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.
After a man broke into Midway Pizza early Thursday morning, New Orleans police are hoping that surveillance video can help identify him, authorities said.
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.
The Isidore Newman School is closed today (Thursday, March 30) after a “threat of violence” was posted to social media, though the person responsible has already been identified, school officials said.
A 55-year-old woman was arrested this week on a negligent homicide charge in connection with 2015 crash on Toledano Street that killed a pedestrian, New Orleans police said.
The suspect in a shooting that left a man dead on Foucher Street in the Milan neighborhood in November has been arrested on a murder charge in California, New Orleans police said.
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.