Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead; New York gets ventilators from China

President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy ba

History making New Orleans Saints kicker dies during coronavirus crisis, report says

Legendary New Orleans Saints place kicker Tom Dempsey died Saturday night after a battle with COVID-19. He was 73.

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SJPFD: 2 cars parked on the same street set on fire within 24 hours in Mount Airy

JPSO sergeant hospitalized with coronavirus has died

Louisiana to receive more ventilators from federal stockpile, Gov. Edwards says

La. Dept. of Health reports 12,496 cases of COVID-19 and 409 deaths; more ventilators on the way

  State health leaders say Morial Convention Center is ready for COVID-19 patients

The Medical Monitoring Station is only for COVID-19 patients transferred from hospitals and no longer need an acute care hospital bed
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  Feds recommend Americans wear face masks; NY governor says he’ll seize ventilators

"If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

  New Orleans Mayor Cantrell said the city should expect to see more deaths; masks for public recommended

  Harahan council member: St. Joseph Nursing home ‘over fumigated’

  Loan programs kick off for small businesses affected by COVID-19, local banks play a critical role

  Slidell officers making too many ‘nuisance calls’, instates 11pm curfew

  Delays in coronavirus test results causing frustration for residents and officials

  Local business donate materials for reusable face masks

  The Bonnet Carre Spillway opens for the third year in a row

  ICU nurse speaks out about the stressful, exhausting work taking care of COVID-19 patients

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  US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

The U.S. shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of the new coronavirus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.

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Zurik: Attorneys ask judge to end St. Tammany Jail’s extended use of holding cells, citing concerns of COVID-19

Attorneys suing the St. Tammany Parish Jail over extended use of holding cells, keeping inmates there for days -- if not weeks -- are asking a judge to step in and force the jail to stop those practices amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisiana.

Zurik: Attorneys request state, federal investigations into St. Tammany Jail’s cramped holding cells

Attorneys who previously filed a class-action lawsuit regarding the cramped holding cells in the St. Tammany Parish Jail are now seeking investigations into the practice on both the state and federal level.

  Zurik: Healthcare workers among the first to be tested at drive-thru sites have not received results

When drive-thru testing sites were established in New Orleans to test for COVID-19, healthcare workers and first responders were the first to get tested. But a week after those frontline workers were tested, their results are still outstanding.

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History making New Orleans Saints kicker dies during coronavirus crisis, report says

Grad transfer linebacker Jabril Cox commits to LSU

Cox will be a part of LSU's 2020 recruiting class

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Dorignac’s Grocery in Metairie closes for week after employee tests positive for COVID-19

  Record heat possible next week.

  St. Tammany leaders address boaters not following social distancing

Gov. Edwards: case increase not as drastic, but climbs to 10,297 with 370 deaths in Louisiana

Slidell to start 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. curfew on Friday

Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal and Mayor Greg Cromer have issued a mandatory curfew for the City of Slidell starting Friday night at 11 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m.
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  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.

  SEC cancels all sports for remaining 2019-2020 athletic year; extends suspension of athletics activities

NOPD: Don’t gather in large groups and try to be home by 9 p.m.

COVID-19 ‘clusters’ at La. nursing homes

State provides relief for TOPS-eligible students during coronavirus crisis

COAST IN CRISIS

  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open Bonnet Carre Spillway Friday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says new Mississippi River projections will force them to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Friday.

  New life comes to a Louisiana island

Pelicans return to Queen Bess Island, recently restored through an $18 million project