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Former Jets, Chiefs RB Joe McKnight killed in Louisiana shooting

Former NFL running back Joe McKnight has been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting on Thursday in Terrytown, La. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, McKnight, 28, was killed at approximately 3 p.m. local time after an argument at an intersection in the suburb just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. Show More Summary

Paper: Former NFL player McKnight shot dead in Louisiana

(Reuters) - Former National Football League player Joe McKnight was shot and killed on Thursday near New Orleans in his native Louisiana, the Times-Picayune newspaper reported. The shooting occurred around 3 p.m. local time at a traffic intersection, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office told the newspaper. Show More Summary

New Orleans Legend Edgar Dooky Chase Jr. Has Died

At the age of 88 Extremely sad news today with The Times-Picayune reporting that Edgar Dooky Chase Jr., famed New Orleans musician and cofounder of Treme dining landmark Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, has passed away at the age of 88. Chase...Show More Summary

A boudin feast, international eats and more: New Orleans food events (Nov. 3-8)

In New Orleans, food is entertainment. Here are picks from the NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune food team for eating and drinking events this week and the weeks ahead.

Arcade Fire Debuted New Songs at Secret Show

Arcade Fire are headlining Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans tonight. Last night, they prepared for the show with a secret set at an empty space at New Orleans’ Secondline Stages, The Times-Picayune reports. During the show, they treated a small audience of people in Halloween costumes to new material. Show More Summary

Arcade Fire Debuted New Music Last Night

Arcade Fire debuted new music at a secret show in New Orleans last night, The Times-Picayune reports. Before their headlining set at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival tonight, they played a small show for about 175 friends and friends of friends at an empty Secondline Stages film studio, where they tested out some […]

LOUISIANA: Court Rules That AG Can Block State Contracts Because They Include LGBT Protections

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Attorney General Jeff Landry can reject dozens of state legal contracts because they include language preventing discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people — among other reasons, according to a Baton Rouge state court ruling Monday (Oct. Show More Summary

Louisiana’s Largest Newspaper Endorses Hillary Clinton: Bigoted Donald Trump Would Be Disastrous For America

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the editorial board of the New Orleans Times-Picayune: Mr. Trump has proved himself wholly unsuited to be president. He has spent this campaign denigrating women, Muslims, Mexicans, refugees, disabled people, the parents of a soldier who died in Iraq and essentially anyone who questioned him. Show More Summary

LOUISIANA: FBI Investigates GOP Parish President Mike Yenni For “Explicit” Sexting With 17 Year-Old Male

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Yenni is married and has a young child. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Explicit text messages from Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni to a 17-year-old male have been subject of an FBI inquiry, a spokesman for the bureau confirmed Friday (Sept. Show More Summary

LOUISIANA: Dem Governor Sues Attorney General For Blocking Contracts Over Their LGBT Protections

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Gov. John Bel Edwards is suing Attorney General Jeff Landry for blocking state legal contracts over language meant to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination in the workplace. Show More Summary

Saints bring back veteran tackle Khalif Barnes

The Saints are thin in a number of spots, but made a move Wednesday to shore up their offensive line. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are signing veteran tackle Khalif Barnes. Barnes was in camp with the Saints this summer, but was released as they got the roster down…

Business People Oppose Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Toll Hike ($103 Million in Safety Improvements Cited)

New Orleans Times-Picayune reports, “West St. Tammany Parish business people favor the controversial Port Marigny residential and commercial development on the Mandeville lakefront but oppose a toll increase on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to fund $103 million in safety improvements on the bridges. Show More Summary

NBA Player Takes Leave for Pregnant Wife With Brain Tumor

NBA star Jrue Holiday will take an indefinite leave of absence from the New Orleans’ Pelicans to care for his pregnant wife who is suffering a brain tumor, the Times-Picayune reports. The Pelicans starting point guard said wife Lauren Holiday was diagnosed with a benign, operable tumor on the right...

Pregnant Lauren Holiday To Undergo Brain Surgery; Husband Jrue To Miss Start Of NBA Season

3 months agoSports : Deadspin

Former U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Lauren Holiday, who is pregnant, will have brain surgery to remove a benign tumor sometime later this year, the Times-Picayune reported. Her husband, New Orleans Pelicans starting point guard Jrue Holiday, will miss an indeterminate amount of the season caring for her. Read more...

Max Unger, Saints Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

Center Max Unger has agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the New Orleans Saints for the foreseeable future. Herbie Teope of the Times-Picayune first reported the deal, which Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed. Unger...Show More Summary

Report: Max Unger agrees to extension with Saints

The Saints don’t have quarterback Drew Brees signed beyond this season, but the guy snapping him the ball has reportedly been locked up for a few more years. Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Saints have agreed to a three-year extension with center Max Unger. Unger is in his second season…

Former Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis visiting the Steelers

Keenan Lewis may have never felt quite at home with Dennis Allen and the Saints. But now, he’s looking at a place where they know him very well. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Lewis is going to Pittsburgh tonight to visit the Steelers. Apparently six other teams have expressed interest as…

“Plaintiffs are only allowed one bite at the sno-ball.”

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

For those who like judicial puns and wordplay, it’s on display in this Fifth Circuit decision on litigation between competitors in the southern Louisiana frozen confection business. [New Orleans Times-Picayune] Tags: competition through...Show More Summary

Louisiana Flooding and Donation Information REPOST and UPDATE

Photo from MG Miller Facebook post  Reposting this from last night. And adding this update to the mix. From Nola.com How to help victims of Louisiana flooding By Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  As New Orleans and North Shore residents look for ways to help those affected by the historic flooding in Baton Rouge and across […]

Coby Fleener inexplicably falls to No. 4 on Saints depth chart

There’s officially a major curiosity on the Saints’ unofficial depth chart. As noted by Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the update to the non-binding configuration of Saints players has Fleener no longer listed as the starting tight end. The online version has Fleener at the top of the dreaded “other” designation, behind first-stringer…

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