Man shot during robbery attempt at South Claiborne business early Friday, police say

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A man was shot near South Claiborne Avenue in an apparent robbery attempt, New Orleans police say. The victim was at a business near Milan and South Claiborne around 5:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, when he heard someone say, “Give it up,” according to a report by Gray Scheets, a NOPD spokesman.. “The victim then [...]

Rezoning of lot on Carondelet sparks another heated short-term rental debate

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Another commercial rezoning request — this time just off St. Charles Avenue — led to another round of heated allegations of ulterior AirBnB-related motives on Thursday, as Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell said the issue reaffirms the need for her proposed reform of short-term rental laws just days after the City Planning Commission rejected them. The site [...]

College Prep names three finalists for CEO position

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Three finalists have been selected in the search for a new CEO of the New Orleans College Prep charter network, school officials announced this week. The finalists are Joel Castro, Adam Meinig, and Thomas Shepley, chosen from a field of 14 applicants, the school announced. Castro served as associate superintendent of the Lubbock Independent School [...]

Three teens arrested in armed robbery on Louisiana Avenue, stolen gun seized, police say

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Three teens were arrested Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery from last week on Louisiana Avenue, and officers seized a loaded gun from the youngest of them when he was arrested at school, New Orleans police said. The victim was walking in the 1900 block of Louisiana Avenue around 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, [...]

Self-storage facility on Tchoupitoulas gets City Planning approval

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A three-story self-storage facility planned for most of a city block on Tchoupitoulas Street won easy approval from the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, sending it to the City Council for a final decision in the coming weeks. Developer Gordon H. Kolb is planning the storage complex at 4866 Tchoupitoulas, the current site of the [...]

Ex-boyfriend arrested in domestic home invasion on Erato, police say

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A man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly intruded into his ex-girlfriend’s Erato Street home and threatened her with a knife, New Orleans police said. Jabari Walters, 29, used a stolen key to get into the victim’s home in the 2400 block of Erato Street (behind Simon Bolivar Avenue) shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. [...]

Danae Columbus: Celebrate Allen Toussaint’s “Legacy of Caring” on Sunday night

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Sr. Jane Remson, O’Carm, has devoted her entire life to serving the community. Descended from a line of hearty Germans who brewed Jax Beer and owned Frey Meats, Remson took her vows right out of Mt. Carmel Academy as an expression of her faith. A trained medical technologist who opened hospital laboratories in the Philippines [...]

Woman attacked with mace in St. Charles Avenue robbery; purse snatchings reported on Freret and Carondelet, police say

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A woman was robbed Monday evening on St. Charles Avenue by assailants who sprayed her with mace and hit her in the head, and another women had her purse taken by a group of four people in cases earlier in the afternoon Freret Street, New Orleans police said. Around 6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, a [...]

Musician James Andrews formally withdraws from state House special election; four candidates remain

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Jazz musician James Andrews formally filed his notice Monday to withdraw from the special election for Helena Moreno’s seat in the House of Representatives on Monday, leaving four remaining candidates to compete in the March 24 election. Andrews filed the official notice to withdraw on Monday with the Secretary of State’s office, and his status [...]

Advertiser: Carrollton Boosters set to open Spring Soccer Season

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Beginning this month, Carrollton Boosters will start their Spring Soccer program. This is a recreational, intramural program for boys and girls who were aged 3-16 as of December 31, 2017. The program consists of the following leagues: U-4 Co-Ed, U-6 Co-ed, U-8 Boys, U-8 Girls, U-10 Boys, U-10 Girls, U-13 Boys, U-13 Girls, and U-17 [...]

Danil Faust makes final contender for Helena Moreno’s seat in state House of Representatives

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Danil Faust, a French Quarter bartender who has made two previous bids for public office, filed paperwork Friday afternoon to run for the state House of Representatives seat to be vacated by Helena Moreno, bringing the official qualifying period to a close. The field for the race at the close of the qualifying period stands [...]

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