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A 60-year-old man has died as a result of “blunt force injuries” following an incident earlier this month on St. Charles Avenue, the Orleans Parish Coroner said Monday morning.
A man was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night of his pickup truck by a group of seven assailants on Second Street, New Orleans police said.
The water has been determined safe to drink for most of New Orleans, except for the New Orleans East area, so the boil-water notice is no longer necessary, officials announced.
After cancelling school for three days in a row, Lusher Charter School officials are trying to decide how to make up for the lost instructional time prior to crucial upcoming state and college-entrance testing.
The water pressure in New Orleans rose enough overnight that officials are able to begin testing it for contamination, but residents should continue to boil water and drink bottled water until that testing process is complete, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said late Friday morning.
Republicans in Louisiana and around the country are in a celebratory mood this week as they applaud what they see as President Donald Trump’s many successes and look to the future. Ardent supporters call Trump’s America First policy “forceful and transactional” and declare 2017 was the best first year ever for a U.S. president.
Local Republican elected officials including members of the Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee celebrated at OPREC’s annual fundraiser Thursday night at the American Sector. Former RNC Chairman and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is the special guest at Saturday’s Louisiana Elephant Gala where Congressman Steve Scalise will be honored. Finally, President Trump and First Lady Melania are also celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary this weekend.
The unusual period of freezing weather in New Orleans has put so much strain on the New Orleans water system that residents need to refrain from using water when it all possible until the emergency boil water notice can be lifted, though the electrical system is expected to be able to handle the load, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other officials said late Thursday morning.
One man was robbed at the Jackson Avenue bus stop on South Claiborne Avenue on Wednesday morning, and a teen was shot in the face on Jackson Avenue later that afternoon, New Orleans police said.
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The freezing weather that covered much of New Orleans in a thin layer of crunchy ice overnight continued Wednesday morning, and officials urged residents to minimize their driving and take other precautions as schools and businesses remained closed.
Among another blast of unusually cold weather, forecasters are predicting a possibility of snow as part of the below-freezing temperatures expected in New Orleans Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.