After Lusher Charter School rejected an effort to create a teachers’ union this month, the city’s two newspapers have both published lengthy examinations offering windows into two different aspects of the school — its complex and evolving admissions process, and its controversial longtime leader, Kathy Riedlinger.
A flurry of new polls drew widespread attention this week showing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a dead heat in the general election, but that focus on the Republican and Democratic frontrunners overlooked another key feature of the polls: Americans’ deep dissatisfaction with that choice from the two major parties.
ABC News found that “44 percent say they’d want a third-party candidate to run;” NBC News recorded that 47 percent of registered voters “would consider a third-party candidate;” and CBS News found that between Trump and Clinton, 52 percent of voters “would like other choices.”
Detectives have made connections between two recent robberies — one in west Carrollton, and the other in Fontainebleau — and are hoping the public can help find surveillance video of one of the suspects who was wearing an unusually distinctive hooded sweatshirt, New Orleans police said.
As it continues its year-long project to beautify the fountains of the Lower Garden District, the Coliseum Square Association is launching a new “Live Oak Supper Club” fundraiser starting in June.
Gunfire broke out on Olive Street just off South Carrollton again on Tuesday night — the third shooting in the Carrollton area since the weekend — though no one was injured, New Orleans police said.
Investigators have also released new details about Sunday’s shooting that injured four people outside a Hollygrove club, and are directing patrol officers to pay particular attention to the area amid the likelihood of retaliatory violence.
The rape of an underage girl was reported to officers at the New Orleans Police Department’s Second District station, and investigators are still trying to determine where it happened, authorities said.
A large Magazine Street building heavily damaged in a fire earlier this year has been approved for demolition, but neighbors and City Council members say they intend to remain involved in the rebuilding plans against any large, “big box” style developments in its place.
Meanwhile, a separate request to tear down part of a historic home just off the Freret corridor for a driveway split the City Council and failed amid concerns that the character of the streetscape might be altered for the purposes of an investment property.