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10 Most, Least Stressed US Cities
10 Most, Least
Stressed US Cities

10 Most, Least Stressed US Cities

Per WalletHub, Cleveland needs a chill pill, while S. Burlington in Vermont is kicking back just fine

(Newser) - It's been a tough 16 months, and stress levels have been high—though in some cities across the country, that stress has been tougher to contend with than in others. WalletHub wanted to see which places have been dealing with things best (and which not so much), so it...

Vaxxed and Ready to Relax? These US Cities Are Waiting

San Francisco tops LawnStarter's list of best places for the vaccinated to enjoy summer vacation

(Newser) - Summer is here, and if you're cautiously starting to reemerge from the pandemic, you may wonder if it's possible to contemplate some well-deserved holiday time. LawnStarter answers that question for the fully vaccinated with its ranking of US cities ideal for "vaxcations." The site looked at...

He Stole 2 Shirts From Saks, Spent 20 Years in Prison

Guy Frank was sentenced as a multiple offender

(Newser) - Guy Frank walked out of a Saks Fifth Avenue with two shirts he hadn't paid for in September 2000. On Friday, he walked out of a New Orleans prison a free man, having served 20 years for the crime. WDSU reports an arm of the Innocence Project New Orleans...

Suit: For Months, Cop Gained Teen's Trust. Then He Raped Her

Complaint filed by mom says Rodney Vicknair was officer originally sent to take girl for a rape exam

(Newser) - A New Orleans cop is now a former one after accusations that he groomed and raped a 14-year-old girl he'd taken for a rape evaluation. The allegations against Rodney Vicknair are detailed in a lawsuit by the teen's mother, which says that Vicknair was the police officer dispatched...

&#39;Morally Compromised&#39; J&amp;J Vaccine Shunned by NOLA Archdiocese
'Moral Concerns' Hover
Over J&J Vaccine
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'Moral Concerns' Hover Over J&J Vaccine

Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Baton Rouge slam it for using cell lines from abortions

(Newser) - As health experts continue to plead with the public to accept any vaccine currently offered—be it one from Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson —a new wrinkle has emerged for the latter shot in Louisiana. That's because on Friday, the Archdiocese of New Orleans implored Catholics to,...

Officer Working Security at High School Game Killed

It may have stemmed from an argument over masks

(Newser) - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a police officer, who was shot and killed Friday night during a high school basketball game in New Orleans, ABC reports. Martinus Mitchum, a 38-year-old Tulane University police officer, was working security at the game at George Washington Carver...

Mardi Gras Canceled? New Orleans Wasn't Having It

Thousands of house floats have been set up for locals to safely stroll by

(Newser) - Thanks to the pandemic, there won't be any Mardi Gras parades this year in New Orleans—but what there will be is the Krewe of House Floats. That's the name of the initiative created by Megan Boudreaux in November when the city announced the parades had been canceled,...

41 People Test Positive After Swingers Event

'I wouldn’t do it again,' New Orleans organizer says

(Newser) - Bob Hannaford said coronavirus protocols were in place when a swingers event began this month in New Orleans. There were masks, social distancing, and virus and antibody tests. Still, NOLA.com reports, at least 41 of the attendees have tested positive for the coronavirus. "If I could go back...

Mom Walked Her Daughter to School—and Into History

Lucille Bridges, 'a Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,' dies at 86

(Newser) - Lucille Bridges, the mother of civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, who walked with her then-6-year-old daughter past crowds screaming racist slurs as she became the first Black student at her all-white New Orleans elementary school, has died at the age of 86, per the AP . "Today our country lost...

Rare Hurricane Hits Louisiana
Rare Hurricane Strikes the US
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Rare Hurricane Strikes the US

Zeta, nearly a Category 3, lands near New Orleans

(Newser) - Hurricane Zeta slammed into storm-weary Louisiana on Wednesday with New Orleans squarely in its path, pelting homes and businesses with rain and howling winds, knocking out power to thousands, and threatening to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland in a Gulf Coast region already pounded by multiple...

Marco Is a Hurricane, and It's Not Alone

Tropical Storm Laura is also headed for the US coast

(Newser) - Marco became a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico Sunday on a path toward the Louisiana coast. Tropical Storm Laura battered the Dominican Republic and Haiti and headed to the same part of the US coast, also as a potential hurricane, the AP reports. It would be the first time...

Body Trapped for 10 Months in Collapsed Hotel Is Recovered

The remains of Quinnyon Wimberly, 36, were lowered from the complex

(Newser) - Crews on Saturday recovered the body of one of two construction workers trapped nearly 10 months ago in the collapse of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. Family watched as the remains of Quinnyon Wimberly, 36, were lowered from the complex using a platform and a crane,...

These 11 Cities Receive a COVID Warning

Dr. Birx is worried about Baltimore, Cleveland, and 9 others

(Newser) - White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx is worried about 11 US cities in particular because of a surge in positive tests, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity . Birx warned state and local leaders—the exact participants are unclear—in a private phone call...

Coronavirus Patients Don't Have to Die Alone

America's first pop-up coronavirus hospice appears in New Orleans

(Newser) - In New Orleans, a sad testament to the dying: the nation's first pop-up hospice center for hospitalized coronavirus patients. The state's biggest hospice provider, Heart of Hospice, teamed up with East Jefferson General Hospital to let loved ones be there for dying relatives, provided visitors wear protective gear....

Coronavirus Leads to Death of New Orleans Jazz Legend

Ellis Marsalis Jr. had pneumonia caused by COVID-19

(Newser) - Ellis Marsalis Jr., jazz pianist, teacher, and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan that includes famed performer sons Wynton and Branford, has died after battling pneumonia brought by the coronavirus, one of his sons said late Wednesday. He was 85. Ellis Marsalis III confirmed in an interview with the...

After Chat With Drew Brees, Tears From Hoda
After Chat
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Brees, Tears
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After Chat With Drew Brees, Tears From Hoda

'Today' show co-host got emotional over Saints QB's $5M donation to Louisiana to fight virus

(Newser) - On Thursday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made a big announcement : He and his wife, Brittany, would be donating $5 million to the state of Louisiana to help its citizens get through the coronavirus pandemic. The next day, he chatted with Hoda Kotb on the Today show about his...

After 'the Perfect Incubator' of Mardi Gras, City Suffers

Doctor says New Orleans is 'the next epicenter' of pandemic

(Newser) - With the number of coronavirus cases in New Orleans multiplying rapidly, concern has been building that the city will become the next place to be overwhelmed by the pandemic. A Tulane Medical Center physician said Thursday that question has been answered, Fox News reports. "As far as fears it...

Woman, 39, Dies Waiting for Coronavirus Test Result

Natasha Ott took a test Monday when her symptoms wouldn't go away

(Newser) - Natasha Ott was planning to watch Netflix with her boyfriend Friday night. Instead, he found her dead on the floor. The 39-year-old was suffering from possible COVID-19 symptoms at the time and still awaiting her coronavirus test results, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. "For those of you not fortunate...

Death Visits Mardi Gras a 2nd Time
Mardi Gras Again
Marred by Death 

Mardi Gras Again Marred by Death

Man run over by float becomes 2nd fatality within days

(Newser) - A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous Saturday night street parade in New Orleans, reports the AP , becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said. The man was fatally injured just before...

Woman Killed by Mardi Gras Float During Parade

Witnesses say she was run over after tripping

(Newser) - A woman was struck and killed by a parade float in New Orleans as the city celebrated Mardi Gras. Witnesses say the woman, who hasn't been identified, appeared to have tried to cross in between a tandem float when she tripped over its hitch and was run over, the...

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