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  • NOPD officer who saved woman during flooding will be honored by council

    NOPD officer who saved woman during flooding will be honored by council

    A New Orleans Police Officer who saved a woman during last week's flooding will be honored this week by the city council. 

    A New Orleans Police Officer who saved a woman during last week's flooding will be honored this week by the city council. 

  • Firefighters find man dead inside burned trailer in Livingston Parish

    Firefighters find man dead inside burned trailer in Livingston Parish

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:08 AM EDT2018-05-22 12:08:56 GMT
    East Street in Springfield (Source: Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal)East Street in Springfield (Source: Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal)
    East Street in Springfield (Source: Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal)East Street in Springfield (Source: Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal)

    Officials are investigating a fire that left a man dead and three pets badly injured early Tuesday morning. The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal reported a 54-year-old man was found dead inside a burned manufactured home in Springfield.

    Officials are investigating a fire that left a man dead and three pets badly injured early Tuesday morning. The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal reported a 54-year-old man was found dead inside a burned manufactured home in Springfield.

  • CPSO's "Click It or Ticket" campaign sends more officers on the road

    CPSO's "Click It or Ticket" campaign sends more officers on the road

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:08 AM EDT2018-05-22 12:08:29 GMT
    (Source: CPSO.com)(Source: CPSO.com)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Look out for increased officers on the road during the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office "Click It or Ticket" campaign.  "Click It or Ticket" was created in an effort to save lives through awareness of increased seat belt use. The campaign is backed with grant funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  Nearly half of passengers, 48 percent, killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained, according to research from the National Highway Traffic S...

    Look out for increased officers on the road during the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office "Click It or Ticket" campaign.  "Click It or Ticket" was created in an effort to save lives through awareness of increased seat belt use. The campaign is backed with grant funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  Nearly half of passengers, 48 percent, killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained, according to research from the National Highway Traffic S...

  • Cantrell addressing city's preparations for rain events

    Cantrell addressing city's preparations for rain events

    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo

    Some home and business owners haven't fully dried out after Friday's flooding. 

    Some home and business owners haven't fully dried out after Friday's flooding. 

  • Shooting leaves 1 injured, injuries don't appear life-threatening

    Shooting leaves 1 injured, injuries don't appear life-threatening

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-05-22 11:22:45 GMT
    Lorraine Street in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)Lorraine Street in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)

    One man was injured in an apparent shooting in Baton Rouge late Monday night. It happened on Lorraine Street near Breckenridge Avenue around 11:45 p.m.

    One man was injured in an apparent shooting in Baton Rouge late Monday night. It happened on Lorraine Street near Breckenridge Avenue around 11:45 p.m.

  • VIDEO: Suspect shatters Dollar Tree glass door during burglary

    VIDEO: Suspect shatters Dollar Tree glass door during burglary

    The suspect breaks through the glass and crawls through the door. Source: NOPDThe suspect breaks through the glass and crawls through the door. Source: NOPD

    The New Orleans Police Department is searching for three suspects wanted in connection with a business burglary that happened at a Dollar Tree on Saturday.

    The New Orleans Police Department is searching for three suspects wanted in connection with a business burglary that happened at a Dollar Tree on Saturday.

  • Haughton man pleads guilty to selling meth from Dallas

    Haughton man pleads guilty to selling meth from Dallas

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 11:15:08 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    A Haughton man will face jail time after he pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamines from Dallas. 

    A Haughton man will face jail time after he pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamines from Dallas. 

  • HAPPENING TODAY: Watching 'Invest 90L' closely

    HAPPENING TODAY: Watching 'Invest 90L' closely

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:17 AM EDT2018-05-22 10:17:14 GMT

    Headlines for local news, national news, weather, traffic, sports, and entertainment. 

    Headlines for local news, national news, weather, traffic, sports, and entertainment. 

  • Shelby: Pop-up storms expected

    Shelby: Pop-up storms expected

    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8

    The latest weather forecast from Your Weather Authority.

    The latest weather forecast from Your Weather Authority.

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Memorial Day weekend looks to be wet

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Memorial Day weekend looks to be wet

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:04 AM EDT2018-05-22 10:04:45 GMT
    First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

  • Patients benefiting from new procedure to treat depression

    Patients benefiting from new procedure to treat depression

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-05-22 09:32:54 GMT

    Some people suffering from depression are finding hope in a procedure now being performed at Willis-Knighton Rehabilitation Institute.

    Some people suffering from depression are finding hope in a procedure now being performed at Willis-Knighton Rehabilitation Institute.

  • Miss USA hosts, performers, others walk the red carpet ahead of finals

    Miss USA hosts, performers, others walk the red carpet ahead of finals

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:30 AM EDT2018-05-22 09:30:26 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    Tonight is the night contestants from throughout the United States have been preparing a year for - the Miss USA finals. One candidate will be picked to represent the United States for the next year and to compete in the Miss Universe contest.

