An elderly couple were both injured when a fire broke out Monday afternoon in the bedroom of their home on Soraparu Street, New Orleans Fire Department officials said.
A man was beaten with a bicycle lock in a robbery Friday morning on O.C. Haley Boulevard, and woman’s purse was taken from her after a struggle with a gunman outside her St. Charles Avenue home that evening, New Orleans police said.
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A customer at the McDonald’s on South Carrollton placed an order Wednesday night, then changed it at the last minute and — in the minor moment of counter-service uncertainty that ensued — grabbed money out of the register and ran away with it, New Orleans police said.
One man fended off a carjacking attempt Friday afternoon on South Broad Street, but another man was robbed at gunpoint that night on Simon Bolivar Avenue, New Orleans police said.
A man demanded to be allowed to pump a free tank of gas Thursday evening at a St. Charles Avenue gas station, then grabbed cash from the register and drove away with it, New Orleans police said.
The New Orleans City Council’s budget hearing today focuses on capital improvements, public works and other drainage improvements that were paid for this year with emergency funds. When also factoring in yesterday’s fire at the Sewerage & Water Board’s Claiborne Avenue main pumping station, it’s easy to see why citizens are becoming more skeptical about the ability of our mayor and his S&WB team to protect us against flooding.
New Orleans firefighters responded to a “small electrical fire” late Wednesday morning at the Sewerage & Water Board facility on South Claiborne Avenue, the second such incident in recent weeks amid ongoing questions about the agency’s performance.
Three people were injured in a shooting Monday night on South Claiborne Avenue, and two people were robbed at knifepoint in the Uptown area over the weekend, New Orleans police said.
A man driving a motorcycle was killed Sunday evening in a crash on Audubon Street, New Orleans police said.
A request to rezone two properties at Jackson Avenue and Laurel Street to allow them to become legal short-term rentals passed the City Council last week, but only after a heated discussion about the ongoing impact of AirBnB-type vacation rentals on the city’s housing stock.