Drew & Brittany Brees
opened New Orleans' first all-accessible playground for children with varying abilities in Audubon Park. Walnut Street Playground includes play stations for children with special needs, including kids with sensory and physical mobility problems. There's even a kid-sized zip line, and all stations are wheelchair-accessible.
Imagine Dragons and
spent New Year's weekend in New Orleans building their own local playground at Central City's Apex Youth Center on Toledano Street. The Apex Center offers services and activities for at-risk youth on a drop-in basis. The center and the playground building were featured on ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry
took another swipe at New Orleans last week in a press release titled "Two GNO Men Arrested for Internet Crimes Against Children." But one of the men arrested was from Madisonville — an hour outside "greater New Orleans" in St. Tammany Parish. The arrest was a product of the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) Cyber Crime Unit and Violent Crime Unit and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.