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New Orleans raises regulations on ladders at Mardi Gras

Amy Ngo, Pack News February 13, 2020

St. Charles Avenue was lined with colorful walls of ladders, step stools, folding chairs and tents belonging to people who were just trying to save a spot to witness what some call the “best free party...

Human trafficking capitalizes on crowds in the Big Easy

Lily Cummings, Pack News February 13, 2020

Nadia Lee is a human trafficking survivor. After graduating from a two-year program at Eden House, a safehouse for victims in the city, Lee now works as their prevention assistant and survivor leader.  “It’s...

Mailboxes taped shut after thousands of dollars are stolen

Jade Myers, Pack News February 13, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of dollars was stolen from two mailboxes at a Gretna United States Postal Office, leaving some residents frustrated.  “This is ridiculous I feel like it’s so in the city common...

Coronavirus not expected to impact Mardi Gras

Andres Fuentes, Pack News February 13, 2020

Across the metro area, krewes prepare to entertain crowds of people jammed packed on city blocks, throwing them beads and accessories made in China.  The hoards of locals mixing with tourists and the...


Candidates take on Bill Cassidy for Louisiana Senate

Janae Sterling, Pack News February 12, 2020

Democrat Antoine Pierce and Independent Jamar “Doc” Myers-Montgomery are both candidates who are running against the Republican incumbent Bill Cassidy in the 2020 election for the Louisiana Senate...

Students evacuate Biever Hall on Feb. 12 after a sprinkler went off, flooding the sixth floor of the residence hall.

Sprinklers set off on sixth floor of Biever Hall

Emma Ruby February 12, 2020

  Fire alarm sprinklers went off on the sixth floor of the Biever Hall Wednesday morning, soaking residents' belongings and leading to the building being evacuated. The cause for the incident is...

Norman Weinstein holding book of his paintings open.

Elderly artist uses art to cope with wife’s death

Andres Fuentes February 12, 2020

The elderly residents of Laketown Village live like a family: they talk, dine and share stories with one another, living in comfort and care. The facility houses retirees years after they've given...

Graphic showing that the Preschool development grant is $11 million dollars and has 600 new seats.

Louisiana to increase access to early childhood education centers

Sam Lucio, Pack News February 11, 2020

Louisiana is not exactly known for their education, and according to a 2019 study from the U.S. News and World Report, the state ranked number 48th in the country.  The Louisiana Department of Education...

Loyola Law Professor Chunlin Leonhard sits on a plane out of China, her faced covered with a medical mask in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus outbreak leaves law professor in quarantine

Andres Fuentes February 9, 2020

Loyola law professor Chunlin Leonhard had her dreams of studying Chinese law cut short due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Now, she’s under a two-week quarantine period at a U.S. Air Force base. Leonhard...

Loyola Law Professor Chunlin Leohard's office sits empty on Feb. 7 while the professor remains in coronavirus quarantine in California after evacuating Wuhan, China. Leonhard does not have any symptoms of coronavirus, according to media outlets, but is under federally mandated quarantine for two weeks.

Loyola law professor under coronavirus quarantine

Andres Fuentes and Rose Wagner February 7, 2020

Hundreds of Americans have evacuated out of Wuhan, China to escape the growing coronavirus outbreak. One of those evacuees is Chunlin Leonhard, a professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.  Leonhard...

An electric car owner charges his car in front of Loyola University New Orleans. Charging stations in various New Orleans locations have been used to promote going green.

Electric car use promotes going green in New Orleans

JC Canicosa February 7, 2020

Donald Gaver, professor and department chair of biomedical engineering at Tulane University, has been driving his electric car, an Audi A3 to work for over a year now. However, Tulane University does not...

At a gas station, a man walks through the lot where ORhonde Chapman's car was stolen from on Monday Jan. 27 in New Orleans.

Stolen car tracked down by journalist after gas station theft

Jade Myers February 6, 2020

When ORhonde Chapman was made aware of his relative’s illness, he dropped everything and made a 7-hour drive from Dallas to New Orleans in his brand new white 2020 Acura sedan. But once he arrived in...

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