Robert Morris

Oct 042014
 
Two police officers parked on Eighth Street confer during a home-invasion investigation Friday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two police officers parked on Eighth Street confer during a home-invasion investigation Friday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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. Continue reading »

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Oct 042014
 
Police investigate a shooting at the corner of Baronne and Second Streets late Friday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police investigate a shooting at the corner of Baronne and Second Streets late Friday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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. Continue reading »

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Oct 012014
 

Two robberies in the Touro area last week and an aggravated assault on Baronne Street are all believed to be related, police said Wednesday. (map via NOPD)

Two robberies in the Touro area last week and an aggravated assault on Baronne Street are all believed to be related, police said Wednesday. (map via NOPD)

A pair of robberies last week a few blocks a part in the Touro neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans are believed to be the work of a related set of suspects, a police commander said Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading »

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Oct 012014
 
Possible options for the Napoleon Avenue landscaping. (UptownMessenger.com)

Possible options for the Napoleon Avenue landscaping. (UptownMessenger.com)

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. Continue reading »

Sep 302014
 

Rendell Brown (via opcso.org)

Rendell Brown (via opcso.org)

Shane Hughes (via opcso.org)

Shane Hughes (via opcso.org)

Shane Hughes and Rendell Brown, both 16, have been charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 22 slaying of Domino’s Pizza driver Richard Yeager in Mid-City and face charges in the carjacking of a woman on Newcomb Boulevard, and will be tried as adults in state court after their cases were transferred out of juvenile court Monday, according to reports. Continue reading »

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Sep 292014
 
Judicial candidates Marie Williams, Graham Bosworth and Byron C. Williams participate in a candidates' forum sponsored by the Home Defense Foundation of New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Judicial candidates Marie Williams, Graham Bosworth and Byron C. Williams participate in a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Home Defense Foundation of New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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. Continue reading »

Sep 282014
 

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. Continue reading »

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Sep 262014
 
New Orleans police investigate a shooting Sunday night in front of the Church's Chicken restaurant in the 1500 block of South Claiborne. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans police investigate a shooting Sunday night in front of the Church’s Chicken restaurant at 1600 South Claiborne. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Cindy Lee (via opcso.org)

Cindy Lee (via opcso.org)

The 44-year-old woman who allegedly shot a man to death in the parking lot of a Church’s Chicken Restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue turned herself in to police immediately after the shooting, claiming justification for killing him, but “inconsistencies” in her story led to her arrest on a murder charge, investigators said this week. Continue reading »

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Sep 252014
 
Commander Ronnie Stevens and members of the NOPD Sixth District walk on South Saratoga Street, steps between the scenes of two fatal shootings this year. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Commander Ronnie Stevens and members of the NOPD Sixth District walk on South Saratoga Street, steps between the scenes of two fatal shootings this year. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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.

Police officers surround the intersection of Foucher and South Saratoga Streets on March 14, 2014, after two women were fatally shot. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Police officers surround the intersection of Foucher and South Saratoga Streets on March 14, 2014, after two women were fatally shot. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Sep 232014
 
Crime-scene investigators examine evidence cones on the sidewalk next to Church's Chicken on Sunday evening. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Crime-scene investigators examine evidence cones on the sidewalk next to Church’s Chicken on Sunday evening. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Cindy Lee (via opcso.org)

Cindy Lee (via opcso.org)

The shooting that killed a 28-year-old man Sunday in the parking lot of a South Claiborne fried-chicken restaurant stemmed from an argument with a woman who was arrested Tuesday on a murder charge, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 232014
 

Richard Yeager, 35, was killed early Monday in Mid-City. (photo via NOPD)

Richard Yeager, 35, was killed early Monday in Mid-City. (photo via NOPD)

A 16-year-old arrested in connection with last weekend’s carjacking of a woman on Newcomb Boulevard was also involved in Monday’s killing of a Domino’s driver in Mid-City, New Orleans police said Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading »

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