New Orleans police have released images of a man who alleged robbed a victim at gunpoint Monday afternoon– forcing him into his home and then driving off in his car — on Freret Street in the university area, authorities said.
The owner of a gas station on South Claiborne Avenue has received initial approval to tear down the convenience store and cluster of shops attached to it and rebuild the entire business.
The victim in Friday’s fatal shooting on Magnolia Street in Central City has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office.
While navigating Uptown New Orleans is likely to remain challenging — to put it charitably — until the final major drainage projects finishes in 2018, one important thoroughfare will soon become a viable option again as Freret Street begins to reopen on both ends of its commercial corridor in the coming weeks.
The $664 million that the state House of Representatives dedicated Thursday toward higher education in Louisiana is both a major accomplishment in its own right, a trio of state lawmakers from New Orleans said — and yet still only a start toward preserving the state’s most essential services amid a major budget deficit.
“There are holes in the budget that need to be filled,” said state Rep. Walt Leger. “We made major steps in the right direction today, we’ve got a long way to go.”
Shreds of charred red, white and blue fabric still sat on the scorched doorstep of an Octavia Street home on Tuesday afternoon, after a fire apparently started on an American flag temporarily displaced the family from their home and left neighbors both baffled and disturbed.
Damage to lines in the Gert Town area very briefly knocked out power Wednesday afternoon to a wide swath of neighborhoods around Carrollton in Uptown and Mid-City, but power was quickly restored, Entergy officials said.
City officials gave an initial endorsement Monday to Children’s Hospital’s plan to tear down a handful of long-dilapidated residential structures along the edge of the former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital campus and replace them with a new parking structure intended to unify the two medical campuses into one.
Almost exactly a year after it was first made public, Tulane University’s plan to tear down the former home of Newcomb College Institute for an expansion of its dining hall received initial approval from New Orleans city officials on Monday, after a prominent local architect told them that the design of the century-old building was less important than its central location on campus.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school has completed its purchase of the former Priestley campus in the Carrollton neighborhood, after authorizing its CEO to do so Monday morning.
A 50-year-old man died following a crash Sunday morning on Toledano Street in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, New Orleans police said.