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  New Orleans travelers take to skies despite COVID-19 warnings

New restrictions related to COVID-19 increases have come just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  Zurik: Newly hired RTA CEO has trail of ‘retaliation’ complaints, including a six-figure settlement to keep complaint quiet

  Heart of Louisiana: Louisiana Marketshops at the 115

P.J. Morton, Jon Batiste and other local artists receive Grammy nominations

Gov. Edwards hopeful some in La. could receive dose of COVID-19 vaccine before end of the year

President-elect Joe Biden officially names Baker native, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, as UN ambassador

NOPD arrests suspect in fatal Garden District double stabbing

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  Local small businesses make adjustments due to pandemic; embrace online merchandising

  Most Louisiana bars to be forced to close

7-year-old and 15-year-old injured in St. Roch shooting

  Food outlets adjust to new Covid-Thanksgiving realities

With rise in COVID-19 cases, Louisiana moves to ‘modified’ Phase 2

  Armstrong International seeing an increase in travel this holiday week

La. COVID-19 cases surge past national average; Jefferson Parish hit hard

The White House Coronavirus Task Force released its latest report concerning COVID-19 cases in Louisiana. The state says the situation has “gotten ever more dire in Louisiana.”

665 new COVID-19 cases, 53 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

101 new cases and 9 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Monday

  Cars crash causing New Orleans commuters problems headed in from the Twin Spans

Several vehicles were involved in an accident between Irish Bayou and Michoud on I-10 west headed towards New Orleans Tuesday morning around 6 a.m.

Court: Texas, Louisiana can end Planned Parenthood funding

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas and Louisiana can cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics.

  Shelby: Sunny & dry Tuesday, rain chances return Wednesday

  Local criminologist and local actor team up to provide sensitivity training for local law enforcement

  Air of Uncertainty: Judge’s ruling reinvigorates St. John citizens’ lawsuit against Denka-Dupont

Gulfport-Biloxi International prepares for holiday travel during pandemic

  Already struggling businesses miss out on more business with loss of Bayou Classic weekend

Krewe of Bacchus announces virtual 2021 Mardi Gras plans

  Dedicated group of people provide critical lifeline for seniors amid pandemic

When the pandemic began, it threatened a critical lifeline for so many seniors in our area. But thanks to a special group of people, the elderly didn't go hungry.

Coast Mardi Gras parade first to be canceled due to COVID risks

As concerns over the rising number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow, at least one Mardi Gras parade on the Coast has already been canceled due to the pandemic.

  Louisiana knows what percentage of COVID-19 vaccines to expect; has vaccination playbook

The Louisiana Department of Health urges the public to remain vigilant in wearing masks and social distancing despite the promising news about vaccines.

  Flu activity low in Louisiana during the ongoing pandemic

Doctors in Louisiana aren't seeing a lot of flu cases. They believe safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are the reason why.

  Rain chances increase as holiday nears

Humidity on the rise as well

  ‘COVID-19 has evaporated those dollars’: City of New Orleans to end State Trooper contracts, blames finances

The City of New Orleans says it can no longer afford to pay state police troopers to patrol the French Quarter.

NOPD homicide detective charged with driving drunk

A New Orleans Police Department homicide detective was booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the influence.

REPORT: Joe Burrow suffers torn ACL, MCL; tweets ‘See ya next year’

Former LSU Tiger and current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has injured his knee and was carted off.

  Orgeron talks about Finley’s play, defense against Texas A&M, injured players, & more

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron held his weekly Zoom meeting with sports journalists to recap the win over Arkansas and preview the upcoming game in College Station, Texas, against No. 5 Texas A&M.

  VIDEO: City of New Orleans announces plans for supplemental security in the French Quarter

City leaders will present a plan to provide additional security in the French Quarter

LDH: Nearly 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday

Louisiana will stay in Phase 3 and keep its current COVID-19 mitigation measures in place through at least Dec. 4.

La. approved for $200M+ in Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement funds for coastal restoration projects

Louisiana has been approved for $234.6 million in funding as part of the settlement from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill for coastal restoration projects in Plaquemines and Terrebonne parishes.

See LSU’s full football schedule; TV schedule updated

LSU will travel to College Station, Texas, on Nov. 28 for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPN but the SEC has not yet announced the kickoff times and TV networks for games scheduled on Dec. 5, as those matchups will be made on a six-day selection process.

699 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

80 new cases and no new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Monday

JPSO: Man shot and killed in Marrero early Monday

The man was shot in the 6700 block of Mather Drive around 5:30 a.m.

Lake Charles firefighters battle flames at apartments on Prejean Drive

No injuries were reported at the time of the fire

  IMAGES: Barataria Bridge struck by barge; Lafitte mayor says damage is ’significant’

A temporary transportation system is being set up for Barataria residents

  7 shot, 2 killed Sunday in New Orleans

A criminologist with LSU says the New Orleans murder rate is currently top five in the country. The city currently sits right behind Detroit.

Register for Tyrann Mathieu speaking series to curb violence in Louisiana youth

Tyrann Mathieu is giving back to his home state yet again.

  Shelby: Nice Start to the Holiday Week

We’ll kick off this holiday week on a nice note. A cold front crossed the area this morning, and breezy and cool conditions will be expected for the rest of the day. After a cloudy start, we’ll gradually see more and more sunshine through the late morning and into the afternoon.

“Taysom Time” at QB debuts with a win over the Falcons

Saints win streak moves to seven games

NOPD: One killed in Seventh Ward shooting

One person was killed in a shooting in the 2300 block of Annette Street.

