Two men who took a Broadmoor woman’s vehicle at gunpoint Monday night apparently tried to kidnap her, but she managed to escape before they drove off, according to police reports.
A group of about a dozen parents at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans sent a letter to state education officials asking for an official investigation into recent “missteps” by the school board regarding its firing and hiring of school leaders, according to a report by The Lens. State Superintendent John White replied via email that he is awaiting recommendations from a consultant he recently secured for the school about the “issues with the school’s operations that go beyond the appointment of one person,” the report states.
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In last week’s column I discussed the assault weapons ban being bandied about by local politicians and activist groups, concluding that the term “assault weapon” is vague, ill-defined, and does not refer to characteristics of firearms that have any significant impact on the danger they pose. Nothing has changed my mind about that.
However, the agenda we’re seeing with respect to guns goes further than just the assault weapons ban. A couple of weeks ago, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a resolution asking for “renewed scrutiny” of gun control laws. Although the resolution’s unspecific language may sound like non-committal pabulum (and it certainly is that), the resolution was generally received as being a call for more gun control.
An 18-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint on Olive Street in Hollygrove Sunday evening, according to initial police reports.
With champagne, confetti and an array of audacious costumes, the Phunny Phorty Phellows made their annual St. Charles Avenue streetcar ride Sunday evening to herald the start of the 2013 Carnival season.
A 25-year-old man was shot to death early Sunday morning on Audubon Court in Gert Town, authorities said.
A new Creole restaurant has opened on Magazine Street; a Louisiana seafood restaurant is slated to open just down the street this spring; a bakery and coffee shop has opened on Prytania Street; and Cafe Reconcile on O.C. Haley Boulevard plans to reopen after renovations this month.
Two second-line parades will roll through Central City this weekend, the Women of Class today (Saturday, Jan. 5) and the Perfect Gentlemen on Sunday, according to Gambit’s Big Red Cotton.
A water main broke in the center of Adams Street near Maple on Friday afternoon, sending water gushing skyward until repair crews could arrive, according to this video from our partners at WWL-TV:
In August, a leaking pipe created a crevasse under Adams near Maple that required the road to be shut down for repairs.
A stained-glass studio on Magazine Street caught fire Thursday afternoon while its owner was renovating the front of it, but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze quickly enough to prevent any serious structural damage.
The Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans has released its winter schedule of French classes, featuring 11-week sessions at every proficiency level, an array of specialized classes such as reading the news in French or French in Louisiana, and for the first time several shorter trial sessions.
A 42-year-old man succumbed to injuries early Monday morning from a shooting several hours earlier in the 2900 block of Louisiana Avenue, according to a report from our partners at WWL-TV.