Last Call: 5 things you may have missed on Dec. 15

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — It’s getting late, and it’s almost time to close up for the evening. Here are some stories you might have missed today.

100 FBI agents serve ‘multiple court actions’ at Hammond Police Department, Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office

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The FBI has descended on the headquarters of the Hammond Police Department and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan among headliners for female-focused Essence Fest 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22:  Popular music icon Diana Ross listens to President Barack Obama before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal to 19 living and two posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and the arts.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 22: Popular music icon Diana Ross listens to President Barack Obama before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal to 19 living and two posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and the arts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu are just some of the high-profile names coming to Essence Fest 2017.

Jefferson Parish animal shelter gets a huge gift for the holidays

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals presented the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter with a $150,000 grant.

Police become Santa’s helpers and give bikes to kids

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New Orleans Police officers played the role of Santa’s helpers this morning (Dec. 15) at McDonogh City Park Academy.

Sazerac Company buys historic Canal street buildings for new Sazerac museum and visitor attraction

Photo courtesy Sazerac Company

Photo courtesy Sazerac Company

The Sazerac Company has purchased two buildings on the corner of Canal and Magazine Street with plans to rehab the nearly 200-year-old buildings and turn them into The Sazerac House visitor attraction and beverage museum.