February 26, 2015 5:09 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Pondexter surpassed his previous high of 22 points by hitting his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 49.9 seconds left to all but... more »
February 25, 2015 9:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A secret panel of three doctors will determine the mental finesse of Louisiana's lone billionaire, Tom Benson.
WWL TV, a news partner of WBRZ TV and WBRZ.com, reported Wednesday , the court selected the trio but will keep their names private. A judge said information surrounding... more »
February 24, 2015 5:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored 18 for New Orleans, including a clutch 3-pointer... more »
February 12, 2015 1:56 AM
NEW ORLEANS - David West and George Hill each scored 17 points and the Indiana Pacers went into the All-Star break with their fourth victory in their last five games, pounding the New Orleans Pelicans 106-93 on Wednesday night. Rodney Stuckey scored 16 points for the Pacers, who led by... more »
February 10, 2015 3:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson said Tuesday he's looking forward to taking mental and physical exams to prove his competency after a judge ordered them.
The order from Civil District Judge Kern Reese comes after a lawsuit was filed to have the 87-year-old Benson declared... more »
February 10, 2015 11:06 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans judge ruled that Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson must undergo a physical and mental exam by three physicians as family members fight over his mental competency. Civil District Judge Kern Reese issued the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by Benson's daughter, Renee,... more »
February 9, 2015 9:03 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Lawyers for Tom Benson will appeal a Texas court's decision to appoint a former mayor and attorney to oversee a trust holding his Texas assets.
Former mayor Phil Hardberger and estate planning lawyer Art Bayern have been appointed as co-receivers of the trust. The appointments come... more »
February 3, 2015 2:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Atlanta Hawks' franchise-record 19-game winning streak was snapped Monday night in a 115-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 13 rebounds to help New Orleans win for the sixth time in seven games, a stint which includes victories over several... more »
January 29, 2015 2:10 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Afflalo hit four 3-pointers, the last with 2:32 left to increase Denver's then-tenuous lead to 89-85. After that, the Pelicans were unable to score... more »
January 27, 2015 2:09 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 13 for New... more »
January 25, 2015 8:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - An attorney has released a statement on behalf of Rita Benson LeBlanc and her family against her grandfather, Saints owner Tom Benson.
Tom Benson and his grandchildren are in a fight over the ownership of the Saints and Pelicans after his death.
The succession plan... more »
January 22, 2015 2:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The battle for control over News Orleans' Saints and Pelicans ramped up Thursday as family members connected with Rita Benson LeBlanc filed a lawsuit that says owner Tom Benson is incompetent to run the franchises and is being manipulated by his wife and her allies to take... more »
January 22, 2015 11:20 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began work Thursday to transition ownership and control of the New Orleans Saints to his wife, and away from his other family members.
The first steps reported by WWL were removing his granddaughter, Rita Benson Leblanc, from her position of... more »
January 22, 2015 2:04 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' two major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old... more »
January 15, 2015 2:02 AM
AUBURN HILLS, MI - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans brought the Detroit Pistons back to earth with a 105-94 win Wednesday night. The Pistons came in having won of nine of 10, but were never competitive with New Orleans, which led by... more »
January 8, 2015 2:06 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 31 points, including a game-winning 11-foot jumper off the glass with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 98-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. With the game tied, Walker drove the right side of the lane and... more »
January 6, 2015 1:56 AM
NEW ORLEANS - John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game skid with a 92-85 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Paul Pierce scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Washington, which had five players in double digits. Andre Miller... more »
December 31, 2014 2:05 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Tyreke Evans scored 24 points, including eight straight for New Orleans in the final 2 minutes, and the Pelicans held off Phoenix 110-106 on Tuesday night to stop the Suns' winning streak at six games. Anthony Davis had 19 points with a season-high 18 rebounds, and Jrue... more »
December 18, 2014 11:12 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-90 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. The Pelicans trailed by one early in the fourth quarter before using a 7-0 run to take a 79-73 lead... more »
December 11, 2014 2:22 AM
DALLAS, TX - Monta Ellis scored 13 of his 26 points in the final 5 minutes and the Dallas Mavericks outlasted the New Orleans Pelicans 112-107 on Wednesday night. New Orleans had a chance to tie the game in the final 6 seconds, but Ryan Anderson's 3-point attempt bounced off... more »
December 8, 2014 5:02 AM
LOS ANGELES, CA - Anthony Davis scored 23 points, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night. Ryan Anderson had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, helping the Pelicans end a four-game road losing... more »
December 3, 2014 6:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Even the return of Kevin Durant couldn't shake the Oklahoma City Thunder from their doldrums. Durant scored 27 points in his season debut, and Michael Westbrook added 21 in his second game back from a wrist injury, but the Thunder fell 112-104 at New Orleans. Durant hit... more »
