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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tropics: Low could form in Gulf this week [ Local Stories]

A cold front moving through our area Tuesday will stall over the Gulf of Mexico and may help to develop an area of low pressure this week.



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Tuesday AM Videocast: Cold front on the way, locally heavy rain [ Local Stories]

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected today as a cold front moves through the region.



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Monday, July 22, 2019

Depression #3 is not organized [ Local Stories]

Mississippi River is falling. It's now 15.53 feet. 10 bays closed on the Spillway, and all bays should be closed within 7 days weather permitting. We have now had 163 days of the River at New Orleans being 15 feet or over. The Spillway has now been open 74 days for the second opening. The longest opening was in 1973 for 75 days. This will surpass that.

Tropical depression #3 is not organized. It is 65 miles SE of West Palm Beach. Max winds are 30 mph. It's moving NW 10 mph. It will likely merge as a remnant low with a cold front that will move off the Mid Atlantic Coast.

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syrup spill shuts down traffic [ Local Stories]

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A large syrup spill shuts down traffic in New Orleans [ Local Stories]

Eastbound North Rampart Street closed after a large syrup spill



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Jam session scheduled in honor of Art Neville [ Local Stories]

Kermit Ruffins has scheduled a jam session in honor of Art Neville.



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Car crashes into Abita Springs gas station, at least 7 injured [ Local Stories]


At least seven people were injured Monday when a car crashed into an Abita Springs gas station.



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LSU unveils new $23 million footballl performance center, not all Tigers happy [ Local Stories]

A video posted to LSU's Instagram showed players enjoying the new space, but not all Tigers are happy.



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Kenner man sentenced to 40 years for two Metairie kidnapping attempts [ Local Stories]

A Kenner man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for trying to kidnap a teenage girl and a woman from Metairie street in 2017.



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Houma man arrested after setting house on fire with children inside [ Local Stories]

A Houma man was arrested Monday after police say he set a home on fire with children inside.



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Former Human Jukebox director may have illegally pocketed $293K in public money [ Local Stories]

A former director of the Human Jukebox Marching Band at Southern University may have illegally pocketed $293,000 in public money.



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New Orleans legend Art Neville dies at 81 [ Local Stories]

Neville was the founder of The Meters and was a member of the Neville Brothers.



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Bourbon and Dumaine streets closed for construction [ Local Stories]

Bourbon and Dumaine streets were closed Monday and will remain closed for four weeks as construction work continues.



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Body found may be woman wanted in deadly shooting, Livingston Parish officials say [ Local Stories]

Livingston Parish officials say they have located the body of a woman who was a suspect in the death of a man in Denham Springs.



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Slidell man narrowly escapes serious injury after tree falls on truck [ Local Stories]

A Slidell man narrowly escaped serious injury Monday morning after a tree fell on his truck.



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Celebration of life underway for African American Museum founder Sadie-Roberts Joseph [ Local Stories]

A celebration of life is being held for 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph Monday.



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Dinosaurs took over the Convention Center over the weekend [ Local Stories]

This weekend Jurassic Quest took over the convention center with their incredible display of animatronic dinosaurs. Here's a look at what roamed this weekend!



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Army Corps begins closing bays at Bonnet Carré Spillway [ Local Stories]

The Army Corps of Engineers has begun closing bays at the Bonnet Carré Spillway.



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Margaret's Weather Picture for July 22, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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WDSU Baby of the Day for July 22, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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Sheriff: Foul play suspected in death of Ole Miss student [ Local Stories]

Authorities say foul play is suspected in the death of an Ole Miss student whose body was found over the weekend about 30 miles from campus.



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Fire forces evacuation at Washington Parish Jail [ Local Stories]

Fire forces evacuation at Washington Parish Jail



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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Gretna police officer under investigation after Facebook post [ Local Stories]

"This vile idiot needs a round... and I don't mean the kind she used to serve," is what the post said, directed at
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.



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Residents take part in Family Day in the Park [ Local Stories]

The City of Love Church and Re:BYLT come together to put on Family Day in the Park.



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Three-vehicle wreck causes car to plunge into lake, driver rescued [ Local Stories]

A three-vehicle wreck caused a car to go over the guard rail and into Lake Pontchartrain Saturday.



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Cold front arrives this week [ Local Stories]

The cold front means higher rain chances for the start of the week, but less humid conditions for the rest of the week.



