New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help identifying two women wanted for breaking into a vehicle on Freret Street, authorities said.
Lusher Charter School could be as close to a week away to decision whether to file a lawsuit over a proposed change to state education funding formulas, even after a leading advocate for New Orleans charter schools called the information Lusher is providing to the public “incomplete and wrong.”
Most of Uptown New Orleans between South Claiborne Avenue or Earhart Boulevard and the river should receive historic-district protection against demolitions — with much stricter standards on St. Charles and Carrollton avenues, according to a unanimous recommendation Wednesday night by a committee of residents appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
More than three hours of impassioned arguments by neighbors Wednesday against the Carrollton Boosters’ proposed new soccer complex on The Fly garnered little more from the New Orleans City Council than a promise to provide better advance notice in the future and a scolding for the tenor of some of the complaints about it.
A man driving on Earhart Boulevard was killed Tuesday evening after his car hit a median and crashed into a tree, New Orleans police said.
State legislators should pass a law this year requiring all New Orleans schools – even those still considered to be struggling – to return to local control of the Orleans Parish School board by 2019, effectively ending the Recovery School District’s presence in the city in three years, the head of a prominent charter network said Tuesday night.
“The RSD was always a temporary change agent, and it’s served its purpose,” said Ben Kleban, CEO of the New Orleans College Prep charter network.
The 16-year-old boy found with a gunshot wound to the leg Monday morning on Audubon Street may have been shot during a break-in attempt nearby, New Orleans police say, but no homeowner has thus far admitted to shooting him.
As talks with French educations officials about the prospect of a new high school continue, Lycee Francais is planning to adjust its charter to give admissions priority to children of French citizens, school officials announced Monday night.
Meanwhile, the school is also planning to settle a defamation lawsuit with a former special-education coordinator who was fired in 2012 at the height of the school’s leadership crisis, officials said.
More than 1,600 Entergy customers in the Carrollton and Hollygrove neighborhoods were temporarily without power as a Monday afternoon thunderstorm rolled through the area, utility officials said.
Opposition is becoming more organized to a new Carrollton Boosters soccer complex that would take up part of The Fly recreation area behind Audubon Park, after a prominent neighborhood association voted to express its concern over the project, more than 100 people held a “Save the Fly” rally at the site on Sunday and the controversy is now drawing interest from the City Council.
One man was shot in the hand Sunday evening on Toledano Street, and another man was shot in the leg Monday morning on Audubon Street, New Orleans police said.
Around 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, a man in his late 20s was in the 3900 block of Toledano (between South Dorgenois and South Broad) when he was “flagged down by an unknown suspect who opened fire,” according to the initial NOPD report. The victim was hit in the hand, said NOPD Officer Juan Barnes, a deparmental spokesman.
Around 7:45 a.m. Monday, Barnes said that the NOPD was investigating another shooting, this one in the 3100 block of Audubon Street (just off Earhart Boulevard). In that case, a man was shot in the leg, Barnes said.
Further details were not immediately available in either case. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
What began as an apparent shoplifting at the Stein Mart on Tchoupitoulas Street became an armed robbery Saturday evening when the fleeing suspect drew a gun on a security guard, New Orleans police said.
Low water pressure is expected in a number of Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend as the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans makes repairs to several lines, officials said.
Low water pressure is expected all day Friday around Prytania and Nashville Avenue, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
The man who was killed by Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies Monday evening after fleeing from a run-in with them at the Oakwood mall in Kenner showed at least four gunshot wounds, and New Orleans police are investigating the circumstances around the shooting, authorities said.