Four separate robberies were reported on Robert, Willow, St. Andrew and LaSalle streets on Saturday and Sunday nights, New Orleans police said Monday morning. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, two men — one in his 40s, and one in his 50s — were walking in the 1900 block of St. Andrew Street (near O.C. [...]
A teenage boy was shot in the back Sunday night on Toledano Street, New Orleans police said. The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was near Toledano and South Roman streets around 9:15 p.m. when he was shot in the back, according to the initial NOPD report. He was taken to the hospital for surgery, but no [...]
Economists cast doubt on the work of UNO's Hospitality Research Center. For the first time, OPSB denies industrial tax exemption. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal rules for The Lens in public records suit.
Producer and host Tom Wright talks to a local climate scientist about global warming and what it means for Louisiana. Attorney Scott Sternberg discusses The Lens' fake subpoena public records suit.
Bollinger Algiers wanted a tax break on a capital project.
Two people were robbed at gunpoint near St. Charles Avenue and Lowerline Street on Thursday evening, New Orleans police said. The victims, a man and a woman both in their late 20s, were near the intersection shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 11) when they were confronted by a man with a gun demanding their [...]
A new traffic signal will be installed on South Broad Street at Gravier Street — between the New Orleans Police Department headquarters and Criminal District Court — as part of the ongoing work on the street. The new signal is part of the larger $1 million Broad Street Infrastructure Improvement project, which will require reducing [...]
A man was arrested Thursday after allegedly shooting another driver in a road-rage incident on the Pontchartrain Expressway, police said. Shortly before noon Thursday, the two drivers were both headed toward the Westbank on the Pontchartrain Expressway near the Carondelet Street onramp, according to NOPD spokesman Gary Scheets. “As the two drivers headed toward the [...]
Why New Orleanians get all het up over their hot coffee.
The decision will leave the city without an alternative school for elementary and middle school students.
Economists who spoke to The Lens say a UNO economic impact study on short-term rentals appears to have been prepared to benefit the industry. When it comes to impact reports, that is not uncommon. UNO refused to provide the data behind the report or a larger report on tourism in New Orleans.
Investigators have identified a man believed to have robbed an acquaintance at gunpoint last week on St. Thomas Street, and detectives are now hoping the public can help locate him, New Orleans police said. Tony Gaines, 48, is wanted on an armed-robbery charge in connection with an armed robbery Friday, Oct. 5, near the intersection [...]
In a fiery speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Gold Star father Khizr Khan talked about falling in love with the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. A Pakistani immigrant whose son Army Captain Humayun Khan was killed in Iraq in 2004, Khan offered to lend Donald Trump his copy so Trump could [...]
Appeals court affirms 2017 ruling in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Cannizzaro's office has partially complied with that ruling.
Police say they found no evidence of a crime, and no charges were filed. The teacher repeated the allegations in a resignation email several days after the incident.
A man was injured Tuesday evening in an exchange of gunfire on Delachaise Street, New Orleans police said. The victim, a 20-year-old man, got into an argument with another person around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the 2200 block of Delachaise Street (near Loyola Street), according to the initial NOPD report. The dispute escalated [...]
Under an executive order, local taxing authorities like school boards can vote to keep their portion of taxes.
A man riding his bicycle on Perrier Street was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, New Orleans police said. The victim, a man on his 50s, was bicycling in the 4900 block of Perrier Street (near Upperline) shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, when he was confronted by people in a black four-door vehicle, according [...]
Students, faculty, staff, and parents at Ben Franklin High School will open the school’s gates on Thursday, Oct. 11, and greet prospective students and their families from across New Orleans for an up-close look at the Ben Franklin experience. “Our students love to offer a one-on-one guided tour for each visitor, discovering where their interests are, what inspires [...]
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