Public defenders complained that they couldn’t pay the bills because DAs were offering drivers a deal: Write us a check and we’ll drop the charge.
The Great Place to Work Initiative was one of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s signature accomplishments.
The New Orleans College Prep governing board voted Monday night to offer Joel Castro the position of CEO of the charter network, with the intent of his starting by next month if contract negotiations can be completed. The College Prep board reviewed 14 applications for the position in January, and narrowed the selection down to [...]
A man shot in the head last week in Central City has died of his injuries, and his death is now being investigated as a homicide, New Orleans police said. Charles Pettis, 50, died Sunday (Feb. 18) of injuries from a shooting at Josephine and Magnolia streets on Thursday morning, according to an announcement from [...]
Entergy says a new plant can handle periods of unusually high demand, and it will protect against a catastrophic situation in which the city can't get power. Energy experts and opponents say the company's argument doesn't hold up, and it has an incentive to build new facilities rather than improve transmission reliability.
The renovation of the landmark Bohn Ford building on Broad Street for use by the Odyssey House was hailed Monday morning not only as another major step forward in the revitalization of Broadmoor’s commercial corridor, but also the city’s fight against opioid addiction. The Rhodes family had originally bought the shuttered Bohn Ford building shortly [...]
A surveillance camera captured images of a suspect and vehicle believed to have been involved in a robbery attempt and shooting last month on Harmony Street, and New Orleans police have released them in hopes of identifying the person depicted. Shortly after 11 p.m. Jan. 30, a man was in the 400 block of Harmony [...]
The governing board of Lusher Charter School is meeting today to discuss issues including safety and security on campus. See below for live coverage. Live Blog Lusher Charter School board meeting – Feb. 17, 2018
The state's LA SAFE planning process is looking at ways to help communities adapt as the land around them sinks and the Gulf of Mexico rises.
The Y has changed its tune after denying the problem last fall.
Cherry Espresso Bar, the coffee shop that opened nearly two years ago in a former firehouse on Laurel Street, now hopes to become a full service restaurant with alcohol sales, according to documents filed with the city. Lauren Fink, the owner of the coffee shop at 4877 Laurel Street, told neighbors in a letter that [...]
A man was fatally struck by a SUV on South Claiborne Avenue on Thursday evening, New Orleans police said. A Ford Explorer traveling in a westbound direction on South Claiborne near Adams Street hit the man around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, according to a NOPD news release. The victim was taken to the hospital [...]
A Subway sandwich shop is seeking permission to become the latest fast-food operator on Magazine Street, with plans to open the corner of unit of a strip mall near Valence Street, city documents show. The restaurant is planned for 4637 Magazine Street, in the far-right corner of the same building that also houses next to [...]
A man was shot in the head early Thursday morning on Magnolia Street in Central City, New Orleans police said, just two short blocks from the location of a fatal shooting a day earlier. The shooting took place around 6 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, near the intersection of Josephine and Magnolia streets, said NOPD spokesman [...]
Trying to resolve Louisiana’s ongoing budget crisis is at the heart of the Legislature’s special sessions which begins Monday. One of the potential solutions to balance the state’s budget that will not be discussed until the March 12 regular session is the opportunity to derive more income and create more jobs through an expansion of [...]
After a yearlong planning process, state officials are working on a report that will recommend ways for six coastal parishes to deal with rising water and sinking land. The report could shape coastal communities for decades to come. Some of the ideas are controversial, such as limits on residential construction and higher taxes in areas of extreme flooding.
The deadly violence on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans persisted into Wednesday morning, when another person was shot to death on Magnolia Street in Central City, New Orleans police said. The shooting was reported near St. Andrew and Magnolia streets shortly before 11 a.m., said NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney. The victim was taken to the [...]
On Mardi Gras day, February 13, Mardi Gras Indian tribes mask all over New Orleans. Their intricate, hand-sewn suits pay homage to local Native American tribes who helped runaway slaves. The tradition of “masking” Indian dates back to the mid 19th century. There are dozens of tribes all over New Orleans.
A man was shot to death along the St. Charles Avenue parade route late Tuesday afternoon, New Orleans police said. Gunfire erupted in the 2400 block of St. Charles Avenue (near Second Street) around 4:30 p.m., after two men got into an argument in the street on the opposite side of the parade route, New [...]
Rex, the king of Carnival, presided over Mardi Gras Day in the year of his city’s tricentennial not by reviewing its entire history, but focusing on its earliest days in a parade titled “L’Ancienne Nouvelle-Orléans.”