Rachael Thomas, FOX 8 New Orleans

Rachael Thomas

FOX 8 New Orleans

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Recent articles by Rachael:

First reported case of dog testing positive for virus that causes COVID-19 recorded in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) announced Tuesday, Aug. 4 that it has its first reported case of a dog in the state testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. → Read More

First reported case of dog testing positive for virus that causes COVID-19 recorded in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) announced Tuesday, Aug. 4 that it has its first reported case of a dog in the state testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. → Read More

About 700 La. businesses have received at least 1 violation of COVID-19 restrictions since May

A spokeswoman with the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) says more than 8,100 businesses across the state have been inspected for coronavirus restriction violations since May. → Read More

3 injured in 2 separate shootings in Baton Rouge Thursday night

Three people were injured in two separate shootings in Baton Rouge Thursday night. → Read More

Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge announces students will return to in-person learning as scheduled

The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Baton Rouge announced Thursday, July 30 that students will be returning to campus for in-person learning in August as scheduled. → Read More

Gov. Edwards does not expect to move away from mask mandate anytime soon

Louisiana currently has the most cases of COVID-19 per capita in the country. → Read More

BBB warning customers of Entergy billing scam

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is currently warning Baton Rouge area residents of a utility scam involving Entergy that’s once again hitting the area. → Read More

EBRSO searching for suspect who reportedly tried to break into home

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a person they say tried to break into a home Monday night (July 27). → Read More

Mayor Broome announces extension of mask mandate in EBR Parish

On Tuesday, July 28, East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced her intentions to extend the face mask mandate for the parish. → Read More

LWC offering job search assistance as $600 per week federal unemployment benefits comes to an end

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is warning people who are currently receiving federal unemployment benefits that those benefits are coming to an end the week ending in July 25. → Read More

Mysterious seeds delivered to La. resident from China; LDAF says don’t open them

On Friday, July 24, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) says it was notified that a person in St. Rose received an unsolicited package of seeds from China. → Read More

Livingston Parish closing waterways ahead of possible effects of TS Hanna

Livingston Parish is closing all waterways to recreational traffic ahead of the possible effects of Tropical Storm Hanna. → Read More

Another candidate joins the race to become next mayor-president of EBR Parish

Another candidate has joined the race to become the next mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish. → Read More

LWC offering job search assistance as $600 per week federal unemployment benefits comes to an end

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is warning people who are currently receiving federal unemployment benefits that those benefits are coming to an end the week ending in July 25. → Read More

OLOL requests federal help due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Our Lady of the Lake Hospital is requesting federal help due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Baton Rouge General scales back visitor policy as COVID-19 cases in state continue to rise

As COVID cases in our area continue to increase, Baton Rouge General is further restricting visitation throughout their hospitals and clinics. → Read More

Airport dogs are being trained to sniff out coronavirus

The special canines are already a common sight in airports, usually looking out for drugs, weapons or other contraband. → Read More

CRIME STOPPERS: Man wanted for allegedly shooting at vehicle

The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently looking for a man wanted for allegedly shooting at a vehicle. → Read More

Baton Rouge mayor’s office says mask mandate seeing results

It has been three weeks now since EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome issued an executive order that people wear face masks while out in public, and since then, the mayor’s office says there has been a notable decrease in the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Baton Rouge. → Read More

‘Greyhound’ exhibit will be on display at USS KIDD Veterans Museum through Labor Day

The USS KIDD Veterans Museum is bringing to Baton Rouge a small-scale exhibit from the movie, Greyhound, featuring one of Tom Hanks’ costumes and several props used in the movie, which was shot on the KIDD. → Read More