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:

FBI shares admitted serial killer's chilling sketches of his victims

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This combination of undated sketches provided by the FBI shows drawings made by admitted serial killer Samuel Little, based on his memories of some of his victims. The bureau updated on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, information it had posted in November on its website. The update included the recent drawings made by Little. The FBI says Little, who's 78, is in poor health and is expected to remain in a Texas prison until death. (Courtesy of FBI via AP)

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)

New Orleans tourist hospitalized after attack by group on Canal Street

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)

Local Weather Expert Forecast: Warming back up

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)

Parkland school massacre 1 year later: A time to remember the victims

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)

Free cookies, coffee, wings and more: 19 Valentine's Day food deals

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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)