An unidentified woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon in a garbage can in an alleyway that runs behind several homes on Danneel Street in Central City, New Orleans police say.
My 11-year-old son used his allowance to purchase a BB gun at Academy Sports & Outdoors on a shopping trip with his grandfather a few weeks ago.
Needless to say, I wasn’t happy about it. My father, who grew up in Rosa, a rural agricultural community in St. Landry Parish, thought nothing of it. He grew up hunting deer, rabbit and whatever else was in season along with his eight brothers and scores of cousins. Back in his day, as kids, they handled real shotguns, not replicas, and missed weeks at a time of school to help his father in the fields.
After eluding police for more than a year, the suspect in an execution-style murder on Prytania Street was arrested late last month on the highway in rural Georgia.
NOPD Commander Paul Noel — who led the NOPD Special Victims Unit prior to his appointment to the Uptown-based Second District — has been named the leader of a task force to re-investigate sex cases ignored by detectives since his departure and recommend new policies to reform the unit, officials announced Tuesday.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has announced a $2,500 reward for information in the fire that destroyed a New Orleans political consultant’s cars and heavily damaged his home earlier this month.
A magistrate judge agreed Monday to lower the bond for the alleged driver in a fatal crash on Magazine Street so that he can return to work while awaiting trial on a charge of vehicular homicide.
Two businesses on South Claiborne Avenue — a dollar store and an auto-parts store — were robbed at gunpoint Sunday, New Orleans police said, and investigators have released surveillance photos of dollar-store robbery in hopes of identifying a suspect.
There’s an old joke that “NOPD” stands for “Not Our Problem, Dude.” When it comes to investigating sex crimes, alas, it’s simply the reality of the situation.
A report from the New Orleans Office of the Inspector General released this past week showed that the NOPD is essentially ignoring the vast majority of sex crimes. The OIG report studied 1,290 sex crime incidents from 2011 to 2013 assigned to five detectives (almost a third of the 16 detectives in the Special Victims Section). Of those, only 179, or 14%, included a supplemental report reflecting that the claim had been properly investigated.
A Fern Street resident shot and killed an apparently unarmed man in his front yard on Thursday morning, and investigators are still trying to determine what led to the shooting, New Orleans police said.
On the same morning that five people were killed in a house fire in Broadmoor, New Orleans firefighters rescued another man from a burning apartment complex on South Carrollton Avenue, and an elderly man’s bathrobe caught fire in Central City, burning him and his grandson.
Five people — two adults and three children — were killed in a fire overnight at a home on South Miro Street by General Pershing in Broadmoor, authorities said Tuesday morning.
A man allegedly fleeing from Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies in a stolen vehicle Saturday evening crashed into two other vehicles on South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans, then tried to hide on the rooftop of a nearby restaurant before he was arrested, authorities said.
After a break-in at a home under renovation on Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man caught on surveillance camera.
A number of fundraisers have been created to help the family apparently targeted by Thursday morning’s firebombing just off Prytania Street, many of which have been organized by the many community groups they belong to.