Robert Morris

Jun 082016
 

Ryan Davis (via NOPD)

Ryan Davis (via NOPD)

A 15-year-old has been identified in connection with six armed-robbery incidents — including two in the Uptown area — around the city in a five-day period last week involving a silver car, New Orleans police said, and he was arrested after he surrendered overnight. Continue reading »

Jun 082016
 
A crime-scene technician climbs the porch of a house in the 4300 block of LaSalle after a shooting there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A crime-scene technician climbs the porch of a house in the 4300 block of LaSalle after a shooting there Thursday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A man was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning on LaSalle Street just off Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans police said, and neighbors say a homeowner shot him while he was trying to break into the house. Continue reading »

Jun 082016
 

By Julie Schwam Harris

I feel compelled to set the record straight. Owen Courreges recently published a piece opposing a meaningful Equal Pay for Women bill and opposing State Rep. Helena Moreno’s actions to promote women’s equality in elected representation, economic opportunity and freedom from fear of violence.

It is critical to recognize the link between the two events that inspired Moreno to action with the “It’s No Joke” campaign. Rep. Havard’s sexist “joke” about a bill trying to prevent young strippers from being mired in potentially dangerous situations on May 18 and the defeat of a good compromise Equal Pay bill on May 19 are linked because they are two sides of the same coin – sexism and unintended discrimination against women – that are hurting women, families and the economy in Louisiana. Continue reading »

Jun 072016
 
Cohen College Prep students march through New Orleans. (image via nolacollegeprep.org)

Cohen College Prep students march through New Orleans. (image via nolacollegeprep.org)

With an increasingly competitive landscape for high school students, Cohen College Prep has an offer that school leaders hope will convince students to give them another look: Any freshmen who enrolls next year will receive a $500 scholarship upon graduation. Continue reading »

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Jun 072016
 
Two officers confer  on Dante Street near Forshey after arresting a juvenile suspect that one of them had seen with a gun on Thursday, June 1. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two officers confer on Dante Street near Forshey after arresting a juvenile suspect that one of them had seen with a gun on Thursday, June 1. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After an armed robbery spree last week began in the Carrollton area and moved through Mid-City and downtown before ending in a crash in Gentilly, New Orleans police detectives say their investigation has widened to dozens of armed robbery cases in and around the city. Continue reading »

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Jun 072016
 
Elizabeth Fried, fiancee of Thomas Rolfes, speaks to reporters at a news conference hosted by CrimeStoppers on the one-month anniversary of Rolfes' death. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Elizabeth Fried, fiancee of Thomas Rolfes, speaks to reporters at a news conference hosted by CrimeStoppers on the one-month anniversary of Rolfes’ death. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A poster announces the $30,000 reward for information relating to the May 7 shooting death of Thomas Rolfes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A poster announces the $30,000 reward for information relating to the May 7 shooting death of Thomas Rolfes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The reward for information in the fatal shooting May 7 of a Tulane graduate has been raised to $30,000 as his family members plead with the city of New Orleans to deliver the answers to the questions that keep them up at night a month after his death. Continue reading »

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Jun 022016
 
Two officers confer after arresting a juvenile suspect with a gun on Dante Street near Forshey. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two officers confer after arresting a juvenile suspect with a gun on Dante Street near Forshey. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Following four similar cases on Wednesday afternoon, a spree of robberies across Uptown New Orleans continued Thursday with as many as four more robberies in the morning and afternoon all involving a silver car, witnesses and police said.

Meanwhile, investigators made a firearms arrest Thursday morning in a section of Carrollton that has also seen ongoing violence in recent days, though whether the suspect is connected to any previous shootings or robberies remains under investigation. Continue reading »

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Jun 022016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Dozens of heavy hitters from throughout metro New Orleans arrived at the Windsor Court Tuesday night to greet Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell who, according to a poll released yesterday, is the leading Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter.

The fundraiser was hosted by Gov. John Bel Edwards whom Campbell endorsed early on and raised significant dollars for last year. Fans of the governor will automatically like Campbell because of his common sense, straight-talking approach. Continue reading »

Jun 022016
 

Mario Thomas (via opcso.org)

Mario Thomas (via opcso.org)

An attempted cash grab at the Burger King on South Carrollton Avenue led to an arrest on Sunday after the customer chased the would-be thief into a nearby neighborhood until officers arrived to take the suspect into custody, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jun 012016
 
(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

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. Continue reading »

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May 312016
 
The mural adjacent to the new Magnolia Marketplace retail center on South Claiborne. (photo via City of New Orleans)

The mural adjacent to the new Magnolia Marketplace retail center on South Claiborne. (photo via City of New Orleans)

Stacy Head

Stacy Head

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. Continue reading »

May 272016
 
Libertarian Presidential candidate Austin Peterson (center) speaks at an event at NOLA Brewing on Tuesday, May 23. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Libertarian Presidential candidate Austin Peterson (center) speaks at an event at NOLA Brewing on Tuesday, May 23. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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.” Continue reading »