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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Former Saints LB Jonathan Vilma has high hopes for 2020 Saints defense [ Local Stories]

Former Saints LB Jonathan Vilma has high hopes for 2020 Saints defense



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Slidell woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges in case of dog with missing legs [ Local Stories]

Buddy, who has a new family, has recovered from his injuries and is mobile, thanks to a special wheelchair.



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New Orleans launches COVID-19 meal assistance program [ Local Stories]

The City of New Orleans announced the commencement of its COVID-19 meal assistance program Tuesday, which will engage local restaurants to provide food to eligible New Orleanians experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



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Gov. Edwards signs bill protecting autistic children, adults in Louisiana [ Local Stories]

Gov. Edwards signs bill protecting autistic children, adults in Louisiana



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Mandatory COVID-19 testing at nursing homes yields surprising results in New Orleans [ Local Stories]

Data is starting to come in from the first results of mandatory coronavirus testing at every nursing home statewide.



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New video shows terrifying carjacking in Gentilly [ Local Stories]

In the video, the teens can be heard yelling at the woman to get out of her car followed by a scream.



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New Orleans Superstar and Queen of Bounce Big Freedia Will Host City Park Cooking Show - [Eater New Orleans - All]


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Learn how to make You Already Know stuffed bell peppers and booty smac ‘n cheese from the Queen of Bounce

The Queen of Bounce and New Orleans native Big Freedia will host a series of live, outdoor cooking demonstrations from New Orleans’s City Park every Thursday for the month of July, beginning this Thursday. While the (limited) number of tickets for the July 2 event are sold out, the weekly Garden Cookout with Big Freedia will be livestreamed on her website and social media.

Big Freedia will host the cookout-themed demonstrations in City Park’s botanical gardens in front of a small, socially-distanced audience. A press release teased dishes like You Already Know stuffed bell peppers, booty smac ‘n cheese, and fresh grilled asparagus, all using herbs and vegetables from the edible garden.

Big Freedia has been a longtime tastemaker and influence in New Orleans’s food world, landing her own rosé in 2017 and developing plans for a cookbook. The New York Times published a list of her New Orleans restaurant recommendations last year, which included local favorites like Manchu, Neyow’s Creole Cafe, and the newer Morrow’s. She’s been live-streaming two cooking shows since quarantine started, ‘Whatcha Cooking Wednesdays’ and ‘Sunday Gospel Brunch.’ Of the garden cookout, she said “I am so excited to get people back together in an outdoor environment. To partner with City Park, who have been educating the public about gardening and food, is an honor.”

To purchase tickets for future events, see here, and check Big Freedia’s Facebook and Instagram for the livestreamed shows.

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Accused deacon George Brignac breaks back in jail fall, lawyer says [ Local Stories]

A former Catholic deacon awaiting trial for child rape is in the hospital after falling from his bunk at the Orleans Justice Center jail, according to his lawyer. George Brignac, 84, has been in jail at University Medical Center since the weekend, attorney Martin Regan told WDSU.



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US court rejects majority Black Louisiana judicial district [ Local Stories]

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has overturned a lower court ruling calling for a majority Black judgeship election district in a south Louisiana parish.



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Louisiana session reaches final hours with budget unresolved [ Local Stories]

The special session began June 1. The majority-Republican House and Senate crafted the agenda themselves, sidelining Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.



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Go 4th on the river Independence Day firework show cancelled because of COVID-19 [ Local Stories]

The annual Go 4th on the River Independence Day firework show in New Orleans has been cancelled this year because of the coronavirus.



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Date set to remove bodies of construction workers trapped inside Hard Rock Hotel collapse site [ Local Stories]

The City of New Orleans said demolition at the site of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel is on schedule.



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3 New Orleans Pelicans players test positive for COVID-19 [ Local Stories]

Three New Orleans Pelicans players have tested positive for coronavirus, according to David Griffin, New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president.



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City of New Orleans providing update on coronavirus response in city [ Local Stories]

The City of New Orleans remains in phase two of reopening and is enforcing the use of face masks in public.



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WDSU Baby of the Day for June 30, 2020 [ Local Stories]

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Margaret's Weather Picture for June 30, 2020 [ Local Stories]

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Accused deacon George Brignac dies at 86 [ Local Stories]

A former Catholic deacon awaiting trial for child rape has died, according to attorney Martin Regan.



