Westbank Optimist Jamboree 2015: photo gallery Featured

Friday, 28 August 2015 22:04 Written by
Photos from the field as football teams from Thomas Jefferson, Helen Cox, L.W. Higgins, West Jefferson, John Ehret and Archbishop Shaw compete in the Westbank Optimist Jamboree at Hoss Memtsas Stadium in Marrero on Friday, August 28, 2015.
New Orleans Saints will consider another practice at Yulman Stadium Featured
Friday, 28 August 2015 22:04 Written by
The New Orleans Saints will consider a return to Yulman Stadium after they practiced there for the first time Friday night. "I like coming here," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "It's certainly something we can explore doing again." The Saints practiced for about two hours under the lights on the Tulane campus.
After Drew Brees plays 'handful' of snaps on Sunday, Luke McCown will be first off bench Featured
Friday, 28 August 2015 22:04 Written by
New Orleans Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees will play "a handful" of snaps before giving way to backup Luke McCown in the team's third preseason game on Sunday, coach Sean Payton said. Payton said the team wanted to give an extended look to McCown, suggesting the veteran continues to lead Ryan Griffin.
Katrina grows Lafayette population but not crime
Friday, 28 August 2015 21:56 Written by
Hurricane Katrina evacuees Wilbert and Lorraine Washington stand in front of their home in the Canadian Village subdivision. The couple left their home in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans 10 years ago.(Photo: Advertiser file photo) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Lafayette is a growing city. Census reports — and traffic — tell us again and again that’s true. How much of that was because of Katrina? Officials say we may never know for sure.
Lutcher 26, Destrehan 21: Game at a glance Featured
Friday, 28 August 2015 21:52 Written by
HOW IT WAS WON: Lutcher struck for big plays early in the game as juniors Jontre Kirklin and Al’Dontre Davis hooked up for passes of 78 and 81 yards. NOTABLE: The Wildcats kept the Lutcher offense off the board in the second half.
Rummel 20, St. Paul's 7: Game at a glance Featured
Friday, 28 August 2015 21:52 Written by
Rummel 20, St. Paul’s 7 Christian Brothers Jamboree at St. Paul’s, Friday (Aug. 28). HOW IT WAS WON: Rummel whiffed on three consecutive drives in the first half, then scored on two in a row to open the second half.
10 Years After Katrina: How The Edge, Guitar Center & Gibson Helped Restore New Orleans Music (Op-Ed)
Friday, 28 August 2015 21:51 Written by
Bob Ezrin is a legendary producer (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed) and founder of Music Rising with The Edge to bring musical instruments back to schools and musicians in the wake of Katrina. Ezrin and The Edge received the Humanitarian Award for Music Rising at the 2005 Billboard Touring Awards. On Aug. 28, 10 years ago, in different rooms in different cities, The Edge from U2, Marty Albertson of Guitar Center, Henry Juszkiewicz of…
NOFD honors out-of-town firefighters who came to help in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath
Friday, 28 August 2015 21:49 Written by
The 1,400 firefighters who came to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina helped fight fires, set up FEMA trailers and pass out food and water. They helped clean houses and reported back to firefighters' families who had evacuated that their husbands and dads were OK.
HUD chief sings praises of N.O. housing officials
Friday, 28 August 2015 21:43 Written by
On his second visit to New Orleans since taking the top job at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD Secretary Julian Castro thanked New Orleans public housing residents Friday for their resolve, character, grit and patience in managing the long, slow road to rebuilding the city’s subsidized housing after Hurricane Katrina. “You have shown us what it takes to build a strong community,” the former San Antonio mayor said. “This city is…
3 ‘Ride or Die’ gang members convicted
Friday, 28 August 2015 21:33 Written by
Kenneth Polite JrOn the same day a federal jury convicted three members of the 8th Ward “Ride or Die” gang on racketeering, conspiracy, murder and other counts that will mean life prison sentences for each, a federal grand jury Friday issued a new racketeering indictment against six members of a notorious Central City gang, the “Young Melph Mafia.” The activity in federal court drew an upbeat response from Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Police Superintendent…
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