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Hundreds of gallons of molasses cleaned from French Quarter street

Between 300 and 500 gallons of syrup leaked from a truck holding 4,000 gallons of liquid at the height of evening rush hour Monday (July 22).

  Burned body found near DeQuincy identified as Baton Rouge man, murder warrant issued for Iowa man

Three arrested after 2-month-old found malnourished in home

Joe Biden tours New Orleans community youth center

Mother who brought her 5-year-old dead child to hospital charged with her murder

  POLICE: Teen says ‘God told him to kill himself’ before he caused fiery crash that left woman dead

Mother of fallen ULM student travels to help others deal with grief

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Louisiana governor candidate Rispone releases first TV ad

  DRAINAGE DILEMMA: Homeowners concerned over status of FEMA mitigation dollars promised to capital-area parishes

Louisiana OMV rewrites policy after KSLA investigation

  $28 million LSU locker room renovation sparks heated debate

  Driver rescued from Lake Pontchartrain after crash on Twin Span arrested for DWI

La. teen’s family cling to cherished memories after a riptide led to her untimely death

  Louisiana secures $3 million from Equifax in largest data breach settlement in history

Louisiana will receive over $3 million of the largest data breach settlement in history.

  Downtown New Orleans business owners seek help after recurring floods

One of the CBD’s newer hotels got another scare from this weekend's rain event and guests were today being inconvenienced.

Southland Steel looking to hire welders for its new facility in Louisiana

Southland Steel Fabricators Inc. is looking to hire 70 welding positions for its new manufacturing facility in Amite, Louisiana.

Founding member of The Meters, Art Neville, passes away at age 81

Art Neville, founding member of The Meters and The Neville Brothers, has passed away according to family.

LSU grad lands big job at CBS News

Two juveniles who escaped from youth center now in custody

  Fish kills reported in Louisiana waterways following Hurricane Barry

Army Corps of Engineers begins closing bays at Bonnet Carré Spillway

Next phase of Bourbon St. reconstruction project to begin Monday

Fire at Washington Parish Jail forces partial evacuation of inmates

Dozens of businesses issued permits to sell CBD products in La.

Dozens of businesses were issued permits on July 15, 2019, by the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) to allow the legal sale of hemp-derived CBD products.

VIDEO: Drivers slosh through high water much to car owner’s dismay

Slow down when you’re driving through roads with high water.

  Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program graduates 171 cadets

Cadets from 64 different Louisiana parishes became graduates of the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

Louisiana governor’s tweet: Please don’t feed the alligators

Louisiana officials say people are seeing more alligators than usual because waterways are high, but it's a bad idea to feed them

NOPD: Man has bike stolen while walking on Lafitte Greenway

New Orleans Police say a biker was robbed early Saturday morning while walking on the Lafitte Greenway.

FOX 8 INVESTIGATION: New document that says Radium-226 still in Gert Town

A FOX 8 investigation uncovers new documents regarding the radioactive material found under a Gert Town street. One document says there is still Radium-226 and other contaminants in the ground. But, one state agency says a sweep of the neighborhood just yesterday found no issues.

FDA warns restaurants and retailers in Texas and Louisiana about possible raw seafood contamination

The FDA said seafood products from Topway Enterprises Inc. or Kazy’s Gourmet could be contaminated with listeria.

  State investigates big fish kill at Myrtle Grove

Thousands of dead fish show up at myrtle grove in Plaquemines parish.

  Tickfaw man last seen at Salvation Army in Baton Rouge over two weeks ago

David Golman was last accounted for at a Salvation Army shelter over two weeks ago.

Louisiana runners return home after competing in world’s toughest ultra-marathon

Three Louisiana ultra-marathon runners have returned home from participating in the world’s toughest foot race.

Lake Charles man accused of raping 9-year-old girl

A Lake Charles man has been arrested after being accused of raping a 9-year-old girl on numerous occasions.

La. Governor to sign ‘Katie Bug’ bill in Bossier City

On Friday afternoon, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to sign a bill to honor 4-year-old Katie Grantham.

