Suspended juries of the parish of Orléans + Tragic death of a young boy

Hey, New Orleans! Here’s everything you need to know to get a good start on Thursday.

First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

The clouds give way to the sun. High: 73 Low: 40.

Here are the best stories in New Orleans today:

  1. In light of the recent COVID peak, the Criminal and civil courts of the parish of Orléans have suspended their jury service and jury testing until early March. (FOX 8 Live WVUE)
  2. A twelve year old boy was tragically killed during a shooting on Monday. NOPD has yet to release details of the case, but you can contribute to the family’s GoFundMe. (
  3. The resignation of Michelle Odinet of his role as the judge of the municipal court of Lafayette is official, and the elections to fill his seat will begin in November 2022. (
  4. Peter Bowen, Deputy General Manager of New Orleans at been fired after allegedly threatening to fire the cops who arrested him for a DWI offense. (WDSU New Orleans)

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Today in New Orleans:

  • SBW Lady Warriors vs. Rosenwald (Girls basketball) (5:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • the oldest surviving WWII veteran, Lawrence Brooks, a died at 112 in New Orleans. (FOX10 News)
  • Blue bikes offer free rides for New Orleans residents to boost against COVID-19! (WDSU New Orleans)
  • How far are Full capacity NOLA hospital beds? While most hospitals hover around 90%, the number of COVID patients in these beds varies. (New Orleans Patch)

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You are all taken for today. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow with another update!

Shannon Denney

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