Police have released surveillance-camera photos of the alleged gunman in a fatal shooting at Washington and Broad in hopes that the public can help identify him.
Police officers responding to criminal activity in the River Gardens area with increased patrols found a man wanted on charges related to a shooting in Texas, authorities said.
Lafayette Academy band members led a march against crime through the streets of Broadmoor on Wednesday evening, stopping on Washington Avenue where three people have been killed in the past two years, according to a report by Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL-TV.
Dreams, climate change, the Mississippi River, American exceptionalism and Shakespeare are all among the topics to be explored starting next week in classes held in various locations along the St. Charles Avenue corridor as part of the Chautauqua New Orleans series.
Eight children, ages 3 to 5, were rescued from a burning shotgun home on Josephine Street on Wednesday morning after one of the boys started the fire by setting fire to a mattress, authorities said.
Lauren Hightower, a former accountant at Lusher Charter School accused of writing herself $25,000 in fraudulent checks, will is likely to face a forgery charge rather than embezzlement or theft since she returned the money immediately upon being questioned about it, NOPD Detective Michael Riley told Tom Gogola of The Lens.
Costco officials expect 5,000 applications for the 200 jobs that their first Louisiana store on South Carrollton Avenue will create when it opens in mid-August, reports Tania Dall of our partners at WWL-TV.
With rising test scores and strong finances, the International School of Louisiana stands to fare well when its charter comes back up for renewal in two years, a state official told the school board Wednesday evening.
The latest delay in long-awaited plans for a $1 million upgrade to the appearance of O.C. Haley Boulevard sparked frustration among a group of residents and merchants Tuesday night about the prolonged uncertainty around the project’s scope after six years of discussion.
The floors may still have soft spots and the roof may still leak, but at least the officers at the century-old Second District police station now have a decent place to change clothes or use the restroom, thanks to a donation from prominent New Orleans attorney Morris Bart.
“They put their lives on the line,” Bart said. “If what I can do makes their lives a little easier and shows that, ‘Yes, we do appreciate what they do for us and for the people of New Orleans,’ then it’s my pleasure.”
Only 25 percent of students at Crocker Arts and Technology School come from nearby neighborhoods, while the majority are from New Orleans East, Gentilly and Mid-City, reports Erin Krall of The Lens. But the new school’s construction is beginning to serve as an economic-development catalyst in its Milan neighborhood, board members said: “I think this neighborhood will build up around the school,” board secretary Shaun Rafferty said. “Eventually the goal of this being a neighborhood school will be fulfilled.”
Six of Crocker’s 13 teachers have been asked to remain at the school next year, when New Orleans College Prep takes over as its operator, Krall reports.
ENCORE Academy, the other charter school housed in the Crocker building, has canceled its regularly scheduled March meeting that was to be held tonight.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and top NOPD officials listened to residents Tuesday night at First Emmanuel Baptist Church in Central City, while the NAACP met separately across town, according to our partners at WWL-TV. The NAACP had originally requested a meeting specifically about racial profiling, but when Landrieu sought to broaden the meeting’s scope, the NAACP protested.
A Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans committee will interview 15 applicants next week to determine who will serve on the school’s governing board for the remainder of the year, and none of them are current board members.
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating two sexual assaults that were reported on Napoleon and Jackson avenues in recent weeks, authorities said.
The newly-formed nominating committee charged with finding new board members for Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans will hold its first meeting tonight (Monday, March 25), the school announced.