NEW YORK (AP) - Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game for punching New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the throat.
The incident occurred with 1:52 remaining in the first quarter of Milwaukee's 112-104 loss to the Pelicans on Friday. Mayo got tied up with Stiemsma as he tried to get around a screen set by the big man.
Mayo was assessed a flagrant four 2 and ejected. He will serve the suspension Saturday night when the Bucks host the Washington Wizards.
KENNER, LA (WVUE) - A high-speed crash left one dead and one injured in an early morning car crash.
Police say 40-year-old James Isom from Metairie was driving at a high rate of speed down Clay Street in Kenner. As Isom reached the intersection of Clay and Airline Drive he ran the red light and his car flew into the air before flipping over and crashing into a utility pole.
Isom was pronounced dead on the scene, but the sole passenger in the vehicle was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - When it comes to the production of feature films, Louisiana is on a tear – even bypassing traditional heavyweight California.
"I don't know what things are like out in L.A. right now. I hear it's a lot of reality TV. We are shooting feature after feature after feature," said Michael Russo, a sound engineer based in Baton Rouge.
Russo is part of a huge crop of film industry talent to set up shop in Louisiana, riding the wave of recent success.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Audubon Aquarium unveiled a new exhibit Friday.
Students from the Esperanza Charter School helped present the new 4,200-square-foot "Great Maya Reef" exhibit.
The aquarium says the Maya reef is the second-largest barrier reef on the planet, and it's only a three-hour plane ride from New Orleans.
During the unveiling ceremony at the Aquarium, James Arnold, Senior Curator at the Audubon Aquarium said, "We have to tell that story. People don't realize that it's in our backyard.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Facebook users should watch out for a new malware scam that uses the site to lure users to fake sites and has already infected millions of computers.
It starts with a post that's labeled "private video" or "naked video" and it'll have a Facebook friend's name attached to it. If you click on the link, you'll end up on a fake YouTube page with a video that won't play and a prompt to update your Flash player.
Don't blame Jimmy Graham for the Saints' current predicament.
Success creates marketable players. Marketable players create interest. Interest creates money. And the Saints paid as many as they could, as well as they could, for as long as they could.
That's why the offseason bloodbath continued Friday. Darren Sproles and Lance Moore were just next on the list of the all-too-important debate of production vs. price tag. As harsh as it sounds, the Saints didn't think their play matched what they cost.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Darren Sharper is accused of mixing alcohol shots with morphine and zolpidem, which is sold under the brand name Ambien, to sedate women.
Doctors say the alleged rapes bring to light the danger and prevalence of the very common sleep aid medicine now being used as a so-called "date rape" drug.
LSUHSC Pharmacology Professor Dr. Peter Winsauer said Ambien is a medicine that is relatively easy to get samples of.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - In what has become the biggest cost-cutting offseason ever under Sean Payton, the Saints on Friday cut two more veterans that were fan favorites.
Wide receiver Lance Moore took to Twitter Friday morning to say goodbye to the Who Dat Nation. The Saints parted ways with him after nine years and eight official seasons with the club.
He was the longest-tenured Saint.
Moore had over 1,000 yards in 2012 but saw his production dip to just 37 catches and two touchdowns in 2013.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The 2014 Louisiana Legislative session convenes Monday in Baton Rouge and state lawmakers will tackle issues involving everything from the governor's proposed spending plan for the new fiscal year to medical marijuana.
While the state's fiscal situation is less dire this year, money fights are anticipated over the course of the spring legislative session.
"At least this is not quite as bad as it's been in the past, in the past several years we've had to go in and cut budgets drastically, this year it looks like things are beginning to stabilize and we'll at least be able to hold where we are, but there will still be some struggles in there," said Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego.
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Slidell leaders cut the ribbon on a new steak house, one of many welcomes for the new Fremeaux Town Center. Stores like Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl's, Anna's Linens, Michaels, and T.J. Maxx are ready for the grand opening March 14.
Stirling Properties completed the first phase of the 400-acre site in 18 months. Carl Knoll drove from Diamondhead to see the new development.
"My wife is real excited with the Kohl's and the shopping," he said.