Saints fans across the country cheered Jay Cutler's 39-yard touchdown pass to Devin Aromashodu in overtime of the Monday night matchup between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. The 36-30 Bears' victory locked up the No. 1 seed and home field advantage for the now-struggling Saints program throughout the NFC playoffs; the Saints had already secured a first round playoff bye. Coming off back-to-back losses, the 13-2 Saints hit the road to face the Carolina Panthers (7-8) Sunday.
Nick Roach's recovery of Adrian Peterson's fumble following a catch set up the winning TD. It was Cutler's fourth touchdown pass of the game -- and Minnesota's third loss in four games. Last night's nailbiter means the Vikings (11-4) have likely surrendered a first-round bye.
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.