Jan 222020
 

Management at The Boot supports the new police substation.

By Emily Carmichael, Uptown Messenger

Tulane University has won city approval to build a Tulane University Police Department substation on the previous site of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity building across from The Boot Bar and Grill.

The now vacant lot at 1036 Broadway is zoned as residential and required a conditional use approval to be used in a public works and safety capacity.

As Uptown Messenger previously reported, the station will be a single story, 3,600-square-foot building to serve as a 24/7 command center for TUPD’s off-campus patrols. Continue reading »

Jan 212020
 

Lee Long Jr., 20

By Emily Carmichael, Uptown Messenger

The visitation and burial service for Lee Long Jr., a 20-year-old junior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, was held this past Saturday at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church.

On a GoFundMe page for Long’s funeral expenses, donor Camren Boudousquie describes Long, an architecture student, as “one of the most humble and and honest persons I have ever met.” Another donor, Chyna Chauvin, says simply: “Thank you for the tequila shots.” Continue reading »

Jan 152020
 

Surveillance photos show vehicle burglaries in the 5700 block of Camp Street on Monday, Jan. 13. (via NOPD)

By Sue Strachan, Uptown Messenger

Having your car broken into via smashed windows has become the new normal in New Orleans.

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, a group of neighborhood associations hosted a community meeting at the Jewish Community Center to “discuss the recent uptick of crimes and ways to combat it,” stated a notice from the Faubourg Delachaise Neighborhood Association. Continue reading »

Jan 122020
 

Jaclyn Cotton, 44

A woman was arrested Sunday morning after an argument turned violent in the Hoffman Triangle area, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

Police say Jaclyn Cotton, 43, was arguing with a 44-year-old man at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, in the 2500 block of Miro Street. During the fight, the police report said, she grabbed the man by the neck. Continue reading »

Jan 082020
 

Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking,” commemorated 10 years without any executions in Louisiana — the longest such period in the state’s history — at a “Vigil for Life” ceremony in New Orleans on Jan. 7. Continue reading »

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Jan 042020
 

Police are seeking a gray 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude bearing California license plate 8FJR325. (via NOPD)

The New Orleans Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle and its occupants, believed to be responsible for multiple vehicle burglary incidents in the Second District. Continue reading »

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