A total of four recent robberies around Uptown are now believed to be the work of the same group of suspects, and the phone taken in one case was tracked to the location of a recent rash of shootings just off the Carrollton corridor, New Orleans police said Tuesday.
Development on South Claiborne Avenue has made significant strides in recent years, but more attention is needed to quality-of-life issues of crime, blight, panhandling and litter in order to attract more retail investment to the corridor, City Council members said.
After Lusher Charter School rejected an effort to create a teachers’ union this month, the city’s two newspapers have both published lengthy examinations offering windows into two different aspects of the school — its complex and evolving admissions process, and its controversial longtime leader, Kathy Riedlinger.
A flurry of new polls drew widespread attention this week showing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a dead heat in the general election, but that focus on the Republican and Democratic frontrunners overlooked another key feature of the polls: Americans’ deep dissatisfaction with that choice from the two major parties.
ABC News found that “44 percent say they’d want a third-party candidate to run;” NBC News recorded that 47 percent of registered voters “would consider a third-party candidate;” and CBS News found that between Trump and Clinton, 52 percent of voters “would like other choices.”
Detectives have made connections between two recent robberies — one in west Carrollton, and the other in Fontainebleau — and are hoping the public can help find surveillance video of one of the suspects who was wearing an unusually distinctive hooded sweatshirt, New Orleans police said.
As it continues its year-long project to beautify the fountains of the Lower Garden District, the Coliseum Square Association is launching a new “Live Oak Supper Club” fundraiser starting in June.
Gunfire broke out on Olive Street just off South Carrollton again on Tuesday night — the third shooting in the Carrollton area since the weekend — though no one was injured, New Orleans police said.
Investigators have also released new details about Sunday’s shooting that injured four people outside a Hollygrove club, and are directing patrol officers to pay particular attention to the area amid the likelihood of retaliatory violence.
The rape of an underage girl was reported to officers at the New Orleans Police Department’s Second District station, and investigators are still trying to determine where it happened, authorities said.
A large Magazine Street building heavily damaged in a fire earlier this year has been approved for demolition, but neighbors and City Council members say they intend to remain involved in the rebuilding plans against any large, “big box” style developments in its place.
Meanwhile, a separate request to tear down part of a historic home just off the Freret corridor for a driveway split the City Council and failed amid concerns that the character of the streetscape might be altered for the purposes of an investment property.
Long ago, the law respecting the idea of sanctuary was embedded in British common law. Fugitives would be immune from arrest in sacred places, such as places of worship. You’ve probably seen a movie where some neer-do-well runs into a church with police on his heels and yells “sanctuary,” as though he’s discovered some trump card against getting caught.
However, sanctuary wasn’t quite the unequivocal boon to absconding felons as it would first appear. If he made it inside a church, the fugitive would then have 40 days to surrender to secular authorities or confess their crimes and be subject to forfeiture of their worldly possessions and permanent exile, i.e., “abjure the realm.”
New Orleans police have released surveillance video of a woman being carjacked on Magazine Street Thursday evening in hopes that the public can help identify her attackers, authorities said.
The division that Lusher board members described leading up to this week’s vote on a teacher’s union exploded into public view on Saturday afternoon in a series of heated exchanges about the school’s diversity, its contract with Tulane University, its mounting legal costs and, of course, teacher morale.