Apr 042017

No stop sign on St. Andrew at St. Charles Avenue (photo by Owen Courreges for UptownMessenger.com)

Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Although I am trying to seize the mantle of New Orleans’ resident anti-government curmudgeon, I generally try to avoid playing chicken little. However, it is becoming increasingly evident to me that local government is incapable of providing certain very basic services. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that the city has simply run out of money.

Earlier this year, I wrote a column in which I pointed out that the city was doing an extremely poor job of replacing street signs. Now, months later, things have become much worse. Continue reading »

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Mar 302017

A 15-year-old student at Isidore Newman School has been arrested after he allegedly posted a photo Wednesday morning of several rifles and a shotgun online with the message “Don’t come to school tomorrow,” New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Mar 302017

Sharlaina Lowry (via NOPD)

Zachary Stoughton (via NOPD)

Two Seattle residents were arrested Wednesday with a stash of drugs including heroin, crystal meth, Ecstasy and pills as well as a 9-mm handgun in a traffic stop on Fern Street, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Mar 212017

NOPD Officer Nicole Honore (left) demonstrates the Second District’s new exterior camera system for Morris Bart (center), who donated it to the station to help with security. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Concerned about recent acts of violence against police officers around the country, prominent attorney and Uptown resident Morris Bart has donated a system of security cameras to the New Orleans Police Department that fully surrounds the Second District building on Magazine Street. Continue reading »

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