Feb 20, 2024 - News

Fully Dressed: πŸ™ Pardoning of the crawfish

Illustration of a crawfish holding a beignet.

Somebody get Sherbin the crawfish another beignet! Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

🦞 Lt. Billy Nungesser will pardon Sherbin the crawfish today in Breaux Bridge. The lucky mudbug will live out its days in Lake Fausse Point State Park. (Axios New Orleans)

πŸ₯’ TV star Padma Lakshmi visited New Orleans last week and immediately headed to Dong Phuong with chef Nini Nguyen and comedian Punkie Johnson. She chronicled their meal on Instagram. (See the post.)

The NOPD officer who allegedly assaulted an L.B. Landry marching band student during a Mardi Gras parade is also under investigation for payroll fraud and has "a length history of misconduct complaints." (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune πŸ”’)

Gov. Jeff Landry's decision to decline extra federal funds for summer EBT programs remained in place as Thursday's deadline passed despite calls from regional religious leaders, activists and other politicians for him to reconsider. (WWL)

πŸŒ€ National forecasters are "on watch" for the return of La NiΓ±a, with chances increasing deep in hurricane season. That spells bad news, because the weather phenomenon stirs up favorable conditions for more and stronger storms. (Axios)

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