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Mandeville man arrested after being accused of shaking a toddler

A Mandeville man was arrested this week after being accused of physically abusing a toddler who was in his care earlier this month.Deputies with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an unresponsive one-year-old at a residence on Independence Drive near Mandeville on May 5. The sheriff said the mother of the…MORE

NOPD responds to illegal gunfire in St. Roch

The New Orleans Police Department responded to a report of illegal gunfire in St. Roch on Wednesday.NOPD said more than 20 shots were fired at 1900 Arts Street.Police say no one was hit or injured. READ MORE:NOPD responds to illegal gunfire in St. Roch CHECK OUT WDSU:Get all the New Orleans news you need. With…MORE

What you need to know about today’s Severe Weather Alert Day

Be sure you have a way to get weather information as we’re under multiple threats from storms today which is why we’ve issued a Weather Alert Day. First up, we’re under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5 p.m. CT for possible winds to 70 mph, but an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out…MORE

Houma police investigating after woman drowns in Intracoastal Waterway

The Houma Police Department is investigating after a woman drowned in the Intracoastal Waterway in Houma on Tuesday.According to police, officers responded around 7 p.m. to a report of a woman drowning in the Intracoastal Waterway south of the Twin Spans.The woman entered the water and attempted to swim from the west bank of the…MORE

Hammond 17-year-old arrested after being shot during armed robbery struggle

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office announced that a 17-year-old has been booked after he was shot during an armed robbery. According to Chief Jimmy Travis Ermonee “Money” Bell, 17, was shot during a robbery struggle that happened between him and the victim on Klien Road on May 14. Travis said Bell was transported to North…MORE

Causeway Bridge reopens

The Causeway Bridge closed briefly on Wednesday due to hazardous weather conditions. The bridge has since reopened. READ MORE:Causeway Bridge reopens CHECK OUT WDSU:Get all the New Orleans news you need. With the latest New Orleans weather, sports and stories from around the state, WDSU is your news leader.MORE

Several years after the closing of MR-GO, wetlands are starting to recover

The Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, nicknamed the MR-GO, had overwhelming negative effects on our land when it provided a direct line of saltwater to areas naturally brackish or fresh. “The changes in salinity have had devastating consequences for the vegetation and for the animals that live there that rely upon the vegetation,” said James Karst,…MORE

New Orleans police searching for missing teenager

The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a missing teenager.Brando Gomez-Quip, 15, was last seen at a residence in the 2700 block of Josephine Street on Monday. Attempts to contact Gomez-Quip via his cellphone have been met with negative results. Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Sixth District…MORE

New Orleans police investigate fatal hit-and-run that killed motorcyclist

A man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run fatality in New Orleans Wednesday. The incident happened Wednesday in the 9700 block of Chef Menteur Highway around 2:47 a.m. Shawn Honora, 20, was arrested in connection with the incident. Police say an unresponsive man was declared dead at the scene. According to NOPD, a…MORE

Louisiana closer to removing Confederate-themed holidays

Two Confederate holidays would be erased from Louisiana law under legislation approved 4-2 on Tuesday by a state Senate committee. The House-passed bill by Rep. Matthew Willard, a New Orleans Democrat, goes next to the full Senate. Neither Confederate Memorial Day nor the day honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee have been observed in Louisiana for…MORE

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