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Court documents: Woman accused of impersonating a public defender arrested on fraud charges

Watch: Former Governor Kathleen Blanco laid to rest

  ‘I will love her forever’: Husband Glynn Boyd gives emotional eulogy at Nancy Parker’s memorial

  Celebrating Nancy Parker: Friends rally around family in time of tragedy

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

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

  Delta Sigma Theta sorority honors Nancy Parker in Omega Omega farewell service

Tropical downpours possible all weekend

  City takes action after FOX 8 Defenders report on 18-wheelers

NOPD: Man married to three women, wanted for bigamy

'We lost a real Louisianian’: Hundreds pay last respects to Gov. Kathleen Blanco

Chinese national indicted in South Mississippi case named drug kingpin by U.S. government

A Chinese national at the center of an international drug trafficking investigation that started in South Mississippi is now officially considered a drug kingpin by the U.S. government.

Delta Sigma Theta holds public ceremony for Nancy Parker on Thursday

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold a ceremony for Nancy Parker on Thursday night. Nancy was a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, which is a service sorority. The New Orleans Alumnae Chapter will hold an Omega Omega service at 7 p.m. at the McDonogh #35 High School.

  RECIPES: Chef John Folse makes Nancy’s favorite dishes

Chef John Folse remembers Nancy Parker by joining Morning Edition to create two of her favorite dishes. Here are his recipes and directions for recreating the meals in your own kitchen

NOPD: Woman dead in New Orleans East Double shooting

A woman was killed and a male victim injured in the 4700 block of Viola Street.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

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

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

  Car removed from Mid-City sewerage system

Tropical wave could bring a wet weekend

Tensions surrounding gun violence grow after false alarm of armed intruder at LSU

NOPD investigating New Orleans East shooting

A person was shot in the West Lake area of New Orleans East Wednesday night (Aug. 21), according to New Orleans police.

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

A man accused of stabbing 21-year-old Taylor Friloux to death during the 2016 armed robbery of a Kenner Raising Canes has been found incompetent for trial.

Metairie shooting leaves woman in critical condition

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of Howard Avenue.

  Superdome Commission honors memory of Nancy Parker, Kathleen Blanco

A state board overseeing the Superdome paused to honor the legacies of Nancy Parker and former Gov. Kathleen Blanco on Wednesday.

  Drew Brees, Sean Payton mourn for Nancy Parker

Even as the Saints prepare for the next preseason match-up, Drew Brees and Sean Payton took the time to share words of sympathy and encouragement.

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

Slidell Police arrested two adults after a kindergarten student was found with three bags of cocaine at a Slidell school Tuesday morning.

  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.

  Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority honors Kathleen Blanco

The late former governor was instrumental in the formation of the CPRA.

Police charge Bogalusa man with murder after 8-month old girl dies

A Bogalusa man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of an 8-month-old girl after police say she was killed by blunt force trauma.

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,

After Further Review: Saints updated roster projection

Sean Fazende gives his latest Saints roster projection

Officer likely behind LSU intruder situation was on campus to educate students about online safety

An armed officer from the A.G.'s office was on campus as part of LSU's Welcome Week activities.

  ‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

LSU officials gave the all clear on campus just minutes before 5 p.m. after reports came in hours earlier of an armed intruder on campus at Coates Hall.

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

I-10 East at Veterans Boulevard has been reopened following an accident Wednesday morning.

  Zack: Midweek Mixture of Sun & Storms

A typical August day is expected with pop up showers and storms most likely from late morning into the afternoon.

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

While much of New Orleans mourns the losses of Nancy Parker and pilot Franklin Augustus, for some the tragedy is doubly painful.

Mandeville man wanted for impersonating an officer at convenience store

Mandeville police are searching for a man who allegedly caused a “disturbance” and impersonated an officer at a convenience story Sunday (Aug. 19).

  Heart of Louisiana: Multicultural Center of the South

The Multicultural Center of the South is a museum that recognizes the fact that the people living in a particular area likely have roots that stretch around the world

  Local medical marijuana pharmacy is up and running

Nine pharmacies are allowed to sell medical marijuana in Louisiana.

NOPD: Man shot in 7th Ward

A 22-year-old man was shot on St. Bernard Avenue Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 20).

  Sharp decline in human West Nile cases, but still work to be done

Nine cases of West Nile have been reported in Louisiana this year, down from 53 in 2017.

  LSU students shaken, but pleased with school’s response to armed intruder scare

An armed intruder scare came just days after new freshmen moved into their dorms at LSU. While they said the situation was scary, they were put at ease by the way the school handled it.

  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.

  Louisiana reports first human West Nile virus cases for 2019

In comparison, the department reported 53 West Nile virus cases at this time last year.

  A Poem for Nancy by Habibullah Saleem

Poet Habibullah Saleem shared a poem in honor of Nancy Parker.

  ‘She saw into your heart': Longtime colleague Bob Breck remembers Nancy Parker

Longtime FOX 8 meteorologist Bob Breck worked alongside Nancy Parker for more than 20 years and joined the morning show crew Tuesday (Aug. 20), to reflect on the impact made by his coworker and friend.

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.

  Weekend could be stormy

Heavy downpours possible

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.

  S&WB to ask business leaders for more money

The Sewerage and Water Board will ask downtown New Orleans business leaders to increase millage funding.

  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.

  Some who worked with Gov. Blanco recall her strength after Hurricane Katrina

Former Governor Kathleen Blanco is remembered fondly by some who worked closely with her during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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.

Rain stays in the forecast

Heavy downpours at times

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).

Louisiana’s first female governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dies at 76

Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco died at the age of 76.

  Remembering Kathleen Blanco: 1942 - 2019

Kathleen Blanco died Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18), surrounded by her husband Raymond, her children and other loved ones. She was 77 years old and lived a life defined by trailblazing firsts.

  Remembering Nancy Parker: Devoted journalist, loving wife and mother

Nancy Parker was a storyteller, friend, wife and mother.

  '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.

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.

  '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.

Plane in fatal crash appeared to have engine problems, investigators say

Investigators say the plane involved in a fatal crash in New Orleans East appeared to have engine problems before it crashed Friday afternoon (Aug. 16), according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

  Former WAFB anchor Nancy Parker dies in plane crash

Former WAFB news anchor, Nancy Parker, was killed in a small plane crash in New Orleans East Friday, Aug. 16.

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.

Husband Glynn Boyd: Nancy ‘dearest and most wonderful person in my life’

Nancy Parker was married to Glynn Boyd, a former television journalist and current public information officer for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  Gray CEO Hilton Howell: Nancy had ‘unwavering passion for New Orleans’

Gray Chairman and CEO Hilton Howell, Jr. released a statement Friday on the tragic death of WVUE News Anchor Nancy Parker

  Community reacts to the death of Nancy Parker

Award-winning journalist Nancy Parker was killed in a small plane crash on Friday. She was 53.