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Toussaint, Gaines among national medal recipients

New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint and Oscar, La. author Ernest Gaines received National Medals of Art at a White House ceremony Wednesday.
 

Growing trend in fitness might pose some serious dangers

Chances are you've heard of "crossfit". It's a high intensity fitness routine that is part gymnastics and part body building.

JPSO seeks missing man

"The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating an individual identified as Larry Simpson. Mr. Simpson is described as a black male, 76 years-of-age, 5'4" tall, 180lbs, with grey hair and brown eyes."

Blue Cross describes health law impact on premiums

Louisiana's largest private health insurer estimates two-thirds of its customers who buy their own policies will pay the same premiums or less under the federal health care overhaul. But that's only if people take advantage of federal subsidies being offered under the law.

States disfavoring Entergy transmission transfer

Regulators say customers would pay hundreds of millions of dollars more to maintain high-voltage wires in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas while receiving mostly fuzzy benefits.

Russian company plans its first US fertilizer plant in La

Moscow-based EuroChem, which ranks itself among the world's top 10 fertilizer producers, will choose between two sites - one in Iberville Parish and one in St. John the Baptist Parish, Gov. Bobby Jindal and EuroChem CEO Dmitry Strezhnev said Wednesday.

Despite confusion, Orleans Criminal Court remains open

Judge Laurie White arrived at Orleans Parish Criminal Court Wednesday morning and declared that Section A is open despite Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell saying it would be closed

Pelicans make room for new additions

With the offseason additons of Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday, Jeff Withey, Anthony Morrow and Greg Stiemsma expected to be officially announced soon, the Pelicans made room for the new faces by cutting ties with several former players.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty

His arm in a cast, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges Wednesday in his first courtroom appearance since his capture at the end of a chaotic week in April.

Ice bar helps sweltering New Yorkers beat the heat

In the sweltering summer heat, New Yorkers are ready for the big chill - in midtown Manhattan. 

Hiring freeze planned for Loyola University

Faced with declining enrollment, Loyola could be forced to cut employee hours and cut jobs.

19-foot python breaks into charity store

Australian police were mystified by a chaotic crime scene including a hole in the ceiling and a smelly pool of vomit-like liquid - until they found the culprit was a 19-foot python.

UPDATE: Despite confusion, Orleans Criminal Court remains open

Judge Laurie White arrived at Orleans Parish Criminal Court Wednesday morning and declared that Section A is open despite Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell saying it would be closed

Senate fails to keep student loan rates low

An effort to restore lower interest rates on student loans has failed in the Senate.

Jindal administration draining elderly trust fund

To cope with budget troubles, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has steadily depleted a trust fund for elderly services created with an infusion of federal cash a decade ago.

Doctors say Travis in congestive heart failure

Doctors say country music star Randy Travis was in good health until three weeks before he was hospitalized and is now in congestive heart failure because of a viral respiratory illness he contracted.

Chief Tim McConnell appointed 11th superintendent of the NOFD

Mayor Mitch Landrieu names Tim McConnell as the next superintendent of the New Orleans Fire Department.

Senate fails to keep student loan rates low

An effort to restore lower interest rates on student loans has failed in the Senate.

Slidell man arrested for rape of step-daughter

A Slidell man awaits extradition in Mississippi accused of raping his step-daughter in St. Tammany Parish.

Man found shot to death in Laplace home

The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of a man who was found at a home in Laplace

Crews working to seal leaking well off Louisiana coast

Crews worked Wednesday to seal an old oil and gas well off the Louisiana coast that began leaking during work to plug it permanently.

Slidell man arrested for rape of step-daughter

A Slidell man awaits extradition in Mississippi accused of raping his step-daughter in St. Tammany Parish.

UPDATE: Despite confusion, Orleans Criminal Court remains open

Judge Laurie White arrived at Orleans Parish Criminal Court Wednesday morning and declared that Section A is open despite Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell saying it would be closed

TS Chantal forecast to weaken

Weakening of tropical storm Chantal is forecasted; looks to be a tropical wave as it approaches South Florida

Minnesota town has 4-year-old boy as mayor

Supporters of the mayor in the tiny tourist town of Dorset can stuff the ballot box all they want as he seeks re-election. The mayor - a short guy - is known for his fondness of ice cream and fishing. And he's got the county's top law enforcement official in his pocket.

Disabled girl denied access to museum because her wheelchair might dirty carpet

A Georgia museum is apologizing after allegedly denying entry to an 11-year-old girl with special needs.

FOX 8 Defenders: Complaints of Festiva customers extend beyond Louisiana

In a follow-up to a story the FOX 8 Defenders has investigated for two years, FOX 8 has learned top prosecutors in several states are investigating the national resort rental company.

