The State Police may be sticking around a little longer, but most downtown residents feel that policing is still an issue in need of attention. In the the Quarter, the French Quarter Management District (FQMD) is putting the final touches on a program to supplement safety by hiring off-duty New Orleans Police Officers (NOPD) to patrol four security districts within the Quarter.
NOPD are on hot on the trail of the funeral filcher. Charbonnet Funeral Home is often in the news for laying out the passed by standing them up. However, yesterday morning, the local parlor made headlines when they were robbed. Police have now recovered the unorthodox getaway vehicle and released images of the suspect.
By Patrick J. Pearson
In 2014, New Orleans will make it through Labor Day weekend without a major tropical event. However, there will still be rain. A wet Saturday afternoon is likely with a Tropical Airmass coming through. Sunday brings slightly less cloud cover as highs climb to round 90F. A 30% chance of a shower or thunder boomer is also in the mix.
Decadance parties on in the Quarter tonight. If you’re venturing downtown, allow us to suggest the LBGTQ punk benefit concert at Siberia or naked karaoke at Allways Lounge. Rebirth Brass Band and Caddywhompus both play Uptown shows tonight. And it’s not too late to catch MidCity Theatre’s mashup of The Big Lebowski and Shakespeare. We’ve also got an early matinee film and late-night comedy. Make the absolute most of your Saturday:
NOPD Officer Hillal Williams said that there was a shooting on the 100 block of South Rampart. A call coded 34S went out around 4p.m. summoning officers to Canal and Rampart.
Charbonnet Funeral Home is a New Orleans staple that has garnered some national fame for laying out the deceased by standing them up. Lifelike poses at viewings make it seem like the passed are living. However, last night, the bodies in the hearses were very much alive. Around 9:42p.m. the funeral home was robbed.
Summer is ending shortly, and so are many of her offerings at the New Orleans Museum of Art. NoDef took a look at the exhibits closing soon. They run the gamut from New World colonial luxury, Civil Rights, and ultra modern work from Louisiana natives. There’s a little bit of something for everyone at NOMA.
Louisiana's leaders have been busy speaking at memorials and commemorations today. Nine years after Katrina, New Orleanians are all rembering the Storm in their own way. Governor Jindal, Senator Landrieu, and Represenative Cassidy all put out formal statements as well. Full text follows.
As the name suggests, the Family Dollar Store is pretty cheap. Yet, the prices were not low enough for one armed robber. Yesterday (8.28) night, one confident criminal held up the 4840 General Meyer Avenue location.
Following a WaPo story about her residence, Senator Mary Landrieu is fending off attacks from the right. Landrieu claims her parents Broadmoor home on South Prieur St. as her residence in filings for ballot qualification. However, her critics are quick to point out that she lives in a "stately, $2.5 million manse" while in D.C. Republicans are crying foul.
Here’s a new reason to take a trip to the Westbank: A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis and more play the Mad Decent Block Party at Mardi Gras World today. Gravity A pay tribute to the Talking Heads at Tiptina’s tonight. Plus, MidCity Theatre mashes up the Bard and the Dude, while The New Movement brings back Match Game (actually, it’s still on the air in Canada). Pick your throwback:
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Decadence kicks off today. Before it's time for feathers, boas, and parades, the party is starting at clubs downtown. Porn stars, parties, and something called a "dick in a cup contest" are highlights of the opening night.
Nine years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast. In the storm’s path, over one million were displaced, 1,800 lives were lost and billions of dollars of damage were created. 80% of New Orleans sat underwater; its citizens waited for salvation while three levels of government systematically failed the populace. On the coast of Mississippi, communities from Waveland to Ocean Springs were completely wiped out. To this day, parts of the coast remain vacant, despite a valiant and successful rebuilding attempt.
Like many visitors to the French Quarter, the State Police came for a short visit and then decided to stay a little longer. Colonel Michael Edmonson, Superintendant of the State Police, said that the number of State Police will decline "a little" but that they will continue to maintain patrols and presence downtown. Originally, the detail was scheduled to depart on Labor Day.