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Louisiana lawmakers winding down coronavirus special session [ Local Stories]

Louisiana lawmakers have reached the final hours of a coronavirus response special session that must end Tuesday.



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Triple digit feels, more dust [ Local Stories]

The week will be loaded with heat and humidity and low rain chances.



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Jefferson Parish business owners and residents express mixed emotion about new mask mandate [ Local Stories]

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Take breaks from the heat [ Local Stories]

Dust returns Tuesday into Friday. looks like it will be pretty thick Thursday. The concern is of course Air quality. It is an issue for people who have difficulty breathing. The dust will then diminish again, but return next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Watching a couple of areas in the Tropics. A tropical wave 600 miles east of the Southern Windward Islands is causing limited shower activity. The National Hurricane Center now says a near zero percent chance of tropical development.

A trough of low pressure off the coast of North Carolina has a 10% chance for tropical development. It is expected to move NE, and stay offshore. It will be absorbed by a frontal boundary Wednesday.

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FIRST LOOK: New 'splash shield' could be used by high school football teams this fall [ Local Stories]

Offers protection for football players from harmful droplets caused by talking, sneezing and coughing in close proximity.



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Take breaks from the heat [ Local Stories]

Highs through Thursday will be in the low to mid 90s. The heat index from 100 to 106+. A few storms in the afternoon will briefly cool us down, but temps will pop up again.

There are two areas we are watching in the tropics. A tropical wave 600 miles East of the Windward Islands now has a near 0% chance tropical development. A trough of low pressure along the coast of NC has a 10% chance of tropical development.

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Biloxi City Hall closes after employee contracts coronavirus [ Local Stories]

City Hall will reopen to the public Tuesday morning after the building is sanitized.



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Police reel in Louisiana man captured swimming in fish tank [ Local Stories]

Police in Louisiana were able to reel in a man captured on video swimming through a fish tank



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Gov. Edwards says Louisiana will not move into phase 3 [ Local Stories]

The announcement comes after multiple COVID-19 clusters were reported in Southeast, Louisiana.



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Flatten the curve: Graphs, map shows coronavirus cases, deaths in Louisiana [ Local Stories]

We're tracking the curve of coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths that have occurred in Louisana.



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Flatten the curve: Graphs, map shows coronavirus cases, deaths in Louisiana [ Local Stories]

We're tracking the curve of coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths that have occurred in Louisana.



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Scalise calls SCOTUS decision on Louisiana abortion law 'failure to protect innocent life' [ Local Stories]

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released a statement Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics.



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As virus cases spike, Louisiana struggles with tracking work [ Local Stories]

Contact tracers face unanswered calls, privacy concerns and distrust. Data from the state health department shows only 59% of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 since mid-May have responded to phone calls from contact tracers.



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Boil Water Advisory issued for parts of New Orleans East [ Local Stories]

The S&WB has issued a limited precautionary boil-water advisory for the Village De L’est, Willowbrook, and Alcee Fortier areas.



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Some Florida beaches to close July 4th weekend due to COVID-19 [ Local Stories]

Some Florida beaches will be closed the weekend of July 4th because of coronavirus concerns.



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Orleans Parish School District looking to rename schools that 'better represent our values' [ Local Stories]

The Orleans Parish School District issued a statement Monday regarding the call to rename schools in the district.



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'Great day for Mississippi' Legislature approves bill to change state flag [ Local Stories]

The Mississippi Legislature made history Sunday, approving a bill that will change the state flag and erase a Confederate battle emblem that’s broadly condemned as racist.



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New Orleans Coast Guard Veteran turns 100 years old, celebrated with drive-by parade [ Local Stories]

Andy Washington is a World War II veteran who served in the Coast Guard from 1942-1946. A parade of well-wishers drove through his neighborhood to celebrate with him.



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Man ejected from motorcycle, killed on South Broad Street [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that happened Sunday night on South Broad Street.



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New Orleans man arrested for illegal dumping in New Orleans East [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested a man who they say is a repeat offender for illegal dumping in New Orleans East.



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Bird causes massive power outage in Marigny, power restored [ Local Stories]

More than 9,000 people lost power in the Marigny Monday morning.



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13-year-old shot while sleeping in Lower Ninth Ward, NOPD says [ Local Stories]

According to police, the teen is recovering after he was shot in the hand while laying in bed.



