Israeli and New Orleans experts are convening this week to discuss topics relating to disaster preparation and response, culminating in lectures open to the public Tuesday evening at Ochsner Medical Center and Wednesday evening at Tulane University.
The Exodus Place Community Center — which coordinates job training and placement, educational and housing opportunities in an effort to treat the causes of violent crime — will celebrate the grand opening of its building at Fourth and Dryades on Wednesday (Dec. 4).
A 30-year-old man was shot to death early Saturday morning on an Erato Street sidewalk, New Orleans police said.
A man was shot several times Wednesday morning on Louisiana Avenue Parkway in Broadmoor, New Orleans police said.
A handgun went off inside a band room at Sophie B. Wright Charter School last week, prompting the arrest of two teenage students who allegedly had the weapon, New Orleans police said.
In a separate case, a man accused of fighting a bicyclist last weekend in a robbery attempt on South Claiborne Avenue turned himself in after surveillance video caught an image of him, authorities said.
A 7-year-old girl inside her home was grazed by a stray bullet in a shooting Wednesday night in Central City that also hospitalized a 33-year-old man, New Orleans police said.
The French government has issued a warning to travelers visiting New Orleans to avoid leaving the Garden District for Central City or the Irish Channel, according to our partners at WWL-TV. The notice urges French travelers not to stray north of St. Charles Avenue or south of Magazine Street (“au nord de l’avenue Saint-Charles et au sud de la rue Magazine“) when they are in the Garden District.
Should applications for jobs with the City of New Orleans ask if a person has any previous felony convictions? Mayor Landrieu, to his credit, says no.
Referred to as “banning the box,” cutting this query from employment applications won’t do away with background checks. It would, however, prevent a “yes” answer from eliminating an otherwise qualified candidate from the interview process based on biases against those with criminal records. Background checks, as they should, would come down the line once that person is considered for hiring; and even then, a felony conviction won’t be an employment barrier.
A man was fatally shot Monday afternoon while driving near Josephine and LaSalle streets in Central City, and his vehicle ran into a house near the shooting scene, New Orleans police said.
The shooting of a 15-year-old boy Sunday evening on Dryades Street was prompted by a dispute over a “love triangle,” and a teenage suspect has been arrested, New Orleans police said.
A sexual act between two boys, ages 12 and 14, allegedly witnessed on a school bus in the Irish Channel on Tuesday evening has prompted a rape investigation, New Orleans police said.