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Rebels on offensive in eastern Ukraine

A few miles south of the town of Starobeshevo in eastern Ukraine, a group of men in uniform is slumped under a tree.

Kenner robbery suspect arrested after police chase on Causeway

The suspect fled the robbery scene in a Dodge Challenger. It was discovered Saturday night and officers went into pursuit with him across the Causeway.

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NOTICE TO COX SUBSCRIBERS: WDSU-TV’s parent company, Hearst Television, is currently negotiating a renewal of its carriage agreement with Cox.

Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.

Bags of money spill out of truck after Rhode Island rollover wreck

Officials stated after the truck stopped, money stored in clear plastic bags and white canvas duffel bags flew out of the truck.

Southern Decadence ends in New Orleans, bringing millions in revenue

What started as a small party back in the 1970s has grown into an iconic celebration for the LGBT community in New Orleans. Every year festival-goers flock to the area spending big bucks.

LSU Tigers shift momentum with opening game win

Nothing was going right on both sides of the ball. Then they had a fake punt that shifted the momentum and helped them adjust through their entire game plan.

Lawmakers ask Obama to take action against militant Islamic State

The lawmakers say the United States or Western Europe could be the group's next targets.

Report: Murder rate in New Orleans down for first half of 2014

According to the information provided, while the murder rate is seeing a downturn, crimes of opportunity are seeing an increase. 

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns dominate Jaguars in 45-6 victory

In front of 37,160 fans, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns opened the 2014 season Saturday night with a dominant 45-6 victory over the Southern University Jaguars. 

Man found shot, dead on sidewalk of 7th Ward

Officers are gathering evidence from the scene and looking for witnesses with information about the shooting. 

Aug. 31 Exact Weather Forecast: Higher temperatures, lower rain chances

A few more showers and storms are possible for the rest of the night, but unlikely. 

Cheer up! Football season is here!

Teams have trimmed their rosters to get ready for opening day and the start of the 2014 NFL season, and the Saintsations couldn't be more excited.

ISIS siege of Iraqi town of Amerli over

Iraqi security and volunteer forces have broken the siege of Amerli and have entered the town, retired Gen. Khaled al-Amerli, an Amerli resident and member of its self-defense force, told CNN on Sunday.

Ukraine warns of inching toward 'full-scale war'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned that his nation's crisis with Russia has worsened in recent days and is inching closer to a "full-scale war." "I think we are very close to the point of no return," Petro Poroshenko said Saturday following a...

Tigers roar back for opening night win

No. 13 LSU reeled off 21 consecutive points and staged a riveting comeback to defeat 14th-ranked Wisconsin 28-24 on Saturday night in the season-opening Advocare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium.

One dead in 7th Ward double shooting

A man died and a woman was hospitalized late Saturday night following a double shooting in the 7th Ward.

U.S. begins airdrops to town ringed by ISIS

[Breaking news alert 9:57 p.m. ET] The United States carried out humanitarian airdrops to the Iraqi town of Amerli, where thousands of minority Shiite Turkmen have been surrounded and cut off by ISIS fighters, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John K...

Owens leads Air Force to win over Nicholls State

Jacobi Owens rushed for 233 yards in his Air Force debut and Devin Rushing scored two short touchdowns, helping the Falcons beat Nicholls 44-16 on Saturday for their 19th straight win over a team from the Football Championship Subdivision.

I-Team: Firefighter arrested on drug distribution charges

A Jefferson Parish firefighter was arrested Saturday afternoon at a Metairie station house on suspicion of drug distribution crimes, the WDSU I-Team has learned.

Rams waive openly gay player Michael Sam

The St. Louis Rams announced Saturday that Michael Sam, who made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has been waived and did not make the team's final 53-man roster. Sam, an All-American defensive end who played for the ...

Precautions remain in place for Water District No. 1

In response to an emergency order issued by the Department of Health and Hospitals due to the detection of the Naegleria fowleri amoeba in Water District No. 1, a chlorine burn was initiated at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Lions Water Treatment Plant.  

Saints shocker: Kickers cut, along with Bailey, Meachem

The New Orleans Saints made some stunning moves on cut-down day. Among those waived, future Hall-of-Famer Champ Bailey and standout receiver Robert Meachem... and both kickers on the roster.

Drivers get $3.1 million back from toll refund program

The Refund the Tolls Program returned $3.1 million to 127,359 people, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

Residents protest lack of recovery from Hurricane Katrina

Residents of the Lower Ninth Ward took to the streets Saturday to memorialize the thousands who lost their lives and to protest what they call a lack of recovery in their community.

2 sought in South Rampart Street shooting; 2 injured, in custody

New Orleans police said two men were injured and were being held in connection with a shooting Friday afternoon in the Central Business District. Two other men are sought in the investigation, police said.

Man struck, killed while walking along road

Houma police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian.

