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FOX 8 Defenders: After 3 murders in less than 24 hours, The Willows ramps up security

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Willows apartment complex in New Orleans East has stepped up security measures after residents told us they were terrified to live there. Last week, three murders happened at the complex in less than 24 hours. Both shootings happened in the complex on Lawrence Road. The first happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday and left two people dead. The second happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday and left another person dead.
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Zion Williamson signs $231 million extension with New Orleans Pelicans

MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) – Former Duke star Zion Willamson, signed a five-year rookie max extension worth $231. It will keep him under contract through the 2027-2028 season. Williamson is one of the more popular prospects who entered the NBA, after a one-year stint with Duke. The Pelicans drafted WIlliamson...
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Rotary Club of LaPlace banquet celebrates community leaders

LAPLACE — The Rotary Club of LaPlace held its annual banquet Tuesday night to celebrate the movers and shakers in the community who have upheld the motto “service above self.”. Newly installed Rotary president Demetria Carter presented the Citizen of the Decade Award to Pastor Neil Bernard of...
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Essence Festival kicks off with Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart headlining

After a long two-year hiatus, the hotly-anticipated Essence Festival of Culture is finally back. The iconic festival kickstarted Thursday and will run through Sunday with a star-studded line-up taking to the stage at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. The annual fest typically draws in over half a million people, and it’s safe to assume this year’s attendance rate will be at an all-time high as it’s the first in-person event since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The entertainment extravaganza celebrates a wide range of black artists from music to comedy to black-owned businesses and conventions. Rap artist Nicki Minaj and comedian Kevin Hart...
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Health experts fear we could see another COVID spike

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Essence festival annually brings more than 500,000 people to New Orleans over the 4th of July holiday weekend. While many enjoy the music and culture, COVID-19 is still lurking, and experts say many could be at risk. Health experts warn COVID case numbers could rise...
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Will Sutton: Attend the Essence Festival vaccinated, boosted and masked. Quit whining.

The organizers of the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture are right to require that participants at its mostly indoors events be vaccinated. No, you shouldn't be going to festival events with thousands of your closest friends without being vaccinated. If you're eligible, you should be boosted, too. Everyone who goes to those crowded stage areas really should wear a high quality mask, but at least wear some kind of mask to limit the spread of the virus.
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City of Kenner swore in former Police Chief Mike Glaser as the new mayor

KENNER, La. (WVUE) - The city of Kenner swore in former Police Chief Mike Glaser today after beating incumbent Ben Zahn. He officially took office this morning. Zahn had been the subject of Fox 8 ongoing investigations into political corruption and mismanagement in the city. The last year of the...
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The Trade Package The Brooklyn Nets Would Never Refuse For Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant has recently requested a trade, and there's no doubt that a lot of teams will likely be doing due diligence on adding him to their roster. Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the league, and there's no question that he is a difference-maker that can turn a regular playoff team into a contender.
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Vice President Kamala Harris to speak at Essence Festival

NEW ORLEANS — Vice President Kamala Harris will arrive in New Orleans on Saturday to attend the 28th Essence Festival of Culture, according to White House officials. Harris is scheduled to participate in a fireside chat with Emmy Award-winning actress Keke Palmer. The White House said in a press...
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Nicki Minaj Shuts Down The ESSENCE Festival Stage With Surprise Appearances From Lil Wayne,

The Head Barbie In Charge closed out night one of ESSENCE Festival Of Culture with an electrifying hour-long set full of smash hits and fan-favorite classics. After a night filled with classic island vibes courtesy of Kes and Machel Montano, and late 90’s Hip-Hop courtesy of The Fugees and Nas, headliner Nicki Minaj reigned over the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture concert main stage with an hour-long set filled with everything from her chart-topping smash hits to her fan-favorite classics as she made her highly-anticipated return.
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Ida repairs on Parish buildings still underway

LAPLACE — Hurricane season is in full swing, and with at least one tropical system having already skipped through the Gulf of Mexico’s warming waters, St. John the Baptist Parish officials continue to address devastation left by Hurricane Ida nearly a year ago. During their June 28 meeting,...
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Inflation blasts firework stands nationwide, locally

JEFFERSON PARISH, La. — Firework stands are in full swing, getting ready for one of their biggest weekends. Celebrations are expected to be explosive this year, but it'll come at a price. On the corner of Lafayette Street and 15th Street in Gretna, is a firework stand you can't...
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New Orleans Saints roster ranked surprisingly high by PFF

Outsiders might not have much faith in the New Orleans Saints roster this year but Pro Football Focus believes the roster is in good shape. It’s not difficult to see why people wouldn’t believe in the New Orleans Saints roster. After all, this team had a miserable time trying to score points on offense last year and while the defense was impressive, it’s hard to win games when the offense can’t put points on the board.
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