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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Rain leads to flooding again in many New Orleans areas [ Local Stories]

What started out as a typical storm turned into a nightmare for many business owners and commuters as streets across New Orleans experienced flooding.



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Residents discuss Bonnet Carre Spillway opening [ Local Stories]

New Orleans Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen holds a community meeting to discuss the effects of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.



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Rain and storms around again Sunday [ Local Stories]

After rain and storms led to flooding in some New Orleans areas, more rain is in the forecast for Sunday.



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Friday, July 19, 2019

Mississippi River is falling slowly [ Local Stories]

A cold front moves our way Tuesday, and it looks like it may stall along the coast. Expect higher rain chances Tuesday and Wednesday with locally heavy rain possible.

The Mississippi River is now 15.91 feet. There are 25 minor seepage points. By July 23rd, the Mississippi River at New Orleans is forecast to drop to 15.5 feet. That is the trigger point to begin closing the Spillway. The River is forecast to drop below 15 feet by July 30th. The River at New Orleans has been at or over 15 feet for 160 days.

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Controversial political ad has New Orleans leaders fired up [ Local Stories]

Controversial political ad has New Orleans leaders fired up



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Political action committees outspend candidates in Louisiana governor’s race [ Local Stories]

Democrats are outspending Republicans in the Louisiana governor’s race, and political action committees are spending more than the candidates themselves, according to campaign finance records filed this week.



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Stunning New Orleans cemeteries you can't miss - [Curbed New Orleans - All]


Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2013 and has been updated with the most recent information.

A year and a day...according to local lore, that’s the amount of time that must pass before a body interred in one of New Orleans’ above-ground tombs decomposes, leaving only bones behind. At that point, the tomb—which acts like an oven in the subtropical heat, subjecting the body to a process resembling slow cremation—can be opened.

The process says as much about New Orleans’ relationship with death as it does about its climate. It also suggests that if you dare venture to a New Orleans cemetery during the hottest time of the year, you should do so armed with sunscreen, a shade umbrella or hat, and plenty of water.

But don’t let the heat stop you from experiencing an intrinsic part of New Orleans’ landscape and history. Because the city is below sea level, interring a body six feet under is not a viable option (caskets literally float back up out of the ground). So, New Orleans has developed a unique cemetery culture of above-ground tombs.

In New Orleans, you'll find cemeteries dating back as early as 1789; a triple-x marked tomb believed to house Voodoo queen Marie Laveau; a Hurricane Katrina memorial paying tribute to the unclaimed and unidentified victims of the storm; and a relationship with the spiritual world that’s both haunting and beautiful.


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Man who posed as ride-share driver wanted for sexual battery, obscenity [ Local Stories]

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they say posed as a rideshare driver before exposing himself to his passenger.



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NOPD releases footage of incident involving musician on Frenchmen Street [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Police Department has released body camera footage from an incident involving musicians on Frenchmen Street a few weeks ago.



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Metairie man killed in officer-involved shooting identified [ Local Stories]

A man killed in a Jefferson Parish officer-involved shooting has been identified.



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A woman who lived in Uptown decided to transform an abandoned pothole into a garden. [ Local Stories]

A woman who lived in Uptown decided to transform an abandoned pothole into a garden.



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LSU promotes 'The Lion King' with hilarious Mike the Tiger remake [ Local Stories]

Louisiana State University paid tribute to the release of the live-action remake of Lion King with a hilarious



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New Orleans gets ready for Family Day in the Park [ Local Stories]

Two organizations team up to put on the Family Day in the Park event.



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Woman reunited with dog missing for 2.5 years [ Local Stories]

Woman reunited with dog missing for 2.5 years



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Ex-LSU lineman shot by dog returns to daily life [ Local Stories]

A former Louisiana State University lineman says he's adjusting to life with a titanium leg after being shot by a dog while duck hunting in Mississippi.



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Where Y'at magazine's entertainment picks for the weekend of July 19, 2019 [ Local Stories]

Where Y'at magazine's entertainment picks for July 19, 2019



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Margaret's Weather Picture for July 19, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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WDSU Baby of the Day for July 19, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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NOPD investigates double shooting near I-10 [ Local Stories]

New Orleans police are investigating a double shooting near I-10 and City Park Ave.



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Friday Videocast: Weekend scattered storms [ Local Stories]

Scattered to numerous showers and storms will be possible through the weekend.



