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Krewe takes action to protect cyclists

Lily Cummings, Pack News January 29, 2020

While most Krewes are looking forward to Carnival, the Krewe of Red Beans is looking back to last year. During the Endymion parade, one of their Krewe members, Sharree Walls,  a cyclist, was killed. Devin...

Locals deal with high water bills

Madison Mcloughlin , Pack News January 28, 2020

Mark Heller, an Uptown resident, noticed what he said had to be a mistake in one of his sewerage and water bills several months ago. What was usually a bill charging Heller around $100 was now a bill for...

Timeline of Christ the King School

Christ the King Elementary School set to close

Cody Downey, Pack News January 28, 2020

With similar schools shutting down across New Orleans, Christ the King Elementary School joins the list of other Catholic schools that have been laid to rest. Founded in 1963, Christ the King provided...

Louisiana to increase teacher pay

Anum Siddiqui, Pack News January 26, 2020

After taking his second term as governor, John Bel Edwards wants to begin working toward raising teacher pay average to the national level over the next four years.  “We made a 20 million dollar...

Iris ladies get shady for Mardi Gras

Amy Ngo January 24, 2020

In a room full of glitter, glue and giggles, the Krewe of Iris is carrying on an old Mardi Gras tradition. The oldest, all-female krewe came together to create their hand-decorated masterpieces: sunglasses. “Kristen,...

Two injured in St. Charles Avenue four-alarm fire

Sam Lucio and Alexandria Whitten January 24, 2020

The New Orleans Fire Department responded to a four-alarm fire on the 2300 block of St. Charles Avenue near First Street, according to the City. A fire started in one multi-family house before spreading...

Gayle Benson walks down steps with New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond.

NFL’s Saints fight to sheild emails in Catholic abuse crisis

AP News January 24, 2020

The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese...

Freret businesses express concerns with road construction

Amy Ngo, Pack News January 22, 2020

Michelle Ingram shot her arm in the air to ask another question at the Roadwork NOLA community meeting adressing a road construction project near Freret Street on Jan. 8 at Ochsner Baptist Hospital.  “What’s...

Truckers educate New Orleans on human trafficking

Sam Lucio, Pack News January 22, 2020

Christine Vinson, the president of the Junior League of New Orleans, has felt strongly about human trafficking for a while. In May 2019, after meeting Truckers Against Trafficking, Vinson had a plan for...

Crawfish season off to slow start after foggy weather

Rose Wagner, Pack News January 21, 2020

As Mardi Gras approaches, New Orleanians are ready for crawfish, but the season is off to a slow start thanks to recent humid and foggy weather. Henry Poynter, owner of Big Fisherman Seafood on Magazine...

Tomeka Burton personally receives her package from United States Postal Service

Resident cautious after package stolen

Jade Myers January 21, 2020

Tomeka Burton’s package was stolen from her New Orleans East home in broad daylight, and she said she thinks the porch pirate lives just feet away from her home. When Burton found out about her package...

Family, friends and fans remember 5th Ward Weebie

Andres Fuentes, Pack News January 20, 2020

New Orleans residents celebrated the life of Jerome “5th Ward Weebie” Cosey, in a packed Mahalia Jackson Theater on Jan. 19.  The auditorium featured local leaders, fellow artists and colleagues,...

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