A power line was knocked down, and several vehicles and a house were heavily damaged after a crash late Friday night on Tchoupitoulas Street, and more than 1,700 Uptown addresses were left without power afterward.
As she recently ended her term as president of the Climana Neighborhood Association in the Milan area, Rosalind Peychaud found herself grappling with the same issue that many neighborhood leaders do: New Orleans residents are the first ones to notice street-level problems with crime, blight, and other issues, but are often frustrated with how hard it is to get something done about it.
So, Peychaud whipped up her own solution: a grassroots campaign encouraging the use of the ubiquitous cell-phone camera for something more useful than selfies, positioning the neighborhood association as the advocate for reporting the problems captured in a photo and tracking their results.
A late-summer evening at Patois restaurant, with the final patrons chatting with the doors open — what should have been about as close to a perfect night in New Orleans as possible — instead turned into one of Uptown’s most brazen robberies in recent memory Thursday night when three men carrying guns barged in and took valuables from the nearly 20 people inside.
Almost simultaneously, police were pursuing suspects in a series of three carjacking incidents across the Uptown area, ultimately leading to several arrests.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to do a better job of estimating the risks of flooding around the U.S. With the upcoming 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – much of whose destruction was caused by poorly engineered and maintained levees – we naturally think about the heavy losses to our region, what it has taken to rebuild, and all the people who died or have not been able to return.
Armed robberies were reported on Josephine Street in Central City and at the Magnolia Discount on South Carrollton Avenue overnight, New Orleans police said Monday morning.
By MATT SLEDGE | The New Orleans AdvocateFor more than a week, authorities say, Larry Vail outran the New Orleans Police Department, taking part in a string of Uptown armed robberies.
But Vail’s luck ran out Thursday night, minutes after he took part in two more stickups and then bailed out of a Honda CR-V, police said.
Two separate robberies were reported within minutes of one another Thursday night a few blocks apart on Prytania Street and St. Charles Avenue, followed by a third case hours later on Willow Street, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans Police are looking for a ‘person of interest’ recorded on surveillance video to interview about the armed robbery two weeks ago of the Crescent City Pharmacy on Simon Bolivar Street in Central City, authorities said.
New Orleans police have begun releasing photos and video of the suspect in this weekend’s armed robbery on Walmsley Street in Fontainebleau, which is believed to be part of a wider spree of as many as five robberies by the same suspect, authorities said.
After a woman was carjacked at gunpoint Wednesday evening near the Fairgrounds, New Orleans police chased the teens inside her vehicle until they crashed on St. Charles Avenue, where they were arrested, authorities said.
Uptown residents were robbed at gunpoint of their belongings and in one case a vehicle in four separate incidents Saturday and Sunday on Walmsley Avenue in Fontainebleau, on Cherokee and Adams streets in Carrollton, and on Laurel Street in the Audubon area, New Orleans police said.