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Orleans Parish to condense to one drive-thru testing site with max 500 tests

The city of New Orleans is condensing the number of drive-thru testing locations for COVID-19.In a Monday press conference, Collin Arnold with New Orleans Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, said there will now be one drive-thru testing site in Orleans Parish.While the Mahalia Jackson Theater parking lot drive-thru site will be closed, those 18 or…MORE

Massive movie set donation to help hospitals handle coronavirus crisis

Hospital sets that you used to see in movies and on television will soon be helping a local hospital treat coronavirus patients. Creative Film Connection, in Gretna, donated dozens of hospital beds, stretchers and wheelchairs to Ochsner Health Systems. The sets had been used in various productions, including NCIS: New Orleans, according to the hospital…MORE

No end in site for distance learning

Governor John Bel Edwards said Monday he plans to issue an updated proclamation by the end of the week to keep Louisiana’s residents at home; its businesses and schools closed until the end of April. The announcements follows President Donald Trump’s move over the weekend to extend social distancing guidelines through April 30. Schools in…MORE

4 high-ranked officers at Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office resigned Friday

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office declined to elaborate Monday why the agency says four high-ranking employees resigned Friday. Major Edwin Hosli, Lt. Joseph Catalanotto, Agent Daniel Denoux and Agent Kerri Lynch, all assigned to the OPSO’s Investigative Services Bureau, resigned the same day, the OPSO said in a news release issued Monday afternoon. “As a…MORE

Las Vegas homeless people are sleeping in a parking lot — six feet apart

Las Vegas homeless people are sleeping in a parking lot — six feet apart

In Las Vegas, the Catholic Charities’ homeless shelter has long served as a facility for people in need of accommodations. But after one homeless man who used the facility tested positive for coronavirus last week, the shelter was forced to close, leaving 500 homeless people scrambling for a new place to stay. Even Courtyard Homeless…MORE

First US service member dies from coronavirus

First US service member dies from coronavirus

The first US service member has died from the novel coronavirus, the US military announced on Monday. An Army National Guardsman from New Jersey passed away on Saturday, according to a statement from the Department of Defense. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, identified the service member as Army Capt. Douglas…MORE