Welcome once again to the Week in Review. And it certainly has been a week. Let’s review it. We’ve got […]
New Orleans Police are investigating a shooting that hit a man in the arm Friday afternoon on Toledano Street, authorities said. The shooting was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the 2100 block of Toledano Street, said NOPD spokesman Gary Scheets. “One male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the arm,” Scheets [...]
The Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee — which oversees demolition requests in a swath of Uptown from Hollygrove to Central City, essentially all of Uptown not governed by historic districts — has been reauthorized for another year. In 2016, the City Council chose to move many of the Uptown neighborhoods along the river and most [...]
A real-estate agent from Baton Rouge was indicted Thursday on a murder charge in the beating death of a 60-year-old man on St. Charles Avenue, Orleans Parish prosecutors said. Garrett Ward, 25, will face a charge of second-degree murder in the Jan. 6 death of 60-year-old Arnold Jackson, nearly two weeks after Ward allegedly attacked [...]
In a November letter, DA said file review could take “as long as six months.” Spokesman says that was an estimate, not a deadline.
A woman was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon on Felicity Street in Central City, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, a woman in her 20s was getting out of her vehicle in the 2400 block of Felicity Street (near South Robertson) when a man approached from behind and drew a [...]
Allowing the fast-food outlet would open the door to more of same.
Who among us isn’t frustrated by the time and money wasted because the Louisiana Legislature cannot pass a balanced budget? Though we might be infuriated, we only have to look toward Washington to see much worse. Today House Republicans will grapple with immigration reform in an attempt to come to agreement on at least some [...]
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The Jefferson Parish DA's turned over 92 "DA subpoenas" in response to a public records request from The Lens. The documents date from 2016 and 2017, before DA Paul Connick ended the practice.
The Orleans Parish School Board cast itself as a rescue squad in taking charge of Cypress Academy after the charter […]
Gentilly Messenger, the newest member of the NOLA Messenger family of neighborhood-based news sites serving New Orleans, has been selected for inclusion in a national program designed to accelerate growth for new models of local journalism. The Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers selected Gentilly Messenger and its publisher, Tyree C. Worthy, as one of [...]
After a woman found the severed head of a cat on the sidewalk near Constance and Eleonore streets, both the New Orleans police and the Humane Society of Louisiana are now investigating the incident, authorities said. Victoria Marchante found the head, but not the body, on Friday morning, and appeared to have been placed there [...]
The man who allegedly tried to rob the Wendy’s fast-food restaurant on South Carrollton Avenue this weekend at gunpoint has been identified, and detectives are hoping the public can help locate him, New Orleans police said. Shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, June 1, a man drove a Chevrolet Malibu into the parking lot of the [...]
The owners of the McDonald’s business on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District are seeking the city’s permission for a major reconstruction project, reorganizing the interior and reconfiguring the building on its three lots, according to documents filed with the city. The current building is deemed a nonconforming use, so the reconstruction project requires [...]
Leadership from the NOPD, along with NOFD and EMS, accepted a generous offer of free swim training for New Orleans First Responders at Dryades YMCA Aquatic and Wellness Center on Monday, June 4. In the wake of First District Officer Brian Frank rescuing a driver from flood water under the Carrollton overpass on Friday, May [...]
An alleged teenage home intruder was arrested Saturday afternoon on Dante Street after a violent confrontation; two South Carrollton fast-food restaurants reported robbery incidents, and two other robberies were reported on Tchoupitoulas and Amelia streets over the weekend, New Orleans police said. In the home-invasion, an officer was called to the 1800 block of Dante [...]
The house was moved from the site of the VA hospital, torn down at its new location and then replaced.
A man was shot to death Friday evening on South Derbigny Street, and four other people were injured in three different shootings around the Uptown area later in the weekend, New Orleans police said. The fatal shooting was reported shortly after 7:15 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the 2400 block of South Derbigny Street, according [...]
A 31-year-old man was killed Sunday evening in a crash on Versailles Boulevard, New Orleans police said. The victim “was traveling at a high rate of speed when his vehicle struck a utility pole” in the 50 block of Versailles Boulevard (between South Claiborne and Fontainebleau) shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, according to [...]