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St. Francis of Assisi robbed twice in Uptown New Orleans [ Local Stories]

St. Francis of Assisi was robbed twice in the last week. The first incident a safe was robbed, and the second incident valuable and sacred items were stolen, according to the church.



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Gunfire, pursuit with suspect, officers ends in crash in Westwego, NOPD says [ Local Stories]

NOPD officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect and engaged in a pursuit Saturday before a crash in Westwego, according to the New Orleans Police Department.



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With two days left in special session, lawmakers still discuss budget [ Local Stories]

The Louisiana Senate has adopted a more than $35 billion spending plan for the financial year that starts within days.



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Margaret's Weather Picture for June 29, 2020 [ Local Stories]

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WDSU Baby of the Day for June 29, 2020 [ Local Stories]

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Hot and humid with daily rain chances [ Local Stories]

Get ready for a hot and humid week! Heat index values will range from 100-105 this week.



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Kenner PD say organizers did not have a permit for 'Summer Jam,' that ended in gunfire [ Local Stories]

Kenner PD say organizers did not have a permit for 'Summer Jam,' that ended in gunfire



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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Police investigate shots fired at Kenner party [ Local Stories]

Officials say shots rang out at a non-permitted party



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Shooting investigation in New Orleans [ Local Stories]

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Jefferson Parish officials solve train dispute in Old Metairie [ Local Stories]

Jefferson Parish officials solve train dispute in Old Metairie



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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Community holds Peace with Police rally [ Local Stories]

Community members put on a rally to create an open dialogue with police officers.



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Videocast: Less dust, spotty storms daily [ Local Stories]

Air Quality impacts from Saharan dust will be even lower into Sunday and Monday. Spotty storms will be possible daily next week.



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Will Guillory is optimistic the Pelicans can make a run to the playoffs [ Local Stories]

Will Guillory is optimistic the Pelicans can make a run to the playoffs



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Larry Holder on Saints training camp and biggest surprises for upcoming season [ Local Stories]

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Explaining racism to kids: 'It’s anxiety building for both of us in different ways' [ Local Stories]

Explaining racism to kids: 'It’s anxiety building for both of us in different ways'



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Friday, June 26, 2020

Marginal risk severe [ Local Stories]

Clouds, dust and an onshore flow will prevent temperatures from dropping a lot. Lows will be in the mid 70s to even low 80s. The humidity is really high too. Dew point at the Airport is 77. The heat index in the evening was still in the mid 90s. Rain and storms chances are low, but there is a risk for severe storms mainly on the Northshore. The risk is low. The concern is for damaging winds in storms.

40% rain and storm chances Sunday. Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.

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NBA releases Pelicans schedule for restart of the season in Orlando [ Local Stories]

NBA releases Pelicans schedule for restart of the season in Orlando



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Louisiana front-line workers may soon see $250 'hazard pay' [ Local Stories]

The money would be doled out to workers who meet the list of job criteria, make $50,000 or less and had to report to a job outside of their home for at least 200 hours from March 22 through May 14.



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Rapper Huey, known for ‘Pop, Lock & Drop It,' killed in shooting [ Local Stories]

A St. Louis rapper who went by the stage name Huey was killed in a shooting that also wounded another man, authorities say.



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Slidell apartment complex manager accused of embezzling [ Local Stories]

A Slidell apartment complex office manager was arrested after the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said it was discovered she had embezzled a large sum of money.



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2 arrested after K9 helps net drugs, $16k in cash after traffic stop near Slidell [ Local Stories]

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit found a large amount of drugs and cash during a traffic stop on Interstate 12 near Slidell.



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Century-Old New Orleans Brewery Dixie Beer Will Change Its Name - [Eater New Orleans - All]


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“In light of critical conversations about racism and systemic social issues” across the country, the company is dropping “Dixie” from its name

Dixie Beer, a regionally-iconic beer brand founded in New Orleans more than 110 years ago, will soon have a new name. In a statement released Friday, owner Gayle Benson said that in light of the “critical conversations about racism and systemic social issues” taking place in the country, “we find it necessary to reflect on the role our brewery can play in making our home more united, strong, and resilient for future generations.”

Benson said that the company will seek input from “community stakeholders” to choose a new name for the brewery and its products that “best represents our culture and community.”

