The poster commemorating the newly formed Krewe of Loup Garou’s inaugural march this Saturday through the Irish Channel places three children shielded only by parasols opposite the infamous Cajun creature of the night — simultaneously capturing the spirit of the neighborhood, the beloved civic leader the parade will memorialize and the goal of the event’s fundraising effort in her honor.
Commander Shaun Ferguson will return to lead the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District, where he has previously held several leadership roles as an investigator, officials announced Wednesday morning.
Low water pressure is expected next week on Jefferson Avenue and Liberty Street so a new water line can be installed, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
A man in his late 70s was carjacked on Lowerline Street in the Carrollton-university area, two people were robbed at gunpoint on South Salcedo Street and another man was robbed on St. Andrew Street in the Lower Garden District overnight, New Orleans police said Sunday morning.
A business on Washington Avenue in Gert Town was robbed at gunpoint by a man seeking a check Tuesday afternoon, and two separate robberies were reported on Dryades Street and St. Charles Avenue later in the evening, New Orleans police said.
A man in his 30s was injured Tuesday evening in a shooting on Hamilton Street, investigators have identified the gunman and have a warrant for his arrest, New Orleans police said.
Repairs to fire hydrants around the Carrollton area is expected cause low water pressure early this week in the Riverbend and in Hollygrove, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
A man was wounded in a shooting on Washington Avenue along the edge of Broadmoor on Sunday night, New Orleans police said.
On a Thursday in late November, the entire indomitable city of New Orleans recoiled in shared horror at security video of a young medical student collapsed on the sidewalk just off Magazine Street, clutching his bleeding torso, as a hooded assailant stood over him with a gun aimed at his head. The film’s dreadful silence only amplified the menace as the gunman apparently tried to squeeze the trigger, twice, to finish off his already-incapacitated victim, giving up only when a mechanical mercy intervened and the gun refused to fire.
Two nights later, Bunny Friend park in the Ninth Ward — its almost comically benign name a memorial to a teen who died in an accident in the 1920s — became the scene of the city’s next headline-grabbing gun battle. A block party and planned music-video shoot were rent apart by a hail of gunfire, leaving 17 people wounded, and at least a half dozen people have been named as suspects as investigators try to piece together how the celebration turned to chaos.
The bloodshed continued the following weekend, when more young men’s lives would be claimed around some of the city’s most best-known places: 26-year-old Brandon Robinson killed on Bourbon Street, 19-year-old Richad Dowell on Canal Street and 19-year-old Devin Johnson near the newly opened Lafitte Greenway.
And yet, city officials continue to insist that the struggle against violent crime in New Orleans has made significant strides in recent years, and many measurements as well as newly-published academic studies back them up. But if things are getting better, why does the carnage still insist on making its way onto playgrounds, green spaces and tourist thoroughfares? If the violence is the work of a relatively small group of people, why are they so hard to stop?
Property owners near the construction of major new drainage canals across Uptown New Orleans are asking a judge to intervene in the management of the project contracts, seeking an end to the interminable delays, they announced Friday morning.
A former member of the New Orleans City Council, a high ranking NOPD officer and several uptown residents are among those who have told us that they were polled last weekend regarding Mayor Landrieu’s favorabilty and a possible third term campaign. Based on poll results, which have not been released, could Landrieu test the “3T” waters after the City Council’s expected vote today to remove several monuments?