The Louisiana Army National Guard’s State Aviation Command flew over Slidell, Hammond, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe area hospitals to honor first responders and healthcare professionals
Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee-Sheng said she has signed an emergency declaration that will require people to wear masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19 starting on Wednesday (July 1).
New Orleans Saints player Malcolm Jenkins said football is a “nonessential business” during an interview with CNN on Thursday morning. He stressed he is not comfortable returning to the field with so many uncertainties.
Four people were arrested, and a deputy was injured this afternoon as about 100 protesters blocked a portion of the West Bank Expressway on Tuesday after gathering outside Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office headquarters.
The New Orleans Police have arrested a man and a woman, and are currently seeking a person of interest in connection with a statue that was pulled down from Duncan Plaza and tossed into the Mississippi River.
New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said his officers had a dialogue with the protesters and he said they allowed one of them to use a police microphone to address the crowd and calm the situation.
Protesters are on Interstate-10 between Tulane Ave. and Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans eastbound and westbound as the fourth day of protests intensified following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.