LSU freshman guard Kieran Hayward announces he’s leaving program

2 years ago The Advocate 0
When new LSU basketball coach Will Wade took over in late March, it was inevitable that there would be some roster attrition among the 10 scholarship players he inherited from Johnny Jones. Sophomore guard Antonio Blakeney was the first to leave, announcing on April 11 that he would be putting his name in the NBA draft. Blakeney Read More

Conditions at Orleans jail ‘regressing’: independent jail monitors

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Instead of improving, conditions at the troubled Orleans Parish jail have worsened during the past six months, according to the latest report by those monitoring the jail’s efforts to comply with a federal consent decree.   The report, issued Monday (May 1) by a team of independent Orleans Justice Center jail monitors, is the seventh Read More

Lane Kiffin says what he liked about LSU before taking Florida Atlantic job

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
LSU Spring Game 2017 LSU running back Derrius Guice (5) carries during the LSU Spring Football Game at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, | The Times-Picayune) Lane Kiffin coached one Heisman Trophy winner while at Alabama. By his account, he could have coached another one Read More

Second weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off with a sunny forecast

2 years ago WBRZ 0
NEW ORLEANS – Sunshine is projected for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s final weekend, which returns Thursday through Sunday. That’s good news for fest-goers, who saw rain force a partial closure Sunday. More rain hit the Fair Grounds Race Course on Wednesday, so organizers suggest fans prepare for a muddy Thursday, the start Read More

4 facts about Mid City Pizza’s new Uptown location

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
As if New Orleans geography wasn’t complicated enough, Mid-City is now Uptown. Mid City Pizza, located on Bank Street, has added a takeout-only location off S. Clairborne Avenue. Here are the basic facts about MCP Uptown, which opened Monday (May 1): 1. The Uptown location, across from the Tulane stadium, used to be Naked Pizza. Read More

Singer John Legend meets with Louisiana lawmakers

2 years ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – Singer-songwriter John Legend visited the Louisiana Capitol to advocate for a rewrite of the state’s criminal sentencing laws. Legend spoke to a House judiciary committee Wednesday and met with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration and lawmakers to talk about the legislative effort to overhaul the state’s criminal justice system. A study group Read More