The Krewes of Iris brought their love of parties to the Uptown parade route on Saturday, and followed by the Krewe of Tucks saving the day in their particular fashion.
The Krewe of Hermes presented a 29-float parade of “The Ballets Russes,” Le Krewe d’Etat riffed off of horror stories in “Frid’Etat the 13th” with its 24 satirical floats, and the Krewe of Morpheus concluded the evening with a 20-float parade titled “Freaky Friday.”
A 20-year-old man was shot in the hip Friday afternoon on Soniat Street in the Freret neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
The Knights of Babylon, the Knights of Chaos and the Krewe of Muses rolled on the Uptown route Thursday night.
The Uptown route sprang back to life Wednesday night, when the Mystic Krewe of Druids rolled with the satiric theme of “Druid Dilemmas, followed by the Mystic Krewe of Nyx and their celebration of Elvis Presley.
With plans for a rooftop lounge and a restored Silver Whistle coffee shop on the first floor, The Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles Avenue is intent on reclaiming its historic prominence in New Orleans, its owners say — right down to the classic blueberry muffins.
Residents around the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Camp Street will lose power for a few hours Thursday morning to accommodate ongoing construction of a major new drainage canal, officials said.
Entergy will turn off power to a cluster of properties near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Prytania Street on Tuesday morning (Feb. 10) as part of the ongoing drainage work nearby, officials said.
Four parades — the krewes of Carrollton, King Arthur, Alla and Femme Fatale — rolled on the Uptown route Sunday afternoon.
The Knights of Sparta was “In the Mood” for classic tunes and the Krewe of Pygmalion explored the “Spectrum of Emotions” in Saturday night parades on the Uptown route.
Offshore worker Evangelisto Ramos told police back in December that he had been with Trinece Fedison the night before her body was discovered in an out-of-place trash can in Central City, so they knew to expect his DNA on her body.
But when laboratory testing confirmed that the 42-year-old man’s DNA was also on the outside of the trash can, police secured a warrant on a murder charge and arrested him from Port Fourchon on Wednesday night.
Earlier this week, the French consul general — his government’s top representative in New Orleans — announced that he has been actively exploring options to advance the creation of a French high school in the city.Officials at a number of elementary schools that offer French immersion programs have long discussed such an idea, but one of the fundamental concerns has always been the same: that there are not enough students fluent in French to justify a high school.
A review this week of the enrollment at area French immersion programs, however, suggests that may be changing.