after an accident on I-10 East Highrise.

Sources: FBI, Department of Defense investigating New Orleans pain management office

Federal agencies are investigating a New Orleans-based pain management clinic, sources confirm to FOX 8 News. Agents were seen at the Louisiana Pain Specialists location on Prytania Street in New Orleans on Thursday.

Grandmother, mother arrested in case of Ochsner Hospital kidnapping

She helped her 12-year-old daughter and the grandmother escape to the Bogalusa Hotel

  Police: Complaint of inappropriate behavior between employees and students at Terrebonne HS

An investigation ins underway after officers received a complaint of inappropriate behavior of two employees with students

  Rain threatens some parades

Some days look dry

2 people injured in 7th Ward shooting

New Orleans police are investigating a shooting involving two victims that occurred in different locations of the Seventh Ward.

Nicondra: Spotty showers and fog remain in the forecast

We remain under a warm moist flow in the mid and upper levels through mid-week. Temperatures will be in the 70s and even peak near 80 on Tuesday.

Miss. ex-teacher indicted after driving into lake with baby in SUV

A former teacher in Mississippi has been indicted on an attempted murder charge after police say she drove into a lake with her 2-year-old daughter in her sport utility vehicle.

NOPD: Man jumps over counter, robs convenience store in eastern New Orleans

A convenience cashier was robbed by someone carrying a duffel bag and demanding money, according to an early police report from the NOPD.

Police: Driver ran red light causing Kenner fatal crash

Police say the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Airline Highway and Williams Boulevard

  A Slice of Carnival: Sweet treats made by the thousands

We are well into the thick of king cake season, but there's a good chance you haven't tried them all

JPSO: Man found shot to death inside vehicle in Harahan

The victim was found inside of a crashed vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

One injured in Mid-City shooting

Police responded to a call of a shooting near the intersection of South Carrollton Avenue and D’Hemecourt Street just after 7 p.m.

  Nicondra: Cloudy skies and spotty rain to start the week

Temperatures hover in the upper 50s and low 60s. We will not see much change through the overnight. Monday expect a few spotty showers and warmer temperatures. Highs should bounce back into the middle 70s.

Krewe of King Arthur unveils float honoring Nancy Parker

The Krewe of King Arthur honored FOX 8’s Nancy Parker during Sunday’s parade as they rode the Uptown parade route.

  Shooting on Lakeshore Drive involves Orleans Levee District Officer

The NOPD says the shooting happened at Franklin Ave. and Lakeshore Dr.

  Die-hard Carnival revelers brave early storms to claim coveted spots

While the rain wasn’t welcome for those who have the task of staking out their spot along St. Charles Avenue, it’s always worthwhile.

Metairie parades, Family Gras scheduled adjusted due to weather

The Krewe of Atlas will begin at 5 p.m. instead of 4 p.m.

  Chief McConnell accuses firefighters of staging sick out, union disagrees

New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell claims union leaders had firefighters stage a partial strike threatening public safety in an effort to bully the administration into meeting their demands.

Grandmother accused of kidnapping granddaughter from hospital at gunpoint arrested

Evelyn Miller, 66, was located in Bogalusa by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

NOPD: Four people shot in Central City

Police patroling the area responded to the shooting near the intersection of Dryades Street and Second Street after hearing gunshots.

PICS: Krewe de Paws is ‘bad to the bone’ in Olde Towne Slidell

The goal of the Krewe of Paws is to bring attention to Historic Olde Towne Slidell and to raise money for a number of animal assistance groups.

  Jefferson Parish looking to continue revitalizing Carnival with Family Gras 2020

Saturday’s Carnival festivities kicked off with a 5K race in Metairie followed by a day of Family Gras.

NOPD investigating two separate shootings

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating two separate shootings Friday night that left two people injured.

  Madhatters set for crazy inaugural run

Metairie carnival parades have always held a special place in the hearts of dentist Joey Lacoste and his wife Gwen. That love of carnival sparked an idea, as the two worried about the decline in Metairie parades.

  Saints linebacker Demario Davis makes his mark on and off the field

Only two years in the Black and Gold, Davis has established himself as one of the rocks in the Saints defense. He’s a team captain, has never missed a game, and thinks his best is yet to come.

JPSO searching for grandmother accused of taking grandchild from emergency room at gunpoint

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a grandmother who they say walked into a local emergency room armed with a gun and demanded the release of her grandchild.

  Republicans to focus on tort reform during upcoming legislative session

Tort reform expected to get a lot of attention at the State Capitol soon.

  Fire trucks won’t follow behind New Orleans parades

A change along the New Orleans parade routes this year. You won’t see the firetrucks which usually signal the end of a parade.

Barkus king and queen celebrated with feast

The king and queen of the Mystic Krewe of Barkus were celebrated earlier today at Galatoire’s.

Suspected multi-state theft ring busted stealing $69,000 worth of jewelry in La.

Hammond Police Department Chief Edwin Bergeron, Jr. said the arrests were made possible with the help of a bystander who photographed the vehicle as it fled a local jewelry store.

  Sentencing underway for three teenage carjackers

Closing argument are done in the sentencing of three teenage girls for a high profile carjacking in Gentilly two months ago.

Federal partnership nets human trafficking arrests as Mardi Gras season begins

Thousands of revelers are in New Orleans for the first big weekend of Mardi Gras season. And this year, some will see something different when it comes to carnival safety.

Two juveniles arrested in connection with 28 car break-ins in Uptown

The two juveniles were arrested in connection with 28 car burglaries that occurred from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4.

Zack: Cool sunshine through the first half of the weekend

The sun has made perfect timing arriving just in time for this Valentine’s Day Friday and that sun will continue through the first half of the upcoming weekend.

  Family searches for answers 5 years after Hano officer’s murder

For one Kenner mother, the pain of losing her son, shot in the line of duty, is just as real today, as the day it happened five years ago. Through her pain, she's formed an unbreakable bond with someone very close to the case, a bond she says has helped her to survive.

  Krewe of Cleopatra keeps rolling for nearly 50 years

There has always been something special about carnival for Delores "Tootie" Kepner. In 1972, Kepner and her husband came up with an idea to begin an all-female carnival krewe on the Westbank of New Orleans and Cleopatra was born.

  Judge rules hearing over Saints emails will be open

As an Orleans Civil Court judge ruled local media will have access to a hearing over Saints emails, in court filings, attorneys for alleged child sex abuse victims claim the team pulled community leaders into the handling of the church sex abuse fallout.

  Patriot Penalty: Deployed service members come home to find higher auto insurance rates

Service members who cancel their car insurance to serve overseas may come back to find higher rate quotes after telling companies they didn't have coverage because of deployment.

  NOFD union leaders believe the city isn’t moving fast enough to settle negotiations

Among the men and women who have chosen not to work excessive overtime at the New Orleans Fire department, union president Aaron Mischler says morale is at an all-time low.

SCPSO searching for missing Destrehan man

Deputies are searching for 30-year-old Jace Martin.

  Gov. Edwards is optimistic about his push to increase funding for early childhood learning

Gov. Edwards visits a New Orleans preschool as he fights to increase state funding for early childhood learning.

  Medics discuss safety measures for Carnival, first aid stations along routes

Eight first aid stations will be marked with Red Cross vehicles along parade routes.