The Advance Auto Parts on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed of merchandise at knifepoint on Wednesday morning, New Orleans police said.
A man was shot Wednesday afternoon on Danneel Street at the edge of Central City, New Orleans police said.
After two homicides so far this year just blocks apart in the nearby Milan neighborhood, members of the Delachaise Neighborhood Association decided Tuesday night to begin exploring the idea of a tax-funded security and improvement district to pay for extra police patrols.
The Young Lawyers’ Section of the New Orleans Bar Association will sponsor a free legal fair Saturday in Carrollton, the group announced.
Wealthy entrepreneur and world traveler Frank Scurlock, who recently submitted one of the failed bids to redevelop the Six Flags site, is a strong contender the most unconventional candidate to announce for mayor in this cycle. Some even call Scurlock “the Rodney Fertel” of 2017.
Fertel was the husband of the late restaurateur Ruth Fertel who founded the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse chain. He ran for mayor in 1969 with one campaign promise — to acquire a pair of gorillas for the Audubon Zoo. Fertel became known as the “The Gorilla Man” and was memorialized in the book The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steakby his son philanthropist Randy Fertel.
Thirty people were left without a home Wednesday evening after a fire on Cambronne Street in a building that the New Orleans Fire Department said lacked a working smoke alarm, authorities said.
Eleanor McMain Secondary School should be converted into a charter school and governed by the growing InspireNOLA charter network, and Mahalia Jackson Elementary School should be closed in 2018, based on new recommendations by the Orleans Parish School Board.
A man was shot to death Wednesday evening near Freret and Peniston streets in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
The building that was home to Cafe Freret for 11 years until the end of 2015 is now undergoing structural renovations as its owner seeks a new restaurateur to take over the space.