U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise faced his three Democratic challengers on Monday night in the first and thus far only debate of the fall Congressional elections, defending President Trump’s controversial tariffs against their criticisms of lost Louisiana jobs and explaining his ongoing opposition to new gun laws even after being shot.
After years of requests from Carrollton neighborhood leaders and accessibility advocates, city officials are now considering allocating a half-million dollars to make Nix Library wheelchair-accessible with a new lift at the front entrance.
One man was shot in a home invasion in Central City, and another man was shot in on Delachaise Street, New Orleans police said.
Two members of the New Orleans City Council — Joe Giarrusso III, who represents District A, and Jason Williams, elected by the city at large — will meet with Carrollton neighborhood activists and residents next week for a discussion of the upcoming city budget process and priorities.
Union Ramen has received the final approval it needed in order to open inside the large Magazine Street building that formerly housed Jim Russell Rare Records.
A 16-year-old girl died Tuesday from gunshot wounds she suffered during a shooting earlier this month at Conrad Park in Hollygrove, and investigators have arrested two juveniles suspects on murder charges, New Orleans police said.
When Mayor LaToya Cantrell addressed the Bureau of Governmental Research on Tuesday, she was quick to talk about her desire to add currently exempt property to the tax rolls while also re-distributing other tax dollars that are generated in New Orleans, especially those collected by the tourism industry. Even though the City Council recently proposed new millage to support senior citizens, Cantrell told the packed house that New Orleans could not tax our way into prosperity and has been clear that a budget shortfall of at least $24 million is anticipated for 2019.
The charges accusing three Marines and a ROTC cadet of raping a Tulane student and her friend at her university-area apartment will not be prosecuted, according to our partners at WWL-TV.
After an extensive renovation to restore a Terpsichore Street home just off St. Charles Avenue, the owners are now hoping to attain a light commercial zoning so that it could be used for an office or studio, they told neighbors this week.
The controversial proposal to convert a vacant warehouse at the edge of the Lower Garden District into a venue for an immersive-theater experience called “The Fallen Saint” will be deferred by the City Council again until their October meeting, officials said.
A man wearing the distinctive pants of a restaurant chef threatened to rob a Magazine Street business last week, but instead simply walked around inside and then left, and investigators are now hoping the public can help locate him, New Orleans police said.
The Uptown-based Second District of the New Orleans Police Department has moved into its new building on Broadway Street in Gert Town, leaving its century-old former headquarters now vacant.
All 24 members of the Audubon Commission must now be residents of New Orleans and appointed by the mayor under any circumstances, the New Orleans City Council decided this month — leading to the resignation of at least one member and growing calls for the commission to broaden its diversity by adding representation from more neighborhoods across the city.
By Nicholas Reimann for UptownMessenger.com
It may still be over a month to Halloween, but the NOLA Horror Film Fest is set to bring in some scares a little earlier as it opens for its eighth annual event Thursday at the Prytania Theatre.