Sep 212016
 
Author Ethan Brown answers questions after reading from his new book, "Murder in the Bayou," on Wednesday evening at Octavia Books. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Author Ethan Brown answers questions after reading from his new book, “Murder in the Bayou,” on Wednesday evening at Octavia Books. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

When journalist Ethan Brown began researching the interconnected, unsolved slayings of eight women in rural Louisiana for what would become his new book, “Murder in the Bayou,” he knew he had immersed himself in a chronicle of the abuse of police power and easily discarded lives.

What Brown didn’t know until much later, however, was that a central location in those women’s lives and deaths would lead him straight to a well-known employee of U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, in a connection that is now drawing more attention than the unsolved murders themselves.

“That was a really surprising moment, to say the least,” Brown said. “I never imagined it would be someone who works for a Congressman.” Continue reading »

Sep 192016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

On Monday, Mayor Landrieu honored his vainglorious pledge made earlier this year to when he signed a new gun ordinance. The final draft of this absurd farce of legislative dreck was mercifully stripped of all provisions that completely merely mirrored existing state law. This left only three remaining restrictions. Continue reading »

Sep 152016
 
McKinley "Mac" Phipps, Jr. and son (via YouTube)

McKinley “Mac” Phipps, Jr. and son (via YouTube)

Former No Limit Records recording artist McKinley “Mac” Phipps, Jr., who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for 2nd Degree Manslaughter, has filed an application for clemency, according to an article published by Huffington Post. Phipps, an Uptown native, has served 16 years of the 30-year sentence for the crime, for which he maintains his innocence. Continue reading »

Sep 132016
 

(images via opcso.org)

(images via opcso.org)

A 15-year-old has been arrested, released and arrested again in the past week in connection with two robberies in the university area and is a strong suspect in a third, New Orleans police said, and three other men have been arrested in a separate armed robbery on Hampson Street amid a wave of several other unrelated robberies around the area. Continue reading »

Sep 092016
 

Robbery in the 3300 block of Audubon Street. The robbery on Hampson Street is not shown. (map via NOPD)

Robbery in the 3300 block of Audubon Street. The robbery on Hampson Street is not shown. (map via NOPD)

One man was robbed of his vehicle at gunpoint by men who had just finished breaking into his Audubon Street home, and another couple was robbed a few hours later on Hampson Street, New Orleans police said Friday morning. Continue reading »

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Sep 082016
 

(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

A Saints Super Bowl ring, two laptop computers and other jewelry were taken Tuesday afternoon in a break-in on Constance Street in the Lower Garden District, and investigators are hoping for the public’s help identifying the suspect, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 062016
 

James M. Davis (via OPCSO)

James M. Davis (via OPCSO)

One suspect has been arrested in connection with a pair of recent armed robberies on Arabella and Octavia streets, and investigators are now working to identify his accomplices, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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