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New Orleans Nine Years After Katrina

6 days 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…

Dead, Wounded In New Orleans: 5 Dead, 11 Injured In 6 Separate Incidents

There are a number of dead and wounded in New Orleans after a particularly violent weekend. Six shootings throughout the city led to five deaths and injuries to 11 others, including two small children. According to The Times-Picayune, the first shooting that kicked off the dead and wounded in New Orleans on this string of

Matt Derenbecker, who played basketball at LSU, Dayton and New Orleans, found dead in friend’s pool

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Matt Derenbecker, who played basketball at University of New Orleans, Dayton and Louisiana State, was found dead in a swimming pool on Sunday, the Times-Picayune reports. Derenbecker’s father John Derenbecker confirmed the news. “We’re just trying to remember the good right now,” the elder Derenbecker told the Times-Picayune. While the cause of death is still unknown […]

Pierre Thomas falling behind Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson

In the competition for carries in New Orleans, Pierre Thomas is falling behind Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson. Thomas was the team’s leading rusher last year, with 147 carries for 549 yards, but the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Ingram and Robinson have moved ahead of Thomas, who took a pay cut to remain in…

Saints owner Tom Benson taken to West Virginia hospital

The Saints players love practicing in the cool mountains of West Virginia, but their boss is having some problems with it. According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints owner Tom Benson had to be taken off the field in an ambulance this morning. The 87-year-old Benson was taken to a local hospital…

Drew Brees sits out scrimmage with strained oblique

Saints quarterback Drew Brees might be able to play until he’s 45, but he wasn’t able to scrimmage Saturday. According to Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Brees was held out of the scrimmage because of a strained left oblique. Saints coach Sean Payton doesn’t normally say much if at all about injuries, but acknowledged…

Morning Report for August 2, 2014

During the football season, the New Orleans Times-Picayune will print Saturday and Monday home-delivered bonus editions. (nola.com) | Is this a digital initivative retreat or rebound? (johnkrolldigital.com) Letting readers upload digital content is seen as a trend that’s “unstoppable and full of risks.” (nytimes.com) Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan is … Read More

PFT Live 07/31: Larry Holder, Sean Payton

Mike Florio chats with Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune about the Saints off season, their expectations this season, and Drew Brees‘ statement about playing until he’s 45.          

Most know him as Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson (or “Isaac Walterson”) is a New Orleans native and a onetime colleague of Times-Picayune editor Jim Amoss.

Whitney Vann Leaving WBRZ

Whitney Vann, the morning anchor at WBRZ, is leaving the Baton Rouge ABC affiliate. The New Orleans Times-Picayune has details: Vann said she holds the title as the longest-running anchor of a news program in Baton Rouge. She has appeared on “2une In” for 17 years. Show More Summary

Louisiana GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy announces his 17-year old daughter is pregnant

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is running in his state's top-tier race for U.S. Senate, announced Thursday that his 17-year old daughter is pregnant. In a statement provided to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Cassidy said: "Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer. Show More Summary

Weekend Anchor Rachel Wulff Leaving WDSU

WDSU weekend anchor Rachel Wulff has opted not to renew her contract with the New Orleans NBC affiliate, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: She said Friday (June 27) that she was leaving WDSU on good terms, and cited the station’s...Show More Summary

Laissez les Bons Livres Roulent

If you’re like me and you’re interested in all things Big Easy, you’ll be very excited by the offerings on the Times-Picayune’s “Summer Book List for New Orleans.”

Pelicans hope to land a 2014 draft pick

Here’s the New Orleans Times-Picayune reporting on the Pelicans: The New Orleans Pelicans are heading into Thursday night’s NBA draft with no selection in the first or second rounds for the first time in 12 years. But that could change if the Pelicans are able to find a willing trade partner. According to Pelicans coach Monty Williams, [...]

Angry Driver Shoots 10-Year-Old in the Face

A driver got so angry on Saturday that he allegedly fired three or four shots into a Chevrolet pickup truck, grazing a 10-year-old boy's face, the Times-Picayune reports. It all started on the I-10 near New Orleans, where a 50-year-old man was driving the Chevy with his girlfriend's son in...

The Shutter: Brett Anderson of the Times-Picayune points...

Brett Anderson of the Times-Picayune points out that the abrupt shuttering of Stella, Scott Boswell's restaurant, last week does not signal the end of fine dining in New Orleans. He blames Stella's closure on Boswell's lack of concern regarding "market...

Coming Attractions: John Besh and Aarón Sánchez to Open NOLA Tacqueria

Chefs/tv people/bffs John Besh and Aarón Sánchez have announced plans to open a restaurant together in Besh's home base of New Orleans. According to the Times-Picayune, Johnny Sánchez will be a taqueria that will "marry Sánchez's deep knowledge of...

Saints add line depth with Goodwin, Deaderick

The Saints added some line experience Tuesday with a pair of deals. According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints signed defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick, who visited Monday. The Saints also announced the acquisition of veteran center Jonathan Goodwin, which had been previously reported. While the Saints might be looking other, younger…

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