    Tonight is the night contestants from throughout the United States have been preparing a year for - the Miss USA finals. One candidate will be picked to represent the United States for the next year and to compete in the Miss Universe contest.

  • Staying active indoors this summer

    Staying active indoors this summer

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:19 AM EDT2018-05-22 09:19:13 GMT
    (Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)(Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)
    (Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)(Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)

    With temperatures often reaching the triple digits during summertime in Southwest Louisiana, it can be difficult to stay outside and get exercise.

    With temperatures often reaching the triple digits during summertime in Southwest Louisiana, it can be difficult to stay outside and get exercise.

  • La. lawmakers head back to Capitol for special session to tackle budget crisis

    La. lawmakers head back to Capitol for special session to tackle budget crisis

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:18 AM EDT2018-05-22 09:18:46 GMT
    Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB)Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB)
    Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB)Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB)

    A last-ditch effort to avoid $650 million in cuts to programs you use every day will begin Tuesday. Louisiana lawmakers will gavel in a special session to deal with the state's budget crisis.

    A last-ditch effort to avoid $650 million in cuts to programs you use every day will begin Tuesday. Louisiana lawmakers will gavel in a special session to deal with the state's budget crisis.

  • Louisiana man arrested for failure to notify as a sex offender

    Louisiana man arrested for failure to notify as a sex offender

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:17 AM EDT2018-05-22 09:17:35 GMT
    The Lake Charles Police Department says it arrested a man for failing to register and notify as a sex offender after moving to Lake Charles. The department says Damien Prater moved from Cottonport and did not let the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office or the Lake Charles Police Department know of his status. Prater was convicted in 2011 for carnal knowledge of a juvenile. His victim was 16 years old at the time. He was arrested on two counts of failure to notify and register as a se...
    The Lake Charles Police Department says it arrested a man for failing to register and notify as a sex offender after moving to Lake Charles. The department says Damien Prater moved from Cottonport and did not let the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office or the Lake Charles Police Department know of his status. Prater was convicted in 2011 for carnal knowledge of a juvenile. His victim was 16 years old at the time. He was arrested on two counts of failure to notify and register as a se...
  • LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away; visitation and funeral arrangements set

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away; visitation and funeral arrangements set

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:58 AM EDT2018-05-22 08:58:25 GMT
    Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

  • More restaurants mandated to include calorie labels

    More restaurants mandated to include calorie labels

    More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)
    More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)

    Beginning this month restaurant chains will be required by the FDA to list calorie values on their menus.

    Beginning this month restaurant chains will be required by the FDA to list calorie values on their menus.

  • LSU AgCenter could face budget cuts

    LSU AgCenter could face budget cuts

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:31:39 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    It's crunch time for Louisiana lawmakers.  Tuesday they begin a second special session to figure out the state's budget mess. The end of some temporary taxes means the state will face an estimated $650 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins July 1st.  During the regular session lawmakers could only make cuts to balance the budget, but in the special session tax hikes are back in play.  Governor John Bel Edwards wants increased sales taxes to bridge the budge...

    It's crunch time for Louisiana lawmakers.  Tuesday they begin a second special session to figure out the state's budget mess. The end of some temporary taxes means the state will face an estimated $650 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins July 1st.  During the regular session lawmakers could only make cuts to balance the budget, but in the special session tax hikes are back in play.  Governor John Bel Edwards wants increased sales taxes to bridge the budge...

  • Zurik: From casinos to cabs, concerns about ethics dog NOLA senator

    Zurik: From casinos to cabs, concerns about ethics dog NOLA senator

    Photo of Sen. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, from his Twitter page.Photo of Sen. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, from his Twitter page.

    A local ethics expert says a potential conflict of interest by a state senator could get the attention of the La. Supreme Court. That's because the senator never disclosed that possible conflict when he discussed a bill in the legislature.

    A local ethics expert says a potential conflict of interest by a state senator could get the attention of the La. Supreme Court. That's because the senator never disclosed that possible conflict when he discussed a bill in the legislature.

  • Hospitality leaders amped for potential economic impact of Super Bowl 2024

    Hospitality leaders amped for potential economic impact of Super Bowl 2024

    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo

    Gayle Benson is just a day away from presenting proposal to bring the Super Bowl back to New Orleans. It's an invitation exclusively for the Crescent City, making it the only candidate in what's usually a competitive process.

    Gayle Benson is just a day away from presenting proposal to bring the Super Bowl back to New Orleans. It's an invitation exclusively for the Crescent City, making it the only candidate in what's usually a competitive process.

  • Alleged Facebook Live killer will undergo a psychological exam before pleading to charges

    Alleged Facebook Live killer will undergo a psychological exam before pleading to charges

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:55:43 GMT
    Alleged Facebook Live killer Johnathan Tremaine Robinson, 36, of Shreveport (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)Alleged Facebook Live killer Johnathan Tremaine Robinson, 36, of Shreveport (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Relatives of a mother of three who was fatally shot while allegedly being forced to stream a live apology on Facebook are upset that her accused killer’s attorney may be working toward an insanity plea.

