Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has picked up an unlikely endorsement, WWL-TV reports. A Louisiana pro-marijuana group is supporting the congressman's bid to unseat Mary Landrieu.
A spokesman for the Louisiana Cannabis Industry Association, Jesse McCormick, says the endorsement comes down to Cassidy’s support for medical marijuana. Mary Landrieu rejected it during a debate before the primary, but Cassidy, a doctor, said he would be open to it.
The “wild" and "weird” festival of theater known as the Fringe Festival started Wednesday in venues around New Orleans. But organizers say they got an unpleasant surprise when they discovered the city had filed an injunction shutting down the festival’s flagship performance venue, the Marigny Opera House, because of fire safety concerns.
Discount airline Allegiant Air will begin nonstop service to New Orleans from four destinations beginning in early February.
Officials with Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport said Tuesday that Allegiant will have nonstop flights from Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; and Florida's Orlando-Sanford International Airport.