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Algiers Ferry closure impacts local businesses

Algiers Ferry closure impacts local businesses

Tess Rowland

November 18, 2019

Phillip Kilbarger is the lead cook at Dry Dock Cafe, where he's been working with his sister for eight years. With the Algiers Ferry not in service, restaurants and businesses at Algiers Point have seen a decrease in business. “We survive off tourists here,” said Kilbarger. Kilbarger has seen...

New Orleans leaders embrace second Edwards term

New Orleans leaders embrace second Edwards term

Andres Fuentes

November 17, 2019

After a campaign season of mud slinging and presidential visits, the dust finally settled and Louisiana decided on another four years of John Bel Edwards. The democratic incumbent won against his republican competitor, Eddie Rispone, in a down-to-the-wire race. Edwards won 51% of the vote, with 774,469...

New Orleanians reimagine 1811 slave revolt

New Orleanians reimagine 1811 slave revolt

Breanna Henry and Andres Fuentes

November 14, 2019

Sadness, pain, weariness and pride were all painted on the faces of marchers in the Slave Revolt Reenactment. Everyone had a different feeling as they set off for Congo Square on Nov. 8, 2019, but their chants were unified under one word: freedom. The reenactment was the latest creation from ar...

Marchers embrace New Orleans’ second line season

Marchers embrace New Orleans’ second line season

Andres Fuentes

November 3, 2019

Hours before the We Are One second line, vendors were pushing their ice carts, cooks manned the grill, bounce music filled the air and everyone had on a comfortable pair of shoes. The neighborhood crowded the heart of Central City, greeting each other with warm embraces and smiles that stretched entire...

Audubon Zoo hosts a crowd of smiles at Special Needs Day

Audubon Zoo hosts a crowd of smiles at Special Needs Day

Andres Fuentes

November 2, 2019

The animals at the Audubon Zoo woke up an hour early Saturday morning to greet families on the sixth annual Special Needs Day. The park grounds offered quiet zones, animal encounters and a wellness fair, accommodating any visitors that may need assistance. "Our goal is to make those that are differently...

New Orleans receives ‘D’ in effort to provide affordable housing, little hope for change in sight

New Orleans receives ‘D’ in effort to provide affordable housing, little hope for change in sight

Tess Rowland

October 28, 2019

Adinas Perkins describes herself to be a born and bred New Orleanian. She has lived in New Orleans most of her adult life, even returning to the very street she raised her children on in Hollygrove, but she still can’t seem to call it home, due to the rising rent prices in Orleans Parish. Homes...

Hard Rock cranes demolished, recovery top priority

Hard Rock cranes demolished, recovery top priority

Jillian Oddo

October 20, 2019

The two cranes that affected businesses and activities in Downtown New Orleans have finally come down. After it was rescheduled from Saturday, Oct. 19, the demolition of the two Hard Rock cranes happened Sunday, Oct. 20 around 2:30 p.m. “I don’t think it could have gone much better,” said...

Businesses and residents affected by Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

Businesses and residents affected by Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

Tess Rowland

October 19, 2019

Construction worker Aldo was thankful that he had the day off Saturday, October 12. Just after 9:00 a.m., the Hard Rock Hotel construction site that he had been working on collapsed, leaving many of his colleagues injured. “When you do construction we always have in mind that something can happen...

2019 Fashion Week takes New Orleans by Storm

2019 Fashion Week takes New Orleans by       Storm

Tess Rowland

October 14, 2019

This year New Orleans Fashion Week celebrated its ninth season, and featured the work of over 50 designers in the region. Models graced the stage at the New Orleans Board of Trade with well-crafted and intricate outfits, setting the tone for the latest trends of the season. There are three days of...

One dead in Hard Rock Hotel collapse

One dead in Hard Rock Hotel collapse

Lily Cummings and Andres Fuentes

October 12, 2019

One person is dead, and 19 injured after a building collapsed located at Rampart and Canal street. All 19 are in stable condition. The collapse happened around 9:00 AM Saturday morning, officials said. That building was the site of the Hard Rock Hotel that is currently under construction. Around...

Pence preaches unity at Kenner GOP rally

Pence preaches unity at Kenner GOP rally

Andres Fuentes

October 6, 2019

Instead of debating policies or launching attack ads, the two GOP candidates in the Louisiana governor's race decided to unify with the help of Vice President Mike Pence. With days left until the state's primary election, Vice President Pence visited Kenner, Louisiana for the GOP Unity Rally to speak...

Breathing Easy: Bike Rider receives Second Chance at Life

Breathing Easy: Bike Rider receives Second Chance at Life

Tess Rowland

October 3, 2019

Frankie Avila celebrated another year of breathing, moving and cycling. The double-lung transplantee was fortunate to celebrate his 46th birthday on Sept. 29, as well as, the 24th year of his donated organs. Frankie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was three years old. The disease is...

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