BBB Warns of Scams and Conartist During COVID-19 Outbreak
In times of crisis, scam artists will prey on your emotions and your wallet and the COVID-19 pandemic is no different.
Bayou Teche Brewing Begins Production of Hand Sanitizer
A shortage of hand sanitizers has some craft beer breweries and distilleries churning out the disinfectant.
Crawfish Industry Faces Uncertainty in Coronavirus Pandemic
The season saw a slow start before Carnival celebrations, and now people aren’t congregating for a crawfish boil because of the pandemic.
Medicaid Patients Face Loss of Coverage as COVID-19 Ramps up
Roughly 24,000 people were warned in mid-February they could lose Medicaid eligibility due to income requirements, with those cancellations set to happen mid-March right as COVID-19 is ramping up.
Lt. Gov Criticizes NOLA Mayor’s Decision to Cancel Events
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser addressed concerns that COVID-19 could cause a significant disruption in the state’s tourism industry.
VA Medical Center New Orleans Site of First COVID-19 Patient in Louisiana
Louisiana has its first presumptive case of coronavirus and an email to VA employees indicates the patient has been hospitalized at the VA Medical Center in New Orleans
Bill to Ban Hate-Related Mardi Gras Throws Filed
New Orleans State Senator Troy Carter files a bill that will ban “hate-related” throws at Mardi Gras parades.
Brutal Allergy Season in Spring Forecast
According to the annual AccuWeather spring allergy forecast, a brutal allergy season is ahead for allergy sufferers.
District Court Judge Jessie LeBlanc Resigns Following Racial Text Controversy
Two-term District Court Judge Jessie LeBlanc resigns in the wake of a scandal involving her use of racist slurs in text messages sent to a Sheriff’s Deputy she was allegedly having an affair with.
Lafayette Man Arrested for Theft Involving LSU/Clemson Tickets
A Lafayette man is in jail for allegedly defrauding a Shreveport man over tickets to the National Championship game in New Orleans.