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Rob Masson


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Rob:

Aggravated Rape Trial of Former Sheriff Strain Begins Monday

Strain is accused of sexually abusing a number of juveniles before and during his 20-year stint as sheriff. → Read More

NOPD goes after one million dollars for license plate reading cameras

NOPD seeks approval to spend $1 million for license plate reading cameras. → Read More

NOLA Council votes to remove Jared Brossett as budget chair

The New Orleans City Council has voted Thursday to remove Jared Brossett as budget chair, days after his arrest on a DWI charge. → Read More

NOLA Council authors motion to oust Jared Brossett as budget chair

Council considers ordinance to remove Jared Brossett as council budget chair, after 3rd dwi arrest → Read More

New Orleanians with Ties React to the Death of Colin Powell

New Orleanians with Ties to Colin Powell React to his death → Read More

Krewe of Boo to be test case for carnival COVID restrictions

Kreew of Boo to be test case, as mayor's office considers possible new covid restrictions → Read More

Krewe of Boo to be test case for carnival COVID restrictions

Kreew of Boo to be test case, as mayor's office considers possible new covid restrictions → Read More

Shipping backups at Port NOLA not as bad as U.S. coasts

While the Napoleon Avenue wharf is busy, inbound ships are not backing up here like they are on the east and west coasts. → Read More

City leaders recommend cutting sanitation fees by 50% as once-a-week collection begins

People in New Orleans say waived sanitation fees are not enough to compensate for new once-a-week garbage collection. Some council members agree. → Read More

VIDEO: Student attacks Covington High teacher for ‘Tik-Tok challenge’

An 18-year-old Covington High School student has been arrested for assaulting a teacher in the classroom Wednesday, police say. → Read More

Weak enforcement of short-term rental rules could cost NOLA millions

For years, officials have grappled with owners of short-term rentals trying illegally to claim homestead exemptions. Now a new problem in collecting those taxes rears its head. → Read More

Lafourche Parish schools work to return to normalcy

It’s the first day back to school since the hurricane at Chackbay Elementary in Lafourche Parish. And in Lizzie Daigle’s second-grade class, the lesson is Ida. → Read More

Gov. Edwards urges vigilance as Ida takes aim at Louisiana

Governor Edwards urges residents to be prepared for storm. and get vaccination, in case they need to go to public shelter. → Read More

Vaccination numbers climb; case numbers drop in NOLA

Orleans Parish has seen the number of new cases steadily drop for two weeks now. → Read More

New Orleans nearing 80 percent vaccination status, state data shows

Though the death rate is climbing state-wide, New Orleans is making progress in the fight against coronavirus. → Read More

Gulf coast veteran working to get interpreters out of Afghanistan

Afghan war veteran works to get interpreters out of Kabul. He says the situation remains chaotic and he’s urging US authorities to do more. → Read More

Bond commission delays action on dome bonds, over Saints refund policy concerns

State bond commission defers action on dome improvement bonds over concerns about saints refund policy → Read More

‘Larger than life:’ Long-time St. Bernard school board member dies shortly after COVID diagnosis

Darlene Asevedo’s daughter wants her mother remembered as a fun-loving person who loved life, and not the coronavirus which made her final days a struggle. → Read More

East Jefferson and Children’s Hospital say they can accommodate ER patients

Local emergency room doctors are concerned that reports of overcrowded hospitals may be keeping people from getting the care they need. → Read More

Seacor rescue crew waited 12 hours for mission approval from USCG

The rescue mission was considered high-risk because of the nature of the capsize and the sea conditions. → Read More