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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Two charters surrendered [ Local Stories]

The New Beginnings Foundation has voted to give up 2 schools it operates



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Heat index 100-107 [ Local Stories]

A cold front approaches going into Monday and Tuesday. Rain chances will go up. It does not look like there will be a clean passage. The European and GFS models show the front hanging out for a couple of days giving us off and on rain.

The Mississippi River is still over 16 feet. It is forecast to drop to 15.5 feet on July 24th. That is the trigger point for the closing of the Spillway. The Corps meets Monday to look at the forecast and decide the timing of the closing of the Spillway. The Mississippi River is forecast to drop below 15 feet by July 30th. It has been 15 feet or above for the past 159 days.

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Man sentenced for fatal shooting on Mother's day [ Local Stories]

Man sentenced for fatal Mother's Day second line shooting



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Hot again Friday with Afternoon Storms [ Local Stories]

Rain chances begin to go up this weekend. Moisture will be increasing with storm chances increasing too. The higher rain chance looks to be Sunday, but stay weather aware.

A cold front approaches Monday and Tuesday. There is some potential that it could get hung up along the coast. If that happens rain chances may stay high for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If the front moves far enough offshore, we may notice a little drier air moving into the area. It is still far out, and subject to some changes.

The Mississippi River is high. It is still over 16 feet. There is some potential that it will reach the trigger point for closing the Spillway on July 24th. That trigger point is 15.5 feet. The Corps of Engineers is meeting Monday to look at latest forecast to make decisions on the Spillway. Right now it looks like the River in New Orleans will finally drop below 15 feet by July 30th. So far it's been over 15 feet for 159 days!

The Spillway has been open for the second time for 70 days.

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After an alligator was spotted in a residential neighborhood in Slidell, an officer tried to capture it three times. [ Local Stories]

After an alligator was spotted in a residential neighborhood in Slidell, an officer tried to capture it three times.



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St. Bernard Parish will receive millions to upgrade drainage system [ Local Stories]

St. Bernard Parish will get millions of dollars to upgrade its drainage system. In return, the parish will drop certain lawsuits it has filed against the East Bank levee authority.



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New Orleans council will appeal ruling on Entergy power plant vote [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans City Council will appeal a state judge’s ruling that throws out its approval of an Entergy power plant in New Orleans East.



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This California city has banned gender-specific words like ‘manhole’ from city codes [ Local Stories]

Berkeley, California, has adopted an ordinance to replace some terms with gender-neutral words in the city code.



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Man changes plea, given 35 years for part in Mother's Day parade killing [ Local Stories]

A man has changed his plea in connection with a Mother's Day parade killing.



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Video captures waterspout in New Orleans East. [ Local Stories]

A waterspout was caught on camera in New Orleans East Thursday afternoon.



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Flood advisory issued for metro New Orleans [ Local Stories]

The advisory is in affect until 3:15 p.m.



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State trooper injured after suspected impaired driver crashes through construction zone [ Local Stories]

A state trooper was injured Thursday morning in Jefferson Parish after a suspected impaired driver crashed into a construction zone.



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Think again before you order a lemon wedge with your drink [ Local Stories]

WDSU Medical Editor Dr. Corey Hebert tells us why you shouldn't order lemon wedges and more.



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JPSO investigating after man shot in Westwego [ Local Stories]

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left a man injured in Westwego.



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NOLA no call lawsuit lives on with expected Goodell deposition [ Local Stories]

Orleans Civil Court Judge Nicole Sheppard has granted the request from lawyers of season ticket holders to move into the next phase of the court process.



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Mandeville mayor takes legal action against council over proposed salary dock [ Local Stories]

The mayor of Mandeville has taken legal action against the city council after they proposed a salary decrease for the position.



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Some Gentilly residents evacuated after gas leak [ Local Stories]

Some Gentilly residents were ordered to evacuate Thursday morning after a gas leak was reported in their neighborhood.



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Hubig's Pies returns with new facility in Jefferson Parish [ Local Stories]

Gov. John Bel Edwards announces that a famed New Orleans food company is returning with a new facility in Jefferson Parish.



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Margaret's Weather Picture for July 18, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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WDSU Baby of the Day for July 18, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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Man dies after crashing into Metairie canal [ Local Stories]

A man lost his life Thursday morning after crashing his car into a canal in Metairie.



