Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party’s nominee for vice president, is speaking this afternoon at the First Unitarian Universalist Church on South Claiborne Avenue. See below for live coverage starting at 4 p.m. Live Blog Ajamu Baraka speaks at First Unitarian Universalist Church – Oct. 27, 2016
A man accused of 12 armed robberies this year — including a rash of armed robberies at businesses along the Carrollton corridor — was finally arrested Wednesday, New Orleans police said. Kenneth Barnes, 47, was located at noon near Foucher and Baronne Streets, police said. For more information, read the full news release below. A [...]
“I am ready to lead this city,” proclaimed District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell last Friday night. Though billed as a Halloween party at the French Quarter home of trial lawyer Darleen Jacobs, there was some pretty serious politicking going on as Cantrell announced she would seek “higher office” without specifying whether she will qualify for [...]
A man working on a house on Hillary Street was robbed of his money Wednesday afternoon, New Orleans police said. The victim, a man in his 40s, was working under a house in the 1800 block of Hillary Street shortly before 3 p.m. when he heard a man’s voice order him to stand up and [...]
See below for live coverage. Live Blog International School of Louisiana board meeting – Oct. 26, 2016
A man was shot Wednesday afternoon on Carondelet Street, New Orleans police said. The shooting was reported in the 1800 block of Carondelet (between St. Andrew and Felicity streets), said NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney shortly after 4 p.m. Further details were not available. This article will be updated when more information can be confirmed.
The agenda said “ATA Charter.” Apparently that means, “Vote to close Algiers Technology Academy.”
Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party’s nominee for vice president, will speak Thursday afternoon at the First Unitarian Universalist Church as one of two stops in New Orleans, the party announced. Baraka will speak at the church on South Claiborne Avenue at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, following a stop at Dillard University earlier in the [...]
Officials at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center are asking the city of New Orleans to include several properties they own in their “institutional” land-use designation, though they do not have immediate plans to develop any of them, they have told neighbors. Ochsner is making the requests while the city is accepting changes to its master plan [...]
The Tulane University Police Department (TUPD) and PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans (PJ’s) will to host the first “Coffee With a Cop” program at 5 p.m. on October 26. The program is an opportunity for community members to come together with the TUPD in an informal space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. [...]
The man charged with shooting a Tulane medical student who tried to stop him from dragging a woman off of Magazine Street pleaded guilty Monday to attempted murder and multiple rapes in what prosecutors are calling “one of the most horrific crime sprees in recent memory in this city.” Euric Cain, 22, will be sentenced [...]
The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners. Locally owned businesses infuse New Orleans neighborhoods with their unique character, and are a big part of why we want to live, work, eat and shop here. Shopkeepers: Eric Ramstead & Robert Brunet Store: Prytania Theatre Since 1996 What ignited the spark in [...]
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The Lusher Charter School governing board is meeting tonight (Monday, Oct. 24) to discuss and potentially decide the fate of its pending lawsuit over the Orleans Parish School Board’s new school-funding formula. See below for live coverage. Live Blog Lusher Charter School special board meeting (Oct. 24, 2016)
A section of Sophie Wright Place will be closed for a new water line and a nearby stretch of Camp Street will have a lane closed nearby for water-line repairs this week, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans. Sophie Wright Place will close from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. [...]
A beauty supply store, a gas station and a sandwich shop along the Carrollton corridor were each the locations of robbery incidents over the weekend, but police have identified a wanted serial robber as a suspect in one and released a surveillance photo from another. The first robbery took place around 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. [...]
Mayor Landrieu’s 2017 budget has been released, and true to form, Landrieu proposes to nickel and dime the citizens of New Orleans for scraps of revenue. In order to generate an additional $5 million, Landrieu plans to double the number of red light and speed cameras, adding a whopping 56 cameras around the city. Not [...]
by Stephanie Standige Ronald Reagan designated the month of October as the national month of remembrance of infant loss, stillborn and miscarriage. October 15th is reserved as the National Day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL). This acknowledgement aims to raise awareness of the prominence of infant death and pregnancy loss and to support those [...]
A man was shot to death Saturday evening outside a home on Audubon Street, New Orleans police said. After a report of shots fired around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, officers found the victim outside a home in the 3100 block of Audubon Street (near Colapissa Street) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to a [...]