Man shot in Hollygrove, police say

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A 32-year-old man was shot overnight in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said early Friday morning. “An unidentified male was shot at the intersection of Belfast and Leonidas St.,” NOPD Officer Frank Robertson III said in an email around 12:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24. “The victim has been transported to the hospital. We have no further [...]

Empty Louisiana Avenue banquet hall burns in afternoon blaze

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The boarded-up LeRoux banquet hall on Louisiana Avenue was damaged after catching fire Thursday afternoon, New Orleans firefighters said. The blaze was reported at 1:49 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at 1700 Louisiana Avenue, the address of the shuttered, two-story LeRoux restaurant and banquet hall. Firefighters were on scene in four minutes and found heavy smoke [...]