Kaitlin Rust, FOX 8 New Orleans

Kaitlin Rust

FOX 8 New Orleans

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Kaitlin:

Man on moped shot and killed in the St. Claude neighborhood

A man was shot and killed just before 7 p.m. Wednesday night near the corner of Pauline St. and Marais St. according to NOPD. → Read More

Mid City smash-and-grab hits over a dozen bar customers

“I get in the car and I’m like I’m something’s hurting my butt and I realized the truck had glass everywhere,” one victim said. → Read More

Inflation rates rising and hitting wallets hard

Inflation rates rise, and consumer prices climb faster and higher than economists predicted. → Read More

Local restaurant owner gunned down in Marigny backyard after work

It happened Sunday night, just after 7:30 in the 2200 block of Burgundy, but the family fears in the midst of all the violence this city experienced over the weekend, his case may be forgotten. → Read More

Six Flags developer chosen after Brees-backed group withdraws

A hotel, water park, sports complex and more is coming to the old Six Flags site in New Orleans East. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: ‘He was helpless,’ says family of nursing home resident who died in Ida warehouse evacuation

Family members of Timothy Porter, 52, are furious and desperate for answers as to how their loved one died after being evacuated to a Tangipahoa warehouse with over 800 other nursing home residents. → Read More

Superdome fire not expected to delay already scheduled events

“The fire was in a very inaccessible place. So we needed to have enough firefighters to cover a large amount of area so it wouldn’t get out of control more than it already was,” said Michael Williams of the New Orleans Fire Dept. → Read More

Pointe Aux Chenes community still seeing little relief

From Bourg to Chauvin, the devastation is immense and recovery isn’t looking like it will happen anytime soon. → Read More

Pointe Aux Chenes community still seeing little relief

From Bourg to Chauvin, the devastation is immense and recovery isn’t looking like it will happen anytime soon. → Read More

Lafourche Parish coastal areas looking at possible evacuations Friday

Lafourche Parish residents closer to the coast may be asked to evacuate as soon as Friday. → Read More

Local businesses effected by new COVID requirements

From now on, if you want to visit a bar or restaurant you’ll have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. → Read More

State police on the scene of crash following possible car chase in Lakeview

The wreckage is at Harrison Ave. and Milne and authorities are currently gathering details. → Read More

St. Tammany experiencing ‘sharp rise’ in COVID cases

Health leaders and parish officials will hold a press conference Monday to discuss a “sharp rise” in COVID-19 cases in St. Tammany Parish. → Read More

The pandemic was a surprise, the nursing shortage wasn’t

“This is something that we were worried about when I was in nursing school is that in 2020 there will be a big nursing shortage,” Ecoee Rooney, the President of the Louisiana Nursing Association said. → Read More

'These are the darkest days of this pandemic' Louisiana hospital leaders warn

“We’ve already opened a surge ICU, so now I’m running three ICUs,” Michele Sutton, CEO of North Oaks Health System said. “We had to discontinue elective surgeries so that we could turn the recovery rooms into ICU. Where do we go next?” → Read More

Victim shoots back as thief takes off with her car

It was about an hour before this grocery store delivery driver was able to call her mother back to tell her she was not the one in front of the gun. → Read More

Ochsner to mandate COVID vaccination for employees after official FDA approval

Ochsner, the largest health system in the state, says it will soon make it mandatory for all of its employees to have their COVID shots. → Read More

Doctors warn it’s a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’ as hospitalizations climb

Hospitalizations have shot up in Louisiana to their highest level since February: 844 people with 64 on ventilators. → Read More

Two attempted car jackings in Michoud have neighbors on high alert

In the video, you can hear one of the suspects ask the other, “Is she in the car by herself?” → Read More

Uber driver robbed by passenger, fired for having gun

An Uber driver was robbed at gunpoint by his own passenger Monday night next to Pontchartrain Park, and it briefly cost the driver his job. → Read More