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Deputies on scene of SWAT roll in Metairie [ Local Stories]

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Deputies and SWAT Team are on the scene of a SWAT roll in Metairie.



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Thursday Videocast: Triple-digit feels, weekend storms [ Local Stories]

Heat index values will top out near 105 for some locations today.



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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Rain chances look highest Sunday [ Local Stories]

Mississippi River at New Orleans is now 16.07 feet. it is forecast to reach 15.5 feet by July 24th. That is the trigger to begin the slow closing of the Spillway. The river is forecast to drop below 15 feet by July 29th! It has been over 15 feet for 158 days.

A weak cold front is forecast to approach the area Tuesday. Rain chances will go up with thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Some potential for some drier air to begin to move into the area Wednesday.



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JPSO on the scene of officer-involved shooting [ Local Stories]

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Metairie.



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People in New Orleans fear canal overtopping [ Local Stories]

People in New Orleans fear canal overtopping



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Heat Index 100-106+ [ Local Stories]

Mississippi River at New Orleans is now 16.12 feet. it is forecast to reach 15.5 feet by July 27th. That is the trigger to begin the slow closing of the Spillway. The river is forecast to drop below 15 feet by July 30th! It has been over 15 feet for 158 days.

A weak cold front is forecast to approach the area Tuesday. Rain chances will go up with thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Some potential for some drier air to begin to move into the area Wednesday.

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Harahan police capture 7-foot rattlesnake [ Local Stories]

Harahan police capture 7-foot rattlesnake



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St. James deputies wrangle alligator in resident's yard [ Local Stories]

Wednesday morning deputies responded to a call in reference to an alligator under a house in Lutcher.



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Sources: 4 officers fired, 2 suspended after investigation into fiery salon crash [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Police Department is holding a news conference Wednesday regarding an update to an investigation into a crash and massive fire in Broadmoor.



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NOPD searching for missing Pine Village 15-year-old [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a missing 15-year-old from Pines Village.



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How to prepare your finances for natural disasters [ Local Stories]

CPA Kemberley Washington tells us what you can do right now to have your finances ready in case of an emergency.



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Storm recovery supplies delivered to Lafitte, Grand Isle [ Local Stories]

Statewide crisis cleanup line opens connecting volunteers with people in need



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Gretna Fest lineup released [ Local Stories]

Headliners include Rick Springfield, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.



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LSU student struck, killed by car was St. Charles native [ Local Stories]

A Louisiana State University student who was struck and killed after a traffic accident Tuesday night was a native of St. Charles Parish.



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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin loses another appeal [ Local Stories]

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has lost the latest appeal of his 2014 corruption conviction.



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Toxicologist: Pledge who chugged liquor 'dead man walking' [ Local Stories]

A toxicologist has testified that a fraternity pledge was a "dead man walking" after chugging liquor during a hazing event.



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Margaret's Weather Picture for July 17, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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WDSU Baby of the Day for July 17, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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Wednesday AM Videocast: Triple-digit feels today, spotty storms [ Local Stories]

Heat index values will top out near 105 for some locations.



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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Few afternoon storms [ Local Stories]

The Full Buck Moon is tonight. Native Americans named the July Full Moon the Full Buck Moon because this is the time the Male Deer began to grow antlers.

The Mississippi River is 16.1 feet. It will hold steady through Friday, and then begin a slow fall. It is forecast to be at 15.5 feet by July 27th. That is the trigger to begin closing the Spillway. The Spillway has now been opened 68 days for the 2nd opening. The first opening was for 44 days. The flood fight for the River at 15 feet or above is now 157 days.

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New Orleans Nightlife OfficeCould Create Harmony - [OffBeat Magazine]


Following the arrest of Little Eugene Grant, we reached out to Jocelyn Kane of RHI (Responsible Hospitality Institute), and formerly with the City of San Francisco, to write a response in our series of arts business guest columns provided by The Ella Project. Kane’s credentials and biography follow at the end of this Guest Blog.

 

Last Monday night, the New Orleans Police Department forcibly subdued and arrested “Little” Eugene Grant, a local musician on Frenchmen St. The arrest was witnessed by many and was also captured on video.  Social media wars and on site protests ensued in the days that followed, centered on the value of New Orleans nightlife and musical culture.

