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Coroners offices and funeral homes throughout the New Orleans area are scrambling to store bodies and hold funeral services as deaths from the novel coronavirus continue to mount. “This was just thrown on everyone all of a sudden. No one was prepared.”

As of Friday night, 91 inmates and 50 staff members had tested positive for coronavirus at federal correctional facilities. Leaders and advocates have been pressing the Justice Department for weeks to release at-risk inmates ahead of a potential outbreak.

Yes, it looks like a H-O-R-S-E competition could be making a comeback in the NBA amid the coronavirus outbreak. That leaves us with one big question — Who would you want representing the Pelicans in the contest? We've got a few ideas ... 👇

🐭The results are in for Walt Handelsman's latest caption contest.🐭 🐁See more of what these rats may be saying: 🐁

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It's not a second-straight national championship, but Louisiana native did get a bit of a sweet reprieve on Saturday when she was announced as a member of the 2020 Naismith Hall of Fame class. The canceled, NCAA season, however, is still on her mind.

In these New Orleans metro area parishes, the number of coronavirus-related deaths has eclipsed the number of homicide victims they had in 2019. Get a look at the numbers here:

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BREAKING: 10 people were shot on Canal Street in New Orleans early this morning.

LATEST Two Gretna officers fired: One posted on Facebook that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @Ocasio2018 ) "needs a round." The second fired officer hit "like" button. Police chief: Incident "an embarrassment to our department" ... "very, very disappointing." STORY:

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Protesters chant “Lock him up” right outside the New Orleans Convention Center, where is speaking today.

NOPD looks for 14-year-old boy missing from Algiers:

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Shocking video shared via @BrienFallon : As the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed, vehicles and a streetcar dodged debris falling down from the construction site as captured from inside a streetcar. LATEST info from the scene:

Tragic news this evening: Award-winning WVUE anchor Nancy Parker one of two people killed in New Orleans East plane crash. in a tearful announcement, the station said she was on the plane "doing what she loved: Telling a story." Pilot not yet ID'd. MORE:

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This kid has all the moves! (His dancing partner ain't too bad either) Many thanks to Christopher Henry for allowing us to share his video, which he shot in the French Quarter while Them Boys Brass Band played in the background.

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