The man retreated into the fountain in the park before he was arrested on charges of trespassing, simple criminal damage to property and disturbing the peace, and experts say the case speaks yet again to a dangerous lack of resources in New Orleans to treat the mentally ill.
Separate proposals for a Mexican restaurant in Broadmoor and a commercial kitchen for catering operations in Carrollton found themselves facing frustrated neighbors and hesitant officials during a City Planning meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
A South Claiborne Avenue pedestrian was killed Monday when a dump truck crashed into a building and turned over, and emergency workers closed the downtown-bound side of the busy street to traffic near Martin Luther King Boulevard as they worked to clear the wreckage.
A chef at a popular Mid-City eatery hopes to open her own Mexican restaurant in Broadmoor, but first she will need to obtain commercial zoning for a former Broad Street drug store that neighbors have long fought to keep residential.
By Lauren Saizan for UptownMessenger.com
The Freret Street Neighborhood Center has been taken over by monsters, witches and creatures that are one of a kind.
This is all in preparation for the upcoming Freret Neighborhood Center’s Halloween Party held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 — this year at a new location, All Nations Fellowship at 2524 Napoleon Ave. Costumes are being collected for the children in the neighborhood who cannot afford one, said Yasin Southall, Freret Neighborhood Center community organizer.
A 27-year-old man was shot to death Sunday afternoon on Washington Avenue in Central City, New Orleans police said.
After a man found an object in the garage of a Riverbend home on Friday afternoon that resembled a World War II explosive, New Orleans police closed the surrounding streets to secure the object.
The New Orleans Police lieutenant charged with leading investigations in the Uptown-based Second District was promoted this week to commander and charged with leading the city’s crime lab.
Audubon Charter School is moving its annual Fall Fête off-campus to Danneel Park on St. Charles Avenue on Saturday, and the “Hallow-Oui” will feature a full lineup of musicians, food and games.
The boarded-up LeRoux banquet hall on Louisiana Avenue was damaged after catching fire Thursday afternoon, New Orleans firefighters said.
The Rosa Keller library in Broadmoor will host the inaugural New Orleans Chess Fest on Saturday.
Two women carjacked a driver at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon in the Lower Garden District, then led police on a chase into Central City, where they crashed and were arrested after trying to escape on foot, New Orleans police said.
Despite the drama that has surrounded the race for incumbent Judge Frank Marullo’s seat, the election itself may serve as a referendum on the operations of the Orleans Parish Courthouse, which Marullo defended as both efficient and transparent against criticisms from challengers Graham Bosworth and Marie Williams in a voters’ forum Wednesday night.