Feb 102016
 

Cortrell Bryant (via opcso.org)

Cortrell Bryant (via opcso.org)

A 23-year-old man was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly shot two people on St. Charles Avenue as the day’s Mardi Gras festivities were winding down — the second shooting in a Carnival season in which police seized nearly 30 other guns, but none on the Uptown route. Continue reading »

Feb 082016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

One man was shot in the neck in Broadmoor on late Monday morning, and another was shot in the leg on Hamilton Street in Hollygrove later Monday evening, New Orleans police said.

The first shooting took place around 10:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, when police met the 29-year-old victim in the 3200 block of Toledano Street, said NOPD Officer Frank Robertson III. He told police he was originally shot near Milan and South Galvez streets and drove himself to Toledano, but detectives were still “trying to confirm the original location of the incident” later in the day, Robertson notes.

The victim was taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition afterward, Robertson said.

Around 5:30 p.m. Monday, a 35-year-old man showed up at the hospital in a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the leg, Robertson said. He told police he had been shot near Palm and Hamilton streets in Hollygrove, but that location was still considered “preliminary” as detectives investigate.

His injury was not considered life-threatening, Robertson said.

Further details were not immediately available in either case. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

Jan 282016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Though the April elections are still months away, Mayor Landrieu brought his pitch for additional taxes to hire 400 new police officers and fund millions owed firefighters to the often skeptical Bureau of Governmental Relations yesterday. Before getting to the money ask, Landrieu spun his story of accomplishments, just in case BGR members “hadn’t been paying attention” the last six years. He also explained that with only 831 days left in his term – he counts every day – he wants to go faster rather than slower, do more rather than less. Continue reading »

Jan 272016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

One woman had her SUV taken from her by force Tuesday afternoon from a Willow Street parking lot, and another woman was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night on Josephine Street in Central City, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 262016
 
The "SC" icons refer to simple rapes; the gray mask icons represent burglaries. (map via NOPD)

The “SC” icons refer to simple rapes; the gray mask icons represent burglaries. (map via NOPD)

Oliver Jerde (via opcso.org)

Oliver Jerde (via opcso.org)

Two of the five home invasions in the university-area that were under investigation this month involved the rape of sleeping victims, New Orleans police now say, contradicting previous suggestions that the victims were unharmed. Continue reading »

Jan 252016
 

New Orleans firefighters discovered a decomposed body under the Carrollton Avenue interstate off-ramp on Saturday morning, and a tugboat captain found a man’s body floating in the Mississippi River near Carrollton on Sunday evening, authorities said. Continue reading »

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