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State troopers started stopping and screening travelers entering Southeast Texas from Louisiana on Sunday amid the coronavirus crisis.

New Orleans police have switched to their "tactical duty" uniforms that can be washed daily amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Grocery workers are key during the coronavirus crisis. And they're afraid. STORY: “We have always been a group of people who come to work when others stay home. Our workers need the same protection others get.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open the Bonnet Carré Spillway for the third year in a row as the Mississippi River rises due to heavy rain fall in the Mississippi Valley. See photos👇

Layoffs at daycares grow as coronavirus threatens permanent closures STORY: "The reality of it is we’re facing a pretty dire projection of what childcare is going to look like once we return to normal."

As coronavirus cases have surged, hospitals have implemented stricter limits on visitors. “These people are dying in the hospital with no one around them," one nurse said. "They have no family there. It’s horrendous."

Tragic, gruesome details emerge in LaPlace killing of woman kidnapped from apartment, shot after escaping trunk STORY: Deputies found her traumatized 4-year-old son in his mother's bed when they went to residence after her body had been identified.

"While it may be too early to tell whether the football season will be disrupted by the pandemic, it isn’t too early to bet on football things."


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.