Robert Morris

Dec 122016
 

A couple was robbed of their vehicle at gunpoint out of the parking lot of a St. Charles Avenue restaurant Saturday evening, and man was shot the same night on Jackson Avenue, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Dec 122016
 
Lusher Charter School. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lusher Charter School. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Lusher Charter School governing board voted Monday morning to dismiss its lawsuit over the new school funding formula — unless the formula is changed to reduce Lusher’s funding significantly in the future. Continue reading »

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Dec 092016
 
Author Michael Tisserand reads from his new book "Krazy" at Octavia Books on Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Author Michael Tisserand reads from his new book “Krazy” at Octavia Books on Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Even at the height of his acclaim in the 1920s and 30s, the mixed-up little black cartoon feline known as “Krazy Kat” could hardly be called popular, ranking at the bottom of readers’ polls in the newspapers in which he and his surrealist world regularly appeared.

Nearly a century later, however, the unusual comic and the complex life of its New Orleans born author are enjoying an improbable moment in the spotlight, thanks to a new biography receiving glowing reviews in national publications like the Washington Post and an outpouring of love and enthusiasm here in New Orleans. Continue reading »

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Dec 082016
 
The Leo Benewell play spot at Pleasant and Tchoupitoulas is under consideration for conversion into a dog park, though some residents and city officials said they would prefer a larger space farther away. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Leo Benewell play spot at Pleasant and Tchoupitoulas is under consideration for conversion into a dog park, though some residents and city officials said they would prefer a larger space farther away. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Nearly three years after the opening of a dedicated “dog run” at Wisner Park, the city of New Orleans is launching a new round of discussions about potential locations for another dog park — partly in hopes of reducing some of the unauthorized off-leash use of other major parks around the Irish Channel and Lower Garden District by dog owners. Continue reading »

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Dec 062016
 
Suspect in Vendome Place package theft. (via NOPD)

Suspect in Vendome Place package theft. (via NOPD)

Suspect in Circle K shoplifting (via NOPD)

Suspect in Circle K shoplifting (via NOPD)

New Orleans police are hoping the public can help identify two different suspects caught on surveillance video in a rash of shoplifting cases at the Circle K on South Claiborne and a package theft on Vendome Place in Fontainebleau, authorities said.

One man is wanted in four different shoplifting cases at the Circle K store near Calhoun Street that took place on Sept. 9, Oct. 11, Nov. 1 and Nov. 7, according to the news release in that case.

“In each incident, the suspect would enter the store in the 6200 block South Claiborne Avenue between 6:15 a.m. and 7:25 a.m.,” the report states. “The suspect would then take two to three cases of Budweiser beer and flee the location.”

In the package theft, a resident of the 4000 block of Vendome Place (near Nashville Avenue) had two packages delivered and left on her front porch around 12:30 p.m. Nov. 20, according to the report in that case. When she came home, she found both packages missing, and her video security cameras showed a man taking them, the report in that case states.

Anyone who can help identify either of the men is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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Dec 052016
 

Suspect in attempted burglary on Baronne Street (via NOPD)

Suspect in attempted burglary on Baronne Street (via NOPD)

New Orleans police are looking for a real-life Grinch this holiday season after a would-be burglar wearing the Christmas-stealing character on his T-shirt was caught on surveillance video last week trying to break into a Baronne Street home, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Dec 022016
 
Roechelle Cox (submitted photo)

Roechelle Cox (submitted photo)

By R. Stephanie Bruno

If you ever set foot inside of the CVS on Prytania Street or Zara’s across the way, you couldn’t help but notice Roechelle Cox. She was the ray of sunshine who welcomed you at both neighborhood spots for about three years, until July of this year. That was when her CVS manager made a trip to her apartment on Milan Street with the apartment manager because Cox hadn’t shown up at work. They found the 51 year old dead. Continue reading »

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Dec 022016
 

Nicole Williams (via OPSCO)

Nicole Williams (via OPSCO)

Bryan "Butter" Rogers (via NOPD)

Bryan “Butter” Rogers (via NOPD)

Homicide detectives have arrested one woman on a murder charge in a fatal October shooting on Jackson Avenue, and they have identified a suspect in a November killing on Foucher Street, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Dec 022016
 
Joe Becker, general superintendent of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, describes the need for voters to approve a property-tax renewal that funds drainage operations in the city before the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association on Thursday, Dec. 1. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Joe Becker, general superintendent of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, describes the need for voters to approve a property-tax renewal that funds drainage operations in the city before the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association on Thursday, Dec. 1. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

With barely more than a week before the Dec. 10 election, officials with the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans are making their final effort to spread the word about voting to renew a tax that provides the agency with a third of its budget for draining the city. Continue reading »

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