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Authorities: Woman who pointed gun at deputy shot in breast

Mar. 30, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman who was shot through her breast by deputies after she pointed a gun at one of them has been charged, authorities said. Mae Martin was also hospitalized for injuries on her arms Saturday night before she was booked into county jail, The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans...

A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

Congregants arrive at the Life Tabernacle Church in Central, La., Sunday, March 29, 2020. Pastor Tony Spell has defied a shelter-in-place order by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, due to the new coronavirus pandemic, and continues to hold church services with hundreds of congregants. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana governor: stay-home order 'may well' be extended

Mar. 29, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Orders closing many Louisiana businesses and keeping people home to slow the spread of COVID-19 ‘may well’ have to be extended past April 13, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Sunday. He spoke as the numbers of Louisiana residents falling ill and dying from the new coronavirus...

Congregants arrive at the Life Tabernacle Church in Central, La., Sunday, March 29, 2020. Pastor Tony Spell has defied a shelter-in-place order by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, due to the new coronavirus pandemic, and continues to hold church services with hundreds of congregants. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hundreds at Louisiana church flout COVID-19 gatherings ban

Mar. 29, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Hundreds of worshippers attended services at a Louisiana church on Sunday, flouting a ban on large gatherings, angering neighbors and seemingly turning a deaf ear to their governor, who once again warned that hospitals could soon be overwhelmed with new cases of the coronavirus. An...

The Latest: Michigan executive order restores water service

Mar. 29, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Spain's deadliest day has over 800 deaths, over 8,000 news...

Members of the Rhode Island National Guard look for passengers getting off from a train from New York as it arrives Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Westerly, R.I. States are pulling back the welcome mat for travelers from the New York area, which is the epicenter of the country's coronavirus outbreak, and some say at least one state's measures are unconstitutional. Gov. Gina Raimondo ratcheted up the measures Friday afternoon, announcing she'll also order the state National Guard to go door-to-door in coastal communities starting this weekend to find out whether any of the home's residents have recently arrived from New York and inform them of the quarantine order. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

'Off the charts': Virus hot spots grow in middle America

Mar. 28, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The coronavirus continued its unrelenting spread across the United States with fatalities doubling in two days and authorities saying Saturday that an infant who tested positive had died. It pummeled big cities like New York, Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago, and made its way, too, into...

Service and entertainment industry employees who have been laid off due to the new coronavirus pandemic, exercise social distancing as they line up for meals cooked by chef Isaac Toups at his restaurant Toups Meatery in New Orleans, Friday, March 27, 2020. While rich in history and culture, New Orleans is economically poor, and the people here are not necessarily well-positioned to weather this latest storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Essence festival rescheduled amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar. 28, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Another major event for New Orleans has postponed bringing thousands of people to the city and New Orleans has launched a drive to get personal protective equipment into the hands of first responders as the nation continues to fight the COVID-19 global pandemic. The 2020 Essence...

Medical staff members arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(Lee Yong-hwan/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

Mar. 28, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. says 86 staffers around world have reported cases of...

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US eyes new outbreaks as infections worldwide top 590,000

Mar. 27, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans rushed to build a makeshift hospital in its convention center Friday as troubling new outbreaks bubbled in the United States, deaths surged in Italy and Spain and the world warily trudged through the pandemic that has sickened more than a half-million people. In a reminder no...

A man walks past a closed Cafe Du Monde, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, normally bustling with tourists, but now nearly completely deserted due to the new coronavirus pandemic, Friday, March 27, 2020. While rich in history and culture, New Orleans is economically poor, and the people here are not necessarily well-positioned to weather this latest storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Coronavirus reaches 2 Louisiana prisons as cases increase

Mar. 27, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two workers at Louisiana state prisons have tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing some inmates into quarantine and heightening concerns that the tightly packed populations are at risk for an outbreak in a state where the virus's death toll exceeded 100 Friday. The Louisiana...