Electrical Fire at Armstrong International

Officials say sprinklers at Armstrong International Airport extinguished a fire in an electrical room last night. The airport has been largely empty with coronavirus drastically reducing flights and passengers. A spokeswoman says the fire suppression system worked properly and triggered sprinklers when the fire broke out on the third floor of the new terminal. No…

Dept of Health Numbers Jump

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of yesterday we had 5,237 reported cases. That’s up from 4,025 cases reported the day before. 239 people have now died from the Coronavirus, up from 185 just a day before. 1,355 COVID patients are in hospitals, 438 of them require ventilators. Orleans Parish has 1,834 cases reported…

Edwards Says State Must Do Better

Yesterday Governor John Bel Edwards said the sharp rise in coronavirus cases and deaths since the beginning of the week shows Louisianans need to do a better job at staying home. The governor said he has yet to see any evidence that we are beginning to flatten the curve. He added that the order’s going…

Corps Considering Opening Bonnet Carre

Rising water on the Mississippi has the Army Corps of Engineers considering opening the Bonnet Carre spillway. It would be a record third consecutive year if that happens. The Corps will make its decision by Friday. Current forecasts call for the river to rise to a level of 17.3 feet at the Carrollton gauge by…

Louisiana National Guard Responding to Crisis

The Louisiana National Guard is responding to the coronavirus crisis statewide, with the largest number of soldiers concentrated in metro New Orleans. Their disaster relief and response missions have about 1,200 soldiers doing anything from preparing meals, distributing personal protective equipment, securing space for emergency shelters and even swabbing people with coronavirus symptoms at drive-thru…

State Numbers Climb

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of yesterday we had 4,025 cases reported from 3,251 state tests and 30,853 commercial tests. 185 people have now died from the Coronavirus. 1,158 COVID patients are in hospitals, 385 of them require ventilators. Orleans Parish has 1,480 cases reported and 86 deaths have occurred there. There are…

Northshore Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund

The Northshore Community Foundation launched the Northshore Emergency Relief Fund on March 14, amid the growing COVID-19 crisis. By March 25, the Foundation had made its first round of grants to deploy much-needed funds to the critical organizations who are working to feed our most vulnerable populations. In its first round of grants, the Foundation…

Supplemental SNAP Benefits Today

Many Louisiana households who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in March will see an extra boost on their SNAP cards today, following a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorizing supplemental SNAP benefits to bring each household to its maximum allotment by size, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Households…

Parish Government Urging People to Stay Home

Parish Government says they have officially closed parks, playgrounds, and the Tammany Trace. Please know that should citizens choose to use the Trace for the next couple of weeks, there will be no presence of rangers for your security or to provide assistance to you, if needed. Additionally, the drawbridge near Lacombe remains in the…

Edwards to Extend Stay at Home Order

Yesterday Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said he is ready to keep stay-at-home guidelines in place and schools closed through the end of next month — April 30 — after the White House announced it is recommending people continue social distancing through that same time. The governor said a modification to his own stay-at-home proclamation…