Anna McAllister, WGNO

Anna McAllister


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Anna:

Nearly 40 suspects arrested Halloween Weekend in the French Quarter for firearm violations

Some of the youngest offenders included people ages 15 and 16-years-old. → Read More

WWII Veteran from New Orleans has sense of duty and fashion

Meet Sam Meyer. Well, if you’re a New Orleans native, you may already know him. The 98-year-old is the patriarch of the Meyer family, the family that owns Meyer the Hatter in the Central Busi… → Read More

State and local leaders demand more transparency from FEMA on flood insurance rates

Flood insurance rates are steadily rising across Louisiana, and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise says FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 is to blame. → Read More

Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus discusses redistricting, other issues the state is facing

State leaders took the floor Monday night in Mid-City, addressing residents about some of the hurdles they’re trying to overcome at the state capital. A main topic of discussion was the redistricting process and how it’s affecting the representation of people of color across the state. → Read More

Families of those killed in domestic violence incidents in New Orleans share their stories

A short but meaningful march from Loyola Avenue to New Orleans City Hall Wednesday afternoon sent a powerful message. Those walking were doing so to spread awareness about domestic violence. → Read More

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Armed burglars break into several cars in the French Quarter

Brazen bandits brandishing weapons as they break into cars on the 1000 block of Governor Nicholls Street. The crime was caught on camera shortly before 4 o’clock Monday morning. → Read More

Fentanyl laced with animal tranquilizer leading to limb amputations

On the North Shore, high schoolers are dressed to the nines and ready to dance the night away for homecoming. As students are celebrating, health officials are warning their parents of a substance that continues to plague the parish. → Read More

Underwater levee built for salt water intrusion

An alert went out Tuesday afternoon to residents in Plaquemines Parish after water samples began to present higher levels of sodium and chlorine in the Gulf of Mexico. → Read More

Entergy, SBPSO investigating oil spill in Arabi

The smell of oil permeates Bayou Bienvenue and the neighborhoods surrounding it in Arabi and the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office believes two men are behind the massive spill. → Read More

NOPD: One female victim dead, another sent to hospital after Chef Menteur shooting

New Orleans Police began working a double shooting that one person dead and another injured on Tuesday. → Read More

Slidell car dealership employee in custody after reportedly shooting, killing coworker during argument

A man is wanted after police say he shot and killed his coworker at the Hyundai of Slidell car dealership on Friday (Sept. 16). According to Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandall, police are searching for 23-year-old Brian Taylor. → Read More

Mental health advocates kick off registration event for NAMI New Orleans walk

New Orleanians are signing up for a cause aimed at ending a stigma. The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, also known as NAMI, kicked off registration for the NAMI Walks Your Way event happening in November. → Read More

Slidell PD: Multi-Parish carjackings likely related

A JPSO deputy involved shooting left a 16-year-old carjacking suspect injured and another on the run in Algiers. Earlier this week, a man was carjacked in Slidell by a group of young men who are still on the run. The Slidell Police Department believes the incidents are related. → Read More

Could New Orleans face a water crisis similar to Jackson?

Historic rainfall and severe flooding in Jackson, Mississippi overwhelmed the city’s water system, leaving thousands of residents without safe drinking water. Jackson’s crisis raises questions in the minds of New Orleanians about the stability of our city’s water system. → Read More

Remembering Moon Landrieu: How the former mayor changed New Orleans’ landscape

When you think of the New Orleans skyline, the one building that stands out from the rest is the iconic superdome. It’s where we rally behind our beloved Saints, and it wouldn’t be where it is today if it wasn’t for former mayor Moon Landrieu. → Read More

Lafitte family moves into news home one year after Hurricane Ida

In Lafitte, one of the hardest-hit areas, residents are still picking up the pieces, but the progress is tremendous. → Read More

Cops and Krewe react to Mayor Cantrell’s comments about Mardi Gras 2023

At a budget town hall in Lakeview last night, Mayor Cantrell brought up the possibility of calling off carnival if there aren’t enough cops to keep everyone safe. Her comment received fiery backlash from the community. → Read More

No Mardi Gras 2023? Mayor Cantrell says dwindling police force could call off Carnival Season

At a budget town hall in Lakeview Thursday night, Mayor Cantrell was met with plenty of questions, but perhaps the biggest question that lingered surrounded staffing issues within the city. → Read More

St. Martin’s Episcopal School catches fire Wednesday night

After having only one day of school, some students at St. Martin’s Episcopal School are temporarily displaced after a fire broke out in the school’s Pre-K building Wednesday night. → Read More

A Mother’s Grief: Women who lost sons to gun violence in New Orleans speak out

Shevelle Fontenette, LaRicha Roussell-Alfred and Gloria Brown share a pain and a void that’s difficult for most to comprehend. All of their sons were murdered in New Orleans. Now, all they have left is the memories of who their children were. → Read More