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'The time for pleasantries has passed': New Orleans City Council presses police chief on crime wave

Friday, January 21, 2022
NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans City Council held its first of two special meetings devoted to crime Thursday, pressing the city's police superintendent on his plan to curb an ongoing violent crime wave. NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson held the...

New Orleans Fire Department provides heat safety tips

Friday, January 21, 2022
NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Fire Department released the following safety guidance ahead of cold weather conditions this weekend. SMOKE ALARMS:   • Best level of protection installs in every bedroom and every bedroom hallway...

Southern University lays out COVID vaccination proof, exemption deadlines

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Southern University laid out important dates for its COVID-19 vaccination requirement in a series of tweets on Tuesday. By 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, students must submit proof of full vaccination, an exempt...

Husband of missing woman believed to have been found in freezer calls for no bail of man accused

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
NEW ORLEANS — The family of a woman believed to have been decapitated in New Orleans is holding a news conference Tuesday to demand a man arrested for obstruction in the case to be held without bail. Micah Dardar is holding a news conference on ...

A Moral Imperative and a Case for Action

Thursday, January 13, 2022
State Sen. Joe Bouie has sounded the alarm. Citing a Stanford University study and a legislative audit, the lawmaker says it is time to end the failed experiment that has gripped public education in New Orleans for nearly 16 years. Sen. Bouie has ...

Pick up a free COVID mask that protects you better than a cloth mask

Thursday, January 13, 2022
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Health Department wants you to mask up – and trade up – to a mask that offers better protection from coronavirus than the cloth mask you’ve probably been wearing. In announcing a reinstatement of the city mask...

The harsh reality for workers who can't do their jobs from home

Thursday, January 13, 2022
New York (CNN Business)Sam Dancy has witnessed it all during his 30 years at supermarket chain QFC in Seattle. But the Omicron variant is pushing him to the brink. Dancy is a front-end supervisor overseeing the store's cash register...

‘9 hours in the cold:’ Family furious after child forgotten in daycare van

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Rochester family called for accountability Monday after their 4-year-old was left inside a van at her daycare center. Makyia Artis’ family said she was picked up Friday morning by the Living Waters Childcare van service...

NOPD announces it will no longer implement drug charges for simple possession of marijuana alone

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
NEW ORLEANS — The NOPD announced that beginning this week the department will no longer issue citations for small possessions of weed alone in the parish. Monday the people of New Orleans spoke out.  Ashana, a New Orleans resident ...

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