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Coronavirus latest in Mississippi: COVID-19 cases now at 15,501; 734 deaths reported

The latest from Mississippi:Mississippi reports 15,501 cases of COVID-19Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline: 877-978-6453Tap here for coronavirus news, resourcesThe Mississippi State Department of Health reported 272 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 15,501.There are now 734 COVID-19 deaths in Mississippi after 11 more deaths were reported in the latest update.Hancock County has 91 COVID-19 cases and…MORE

New Orleans agencies staffed, ready for hurricane season with COVID-19 impacts in mind

City leaders in New Orleans said agencies are staffed and ready for any potential impacts to the area from a hurricane.During a news conference this week, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said her administration is also taking into account the coronavirus outbreak while preparing for hurricane season.Officials said the immediate threat to life from a major hurricane…MORE

NOPD asking for public’s help in locating woman reported missing

A woman who was to meet her friend for dinner never showed up, and has now been reported as missing, the New Orleans Police Department said.The reporting person said Christine Schueff was supposed to meet for dinner on Friday, but never showed up.The reporting person told NOPD they tried to make several attempts to contact…MORE

Missing woman reported to New Orleans Police Department

A woman has been reported missing and the New Orleans Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding her.The reporting person told NOPD that 23-year-old Taranishia Brown has not shown up for work at her job in two days.The NOPD says the reporting person last spoke to Brown Thursday through FaceTime.Anyone with information on…MORE

Tropical development possible in the southern Gulf of Mexico this coming week

Hurricane season officially begins June 1, but with already seeing two named storms so far in the Atlantic, and a possible third named storm in the coming week, the outlook still points to an above-average active season for 2020.As of 9 a.m. Sunday, Tropical Storm Amanda continues to move inland over Guatemala and El Salvador…MORE

Investors didn’t sell in May. What now?

So much for selling in May and going away — assuming you could find a place to go to in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stocks closed out the month with healthy gains. The Dow and S&P 500 both rose more than 4% while the Nasdaq was up nearly 7%. And that comes on…MORE

Vicarious racism: You don’t have to be the target to be harmed

Watching the unsettling video of George Floyd crying out for his mother while gasping for air made Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, “relive her son’s death.” Put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer in 2014, Garner’s cry of “I can’t breathe,” became a symbol of the Black Lives…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Sunday, May 31

The coronavirus pandemic could have offered a moment of glory for populist leaders. This is a period of heightened fear and anxiety, emotions that typically allow populism to thrive. But as Angela Dewan writes, the virus is immune to their playbooks. The United States, Brazil and Russia have the world’s highest number of coronavirus cases…MORE