Dec 062017

The City of New Orleans is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) beginning overnight Dec. 9, 2017, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City’s freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents, two of which are in the Uptown/Central City area.

Residents are encouraged to seek appropriate shelter since the current weather forecast predicts “feels like” or apparent temperatures at or slightly below freezing during overnight hours on both days (Dec. 9 & 10). Residents should also bring in their pets and check on neighbors and the elderly to ensure they are prepared.

Individuals needing shelter will be accepted at the following locations under the following conditions:

  • The Salvation Army, 4530 S. Claiborne Ave. – will accept males and females beginning at 4 p.m.
  • New Orleans Mission, 1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. – will only accept male and/or female adults beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp St. – will accept males only beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Covenant House, 611 North Rampart St. – will accept males and females between the ages 16-21, their dependent children, and any female with dependent minor children. Mothers with small children may come anytime.

All shelters will be open, free of charge, to those seeking shelter during this period of inclement weather.

Nov 232017

Alronello Mallery (via NOPD)

Devonte Holmes (via NOPD)

Three teens were arrested Wednesday night after an armed robbery on Calhoun Street, and an armed-robbery attempt was reported at a store on South Claiborne a few hours later, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 202017

Firefighters battle a blaze at 4733 Camp Street on Sunday, Nov. 19. (submitted photo)

A single-story home on Camp Street was heavily damaged and left uninhabitable in a fire Sunday evening that partially damaged both the home and the apartment building on either side of it, New Orleans firefighters said. Continue reading »

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Nov 202017

The French Truck Coffee shop on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District was robbed at gunpoint Friday night, and two women were robbed of their car early Monday morning on Milan Street, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 172017

Joshua Womack (via NOPD)

A man being held on a gun charge in connection to a drug case in Hollygrove managed to escape from the New Orleans police station on Magazine Street earlier this week, and authorities are now seeking the public’s help to find him. Continue reading »

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