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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 60-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday morning inside a home on Colapissa Street in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
The governing board of Audubon Charter School formally named interim principal Latoye Brown as its next CEO on Saturday morning, and will negotiate an initial contract with her in the weeks ahead.
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.
A rash of at least five robbery incidents — one in Broadmoor, two in Carrollton and one near St. Charles Avenue — were reported in the span of a few hours Wednesday evening, New Orleans police said.
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.
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.
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.
After Lusher Charter School rejected an effort to create a teachers’ union this month, the city’s two newspapers have both published lengthy examinations offering windows into two different aspects of the school — its complex and evolving admissions process, and its controversial longtime leader, Kathy Riedlinger.
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.”