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    Early look at what President Obama will say today

    President Barack Obama returns to an outwardly thriving New Orleans Thursday to mark strides 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. But underneath the visible recovery lie persistent racial and economic inequities that haven't receded a decade since the storm.

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    Gov. Jindal: Katrina anniversary ‘not the time’ for climate change talk

    Gov. Bobby Jindal has called on President Obama to avoid talking about climate change while commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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    Northbound Causeway Bridge Open

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–The Northbound Causeway Bridge is open after an early-morning incident involving an eighteen-wheeler. No injuries have been reported, but Causeway Police say the big rig was on the railing.

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    Man stabbed to death overnight

    The New Orleans Police Dept. confirms that one man has been stabbed to death on Clouet Street near Abundance Street in the Desire neighborhood.

  • The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board responds to OIG Ed Quatrevaux's audit.

    Inspector General calls out Sewerage & Water Board waste

    Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux released a new report that he says showcases millions of dollars of waste in the city's Sewerage and Water Board.

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    Celebrate the sinister on International Left-Handers Day

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–For more than twenty years, August 13 has been set aside as International Left-Handers Day. According to the self-declared official website, the day was first celebrated in the 1990s. Ask a lefty:  It’s not easy living in a world made for the dexterous.  The words ‘sinister’ and ‘gauche’ mean ‘left’ in Latin and French, respectively, and they’ve taken on less-than-favorable connotations ever since.   And we’ve all known, or at least heard of, school teachers who refuse to […]

  • Mississippi newlyweds Jaelyn Young, left, and Muhammad Dakhlalla, face federal charges.

    Miss. newlyweds face ISIS charges

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (CNN) — She’s the daughter of a police officer. He’s the son of a man who’s worked as a local imam. Jaelyn Young and Muhammad Dakhlalla came from families who, according to friends and acquaintances, push for peace, law and order. But now they’re both in federal custody, facing conspiracy charges alleging a plan to travel to Syria and join ISIS. Court documents detail the pair’s alleged conversations with two undercover FBI agents who they apparently believed were […]

  • Seattle, Washington's Garfield High School has fired a choir teacher for her conduct on a field trip to New Orleans.

    Field trip to NOLA costs choir teacher her job

    SEATTLE, Wash. (KCPQ) — Seattle Public Schools fired a Garfield High School choir teacher August 7 for allegedly drinking on a field trip to New Orleans during which two teenage girls allegedly were groped by a male classmate. Superintendent Larry Nyland “found that numerous district policies, protocols and field trip guidelines were violated” during the March field trip. “Such violations included the consumption of alcohol by staff, allowing chaperones to consume alcohol, allowing boys and girls inside each other’s hotel […]

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    Fall registration begins today for St. Tammany public schools

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Summer vacation is nearing its end, and public schools in St. Tammany Parish will begin accepting registration for pre-K students through 12th graders Wednesday morning. Registration hours will run from 9 a.m. until Noon at the school students will attend.  Registration dates are listed below. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Abita Springs Elementary Abney Early Childhood Center Abney Elementary Bayou Lacombe Middle Bonne Ecole Elementary Boyet Jr. High Covington Elementary Covington High Cypress Cove Elementary Florida Avenue Elementary Fontainebleau […]

  • This still from surveillance video released by NOPD shows a suspected rapist and his seven-year-old victim, Wednesday, July 1.

    NOPD: Surveillance video shows rapist, 7-year-old victim

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–The New Orleans Police Department has released surveillance video that they say shows an unidentified suspect and the seven-year-old girl he sexually assaulted. The suspect, in a red-and-white-striped shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers, can be seen leading the girl by the hand at Hidden Lake Apartments on Martin Drive in New Orleans East around 9:00 Wednesday night.  Anyone that has information concerning the identity of the suspect in the video can contact CrimeStoppers at (504)822-1111 or 1-877-903-7867 […]

  • This photo, provided by the Clarendon County, S.C. Fire Dept., shows a fire at Mt. Zion AME Church, Tuesday, June 30.

    Black church burns in S. Carolina; sixth since shooting in Charleston

    (CNN) — A fire broke out at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Up to 50 firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze, a fire official said. As yet, authorities do not know what caused it, said Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton. The local sheriff, local police and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have also responded to the fire at the traditionally black church. The FBI and five agents from the Bureau […]

  • SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 01:  South Korean students pose in the shape of the 'aids ribbon' during an event to promote the awareness of Aids at Cheonggyecheon on December 1, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul Metropolitan Government and other Korea Federation for HIV/AIDS Prevention will hold a AIDS awareness campaign in downtown Seoul to mark the 26th commemoration of World Aids Day on December 1.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

    CDC: More than 1 in 8 Americans with HIV don’t know they have it

    More than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV – including about 156,300 who don’t realize it, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.