Full statement from Orleans Parish DA’s office on Darren Sharper guilty pleas

For Release Friday, March 20, 2015 District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s Statement Regarding the Guilty Plea Announcement of Darren Sharper (New Orleans, LA) – “This afternoon, Darren Sharper announced in open court that he had entered into a plea agreement with respect to pending charges in Louisiana as well as the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, and the […]

Cringeworthy headline of the day

This gem comes to us from the Evansville Courier & Press. Oops.

‘The Onion’ Apologizes for Tasteless Tweet

Satirical website ‘The Onion’ released the apology below after the Twitterverse collectively exploded Sunday night. Feb. 25, 2013 Dear Readers, On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was […]

New Orleans Deputy Mayor Michelle Thomas Resigns for “Personal Reasons”

Thomas’ job description from City of New Orleans website: Deputy Mayor of Operations Michelle Thomas Michelle Thomas serves as Deputy Mayor of Operations. In this capacity, she is charged with significantly enhancing service delivery by improving operational efficiencies and creating greater value for the City’s taxpayers. Before joining the City of New Orleans, Michelle served […]

Scott’s Behind-the-Scenes Fat Tuesday Coverage

Follow all the Fat Tuesday fun from my location at Hotel Intercontinental at the corner of Poydras and St. Charles in the Central Business District. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter. You can also join the WDSU Live Wire and watch our coverage online at WDSU.com.

Media Release: Former Saints DC Gregg Williams Reinstated, Hired by Titans

NASHVILLE, TENN. – The Tennessee Titans hired Gregg Williams as Senior Assistant/Defense. The NFL informed Williams that he has been reinstated today and provided the following statement for release: “Commissioner Roger Goodell today notified Gregg Williams and the Tennessee Titans that Williams’ contract with the Titans has been approved and that he has been reinstated. […]

[Video] Super Bowl XLVII: Behind the Scenes As the Lights Went Out

It’s amazing how calm everyone stayed in the heat of the moment. Doug Thornton, executive vice president of SMG, the company that manages the Superdome on behalf of the state, was noticeably concerned though. “Frank, we lost the A feed.” He then swallows hard.

Joint Statement from Entergy, SMG Regarding Superdome Power Outage

Media release: Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl in the Mercedes Benz Superdome, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system. Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, causing power to be […]

NFL Statement on Sean Payton’s Reinstatement as Saints Head Coach

Following a meeting yesterday with New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated Coach Payton from his season-long suspension, effective immediately. Coach Payton acknowledged in the meeting his responsibility for the actions of his coaching staff and players and pledged to uphold the highest standards of the NFL and ensure that […]

> Statement From Saints Head Coach Sean Payton on Reinstatement

Statement from Saints Head Coach Sean Payton I am thankful today Commissioner Goodell has granted me reinstatement. As I stated back in March, “ I, along with Mickey Loomis, take full responsibility for all aspects of our football program.” I clearly recognize that mistakes were made, which led to league violations. Furthermore, I have assured […]

Transcript of President Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

This is the full transcript of President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, delivered January 21, 2013. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens, each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to […]

> Download the Ray Nagin Indictment (PDF)

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday morning. Click below for the 25 page, 21 count indictment. DOWNLOAD FULL INDICTMENT (PDF)

> WDSU is Hiring a Digital Editor

The WDSU web team is hiring! For the successful applicant, you’ll be doing what you already do — playing on the internet all day — but getting paid for it! What a deal. Here are details about the job: The mandate of the Hearst Television Digital team is to deliver timely and accurate news and […]

>> ESPN Apologizes For Brent Musburger Fawning Over AJ McCarron’s Girlfriend

Here’s the statement from ESPN: “We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.” And here’s the conversation that started it […]