Doris Roché-Hicks employed her sister and son-in-law, and she signed checks to her daughter under a consulting contract.
On the morning of the last day for qualifying for the Nov. 6 elections, the field of challengers to U.S. Steve Scalise grew again to a total of five opponents, and the race for an open judicial seat in New Orleans got more crowded as well. Scalise (R-Jefferson) filed his paperwork to run for re-election [...]
A woman was raped by several men Thursday evening on St. Thomas Street, New Orleans police said. The incident was reported in the 2500 block of St. Thomas Street around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19. “Multiple males assaulted a known female,” the initial NOPD report states. Further details were not immediately available. The attack is [...]
#TeamBabyCakes If there is one thing New Orleans likes more than controversy—and even baseball–it’s a social media war. This time it’s not the kale lady, the Disney gumbo video (an abomination), or even that New York travel writer (#besafe). But, yes, the yanks are at it again, literally. The New York Yankees’ minor league baseball [...]
Sponsored by Before we begin with this week’s newsletter, we’d like to thank all of you for your understanding and patience over this past weekend. No movie theater wants to have a projector failure followed by a power outage, but any theater would want to have the support we received when it happened. If you [...]
The Baton Rouge church is allied with what the SCLU identifies as a 'hate group.'
A judge will rule on whether the council violated the Open Meetings Law.
The shuttered Publiq House bar and music venue on Freret Street is slated to be redeveloped into a modest-sized neighborhood grocery store, with a new condominium building constructed over the parking lot outside, developers told neighbors on Wednesday evening. The grocery store would take up the entire first floor of the Publiq House building at [...]
When the first day of filing for the fall Congressional elections closed Wednesday evening, both incumbent U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond had drawn three challengers apiece — with more possibly yet to come with two days remaining to qualify. Scalise — who represents Louisiana’s First Congressional District, which mostly covers the New Orleans [...]
The Rally’s fast-food restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night, but investigators arrested a suspect in the case before morning, New Orleans police said. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, a man later identified as 27-year-old Antonio Smith walked up to an employee in her late 20s outside the Rally’s at [...]
With qualifying currently underway for clerk and other positions in both First City and Second City Courts, good government advocates are questioning why Orleans Parish still operates two separate courts with two clerks and constables that basically perform the same function – handling small claims. Mergers and consolidation of government offices is certainly the trend [...]
Starting Friday, the Prytania Theatre is launching a new film series called “filmtopia,” which will run the gamut of the art-house offerings from documentaries, foreign films, cinema classics and a retrospective on the career of Stanley Kubrick. Many of the films take extended looks into the wide world of the arts, including the opening night [...]
After a break-in attempt last week at a home on Audubon Street in the university area, New Orleans police have obtained a surveillance photo of the suspect and are seeking the public’s help identifying him. The break-in attempt took place at 3:49 a.m. July 10 at a home in the 2000 block of Audubon Street [...]
The enclosure that a jaguar escaped from over the weekend to kill nine animals at Audubon Zoo was compliant with federal regulations, Audubon officials said. Dr. Kyle Burks, managing director of the zoo, gave a detailed update Tuesday on the investigation into the jaguar’s escape. Officials also noted that the USDA had inspected the jaguar [...]
A local hospitality company donated $100,000 this week in used furniture and renovations to spruce up the shelters for homeless families at the Salvation Army’s Uptown location, the first gift to improve transitional housing there in more than a decade. Sonder, a commercial short-term rental operator, made the donation Tuesday at the Salvation Army’s location [...]
Brady LaFleur may go to school on McDonogh 35’s campus as a Morris Jeff Community School student.
The suspect in last week’s robbery of a woman’s SUV on Annunciation Street was briefly seen by a sheriff’s deputy shortly after the crime but managed to escape, and investigators are now trying to find any video that might help them identify the man, New Orleans police said Tuesday. The robbery took place shortly after [...]
We will focus on criminal justice, from 911 call to court files.
Jared Brossett and Chelsey Richard Napoleon both officially declared their candidacies for clerk of Civil District Court, and Timothy David Ray and Austin Badon filed to run for First City Court clerk on Wednesday morning as qualifying began for the Nov. 6 special and Congressional elections. A special election is being held for Civil District [...]
As part of our program with LION Publishers, the Messenger is working on gaining more back-end resources and better utilizing what we already have. Among other things, this means more staff members. We’re seeking a Business Communication Coordinator to assist growth on our sales and business development side. See the full job description here. For [...]