May 15, 2024 - News

๐Ÿšฐ Fully Dressed: Water report cards

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๐Ÿšฐ New report cards for local water systems from the Louisiana Department of Health give New Orleans' East Bank a D and the West Bank a B. It remains safe to drink. ( | The Times-Picayune ๐Ÿ”’)

  • Meanwhile, the EPA issued new guidelines for drinking water aimed at reducing "forever chemicals," which have been found in Louisiana's water. (WWNO)

๐Ÿš˜ Saints rookie Kool-Aid McKinstry bought his mom a swanky new Mercedes for Mother's Day. Welp. That definitely beats flowers. (Fox 8)

Two women were killed in St. Martin Parish and West Baton Parish during Monday's storms. One of the women was nine months pregnant, and the state is including the unborn child in the death toll. (WWL)

A 16-year-old faces charges after entering the backdoor of an Abbeville church during a children's service on Saturday with a gun. Parishioners confronted the teen and held him until police arrived. (KLFY)


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