Jan Ramsey of OffBeat Magazine, responded quickly with a piece titled provocatively “Ban Brass Bands on Frenchmen?”  However, it did not conclude the article with this solution. Rather, she recounted a 20-year history of brass bands and retail brick and mortar store vacancies, as well as ill-informed responses by NOPD, to illustrate the ongoing and current conflict. Her conclusion begged for a productive, sustainable solution for the city’s nightlife and culture overall that respects all sides, creates space for compromise, and includes consistent enforcement.  Good on you, Jan. There is a solution.

There is a slow and steady, world-wide movement to create and install “Night Mayors” in cities who value their nightlife and culture. These cities include New York City, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam, Washington DC, Orlando, Pittsburgh and many more.

A “Night Mayor,” or more simply a single point of contact, most often a municipal employee, is charged with creating open lines of communication between those engaged in nightlife and culture and the city in all its regulatory forms.  In this case, the Night Mayor would be charged with bringing together on behalf of the city the bookstore owner, the brass bands and the NOPD to find the compromise in the short and longer term. Therefore, a Night Mayor needs to speak the language of nightlife operators as well as that of city bureaucracy. Not an easy task, but vital to success.

The brass band conflict is just a symptom of the disease…taking nightlife and culture for granted and believing that it will just “be there” for New Orleans residents and visitors without making plans to protect and enrich it for years to come.  In larger terms, there is a need for more holistic nightlife management. Cities are creating nighttime commissions, offices and alliances with dedicated staffing. These alliances vary in structure and name—Responsible Hospitality Council/Coalition, Entertainment Commission, Hospitality Resource Panels, Commissions, Offices, Departments, Task Forces—but they are united by similar objectives: To preserve and advocate for the social, cultural and economic value of dining and entertainment.

  • To monitor overall trends in the nighttime economy, which may require new resources, education or legislation.
  • To train and educate nightlife stakeholders to operate successful, sustainable businesses.
  • To ensure public safety while minimizing quality of life impacts.
  • To oversee compliance with codes and policies.
  • To liaise between government agencies and the nightlife industry in regard to regulation, policy and procedures.

While creating a new city office or commission might seem like a heavy lift, it’s nothing compared to the economic value of nightlife, or the less easy-to-count cultural value.  In fact, the first step typically in presenting this concept to policymakers and elected officials is finding out the actual economic impact of nightlife through a formal study. This has been done in all the cities mentioned above with Night Mayors, and in most cases, the numbers are staggering. New York City’s most recent study found the city’s nightlife economy accounts for 196,000 direct jobs and $6.2 billion in wages, as well as $1.8 billion in tax revenue for the city and state. More importantly, the study found that the nightlife sector was the only growth area in the city, and accounted for boosting lower unemployment figures and higher wages overall. These undeniable benefits are likely to be similar in a tourist destination like New Orleans. But the numbers must be counted in order to be used as an impetus toward creating a nightlife office or commission.   The concept is not new. OffBeat’s online Mojo Mouth (Ramsey) talked about it almost two years ago:

As Ramsey points out in her recent article, it will take guts for the City of New Orleans to embrace the notion of supporting its nightlife and culture in a sustainable way that treats everyone with respect. Creating a Nightlife Office or Entertainment Commission can do just that.

—Jocelyn Kane

Jocelyn Kane is the former Executive Director of San Francisco’s Entertainment Commission, which is charged with ensuring the health and vitality of indoor and outdoor entertainment venues in the City. Along with daily regulatory concerns, her most current policy work includes the first legislative protections for nightlife businesses from new residential and hotel construction in the US, and ongoing improvements to SF Bay Area late night/early morning transit. In addition, she has improved San Francisco’s sound ordinances over the past 10 years to make them easier to understand and implement citywide. Kane is now working as a Senior Consultant for the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI), and independently with cities in the North America on their nightlife policies. In this role, she has worked to improve nightlife in the City of Austin, TX, City of Toronto, ON (CAN), City of Dublin, IR, (EUR) and City of Victoria, BC (CAN).

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The International Space Station Visible Tonight [ Local Stories]

Look up for the International Space Station tonight. It is visible at 8:37 PM for five minutes. Look South low on the Horizon. The shuttle will be moving to the Northeast. Max height is 25 degrees.

The Full Buck Moon is tonight too. Native Americans named the July Full Moon the Full Buck Moon because this is the time the Male Deer began to grow antlers.

The Mississippi River is 16.21 feet. It will hold steady through Friday, and then begin a slow fall. It is forecast to be at 15.5 feet by July 27th. That is the trigger to begin closing the Spillway.

