Video: My look back at the year in Louisiana politics

From the Governor’s office to the Sheriff’s office, change was the name of the game in 2015. Here’s my look back. Advertisements

‘Christmas tree’ lights up window at Charity Hospital, closed since 2005

Have you seen these photos circulating on social media? Lisa Walley Staggs says she “works at an inner city hospital situated directly across from Charity Hospital.” Charity has been closed since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, but Staggs says a couple of nights ago as she was leaving work, she glanced over at the building […]

Steve Gleason stories honored with Emmy award

I mentioned this last week on Facebook and Twitter, but forgot to mention it here. In case you missed it, my two stories with former Saint Steve Gleason that WDSU chief photographer Megan Mackel and I shot back in April were honored with an Emmy award in Ft. Lauderdale on December 5. In April, I spent time […]

Vote on “Monuments Ordinance” set for Dec. 17

According to a media release from the New Orleans City Council, the “Monuments Ordinance” will be heard on Thursday by the Committee of the Whole following the regular Council meeting. The Committee of the Whole will convene no earlier than 2:00 p.m. In addition, a Special City Council Meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. […]

Orleans Parish D.A. Leon Cannizzaro invites NRA to be part of gun violence solution  

Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says while he believes in the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, it should not be a rock that violent criminals can hide behind. “Both locally and nationally we are seeing an increase in gun related violence,” Cannizzaro said. “In New Orleans, the street trade of firearms has become too prolific. […]

Thornton: Only a few inches separated the Superdome from utter chaos after Katrina

SMG Executive Vice President Doug Thornton, who was inside the Superdome through it all, recounts the close call.

Video: Sugar Bowl brings millions, happy tourists to New Orleans

Slideshow: Katrina front pages from the Times-Picayune

Here are some of the eye-catching and emotional front pages published by the Times-Picayune in the days after Katrina, in order of publication.

Half Marathon, part four

I’m running my fourth half marathon on Sunday and I’ll be honest — I haven’t trained as well for this one.

Statement from the Rodrigue family on the death of George Rodrigue

We are heartbroken to share the news that George Rodrigue has passed away after a long battle with cancer. George was our loving husband, father and friend.

Infant, man shot to death in another night of senseless violence in New Orleans

It doesn’t get much more senseless than what happened on the approach to the Crescent City Connection Wednesday night.

Slideshow: President Obama Lands in New Orleans

President Obama is in town to deliver a speech on the economy at the Port of New Orleans.

NOPD Searching for Stolen Statue of Pig Dressed Like Chef

Stories about stolen statues don’t come along every day, but there’s a good one today — and it’s not even Friday yet! The New Orleans Police Department is looking for a stolen statue of a pig in a chef’s outfit.

Dalai Lama Meets 94-Year-Old WWII Veteran in New Orleans

The Dalai Lama met a local man, Paul Walton, and his father at UNO Lakefront Arena on Saturday. But Sidney Walton isn’t just any father –he is a 94-year-old World War II veteran.

All-Star Musical Benefit for Injured NOPD Officer

New Orleans to Host “Rock n Roll” All-Star Musical Fundraiser for New Orleans Police Department Officer John Passaro on April 17th at Generations Hall NOPD news release: (New Orleans) – Local community leaders are hosting a major fundraising event at Generations Hall on Wednesday, April 17 for NOPD Officer John Passaro who was severely injured […]