Sabrina Wilson, FOX 8 New Orleans

Sabrina Wilson

FOX 8 New Orleans

New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Sabrina:

One-on-one with White House vaccinations coordinator on COVID booster shots

White House Vaccinations Coordinator Dr. Bechara Choucair says having booster shots authorized for all three COVID-19 vaccines will help the fight against the novel coronavirus. LSU Health's Chief of Community and Population Medicine urged people eligible now for the booster shot to get it and he and Choucair said anyone who is not yet vaccinated should do so. → Read More

High demand for Ida rebuilding supplies; some products are hard to get

Roof shingles can be hard to get as tens of thousands need roof repairs due to Hurricane Ida. The Homebuilders Association of GNO also says prices for shingles and wood are up. → Read More

White House discusses plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11 year-olds

The White House unveiled plans today to roll out COVID-19 vaccine shots to 28 million children ages 5 to 11 if the FDA and CDC authorize the low-dose Pfizer shot for that age group. → Read More

Insurance commissioner launches new mediation program to help frustrated Hurricane Ida victims

La. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon explained a new mediation program his office launched for Hurricane Ida victims who feel their insurers are not dealing fairly with them. → Read More

Days before his latest DWI arrest Brossett said in interview: It won’t happen ever again

A few days before his latest DWI arrest New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett said in an interview with FOX 8 that his past issues would not happen ever again. → Read More

City Council-at-Large Div. 2 candidates discuss tackling city problems, other issues

Two current city councilmembers, a former state lawmaker and a university employee are running for the N.O. City Council-at-large Div. 2 seat. → Read More

Cassidy tours a FEMA center in Plaquemines Parish, hears Ida damage concerns

Sen. Bill Cassidy, the state's senior U.S. senator toured a FEMA site in Plaquemines Parish to see the operation and hear about damage in the parish. → Read More

Employee shortage continues; tens of thousands of vacant jobs across La.

The La. Workforce Commission held an online job fair on Wednesday. The agency said earlier in the day that more than 31,000 jobs are available statewide. → Read More

Non-typical campaign season as New Orleanians face big election

It is an atypical campaign season in New Orleans due to Hurricane Ida. Political pundits also say Mayor Latoya Cantrell is in good shape heading into the November 13 election as she seeks re-election. → Read More

Demand fuels higher oil prices; gasoline prices highest since 2014 as a result

Oil prices are higher and they are causing price increases at the gasoline pump, too. Tulane Energy Institute Executive Director Pierre Conner says economies are recovering from COVID and demand for oil is increasing. → Read More

Scalise meets with local leaders over flood insurance concerns

Congressman Steve Scalise met with some local leaders about the fight to stop changes to the flood insurance program which Scalise calls devastating. → Read More

Unvaccinated should not become complacent as COVID cases drop

LSU Health infectious diseases expert says it would be unwise for the unvaccinated to become complacent even as COVID-19 cases are dropping. The CDC is also urging everyone to get the flu vaccine because the virus could be worse this year. → Read More

Realtors see the impact of new flood insurance rates on home buyers; Cassidy fights back in Congress

Realtors see firsthand how new home buyers are impacted by the new flood insurance rates. → Read More

La. congressmen question FEMA’s chief about hurricane response

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell appeared before a House Committee to answer questions about the agency's response to Hurricane Ida. → Read More

La. addresses DSNAP eligibility confusion; application period is extended

The federal government extends the day for Louisianans to apply for DSNAP. The Department of Children & Family Services tries to clear up confusion over eligibility. → Read More

Cassidy files bill to delay flood insurance changes; locals fear hefty rate hikes

The National Flood Insurance Program's new pricing takes effect on October 1, but Sen. Bill Cassidy and some of his senate colleagues filed a bill on Tuesday (Sept. 28) to delay the changes that some fear will result in astronomical flood insurance rates in Louisiana. → Read More

Hotels house Ida victims; Tourism leaders work to attract future visitors

Hotels are helping to house thousands of Hurricane Ida victim as FEMA picks up the tab. Jefferson Parish says its hotels are housing not only residents but recovery workers. New Orleans & Company says in the city plenty of hotel rooms are available for tourists. → Read More

FEMA, others provide more resources to Ida victims

FEMA is paying for thousands of Hurricane Ida victims to stay in hotels; helping other fund basic home repairs. → Read More

Oil refineries recovering from Ida; power outages led to so-called “stranded fuel”

Oil refineries between New Orleans and Baton Rouge were impacted by Hurricane Ida but most are back online after the Cat 4 storm impacted electricity. → Read More

Entergy Corp. floats idea of selling Entergy New Orleans; councilmembers react

Entergy Corporation puts selling or merging Entergy New Orleans on the table ahead of a city council meeting where utility leaders are expected to face tough questions about Hurricane Ida power outages. → Read More