November 26, 2014 1:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 99-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Omri Casspi also scored 22 for Sacramento, which has won three in a row. Casspi, who made his first... more »
November 19, 2014 2:06 AM
SACRAMENTO, CA - Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebound to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Tuesday on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pelicans, who outscored the Kings 31-15 in the third. Tyreke Evans had... more »
November 18, 2014 1:57 AM
PORTLAND, OR - Damian Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, back after missing one game with an illness, had 22 points and nine rebounds to... more »
November 13, 2014 1:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each... more »
November 4, 2014 2:01 AM
MEMPHIS, TN - Marc Gasol scored 16 points, Zach Randolph had 15 and Tayshaun Prince added 14 as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their home winning streak to a franchise record 16 straight Monday night with a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies, off to a franchise-best 4-0... more »
October 29, 2014 1:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of... more »
October 24, 2014 1:51 AM
BOSSIER CITY - Tyreke Evans scored 14 points and Anthony Davis added 13 as the New Orleans Pelicans' starters saw plenty of action in a win over the Dallas Mavericks 88-85 in an exhibition game Thursday night. The Mavericks made it close, cutting the Pelicans' 10-point fourth-quarter lead to one... more »
October 10, 2014 11:50 PM
BRUSLY - The Port Allen Pelicans survived a tight rivalry game with Brusly, taking down the Panthers 25-22 in another great edition of the Sugar Cane Classic.
The Pels fired first right out of the gate with a 60 yard touchdown run by James Jones on the first play... more »
September 18, 2014 11:08 PM
When Livonia (1-0) and Port Allen (2-0) face off on Friday, it will be for more than just who can continue to stay undefeated.
It's also for bragging rights, as the two schools consider each other rivals. Also, both teams are very close to each other, including some players... more »
August 26, 2014 5:11 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract. Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old Salmons... more »
April 16, 2014 9:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans, both starring Evans' relentless hustle... more »
April 15, 2014 6:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS- The Pelicans are disappointed they missed the playoffs again this year, but the team was able to play spoiler in its final regular season match-up with the playoff-bound Oklahoma City Thunder.
New Orleans ended its eight-game losing streak by flying past the Thunder 101-89 Monday night. The... more »
April 7, 2014 6:49 AM
PORTLAND, OR - LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 18 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers clinched their first playoff appearance in three seasons with a 100-94 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night. Wesley Matthews added 21 points, Damian Lillard 20 and Nicolas Batum had 16 points... more »
April 4, 2014 10:58 PM
SALT LAKE CITY - Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward each scored 21 points and the Utah Jazz held off the New Orleans Pelicans 100-96 on Friday night to snap a five-game skid. Burks had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and Hayward added eight final-period points. The Jazz... more »
April 1, 2014 6:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS - DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 14 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a three-game skid with a 102-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Ray McCallum, starting because of Isaiah Thomas' right thigh injury, scored 22 points. Rudy Gay also scored 22, including... more »
March 29, 2014 7:46 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is not playing against the San Antonio Spurs because of a left ankle injury. Davis injured the ankle 4 minutes into New Orleans' home game against the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Alexis Ajinca is scheduled to start in Davis' place on Saturday... more »
March 27, 2014 7:06 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 16 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks, and the under-manned New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 98-96 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Darius Miller, Davis' former Kentucky teammate who was playing extended minutes because of injuries to the New Orleans... more »
March 25, 2014 7:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Ryan Anderson will miss the remainder of the season because of a herniated cervical disc that has sidelined him since early January. Anderson is scheduled to have neck surgery April 8 to repair the injury, which occurred when he collided with... more »
March 14, 2014 10:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Damian Lillard scored 27 points, Nicolas Batum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a four-game skid while playing without All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 111-103 Friday night. Wesley Matthews had 20 points for the Trail Blazers, who held out Aldridge with a... more »
March 12, 2014 10:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Mike Conley hit a driving layup against Austin Rivers with 1.5 seconds remaining to complete the Memphis Grizzlies' comeback for a 90-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Conley's basket closed out a 9-0 Grizzlies run to end the game. Memphis trailed 88-81 with... more »
March 5, 2014 7:24 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anthony Davis had 28 points and 15 rebounds, Eric Gordon also scored 28 and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 132-125 Tuesday night to snap an eight-game losing streak. Brian Roberts scored 10 of his 19 points for New Orleans during a 1½-minute... more »
February 28, 2014 6:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say starting point guard Jrue Holiday has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his right tibia and will miss the rest of the season.
