Damage to lines in the Gert Town area very briefly knocked out power Wednesday afternoon to a wide swath of neighborhoods around Carrollton in Uptown and Mid-City, but power was quickly restored, Entergy officials said.
City officials gave an initial endorsement Monday to Children’s Hospital’s plan to tear down a handful of long-dilapidated residential structures along the edge of the former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital campus and replace them with a new parking structure intended to unify the two medical campuses into one.
Almost exactly a year after it was first made public, Tulane University’s plan to tear down the former home of Newcomb College Institute for an expansion of its dining hall received initial approval from New Orleans city officials on Monday, after a prominent local architect told them that the design of the century-old building was less important than its central location on campus.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school has completed its purchase of the former Priestley campus in the Carrollton neighborhood, after authorizing its CEO to do so Monday morning.
A 50-year-old man died following a crash Sunday morning on Toledano Street in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police are investigating the shooting of a man Saturday morning on Sixth Street in Central City, authorities said.
As the city of Baltimore struggles with ongoing unrest related to the use of force by police there, two high-ranking New Orleans Police Department officers (including one from the Uptown-based Second District) have spent the week embedded with law enforcement agencies assisting with crowd control there, city officials said.
Sunday, May 3, should be a pretty good 54th birthday for U.S. Senator David Vitter, the clear frontrunner in the Louisiana’s governor’s race. Vitter has raised $1.1 million in the most recent campaign finance period which ended earlier this week and still has $4.2 million on hand, more than the other three major candidates combined. That total does not include Vitter’s SuperPac which is also sitting on millions.
While money does not always dictate the outcome of campaigns, it certainly makes it easier to spread a candidate’s message through television, direct mail, phone banks, election day activities and all those other indicators of a truly successful campaign.
An 18-year-old who was shot in the head Monday evening on Constance Street succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, and the three men who were arrested the same night in connection with the shooting have since been charged with murder, New Orleans police said.
A two-story house on Freret Street in the university area caught fire Wednesday afternoon, displacing the 11 residents of six apartments inside.
A pharmacy at Nashville Avenue and Magazine Street that was open in spite of the power outage following Monday’s storms in New Orleans was robbed at gunpoint of cash and painkillers by three masked men on Tuesday afternoon, police and the victims said.
Ben Franklin Elementary and Lusher High School still have no power following Monday’s storms and will remain closed Tuesday, school officials said.