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  • Lumberton, North Carolina, has major flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Credit: Scotty Powell

    1,500 stranded in N.C. floodwaters as Matthew’s U.S. death toll reaches 20

    RALEIGH, N. Carolina (CNN)–Ten people have died from the storm in North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday. That brings the US death toll from Matthew to 20. McCrory said one of the most recent deaths was in Johnson County, where a car drove into flooded waters and was swept away. He said five people remain missing. Meanwhile, 1,500 people are still stranded by floodwaters in Lumberton, North Carolina, McCrory said. “We have people on roofs as we speak,” he […]

  • Time is running out for those not registered to vote.

    Time running out to register to vote!

    If you're not registered by October 11, you won't be able to cast a vote on November 8.

  • New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead, center, in red shirt, announced today his What You Give Will Grow foundation is throwing its support behind Ochsner Hospital for Children.

    Saints punter Morstead helping Ochsner care for kids

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead announced today that his What You Give Will Grow foundation is teaming up with the Triumph Over Kid Cancer foundation to help Ochsner Hospital for Children care for kids in need. Morstead also announced What You Give Will Grow will donate $15,000 to Oschner’s Child Life services department. The charities announced a pair of fundraisers to help the effort: Saturday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m., the organizations will premiere “Until 20,” a […]

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    Heckler gets called out to make putt at Ryder Cup, sinks it and wins $100

    CHASKA, Minn. – Tired of being heckled by a Ryder Cup spectator, golf pro Henrik Stenson went into the crowd and pulled out the offender, a man from North Dakota named David Johnson. The Ryder Cup pits a team of U.S. golfers against their European counterparts, and the fans can get rowdy in their support. Johnson had been razzing Stenson and his teammates after they had trouble Thursday with a 12-foot putt. Johnson hollered at Stenson, an Olympic silver medalist […]

  • National Endowment of the Arts chairman, Jane Chu, from left, with Mardi Gras Indian Joseph Pierre "Big Chief Monk" Boudreaux

    ‘Big Chief Monk’ honored by National Endowment for the Arts

    Among the Crescent City's most flamboyant sights are the Mardi Gras Indians.

  • Hundreds of dogs and cats, abandoned by owners during August's flooding across Louisiana, are now eligible for adoption.

    Pets abandoned in flooding now up for adoption

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Hundreds of cats and dogs left homeless in the wake of devastating floods last month are now up for adoption, the Humane Society of Louisiana says. The charity, which took in those animals after they were abandoned by their owners, has been holding them in an emergency shelter at the Florida Parishes Arena in Amite. The humane society says while they’re hoping those animals may yet be reunited with their owners, they don’t have the time, money, or […]

  • For a second night, protests over a deadly officer-involved shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, turned violent, with police firing tear gas and demonstrators throwing objects and trying to damage vehicles.

    Protesters: Police show of force sparked riot in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (CNN) — After violent protests raged for the second night in Charlotte over the police shooting of a black man, the city’s police chief told reporters Thursday he has no intention of releasing dashcam video of Keith Lamont Scott’s shooting “to the masses.” It would be inappropriate to present footage of “a victim’s worst day” for public consumption, Chief Kerr Putney said. Asked if there was a time at which the public could expect to see it, […]

  • Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated outside the gates of Graceland on the eve of the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. (WREG)

    Black Lives Matter protests outside Graceland

    While Memphis celebrates the legendary singer's life, Black Lives Matter protesters have launched a series of protests calling for increases to the minimum wage, relief from unemployment, and an end to police brutality in the city.

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    Expanded surveillance bill dies in Senate

    WASHINGTON (CNN)–A Republican bill backed by the Obama White House to expand warrantless Internet surveillance under the PATRIOT Act died in the Senate today, just two votes short of passage. The bill, introduced by Republican Sens. John McCain and Richard Burr, would have let investigators access Internet search histories and email information without a warrant. The White House said the bill was necessary to prevent lone-wolf attacks like the ones in Orlando and San Bernardino. Disappointing Senate blocked amdt to […]

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    Supreme Court rejects Caddo Parish death penalty case

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Louisiana death row inmate’s appeal Tuesday. Lamondre Tucker has been on death row since his 2011 conviction for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend in 2008.   KTBS in Shreveport reports Tavia Sills was 18 when Tucker killed her and dumped her body in a pond.  Tucker, 18 at the time of the murder, was not the father. Supreme Court justices Steven Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, […]

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    City unveils summer programs for youths, teens

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Looking to keep the kids busy and out of trouble once school lets out? Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials rolled out their plans to offer thousands of young people summer camps, teen camps, and even paid internships. NORDC camps for 3,900 children ages 4 to 12, and another 13 camps for 1,000 13- to 15-year-olds, will offer a summer’s worth of activities, as well as free breakfast and lunch. For more information on how to sign […]

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    Local school boards react to White House transgender restroom ‘guidance’

    WGNO reached out to 10 Louisiana parish school boards as well as Hancock County, Mississippi, public schools.