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.

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Voice of the Superdome, Jerry Romig, dies at 86

Jerry Romig, the voice of the New Orleans Saints for 44 years, died on Wednesday at the age of 86. In a statement released by the Saints, team owner Tom Benson said, “Jerry Romig was part of our team, part of our family. One of my favorite days was putting a Super Bowl ring on his […]

Video: WDSU mourns the loss of Ariane Price

Ariane did a little bit of everything during her nearly 20 years at WDSU. She worked with us on the evening newscasts quite a bit. She will be missed.

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.

Remembering M.K. Turk: The simple act that I’ll never forget

In 1994, I was a sophomore at the University of Southern Mississippi and working between the student newspaper, the campus radio station and a local TV station. Somewhere along the way I met M.K. Turk, the greatest basketball coach in Southern Miss history. Here’s my story about a memorable trip to Tuscaloosa.

Legendary Broadcaster Pat Summerall Dies at 82

Legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall, who called a record 16 Super Bowls, has died. The final Super Bowl he called was played in New Orleans on Feb. 3, 2002.

The Twinkie Obituary

Many of us mourned the death of the Twinkie Friday. The Washington Post took things a step further and published an obituary. “Twinkies have survived the Depression, three major wars, the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, bankruptcy filings by the parent company and all the jokes about their post-apocalyptic staying power. But ultimately, Twinkies were […]

‘Treme’ Co-Writer Dies from Brain Aneurysm

By SCOTT WALKER I tweeted about this earlier, but am just getting a chance to write a little bit longer. I never met David Mills but watched a lot of shows he influenced over the years. He wrote for NYPD Blue, The Wire, Homicide and was a former journalist who wrote for the Washington Post. […]

WLBT-TV Weather Legend Passes Away

Woodie Assaf, the longest-serving TV weatherman in the nation, died yesterday. He was 92. Assaf worked at WLBT-TV in Jackson, Miss. from its inception in 1953 until 2001. I had the pleasure of working with Woodie at WLBT from 1998-1999. He was a warm, funny man who did not take himself too seriously. One of […]