May 112018
 

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A motorcyclist who crashed into a canal near Xavier University in 2016, killing the school teacher riding as his passenger, was found guilty Thursday night of vehicular homicide, and now faces up to 10 years in prison, court officials said. Continue reading »

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May 102018
 

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After an overnight break-in at the cell-phone store on South Carrollton Avenue and damage to a door and window at a nearby Subway restaurant, investigators have obtained surveillance images of a suspect that they hope can help lead to an arrest, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 082018
 

Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze in a two-story garage on Cherry Street on Monday afternoon. (photo by New Orleans Fire Department photo unit)

Firefighters battle a fire in a garage on Cherry Street on Monday. (photo by New Orleans Fire Department photo unit)

A fire Monday afternoon that started at a home on Cherry Street in Hollygrove spread to a two-story garage next door, creating a blaze that took more than an hour for New Orleans firefighters to bring under control, authorities said.

The fire started at a home in the 3300 block of Cherry Street shortly before 4:45 p.m., according to the New Orleans Fire Department. Firefighters were on scene within five minutes, and “found a two-story wood-framed brick veneer duplex with heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear,” the NOFD report states. “A large two-story garage located adjacent to the fire building was also on fire upon arrival.” Continue reading »

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May 082018
 

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A man broke into a St. Andrew Street apartment complex’s laundry room and stole the change from inside the washing machines last week, but police are hoping a surveillance photo of him will lead to his identification and arrest. Continue reading »

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May 042018
 

Firefighters respond to a fire in a multi-unit home on the corner of Freret and First streets on Friday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A large, multi-unit home on Freret Street caught fire Friday morning, but New Orleans firefighters were able to extinguish it quickly enough to save the structure and no injuries were reported, authorities said.

NOFD Superintendent Tim McConnell speaks to reporters at the scene of a fire in a multi-unit home on the corner of Freret and First streets on Friday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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May 032018
 

A woman asked a man for a ride, then pepper-sprayed him and took his belongings from the center console of his vehicle before escaping, but investigators are hoping that surveillance footage of her can lead to her arrest, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 012018
 

Jason Adams (via Orleans jail)

The man who drove a Lamborghini at speeds well over 100 mph through Uptown New Orleans before crashing into floodwall and killing his passenger two years ago pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide on Monday, and may now face a decade or more in prison. Continue reading »

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Apr 302018
 

Matthew Farrell (via Orleans Parish jail)

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Alexander Davenport (via Orleans Parish jail)

Four men ranging in age from 18 to 22 have been arrested on rape charges in connection with a sexual assault reported by a Tulane student at her South Claiborne Avenue home, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Apr 282018
 

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A woman who got into her vehicle on St. Mary Street early Saturday morning was beaten and robbed by an attacker who was already inside, but she fired a shot at him after he took her bag, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Apr 272018
 

Michael Vanwhalraven (image via Orleans jail)

A 47-year-old Hollygrove man who fled to California after a 10-year-old girl told her school counselor that he had been raping her for the previous two years has been arrested, extradited back to New Orleans and indicted by a grand jury, Orleans Parish prosecutors said. Continue reading »

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