Gayle and Tom Benson bought the company three years ago, and Gayle took over Dixie — as well as the Saints and Pelicans franchises — when Tom died in 2018. Founded in 1907, it was the only New Orleans brewery to survive Prohibition, growing into a cheap, local go-to. It stopped production when Hurricane Katrina flooded its Tulane Avenue brewery in 2005, with production eventually being picked up by other breweries. After the Bensons bought it in 2017, they revealed plans for a $30 million, 80,000-square-foot brewery in New Orleans East as part their effort to relaunch the brand. The new brewery and visitors attraction debuted in January 2020.

Dixie is a nickname for the southern U.S., once divided from Northern states by what was called the Mason-Dixon line. A song by the same name became an unofficial anthem for the Confederacy during the Civil War, creating the word’s association with the unrecognized republic.

Dixie Beer is the latest brand to announce a name change in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests and a broader conversation about racial equity and the historical roots of racism taking place across the United States; others include the makers of Eskimo Pie, Aunt Jemima, and Uncle Ben’s Cream of Wheat. This week country music trio the Dixie Chicks announced they were dropping the word “Dixie” from their band name, becoming just “The Chicks.”


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Teachers take to French Quarter streets to rally against coronavirus guidelines released by state [ Local Stories]

Many teachers say they are not only concerned about the virus, but also equal pay, resources for social workers in all schools, and diversity for all teachers and staff.



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Massive pothole in Algiers Point slated for repair [ Local Stories]

The repair will take two weeks to complete and will begin July 6.



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Lusher school officials respond to calls for name change [ Local Stories]

Officials from Lusher High School have released a statement after a group released a list of demands, calling for the school to be renamed.



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Louisiana's oldest resident turns 111 years old; family finds unique way to celebrate birthday [ Local Stories]

Louisiana's oldest resident turns 111 years old; family finds unique way to celebrate birthday



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New Orleans is remaining in Phase Two. Here is what you can and cannot do [ Local Stories]

Louisiana, along with the City of New Orleans, will stay in Phase Two as coronavirus cases continue to surge.



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NOPD consent monitor pans poor supervision in task force report [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Police Department’s task force operations are heavily criticized in a new report today from federal monitors. It highlights poor supervision of the proactive police teams, no clear mission and major issues with paperwork.



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JP President: 'Coronavirus is not political. Wear a mask' [ Local Stories]

Jefferson Parish officials will be holding a news conference Friday to discuss the latest on coronavirus cases in the parish.



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Gayle Benson will rename Dixie Beer [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson announced Friday that she will be renaming her beer company Dixie Beer.



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Where Y'at Six Pick 6/26 [ Local Stories]

Here are the Where Y'at Six Picks for June 26.



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Semolina restaurant closing because of coronavirus impacts [ Local Stories]

A Metairie restaurant that has been around for 30 years is closing because of impacts from the coronavirus.



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Boil water advisory issued for some Slidell residents after water main break [ Local Stories]

A boil water advisory was issued Friday morning after a 10-inch water main in Slidell ruptured, causing the system to lose pressure.



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Air quality impacts from Saharan dust, spotty storms [ Local Stories]

Saharan dust will be widespread across SE Louisiana and coastal MS Friday. Levels will gradually lower through the weekend.



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Mr. Mardi Gras, Blaine Kern dies at 93 [ Local Stories]

Mr. Mardi Gras, Blaine Kern dies at 93



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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Showers diminishing [ Local Stories]

Hazy and hot weather today, then the rain and storms fired up and moved over South Central Louisiana towards BR and then across the Northshore. The rain tapered off as it moved ENE. Winds gusted to 64 and 68 mph at Tiger Stadium! We had a Flash Flood Watch posted, but rainfall was light over areas that got the heavy rain Wednesday. The Watch was dropped a bit before it was set to expire.

The Saharan Dust looks to hang out in our area into early Sunday, it then moves out for a couple of days. More dust looks to move into area Tuesday afternoon and hang out into Saturday. Dust helps prevent tropical development, but causes Air Quality issues.

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Tulane researchers developing COVID-19 treatment [ Local Stories]

Protein designed to block virus from attacking cells



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'I don't feel any safer': Teachers react to new state guidelines [ Local Stories]

Education officials encouraged to seek school staff feedback



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Rain started later today, so it was hotter [ Local Stories]

Had some rough weather this afternoon fire up in the Baton Rouge area. Winds gusted to 68 mph at Tiger Stadium. Those storms died down as they moved NE. A Flash Flood Watch was posted through 7pm, but the NWS cancelled it before it expired. We just did not see heavy rainfall. The heaviest rain yesterday was in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. That was the area we were most concerned with for flooding, but we did not have heavy rain there today. We still have showers moving in from the Gulf, but it is not heavy rain.