    Relatives of a mother of three who was fatally shot while allegedly being forced to stream a live apology on Facebook are upset that her accused killer’s attorney may be working toward an insanity plea.

  • Winner of 2018 Miss USA pageant in Shreveport-Bossier

    Winner of 2018 Miss USA pageant in Shreveport-Bossier

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:25:05 GMT
    (Source: Miss USA)(Source: Miss USA)

    Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers has been crowned 2018 Miss USA Monday night. 

    Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers has been crowned 2018 Miss USA Monday night. 

  • New interim leadership nominees selected for S&WB

    New interim leadership nominees selected for S&WB

    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo

    We are learning more about who may serve as acting executive director of the Orleans Sewerage and Water Board after an ad hoc committee nominated the current general superintendent and a board attorney who was recently featured in a FOX 8-Lee Zurik investigation.

    We are learning more about who may serve as acting executive director of the Orleans Sewerage and Water Board after an ad hoc committee nominated the current general superintendent and a board attorney who was recently featured in a FOX 8-Lee Zurik investigation.

  • Shreveport building 2.4 acre park near downtown

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:48:14 GMT
    A part of Shreveport's downtown area will be getting a facelift in the coming months. (Source: City of Shreveport)A part of Shreveport's downtown area will be getting a facelift in the coming months. (Source: City of Shreveport)
    Source: City of ShreveportSource: City of Shreveport

    A part of Shreveport's downtown area will be getting a facelift in the coming months. 

    A part of Shreveport's downtown area will be getting a facelift in the coming months. 

  • Low-pressure Gulf system upgraded to Invest 90L

    Low-pressure Gulf system upgraded to Invest 90L

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:46:10 GMT

    WAFB Meteorologist Steve Caparotta said the low pressure system is headed into the Gulf of Mexico this week, potentially bringing in heavy rain for our area. 

    WAFB Meteorologist Steve Caparotta said the low pressure system is headed into the Gulf of Mexico this week, potentially bringing in heavy rain for our area. 

  • Homeowners fight against curbside garbage pile in their neighborhood

    Homeowners fight against curbside garbage pile in their neighborhood

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:26:02 GMT
    (Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA)(Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA)

    Imagine spending thousands and thousands of dollars to renovate your older home along with many of your neighbors. Now imagine piles of garbage, broken furniture, even clothing all dumped at the curb next door for weeks. It's prompted action.

    Imagine spending thousands and thousands of dollars to renovate your older home along with many of your neighbors. Now imagine piles of garbage, broken furniture, even clothing all dumped at the curb next door for weeks. It's prompted action.

  • LCPD looking for suspect in 12th Street shooting

    LCPD looking for suspect in 12th Street shooting

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:02:18 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)(Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    A shooting on 12th Street leaves a victim with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lt. Richard Harrell, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. A victim was shot multiple times but doesn't have any injuries, said Harrell. The suspect has not been apprehended, according to Harrell. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    A shooting on 12th Street leaves a victim with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lt. Richard Harrell, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman. A victim was shot multiple times but doesn't have any injuries, said Harrell. The suspect has not been apprehended, according to Harrell. KPLC will continue to update this story as we receive more information. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • Graduation Chaos: Dozens locked out at Barbe High School Graduation

    Graduation Chaos: Dozens locked out at Barbe High School Graduation

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:26:56 GMT
    (Source: charmedladyk)(Source: charmedladyk)

    It was a great day for graduating students at Barbe High School yesterday. However,its the families of some of those students that missed out on the enjoyment that a graduation brings; some driving near and far to watch their loved ones walk across the stage, yet never gaining entry into the building. Each year, Barbe holds its commencement exercises at Burton Coliseum. A facility that is run by the state, which requires the enforcement of strict safety codes mandated by the Louisia...

    It was a great day for graduating students at Barbe High School yesterday. However,its the families of some of those students that missed out on the enjoyment that a graduation brings; some driving near and far to watch their loved ones walk across the stage, yet never gaining entry into the building. Each year, Barbe holds its commencement exercises at Burton Coliseum. A facility that is run by the state, which requires the enforcement of strict safety codes mandated by the Louisia...

  • Shreveport-Bossier takes center stage in Miss USA pageant

    Shreveport-Bossier takes center stage in Miss USA pageant

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:04:35 GMT
    All eyes are on Shreveport-Bossier as 51 contestants hit the stage to become the next Miss USA. (Source: KSLA News 12)All eyes are on Shreveport-Bossier as 51 contestants hit the stage to become the next Miss USA. (Source: KSLA News 12)
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    All eyes will be on Shreveport-Bossier when 51 contestants hit the stage to become the next Miss USA. 

    All eyes will be on Shreveport-Bossier when 51 contestants hit the stage to become the next Miss USA. 

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