By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, was among the first congressional candidates to sign up formore>>
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, was among the first congressional candidates to sign up for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election.more>>
Police say that a man was shot multiple times following an argument over a cell phone charger. Police have now named a suspect in the shooting. New Orleans police are searching for Milton Newman, 32,more>>
Police say that a man was shot multiple times following an argument over a cell phone charger. Police have now named a suspect in the shooting. more>>
The Saints get a harsh reminder of what it's like to practice in Louisiana heat. The team was out on the practice field in Metairie on Tuesday. Along with the heat comes the return of a player who hadmore>>
The Saints get a harsh reminder of what it's like to practice in Louisiana heat. The team was out on the practice field in Metairie on Tuesday.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today. Mug shot, then ice cream Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is trending. Perry, facing charges of coercion and abuse of power,more>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today.
After several rainy and stormy periods over the weekend, we are going to see more breaks for additional sunshine and a daily rain chance all this week. We are currently on the dry-side of an upper disturbance,more>>
Records are in the upper 90s and even triple digits at both the Airport and Audubon. Records will be at risk, but that would be at the extreme. I think they are safe.more>>
More New Orleans residents meet Tuesday night to discuss the priorities for city leaders this upcoming year. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hosting several community meetings ahead of the city's budget processmore>>
From street repairs to crime concerns, New Orleans residents get the chance to sound off. Mayor Mitch Landrieu will hold a meeting in Lakeview to discuss the priorities for city leaders this upcoming year.more>>
A boil advisory has been issued for parts of Mandeville. While performing emergency water repair on Tuesday, Tammany Utilities states they were forced to turn off water for several hours. The affectedmore>>
The affected customers are located on Tortouse Drive, Joan Street, Owl Court, Fox Court and a portion of Garon Drive.more>>
Despite hundreds of movies playing at the New Orleans Film Festival two weeks ago – and the many Oscar contenders rolling out at local multiplexes – the movie I heard most folks talk about during that time had no affiliation with either the festival nor Hollywood.
Instead, it was a decidedly amateur offering that played to a small crowd of mostly family and friends in a local barroom.
The movie is called Team Gleason Experiment: Montana Canoe Trip.
It commands our attention not only because of who made and appears in the film – Steve Gleason – but because of how it has been presented: As the first in a series of 12 films planned by Gleason and his impossibly merry band of filmmakers.
Such is the wild-eyed but direly sincere ambition of a man whom the medical community insists should be busy dying, not creating a legacy of film and boxed sets of DVD's.
Gleason has made his personal battle with the terminal diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis into a public cause.
In doing so – in documenting his life and times, his extreme adventures and extremely tedious routines, his inspirational triumphs and heartbreaking setbacks – he is creating a handbook for survival, success and spiritual enrichment that stretches far beyond the narrow confines of movie screen.
Earlier this month, Gleason took a test drive on the new racetrack over in Avondale. His was treated as a news story by local media; we can't get enough, it seems, of what Steve Gleason is doing.
It's been quite a ride for a guy who was, for most of his NFL career, a nameless, faceless, niche special teams player.
Until he blocked that kick.
I have never heard of – and certainly never witnessed – a phenomenon such as this, where one guy of no particular political, religious or corporate affiliation, no notable financial, academic or hereditary status – winds of serving as the moral center of a community.
But when Steve Gleason speaks, we listen.
He is no messiah, no saint – other than the football kind – but an inelegantly articulate presence among us willing and able to carry and dispense a wisdom, serenity and strength we all aspire to possess.
Everyone around here quotes Gleason – no white flags, no surrender – or cites him as an influence or inspiration in their own personal challenges and struggles.
If he can get up every morning and live and love and make a difference, we think: shouldn't we be able to at least try?
His is a story for the ages. A story for all ages.
The ultimate story not of how to die, but how to live.
It's one of the most iconic arenas in all of sport and a distinguishing feature in the New Orleans skyline. The stadium began as the brainchild of David Dixon, a businessman and sports executive who playedmore>>
It's one of the most iconic stadiums in all of sport and a distinguishing feature in the New Orleans skyline. more>>
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A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotmore>>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."