NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans Saints fan found one last way to take a shot at the NFL. Fact-checking the State of the Union and the response. And Rex, Kern Studios float builders to part ways after seven decades.

Here are the top stories you Need to Know to start your Wednesday morning:

Verify: Fact-checking Trump's State of the Union, Abrams response

Speaking before the American people and members of Congress in the Capitol, President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. He was followed by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams who gave the Democratic response.

Our VERIFY researchers fact-checked both of their claims and statements in real-time (Read more)

Saints fan's obituary says he died Sunday 'determined not to watch Super Bowl LIII'

After the controversial no-call in the NFC Championship, a New Orleans Saints fan found one last way to take a shot at the NFL. (Read more)

Forecast: Morning dense fog, then record highs today

It is another very foggy start to the day across SE Louisiana. The fog will linger for much of the morning over land, and it may last longer over the lake. Take it easy as you head to work and school. (Read more)

S&WB spent $31 million to repair a turbine it now doesn't plan on using except as a backup

The agency has used drinking water to cool down the steam-powered turbine, which they recently discovered violates Louisiana Department of Health code. (Read more)

Rex, Kern Studios float builders to part ways after seven decades

The Rex Organization and Kern Studios have decided to end their seven-decades-long partnership, the krewe and float-building company announced Tuesday. (Read more)