New Orleans firefighters responded to a “small electrical fire” late Wednesday morning at the Sewerage & Water Board facility on South Claiborne Avenue, the second such incident in recent weeks amid ongoing questions about the agency’s performance.
Whether the city should create new stormwater-runoff fees to help pay for the Sewerage & Water Board and how to proceed with laws regulating short-term rentals were among the issues debated Tuesday night by four of the candidates for the District A seat on the New Orleans City Council.
Three people were injured in a shooting Monday night on South Claiborne Avenue, and two people were robbed at knifepoint in the Uptown area over the weekend, New Orleans police said.
The NOPD is investigating a fatal accident that left a female pedestrian dead today (Sept 5.) in the 4100 block of Claiborne Avenue.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans (FUUNO) will be holding a Fundraising event to benefit those affected in the Houston area. FUUNO will hold the event in their church’s Sanctuary, located at 5212 S. Claiborne Avenue, from Noon – 4:00pm on Saturday, September 9. The church is seeking to raise funds, canned food, and diapers for the victims of the storm.
A 1-year-old child was killed in a house fire Monday morning on Birch Street in Carrollton, New Orleans fire officials said.
A section of St. Charles Avenue through the Garden District will close overnight Tuesday for repaving work, and police will guide traffic on a detour to either Prytania Street or South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans city officials said.
A man driving a motorcycle was killed Sunday evening in a crash on Audubon Street, New Orleans police said.
A request to rezone two properties at Jackson Avenue and Laurel Street to allow them to become legal short-term rentals passed the City Council last week, but only after a heated discussion about the ongoing impact of AirBnB-type vacation rentals on the city’s housing stock.
A man was wounded in a shooting on St. Andrew Street on Thursday evening, after a woman was robbed of her cell phone on Chestnut Street and a man was carjacked on South Broad Street earlier that day.
The entire field of candidates for the open District B seat on the City Council support the removal of both red-light cameras and Confederate monuments, and also reacted to one candidate’s admission of a past opioid addiction in a recent televised debate.