An unidentified woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon in a garbage can in an alleyway that runs behind several homes on Danneel Street in Central City, New Orleans police say.
Construction on Napoleon Avenue may have cost Uptown’s annual blues festival both its Magazine Street location and its name this year, but the rechristened Second District Blues Fest still maintains its lineup of top local performers and its purpose of supporting Uptown police officers.
Less than two months ago, the weeds in the vacant lot the corner of Foucher and South Saratoga Street grew as high as the shoulders of the police officers who gathered there for an anti-crime march following the second of three fatal shootings there this year.
Today, the overgrowth is gone, replaced by construction workers preparing the site for a collection of new homes that will be placed on the market early next year for approximately $2 million. The developer of the property, Bo Pennington, and the long-suffering neighbors hope for an even more dramatic transformation: that of one of Uptown New Orleans’ most violent spots into a new nexus for neighborhood revitalization.
After eluding police for more than a year, the suspect in an execution-style murder on Prytania Street was arrested late last month on the highway in rural Georgia.
The most recent in a rash of robberies at businesses along South Claiborne Avenue hit the new Subway restaurant on Tuesday evening, New Orleans police said.
Members of the Faubourg Avart Neighborhood Association will meet Thursday evening to discuss issues relating to drainage, streets and the new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, organizers announced.
NOPD Commander Paul Noel — who led the NOPD Special Victims Unit prior to his appointment to the Uptown-based Second District — has been named the leader of a task force to re-investigate sex cases ignored by detectives since his departure and recommend new policies to reform the unit, officials announced Tuesday.
An intimate, European-style “speakeasy” serving wine, cocktails and a few French hors d’oeuvres is planned for a blighted building on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District, the owners told neighbors on Monday night.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has announced a $2,500 reward for information in the fire that destroyed a New Orleans political consultant’s cars and heavily damaged his home earlier this month.
Actor John C. Reilly will reign as Bacchus XLVI in a Feb. 5 parade themed around children’s stories, the superkrewe announced.
A magistrate judge agreed Monday to lower the bond for the alleged driver in a fatal crash on Magazine Street so that he can return to work while awaiting trial on a charge of vehicular homicide.
Two businesses on South Claiborne Avenue — a dollar store and an auto-parts store — were robbed at gunpoint Sunday, New Orleans police said, and investigators have released surveillance photos of dollar-store robbery in hopes of identifying a suspect.
There’s an old joke that “NOPD” stands for “Not Our Problem, Dude.” When it comes to investigating sex crimes, alas, it’s simply the reality of the situation.
A report from the New Orleans Office of the Inspector General released this past week showed that the NOPD is essentially ignoring the vast majority of sex crimes. The OIG report studied 1,290 sex crime incidents from 2011 to 2013 assigned to five detectives (almost a third of the 16 detectives in the Special Victims Section). Of those, only 179, or 14%, included a supplemental report reflecting that the claim had been properly investigated.
“Nothing is changing as far as the process we’re going through for this year,” said school CEO Kathy Riedlinger.
Although the main activities of the New Orleans Book Festival are moving to City Park this year, the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra will still perform its annual outdoor concert kicking off the festival tonight (Friday, Nov. 14) at Latter Library on St. Charles Avenue.
A Fern Street resident shot and killed an apparently unarmed man in his front yard on Thursday morning, and investigators are still trying to determine what led to the shooting, New Orleans police said.
Nearly one in five women experience some sort of sexual assault while in college, and their assailants in 90 percent of those cases are someone they already know, according to a Loyola University researcher.
With Greek life playing such a central role in the social culture at both Tulane and Loyola universities — even providing what officials described as the setting for some of those attacks — would shutting down the fraternity system reduce sexual assault on campus?
Musician Kermit Ruffins will headline a free fundraiser Thursday evening for the Kingsley House in the Lower Garden District.