Saharan Dust is likely impacting the rain. It is a dry warm layer in the atmosphere. It is also providing lots of condensation nuclei. The moisture is condensing an the dust, and it is forming more of a cloud deck than rain.

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Republicans resume bid to override Louisiana virus state of emergency [ Local Stories]

A group of conservative House Republican lawmakers is restarting a stalled effort to override Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ disaster orders enacted because of COVID-19.



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Got less than a green thumb? Ms. Gloria is here to help [ Local Stories]

Before I embark on my last-ditch effort at finding my green thumb, I turned to Ms. Gloria for wisdom on all things gardening and wrote down her advice so I wouldn’t forget.



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72-year-old attacked by pit bulls in Mandeville [ Local Stories]

A 72-year-old woman is in critical condition after the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office said she was attacked by her two pit bulls Thursday afternoon at her home in Mandeville.



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New Orleans Creates Task Force to Enforce COVID-19 Guidelines at Restaurants - [Eater New Orleans - All]


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The creation of a task force follows complaints against Lakefront restaurant Felix’s and Irish Channel bar Tchoup Yard

A new task force will ramp up enforcement of COVID-19 safety guidelines at New Orleans restaurants, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a press conference Wednesday. The announcement of increased inspections follow complaints against the Lakefront location of Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar and Irish Channel bar Tchoup Yard for hosting a group that has since been linked to a local cluster of coronavirus cases.

The Mayor announced the task force — to include New Orleans Department of Code Enforcement, the NOPD, and state agencies — in a press conference in which she also warned that with local cases on the rise, “if the city has to shut down we will do that, without any hesitation at all.”

NOLA.com obtained emails through a public records request showing that city and state health officials are investigating Felix’s and Tchoup Yard after each hosted Isidore Newman high school graduation parties in late May. The president of Felix’s Restaurant Group Robbie Orgeron confirmed to WWL that the Louisiana Department of Health inspected the popular lakefront seafood restaurant on Tuesday, saying that it had “followed the rules” and that “we have never had one of our employees test positive” for the virus. The Tchoup Yard has not responded to WWL or NOLA.com’s report.

COVID-19 cases are accelerating in New Orleans, with the city averaging 32 cases per day since Saturday. The Mayor and City Health Department Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno said Wednesday that if the city sustains a growth rate averaging 50 cases per day, restrictions could be reintroduced.

Along with the rest of Louisiana, New Orleans will not move forward with loosening further restrictions at this time, for now maintaining the current phase two occupancy rules of 25 percent at bars and 50 percent at restaurants.

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Second Harvest Food Bank provides thousands of meals for 3 months straight [ Local Stories]

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect families across New Orleans, the Second Harvest Food bank is also continuing it's largest food distribution effort since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.



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NFL owners approve covering seats closest to field to protect coaches, players from COVID-19 [ Local Stories]

Some fans could be losing their seats during the NFL football season this year.



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InspireNOLA Charter School high schools hosting in-person graduations [ Local Stories]


InspireNOLA Charter School seniors of Edna Karr High School, Eleanor McMain Secondary School, and McDonogh 35 High School will have an abbreviated, in-person graduation ceremony at Pontchartrain Convention and Civic Center on July 1 and 2. This is an invitation-only event.



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Saharan dust is here; This is what you need to know [ Local Stories]

The Saharan dust has made it's way to Louisiana.



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Coast Guard, St. Tammany Sheriff's Office on scene of flipped barge near Eden Isle [ Local Stories]

The St. Tammany Sheriff's Office and the Coast Guard are on the scene of a flipped barge in Lake Pontchartrain near Eden Isle in Slidell.



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Dr. Corey Hebert talks about young people with coronavirus and more [ Local Stories]

WDSU Medical Editor Dr. Corey Hebert talks about the latest coronavirus numbers in the state and its impact on young people.



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Louisiana unemployment claims still at record high [ Local Stories]

Nearly 20,000 people in Louisiana filed new unemployment claims last week.



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Louisiana paramedic fired for post that shows KKK hood [ Local Stories]

He was suspended last week when his Instagram posts drew backlash and led to calls to the company's office.



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Rescue underway on barge in New Orleans [ Local Stories]

According to the New Orleans Fire Department and EMS, a technical rope rescue on empty crude oil inland barge on Patterson Drive is underway.