The Spillway has now been opened 68 days for the 2nd opening. The first opening was for 44 days.

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Man arrested in slaying of 75-year-old community activist [ Local Stories]

Police have arrested a man in the slaying of a community leader who founded Baton Rouge's African American history museum.



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Woman last seen on Poydras Street reported missing [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a woman who was last seen on Poydras Street.



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Woman at center of Essence Fest scam ordered to pay $94,000 in restitution [ Local Stories]


A woman at the center of an Essence Festival travel scam has been ordered to pay victims $94,313 in restitution.



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Scientist ready to get back to work after case dismissed [ Local Stories]



A prominent coastal scientist says he's ready to get back to work after charges against him on suspicion of stealing trade secrets were abruptly dropped.



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Pelicans introduce new team members [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Pelicans will hold a news conference to introduce new team members.



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10 historic homes in New Orleans to tour - [Curbed New Orleans - All]


From haunted to spectacular

As William Faulkner famously wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Nowhere does that feel more true than in his former hometown of New Orleans, where the city’s story is written in its brick-and-beam Creole cottages, bargeboard shotgun homes, and midcentury modern homes by the lakefront. The history of its architecture follows the history of its people, and with this in mind, Curbed New Orleans mapped 10 homes to tour, whether you’re a local or a tourist.


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Ask the vet: flea and tick treatment [ Local Stories]

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Baton Rouge police have wings, jumpsuit ready for man who stole 30 cases of Red Bull [ Local Stories]

The sheriff's office posted on Facebook, "Apparently this guy wanted some wings; and we've got a jumpsuit to go with them. Call us if you know him."



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Margaret's Weather Picture for July 16, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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WDSU Baby of the Day for July 16, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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Deputy adopts kitten found during Barry [ Local Stories]



A Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department deputy's family grew by one during Barry made landfall over the weekend.



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Voltage issue, 'internal issue' caused 2 of 4 pumps at Station Five to fail during flooding event [ Local Stories]



The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board director discussed Wednesday's rain event at a City Council Public Works Committee meeting on Tuesday.



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Wildlife and Fisheries: Do not feed alligators [ Local Stories]

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning the public to not feed alligators.



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Flushing drugs down toilet could lead to ‘meth-gators,' police say [ Local Stories]

The post comes after officers said they found a man trying to flush meth and drug paraphernalia.



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Funeral arrangements set for LSU student killed in helicopter crash [ Local Stories]

Jillian Clark was among seven killed after a helicopter crashed on its way from the Bahamas to Florida.



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Adults only Cool Zoo party planned at Audubon Zoo [ Local Stories]

Parents, leave the kids at home. The Audubon Zoo is hosting a Sip+Dip event at the Cool Zoo and Gator Run lazy river.



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Tuesday AM Videocast: Heat and spotty storms [ Local Stories]

Today, the area will transition back to the typical summertime pattern of heat, humidity, showers and storms.



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St. Roch homicide investigation [ Local Stories]

NOPD says a man was shot and killed in the St. Roch neighborhood



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Monday, July 15, 2019

Keep umbrella handy [ Local Stories]

We are going to get back to a typical Summer pattern. Hot weather is forecast Wednesday through Friday with highs in the low 90s and a few mid 90s possible. Rain chances go down to a 20% chance. Heat index will begin to go up. Rain chances are a little higher this weekend, but no major impacts forecast for your outdoor activities. Just be aware there will be some afternoon Storms.The Mississippi River is at 16.21 feet. This is day 156 for the River 15 feet and above. The Spillway has now been open for the 2nd time for 67 days. A slow closing of the Spillway is possible July 27th when the River is forecast to reach 15.5 feet at New Orleans.



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Mississippi River continues high [ Local Stories]

We are going to get back to a typical Summer pattern. Hot weather is forecast Wednesday through Friday with highs in the low 90s and a few mid 90s possible. Rain chances go down to a 20% chance. Heat index will begin to go up. Rain chances are a little higher this weekend, but no major impacts forecast for your outdoor activities. Just be aware there will be some afternoon Storms.

The Mississippi River is at 16.21 feet. This is day 156 for the River 15 feet and above. The Spillway has now been open for the 2nd time for 67 days. A slow closing of the Spillway is possible July 27th when the River is forecast to reach 15.5 feet at New Orleans.



