NEW ORLEANS — The FBI has released hand-drawn sketches from a serial killer with Louisiana connections, a New Orleans tourist was hospitalized after being attacked on Canal Street, and remembering the Parkland school massacre one year later.
Here are the top stories you Need to Know to start your Thursday morning:
Samuel Little has confessed to 90 homicides across the country, including at least 3 deaths in Louisiana. Investigators say he targeted "marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs."
The FBI hopes that these sketches made by Little will generate tips and clues from the public that could help solve dozens of unsolved murders. (Read more)
A man from Denver was in town for the weekend to celebrate his 30th birthday, but ended up in the hospital after being knocked out on Canal Street.
Whit Allen was near their hotel in the Central Business District when they saw a group of young people in a party bus heckling a homeless woman. (Read more)
A warming trend begins today as the area of high pressure moves east of Louisiana. This will bring back southerly winds and we will be warming back up into the lower 70s with partly cloudy skies. It will be a very nice Valentine's Day! (Read more)
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre a year ago renewed the national debate on guns and school safety, turned some victims' parents and surviving students into political activists and at least temporarily ended the local sheriff's career. (Read more)
Whether you're happily in love, single or really angry at your ex, there's a food deal for you on Thursday. Here are 19 freebies and meal deals national chains are offering on Valentine's Day. (Read more)