Feb 272015
 

A NOPD officer stretches crime-scene tape across the South Broad overpass during a homicide investigation. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An investigation into the shooting death of a man whose body was left on South Broad near New Orleans Police headquarters shut down the busy Broad Street overpass on Friday afternoon, according to a report at Mid-City Messenger.

Feb 252015
 
New Orleans police officers look for evidence around a black Honda Accord in the 4000 block of Eden Street, where bullet holes were visible in a glass door of one of the buildings. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans police officers look for evidence around a black Honda Accord in the 4000 block of Eden Street, where bullet holes were visible in a glass door of one of the buildings. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An angry boyfriend shot at a woman’s home Wednesday afternoon just off the busy intersection of Washington and Broad Street, injuring no one but leading to the arrest of one person and a warrant for another, police said. Continue reading »

Feb 242015
 
Firefighters prepare to enter a burning house at the corner of Philip and Chestnut streets in the Garden District on Tuesday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Firefighters prepare to enter a burning house at the corner of Philip and Chestnut streets in the Garden District on Tuesday afternoon as water cascades from the upper floors. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The fire damaged the upper story of the house at Philip and Chestnut.  (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The fire damaged the upper story of the house at Philip and Chestnut. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A century-old, three-story Garden District home caught fire shortly after noon Tuesday on Philip Street, but the lone woman inside was able to escape unharmed and officials say much of the house can likely be rebuilt. Continue reading »

Feb 242015
 
A mangled bicycle sits near a stalled train near Leake Avenue following the discovery of a dead man's body there the morning of Feb. 4. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

A mangled bicycle sits near a stalled train near Leake Avenue following the discovery of a dead man’s body there the morning of Feb. 4. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

The man pushing a bicycle along the train tracks near Leake Avenue earlier this month has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office, authorities said. Continue reading »

Feb 162015
 

Owen Courreges

Mardi Gras is a time for drunken debauchery. Carnival is also a time when our city is most laid bare for the country to see. Our people are judged, our government is judged, and the general quality of our celebration is – as one would expect – judged.

This year, I have stared into the maw of the beast that is our Carnival Season and drawn out the following scorecard (thus far): Continue reading »