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LSU’s Les Miles says he hasn’t been contacted by Michigan, but don’t expect speculation to end

LSU Coach Les Miles was asked about the opening at Michigan on Monday after reports surfaced last week that the Ann Arbor school had contacted him. Here’s what he said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Or, more accurately, didn’t say: In a post-practice session with reporters, Miles declined to be quoted directly but made it […]

Dave Chappelle Says He Was Choked by a Police Officer in New Orleans

At a stand-up set in New Orleans last night witnessed by journalists from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Dave Chappelle told the crowd he'd been choked by a police officer while working in the city decades earlier. Chappelle was riffing on the death of Eric Garner when he mentioned that he too... More »

Darren Sharper indicted on rape charges, could get life in prison

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper could face life in prison after being charged Friday in a grand jury indictment on charges stemming from rape allegations in New Orleans. According to Ken Daley of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Sharper was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape from a September 2013 incident, and another charge of simple…

Suspended Saints WR Joe Morgan says “I’ll be back”

The Saints haven’t said much about suspending wide receiver Joe Morgan, and he didn’t say much either. But Morgan told a New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter “I’ll be back,” Monday, while making an appearance for the team. The fact they sent him out to sign autographs and meet fans at a community appearance is probably a…

PFT Live 10/24: Jeff Duncan, PFT Planet

Mike Florio and Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune previews Sunday night’s matchup between the Packers and Saints. Mike also answers viewer questions about the NFL in London, Tom Brady’s future in New England, and the Ravens’ chances of making the playoffs.  

PFT Live: Can Saints offense overcome shaky defense?

Jeff Duncan from New Orleans Times-Picayune joins PFT Live to urge Saints fans to temper their anger at the team’s 2-4 start because of their narrow margin of defeat and deciphers if Drew Brees and the offense can carry the defense that has looked shaky at times the rest of the way.

PFT Live: Saints talk with Jeff Duncan, PFT Planet calls and tweets

The Saints will host the Packers on Sunday Night Football in a game that the 2-4 Saints could really use if they are going to return to the playoffs this season. Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune will join Mike Florio on Friday’s edition of PFT Live to preview the contest. They’ll discuss what…

Who dat? In New Orleans, The Times-Picayune is making print a little more regular

It’s probably not a happy morning in New Orleans. Despite leading 23-10 with less than four minutes left, a defensive breakdown and an incredibly poorly timed interception left the hometown Saints (my boss’ favorite team) with a stunning loss to the Detroit Lions (my favorite team). But New Orleanians can at least commiserate with what...

Layoffs Follow Account Loss at Peter Mayer

Yesterday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune updated readers on the status of hometown agency Peter Mayer Advertising: the shop had to lay off 40 employees after losing the CenturyLink account. No one at the agency would confirm the loss,...Show More Summary

EPA to Water Managers: Support Waters of the US Rule

EPA chief Gina McCarthy has asked water and wastewater professionals to support the agency’s Waters of the US rule. The Times-Picayune reports McCarthy was in New Orleans earlier this week seeking support from some 18,000 water managers and technicians. The rule, proposed jointly by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, would re-extend Clean Water […]

Louisiana judge strikes down state ban on marriage equality

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A state judge in Louisiana ruled that the state’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on Monday. However, Fifteenth Judicial District Court Judge Edward Rubin’s ruling, which was sealed until Tuesday morning, does not give same-sex...

Saints serious about fixing tackling woes

METAIRIE, La. -- By Wednesday, the New Orleans Saints' defensive backs made it clear they were tired of hearing about and talking about their tackling woes in Sunday’s 37-34 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. As The Times-Picayune chronicled,...Show More Summary

Ryan Anderson cleared to begin contact work

Here’s the New Orleans Times-Picayune with an update on a key Pelican: New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson announced on his Twitter account Wednesday that he has been medically cleared to begin contact work. It comes eight months after Anderson suffered a season-ending neck injury on Jan. 3 when he collided with Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace [...]

Nicky Da B, New Orleans Bounce Artist and Rapper Dead at 24

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Nickesse Toney, a NOLA bounce artist and rapper who went by the name Nicky Da B, is dead at the age of 24. Details on the cause are still scarce, but his manager told The Times-Picayune that he did of a “short illness.”

RIP: Nicky Da B, New Orleans bounce musician

From The Times-Picayune : Nicky da B, the young New Orleans bounce performer best known for his Diplo-produced 2012 track “Express Yourself,” passed away after a brief illness Tuesday (Sept. 2) his manager confirmed. He was 24. BornShow More Summary

R.I.P. Nicky Da B

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

New Orleans bounce artist Nicky Da B (born Nickesse Toney) passed away on Tuesday, according to The Times-Picayune. The 24-year-old was probably best known for his feature on Diplo’s song “Express Yourself.” He also released an album in 2012 called Don’t Forget About Da B. His management shared this statement via Pitchfork: “It is with [...]

WVUE’s New AM Anchor Reveals Unique Start to His Career

Greg Adaline made his debut on New Orleans FOX affiliate WVUE yesterday morning. That alone might be interesting enough for a single post, but The Times-Picayune reports Adaline started his career by beating out hundreds of contestants...Show More Summary

New Orleans Nine Years After Katrina

4 months agoOdd : Neatorama

Ted Jackson of the Times-Picayune selected photographs from the archives taken during and after hurricane Katrina in 2005, some of which he took himself. He found the same locations and re-shot them nine years after the hurricane that devastated the city. Show More Summary

Drew Brees back in action for the Saints Sunday

The Saints returned home to practice Sunday, and they had their most important player back on the field. Via Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, quarterback Drew Brees was back to full participation, his first work in team drills since a left oblique strain that has kept him out of the first two preseason…

Drew Brees is back in pads, but still not practicing fully

When a player is as central to a team’s fortunes as Drew Brees is to the Saints, his daily practice attire is worth noting. According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints quarterback was back in full pads for this morning’s practice. Brees has been out of practice since Aug. 1 with…

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