BREC approves money for new facilities

1 year ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – Three new BREC projects are underway just months after they lost the vote to move the Baton Rouge Zoo. Last week, BREC commissioners approved a little over $100,000 for drawings of renovations at Greenwood Community Park, Airline Highway Park, and Memorial Stadium. “We already had in our strategic plan an area that Read More

LSU beach volleyball looks for NCAA title 5 years in the making

1 year ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE, LA – Making history for the second year in a row, the LSU beach volleyball Tigers hope to take the next step this weekend in Gulf Shores. Just five years after the program’s launch, the purple and gold have built success with back-to-back 25 win seasons with head coach Russell Brock hoping they continue keep Read More

Liuzza’s by the Track keeps New Orleans tradition alive

1 year ago The Times-Picayune 0
Back in 1997, Billy Gruber and James Lemarie heard that Liuzza’s by the Track was up for sale in the way you often learn about real estate in New Orleans. “Dr. John’s ex-wife told Billy that this neighborhood place was for sale,” Lemarie said. At the time, Gruber was a cook at Palm Court Jazz Cafe. Read More

Former LSU star Eric Reid files collusion grievance against NFL

1 year ago WBRZ 0
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players’ union says former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid filed a grievance against the league, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners. Reid, a Pro Bowler in 2013, had joined former teammate Colin Kaepernick two seasons ago in kneeling during the national anthem Read More

Continental Grain elevator explosion film to screen May 24 in Metairie

1 year ago The Times-Picayune 0
“The Continental Grain Elevator Explosion,” a film by New Orleans area disaster documentarian Royd Anderson, will be screened May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., in Metairie. Admission is free, and advance registration is not required. The 30-minute documentary recaps the Dec. 22, 1977, blast that killed 36 Read More

Hancock and Whitney banks to rebrand as Hancock Whitney Bank

1 year ago BR2NOLA 0
Hancock and Whitney Banks are preparing to rebrand as Hancock Whitney Bank, with the official renaming coming in late May. Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank merged in 2011. Since then, the bank has functioned as Whitney in Louisiana and Texas and Hancock in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. The official name change will come May 25, a significant anniversary for the Read More

New OLOL Children’s Hospital making big strides in construction

1 year ago WAFB 0
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – There’s a good chance you’ve seen the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital rising up from the dust. WAFB got a sneak peek to see just how far they’ve come. From the outside, the freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital looks like it’s close to completion, but Read More

Parran’s Po-Boys has opened new location Uptown on Prytania Street

1 year ago The Times-Picayune 0
Parran’s Po-Boys has opened its long-awaited, new Uptown location, reports the New Orleans Advocate. Parran’s originally began in 1975 on Veterans Memorial Boulevard. The po-boy shop takes over the Prytania Street building that was the long-running sushi restaurant Kyoto. Last year, the space was briefly the Flying Pig Cafe. “I just think bringing back the Read More