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The FBI is now involved in the murder investigation of a New Orleans man at the center of a Federal investigation. Someone killed Cornelius Garrison just days after the Feds indicted him in a sprawling probe involving staged tractor trailer accidents.
Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng says a multi-million dollar project to improve drainage on Metairie Road hasn't been abandoned. But, she says her drainage department will have to regroup to find another way to fix flooding in the area.
Venetian Isles was dealing with high water from Beta Monday. "I've been back here about 30 years and every year the water seems like it comes up more and more," said Venetian Isles resident David Bordelon.
The Governor's Office says Jefferson Parish does not meet the gating criteria right now to open bars there. Only parishes with a positivity rate of 5% or lower for two consecutive weeks are allowed to do that under the new phase 3 guidelines.
Bars are closed in New Orleans, restaurants are operating at limited capacity, and Bourbon Street looks deserted. It's the reality of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The French Quarter looks a far cry from what it normally would during the city's annual Southern Decadence holiday weekend.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness or GOHSEP says while two storms forecast to make landfall along the Gulf Coast around the same time presents a unique challenge, the preparation is the same.
Leslie Baptiste and Orville Lowery both say they struggle to make ends meet. "It's hard out here. It's hard to make ends meet. It's hard to survive and a lot of us are looking for work, the majority of us are looking for work, but, there is no work to be found," said Baptiste.
The New Orleans Health Department Director says right now the City is on track to return children to the classroom after Labor Day. Officials look at three Covid-19 metrics when deciding whether it's safe to do that, the testing positivity rate, adequate testing and the average daily case count.
During a data presentation Wednesday, New Orleans Health Department Director, Jennifer Avegno, M.D., said New Orleans has been seeing a daily Covid-19 case count at 50 or below for the first time since the city’s phase 2 spike.
Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng says she asked school district officials to consider a late start date for the school year because of the ongoing pandemic. We spoke with her Thursday following an emotionally charged school board meeting Wednesday night.
The Archdiocese of New Orleans removed a deacon from ministry Monday following a report of abuse. V.M. Wheeler has been assigned to St. Francis Xavier in Metaire since his ordination in 2018. Wheeler is also a partner at New Orleans law firm, Chaffe McCall, LLP.