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Top New Orleans news: Flu cases spike at Children's Hospital; woman's body found in field; more

Top New Orleans news: Flu cases spike at Children's Hospital; woman's body found in field; more
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By Hoodline - Published on December 06, 2019.

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in New Orleans.

Flu cases spike at Children's Hospital 

More than 1,400 cases have been reported so far this year, compared to just nine cases last year.

Read the full story on WDSU News.

Woman's body left in field in New Orleans East 

When police arrived  in the 14000 block of Michoud Boulevard on Thursday, they found a woman with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Read the full story on WWL.

Man dies after being shot in head

Officers responded to a call on the 1300 block of Prentiss Avenue on Thursday evening and found a man in a car with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Read the full story on WDSU News.

Council approves zone change for Orleans Justice Center

The zone change will reduce the inmate cap and allow mental health inmates to be housed in a temporary detention center. This comes after dozens of people slept outside Duncan Plaza on Wednesday night to protest the move.

Read the full story on WDSU News.

New program 'rescues' leftover restaurant food for the hungry

Rescue Runner is a new program through Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans. It allows restaurants and catering services with extra food at the end of their day or week to give it away.

Read the full story on WWL.


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