Josh Roberson, FOX 8 New Orleans

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FOX 8 New Orleans

New Orleans, LA, United States

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All local calls to now include area codes to bolster suicide prevention

Making calls inside the “504″ area code will now require all ten digits according to the Federal Communications Commission. → Read More

Krewe of Boo parade great visual for future tourism, local leaders say

Carnival historian Arthur Hardy says the return of the Krewe of Boo parade couldn’t have come at a better time for a city whose cultural fabric has been threatened since the start of the pandemic. → Read More

New Orleans resumes enforcement of parking regulations post-Ida

The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works Parking and Towing Divisions announces it will resume standard parking enforcement and towing operations citywide beginning Sunday, Oct. 10. → Read More

Saints tailgating returns as businesses look to cash in on first home game

Ahead of the first capacity crowd for a home Saints game since January of 2020, fans took part in pre-game rituals like tailgating for the first time in 19 months. → Read More

Volunteers back on construction site building affordable housing since pandemic

For the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020, volunteers can sign up to work on a Habitat for Humanity construction site. → Read More

French Market reopens post Hurricane Ida

On Saturday, The French Market celebrated it’s the reopening post-Hurricane Ida with a second line from Washington Artillery Park to the Farmers and Flea Markets. → Read More

NOLA First City Court Clerk urges landlords to apply for rental assistance as eviction moratorium expires

Less than 24 hours after the nationwide moratorium on evictions was lifted, landlords in New Orleans began filing paperwork, with some not having received a months rent in almost two years. → Read More

First Carnival Cruise sets sail from New Orleans since March 2020

Carnival Cruise Line on Sunday (Sept. 19) became the first cruise line to resume guest operations from New Orleans when Carnival Glory departed on a seven-day cruise to The Bahamas. → Read More

NOLA residents hold “trash parade” to protest garbage collection issues

At the corner of Elysian Fields & St. Claude on Saturday, hundreds of protesters turned up to protest the recent issues surrounding the cities trash collection. → Read More

Saints fans and businesses prepare for first game under vaccine mandate

Starting Monday, Aug. 23, Mayor Latoya Cantrell says the city will begin enforcing it’s new vaccine mandate, which requires business owners to ask for a vaccine card or a negative covid test from each of their customers. → Read More

Injunction filed to halt eviction moratorium for some Louisiana landlords

Hundreds of landlords in Louisiana file an injunction with the 5th circuit court of appeals, looking to end the current ban on evictions. → Read More

Some churches to follow NOLA vaccine mandate even though not required

Starting Monday, certain businesses and venues in New Orleans will require proof of vaccination or a negative covid test to enter. → Read More

City Council members react to Mayor’s vaccine mandate

Starting Monday, Aug. 16, bars and restaurants, and other businesses and venues in New Orleans will require proof that their patrons are vaccinated, in the process of being vaccinated or are currently uninfected by covid-19. → Read More

Son of a Saint holds back to school & vaccine drive

Son of a Saint organized a weekend event to give students free school supplies, eye and ear exams, and other resources to gets kids prepped for the new school year. → Read More

OVERNIGHT: 5 shot on Bourbon Street, police say

At least one person is detained and an investigation is still ongoing. → Read More

Saints team with Ochsner to hold vaccine and blood drives at training camp

It was a hot day for football but that didn’t stop the Who Dat Nation from showing up to watch their favorite players take the field. → Read More

Creole Tomato Festival makes its return for the Fourth of July weekend

It returned after it was canceled last year due to the pandemic and organizers say they also moved the date back to the 4th of July weekend, which means bigger crowds. → Read More

Pres. Biden expected to sign infrastructure deal; ‘tremendous benefits for La. '

President Biden is expected to sign a bipartisan $1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill when it arrives on his desk. → Read More

New Orleans council members propose minimum wage increase to $15 an hour

The increase would be phased in over two years, requiring $13.25 on January 1, 2022, and the full $15 starting January 1, 2023 → Read More

Families impacted by gun violence march for justice amid rising crime

Over 70 mothers who have lost children to acts of gun violence marched with a purpose Saturday → Read More