Woman acquitted in son's hibachi grill death

A Massachusetts woman charged with killing her 8-year-old son by lighting a hibachi-style charcoal grill inside a bedroom in their apartment and then barricading the door has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Documents point to ex-NFLer Hernandez as gunman

An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said he was told Hernandez fired the shots that resulted in the death of a semi-pro football player, according to documents filed in Florida.

19-foot python breaks into charity

Australian police were mystified by a chaotic crime scene including a hole in the ceiling and a smelly pool of vomit-like liquid - until they found the culprit was a 19-foot python.

Boston Marathan bombing suspect heads to 1st public court hearing

Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing will watch as the young man who could face the death penalty for the attack appears in court for the first time since he was found bleeding and hiding in a boat in a suburb days after the April 15 explosion.

FOX 8 Defenders: Complaints of Festiva customers extend beyond Louisiana

In a follow-up to a story the FOX 8 Defenders has investigated for two years, FOX 8 has learned top prosecutors in several states are investigating the national resort rental company.

Records: Associate saw Hernandez fire fatal shots

An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said he was told Hernandez fired the shots that resulted in the death of a semi-pro football player, according to documents filed in Florida.

FOX 8 Defenders: Complaints of Festiva customers extend beyond La.

In a follow-up to a story the FOX 8 Defenders has investigated for two years, FOX 8 has learned top prosecutors in several states are investigating the national resort rental company.

The RESTORE Act, one year later

Some Louisiana restoration projects are nearly shovel-ready, but the RESTORE Act money isn't flowing in yet.

Hit-and-run suspect bonds out of jail

Three men face charges in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of an NOPD officer. One of them, suspected driver Justin McKey, has been released from jail on a $50,000 bond.

One year later, murder victim's family wants justice

It's been one year since a Salmen High School graduate was shot more than a dozen times and died in the backyard of a New Orleans home.

Heart of Louisiana: Utopia at Germantown

A mystical count, a religious utopia and a lost colony are the key ingredients of the fascinating story of Germantown in north Louisiana. Some of the original log cabins, built in the 1830's, are still standing in the hilly forests of Webster Parish. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes is to the lost colony of Germantown in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.

Clerk of Criminal Court shuts down Section "A", blames mayor's office

The Orleans Clerk of Court says one of the sections at the courthouse may be shut down again Wednesday, because he doesn't have anyone to run the courtroom.

Hit-and-run suspect bonds out of jail

Three men face charges in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of an NOPD officer. One of them, suspected driver Justin McKey, has been released from jail on a $50,000 bond.

Court hearing set for Penn State ex-administrators

A long-delayed preliminary hearing for three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been scheduled for this month.

One year later, murder victim's family wants justice

It's been one year since a Salmen High School graduate was shot more than a dozen times and died in the backyard of a New Orleans home.

Clerk of Criminal Court shuts down Section "A", blames mayor's office

The Orleans Clerk of Court says one of the sections at the courthouse may be shut down again Wednesday, because he doesn't have anyone to run the courtroom.

FOX 8 Defenders: Complaints of Festiva customers extend beyond La.

In a follow-up to a story the FOX 8 Defenders has investigated for two years, FOX 8 has learned top prosecutors in several states are investigating the national resort rental company.

TS Chantal targets Dominican Republic, Haiti

Tropical Storm Chantal threatened to turn into a hurricane while it churned toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti as authorities there and in Puerto Rico warned of possible landslides and heavy flooding.

The RESTORE Act, one year later

Some Louisiana restoration projects are nearly shovel-ready, but the RESTORE Act money isn't flowing in yet.

Heart of Louisiana: Utopia at Germantown

A mystical count, a religious utopia and a lost colony are the key ingredients of the fascinating story of Germantown in north Louisiana. Some of the original log cabins, built in the 1830's, are still standing in the hilly forests of Webster Parish. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes is to the lost colony of Germantown in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.

Police seek man who robbed Bourbon Street shop

NOPD says the suspect told a cashier at Bourbon Clothing he had a gun and stole a box with an undisclosed amount of cash.

N.O. 911 operators fall below national standard for answer times

Too often, city operators are taking too long to answer 911 calls. That analysis comes from emergency preparedness officials, who met last week to address the problem.

Police arrest man in Marigny hit-and-run fatality case

"Detectives Anthony Pontiff and Edgar Edwards arrested 29-year-old Michael Brown, Jr. for striking and killing 24-year-old Andrew LaPlante with his vehicle last Friday morning in the 2400-block of Saint Claude Avenue."

Parasite, lung infection linked to consumption of raw crawfish

In south Louisiana, crawfish is a favorite. But new research by a doctor at the LSU Health Sciences Center warns your health could be at risk, depending on how you consume them.
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