A dump trailer was stolen in the Freret neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. On Feb. 12, at 2:27 p.m., the victim’s black, 2013 Big Tex dump trailer bearing Louisiana license plate # J580217 was stolen from the intersection of Cadiz and LaSalle streets. The dark pickup truck was used during the theft. Anyone [...]
New Orleans police are searching for a suspect in connection with a package theft from an Irish Channel front porch. The incident occurred Feb. 19 around 4 p.m. A vehicle was seen stopping in front of a residence in the 500 block of Fourth Street. A man was seen getting out of the vehicle, approaching [...]
New Orleans police are investigating an incident of cellphone snatching in an Uptown neighborhood. On Feb. 20 at 7:36 p.m., a Tulane student was walking on Plum Street when she crossed Broadway and observed three male bicyclists. One of the men broke away from the group and rode up behind her. He snatched her cellphone [...]
George Short was sentenced to 20 years last week for the killing of a man in Central City in 2014. Short, 43, averted his scheduled murder trial and potential life sentence on Feb. 20 by entering into a plea agreement as potential jurors lined up outside the courtroom of Criminal District Judge Arthur Hunter, District [...]
The final week of the Carnival season opens with the Ancient Druids, a highly secretive all-male krewe that presents a parade with old-line elegance, and the Krewe of Nyx, an exuberant all-female krewe that has grown exponentially to become the newest superkrewe. The two krewes are known for taking jabs at each other with their [...]
The lockdown was lifted and police are investigating.
A representative of the Chinese-based chemical giant assured parish planning commissioners Monday that its planned isocyanate plant in Convent would provide hundreds of new direct and indirect jobs and would be managed safely. But some members of the public offering were not having it.
Participation is voluntary, but some New Orleans charter school leaders say they want to coordinate days off when possible to ease the burden on parents with children in multiple schools.
New Orleans police officers have arrested a teenager accused of trying to steal cellphones Monday on and near Magazine Street. Police say Robert Hughes, 18, tried to take a cellphone from 28-year-old man in the 1900 block of Magazine Street as the victim was using it on Feb. 25 about 11 a.m. When the victim [...]
A boat and trailer were stolen Sunday in the Fontainebleau neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The incident occurred Feb. 24 at 3:53 a.m. near Fern Street and Neron Place. It was captured by a security camera and can be viewed here. The victim’s white 22-foot Key West 216 Bay Boat with a bue [...]
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With a theme of “Are we there yet?”, the Krewe of ALLA closed out the first weekend of parades on the Uptown route on Sunday morning.
The Krewe of King Arthur hosted its own celebration of movies on Sunday morning, rolling on the Uptown route with the theme of “And the Arthur Goes to…”
The Krewe of Carrollton explored the “Treasures of the Sea” on Saturday morning as their parade rolled on the Uptown route.
The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale celebrated the world of children’s stories from classics to today’s cartoons as it opened the Uptown parade route on Sunday morning with floats like Pinocchio, the Flintstones and others.
The first Uptown parade weekend closes out today with a full slate of four crowd-pleasing parades. The National Weather Service predicts perfect parade conditions: sunny with a high near 66 degrees. Femme Fatale Established in 2013, the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale presents one of Uptown’s newest parades. This year’s grand marshals are Grammy-winning singer [...]
The Krewe of Pygmalion presented a celebration of its home state Saturday night, closing out the second day of Uptown parades with “Louisiana’s Bounty.”
The Knights of Sparta gave Uptown parade-goers a tour of the world on Saturday night, only to remind them at each stop that the real attraction was Sparta’s throws.
The Krewe of Freret made a variety of sarcastic allusions to the New Orleans Saints’ playoff loss as they rolled on the Uptown route, with float titles such as “Carnival No Call,” “Reffed out in the Cold” and “Where the Blind Refs Are.”
The Krewe of Choctaw paraded Saturday morning on the Uptown route, dedicating each of their floats to prominent former members.