The Advance Auto Parts on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed of merchandise at knifepoint on Wednesday morning, New Orleans police said.
After two homicides so far this year just blocks apart in the nearby Milan neighborhood, members of the Delachaise Neighborhood Association decided Tuesday night to begin exploring the idea of a tax-funded security and improvement district to pay for extra police patrols.
Thirty people were left without a home Wednesday evening after a fire on Cambronne Street in a building that the New Orleans Fire Department said lacked a working smoke alarm, authorities said.
A man was shot to death Wednesday evening near Freret and Peniston streets in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
A four-unit apartment building on South Salcedo Street caught fire over the weekend, but no one was injured and New Orleans firefighters were able to keep the blaze contained to the apartment where it started, authorities said.