Bivian "Sonny" Lee III,
president of Son of a Saint, was named one of the 2015 Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the United States Junior Chamber. The award recognizes people under age 40 who promote "service to humanity." Lee is the son of the late New Orleans Saints cornerback Bivian Lee, and the organization offers mentorship and education to fatherless young men.
The Louisiana Children's Museum
is one of two finalists in Louisiana among 30 national finalists for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Terrebonne Parish Library System also is a finalist. The New Orleans-based children's museum opened in 1986.
March of Dimes Louisiana
awarded the Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans a grant to expand Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans' (DCSNO) Centering Pregnancy program in eastern New Orleans and Gentilly. DCSNO currently uses the program at its Mid-City health center. Centering Pregnancy offers prenatal care, education and group support as well as one-on-one services.
an investigator with the New Orleans Taxicab Bureau, was found guilty of simple battery in New Orleans Municipal Court March 3. Joiner assaulted tour guide Wendy Bosma in 2013 when Joiner accused her of violating a distance requirement to remain 50 feet from other groups. Judge Joseph Landry gave Joiner a suspended 90-day jail sentence and ordered him to pay a $100 fine.