NOPD: Police investigating fatal traffic accident that left one dead

One person is dead after an accident in the 3100 block of Rue Parc Fontaine in Algiers, La.

  Saints fans worry for future of fans in Dome given rising COVID cases

Pouring out of the Superdome was nothing but smiles as Who Dats took home a win against the rival Atlanta falcons.

NOPD: One injured in New Orleans East shooting

One person was injured in a shooting at the intersection of Hayne Boulevard and Burke Road.

NOPD: One killed, two injured in New Orleans East shooting

One man, one woman and an unknown victim were injured in the shooting, according to NOPD.

LDWF investigating fatal boating incident in Jefferson Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating a boating accident that occurred on Saturday in Lake Pontchartrain near Metairie.

  Nicondra: Pleasant start to Thanksgiving week

There’s not a huge temperature drop, but enough of a difference to notice by Monday afternoon with highs a good 6 to 8 degrees lower than the upper 70s seen on Sunday. Tuesday morning will likely be the coldest of the week.

NOPD: Two men injured in Gentilly shooting

One of the men was transported to the hospital via private transportation and the second man remains at scene as of 2:15 p.m. on Sunday.

  Local restaurants catering to smaller Thanksgiving gatherings

Several top chefs will be pre-preparing meals for those who will no doubt be holding smaller gatherings due to COVID-19.

“Taysom Time” begins against Falcons with Brees out with an injury

Falcons (3-6) at Saints (7-2)

NOPD seeks 17-year-old carjacking, attempted murder suspect

Kyren Washington is wanted for the carjacking and attempted murder of a woman in the 1700 block of Monroe Street

Taysom Hill will start against the Falcons

Drew Brees is out with broken ribs and a collapsed lung

779 new COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

98 new cases and no new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Sunday

Report: Drew Brees has 11 broken ribs

It was originally believed Brees broke five ribs along with his collapsed lung

  Zack: Another warm one to finish off the weekend

Highs will be in the upper 70s under lots of sun.

  Jefferson Parish prepares to amend, move forward with Mardi Gras parades for 2021

Van Vrancken says a working plan is to hold parades in May though that’s subject to change.

NOPD: Police investigating two separate shootings in New Orleans East

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating two shootings that occurred in New Orleans East.

  LSU outlasts Arkansas, 27-24

LSU traveled to Fayetteville to take on Arkansas in the “Battle for the Golden Boot” and was able to take the giant trophy back to Baton Rouge.

Precautionary boil advisory in effect for parts of St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Parish issued a precautionary boil advisory for Arbor Walk Business Park, Arbor Walk Subdivision and Natchez Trace Subdivision.

  Nicondra: Another cold front approaches, but little moisture for rain

Expect another pleasant day on Sunday with mild temps in the mid-70s to low 80s. A cold front moves in for Monday, but there is very dry air in place with little opportunity for more moisture it should pass through dry.

NOPD: Man killed in Gentilly shooting

Police say the shooting was reported at around 12:18 p.m. on Saturday evening. When police arrived, they discovered the man with multiple gunshot wounds.

  Local businesses hope for a lifeline this holiday season

As cases continue to rise across the state, shoppers say it’s important now more than ever to support businesses as long as it can be done safely.

NOPD searching for 16-year-old missing girl

16-year-old Naidlen Martinez Solis was last seen Nov. 17

St. James Parish man killed in train accident

The victim was identified as Ridge Michael Melancon

Report: New Orleans Pelicans finalizing trade with OKC for Steven Adams

The 6′11 center averaged 11 points and over 9 rebounds a game last year and is known for his strength and defense down low.

1,972 new COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

237 new cases and 4 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Saturday

Zack: Quite warm this weekend but dry

Highs will soar into the upper 70s both Saturday and Sunday.

LSU students protest, call for action in light of sexual misconduct allegations

LSU students and club leaders marched all the the way from the LSU parade ground to the Pete Maravich assembly center to make a statement right across from Tiger Stadium.

Healthcare workers worry about staffing as COVID-19 cases rise

More people are testing positive and the numbers are rising once again. The Governor warns, this surge of COVID-19 is worse than ever before.

City says Covid-19 test results taking longer than normal due to increased demand

Louisiana reported 2200 new Covid-19 infections Friday. The Health Department's dashboard shows 4800 new cases but that's because of a backlog linked to a problem with the electronic reporting system.

Drew Brees placed on injured reserve

Brees will be out a minimum of three weeks

Rex Organization cancels Mardi Gras ball in wake of COVID-19

The Rex Organization announced it will be the latest iconic carnival krewe to not hold its annual reception ball in 2021. The announcement was made due to coronavirus constrictions.

Harahan’s police chief returns from coronavirus stint at EJ Hospital

Harahan police chief Tim Walker, works from home, after a stint at the hospital with coronavirus

State police investigate deputy involved shooting in Tangipahoa Parish

Louisiana State Police are investigating the shooting of a Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy and another person.

LSP: Tanker driver rear-ended trooper on shoulder before explosion

Both drivers suffered moderate injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

LDH: More than 4,814 new cases of COVID-19 reported Friday with addition of testing backlog

The Governor’s Phase 3 order has been extended until Friday, Dec. 4.

Thousands of patients’ information potentially accessed after cyber breach at LSU Health

LSU Health New Orleans Health Care Services Division said it became aware of a cyber intrusion into an employee’s electronic mailbox.