The club says Friday's surgery was successful.
Holiday, a former Eastern Conference All-Star acquired from Philadelphia... more »
February 27, 2014 7:17 AM
DALLAS, TX - Dirk Nowitzki shook off an early shoulder issue to finish with 18 points, New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis was knocked out of the game with a similar problem and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Pelicans 108-89 Wednesday night. Nowitzki went to the locker room 31 seconds into... more »
February 25, 2014 7:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jamal Crawford hit seven 3s on his way to 24 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 on Monday night. Crawford picked up where he left off in Oklahoma City a day earlier, when he hit five 3-pointers and finished with 36... more »
February 18, 2014 6:34 PM
METAIRIE - Eric Gordon says it would be premature to break up the team that Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams put together for this season. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday. And with 30 games left, New Orleans (23-29) is 7 1/2 games out of the... more »
January 10, 2014 10:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Monta Ellis added 23 and the Dallas Mavericks sent the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans to their fourth straight loss, 107-90 on Friday night. Vince Carter added 14 points and Jae Crowder 12 for Dallas, which never trailed. The Mavericks led by as... more »
December 24, 2013 8:13 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Tyreke Evans made a memorable return, scoring a season-high 25 points and adding 12 assists to help the New Orleans Pelicans snap a four-game losing streak with a 113-97 win over the Kings on Monday night. The Pelicans pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Kings... more »
December 19, 2013 6:27 AM
LOS ANGELES - Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each had a double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-95 Wednesday night to give coach Doc Rivers a victory over his son's team. Griffin had 21 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 4:05 left, and... more »
December 6, 2013 10:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook added 25 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat New Orleans for the ninth straight time, 109-95 on Friday night. Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won 14 of its last 15 against the... more »
December 3, 2013 6:34 AM
CHICAGO- Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to... more »
November 21, 2013 9:01 AM
NEW ORLEANS- Anthony Davis had 22 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their second straight game, 105-98 over the struggling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Ryan Anderson added 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help the Pelicans pull away in... more »
October 7, 2013 10:38 AM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans have waived journeyman forward Rodney Carney. The 6-foot-7 Carney has played for five teams, averaging 5.9 points and two rebounds in 15.4 minutes in 299 games. He was drafted 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls out of Memphis in 2006. Before joining New Orleans,... more »
September 18, 2013 10:46 AM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans' new $15 million practice headquarters is complete and ready for training camp, which opens Oct. 1. The facility includes two full-size courts, player and staff locker rooms, a weight room, a stadium-style theater for video review, meeting rooms, a dining area and offices. The... more »
September 9, 2013 9:51 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say second-year small forward Darius Miller has had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. Team officials say Miller had surgery in southern California on Friday and will return to New Orleans on Tuesday to begin his rehabilitation, which is expected... more »
July 31, 2013 4:39 PM
LEXINGTON - The NBA's Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans will play a pre-season game in Rupp Arena on October 19th at 7:00 p.m., the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Global Sports Management (GSM) announced today. The game will feature three former UK players, Anthony Davis and Darius Miller from... more »
July 6, 2013 12:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says forward Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a 1-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because NBA rules prevent the deal from becoming official until July 10. The extension... more »
July 2, 2013 1:35 PM
SACRAMENTO, Ca. - Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have made an offer to Sacramento Kings restricted free agent guard Tyreke Evans. The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because the offer was supposed to remain private. Several media... more »
June 26, 2013 12:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he wants to maintain a "poker face" and give away as little as possible regarding his club's intentions heading into Thursday night's NBA Draft. The Pelicans- formerly called the Hornets - hold the sixth overall pick and have no... more »
May 10, 2013 9:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Eric Gordon has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.
