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Tom Benson Mental Competency Ruling Appealed: Latest Details, Comments

A Louisiana appeals court will likely rule within a month whether Tom Benson is competent to run both the New Orleans Pelicans and New Orleans Saints, per Katherine Sayre of the Times-Picayune. Last June, Orleans Civil District Judge...Show More Summary

Five New Year's revelers wounded in New Orleans shooting

At least one gunman emerged from a vehicle that drove up to a home in New Orleans' Central City district late on Thursday and opened fire on a crowd outside, the Times-Picayune newspaper reported. Five men, ages 15 to 22, were hit, the newspaper said.

Tom Benson’s statement in response to Times-Picayune article urging him to sell

[Editor’s note: Sunday’s New Orleans Times-Picayune included a front-page column from Jeff Duncan arguing that Tom Benson should sell the NFL’s Saints and NBA’s Pelicans. Benson, who told Duncan in connection with the story that there will be no sale, issued a separate statement on Sunday night in response to the column. The full text…

Tom Benson reiterates he’s not selling Saints or Pelicans

As a disappointing season for the New Orleans Saints moves closer to ending, Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune would like to see something else end: The ownership of the team by Tom Benson. In a big-splash column receiving prominent treatment in the newspaper, Duncan makes the case for a transfer of both the Saints…

Mark Ingram having surgery today to fix torn rotator cuff

The Saints put Mark Ingram on injured reserve yesterday, and he’s wasting no time getting ready for next year. According to Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Ingram is having surgery today to repair a torn left rotator cuff. Dr. James Andrews is performing the surgery. “He knew, the club knew, that he was going to have…

Edwards Moves Towards Bipartisan Cabinet

Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards (D) is expected to name Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne (R) as his top state government administrator and chief budget officer, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. “The move could be interpreted as Edwards’ first substantial commitment [...]

Les Miles will reportedly be out at LSU before their bowl game, despite hefty $15 million buyout

Saturday's game against Texas A&M will be Les Miles' last as head coach at LSU, according to sources for Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The sources are members of the Tiger Gridiron Club where Miles spoke on Friday. Show More Summary

Les Miles reportedly indicates Saturday’s game will be his last with LSU

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

LSU Coach Les Miles has insinuated that his last game with the team will be Saturday when the Tigers play Texas A&M, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Miles didn’t outright say it was his last game, according to the paper, which spoke to two sources who attended the Tigers Gridiron Club meeting where Miles […]

Saints put Keenan Lewis on season-ending IR

It’s been a struggle for Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis to stay on the field this year, and the team couldn’t keep waiting. Via Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints placed Lewis on season-ending injured reserve, and filled his roster spot with veteran Chris Owens. Lewis had a sports hernia, and the surgery cost him the…

LSU donors reportedly want to replace Les Miles with Jimbo Fisher

Miles's time at LSU "may be coming to an end," a report says. Les Miles's 11-year run as the head coach at LSU "may be coming to an end," reports James Smith of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Smith cites a "highly ranked source involved...Show More Summary

Saints bring in some linebacker depth, sign James Anderson

The Saints have been banged up at linebacker, so they went and found some veteran help. Via Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints have signed veteran linebacker James Anderson. Anderson’s a 10-year vet who began his career with the Panthers, so he’s a guy they’re familiar with. Anderson’s versatile enough to play…

Saints missing several defensive standouts against Titans

The Saints are going to have to play a Marcus Mariota-led Titans team this weekend, and they’re going to have to do it without a number of defensive contributors. According to Evan Woodberry of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints have already ruled out linebackers Dannell Ellerbe, Hau’oli Kikaha and Ramon Humber and cornerback Damian Swann, along…

Catholic school teacher busted after showing student picture of naked man instead of himself as Santa

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Catholic school student who was simply hoping to see a picture of her catechism teacher in a Santa Claus costume, but she ended up seeing a picture of a nude man instead, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Daryle Rodriguez, 71, was arrested after allegedly showing the fourth grader the...

Saints bringing back Jo-Lonn Dunbar

The Saints are reuniting with veteran linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. Dunbar, 30, played for the Saints from 2008-11. The Saints are desperate for linebacker help with David Hawthorne and Dannell Ellerbe battling injuries. The Rams signed Dunbar before the 2012 season, and he played in St. Louis the last three seasons…

Saints sign offensive lineman Ryan Seymour

The Saints needed some line depth, so offered a chance to a guy coming off a suspension. According to Evan Woodberry of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints have signed former Browns offensive lineman Ryan Seymour. Seymour has experience at both guard and center, and the Saints are thin there with Tim Lelito missing last…

Cameron Jordan won’t face charges from bar incident

Saints defensive lineman Cameron Jordan had a solid performance against the Falcons on Thursday night. The next day, he got some even better news. Via Jonathan Bullington of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Jordan won’t face charges arising from a Labor Day weekend incident in the city’s Warehouse District. According to the police report, Jordan allegedly swatted…

A Horrible Week for Newspapers

For those who love newspapers, this has been a horrible week. The New Orleans Times-Picayune, which had already cut back its daily print run to three days a week, announced layoffs of an additional three dozen editorial side employees. The...Show More Summary

New Orleans Legend Willie Mae Seaton Has Died at 99

R.I.P. Some sad news. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports Willie Mae Seaton, owner (and namesake) of the beloved New Orleans restaurant Willie Mae's Scotch House, died this past Friday, September 18, at the age of 99. A former beautician...Show More Summary

Layoffs hit the Times-Picayune and NOLA Media Group

5 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire Twenty-nine full-time newsroom positions are being cut at NOLA Media Group, which operates the New Orleans Times-Picayune and, the company announced Thursday. The cuts are part of an ongoing consolidation strategy implemented...Show More Summary

A Vanished New Orleans Captured on “Straight from the Projects”

The bar at 3901 Thalia Street first appeared in the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 1933. Its liquor license had been revoked for allowing patrons to imbibe on premises permitted solely for the sale of beer in “unbroken packages.” Housed...Show More Summary

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