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Multiple issues reported at pumps during New Orleans rain, flooding event

The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board director discussed Wednesday’s rain event at a City Council Public Works Committee meeting on Tuesday. S&WB Executive Director Ghassan Korban reviewed the response to the Wednesday rain event and Hurricane Barry. According to Korban, two of four pumps went out for a time at Station 5 last Wednesday…More

Woman at center of Essence Fest scam ordered to pay $94,000 in restitution

A woman at the center of an Essence Festival travel scam has been ordered to pay victims $94,313 in restitution. Nakeshia Washington, who was accused of scamming dozens of people looking to attend Essence Fest last year, was in court Tuesday for a restitution hearing. She pleaded guilty to multiple theft and fraud charges this…More

St. Bernard fisherman in Washington, DC to make their case for millions in federal aid

Fishermen and elected leaders from St. Bernard Parish are refusing to leave Washington, DC without $150 million in federal disaster aid, funded through a federal fisheries disaster declaration. They say repeat openings of the Bonnet Carre spillway has flooded the coast with fresh water that seafood cannot tolerate. St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis said…More

Metairie coach arrested on suspicion of sexual behavior with minors

A Metairie man who goes by “coach Carter” was arrested on multiple counts of sexual behavior involving juveniles. Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said William Carter Mehrhoff, 49, of Metairie, who goes by “Coach Carter,” was acquainted with one of the victims partially through his association with Lakeshore Playground as a volunteer coach. He was arrested for…More

Food purchased with SNAP lost during Barry could be replaced for Terrebonne residents

The Terrebonne Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness is continuing recovery efforts after Barry made landfall and caused widespread power outages. Emergency management officials are asking all residents and businesses who suffered damages to call 985-873-6357 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to file a report. This information is needed to get accurate…More


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