The club says the procedure, performed Thursday in Los Angeles, was aimed at alleviating pain caused by scar tissue.
Gordon is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately and return... more »
April 18, 2013 5:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Hornets haven't waited even a full day after their season-ending loss at Dallas to announce their formal name-change to the Pelicans. After a 27-win 2012-13 campaign, the organization was understandably eager to adopt a new identity. How long it takes for the club to become a... more »
March 6, 2013 9:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Kobe Bryant scored 13 of his 42 points during a 20-0 run in the last 6:22 of the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 25-point deficit to fend off the New Orleans Hornets, 108-102 on Wednesday night. The Hornets were still ahead by 21... more »
February 6, 2013 10:57 AM
PORT ALLEN - A pair of Port Allen linebackers put pen to paper on National Signing Day and picked their colleges for the next handful of years.
LB Darian Claiborne selected the Texas A&M Aggies.
LB Justin Kelly has picked the Grambling Tigers.
Be sure to stick... more »
February 4, 2013 5:22 PM
PORT ALLEN- A 16-year old student is still in jail after school administrators say he brought a sawed-off shotgun to school Friday.
The administration was tipped off by two students who saw the boy with the weapon and the school was put on lock down until it was secured.... more »
January 24, 2013 10:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets are a few hours away from the expected announcement that they're changing their name to the Pelicans.
A countdown clock on the team's website is ticking down to a 3 p.m. reveal, which is widely believed to be owner Tom Benson's rebranding... more »
January 23, 2013 5:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - People familiar with the decision say the New Orleans Hornets have decided to change their name to the Pelicans next season. The people spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets have not announced the decision. One person says the proposed name... more »
December 5, 2012 1:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Could the New Orleans Hornets be going through a name change?
Reports and speculation suggest a color scheme and name change could be coming for the NBA franchise.
Saints owner Tom Benson bought the Hornets this April for a reported $338 million in an attempt... more »
December 4, 2012 9:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Enjoy rooting for the Hornets? You'll have to change your chant.
The NBA team will likely go by the Pelicans next season.
Tom Benson recently bought the team. Benson also owns the Saints and a TV station in New Orleans.
The name isn't new to... more »
September 23, 2010 9:06 AM
Two months after hundreds of oiled pelicans were discovered on Raccoon Island, brown pelicans cleaned of oil have been released on the island. The release of four brown pelicans and another 11 birds was the first in Terrebonne Parish since May. Raccoon Island is the westernmost island in the chain,... more »
June 20, 2010 5:55 PM
As the oil spill continues to gush in the gulf, many locals are looking for ways they can help. Which is why two local men decided they would make t-shirts to help bolster relief efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.
"With all the red tape and everything, trying to... more »
May 21, 2010 10:56 AM
Federal officials say they have found a handful of animals injured by the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico but countless others may be feeling the effects.
Ralph Morgenweck of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says many animals that have died will never be found. And... more »
May 7, 2010 5:27 AM
When you're getting ready to rescue sea turtles from an oil spill, the shopping list includes 50 wading pools. Michele Kelley, Louisiana state marine mammal and sea turtle stranding coordinator, says they've probably ruined every child's summer in New Orleans because they bought all the kidding pools. But so far,... more »
May 6, 2010 12:46 PM
Oil is washing up on the shores of New Harbor Island off the coast of Louisiana.
An Associated Press reporter saw a pinkish oily substance washing up Thursday on the sands and into the marshland at this part of the Chandeleur barrier islands chain.
It was at least... more »
November 11, 2009 10:55 AM
Louisiana's state bird will soon be removed from the endangered species list. The government says brown pelicans have fully recovered after being on the brink of extinction. They've been on the endangered species list since 1970. The pesticide DDT was blamed for their demise. more »
September 18, 2009 11:34 PM
Week 3's Big Blitz Play of the Week comes from the Port Allen vs. Opelousas contest, Andre Hal takes in the Vikings punt and turns on the jets. Hal tightropes the sidelines and leaps into the end zone in the Pelicans 42-20 romp over Opelousas. more »