Best New Orleans Pelicans performances of 2016-17

3 years ago New Orleans Pelicans 0
With a pair of NBA All-Stars now headlining its frontcourt, noteworthy nights occur often for New Orleans. A list of the top 10 individual performances produced by Pelicans players during the 2016-17 regular season: 10, Jrue Holiday on Feb. 6 vs. Phoenix Pelicans 111, Suns 106 Holiday stuffed the stat sheet, approaching a triple-double by Read More

Nearly 700 Southern University graduates at 2017 spring commencement

3 years ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – Nearly 700 graduates received their degrees from Southern University on Friday. South African Ambassador to the United States Mninwa J. Mahlangu delivered the commencement address at the F.G. Clark Activity Center in front of the graduates. Severe weather delayed the start of the commencement ceremony for a few minutes, however that did Read More

New Orleans French Quarter rain: I got wet along with everyone else

3 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
I usually spend an occasional hour at a corner in the French Quarter taking pictures. But on Friday, May 12, 2017, I found myself in a downpour at the intersection of Decatur and St. Ann streets. I photographed mostly tourists scrambling to find cover while I got soaking wet.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not Read More

‘An issue for another day’: Mayor says no removal plans beyond 4 targeted monuments

3 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
City administrators are not aiming to remove any monuments beyond the four Confederate monuments already slated for removal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Thursday evening (May 11), after the second of the four, a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, was taken down early Thursday. “From the beginning, I’ve only been talking about these four Read More

First NBC Bank’s parent company files for bankruptcy protection

3 years ago The Advocate 0
The parent company of the former First NBC Bank filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, nearly two weeks after federal and state regulators seized the bank in the costliest failure of an American bank since 2010. The Chapter 11 petition filed by New Orleans-based First NBC Bank Holding Co. noted that the company has fewer Read More

Whitney Zoo-to-Do proves after 40 years, it still has that magic

3 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
The stars couldn’t have aligned more fortuitously than they did at this year’s Whitney Zoo-to-Do on Friday (May 5). The ground may have still been a little soggy from the previous day’s rains, but the skies were sunny when the gates opened to let partygoers in to the Audubon Zoo. This year’s Zoo-to-Do marked its 40th Read More

Is Louisiana really losing a football field of land per hour?

3 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
“Louisiana is losing a football field an hour.” The statement has almost become a cliche. It’s been repeated in just about every news story, government report and barroom discussion about the state’s rapidly eroding coastline. It’s evocative, simple and a bit terrifying.   Brady CouvillionUSGS  But is it true? Mostly, yes, says Brady Couvillion, a Read More