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.
Investigators have determined that two of the four armed robberies reported Saturday around Uptown New Orleans did not actually happen, authorities said.
Four robberies were reported around Uptown New Orleans on Saturday, including an Airline Highway gas-station holdup, a carjacking on South Claiborne, a Tulane student robbed on Broadway Street and another robbery on Peniston, according to police reports.
The Irish Network of New Orleans will hold a social this evening (Friday, Sept. 26) at the Publiq House on Freret Street to discuss the events leading to the upcoming International Irish Famine Commemoration.
In March, two women were caught in the crossfire of a gun battle on South Saratoga Street that left them both dead. Earlier this month, gunfire broke out again, and the victim staggered through the same Foucher Street intersection before collapsing and dying a block away.
Neighbors have long complained about the violence and lawlessness that grips the corner of Foucher and Saratoga, where five other people have also been wounded over the past year. After the most recent slaying, neighbors are banding together to look for solutions to end it by asking for more police presence, installing more anti-crime cameras, targeting blighted properties and trying to meet the health needs of people in the neighborhood.