A pickup truck crashed through the wall of a South Claiborne Avenue gas station while it was open Saturday in attempt to steal the ATM, and New Orleans police say a second, similar heist was successful in Jefferson Parish the next day.
After a man who stole a safe from a cell phone store on Rousseau Street in the River Garden was caught on surveillance video, investigators are hoping that releasing photos of him will help lead to his identification, New Orleans police said.
Although the fire-damaged backup power system to the city’s pumps has now been repaired, the city has identified 17 of its 120 pumps that are out of service and need emergency repairs, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Saturday morning.
A carjacker in Hollygrove yanked a woman and her children out of her car Friday evening and drove off in it, then called her later that night to tell her where to find it, New Orleans police said.
The turbine powering the city’s pumping system that caught fire Wednesday evening has been repaired successfully, but that only restores the city’s pumping capacity to the levels prior to last weekend’s flooding, leaving New Orleans at “some risk,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Friday morning.
An overnight fire damaged the power to the city’s pumping system, leading to an increased risk of flooding across the Eastbank of New Orleans as more thunderstorms approach the city Thursday afternoon, authorities said. All public schools in the city will be closed through Friday.
“Obviously, this is a serious situation, but it is not something to be panicked about,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards late Thursday morning in a news conference with Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
The buck stops with Mayor Landrieu and the entire City Council for the mounting problems at the Sewerage & Water Board. Citizens who mopped up last weekend or are worried about today’s lack of pumping capacity have no one to blame but their elected officials – all of whom have clearly failed them.
After a fire early Tuesday morning heavily damaged a clothing store on Washington Avenue in Broadmoor, New Orleans fire officials have begun an arson investigation, citing suspicious circumstances.
A man was shot to death Monday night on South Prieur Street in Broadmoor, New Orleans Police said.
The three candidates seeking to succeed Stacy Head as the new At-Large member of the New Orleans City Council all expressed doubts Saturday about the need for a new gas-fired Entergy power station in New Orleans East in the face of residents’ opposition there.