As police continue their investigation into a rash of late-night robberies at Carrollton-area convenience stores, authorities are urging businesses to take precautions for themselves and their employees.
The Louise S. McGehee School has acquired a historic home on St. Charles Avenue to become Mathilde Hall for its early-childhood program, honoring educator Mathilde Bernard Villere with a gift of the building from her family.
After a perplexing series of holdups at the Magnolia Discount store on Airline Highway, armed robbers turned their attention to a Magnolia Discount on South Carrollton overnight, New Orleans police said Monday morning.
A rash of weekend robberies around the Uptown area included the holdup of a gas station on South Claiborne Avenue, the carjacking of a woman on St. Thomas Street, and the robbery of two men at gunpoint on Carondelet Street in Central City, New Orleans police say.
More than 100 galleries, restaurants and shops along Magazine Street will celebrate “Art for Art’s Sake” tonight (Saturday, Oct. 4) with specials “heralding the opening of the city’s art season,” organizers say.
A 75-year-old Irish Channel resident was robbed at gunpoint by two men who broke into his home Friday evening, police and the victim said.
A 24-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy man were both shot to death inside a car late Friday night in Central City, New Orleans police said.
The Prytania Theatre will honor the career of legendary actress Lauren Bacall with a six-film series of her best-known works, starting Sunday morning a screening of “The Big Sleep.”
The Ignatian Quartet — four Loyola saxophonists — will perform a free concert of classical, jazz and avante-garde compositions this afternoon (Friday, Oct. 3) at Audubon Park as part of the fall concert series.
Margie Perez will get the October Freret Market started at noon on Saturday, followed by Marc Stone at 2 p.m. in free performances at the corner of Freret and Napoleon.
As contractors have begun digging deep underneath South Claiborne, Jefferson, Napoleon and now Louisiana avenues to install new drainage ditches, Uptown New Orleans residents have asked pointed questions prior to each project about what the neutral ground will look like when the projects are finally done over the next three years.
On Tuesday night, those residents got their first look at possible answers, including a continuation of the walking path down Napoleon Avenue, public art installations on South Claiborne, tall palms restored to Jefferson Avenue and a variety of landscaping options on Louisiana. For many, however, those answers led to more questions — such as whether the projects will incorporate ideas from the city’s new water-management strategy, which plants could be harmful to traffic visibility in certain locations, and how the canopies over the avenues will look with the finished projects.
Prosecutors are using Louisiana’s repeat-offender laws to create potential sentences so high for criminal defendants that they have no choice but to plead guilty, potentially depriving them of the right to a fair trial, three candidates for Criminal District Court agreed Monday night.
A wounded, unconscious man was rescued Monday afternoon from a burning apartment in a house on South Roman Street in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, New Orleans firefighters said.
“Look both ways before crossing the street.”
Every child is taught that line, the essence being that before you step off the curb, you’d better have verified that three tons of automotive engineering won’t be bearing down on your fleshy, fragile form. Being a pedestrian is perilous, and you have to take precautions.
However, in the City of New Orleans, it is often a great deal more dangerous than it ought to be.