Britney Dixon, WGNO

Britney Dixon


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Past articles by Britney:

Rep. Steve Scalise faces two challengers for November election

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — There are two candidates vying for Rep. Steve Scalise’s seat in District One. We pressed the three candidates on issues facing Louisiana homeowners. In 2022, that group of people was fortunate enough to experience a mild hurricane season. That allowed for extra time to give attention to the impacts from Hurricane […] → Read More

Health experts warn flu season already getting worse than normal

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Data from the CDC Saturday showed cases of the flu in Louisiana increased over the week prior. “We try to encourage families to come out and get protected. Especially the people that have cardiovascular conditions or diabetes,” Chloe Villavaso with Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association. “Those people are at risk for having […] → Read More

HURRICANE IAN: Louisiana Red Cross sends more volunteers to Fort Myers

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Hundreds of people in Fort Myers, Fla. were still staying in Red Cross shelters this weekend after Hurricane Ian damaged their homes. Saturday, Louisiana Red Cross Senior Disaster Program Manager Greg Doolittle left New Orleans to serve as a feed manager at Red Cross shelters in Fort Myers. “I think it’s […] → Read More

Kenner has potential buyer for Esplanade Mall

According to Mayor Michael Glaser, they are one step closer to a revitalized retail and residential space. → Read More

Teen shot, killed during Bogalusa football game

BOGALUSA, La. (WGNO) — A 15-year-old was shot and killed outside the stadium during Bogalusa High School’s homecoming football game Friday night. Officers said they were alerted to a disturbance during the game. While surveying the crowd, they heard shots fired outside the stadium. According to police, 18-20 rounds were fired by three different people. […] → Read More

NOPD on list of law enforcement agencies not reporting crime stats to FBI

Tuesday morning, Mayor Latoya Cantrell claimed work was being done to create better unity and a better department. → Read More

After 37 years, Chef Andrea Apuzzo says ciao to his restaurant

Long-time Metairie eatery Andrea's will close its doors this weekend, owner and namesake Andrea Apuzzo announced Friday (Sept. 30). After 37 years in business, the renowned chef will serve his last round of authentic Italian dishes and say arrivederci to operations. → Read More

Kenner PD preps for National Night Out kick off

Preparations are underway as the Kenner Police Department gears up for a kick-off event for National Night Out. → Read More

Katrina survivor warns Floridians of long recovery

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Louisiana rescue and recovery teams were sent out throughout the week to help people in Florida. Errol Joseph is a Lower Ninth Ward native who lived through Hurricane Katrina. “Homeowners insurance wouldn’t pay us. Flood insurance wouldn’t pay us,” Joseph said. That was only the beginning of his road to recovery. […] → Read More

Port NOLA gives update on progress in St. Bernard Parish

ARABI, La. (WGNO) — Saturday, the Save Our St. Bernard (SOS) organization held a fundraiser to help their fight against the Port of New Orleans’ plan to build a cargo port in Violet. “Every other city puts these terminals in highly industrialized areas of the city,” SOS President Robby Showalter said. “What they want to […] → Read More

Food banks in La. deal with inflation

Natalie Jayroe, the President & CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank said inflation has impacted them. “Unfortunately, inflation has picked up where covid left off,” said Jayroe. → Read More

Second Harvest preps for Hunger Action Day food distribution

ELMWOOD, La. (WGNO) — For five years, Second Harvest Food Bank partnered with Winn-Dixie and Southeastern Grocers to host a food distribution event for Hunger Action Day. This year’s event will be held at the Christian Family Worship Center in Violet Friday from 9 a.m. – noon. St. Bernard Parish was one of the many […] → Read More

Here’s what really broke up the block party at the Phoenix

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — One of the only live music events at Southern Decadence was cut short after the bar owner told the band Dog Park Dissidents the show would not go on. The decision to end the live music and what happened after that caused confusion on social media Friday night. For Dog Park […] → Read More

Little Woods homeowners fed up with unfinished roadwork

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Homeowners in New Orleans East have dealt with unfinished roadwork for over two years. Puddles, brush and orange cones filled Mercier Street since the project started. “Garbage trucks been stuck there, mail trucks been stuck, other vehicles hitting the grates,” Larry Jackson said. “You name it, it has happened.” Jackson lived […] → Read More

Petition filed to recall Mayor Cantrell

This came after several complaints from New Orleanians about the mayor’s travels, court appearances in support of juvenile offenders and continued sanitation and public safety issues. → Read More

Search for missing Houma woman underway in Oklahoma

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Okla. (WGNO) — The car of a missing Houma woman was found in the Kiamichi River near Fort Towson, Okla. after her family hadn’t heard from her in days. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), 33-year-old Caitlyn Case’s car and phone were found in the Kiamichi River Aug. 12. Her […] → Read More

Hurricane supply giveaway held at peak of season

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — NOLA Ready partnered with the Pontchartrain Conservancy to hold a hurricane supply giveaway at the peak of the season. This was the second giveaway this year. Organizers said, the first one was so successful, they wanted to reach more families in need. Supplies included flashlights, glow sticks, batteries, canned food, buckets […] → Read More

Attorneys file lawsuit against OJJ

A team of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday against Governor John Bel Edwards and the Office of Juvenile Justice to stop the transfer of juvenile inmates from Bridge City to Angola. → Read More

Home hurricane repairs made for World War II veteran

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A housewarming party was held Saturday for World War II Army veteran Frederick Lonzo. Hurricane Katrina tore through the Lonzos New Orleans East home leaving the American hero living in a house with unfinished repairs. Sixteen years later, Hurricane Ida made it completely unlivable. “I think I was 3 years old […] → Read More

Councilman hosts gun buyback to combat violence

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — District C Councilman Freddie King hosted a gun buyback in Algiers in hopes of stopping the upward trend of violent crimes in the city. “We want to see those guns off the streets,” King said. “That’s one less gun in the hands of a dangerous person. That’s one less gun in […] → Read More