Health experts believe anxiety and depression will become a national crisis following pandemic

As a mom of three young kids and a counselor at a school, Stephanie Strain knows life during the pandemic can be stressful.

  Jefferson Parish parents call for transparency after learning about new upcoming school times

  Less people than anticipated celebrate Memorial Day on the lake

  RV sales jump 170% during coronavirus pandemic, says association

  LDH: 11 new deaths reported; more than 28,000 COVID-19 patients recover

  Firefighters battle 3-alarm fire in Treme

I-10 East re-opened at Irish Bayou after being closed due to downed power line

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  Memorial Day weekend expected to look a lot different this year

NOPD investigating shooting in Lower Ninth Ward

  COVID-19 testing opens at St. Anthony of Padua Church as concern for Hispanic community grows

  Ninth Ward shooting leaves one man dead

Woman seriously injured in Terrytown shooting

  COVID-19 pandemic will affect hurricane prep

NOPD investigating shooting on Marais St.

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting Treme that has left a man injured.

Man injured in Gallier St. shooting

NOPD reported the shooting around 7:20 p.m.

  Temperature screenings required before people enter casinos

For the first time in weeks most Louisiana casinos, outside of Orleans Parish, opened to the public.

  More COVID-19 testing and reporting underway in area nursing homes

After a month and a half hiatus, the state of Louisiana has once again begun publishing COVID-19 numbers as they relate to more than 200 nursing homes across the state.

Kenner caretaker arrested for third time for abuse of man with cerebal palsy

  St. John Parish shifting to Phase One, barber shop eager to reopen

  City Park to re-open some attractions this weekend as part of “Phase One”

Saenger Theater and Mahalia Jackson Theater to remain closed

  Tourism leaders target close by markets to boost visitors to Louisiana

Gov. Edwards stresses social distancing and testing as La. sees more than 600 new cases of COVID-19

Slidell woman arrested after shooting boyfriend

Deputies were called to a home in the Kings Point area of Slidell around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday by a person saying a man was shot by his girlfriend.

  New Orleans businesses prepare to re-open with phase 1 restrictions

Normally packed with customers for happy hours and sporting events, Cooter Brown's sports bar is only trickling out take-out orders right now.

  Coronavirus continues, but the next crisis is already on deck

The St. Charles Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management say they are attempting to get people paying attention to both.

  Jefferson Parish officials outline Phase 1 of reopening

Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee-Sheng says the guidelines should continue until there is a vaccine.

  NOFD: 2-alarm fire in Gentilly damages multiple townhomes

The New Orleans Fire Department battled a two-alarm fire Monday afternoon in Gentilly that left eight townhomes damaged.

Jefferson Parish to follow state Phase 1 guidelines for 21 days

Governor John Bel Edwards announced Monday that he will be ending the statewide stay-at-home order on Friday, May 15.

  Food bank president predicts need will persist for 18 months

The Second Harvest Food Bank’s regional president says the non-profit will likely distribute box meals for months.

  State fire marshal not issuing citations but teaching business owners with distancing violations

The State fire marshal says he and his office will be on call this weekend in case any restaurants don’t comply with regulations.

Thibodaux man killed in single-vehicle crash

Louisiana State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that has left a Thibodaux man dead.

La. Dept. of Health: 30,652 cases of COVID-19, 2135 deaths reported

Louisiana Department of Health officials have been tracking the number of cases of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, across Louisiana.

JPSO investigating homicide in Marrero

An autopsy will be conducted to determine an official cause of death.

  City Council to consider extending eviction moratorium

The resolution would fall with the Federal CARES Act guidelines.

MISSING: Police search for Bogalusa man who disappeared

The Bogalusa Police Department is looking for a missing man. They have help from other law enforcement agencies, but want the public’s help as well.

Man in critical condition following Harvey shooting

JPSO reported the shooting around 2:45 p.m.

Single-vehicle crash kills Mount Hermon man

Louisiana State Police says a Mount Hermon man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night.

  ’Short term solution’: Concern grows over extending eviction moratorium

As the courts remain closed under COVID-19, so are evictions in the city of New Orleans. But a council resolution to extend that moratorium on evictions until August 24 would further align the city with the Federal CARES Act.

SJSO searching for vehicle connected to Laplace shooting

Deputies are searching for a late model blue Ford F-150 FX4 Platinum.

  City Park digs into reserve funds as it loses majority of its revenue during pandemic

City Park has lost 90 percent of their revenue, including $1.1 million in April alone.

  City leaders grapple with huge deficit

The administration is discussing financing a $100 million bond loan which could be paid out over 15 years to help ease the pain.

POETRY IN MOTION: Dillard University alum wins Pulitzer Prize

After graduating from Dillard in 1998, Brown pursued a Master's in Fine Arts at the University of New Orleans and later a Ph.D. from the University of Houston.

COVID-19 cases increase, but more than 20,000 have recovered

The number of patients hospitalized continues to decrease

Man dies following Central City shooting

Officers responded to a shooting call around 8:45 p.m. in the 2100 block of Fourth Street.

  City expands walk-up COVID-19 testing to underserved neighborhoods

Starting Tuesday, New Hope Baptist Church will offer free testing for COVID-19. It's one of the latest "non-traditional" sites popping up in the city.

  City of New Orleans gives update on city’s finances during COVID-19 pandemic

The City of New Orleans shared the status of the City’s finances and said early retirements could be coming for employees, and all departments could take a hit.

