Retired firefighter’s hilarious obituary goes viral

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William Ziegler, a former firefighter with the New Orleans Fire Department, left the world with a bang a couple of weeks ago thanks to his colorful obituary.

In-depth: The best #WrongScottWalker ever

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I expected a few misdirected, angry tweets targeting me, the wrong Scott Walker, but last night was unlike any other for me on social media.

Gov. Edwards’ statement following officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge

Media release BATON ROUGE — After his press conference this morning, where he was joined by state legislators, law enforcement and community leaders, Governor John Bel Edwards released the following statement in response to the recent officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge: “I join with our community leaders, elected officials, and everyone involved in this tragedy […]

WDSU staff up for 21 Press Club awards

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The winners will be announced July 9 at the Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala.

‘GLEASON’ trailer released; film opens locally July 29

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The eye-opening film will play in New Orleans at Canal Place and The Palace in Elmwood.

Gov. Edwards calls for second special session to address budget crisis (full release)

Governor determined to fully fund TOPS, health care, K-12 education, and higher education   BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor John Bel Edwards issued the call, or agenda, for a second special session of the Louisiana Legislature to address the remaining $600 million budget shortfall for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2016. The […]

Statement from Saints owner Tom Benson on Super Bowl bid loss

“Gayle and I were very proud to stand with our bid team and the entire city of New Orleans in making our presentation today to host the Super Bowl in New Orleans in 2019. While we are disappointed that we were not successful, we congratulate those cities that were awarded the game. We would also […]

Tom Benson statement on Kentucky Derby, family members who “continue to harass” him

STATEMENT FROM TOM BENSON We are in Louisville this week where my wife’s GMB Racing operation will start Mo Tom and Tom’s Ready this Saturday in the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby. We had the privilege today to discuss potential business relationships with a number of horse farms in the area. Gayle and I […]

Steve Gleason stories honored with Murrow, National Headliner and Gabriel awards

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When I set out to do a couple of stories on former Saint Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS, the ultimate goal was never about winning awards.

The Mobile Leprechaun turns 10! Here’s the annual backstory…

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Wow. Has it really been 10 years since the legend of the Mobile Leprechaun was born?

Steve Gleason: The Journey

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The 30-minute special that aired on WDSU-TV (video inside) includes footage and interviews with Scott Fujita, Drew and Brittany Brees, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Steve and Michel Gleason and more.

Steve Gleason: From ALS diagnosis to the Sundance Film Festival

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A 30-minute special on Gleason’s trek to Sundance will air on WDSU Feb. 29.  

Our final story from Sundance: ‘GLEASON’ debut packs in 500+ people

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Steve Gleason’s film debuted on January 23rd at the Sundance Film Festival. The premiere was sold out for weeks and the reviews have been outstanding.

Video: Steve Gleason on the red carpet at the Sundance premiere of ‘GLEASON’

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees and former Saints Scott Fujita and Eric Johnson joined Steve at the red carpet event in Park City, Utah.

In his own words: Steve Gleason talks about his new film the night before its premiere at Sundance

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This video is from the private screening and party we attended last Friday night at Victory Ranch, about 30 miles outside of Park City, Utah. ‘GLEASON’ made its world premiere the next morning at the Sundance Film Festival.