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NFL Network’s David Carr: New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders offers something Saints ‘haven’t had in a while’

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New Orleans mayor: Stay home amid coronavirus or face arrest, penalties

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell doubled down Monday on orders for city residents to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic and said the city will swiftly penalize those who don’t comply.  Police could arrest people who continue to ignore the orders to avoid gathering in large groups and to remain at home except for essential tasks, […]

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation offers coronavirus relief grants to musicians

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the non-profit that owns Jazz Fest, has launched a relief fund for Louisiana musicians who have lost income because of the coronavirus pandemic. The first phase of the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund will distribute a total of $250,000 to musicians. The amount of each individual grant […]

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Amid coronavirus crisis, New Orleans Airbnb landlords suffer unprecedented slump

As the worsening coronavirus crisis puts a clamp on the region’s tourism industry, owners and operators of short-term rental properties in New Orleans say they face an uncertain future. Devrim Hayes, who owns an Airbnb rental property in Treme and manages two dozen others there and in the Marigny, Mid-City and the Warehouse District, said […]

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Florida, Texas mandate isolation for people traveling from New Orleans to stop coronavirus spread

Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT How to decide if you’ll be traveling this summer A lot of people are re-evaluating their summer travel plans. Veuer’s Natasha Abellard has the story. Veuer Living alone on a paradise island In 1989, Mauro Morandi’s boat docked on Budelli Island in Italy. Discovering that the island’s caretaker […]

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New Orleans doctor on Louisiana potentially becoming next coronavirus hotspot

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Dr. Elma LeDoux, a cardiologist and an associate dean at New Orleans‘ Tulane University School of Medicine, said Monday on “America’s Newsroom” that the coronavirus outbreak is “definitely a crisis that should not be underestimated.” She went on to say that while most cases […]

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Famed New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey has coronavirus

1:58 PM ET METAIRIE, La. — Former New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey, who famously made a 63-yard field goal in 1970 despite being born without toes on his right kicking foot, has tested positive for coronavirus. Dempsey’s daughter, Ashley, told NOLA.com about his diagnosis. Dempsey, 71, is battling Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. He is […]

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation announces $250,000 relief fund for Louisiana musicians

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is postponed until fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is working to support Louisiana musicians while gigs are cancelled and theaters and clubs are shuttered.  The foundation announced the creation of the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund, and has […]

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New Orleans restaurants doing all they can to handle coronavirus impacts. Will it be enough to survive?

During the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, New Orleans’ restaurant and bar community — along with the city’s musicians, artists, performers and gig workers — will be some of the hardest hit. Those positions have been drivers of New Orleans culture and the city’s tourism economy, but for decades those workers and their establishments have been […]

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New Orleans Coronavirus Deaths Increased 312% In Just One Week

New Orleans and more broadly Louisiana have seen a recent and dramatic increase in the number of coronavirus cases and associated deaths. The city, known for its extravagant party culture just wrapped up Mardi Gras, which likely added to the rapid increase in cases in the following weeks. In hindsight, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell […]

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