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Orleans Public Schools have ‘fluid’ plan for returning to school

Leaders within the New Orleans Public Schools are keeping a close eye on the latest coronavirus trends and say they have a fluid plan in place. As of now, schools are set to start in early August, but school leaders say they are ready to pivot at any moment. School officials say when schools reopen…MORE

Vice President Pence arrives in Baton Rouge for COVID-19 meeting with Gov. Edwards

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Baton Rouge Tuesday to discuss the state’s coronavirus response. Pence is expected to meet with Gov. John Bel Edwards to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had across the state. Pence and Edwards will also discuss federal assistance that has aided the state’s response. Edwards and Pence will be joined…MORE

Power restored to more than 19,000 in Kenner, River Ridge

More than 19,000 people were without power for hours in Kenner and River Ridge on Tuesday morning. Entergy did not say what caused the outage, but did confirm power had been restored to the area.A heat advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Heat index values will range from 108-112 during…MORE

Nation’s oldest fishing rodeo in Grand Isle canceled because of COVID-19

The International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo Board has announced that the annual event, scheduled to take place on July 23 through the 25, has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The rodeo board made this decision with the health and safety of workers and attendees in mind. The Jefferson Parish Administration and Jefferson Parish Council…MORE

Man shot in head, killed in Marrero; JPSO investigating

A man was killed after he was shot in the head in Marrero, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, deputies responded to a report of gunfire in the 2000 block of Mather Drive. When deputies arrived, the found the man with a gunshot wound to his head. He was…MORE

New Orleans mayor, FEMA discuss hurricane season

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell was joined by FEMA Tuesday to discuss hurricane season and infrastructure work in New Orleans. Cantrell toured the Sewerage and Water Board’s Carrolton Plant with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor. She spoke about how the city’s aging infrastructure could impact hurricane season. They also spoke about COVID-19 safety measures and how…MORE

Beloved Jefferson Parish restaurant catches fire overnight

A beloved Jefferson Parish restaurant caught fire overnight, according to Jean Lafitte mayor-elect Tim Kerner Jr. According to Kerner, Restaurant des Familles caught fire Monday night. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire, but there was extensive damage, according to Kerner. READ MORE:Beloved Jefferson Parish restaurant catches fire overnightCHECK OUT WDSU:Get all the New…MORE

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