A 13-year-old boy was robbed of $20 in the Milan area mid-day on Saturday, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim was counting his money as he was walking in the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue, near Carondelet Street, on Saturday at 11:42 a.m., the police report states, when a man walked up from [...]
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a double shooting in Central City on Saturday night in which one of the victims has died. According to the police report, a white car pulled up to an apartment building in the 2800 block of Magnolia Street at about 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Someone in [...]
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Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Piper D. Griffin on Friday ruled that the New Orleans City Council violated the […]
The 2019 Perfect Gentlemen’s Father’s Day second-line is set for Sunday, June 16. This year, the Perfect Women, Unexpected Rebels and Brothers of Change will be second-lining with the group. The Perfect Gentlemen parades twice annually so the group can honor the city’s fathers with a Father’s Day second-line. The social aid and pleasure club [...]
We hear from a Kennedy High School senior who still doesn't know if she graduated. Plus, a plan for ending cash bail. And a new budget crisis for public defenders in New Orleans.
The agreement comes after a two-year civil rights lawsuit against Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell over how he was setting bail.
An armed cellphone snatching was reported in Central City on Thursday. At about 3 p.m. at South Liberty Street and Martin Luther King Drive, a man asked the victim, a 24-year-old male, if he could sit inside of his car to get out of the heat. The car owner complied. The man then tried to [...]
The plaintiffs said the use of paid actors in meetings aggravated the violations. Judge Piper Griffin ruled for the city in a second, related lawsuit.
The Louisiana Landmarks Society, which promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy and operation of the Pitot House, has announced the sites selected for its 2019 New Orleans’ Nine Most Endangered list. Two Uptown buildings were listed on Louisiana Landmarks Society’s list: the McDonogh 7 building on 1111 Milan St. and a three-story Greek Revival building [...]
A woman was robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning on St. Charles Avenue in the Lower Garden District, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim, 36, was getting out of her car in the 1700 block of St. Charles at 2:23 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, when she was approached by two men, the [...]
Local and national real estate developers are excited by this week’s announcement that the former Brown’s Dairy complex — just uptown of the Pontchartrain Expressway and one block off St. Charles Avenue — is now for sale. According to listing agent Matthew Eaton of Re/Max, this 200,000-square-foot parcel presents the largest infill development opportunity to [...]
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After nearly a year of delays due to low water pressure issues, the district is giving up on microbe-removing filters and focusing on lead removal.
New Orleans police officers are searching for a custom-made cargo bicycle that was reported stolen from the 1400 block of Monroe Street in the Leonidas neighborhood. The victim told police that she last observed the bicycle in the yard of her home the morning of June 2. Upon returning home around 7:30 p.m. the same [...]
The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a suspect in a business burglary and negligent arson Sunday on South Carrollton Avenue in the Hollygrove area. The incident occurred Sunday, June 9, at 8:27 a.m. in the 3400 block of South Carrollton Avenue. A stolen black Mazda pickup was used to smash the front of [...]
The suspect in an armed robbery of a driver at a gas pump Tuesday evening was arrested while playing video poker, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Police apprehended Stephen West, 40, in the robbery of a 23-year-old woman who was inside her car in the 2000 block of South Claiborne Avenue. At 6:38 p.m. [...]
from the City of New Orleans Today (June 12), the City of New Orleans announced the award of $12.5 Million in grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program. Those dollars will fund the elevation of more than 50 pre-identified homes in New Orleans that have experienced repeated and [...]
How New Orleans' system of financing courts feeds on the poor.
Only highest-risk defendants would be jailed under the plan. Judges would impose $1 bail for crimes that require cash bail under state law. The group says the proposal would save the city millions in funding for the jail.