  State health department to expand contact tracing, officials call it ‘crucial step’

The state health department is working on a contract to hire between 300 and 700 contact tracers.

  GNO Inc. shares recommended guidelines for businesses to reopen

GNO Inc. says businesses across the board want to re-open and jump start the economy, and those businesses are willing to go to great lengths to do that.

Louisiana relaxes restrictions for some businesses across state, Orleans Parish excluded

While the stay-at-home orders has been extended until May 15, it also includes three changes for area business owners.

  Hard Rock demolition steps could begin as soon as Monday after City and owners reach agreement

Work to demolish the Hard Rock Hotel construction site could start as soon as Monday after months of delays.

NOPD to release video of shooting that injured two NOPD officers

Both officers suffered minor injuries and are expected to recover.

Woman injured in Fontainbleau neighborhood shooting

Officers responded to the 3000 block of Broadway Street and found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound.

  Algae blooms showing up in Lake Pontchartrain

Boaters spotted patches blue green algae blooms near the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Fox 8 checks in with a water quality specialist to find out if we could see a repeat of last summer's widespread toxic algae.

  Hospitals see positive results in COVID-19 patients treated with plasma from recovered donors

East Jefferson Hospital sees improvement in patients hours after transfused with convalescent plasma.

  Gov. Edwards meets with President Trump as La. reports 27,600 cases of COVID-19, 1,802 deaths

Louisiana residents are in for two more weeks of the stay at home order.

  Second-round of strong storms leads to damage and power outages

Severe weather on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning left many areas in Southeast Louisiana with downed trees, power lines and power outages.

  Some restaurant owners upset after mayor issues city stay-at-home order

Some New Orleans restaurant owners are expressing frustration after learning the changes to the governor’s stay-at-home mandate wouldn’t apply to them.

  Released inmates supervised on ankle monitors but their type of release could make a big difference

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the city’s jail population decreased from more than a thousand in March to just under 800 today.

  Childcare providers prepare with new procedures during pandemic

Now as the economy trickles open some providers are looking ahead to make sure kids have a safe place to go when parents return to work.

  Woman recovering after vehicle falls into Lake Pontchartrain

Authorities pulled her car from the lake today after the crash on a northbound crossover which is not part of the $100 million safety improvement program that is now wrapping up.

Lower Ninth Ward shooting leaves one injured

Police responded to a call of a shooting in the 1400 block of Alabo Street just after 3 p.m.

  Doctors to begin non-emergency medical and surgical procedures

Hospital officials say people are delaying procedures out of fear of contracting coronavirus.

One dead, one injured in Algiers shooting

Police responded to a call of a shooting in the 2100 block of Cobblestone Lane just after 5:30 p.m.

  Self-test site opens for bayou parish residents

Bayou parish leaders announce opening of self test site at Lafourche Sheriff's Shooting Range in Raceland.

  ‘I think it’s going to help us to close the grieving process a lot better’: Family hosts drive-thru funeral wake

The coronavirus has changed every aspect of life, even how families grieve.

Residents line up early for food distribution at Household of Faith

Several organizations along with New Orleans City leaders will distribute the goods on a first come, first served basis beginning at 9 a.m.

Missing Jazz Fest? Find out where you can still get a taste of the festival

Foodies looking for their Jazz Fest fix can feast on some of their favorite dishes at home.

  ‘It’s really rough and being in a spot like we’re all in,’ a Jazz Fest vendor said

Thursday would usually be the start of Jazz Fest, where you would usually expect iconic music drifting over crowds of people.

  Adopt-A-Senior trend gets big local response

A Facebook group helped connect more than a thousand graduating Seniors with people hoping to make their disrupted graduation plans a little bit easier to take.

Two arrested after body of man found in Bogalusa

Washington Parish deputies received a call that the body of a man was found on the side of Highway 1072.

COVID-19 mobile testing site closed at Xavier University Thursday

The decision to close the site is due to the risk of severe weather Thursday afternoon.

  Plan to demolish Hard Rock collapse site under review

A plan to take down the Hard Rock collapse site is now under review as New Orleans city officials stress that there is no more time to waste.

NOPD investigating New Orleans East homicide

Officers responded to a shooting call in the 7600 block of Dalewood Road just after 6 a.m. Thursday.

  St. John Parish leaders are not ready to discuss a possible date to reopen

St. John Parish leaders say the health and safety of residents are top priority.

  Music industry workers foresee longer recovery period; assistance available

This time of year would normally mean big business for musicians and others working in the industry. Instead, many are worried about just getting by.

NOPD investigating homicide in Milan neighborhood

Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 3600 block of Loyola Street around 9:25 p.m.

  ‘The first thing I saw him, tears came to my eyes’: Family members recount visits on COVID-19 hospice wing

Like many families splintered by Covid 19, Willie Smith was separated from his 67-year-old father, already critically ill in the hospital with the virus. But he was determined to be by his side.

Chalmette man arrested in connection with Meraux homicide

Deputies arrested 34-year-old Brandon Encalade and booked him with second degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Joshua Mayberry.

  Northshore Food Bank seeing higher demand for assistance during pandemic

On the Northshore a steady stream of people needing food line up three times a week at a food bank that has seen demand double.

  Gov. Edwards evaluating if Louisiana is ready to begin reopening as number of COVID-19 deaths grow to 1,405, 24,854 cases

As of Tuesday, April 21 at 11:55 a.m., the Louisiana Department of Health reported the following cases for the state.