Updated with mayor's comments and audio at 8:30amCrews with heavy equipment moved in overnight and took down the first of four confederate monuments in New Orleans. It started around 2:00am and was done around 5:30, with only the monument's pedastal left.New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a news conference shortly after 8:00am. "New Orleans celebrates our diversity," the Mayor said. "Though our past has been marked by racial division, today we are moving to a place of healing.
NEW ORLEANS -- Hokie Gajan has learned that he has cancer, but the WWL Saints Color Analyst says he is ready to beat the disease. "I feel great," he said today. "I'm doing the Saints game Sunday in Washington." Hokie plans to be alongside Jim Henderson in the broadcast booth when the Saints take on the Redskins at noon Sunday.