The saints sign their QB veteran squad, hackers steal $ 420,000 from the Port of Louisiana, the country’s first riverboat casino is located after the Mississippi sinking, and more. Here is an overview of the highlights from New Orleans for Wednesday November 2, 2022.
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Hackers steal 420,000 dollars from the Port of Louisiana; a port on the Mississippi River enhances security
The Louisiana state agency, which oversees one of America’s largest ports by number, survived a cyber attack last year that cost it over $ 420,000, a new public audit found.
South Louisiana Port auditors found that the cyberattack resulted in the misappropriation of money. Port officials have recovered about $ 250,000 through insurance and are filing paperwork for a greater reimbursement.
A new annual audit, which covered the fiscal year ending April 30, 2022, revealed the theft in the last fiscal year, but included some details about what the break-in was, when it happened, and whether any arrests had been made.
Here’s what we know.
The NOPD sergeant, who was re-hired after summoning the protesting animals, is fired again
The January decision by the Civil Service Commission to reinstate a New Orleans police officer who called the protesters “animals” and compared a black woman to a dog on his social media accounts was reversed.
Homicide sergeant Anthony Edenfield was once again fired after the NOPD appealed against the Civil Service Commission decision to reinstate him.
The NOPD initially released Edenfield on December 4, 2020 after an investigation by the Public Integrity Bureau revealed that he made “racially insensitive” posts on social media after the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd.
Read the full story here.
The country’s first boating casino to sink in the Mississippi River, found amid low water levels
The first riverboat casino to open in the United States, and Biloxi now sits in the mud of Memphis as the Mississippi River recedes.
To see the fate of the Diamond Lady on Facebook – covered in mud when she emerged from where she sank a year ago – is a sad ending to her story.
“It made my heart break. I didn’t really know what happened to him, ”said Rich Westfall, who followed the Diamond Lady and her sister boat, the Emerald Lady, from Bettendorf, Iowa to Biloxi 30 years ago.
This is the story of the Diamond Lady.
Anthony Davis’ trade continues to look great for the Pelicans as the Lakers stumble
In early October, the New Orleans Pelicans sent a number of scouts to both games, where the two of the arguably best picks in the upcoming NBA draft – Metropolitans 92’s Victor Wembanyama and G League Ignite’s Scoot Henderson – battled each other.
In the Nevada desert, Pelicans talent assessors watched Wembanayama – a skilled 7-foot-4 cm shot-blocking machine – and Henderson – a nervous ranger who is like Kyrie Irving in the Duke if he added 20 pounds of muscle – buckets trading.
If all goes to plan this season, the Pelicans’ selection will not fall anywhere near the top five. However, a chance remains that they may have a high choice, thanks to the famous trade they did in 2019 involving Anthony Davis.
Read on here.
BONUS: Watch orangutans enjoy a live jazz performance from NOCCA students
Audubon Zoo invited NOCCA students to perform a special performance for Sumatran orangutans after zoo keepers noticed their interest in a nearby string quartet in May.
The Saints sign a contract with a quarterback veteran for their training team
The day after one quarterback was sacked from their training squad, the New Orleans Saints found a replacement.
The Saints bring veteran quarterback Brett Hundley into their training squad to take the place previously occupied by Jake Luton.
Hundley was the fifth selection round by the Green Bay Packers in the 2015 NFL Draft. He started nine games for the Packers in 2017 but has not appeared in an NFL match since 2019.
Read more about Hundley’s career here.
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