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What you need to know about today’s expected severe weather

Heavy rainfall is expected Thursday morning with the worst impacts expected during peak commute hours. Our greatest threat comes from heavy rainfall and possible flooding, which is why we’re under a flood watch until noon on Thursday.Related: What to do if it floods in New Orleans This is all due to a potent storm churning…MORE

LaPlace man arrested, accused in fentanyl overdose death

A LaPlace man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a fentanyl overdose death. Irvin J. Scioneaux Jr., 56, was arrested and faces charges in connection with the drug overdose death of Frank Lozano, 58, of LaPlace. Scioneaux faces charges of second-degree murder and possession of oxycodone. Deputies say on Sunday, May 22, around 6:30 p.m.,…MORE

Bill would outlaw school spankings without consent in Louisiana

A bill approved by the Louisiana House would require schools to get a parent’s written consent before spanking or paddling a child. The bill by Rep. Stephanie Hilferty, a Metairie Republican, had started out as a ban on corporal punishment in schools. As amended on the House floor, the bill would prohibit the spanking of…MORE

Man killed in Marrero shooting

A man was shot and killed in Marrero Wednesday night, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Just before 8 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 1800 block of Westminster Boulevard in reference to gunshots. Deputies found a man in front of a residence. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.JPSO said it appears…MORE

‘We have fallen in love with them:’ Sacred Heart accepts 4 kids from Ukraine

New Orleans is more than 5000 miles from Kyiv, Ukraine.Many of us here have watched the destruction and devastation caused by Russia’s invasion — hundreds of thousands of people forced to evacuate to other countries.Many have come to New Orleans.One Uptown school has not only opened up its hearts, leaders there have also opened up…MORE

Louisiana lawmakers debate over removing concealed carry restrictions

House Bill 37 was discussed on the Louisiana Senate floor Wednesday. The measure, authored by Rep. Danny McCormick of the Shreveport area, would remove training and permit requirements to carry a concealed gun if passed. McCormick says it removes government restrictions between law-abiding citizens and their Second Amendment rights. He believes if a resident can…MORE

WATCH NOW: Fun, sloppy and awkward…Saints rookie crawfish boil

For the first time since 2019, The Touchdown Club of New Orleans held its annual Saints rookie crawfish boil.The entire 2022 rookie class was in attendance for the 48th annual crawfish boil and for most of the rookies they were getting a taste of crawfish for the very first time.All five of the drafted players,…MORE

St. Mary’s Academy Class of 2022 receives more than $5 million in college scholarship

The “small but mighty class” consisting of just 19 young ladies earned collectively $5.6 million from several universities across the nation. The young ladies were also accepted into more than 100 universities. Two young ladies Sariah Idell Alridge and Kennedy Osum received more than $1 million dollars in scholarships individually. For the past 20 years,…MORE

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