A request to demolish a General Pershing Street home to build a small parking lot just off Magazine Street was unanimously rejected by a city panel Monday afternoon after sparking a heated protest by nearby neighbors.
Emerson and Son — which will sell musical instruments, vinyl records and vintage collectibles at 8725 Oak Street — is holding its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 1), according to the Oak Street merchants’ association blog.
A woman was killed and three other people were injured in a shooting following an argument early Saturday on South Roman Street in the Hoffman Triangle area, police said.
Shantell Johnson robbed the bicyclist of his cash and credit cards during the Nov. 9 incident at Chestnut and General Taylor, according to a report from NOPD Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy. Police are now investigating whether Johnson was also responsible for a similar case in the Treme area.
Johnson is charged with a single count of armed robbery, jail records show.
A Tulane University student faces a charge of operating a clandestine meth laboratory that carries with it a mandatory sentence of between five and 15 years in prison, authorities said.
A corner store in west Carrollton was held up at gunpoint Thursday morning, and the gunman demanded cash from both the register and the store manager, according to the initial police report.
The former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital campus at State and Tchoupitoulas is worth $20.9 million and continuing to deteriorate, far less than the $35 million the Jindal administration budgeted for the sale to raise for health-care funds, according to a report by Michelle Millhollon of the Advocate’s Capitol Bureau. Children’s Hospital officials are continuing their negotiations with the state to acquire the site, while state Rep. Neil Abramson said he hopes it can be used to restore mental-health services to the New Orleans area.
By Dana Kaplan
Friends, we are on the final leg of our campaign for City Council District B. Election Day is Saturday, December 8th, and I encourage everyone to vote and make their voice heard.
This campaign began when a group of concerned citizens, small business owners, and community leaders got together to make sure the voices of real people would be represented on the City Council. This small group convinced me to run for the recently vacated District B council seat and do what no other candidate had done in modern history—to earn my place on the ballot through a petition.
The International School of Louisiana is now down to two primary options to create more space for students at its Camp Street campus: placing modular buildings on the campus, or leasing space at a nearby building on Thalia Street.
Prosecutors said that there was not enough evidence to move forward with a September burglary charge against Trent Mackey that his attorneys had vigorously criticized last month, but that they are aggressively pursuing an armed robbery charge from July, according to our partners at WWL-TV. Mackey attorney Richard Kohnke said Tuesday that the burglary arrest should never have occurred, and that any involvement by Mackey in it was “an utter fabrication” by NOPD detectives.
Telly Hankton refused to participate in the video teleconference, which was held because of security concerns surrounding the notorious prisoner, reports Brendan McCarthy and our partners at WWL-TV. Hankton is being held on federal racketeering charges as part of an indictment that could ultimately lead to the death penalty.
To the casual observer, it might be surprising how often a 69-year-old banker from Shreveport who served as the Republican governor of Louisiana agreed Tuesday night with a Tulane professor of African-American studies who hosts a weekend show on the left-leaning cable news network MSNBC.
But for those familiar with the easy rapport between former Gov. Buddy Roemer and Melissa Harris-Perry and the respect each has for the other’s independence of thought, wide agreements between the two were to be expected. Instead, it was the sharp, heartfelt disagreement between the two that came as a shock — and it came on an issue both are heavily personally involved in, education in Louisiana.
Leaders of the International School of Louisiana will discuss their current options for finding more space for students at their Camp Street campus at Wednesday evening’s meeting of the school board.
Starting Wednesday (Nov. 28), another stretch of Claiborne Avenue in the Carrollton area will be reduced to two lanes until at least March of next year as a new underground drainage canal is built under the neutral ground, officials announced today.