Rilwan Balogun, FOX 8 New Orleans

Rilwan Balogun

FOX 8 New Orleans

New Orleans, LA, United States

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Past articles by Rilwan:

Cantrell to consider changing Carnival parade routes

Cantrell says the city’s public safety teams are short staff on officers and paramedics which may force some Krewes to change where they roll. → Read More

‘It’s a challenge’ some St. Charles Parish schools reopen after Hurricane Ida

More than half a dozen schools in St. Charles Parish welcome back students, one month after Hurricane Ida. → Read More

Not all school districts adopting ‘parent choice’ quarantine guidelines

Some students in Louisiana may not have to quarantine after they come into close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Leaders extend Joe Brown Park rental, utility assistances to accommodate need

There were long lines for a second day for people seeking help paying past-due utility bills and rent not only because of the COVID-19 pandemic but Hurricane Ida as well. → Read More

‘Send more troops down here,’ Jean Lafitte mayor calls for Atmos to restore gas lines

The mayor of Jean Lafitte says they are preparing to move the Ida response stage to recovery. Tim Kerner Jr. is also calling for Atmos Energy representatives to send additional resources to restore gas lines. → Read More

St. Charles Parish to hand out carbon monoxide detectors on Thursday

St. Charles parish leaders will pass out carbon monoxide detectors Thursday (September 16th) at the Edward Dufresne Community Center at 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. → Read More

Lafourche deputies enforcing curfew; urging remaining residents to shelter in place

Deputies along Highway 1 are pulling over motorists and instructing them to take shelter immediately. → Read More

Xavier University tells students who aren’t fully vaccinated they’re no longer enrolled

University leaders say they’re prioritizing in-person learning. They’re telling students who aren’t vaccinated they will be disenrolled for classes, following university health clearance protocols. → Read More

NOLA Public Schools offering COVID-19 cash incentive

New Orleans Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis says he’s waiting for state leaders to add the FDA approved Pfizer COVID vaccine to the list of student requirements. → Read More

LA Wallet app downloads spike since Mayor Cantrell vaccine mandate

LA Wallet developers say nearly 400,000 people have added their COVID vaccination card to the app. → Read More

‘The need is still there,’ high demand remains for hospitality workers

The hospitality industry in New Orleans is gearing up for a very busy fall season, jammed packed with festivals and other big events. But many worry they won’t have enough employees to keep up with demand. → Read More

NOLA Public School participating in COVID-19 testing incentives for unvaccinated students, staff

The Orleans Parish School District says it’s partnering with the state health department to keep students in schools by tracking COVID cases → Read More

Hurricane season begins today; forecast calls for above-average season

Parish leaders across our region say they’re taking steps to prepare. → Read More

$4 billion in debt forgiveness for minority farmers, ranchers

Relief is on the way for some struggling farmers. This week, the Biden Administration is sending out letters to minority famers and ranchers on debt forgiveness. → Read More

“We’re constantly trying to move vehicles around and optimize them,” 22 of N.O. EMS 40 fleet operational

The New Orleans EMS department has 40 ambulances in it’s fleet but 22 are operational. → Read More

Fentanyl test strips could save lives, New Orleans Health Director says

Fentanyl is often pressed into counterfeit pills or mixed with heroin or cocaine. → Read More

‘This is going to be critical,’ Cantrell urges New Orleans foodservice leaders to apply for federal aid

In all, $28.6 billion is available. Mayor Cantrell says this is the only way many owners will get reimbursements. → Read More

TODAY: Funeral for Seacor Power Captain David Ledet

Ledet was the first person to be recovered from the Seacor Power lift boat → Read More

TODAY: Funeral for Seacor Power Captain David Ledet

Ledet was the first person to be recovered from the Seacor Power lift boat → Read More

COVID-19 vaccines available

As of this week, more than 2 million doses have been administered in Louisiana; averaging around 31,000 a day. → Read More