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Mississippi governor says he is 'torn' on flag issue [ Local Stories]

Gov. Tate Reeves issued a statement Wednesday night on Mississippi's controversial state flag bearing the Confederate battle emblem, amid growing calls for legislators to take it down.



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JPSO investigating early morning homicide in Harvey [ Local Stories]

According to Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, deputies responded to the scene at 6:45 a.m. in the 1000 block of Orange Blossom Lane.



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Louisiana Department of Education releases guidelines on returning to school during COVID-19 pandemic [ Local Stories]

The Louisiana Department of Education has released guidelines for returning to school during the coronavirus pandemic.



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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for SE Louisiana and coastal Mississippi through Thursday evening [ Local Stories]

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for SE Louisiana and coastal Mississippi through Thursday evening



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More than $100K in band equipment stolen from local charter school [ Local Stories]

More than $100K in band equipment stolen from local charter school



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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Louisiana senators urged to wear face masks while at the Capitol [ Local Stories]

Louisiana senators urged to wear face masks while at the Capitol



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Storms fire up around Noon [ Local Stories]

The severe weather risk is not as high Thursday. Wednesday was a rough go at the very start. We had Tornado Warnings posted in Washington Parish into Pearl River County in the morning. There was a Tornado Warning near Belle Chasse. There was another Tornado Warning for the Gulfport area where there is a confirmed EF-0 Tornado with winds of 60 mph. Tree branches crashed into a Condo causing some structural damage. There were several Tornado Warnings in the BR area. There is a confirmed EF-1 tornado with winds of 110 mph. The tornado was on the ground for 3.5 miles with a width of 100 yards. There was building damage along I-10. A vehicle was lifted and tossed onto the interstate. There was some minor damage to Westminster Elementary School. There was also flooding in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Doppler indicated rainfall amounts were as high as 7.6 inches. We also had a Tornado Warning for lower Lafourche near Port Fourchon, but the storm stayed just offshore.

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NOPD searching for person of interest sought for questioning in homicide on I-10 [ Local Stories]

The homicide happened June 13 in the 8400 block of South I-10 Service Road.



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RTA enforcing use of masks on public transit in New Orleans [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans RTA is enforcing riders and operators to wear masks while using public transit.



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Growing through a pandemic: How to start a garden, why it can help [ Local Stories]

Digging in the dirt and nurturing plants into blooms has long been recognized as a great way to find relief from stress, among other benefits.



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Woman shot, killed in New Orleans East on Burke Road [ Local Stories]

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide in New Orleans East on Wednesday.



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Owners are balancing the safety and financial challenges of jumpstarting business at 25 percent capacity

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s June 9 announcement that bars could reopen at 25 percent capacity when the city began its second phase of reopening on June 13 was met with a mixed response from the local bar community. Aware of the scenes and resulting citations from the day that restaurants and bars with food permits reopened for dine-in service in May, owners had to weigh the potential risks with limited rewards.

Like many bars owners in the city, T. Cole Newton of Mid City cocktail destination Twelve Mile Limit and “wine dive” Domino in Bywater furloughed his entire staff in March. After the phase two announcement, he set out to begin bringing staff back, albeit gradually. He’s now offering limited weekend hours and patio seating at Twelve Mile Limit, and in the case of the Domino, setting up tables on St. Claude Avenue’s neutral ground (the grassy median separating lanes of traffic). “I’m comfortable staying one step behind what is allowed to see how things go,” he said.

Newton isn’t too worried about patrons flouting the rules — which are to wear a mask when entering and while moving around the bar. “If you don’t show up with a mask, you aren’t coming in,” he said. “You can’t move furniture around. Honestly, bartenders are used to having difficult conversations — to ensure that everyone is respectful, or to regulate an unwanted come-on to a customer, so we have a safe space. This is just one more aspect of that.”

Polly Watts has spent the past 35 years overseeing her popular craft beer bar, the Avenue Pub on St. Charles Avenue. Watts, who is known as an industry organizer and advocate, is approaching this new turn with typical sanguine energy. At the outset, when the pub closed, she turned the space into a community kitchen, producing close to 2,000 meals for folks affected by COVID-19. “Because we serve food, we could have opened in May, but we didn’t feel comfortable letting people in. I have to keep my people safe,” she said. She made batched staff meals for staffers and their families and ordered supplies in bulk, so nobody in her 35-person team had to grocery shop. “I wanted to keep them out of the stores. Nobody got sick.” She even worked with the New Orleans Health Department to use the pub as a community testing site, with 284 service people getting tested.

