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The largest volcano in the world sits beneath two small rocky peaks in Hawaii

With two barren peaks that rise only about 170 feet above sea level, the now extinct Pūhāhonu volcano in the Northwestern Hawaii Islands doesn’t look like much. This is especially true since in the same archipelago, Mauna Loa towers over every other volcano at 30,000 feet. Scientists at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa have…MORE

Corona with Lyme? Warmer weather means it’s time to be tick aware

As warm weather sends people outdoors, some are encountering tenacious pests with no respect for social distance. Forget staying 6 feet apart: Ticks go for blood in the hardest-to-reach places on the human body. Many of those ticks are infected with Lyme disease. The illness, which was first identified in Connecticut in the 1970s, is…MORE

Memorial Day weekend takes huge hit economically, amid COVID19 pandemic

What was usually a huge weekend, and a jump start to summer season was slowed down tremendously by the COVID19 pandemic. “I see some with their mask on. Some do not have them on. I am just trying to keep my distance and have fun in the meantime,” said Michael Spotts of Ohio. Shenea Matthews…MORE

Local artist reopens art gallery in French Quarter Memorial Day Weekend

Some businesses in New Orleans are trying to get back on their feet during this Memorial Day Weekend, including art galleries in the French Quarter.Artist Shakor at Gallery Cayenne on Decatur Street said his gallery had been closed since March due to the COVID19 pandemic. This weekend, they reopened. Shakor said so far, he had…MORE

Man wielding machete attacks Little Caesars employee, JPSO says

A Little Caesar’s Pizza worker in Harvey was brutally attacked by a man with a machete Saturday night, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms.The JPSO says it is believed a known homeless man walked into the restaurant at 1650 Gretna Boulevard and attacked the 20-year-old worker, identified by family as Jazmyn Fradieu.Family also says the…MORE