Robert Morris

Feb 052016
 

Chad Vidrine (via opcso.org)

Chad Vidrine (via opcso.org)

A crash Thursday night at the edge of the Lower Garden District killed one man and left another in critical condition, and a Geismar man was arrested after toxicology tests showed he was driving with alcohol in his system, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Feb 052016
 
The Babylon "Butterfly Messenger" float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon “Butterfly Messenger” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The krewes of Babylon, Chaos and Muses presented parade-goers with three different visions of Carnival on Friday night — Babylon’s meditation on antiquity, Chaos’ no-holds-barred satire, and Muses’ blend of visual spectacle and social commentary.

Chaos fantasizes about replacements for controversial statues and landmarks in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Chaos fantasizes about replacements for controversial statues and landmarks in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses is preceded by glowing butterflies and shoes on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses is preceded by glowing butterflies and shoes on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 032016
 
A rider in the Krewe of Nyx prepares to toss a shining prize on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Nyx prepares to toss a shining prize on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Ancient Druids put on their “best behavior” — satirizing controversy over previous year’s floats by replacing them with mostly generic images — while the Krewe of Nyx celebrated their fifth birthday with a series of puns around the number ‘5.’

The Druids' "Monument Man" float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Druids’ “Monument Man” float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 022016
 

Jason Ford (via NOPD)

Jason Ford (via NOPD)

Germain Hurlston (via NOPD)

Germain Hurlston (via NOPD)

The two teenagers found with gunshot wounds last week on Tchoupitoulas Street had actually just been shot by two men they had just robbed, New Orleans police say, and they are now wanted on armed-robbery charges. Continue reading »

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Jan 312016
 
The Krewe of Pygmalion "Brilliance of Iris" float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Pygmalion “Brilliance of Iris” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Sparta toasted the world of musical theatre with “A Knight at the Tonys,” and the Krewe of Pygmaliono paid tribute to other Mardi Gras deities with “The Gods of Carnival” as both rolled Saturday night on the Uptown route.

The Knights of Sparta roll on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Sparta roll on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 302016
 
Images from the Krewe of Oshun. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Oshun prepares to throw beads into the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Oshun celebrated its 20th anniversary with a “Sea of Beauty,” and the Krewe of Cleopatra “rocked the Big Easy” with tributes to classic tunes Friday night as the two parades kicked off the Carnival season on the Uptown route.

A rider in the Krewe of Cleopatra smiles as she tosses beads on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Images from the Krewe of Cleopatra parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 282016
 
Two attendees at Thursday's presentation on the Carrollton Courthouse at Tulane University examine plans and documents produced by architecture students. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two attendees at Thursday’s presentation on the Carrollton Courthouse at Tulane University examine plans and documents produced by architecture students. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Possible futures for the vacant Carrollton Courthouse include a school for building trades, a community gathering place or an event venue, according to a series of visions presented by Tulane architecture students on Thursday evening, but time is running short before the Orleans Parish School Board decides to sell the historic building. Continue reading »

Jan 282016
 

(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

The Wing Stop restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed at gunpoint late Wednesday afternoon, and investigators are hoping that a surveillance photo of the gunman will lead to his identification and arrest, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 282016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Though the April elections are still months away, Mayor Landrieu brought his pitch for additional taxes to hire 400 new police officers and fund millions owed firefighters to the often skeptical Bureau of Governmental Relations yesterday. Before getting to the money ask, Landrieu spun his story of accomplishments, just in case BGR members “hadn’t been paying attention” the last six years. He also explained that with only 831 days left in his term – he counts every day – he wants to go faster rather than slower, do more rather than less. Continue reading »