For reopening, Watts decided to institute table seating (rather than letting customers seat themselves), with a team member showing guests to the bar or reconfigured dining area. She installed plexiglass dividers all along the bar to set off the space. Guests must wear masks to come in. “We’ve had a few people walk out, but the response has been overwhelmingly positive. You have to have a plan; if not, there will be chaos. A bar is a social place, I get it. Table service allows us to eliminate the cocktail-party atmosphere that will happen once people start drinking. For now, she’s open Thursday through Sunday for limited hours. “We’re going to keep this system in place for a while. What the city allows is one thing; what I’m comfortable with is another.”

As the manager of Belle Epoque, the upscale absinthe-themed cocktail bar and restaurant behind the Old Absinthe House, Laura Bellucci is used to Bourbon Street’s raucous crowds — which is one reason she’s still not open. Her bar first opened in October 2019, kicking off a nonstop marathon through Mardi Gras that ground to a halt March 15.

Bellucci as well as several of her team members have immunodeficiency disorders, and there is no way she’s taking any risks. “I never thought being aware of a person’s health this way would be something I’d have to deal with as a manager,” she said. “But it’s brought all of us closer. I’ve been really proud of how my company has handled this — they don’t want to open just to have to close again like places in Texas and Florida.”

Bellucci is likely going to wait until New Orleans moves into the next stage of reopening (which has not yet been determined) and is monitoring the situation closely. “The more people drink, the more they ignore guidelines. And we’re on the biggest drinking street in the world.” When she does open, there will be a zero-tolerance policy for customers who flout the rules. “We only want people who will respect our standards of safety and cleanliness. If I lose business, so be it.”

When he opened his Marigny bar in February, DJ Johnson could never have imagined he’d have to close in mid-March. Johnson moved back to his hometown of New Orleans from Atlanta and changed careers, purchasing the pink building and adjacent space that used to be Gene’s Po-Boys to open his classy New Orleans Art Bar at 2128 St. Claude.

Offering a changing menu with New Orleans favorites like barbecue shrimp and chargrilled oysters in an art-centric space, Johnson is now open at 50 percent capacity from 4 to 10 p.m. during the week and until midnight on weekends. Masks are necessary to come in, and hand sanitizer is offered through the bar. “I’m optimistic, but it’s tough once you fall behind on bills. Because I only had six weeks of financial records, I couldn’t get [Paycheck Protection Program] money, and I’ve sunk my savings into opening this place. I’m starting to see some consistency. I’m hopeful.”

A pioneer of the craft cocktail movement in New Orleans and co-owner of Tales of the Cocktail, Neal Bodenheimer is a respected hospitality leader in the industry. He owns Uptown’s acclaimed cocktail bar Cure and co-owns French Quarter cafe Cane & Table. Both were closed for two months, until May 16, reopening at 25 percent occupancy with outdoor seating.

Bodenheimer says it’s almost like starting over. “We are wired to always default to hospitality, but safety is most important.” Trying out new strategies and using the process of trial and error, “We’re more like the 2009 Cure than the 2020 Cure,” he said. “This is an exceptionally reflective time. What’s scary is if there’s one issue, we could have to shut down. I’m not ready to go 50 percent — we have to be 100 percent ready for that.”

A lesson he learned from Katrina is to be present every day. “If you zoom out to the big picture, you won’t make it, because it seems impossible. Take one step at a time, and in six months, you’re in a different place. That’s disaster recovery.”

Eater is tracking the impact of the novel coronavirus on the city’s restaurant industry. Have a story to share? Reach out at nola@eater.com.


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WATCH LIVE: Gov. Edwards providing latest information on coronavirus in Louisiana [ Local Stories]

Gov. John Bel Edwards is holding a news conference on Wednesday to provide an update on the latest coronavirus data across the state.



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JP officials expect major budget cuts because of pandemic [ Local Stories]

According to Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, the parish is having to make $19 million in budget cuts.



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S&WB said turbines 1 and 6 are in operation for street flooding [ Local Stories]

The S&WB said turbines 1 and 6 are up and running to power the drainage system if necessary, along with portable generators.