Ukraine situation 'has worsened considerably'

As concern over Russia's actions in Ukraine grows, European leaders are meeting Saturday in Belgium to discuss possible new sanctions against Moscow. The situation in Ukraine "has worsened considerably" European Commission President Jose Manuel Barros...

Nicaragua: 20 trapped miners freed

Rescuers freed 20 workers from a mine in Nicaragua late Friday, dozens of hours after it collapsed and buried them underground, authorities said. Five miners remain trapped in the mine near Bonanza in the northern mountains, first lady Rosario Murillo...

DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus

Louisiana confirms nine new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 61.

Beacon Light reopens nine years after Hurricane Katrina

"I've been going to Beacon Light since I was 12 years old. It's been in my life all of my life," said Beacon Light member Shantel Mitchell. The church has been shuttered since Hurricane Katrina. The sanctuary was left in ruins. The rest of the building was tattered. The head of the church says it all worked to create an incredible testimony.   "It's been a time and a season of judgment," said Bishop Darryl Brister. "It's been a time and a season of finality. It's been a time and a season to give birth." And Beacon Light has been given new life. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says that even though it's taken nine years to for the church to be rebuilt, on this anniversary of Hurricane Katrina it's a symbol of a community revived. "As I stand here with you I want you to keep in your heart that God's delay is not his denial," Landrieu said. As for Shantel Mitchell, she is one of the many members who are rejoicing over the church's long-awaited reopening "I'm so glad this day has come. I am overjoyed that we are at this moment right now to say that we are home," she said.

Hurricane Katrina: Recovery steady, but plenty still to be done

In the past year -- from the eighth anniversary of Katrina to the ninth -- New Orleans and the surrounding area has seen steady improvement. But there is still work to be done.

Pastor facing legal troubles after shooting copper thief

The debate continues after an Algiers pastor was jailed in connection with a shooting that landed a man in the hospital.

UK raises terror threat level

The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory.

Lower Ninth Ward school doors open for community children

The newly built gym and school building of the St. David Catholic Church in the Lower Ninth Ward give former student and current radio personality "Juggie" and teacher Ann Parfaite the opportunity to reflect.

Police: Burglars take cash, electronics and Cadillac hearse from Treme funeral home

New Orleans police said a funeral home in the Treme neighborhood was burglarized. Among the items stolen was the home's 2002 Cadillac hearse.

Hurricane Katrina: Gentilly church reopens for community with various events

Nine years and seven bank loan denials later, a Gentilly church is reopening with a three-day weekend celebration.

New Orleans police respond to reports of shooting near Canal, Rampart streets

Police said the shooting took place near Canal and Rampart streets.

Shark caught in Lake Pontchartrain by fisherman

A shark was caught Friday in Lake Pontchartrain by a WDSU viewer, highlighting the fact that sharks aren't always at sea.

Ray Nagin's attorney seeks to withdraw from case, says convicted former mayor is 'indigent'

The attorney for convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has filed paperwork seeking to withdraw from the case.

'Fill the Boot' campaign kicks off across New Orleans

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu attended the event with a presentation of a special proclamation announcing Aug. 29 to Aug. 31 as “Fill the Boot” weekend. 

Data breach may have compromised Louisiana citizens' information, state officials say

Louisiana state officials were notified Thursday by JPMorgan Chase that personally identifiable information it holds under contracts with state agencies may have been breached.

Slain gun instructor's family shows sympathy for girl

The grieving family of the Arizona instructor accidentally shot and killed by a girl learning to fire an Uzi expressed sympathy for the 9-year-old in a nationally televised interview Friday.

Overturned vehicle closes area of Bainbridge Avenue in Kenner

The driver of the vehicle received minor injuries from the accident. No other information was provided at this time. 

St. Tammany Parish officials see spike in suicide numbers

According to the statement provided, officials added that even though a cause-effect relationship cannot be proven for the number of suicides across the parish, a spike has been noted and the issue needs to be addressed.

Notice to Cox subscribers

NOTICE TO COX SUBSCRIBERS: WDSU-TV’s parent company, Hearst Television, is currently negotiating a renewal of its carriage agreement with Cox.

Uproar over Obama's no Syria strategy comment

When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football. President Barack Obama has ignited fresh conservative criticism by saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.

NOPD: Man attacked by women in French Quarter robbery

Officers were called to the 800 block of Iberville Street in reference to a burglary. At the scene they found a 26-year-old male victim that had been injured during the crime.

Who Dat Princess?! Drew Brees' daughter's name announced Thursday night

The name of the princess of the Who Dat Nation has been revealed.

Aug. 29 Exact Weather Forecast: Increased chance of rain for the weekend

This weekend the weather is expected to be mostly cloudy to overcast with numerous showers and thunderstorms.

NATO chief slams Moscow denials over Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condemned what he called a "serious escalation of Russian aggression" in Ukraine and said Moscow is carrying out direct military operations there.
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