Amanda is incredibly excited be a part of the Fox 8 News team. She is a Nashville, Tennessee native with strong ties to the New England North; she’s now happy to have made it to what her family and friends refer to as the “Deep South."
16-year-old swimmer, Carolina Prieto wore her Newman green swim cap as she jumped into what’s known as the “Mexican-English Channel” off the Yucatan peninsula, aiming to use the swim as a way to raise money for the underprivileged Hispanic community in New Orleans.
It’s the school suspension that garnered attention from across the country, and attorney Chelsea Cusimano says that should show why the Jefferson Parish school district should expunge 9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison’s school record.
Hundreds maybe even thousands of people evacuated to New Orleans, and while they say they’re grateful for the shelter and hospitality many are anxious to get back to see what happened with their homes.
Hospital leaders in the metro area say they're nowhere near numbers we saw in March where hospital capacity was at a near emergency level, but this should serve as a warning to help turn the trend around.