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Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ April 9 The Times-Picayune of New Orleans on federal consent degrees and police reform: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday (April 3) that his … Click to Continue »

Saints parting ways with Luke McCown today

The Saints brought back their old backup quarterback, so they don’t need the guy who’s been in that spot while he was gone. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are releasing quarterback Luke McCown today. The addition of Chase Daniel made McCown moot, since they also have 2015 third-rounder Garrett Grayson…

Saints put Patrick Mahomes through a private workout

Saints coach Sean Payton has said they’re “always” in the quarterback market, and that extends to a possible first-rounder in this year’s draft. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Payton was in Lubbock yesterday to put Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes through a private workout. At the moment, the Saints have two first-round…

Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute President, Former CNN and TIME Executive, Joins Tulane Faculty

Walter Isaacson, the New Orleans native and former Times-Picayune reporter who became chairman and CEO of CNN, managing editor of TIME, a best-selling author and leader of the Aspen Institute, is joining Tulane University's history department with the title University Professor.

LSU basketball to fire Johnny Jones as head coach after 5 seasons, according to report

The coach that missed the NCAA tournament with Ben Simmons is getting canned. LSU plans to fire head men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones after the SEC Tournament, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Andrew Lopez. Jones ledShow More Summary

Report: Patriots offered 32nd pick for Brandin Cooks

The Saints want a “significant return” for receiver Brandin Cooks. The last pick in round one apparently isn’t significant enough. Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Patriots have offered the 32nd selection for Cooks, and that the Saints declined. It’s unclear whether the Patriots offered more picks or whether the Saints…

Ciara McElveen, Transgender Woman, Killed In New Orleans

Ciara McElveen, a black transgender woman, was stabbed to death in New Orleans on Monday. The New Orleans Police Department f ound McElveen in New Orleans’ 7th ward, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. According to a press release...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 28, 2017

TWO TRANS WOMAN OF COLOR MURDERED IN NEW ORLEANS SINCE SATURDAY: HRC mourns the loss Chyna Doll Dupree and Ciara McElveen, both Black transgender women murdered in New Orleans over the past few days. According to The Times-Picayune, Dupree’s body was found Saturday night in a shopping center parking lot. Show More Summary

GOP Senator Shows Up Late For Townhall, Accuses Crowd Of “Booing The Name Of Jesus” [VIDEO]

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

GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy showed up quite late to his townhall yesterday and was SHOCKED to face an angry crowd. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Sen. Bill Cassidy had to know he was facing a tough crowd when they tried to shout down the invocation. Show More Summary

Sofia Vergara Scores Haydel’s Bakery King Cake

The Modern Family actress is chowing down New Orleans-style Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is kicking off her Carnival season in the most spectacularly New Orleans way — with lots of king cake. On Wednesday the Times-Picayune reports...Show More Summary

Saints re-sign fullback John Kuhn

The Saints made an early move on their free agent list, keeping fullback John Kuhn. According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints have brought Kuhn back on a one-year deal with an $80,000 signing bonus. The longtime Packers fullback joined the Saints last August, and ended up scoring five touchdowns. He…

Sean Payton: Report I discussed future with Mickey Loomis is “completely false”

On Sunday, a report from Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune said the Rams are expected to ask for permission to speak to Sean Payton about their head coaching vacancy and that Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis is open to the idea of trading Payton to L.A. Holder also reported that Payton and Loomis met…

Sean Payton to Rams chatter continues to grow

Eventually, the annual “Sean Payton may leave the Saints” rumor is going to be right. That year could be this year. With multiple national reporters connecting Payton to the Rams, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Rams plan to seek permission to speak to Payton this week, and that Saints G.M.…

Report: Saints CB Ken Crawley dislocated kneecap in practice

The Saints have dealt with injuries at cornerback all year and they reportedly lost another corner in practice on Wednesday. Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Ken Crawley dislocated his kneecap while the team was preparing for its season finale against the Falcons. Crawley is expected to need 6-8 weeks to recover…

1924: A day in the death penalty around the U.S.

4 months agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Dec. 13, 1924: Shreveport, La., Dec. 12 — Alfred Sharpe, about 25 years old, a negro, was hanged here today at 12:16 p.m. for the murder of Tom Askew, a white man, veteran of the World war and manager of a plantation near Keithville, which occurred last September 9. Sharpe, […]

Jury convicts Cardell Hayes of manslaughter in death of Will Smith

The “stand your ground” defense did not allow Cardell Hayes to avoid responsibility for the death of Will Smith. Via the New Orleans Times-Picayune, a jury convicted Hayes of manslaughter for shooting and killing the former Saints defensive end in April. By vote of 10-2 on both counts, the jury also convicted Hayes of attempted…

Kennedy Wins In Louisiana

John Kennedy (R) easily beat Foster Campbell (D) in the runoff to succeed retiring Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. “Kennedy will join an emboldened Republican Party in Washington. The GOP kept its majority in the House [...]

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

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

(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

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