The call turned out to be a hoax: the resident of the house emerged to tell officers she was fine and unharmed, and mystified who would make such a call or why. But her daughter, who studies Internet harassment across the country, believes the prank was directed at her as part of a new but quickly growing form of of online abuse spreading dangerously into real life.
An 11-year-old boy armed with a BB gun was arrested shortly after a robbery Wednesday morning just off Carrollton Avenue, but investigators believe he was not involved in the ongoing rash of armed robberies nearby, New Orleans police said.
A man and woman walking a dog near Audubon Park were confronted at gunpoint Tuesday night by armed assailants on a spree of what is now four robberies in the neighborhoods near the Carrollton corridor, police say.
All the events associated with Bike to Work Week in New Orleans — including a planned meetup this morning from a variety of locations in Uptown, Mid-City and elsewhere — have been postponed by a week because of the rain, organizers said.
The Orleans Parish School Board may postpone the planned auction of the historic Carrollton courthouse to give neighborhood activists time to research other options for it.
The Rosa Keller library in Broadmoor will host a reading and book signing tonight (Monday, April 13) with two New Orleans authors who were awarded the 2014 Library Choice Awards for fiction and non-fiction.
More than 2,000 homes and businesses in the Carrollton area are without power Monday morning amid heavy downpours that could persist throughout the week, officials said.
New Orleans police are investigating a homicide on General Ogden Street in west Carrollton, authorities said.
After 18 years in an assuming little building on South Carrollton Avenue, chef “Nino” Bongiorno plans to close his doors there for the final time at the end of next month.
“Everyone knows me, and everyone cries,” Bongiorno said of word about his plans to close getting out. But fans of Nino’s chicken marsala and red wine still have reason to dry their eyes — Bongiorno said that after a short break, he plans to currently seek a new location in the Warehouse District or possibly Freret Street.
After years of trying to find a new purpose for the flooded Our Lady of Lourdes church on Napoleon Avenue, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has decided to place the majestic building up for sale to a buyer that can be a good neighbor to the Catholic school next door.