Apr 232015
 
A NOPD lieutenant and sergeant confer at the corner of St. Andrew and Magazine, following Wednesday's shooting there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A NOPD lieutenant and sergeant confer at the corner of St. Andrew and Magazine, following Wednesday’s shooting there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A 19-year-old man has been identified as the shooter in Wednesday morning’s burst of gunfire on Magazine Street, and the 19-year-old woman who drove his getaway vehicle has been arrested as his accomplice, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Apr 232015
 
(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

An unidentified man punched another person in the face, knocking him to the ground, and then made off with his wallet earlier this week in front of the Sandpiper Lounge on Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans police said, and investigators are now hoping surveillance images of the suspect will lead to his arrest. Continue reading »

Apr 222015
 
Three New Orleans police officers examine the crosswalk along Magazine Street where gunfire broke out on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Three New Orleans police officers examine the crosswalk along Magazine Street where gunfire broke out on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Gunfire broke out on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District on Wednesday morning, but this far no injuries have been reported in the shooting, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Apr 212015
 
An image promoting the "Grand Opening of Latin Fridays" from the "Cafe Ra" Instagram stream, which advertises events at 1379 Annunciation Street. (via instagram.com/ra_nola)

An image promoting the “Grand Opening of Latin Fridays” from the “Cafe Ra” Instagram stream, which advertises events at 1379 Annunciation Street. (via instagram.com/ra_nola)

New Orleans police and city and state alcohol officials ordered a halt to nightclub activity operating in a former firehouse on Annunciation Street earlier this month, saying that “Club Ra” was issued a live entertainment permit in error but that its activities bore little resemblance to the restaurant its zoning allows. Continue reading »

Apr 212015
 

Deanna Rudison (via opcso.org)

Deanna Rudison (via opcso.org)

A 55-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly dousing two teenage girls with bleach because she believed they had skipped her line in at a gas station, New Orleans police said, and they are still looking for the woman’s son who allegedly broke one of the girls’ arm during the altercation. Continue reading »

Apr 202015
 

Owen Courreges

There’s an old episode of “The Simpsons” where Marge is mugged and the police are useless to catch the perpetrator. Nevertheless, Marge conquers her own fear and anxiety, managing to capture the guy who did it single-handedly.

Police Chief Wiggum arrives at the scene and proceeds to lecture the gathering crowd. “She caught her own criminal, unlike the rest of you lazy bones.”

The crowd begins to look down sheepishly. “You’re not gonna find those criminals looking at your feet, people,” Chief Wiggum chastises. Continue reading »

Apr 162015
 

The Special Operations Division crest on the side of its armored vehicle, photographed by a Broadway Street resident during a Saturday night response to a hoax call on her block. (Submitted photo)

The Special Operations Division crest on the side of its armored vehicle, photographed by a Broadway Street resident during a Saturday night response to a hoax call on her block. (Submitted photo)

A man called the New Orleans Police Department this weekend saying that he had shot a woman at their Broadway Street home and intended to shoot any officers who approached the house, prompting a major response from elite NOPD officers in an armored vehicle who shut down roads around the home while they investigated.

The call turned out to be a hoax: the resident of the house emerged to tell officers she was fine and unharmed, and mystified who would make such a call or why. But her daughter, who studies Internet harassment across the country, believes the prank was directed at her as part of a new but quickly growing form of of online abuse spreading dangerously into real life. Continue reading »

Apr 152015
 
Six robberies along the Carrollton corridor from April 5-15. (map via NOPD, rotated for fit)

Six robberies along the Carrollton corridor from April 5-15. (map via NOPD, rotated for fit)

A man and woman walking a dog near Audubon Park were confronted at gunpoint Tuesday night by armed assailants on a spree of what is now four robberies in the neighborhoods near the Carrollton corridor, police say. Continue reading »

Apr 132015
 
The shooting took place at Washington and Broad, and the fleeing suspect crashed at Tulane and South Miro, police said. (map via NOPD)

The shooting took place at Washington and Broad, and the fleeing suspect crashed at Tulane and South Miro, police said. (map via NOPD)

Samuel Ash (via opcso.org)

Samuel Ash (via opcso.org)

Three teenagers were injured in a shooting Monday afternoon near a crowded bus stop at the busy Broadmoor intersection of Washington and Broad, but New Orleans police were able to quickly able to arrest the 27-year-old gunman, authorities said. Continue reading »