The stories his loved ones told had the same things in common. They say Philips was set apart from the rest, an independent thinker who was fearless, incredibly smart, funny, and creative. He made you feel seen and was accepting of everyone no matter what.
“What is it that’s going on, we’re getting to the point where kids are that interested in stealing usually pennies worth of stuff that they feel they also need to protect themselves with that kind of hardware and where the hell are they getting that kind of hardware quite frankly,” said Sainato.
Councilwoman Carlee White Gonzales said today that it is time for starting pay for officers in the city to be more competitive with what’s offered in neighboring municipalities and parishes and that the city has the money to do it.
“This is a big step. This is a major step because now the criminals know somebody’s watching,” said concerned New Orleans East resident John Alfred. “Maybe that can slow them [criminals] down. At least it’s some form of prevention.”
The Save Our Soul Coalition has grown to include over 30 community groups. Now the local NAACP and a handful of elected officials like Councilmember Kristin Palmer and State Representative Royce Duplessis are also voicing their opposition.
Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a state of emergency due to the potential weather threats associated with Potential Tropical Cyclone 3, a tropical system expected to impact the Gulf Coast this weekend.
A Jefferson Parish woman thought someone got into her Amazon account, running up hundreds of dollars in charges. It turns out it was all a scam, and the consumer lost hard-earned money. She shared her experience with the FOX 8 Defenders to warn others.
“Over the last six to eight weeks, we’ve seen an increase in RSV and parainfluenza-- two viruses that we commonly see in the winter months,” said Dr. Leron Finger, a chief quality officer at Children’s Hospital New Orleans.
“This building is incredibly important to New Orleans economy to the hospitality industry and to our residents itself so we want every world-class event that’s looking for a home to consider the superdome in its selection process its good for the city its good for the building it’s good for the team,” said Martindale.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is looking closely at a bill that would allow most people to be able to carry their firearms concealed without taking a training course but the bill’s chances of being signed into law are looking slim-to-none.