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.

Aerial photos of demonstrators who shut down CBD traffic

The sit-in was staged by members of The Workers Center for Racial Justice at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office.

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.

Study: TV/Media employs psychopaths

Well. That’s comforting. The study, from a researcher at Oxford University, ranks TV/media among the top three professions with the most psychopathic personalities employed.

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 Looking for Marigny Carjackers

NOPD media release: NOPD Needs Your Help in Finding Carjackers Armed Men Struck in Marigny New Orleans Police are on the look-out for two men who held up two women and their 3-year-old in the Marigny, directed them to put all of their property in their vehicle and then drove off in their Jeep. The […]

Media Release: Corps to Temporarily Close Portions of Lakeshore Drive on July 5

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and its contractor will temporarily close Lakeshore Drive between Pratt Drive and the entrance to the University of New Orleans on July 5 to accommodate preparation for and construction of the new PCCP at the London Avenue outfall canal. The temporarily closure will […]

Alabama Congressman Jo Bonner Resigns

Alabama first district Republican Congressman Jo Bonner has resigned to take a job as vice chancellor of government relations and economic development at the University of Alabama System.

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.

Addressing the Scott Walker Confusion

NY Post App Should Inspire Times-Picayune

During this transition period at the Times-Picayune, I’d love to see the paper’s iPad app mirror what the New York Post has done. It’s basically a digitized version of the paper. There are a number of subscription options, from $9.99 a month to $99.99 a year. I’d happily pay for a digital version of the […]

The Demise of the T-P

I don’t need to get into the value of The Times-Picayune to this city. It’s been clear for generations. It likely has never been through a finer period than the past six years. Whether it was chronicling the aftermath of Katrina (Pulitzer-winning coverage), the Gulf Oil Spill or the Saints’ run to the Super Bowl […]

Matt Lauer Staying at ‘Today’

Matt Lauer will stick around to co-host ‘Today’ on NBC for a long time. On this morning’s show, Lauer announced the signing of his long-anticipated new contract. Lauer has been a fixture on ‘Today’ since 1994 and the show has been number one since 1995. Often when you see people on TV, then meet them, […]

Parcells to Saints?

ESPN is reporting that Saints head coach Sean Payton has approached former NFL head coach Bill Parcells about serving as the Saints’ interim coach during his year-long suspension. Payton’s suspension begins April 1. Some may argue that the Saints have perfectly capable in-house candidates to serve in the interim head coach role (offensive coordinator Pete […]

Sean Payton Releases Statement

[5:05 pm] Saints spokesperson Greg Bensel released a statement from head coach Sean Payton moments ago…