A tropical wave is moving from the Caribbean into the Gulf of Mexico. The circulation is over land right now, but it is worth watching as it pushes west. It is not likely anything will develop untilmore>>
Dolly has developed in the southern Gulf of Mexico, but not a threat to the northern Gulf coast.more>>
Event planners seem to no longer be wary of booking in New Orleans during the height of hurricane season. more>>
Event planners seem to no longer be wary of booking in New Orleans during the height of hurricane season. The traditionally slow months are transforming with the return of some big-name conventions. more>>
Labor Day is the official end of the summer season, and it's been known as the last day to wear white.more>>
Labor Day is the official end of the summer season, and it's been known as a stopping point for wearing white.more>>
Our town. Our team. Our house.
I have a dream.
Once again, a region in shambles, it's time for the New Orleans Saints – the most star-crossed team on the planet – to reach back down in that gris-gris bag and put a spell on this town, lift us up, dust us off, unite us.
Last time around, it was about release. Redemption. Renewal. Rebirth. Respect.
This time, it's about revenge.
Last time – THEY said – it was about targets and bounties for money.
This time – I say – it's about knocking the other guys senseless – simply for the love of the game.
I dream about it: Commissioner Roger Goodell stepping up to the microphone in front of the world's largest television audience and, pausing briefly, says:
"On behalf of the National Football League, I proudly present the Vince Lombardi Trophy to......"
How sweet the sound.
But I mean: What if we're that good this year? Start hot and stay hot?
Things could get a little weird around here.
For instance, you know how – from the Thursday before Mardi Gras until Ash Wednesday – nobody around here ever gets anything done and everyone rearranges their priorities and the whole place is just a fog of reverie?
Well, imagine if it were like that for the entirety of late fall and early winter, because that's what's gonna happen if these guys are good, crazy good.
It's almost too pleasurable to imagine, an unrelenting desire, an unquenchable thirst that makes me feel that loss of perspective and productivity already, like it's imminent, like it's about to take hold, say – around noon on Sunday.
Things are different this year. This isn't the NFL; this is the Hunger Games.
And I have a dream.
It's a months-long jubilee that enchants an entire region, ignites the culture, binds communities – from Gert Town to Laplace to Braithwaite to Slidell to Pass Christian to the Vieux Carre – with a shared ideal, a common goal, and a unified belief, all of which culminates a singularly fantastical state of affairs.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffeymore>>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.more>>
For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theymore>>
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.more>>
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.more>>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.more>>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:42:59 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. Beardmore>>
Monday night, Thompson was seen leading officers around a field in the Pocahontas area, but there is no clarification or information to confirm what this was about.more>>