RRB Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game set for Friday

Jacques Doucet’s annual Red, Rock, and Blue Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball game will be happening Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

Baton Rouge boy headed to Taiwan to play in baseball World Cup

An outstanding baseball player from Baton Rouge will be joining the USA National Team in Taiwan for the WBSC World Cup.

Loggers find human remains near where authorities searched for missing Natchitoches man earlier this year

“At this time, the remains discovered this afternoon have not been identified”

  Louisiana 'weeks’ away from medical marijuana rollout

Medical marijuana could finally be available for Louisiana’s sickest patients in “the next few weeks," according to grower, GB Sciences’, Vice President John Davis.

Some residents blame smart meters for high energy bills, Entergy responds

Some Entergy customers are concerned a new piece of equipment could be causing their power bills to skyrocket. Since the company installed smart meters in parts of Jefferson and Orleans parishes, they say they've seen their bills double.

Cracking the Code: Senator’s bill looks to stop surprise medical bills

A bill in the U.S. Senate could help stop the surprise medical bills that cost Americans thousands each year.Senator Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, helped write the Stop Surprise Bills Act of 2019. A bill that has 27 co-sponsors, more than a quarter of the U.S. Senate.

Man wanted on child sex charges flees from authorities

Manhunt has been focusing on Camp Minden area

State court suit over ‘no-call’ can proceed against NFL

A Louisiana judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against the NFL over the blown playoff "no-call" that led to the Rams beating the Saints and advancing to the 2019 Super Bowl

Mother’s Day parade killer gets 35 years in prison

The man who shot a romantic rival and wounded a teenaged bystander near a Mother’s Day second-line parade in May 2018 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced.

LDWF investigating fatal boating collision in Iberville Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating a fatal boating incident that happened in Iberville Parish on July 12.

Efforts to end HIV epidemic receive $1.5 million grant

The grant comes as part of the first wave of funding to support the federal government’s 10-year plan to end the HIV epidemic.

  Hubig’s Pies is returning to New Orleans!

Hubig's Pies will return to production in 2020 with traditional recipes, online ordering, and delivery.

Millions of dump trucks worth of river sand build new land along Louisiana coast

Beneficial use of dredge material from the Mississippi River is creating new land in Louisiana's delta

JPSO: Suspect killed by deputy was wanted in shooting of Grambling football player

Sheriff Lopinto said the suspect was being investigated in connection with a triple shooting that left Darrell Clark, a senior wide-receiver at Grambling University injured and Keyon Clark, his 19-year-old brother, dead.

  6 parishes added to emergency declaration for La. after Barry

Governor John Bel Edwards’ request for a federal emergency disaster declaration has now been expanded to include six more parishes.

  EXCLUSIVE: Gert Town residents possibly exposed to dangerous levels of radium, EPA memo shows

Gert Town residents faced exposure to high levels of radiation due to material lying underneath their street, according to an EPA memo uncovered by FOX 8.

  LDH rolls out new treatment program for Medicaid patients, inmates in La. with hep C

There’s big news for Medicaid patients and people in the prison system battling hepatitis C.

Shreveport youth football team’s equipment, trailer stolen

The team has a GoFundMe campaign to help buy new equipment

Iberia Parish deputy killed in mobile home fire in Erath; another deputy injured

A deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office was killed in a mobile home fire in Erath Tuesday, July 16. The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) is investigating the case.

  Jury finds Matthew Naquin guilty in Max Gruver hazing trial

A jury has decided ex-LSU student, Matthew Naquin, is guilty of negligent homicide in the 2017 hazing death of fraternity pledge, Max Gruver. The six-person jury reached a verdict Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

  Suspects wanted after Ralph Lauren Polo store in Gonzales robbed twice

A total of about $6,000 worth in merchandise was stolen on June 6 and July 10.

Pregnant woman killed in Minden was not intended target

It’s believed the boyfriend was in a bitter dispute with a member of a relatively new local gang that calls itself “T.T.S.”

Pregnant woman shot, killed at Minden apartment; police ID victim

The 19-year-old victim was eight months pregnant.

