News

5,389,402 termites dead after violent weekend in New Orleans

5,389,402 termites dead after violent weekend in New Orleans

The weekend was an especially deadly one in New Orleans, as pest control authorities reported 5,389,402 Formosan termites across the city had been killed, including a mother termite and 87,307 of her children. Almost all of the five million deaths … read more

Sports

Pravda Cakes? Russian hackers reportedly behind Zephyr's name change to New Orleans Baby Cakes

Pravda Cakes? Russian hackers reportedly behind Zephyrs name change to Baby Cakes

If you thought renaming the New Orleans Zephyrs as the ‘Baby Cakes’ was the dumbest idea since fat-free beignets, you’re not alone. And, now, you can blame the Russians for that, too. In a bizarre and underreported revelation, government officials … read more

Business

New Orleans to require all visitors to submit DNA for easy crime scene IDing

Welcome to New Orleans. Now say “Aahh…”

If you are coming to Crescent City for a visit, you better open your mouth first. Starting next month, any visitors arriving at Louis Armstrong International Airport, staying at a local hotel, or attending a convention in town will be … read more

Sci/Tech

New locally developed product aims to revolutionize muggings

Locally-developed “Go-Bag” aims to make muggings more efficient

Fumbling through pockets to give a mugger your possessions could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new product that claims it will make muggings more efficient. Opptown Ltd., a New Orleans-based company, has developed revolutionary technology … read more

Politics

Must-see highlights from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Final State of The City address

Must-see highlights from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s final State of The City address

Touching on the immeasurable successes of his two terms in office, popular outgoing New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered his final State of the City address to an enthusiastic crowd of his closest friends, family, mistresses, illegitimate children, donors, and … read more