New Orleans police investigators have no evidence to believe that the report of a recent home-invasion on Pine Street is connected in any way to a previous incident on Broadway Street, in part because the victim herself has such an uncertain recollection of what actually happened to her, authorities said this week.
What are the two M’s (Mitch and Marlin) fighting about now? We hear it’s FEMA dollars originally designated for Templeman II. Sheriff Marlin Gusman technically has them. Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants them.
Both Landrieu and Gusman are smart, well-educated, strong-willed but obstinate elected officials, each used to getting his own way. By not endorsing former Sheriff Charles Foti two years ago, Landrieu paved the way for Gusman’s re-election and this current issue.
A teenage boy was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to rob a man at gunpoint last week on Napoleon Avenue near Freret Street, and investigators say he had only been free for a single day after his last arrest for two armed robberies on Napoleon and Magazine in April.
Sections of both Constance and Prytania streets will have low-water pressure on Wednesday, the city of New Orleans announced.
A former rental home on Soniat Street that may have origins dating back nearly to the Civil War is likely to be torn down and replaced with new construction, but a request for a similar project on Annunciation Street split the city panel overseeing demolitions Monday.
A woman standing on Oleander Street just off South Carrollton was hit by a truck and killed overnight, New Orleans police said Saturday morning.
Two men were killed and two women were injured in three shootings in a series of violent outbreaks in Hollygrove and Central City over four hours Thursday evening, New Orleans police said.
A facility that served the children and families of the Milan neighborhood for decades on Peniston Street until Hurricane Katrina is now finally nearing its reopening, 10 years after the storm, officials said.
Starting Monday, drivers attempting to pass through Magazine Street’s intersection with Jefferson Avenue will be guided by a “phased” signal that alternates between Uptown and Downtown-bound traffic, the Sewerage & Water Board announced.
Traffic lanes will be shifted on Magazine Street at Louisiana Avenue for much of the remainder of the week as a new water line is installed in preparation for the major drainage canal construction on the corridor, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans said.
The long-shuttered Priestley campus on Leonidas Street will see its first signs of life this summer when Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans begins some groundskeeping work at the site, in anticipation of using it as its first school-bus pickup and dropoff point next year.
“The neighborhood will begin seeing some things start to happen this week,” said CEO Keith Bartlett.
A 37-year-old man was shot to death Monday afternoon on the porch of a General Ogden Street home in west Carrollton, New Orleans police said.
A 58-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon after stabbing another man with a pocket knife during an argument on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans police said.