Susan Roesgen, WGNO

Susan Roesgen


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Past articles by Susan:

NOFD: Claim about Hard Rock ‘survivor’ disproved by infra-red technology

NOFD search and rescue team disputes the claim that a construction worker survived the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel and was left to die. → Read More

Hispanic Heritage: New Orleans’ relationship with Latin America in the 1960s

The political and commercial relationship between New Orleans and Latin America was strongest in the 1960s, and only a glimpse of that relationship remains. → Read More

“That’s bull!” Gordon Plaza argument leads to shouting match between NOLA council members

The ongoing dispute between the City of New Orleans and Gordon Plaza homeowners blew up in a meeting of the New Orleans City Council. The homeowners blasted the Council, and then, two council members blasted each other. → Read More

Kidnapped and raped at 13, Kenner woman advocates for exception to Louisiana abortion ban

“I will not go silently. I’m at a point at my life where I have to speak for those rape victims that can’t speak for themselves.” → Read More

City strikes down proposal to lift ban on NOPD use of facial recognition software

The New Orleans City Council has rejected a crime-fighting tool that NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson says the department needs. → Read More

Decades after paralyzing injury, Metairie man finds peace through holiness of Easter

“I remember a voice. A female voice saying, ‘Sir, are you okay?’ And I said ‘No, I’m paralyzed.'” → Read More

Body found in Mississippi River identified as missing New Jersey father

The search for a New Jersey man — who went missing on a trip to New Orleans — has ended with the discovery of his body. But the story of what happened remains a mystery. → Read More

NOLA journalist who worked in Russia is horrified by invasion in Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine seems unimaginable to New Orleanian Catherine Koppel, worked extensively in Ukraine when she was a producer and reporter for the Reuters news agency, based in Moscow. → Read More

CDC MAP: Know the COVID-19 level in your parish

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. → Read More

2 Jefferson Parish deputies arrested- and fired- for ‘unjustified homicide’

After a review of video from the JPSO’s new body cameras, Sheriff Joe Lopinto has announced the arrest, and firing, of two of his deputies. → Read More

2 Jefferson Parish deputies arrested – and fired – for ‘unjustified’ manslaughter

After a review of video from the JPSO’s new body cameras, Sheriff Joe Lopinto has announced the arrest, and firing, of two of his deputies. → Read More

WATCH: Tandem floats must have these new safety barriers

For the first time this year, New Orleans safety officials have a new requirement for tandem floats that they hope will save lives. → Read More

What’s hiding in your Valentine’s Day bouquet?

You might be surprised by what’s hiding in your Valentine’s Day bouquet. So far this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have inspected more than one billion imported flower shipments, and have found about 2,000 insects that could damage American agriculture. → Read More

Carnival captains must vouch for members’ vaccination status before parades can roll in NOLA

Carnival krewe captains already knew that parading members will have to be vaccinated for Covid-19, or show proof of a negative test, before the floats roll on the streets of New Orleans. But until Thursday evening (Jan. 27), some captains didn't know that they'd be required to sign a legal document, personally attesting that all their members will follow the rules. → Read More

Cruise ship couple caught with banned shells in New Orleans

Cruise ship couple caught at the Port of New Orleans with more than 500 prohibited shells and other beach souvenirs in their baggage after a Caribbean cruise. → Read More

‘We will welcome him home’ – dozens of friends search for New Jersey man who went missing in New Orleans

Search in New Orleans for missing man from New Jersey includes dozens of friends who want to bring him back to his family--and to his Orthodox Jewish community. → Read More

Pick up a free COVID mask that protects you better than a cloth mask

KN95 and N95 masks are available for free from the New Orleans Health Department at public libraries, two per person → Read More

Your insurance company won’t pay for Ida repairs? Call this number!

LA Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has advice for frustrated homeowners waiting for their insurance claims to be paid after Hurricane Ida. In addition to a slow response from some insurance companies, two of them went bankrupt after Ida and a third is about to fold – affecting more than 30,000 homeowners. → Read More

Carnival in the time of COVID – can the party go on?

On the day of the Carnival season kickoff, the state health department reported the highest single-day COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began. → Read More

Video: This Metairie family shares their secret treasure, an original Mr. Bingle

He got his start in our hearts, through the windows of the Maison Blanche department store on Canal Street, back in 1948. → Read More