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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.

  • Missing German tourist Udo Jahnke, age 60, was last seen in Hollygrove May 4.

    German tourist missing in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A German tourist is missing in New Orleans more than a full day after he was last seen in Hollygrove. NOPD says Udo Jahnke, 60, was with his daughter near the corner of Gen. Ogden and Peach streets around 4 Wednesday afternoon.  The pair argued, and the daughter left.  When she returned two and a half hours later, Jahnke was missing. Jahnke speaks little English and was carrying no cash. He’s 5’9″, and was wearing dark green […]

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    Beyoncé adds New Orleans to ‘Formation’ tour

    Her blockbuster visual album Lemonade shouts out New Orleans. Now pop superstar Beyoncé is bringing her "Formation" world tour to the Crescent City.

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    Firefighters snap photos as they rescue officers from stuck elevator at police academy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – We call police when we need help – these Kansas City police officers needed to call the fire department! An elevator had malfunctioned inside the police academy and left a dozen officers stuck inside. Gregg Favre from the St. Louis Fire Department tweeted out a picture of the rescue. This shot of @KCMOFireDept #Firefighters rescuing @KCPolice from a stalled elevator wins the internet for today. — Gregg Favre (@GreggFavre) April 27, 2016 The KC fire department […]

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    Gov. Edwards signs non-discrimination order

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Governor John Bel Edwards signed Wednesday an executive order that his office says will give all Louisianans “equality of opportunity.” The order rescinds the “Marriage and Conscience Order” signed in 2015 by then-Gov. Bobby Jindal.  That order said clerks of court could not be forced to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  It came in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry members of the same sex. The […]


    Missing woman found dead

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–A Mandeville woman, missing for three days, was found dead in the front seat of her Honda Accord Sunday afternoon.  Haley Saltaformaggio, 32, had been shot once in the head, according to an NOPD spokesman. A handgun was found in the front seat of the car, the spokesman confirmed. Saltaformaggio was last seen alive Friday evening in Mid-City, near the corner of Canal St. and N. Carrollton Ave. Her car and body were found near the corner of […]

  • An airline employee is on the run after she attempted to smuggle nearly 70 pounds of what authorities think is cocaine onto a plane, a spokesman for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency said.

    Beauty queen. Track runner. Flight attendant. Drug mule?

    (CNN) — A JetBlue flight attendant who is accused of leaving 68 pounds of cocaine at a Los Angeles International Airport security checkpoint made her first appearance in a Brooklyn federal court Thursday afternoon. Marsha Gay Reynolds, 31, who authorities believe may be a former collegiate track athlete and Jamaican beauty pageant contestant, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute after she allegedly used her Known Crewmember credentials at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint last Friday, according […]

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    Explosions in Brussels: More than 30 reported dead in attacks at airport, train station

    (CNN) — Three explosions that ripped through the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 34 people and wounded about 170 more, according to Belgian media, and raised the reality of terror once again in the heart of Europe. “We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters. Belgian federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said late Tuesday morning that it was too soon to know exactly how many people died […]

  • A hiker in Israel happened upon a priceless Roman coin, nearly 2,000 years old.  The coin bears the likeness of Octavian, heir to Caesar and first Emperor of Rome.  Only one other of its kind is known to exist.

    Priceless Roman coin found in Israel

    JERUSALEM (CNN) — The shiny object was just sitting there in the grass, waiting to be found. It was a 2,000-year-old gold coin with the face of a Roman emperor, so rare that only one other such coin is known to exist. Laurie Rimon discovered the gold coin while hiking in eastern Galilee recently, not far from the biblical site where it’s written that Jesus walked on water and performed the miracle of the multiplication of the fish and bread. […]

  • After more than 14 inches of rain fell in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, officials there said they closed at least 100 roads and issued a mandatory evacuation order for some residents.

    Pres. Obama declares Louisiana ‘major disaster’ area

    MERRYVILLE, La. (CNN) — First, heavy rains pelted northern Louisiana. Then storms headed south, drenching coastal areas. The result: widespread floods that damaged thousands of homes and sent officials scrambling to survey the damage left behind. On Sunday, U.S. President Barack Obama declared that a “major disaster” had hit Louisiana. The state emergency management office described the flooding, which began last week, as a “historic flood event.” As Gov. John Bel Edwards met Sunday with officials and residents in Merryville, […]

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    OIG: Sewerage & Water Board behind on collections

    A new report from New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux has revealed major money problems at the Sewerage and Water Board.

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    Meteorologist can’t stop hiccuping on-air

    MOLINE, Ill. — WQAD News 8’s Kelsey Woodward had a bit of trouble finishing up a newscast Saturday because of some unexpected hiccups.