Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to continue to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane today as it marches across the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall this evening, likely on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Due to inclement weather from Tropical Storm Gordon, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has announced that all public schools in Orleans Parish will be closed on Tuesday, Sep. 4.
Students and families are urged to adhere to city-wide recommendations concerning the storm. Announcements regarding additional days will be forthcoming.
A man was robbed of his car at gunpoint Monday evening on Dryades Street, and a teenager was shot shortly afterward on Martin Luther King Boulevard, New Orleans police said.
The new headquarters of the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District in Gert Town — as well as the new indoor pool on the same lot — are nearly complete after more than a year of construction, but no opening date has been announced.
A man was beaten in the face with a glass bottle and robbed of his money overnight on Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans police said Friday morning.
A man walking on St. Charles Avenue near the overpass was stabbed Sunday morning in a robbery attempt, New Orleans police said.
Three people were arrested this week in the investigation into an armed robbery on Delachaise Street, New Orleans police said.
A man already convicted of a sexual-battery charge has been indicted on allegations of raping a 7-year-old girl three years ago in Central City, Orleans Parish prosecutors said.
New Orleans police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are responding Thursday to a threat of a bomb that was emailed to De La Salle High School on St. Charles Avenue, authorities said.