Jonathan Bachman, a New Orleans-based photographer, was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his 2016 photograph of Ieshia Evans, who appears stoic as heavily armored police officers approach to arrest her during protests against police brutality in Baton Rouge last year.
YMCA Educational Services was awarded a national Incentive Award from the Coalition of Adult Basic Education recognizing YMCA's computer literacy programs at the New Orleans Public Library. The award highlighted the YMCA's digital literacy program as part of its adult education services, which help people connect to jobs using computer skills.
Shannon Christopher Ceasar, a physician and former co-owner of Gulf South Physician's Group in Metairie, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court April 5 to his involvement in a health care fraud scheme, including operating an Oxycodone "pill mill" and threatening to kill federal law enforcement. He faces up to 40 years in prison when sentenced in July.