Archbishop Aymond says eating meat is OK on St. Patrick’s Day

Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday during lent, Archbishop Gregory Aymond has given the ok for Catholics in the Archdiocese of New Orleans to eat meat, with strings attached.

The Mobile Leprechaun turns 11

This month marks 11 years since one of the best (and one of the first) viral videos off all time was born. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed.

Celebrating National Oreo Day with exciting trivia

I couldn’t let National Oreo Day go by without recognizing the cookie’s greatness. Fletcher Mackel wasn’t impressed.

A look back at Adrianna Hopkins’ two years at WDSU

Adrianna Hopkins left WDSU on Friday after 2+ years at the station. We had a lot of great times on air and off. These are some of our “best” moments.

Reddit user posts pronunciation list for Louisiana last names

Who hasn’t struggled with a Louisiana last name? A user of the social news aggregation site Reddit recently posted a list with some of the more difficult-to-pronounce last names.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid raves about Saints’ offensive weapons 

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy ReidConference Call with New Orleans Media What do you need to see out of Justin Houston this week for him to play? “I think the odds are against him (Houston) playing this week. That’s not what I’m looking at, it’s just a matter of him getting back and kind […]

Retired firefighter’s hilarious obituary goes viral

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

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

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

‘GLEASON’ trailer released; film opens locally July 29

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

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.