midnight basketball

Tyler A. Gamble / Mayor's Office

Basketball is once again part of a plan to reduce violence in New Orleans. Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the third season of the city’s midnight basketball league, this time to be held in Central City.

The city of New Orleans is launching a midnight basketball program at the St. Bernard community center. Eileen Fleming reports it's part of the Save Our Sons initiative designed to keep young men out of trouble.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the midnight basketball league is linked to his Crime Action Summit held last September, where residents suggested that young people have recreational options for using their spare time.