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Advocates march for Hard Rock victims

Trey Monaghan leads a march for the Hard Rock collapse victims from the site to Duncan Plaza on January 24. 2020. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Andres Fuentes

January 25, 2020

More than 100 days after the Hard Rock Hotel site collapsed, advocates took to social media to organize a march in support of the victims and their families on January 24. The collapse killed three construction workers, with 63-year-old Jose Ponce Arreola and 36-year-old Quinnyon Wimberly still...

Two injured in St. Charles Avenue four-alarm fire

First responders stand behind a fire line on the scene of a 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 to a neighborhing house. Two people have been transported to the hospital and are in fair condition...

Superdome adds new amenities

Workers begin dome renovations after the College Football Playoff National Championship on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020.

Anum Siddiqui

January 24, 2020

Renovations for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome followed Louisiana State University's national championship win against the Clemson Tigers. On Jan. 14, the process began with removing the field where the Saints and LSU played. Superdome Communications Director Mike Hoss said that the stadium that opened...

Local non-profit partners with krewes to go green

In early January, ArcGNO signed formal agreements with the Krewes of Centurions, Excalibur and Rex to provide them special packages and recycled beads for their members to throw during parades. Photo credit: Jade Myers

Jade Myers

January 24, 2020

It is what some are calling history in the making––three krewes are going green just in time for the carnival season with the help of a local non-profit organization. "This year is a pretty historic year for the Arc Recycling Center, and we’re very excited to be able to serve our community,”...

Resident cautious after package stolen

Tomeka Burton personally receives her package from United States Postal Service

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 theft last year, she checked her surveillance video the moment she arrived home on Oct. 31. “I...

Australians in New Orleans feel support away from home

A graphic showing the distance from Australia to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cody Downey

January 18, 2020

Like most students living away from home, Josh Leaney has learned to cope with homesickness. However, with Leaney’s home of Brisbane, Australia facing deadly wildfires, his homesickness has been taken to a whole other level. “Being 24 hours away by plane is a big thing,” the physics junior said....

Peace Committee discusses tensions between US and Iran

Activists march in Times Square to protest recent U.S. military actions in Iraq on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in New York.  A top Iranian general and Iraqi militiamen were killed in a U.S. airstrike  that sharply escalated tensions across the region. Photo courtesy of Associated Press.

Zia Sampson

January 17, 2020

Following the Jan. 2 American drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassam Soleimani, tensions between the two countries escalated. While the conflict was nearly 7,000 miles away, it affected some Loyola students, who gathered to share student sentiments at the Jan. 9 Peace Conference Committee. “My...

Shot fired outside the Boot early Sunday morning

A woman walks by The Boot Bar and Grill while people mill around outside on Sept. 10. Tulane University Police said a shot was fired early in the morning of Jan. 12. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Rae Walberg

January 12, 2020

A shot was fired near The Boot Bar and Grill early Sunday morning around 2 a.m., according to an email sent to Tulane students by the Tulane University Police Department on Sunday afternoon. TUPD said the subject was involved in a physical altercation with a Boot employee which resulted in the subject...

College Football Championship to bring large weekend crowds and traffic restrictions.

Photo credit: Sam Lucio

Rae Walberg

January 12, 2020

The Louisiana State University vs. Clemson University College Football National Championship is expected to bring large weekend crowds until the game on Monday, Jan. 10, at the Mercedes Benz SuperDome.To prepare for the “extremely heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic,” the New Orleans Police De...

Man found shot and dead a block from Bruno’s

The cross street of Hillary and Burthe Streets. Police are investigating a homicide that occurred there in the early hours of Jan. 10.

Gabriella Killett

January 10, 2020

Police are investigating a homicide that happened early this morning near Bruno's Tavern.According to an NOPD press release, Tulane police officers heard gunshots around 1:50 a.m on Jan. 10, in the area of Burthe and Hillary Streets. Officers found one adult man who had been shot in a car. He was pr...

King cake raffle supports immigrants and asylum seekers

King cake raffle supports immigrants and asylum seekers

Sam Lucio

January 8, 2020

 With the start of a new decade comes a new set of goals, and some people might not even know where to begin. The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, however, is giving power to the people. “I feel like, for me, 2020 is going to be a year of action for all of us,” said Meena Haque, de...

Mother and child hope for life-saving medication

Andrea James and her son, Axel Dennis, embrace in their living room. Axel suffers from SMA and has twice been denied a life-saving drug from the Louisiana Department of Health. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Andres Fuentes

January 4, 2020

A "miracle drug," has the potential to create a better life for Andrea James' 17-month old son. However, the Louisiana Department of Health refuses to pay for it.Axel Dennis was born a normal, healthy baby until a few weeks after the fact. Dennis' doctors diagnosed him with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type...

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