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Say what?!?! 15 NFL quarterbacks better than Drew Brees? NBC analyst Chris Simms says, "Yes!" [ Local Stories]

NBC's Chris Simms has Drew Brees ranked as the 16th best QB in the NFL



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New Orleans city leaders providing update on coronavirus cases in parish [ Local Stories]

New Orleans city leaders are holding a news conference Wednesday to address coronavirus cases across the parish.



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Slidell seeing spike in mental health, overdose calls during coronavirus pandemic [ Local Stories]

According to the fire department, officials for St. Tammany Fire District No. 1 said they have noticed a huge uptick in overdose cases from March through June of 2020 versus the same time frame last year.



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Louisiana family questions lack of hate crime charge in stabbing [ Local Stories]

The family of a Louisiana man who was stabbed over the weekend is calling the assault a hate crime, but police say there’s no evidence to support that.



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Street flooding and severe storms possible [ Local Stories]

Street flooding and isolated severe weather will be possible with storms this week.



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Flooded streets, water rescues reported in Houma [ Local Stories]

The Houma Police Department is urging residents to stay off the roads because of street flooding Wednesday morning.



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Heavy rains cause street flooding across New Orleans [ Local Stories]

Several streets have flooded in New Orleans after heavy rain moved through the area.



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Parking restrictions lifted in New Orleans due to severe weather [ Local Stories]

Parking restrictions have been lifted in New Orleans due to severe weather



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Thousands without power in Jefferson Parish [ Local Stories]


Entergy reported 2,200 customers without power in Jefferson Parish Wednesday morning. The majority of outages were in Bridge City and around Lafreniere Park.



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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Local kids sports league shuts down after two test positive for COVID19 [ Local Stories]

Local kids sports league shuts down after two test positive for COVID19



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Marginal risk severe [ Local Stories]

Looks like some rain and storms will fire up in the morning and then linger into the afternoon. Stay weather aware. Rain chances are a little lower Thursday. 50% chance of rain and storms with highs upper 80s to near 90. Saharan Dust is moving into the area by then. We actually have some dust in the area now. It will become more obvious Friday. An Air Quality Alert may be necessary.

Tropical storm Dolly has little convection at the center. It is moving over cooler water. It is expected to be a remnant low Wednesday.

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Saharan Dust [ Local Stories]

Rain chances stay high through Thursday. 50% chance. Highs upper 80s to near 90. 40% rain chance Friday and Saturday with highs near 90.

Saharan Dust is likely already in the area. Dust will increase over the next few days. It will be most dense Friday. An Air Quality alert is possible.

Dolly is a tropical storm well SSE of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Max winds 45 mph. Moving ENE 12 mph. Dolly will likely be a remnant low Wednesday.

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Harahan cheer gym temporarily closes after cheerleader contracts COVID-19 [ Local Stories]

Todd Becnel, the owner of LTCA and NOLA All Stars said the child was in the gym last week.



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Film Industry looking to get back to work in New Orleans by late July [ Local Stories]

The Louisiana Film Industry is planning to get back to work in a matter of weeks.



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New Orleans city leaders say moving into phase three up to the public in following directions [ Local Stories]

As of Tuesday, 7,571 people tested positive for the coronavirus in Orleans Parish. There have been 529 deaths associated with the virus in the parish.



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Mississippi bill would ban abortion for race, sex, genetics [ Local Stories]

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves is expected to sign a bill that would ban abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus.



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JPSO searching for missing 72-year-old Harvey man [ Local Stories]

Anyone with information regarding Farrow's whereabouts is asked to call our Missing Persons Section at 504-364-5300 or call 911.



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"I am in denial," Magazine Street store owner closing down [ Local Stories]

"I am in denial": Magazine Street store owner closing down



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Dead 80-pound iguana found in freezer at Florida pizza joint [ Local Stories]

State inspectors say they found an 80-pound iguana stashed in the freezer at a Florida pizza joint.



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HR9 calling for JPSO to purchase body cameras passes unanimously in the house [ Local Stories]

A resolution pushing Jefferson Parish sheriff deputies to wear body cameras was passed unanimously out of the House Committee on Criminal Justice Thursday without objection.



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JPSO addressing protests on recent shootings, body cameras [ Local Stories]

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is holding a news conference Tuesday to addressing protests on recent shootings as well as the public's call for body cameras.



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Mississippi lawmakers pass bill to ban abortion based on race, sex, genetics [ Local Stories]

Mississippi legislators have approved a bill to ban abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus.



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