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4 Nursing Home Residents Dead In Ida Aftermath

Sep 2, 2021

Baton Rouge, La. (Sept. 2, 2021) — We have been alerted to four deaths among nursing home residents evacuated to a facility on Friday (Aug. 27) in Tangipahoa Parish ahead of Hurricane Ida. Three of these have been classified as storm-related by the coroner.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Orleans’ iconic Superdome may soon bear the Caesars Entertainment name and logo. A 20-year naming rights deal with the Saints is nearing completion and won required legislative backing Thursday.

Terms of the contract are still being finalized, but the deal is estimated to be worth about $138 million. That's according to information provided to the joint House and Senate budget committee that approved the naming rights transfer. The money will go to the Saints organization. But lawmakers were told the NFL team intends to invest the cash in the stadium.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials are set to announce plans to address a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the city. Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the city's top health official, Dr. Jennifer Avegno, were expected to make an announcement Wednesday afternoon.

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today said New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell’s actions against Lauren Daigle cost not just New Orleans the opportunity at invaluable, worldwide promotion at a time when it’s needed most, they also cost every city in Louisiana that had a chance at hosting the event.

Louisiana has administered its first coronavirus vaccines at a New Orleans-area hospital. The vaccinations at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish went to workers at the facility who regularly encounter COVID-19 patients.

Before the NBA season was abruptly paused back in March, the New Orleans Pelicans were pushing hard to make the playoffs. Back then, star rookie Zion Williamson had just returned from an injury that had kept him sidelined for most of the season.

The mental health of health care workers is a growing concern with the pandemic now killing more than 140,000 people in the U.S. New Orleans was a hotspot for COVID-19 in April, and doctors and nurses have learned how to keep many more patients alive since then. But as death counts creep up again, depression is more of a threat.

A group of news organizations including The Associated Press headed to court Wednesday seeking to unseal court records involving the mental competency of billionaire Tom Benson when he rewrote his will to give his third wife ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans sports franchises.

Drew Brees has apologized for his comments on “disrespecting the flag” when reiterating his opposition to kneeling during the national anthem. The New Orleans Saints quarterback now says the comments were “insensitive and completely missed the mark." The comments drew sharp criticism from fellow high-profile athletes and others in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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Mercedes-Benz will not renew the naming rights to the Louisiana Superdome. The home of the New Orleans Saints is looking for a new partner. Adult webcam site Stripchat says they are willing to bid as much as $15 million to name the iconic building the Stripchat Superdome.

Max Bennett of Stripchat says New Orleans is the perfect fit for their company.