The founder of the New Orleans College Prep charter network qualified Wednesday morning to run for the open District 5 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board, and current school board member Woody Koppel also filed for re-election in his District 6.
In a quiet end to a debate simmering on Freret Street for five years, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously last week to allow the Supermercado Las Acacias to begin selling single beers.
An unidentified man was shot to death Monday afternoon inside a vehicle on Delachaise Street in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police have released surveillance video from last week’s armed robbery of the Noodle & Pie restaurant on State Street.
A 20-year-old man left his Fontainebleau-area home on Saturday evening to drive to the store, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since, New Orleans police said.
In the competitive race for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by David Vitter, attorney Caroline Fayard sought to distinguish herself in a New Orleans campaign stop Saturday by focusing on two themes that have played a role in this year’s Democratic Presidential primary — reducing the burden of student debt to spur small-business creation, and promoting equal pay for women.
The Noodle & Pie restaurant at the corner of State and Magazine streets was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night by two masked men, New Orleans police said.
When Mayor Mitch Landrieu brought his annual city-budget listening session to KIPP Central City Academy on Thursday evening, nobody really wanted to talk to him about the problems most traditionally associated with New Orleans. No one asked about crime rates, police staffing or officer misconduct. No one talked about potholes, property taxes, bad roads, blighted houses or street flooding. No one even mentioned Confederate statues.
Instead, the residents of City Council District B mostly wanted to talk about bicycle transportation and housing issues like AirBnB.
The next area of New Orleans slated for a new police station is Algiers, where city officials hope to move officers out of the Federal City complex along the river to a more central location, based on a $7 million budget request made Wednesday.
The 75 Louisiana Republicans heading to next week’s national convention in Cleveland are gearing up for several exciting days of politics and parties as presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump moves quickly to solidify his base heading into the November election battle against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Detectives have identified suspects in two shootings from the Carrollton corridor after a weekend full of violent incidents that investigators now believe were all unrelated, New Orleans police said Wednesday.
The Jewish Community Center received initial permission Tuesday for an expansion that will reconfigure its popular pool area and add a new building, and city officials excused the center from having to add any new parking despite at least one neighbor’s request for it.
The Family Dollar store on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening, New Orleans police said.
Louisiana became a flashpoint this week for the seemingly never-ending debate over police shootings. Alas, the general reaction has been to draw the wrong conclusions and debate the wrong issue.
Three people were killed and four other people were injured in seven separate acts of violence around Uptown New Orleans since Friday evening, with the most recent shooting just after midnight Monday, police said Tuesday morning.
Exactly five months ago, while Lundi Gras parades rolled just a few blocks away, the street outside Thaunta Kirk’s front door rapidly devolved into bloody chaos after 22-year-old Eric Harris crashed into a utility pole and Jefferson Parish deputies shot him to death while he sat in his front seat.
On Friday, Kirk watched a very different scene unfold from her Phillip Street porch — a large group of people from all walks of life gathered not only to remember Harris, but to demand accountability from the police system that killed him.
The “Freret Jet” bus route through Uptown New Orleans will be restored to its former end point on Canal Street in a change that transit advocates are hailing as a step toward a public-transportation policy that better balances the needs of both residents and tourists.