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Insurance claims could skyrocket after rain event in New Orleans [ Local Stories]

Insurance claims could skyrocket after rain event in New Orleans



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Blood Center urges residents to donate after Barry impacted collection [ Local Stories]

Blood donors are needed after Barry halted blood collections over the last week.



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1 killed in quadruple shooting in New Orleans East [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Police Department is on the scene of a deadly shooting in New Orleans East.



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5,000 remain without power in Terrebonne Parish [ Local Stories]

Around 5,000 people are without power after Barry over the weekend.



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Louisiana coroner: Museum founder was suffocated to death [ Local Stories]

A Louisiana coroner has ruled the death of a 75-year-old woman who founded Baton Rouge's African American history museum a homicide by suffocation.



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Ironically, the high water impacted a US Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control project which was underway. [ Local Stories]

As residents of Plaquemines Parish deal with the remnants of Barry, water was still standing on Highway 23 Monday morning, forcing traffic to be rerouted until the water is drained.



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Man arrested on suspicion of looting in Houma during TS Barry [ Local Stories]

A man was arrested in Houma Saturday on suspicion of looting during Tropical Storm Barry.



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Wildlife and Fisheries warns of displaced wildlife following Barry [ Local Stories]

In the aftermath of Hurricane Barry, wildlife species will seek higher ground and be displaced into habitats they may not be familiar with.



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Voodoo Fest releases daily lineup [ Local Stories]

Voodoo festival organizers have released its day-by-day lineup.



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Shake Shack coming to Metairie [ Local Stories]

Shake Shack is opening another location in the New Orleans area.



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Man dies after being infected with flesh-eating bacteria on Florida beach trip [ Local Stories]

A Tennessee man died this week after being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to a Florida beach.



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Barry overwhelms sewage systems on Alabama coast [ Local Stories]

Authorities say rains from Barry overwhelmed sewer systems on Alabama's coasts, causing more than 250,000 gallons in spills.



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State Police investigate after Houma officers shot at while examining storm damage [ Local Stories]

The Louisiana State Police are investigating after two Houma police officers were shot at while assessing storm damage from Tropical Storm Barry.



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VA benefits now include urgent care at 67 Southeast Louisiana locations [ Local Stories]

One of the provisions of the Mission Act law established a new urgent care benefit that allows eligible veterans access to urgent and walk-in care at participating clinics in their communities.



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NOPD investigating fatal hit-and-run in Seventh Ward [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened Sunday.



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WDSU Baby of the Day for July 15, 2019 [ Local Stories]

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Rolling Stones set to perform at Superdome after postponing show during Barry [ Local Stories]

The Rolling Stones are set to rock the Superdome Monday night after initially postponing their show because of Tropical Storm Barry.



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Governor tours Barry impacts in Plaquemines, Terrebonne parishes [ Local Stories]

The Louisiana governor is set to tour Barry-related storm damage in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parish Monday.



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Monday AM Videocast: Flash Flood Watch until 6pm [ Local Stories]

The Flash Flood Watch has been extended until 6pm for all of southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.



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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Volunteers help feed residents after Barry [ Local Stories]

World Central Kitchen send volunteers across the state to give people meals after the storm.



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Inside Barry: Why our worst fears never materialized [ Local Stories]

Chief Meteorologist Margaret Orr breaks down the science around why Barry didn't quite materialize the way it was forecast.



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Water along the lakefront in Mandeville still a problem [ Local Stories]

Strong winds continue to push water from Lake Pontchartrain into Mandeville, flooding the coastline.



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Highway 23 reopens, life begins returning to normal [ Local Stories]

Flood waters have receded and residents are now able to move around on Highway 23 in Plaquemines Parish.



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Pumps didn't necessarily makes things better in some parishes [ Local Stories]

Some complain that the pumps actually made some flooding worse in at least one parish.



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'We were spared;' Mayor Cantrell talks about Barry [ Local Stories]

“We absolutely made it through the storm. Beyond lucky. We were spared,” Cantrell said.



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Mayor on Barry memes: 'They helped me a lot ... I can laugh at myself' [ Local Stories]

“They helped me a lot … just being able to laugh at myself ... and I can take it,” she said.



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Mayor Cantrell gives Barry shout-out to Travers Mackel [ Local Stories]

New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell takes a moment to thank WDSU's Travers Mackel for his Barry reporting.



