Tegan Wendland

Tegan Wendland is a freelance producer with a background in investigative news reporting. She currently produces the biweekly segment, Northshore Focus. 

Voters have rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have allowed industry to negotiate tax rates with local municipalities.

Election Day voting in Louisiana came to a close at 8 p.m. with no reports of major issues that were expected as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and Hurricane Zeta damage.

About 58,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana are still without power Monday, six days after Hurricane Zeta ripped down power lines and electric poles. Among the places without power are 68 polling places.

A few thousand more homes had their power restored Friday in Southeast Louisiana. But around 309,000 remain in the dark.

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Zeta has reached hurricane strength and is nearing the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday evening — and Southeast Louisiana is under a hurricane watch.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell warned residents Thursday that failing to follow the city’s rules could land them a $500 fine from the police department.

Hurricane Delta is strengthening as it moves across the Gulf of Mexico. It is moving northwest with maximum sustained winds near 115 mph, making it a category 3 hurricane.

Gov. Edwards has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Delta, which is moving through the Gulf of Mexico after slamming the Yucatan Peninsula.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she does not plan to order an evacuation for residents inside the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System ahead of Hurricane Delta given the current track and intensity of Hurricane Delta.