Apr 192018
 

A Sixth District task force sergeant stands outside the crime scene marked off at the corner of Camp and Delachaise streets, where a resident was shot in the chest during a carjacking Oct. 2, 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Sandy Kaynor Jr. (via joneswalker.com)

Sandy Kaynor, the attorney who was critically wounded when he was shot in the driveway of his Camp Street home in 2012, has died from his injuries, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Apr 192018
 

Nearly 60 short-term rental licenses have been issued to units in the commercial 800 Common building in the Central Business District, city records show. (photo by Danae Columbus)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus, opinion columnist

New Orleans residents who are concerned that STRS (short term rentals) are destroying the fabric of their neighborhoods will probably pack the City Council Chambers next Tuesday when the City Planning Commission receives public comment as part of a study commissioned by Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell and the City Council to determine if any modifications are warranted to existing STR regulations. It goes without saying that numerous changes are expected to be recommended. Continue reading »

Apr 182018
 

“Thunder Road” tells the story of a flawed police officer, made worse by the passing of his mother (image courtesy the New Orleans Film Society).

Join the New Orleans Film Society as they present the homecoming of New Orleans native director Jim Cummings’s first feature film “Thunder Road,” which won the Grand Prize in SXSW 2018 and heading to Cannes Film Festival for its international premiere in May. Continue reading »

Apr 182018
 

NOPD are searching for a tan 2006 Subaru Forester with a distinctive bumper sticker carjacked from Dante Street (via NOPD).

A 47-year-old woman’s car was stolen while she was dropping a friend off in the 1800 block of Dante Street late Thursday.

The victim parked her tan 2006 Subaru Forester to drop off a friend around 8:10 p.m. Thursday (April 17). Both women exited the vehicle and walked about 20 feet away, leaving the car running with the keys in the ignition. The victim looked back at her car five minutes later and saw an unknown man in a dark colored hoodie, with the hood up, sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle. Continue reading »

Apr 182018
 

NOPD are investigating a double shooting that killed one man on South Roman Street early Wednesday, April 18.

One man is dead and another person injured after a double shooting on South Roman Street early Wednesday.

New Orleans Police Second District officers responded to shots fired in the 3600 block of South Roman Street around 4:53 a.m. Wednesday, April 18. When officers arrived they found an adult woman who told police she heard two gunshots discovered she had been shot in her finger.

Officers then found an adult man lying face down next to a bicycle in the middle of the street. Continue reading »

Apr 172018
 

Susan Guidry (center) speaks, while Joe Giarrusso III (left) and Gordon McLeod listen during a town hall meeting on short-term rentals Monday night at St. Mary’s Dominican. (photo courtesy of Carrollton Area Network)

Although she has less than a month left in office, District A City Councilwoman Susan Guidry is continuing to advocate for tighter regulations of AirBnB and other short-term rental platforms that she originally sought two years ago — and the incoming class of council members say they are listening to her.


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Apr 162018
 

Incoming Councilman Joe Giarrusso III speaks at a Carrollton neighborhood meeting in December. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Both outgoing District A City Councilwoman Susan Guidry and incoming Councilman Joe Giarrusso III will meet with Carrollton residents tonight to discuss issues relating to short-term rentals. Continue reading »