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Thousands of birds fly north over Causeway before Barry [ Local Stories]

Thousands of birds fly north over the Pontchartrain Causeway before Barry, which is churning just south in the Gulf of Mexico.



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A warm and wet Sunday [ Local Stories]

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Flight board improving after early morning cancellations at Armstrong International [ Local Stories]

Flight board improving after early morning cancellations at Armstrong International



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Barry forecast to weaken to tropical depression soon [ Local Stories]

Barry forecast to weaken to tropical depression soon, but rain will continue across Louisiana on Sunday



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RTA to resume service Sunday afternoon [ Local Stories]

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority officials said bus service will resume early Sunday afternoon.



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VIDEO: Coast Guard helicopter rescues people from floodwaters in Terrebonne Parish [ Local Stories]

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans helicopter aircrews rescued people from floodwaters in Terrebonne Parish on Saturday as Hurricane Barry approached.



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Long lines Sunday morning at MSY following mass cancellations [ Local Stories]

Many travelers are still dealing with canceled flights



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TRACKING BARRY: The latest models and advisories [ Local Stories]

All eyes are on Tropical Storm Barry as it moves toward Louisiana



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Tropical Storm Barry moves north [ Local Stories]

Barry has weakened over Louisiana but the storm the storm still poses a significant flooding threat to many.



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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Thunderstorms wreak havoc in Belle Chasse [ Local Stories]

Thousands are without power after strong thunderstorms tore through Belle Chasse



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Water pours into Lafitte [ Local Stories]

Residents in Lafitte are hoping the floodwaters recede as fast as they rushed in.



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Slidell roads closed for flooding, poor visibility [ Local Stories]

Police decided to close roads in Slidell for flooding



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Some levees overtop in Terrebonne, but Houma dodges bullet [ Local Stories]

Some levees overtopped in Terrebonne Parish, but Houma dodged a bullet



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Barry continues to move north [ Local Stories]

Barry is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday



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St. Charles Park and Rec. director talks about shelter amenities during Barry [ Local Stories]

WDSU's Sherman Desselle talks with St. Charles Parks and Recreation Director Duane Foret about shelter facilities available during Barry.



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All flights cancelled at MSY ahead of TS Barry landfall [ Local Stories]

All morning flights going in and out of The New Orleans International Airport have been canceled.



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Barry impacting businesses along the Alabama Gulf Coast [ Local Stories]

See how people are preparing for Tropical Storm Barry along the Alabama Gulf Coast and how local businesses are being impacted.



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Couple celebrates marriage in French Quarter ahead of TS Barry landfall [ Local Stories]

There's nothing ironic about rain on this wedding day!



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Coast Guard rescue underway in Terrebonne Parish [ Local Stories]

The Coast Guard is working to rescue group of people stranded on remote island in Terrebonne Parish, officials said.



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How to stay safe while using a generator [ Local Stories]

The safe use of a generator is just as important as having one in your home.



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Flood waters approach Mandeville restaurant as Barry inches closer [ Local Stories]

Water is moving onto Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville.



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Tropical Storm Barry nears, thousands lose power [ Local Stories]

Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain are hitting Louisiana as the storm crawls toward the coast.



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Thousands without power as Barry lashes Louisiana [ Local Stories]

Thousands of people are without power across southeast Louisiana Saturday morning.



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Sorority donates thousands of meals after Barry cuts convention short [ Local Stories]

The meals will be given to storm shelters and first responders.



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Sluggish Barry to make landfall; Mississippi to crest lower [ Local Stories]

Barry is still expected to make landfall as a hurricane.



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La. National Guard: We've got heavy equipment ready for Barry [ Local Stories]

The Louisiana National Guard has equipment and manpower to handle anything Barry may deliver. La. Nat'l Guard has heavy equipment ready for Barry



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Friday, July 12, 2019

Tips for handling your pets during an emergency [ Local Stories]

Have pets? Here's some advice on how to make emergency plans for them, too.



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Barry's bands bringing rain across region [ Local Stories]

The bands of a very slow moving Barry are starting to dump heavy rain across southern Louisiana.



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Airport still open after some delays, cancellations [ Local Stories]

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is still open, but some passengers were affected by delays and cancellations ahead of Barry.



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St. Charles Parish adding pumps in Montz [ Local Stories]

The parish has brought in extra pumps to help manage water from Barry.



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