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    Chewbacchus offers parade spots, free costumes for kids in wheelchairs

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–The popular Krewe of Chewbacchus has become one of the biggest draws of the Mardi Gras season, with its irreverent, sci-fi themed parades.  Now the 2,500 member-strong krewe is offering some families a spot in its parade thanks to a grant from the Arts Council of New Orleans. The krewe will provide wheelchair costumes for nine children, and give their families a spot as guests of the Chewbacchus in their parade Saturday, Feb. 18.

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    Putin aimed to destabilize faith in democracy, spies say

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President-elect Donald Trump downplayed Russia’s role in the election after a briefing with top US intelligence officials, even as a declassified report of their conclusions pointed definitively at Vladimir Putin. “While Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions, businesses and organizations, including the Democrat National Committee, there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election, including the fact that there was […]

  • Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday began to lay out President Barack Obama's administration's vision for Middle East peace, offering a framework for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

    Sec. Kerry defends Obama’s Israel policy, warns ‘two-state solution in serious jeopardy’

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — With less than a month left in office, Secretary of State John Kerry laid out the Obama administration’s vision for Middle East peace Wednesday, offering a framework for a deal between Israelis and Palestinians along with an implicit warning to President-elect Donald Trump. Kerry defended the United States’ decision to abstain from a vote on — and not veto — a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as one aimed at […]

  • John Kasich is dropping out of the Republican presidential race, he said Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

    Ohio sends abortion restrictions to governor’s desk; would be among strictest nationwide

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNN) — Ohio lawmakers have passed a controversial “Heartbeat Bill” that would ban abortions in that state from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected — which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy. What happens next for the bill, which would prohibit such abortions even in cases of rape or incest, depends on Republican Gov. John Kasich. He has 10 days to decide whether to veto the legislation. A veto would stop the […]

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    Jefferson Parish election results

    Voters in Jefferson Parish broke heavily for Republicans Tuesday night.

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    St. Tammany Parish election results

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–The votes are counted in St. Tammany Parish, and voters on the north shore cast their ballots roughly in line with the rest of the state. Republican Donald Trump took nearly three-quarters of presidential ballots, according to data from Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office.  John Kennedy, whose push for a seat in the U.S. Senate will go to a runoff next month, won a clear plurality of votes but still fell short of a majority in the […]

  • 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 […]

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    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 […]