SNAP recipients must apply for replacement benefits for food lost due to Hurricane Barry

Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may be eligible for replacement benefits for food lost due to Hurricane Barry. Recipients must report their loss to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) by Friday, July 26.

Louisiana fishing and swimming advisories now available as an app

Fishers and swimmers can get their advisories in Louisiana through a new app.

SW Louisiana records highest rain totals statewide from Barry

According to a preliminary report issued by the National Center for Environmental Prediction, a branch of NOAA, unofficial rain totals that have been preliminarily gathered across the state show that Ragley topped the list with the highest rain total in the state.

Amber Alert canceled after Louisiana state troopers find couple with children

Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley have been taken into custody and their children are safe.

Amber Alert from Arizona canceled after children found in Louisiana

A man and woman at the center of an Amber Alert were found approximately 1,000 miles from where the alert was issued. Now they are in police custody and their children are safe.

  French ambassador bestows Legion of Honor on Jennings WWII hero

French Ambassador to the U.S., Philippe Etienne, presents Legion of Honor to WWII Veteran Lawrence Boudreaux.

Louisiana senators work on bipartisan bill to improve National Flood Insurance Program

Barry has come and gone in Louisiana, and in it's aftermath, there was flooding and damage. But Senator Bill Cassidy says this storm could've been much worse for the state.

  30 cats from Louisiana shelter brought to Richmond

Richmond SPCA will provide the cats with medical treatment and then place them up for adoption.

  Tenant behind on rent accused of murdering ‘Miss Sadie’, founder of African American history museum

An arrest has been made in the killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a Baton Rouge icon who founded an African American history museum, according to officials during a press conference held Tuesday, July 16.

Royal Caribbean announces year-round cruises from Port of New Orleans

Royal Caribbean International announced year-round cruises from the Port of New Orleans set to begin when Majesty of the Seas arrives to homeport in January 2020.

  Sens. Cassidy, Kennedy introduce legislation to reauthorize, reform National Flood Insurance Program

U.S. Senators Dr. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, both Republicans, are leading a bipartisan effort to unveil a new piece of legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years.

Recent findings from National Geodetic Survey show Louisiana is in fact sinking

It has been 29 years since the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) measured Louisiana’s subsidence, but according to recent results from 2018, the state’s elevation is changing.

Sheriff’s Office searching for man accused of fleeing state after running over two dogs

The Sheriff's Office is searching for a man accused of fleeing the state after running over two dogs in Lake Charles.

Congressman said he’d buy tickets for congresswoman to leave

Louisiana Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham says he'll pay for four minority congresswomen to leave the country, piggybacking off comments by President Donald Trump

  Barksdale Air Force Base family remembers slain airman

Hoban Hall was filled with emotions and tears Monday as members of the Barksdale community came together to remember Tech. Sgt. Perry Bailey.

  After cancellation, delay Rolling Stones fans finally get their show

After one cancellation, one change of venue, one weather delay and months of anticipation, Rolling Stones fans finally got their show at the Superdome Monday night (July 15).

Public cautioned not to interact with animals displaced by Barry

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is alerting the public to be cautious of wildlife species seeking higher ground in the aftermath of Hurricane Barry.

Public reminded not to take suspected animal cruelty incidents into their own hands

Law enforcement in Louisiana has been pushed to ask members of the public not to take matters into their own hands after photos and videos of animals left exposed to the elements surfaced on social media in the aftermath of Hurricane Barry.

Handcuffed man slips, falls face-first on wet concrete

“Everybody knows ... you don’t ever want to do stupid stuff when the streets are slippery, ” police say

Makers of Tabasco visit White House for Made in America Product Showcase

As part of the third annual Made in America Product Showcase, the McIllhenny Co. visited the White House.

Mandeville woman dies in mobile home fire

Authorities are investigating a mobile home fire that killed a woman in Mandeville, according to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal.

Voodoo Fest releases lineup-by-day schedule

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience announced its day-by-day lineup for the Halloween weekend music festival.

Lyft offering ride vouchers in La. to those affected by Barry

Lyft is partnering with Louisiana United Way at 211 to provide a ride code for free transportation in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.