Chef Paul Prudhomme took a shootin' and kept on cookin'. The St. Landry Parish native was setting up a cooking tent at a New Orleans golf tournament on Tuesday when he felt a sting on his right arm. After shaking out his clothing, a .22 caliber bullet fell out of his shirt. A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman said Prudhomme was struck by the falling bullet and speculated that it was fired within a 1 1/2 mile radius of the golf course. The celebrated New Orleans-based chef was unharmed and continued cooking. Read accounts from The Times-Picayune and the Associated Press.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.