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5 shot, injured near Bourbon Street and Orleans Avenue

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured multiple people early Sunday morning.Officers reported the incident just before 3 a.m. near the intersection of Bourbon Street and Orleans Avenue.Five people were hurt. There is no word on their conditions at this time.Investigators told WDSU that one person was detained. They did not…MORE

Attendee at St. Louis County Council vote to overturn mask mandate tests positive for Covid-19

Attendee at St. Louis County Council vote to overturn mask mandate tests positive for Covid-19

A person who attended a St. Louis County Council meeting last week where officials voted to overturn a mask mandate has tested positive for Covid-19, officials said Saturday. “Out of an abundance of caution it is recommended that anyone who attended the council meeting quarantine for the next nine days and monitor their symptoms,” the…MORE

NOPD investigating late night, double shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a double shooting that happened late Saturday night.Investigators say two men were taken to a local hospital by private means after suffering gunshot wounds.The shooting is believed to have occurred near the intersection of L.B. Landry Avenue and Mardi Gras Boulevard.There is no word on the victims’ conditions…MORE

Portion of I-10 shutdown in St. Charles Parish due to police activity

In St. Charles Parish, a portion of I-10 West is shutdown due to police activity.According to the sheriff’s office, the closure is related to an investigation in neighboring St. John Parish.The westbound lanes of I-10 are closed at I-310.Drivers traveling toward Laplace are being asked to avoid the area by detouring to Airline Highway.WDSU will…MORE

UK scientists believe it is ‘almost certain’ a coronavirus variant will emerge that beats current vaccines

UK scientists believe it is ‘almost certain’ a coronavirus variant will emerge that beats current vaccines

An analysis by British academics, published by the UK Government’s official scientific advisory group, says that they believe it is “almost certain” that a SARS-Cov-2 variant will emerge that “leads to current vaccine failure.” SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes Covid-19. The analysis has not been peer-reviewed, the early research is theoretical, and does not…MORE

As Monster Jam and Satchmo Summerfest make comebacks, so do the masks

Some major events returned to New Orleans Saturday night — and with them, the masks.At the newly dubbed Caesars Superdome, tens of thousands of spectators welcomed Monster Jam. The truck series’ stop marked the venue’s largest event since before the COVID-19 pandemic.The city’s latest mask mandate, reinstated Friday, meant fans had to keep their faces…MORE

‘Do it for the people you care about’: Florida woman urges people to get vaccinated after losing her dad and brother to Covid-19 the same week

‘Do it for the people you care about’: Florida woman urges people to get vaccinated after losing her dad and brother to Covid-19 the same week

Payten McCall, 24, and her family were afraid to get vaccinated, but now she’s urging people not to make that mistake after losing her oldest brother and her dad to Covid-19. Her dad, Mark McCall, 60, died early Friday morning in the Covid ward of a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital where her mom, Sherry McCall, 58,…MORE

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