Sep 042018
 
Tropical Storm Gordon may strengthening into a hurricane by 7 p.m. tonight

The 10 a.m. update from the National Weather Service shows Tropical Storm Gordon strengthening into a hurricane by 7 p.m., with tropical-storm force winds reaching New Orleans by 8 p.m.

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. Continue reading »

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Sep 032018
 

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. Continue reading »

Aug 272018
 

The new NOPD Second District station at 3411 Broadway Street, with the new Gert Town natatorium behind it. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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.

The Gert Town Natatorium, photographed in early August. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Aug 232018
 

(image via NOPD)

After a man was beaten last week by a gun-wielding assailant on Bellecastle Street, investigators are hoping the public can help identify a suspect using surveillance video of a car believed to have been involved, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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