Court Watch NOLA also wants rules on how judges appoint magistrate commissioners.
The charity that supports the officers of the Uptown-based NOPD Second District will transform their long-running annual festival into the inaugural Cochon de Lait festival this Saturday at Palmer Park. COPS 2 has paid for numerous repairs and quality-of-life improvements at the century-old Second District station on Magazine Street, sponsors an Officer-of-the-Month award program to [...]
Residents of both the Uptown-based Second and Sixth NOPD Districts are invited to learn about the department’s progress on federally-mandated reforms on Thursday night in a community meeting at the Sixth District station in Central City. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the station at 1930 Martin Luther King Boulevard. [...]
A Fern Street resident was arrested on marijuana and drug charges after a raid at his Gert Town home Friday, New Orleans police said. Around 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, officers with the NOPD Second District served a search and arrest warrant at the home of 25-year-old Henry Jones in the 3400 block of Fern [...]
The co-owners of the beloved Coquette restaurant on Magazine Street received a warm reception Monday night as they introduced their idea for a new restaurant, “Thalia,” to their neighbors in the Lower Garden District. Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus — co-chefs and co-owners of Coquette who were this year nominated together as semifinalists for the [...]
The 34th Annual National Night Out Against Crime is tonight, Oct. 17, in neighborhoods across the city. “The National Night Out Against Crime in New Orleans is a community-wide event to raise crime prevention awareness, reduce crime and increase the support of local, state and federal law enforcement,” according to the city’s website for the [...]
The federal lawsuit says the use of fake subpoenas by Orleans Parish prosecutors was “widespread and systemic.” Prosecutors obtained arrest warrants for 10 people because they ignored fake subpoenas, according to the suit Six were jailed, sometimes for days without seeing a judge.
Vital blueprint for city's future gets short shrift.
One man reported an attempted carjacking and another reported an attempted robbery a few hours apart Sunday night near Magazine and Seventh streets, New Orleans police said. Around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, a man in his 20s was parked in the 1100 block of Seventh (just off Magazine) when two teens with their faces [...]
A strong base of support in the neighborhoods between the St. Charles Avenue corridor and the Mississippi River propelled Seth Bloom to his first-place finish Saturday night in the six-way race for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council, but Jay H. Banks’ dominance in the Central City area secured his place [...]
From Mid-City Messenger Joe Giarrusso, III has clenched the New Orleans City Council District A seat with 65 percent of the vote. Giarrusso garnered more than 11,000 votes for the seat, beating out five opponents and avoiding a runoff election next month. Aylin Acikalin Maklansky won twenty percent of the vote, with Toyia Washington-Kendrick in [...]
Seth Bloom leads the race for the open District B seat on the New Orleans City Council, and Jay H. Banks is seeking to force him into a runoff, based on the first official results being reported. With eight of 76 precincts reporting, Bloom is leading with 39 percent of the vote, and Banks has [...]
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A parent said she was forced to transfer her kids from an Einstein school after she was told her kids would have to take a city bus.
It’s been a busy fall for Tulane University professor Jesmyn Ward. Her new novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” was published just last month, and named a finalist for the National Book Award just last week. On Wednesday, she was announced as one of the latest recipients of the prestigious national MacArthur “genius” grant, and on Thursday, [...]
New Orleans police investigators have identified the man who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint in her breezeway on St. Charles Avenue last month, and they are seeking the public’s help locating him, authorities said. Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, a woman was checking her mailbox in the breezeway of her apartment building in [...]
Oktoberfest and the Oompa band have finally returned to New Orleans proper. What could be more fitting for a New Orleanian than Bratwurst and beer on the bayou? New Orleans Deutsches Haus, founded in 1848, the keeper of all that is German regarding New Orlean’s heritage, is back. And New Orleans is happy. The Haus, [...]
Three rifles were seized and a convicted felon was arrested for their possession from a Josephine Street home over the weekend, New Orleans police said. Sixth District officers executed a search warrant that resulted in confiscating multiple ammunition and three firearms from a convicted felon. On October 7, 2017, Sixth District General Assignment officers executed [...]
New Orleans voters who still have not made a final choice on who they want to support in Saturday’s elections should look no farther than their stomachs. When making any important decision, it’s always best to thoroughly research the pros and cons, seek advice from family and friends, and then sleep on it. According to [...]
The New Hope Baptist Church won initial approval and effusive praise from city planners on Tuesday for their proposal to build a new 18,000-square-foot community center in Central City.