Apr 282015
 
The Uptown Pharmacy at Nashville and Magazine was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday, police say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Uptown Pharmacy at Nashville and Magazine was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday, police say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A pharmacy at Nashville Avenue and Magazine Street that was open in spite of the power outage following Monday’s storms in New Orleans was robbed at gunpoint of cash and painkillers by three masked men on Tuesday afternoon, police and the victims said. Continue reading »

Apr 272015
 

Cody Hunter (via opcso.org)

Cody Hunter (via opcso.org)

Jovonta Robertson (via opsco.org)

Jovonta Robertson (via opsco.org)

Joseph Morgan (via opcso.org)

Joseph Morgan (via opcso.org)

Three men opened fire on a group of four teenagers Monday night on Constance Street in the Irish Channel — critically wounding one of them in the head — but all three suspects were arrested shortly afterward on charges of attempted murder, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Apr 272015
 
Three New Orleans police officers examine the crosswalk along Magazine Street where gunfire broke out on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Three New Orleans police officers examine the crosswalk along Magazine Street where gunfire broke out on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Owen Courreges

In case of emergency, call 911. Then wait. And wait. And wait.

If you wait long enough, there’s some chance the line will just disconnect. Then you can try again. Repeat as necessary.

This was certainly the lesson learned by onlookers to a shooting this past Wednesday in the Lower Garden District on Magazine Street. The pair, two workers toiling away in an nearby office, heard the sound of gunshots and then peered out the window to view the aftermath. There, they saw some men scrambling. Thankfully, nobody was hit.

Both of the witnesses dutifully called 911. The first waited for nearly three minutes for her call to be answered. The other waited the same amount of time… only to be disconnected. Continue reading »

Apr 262015
 

A map of the Carrollton area, via NOPD. The robberies from this morning have not yet appeared on the crime maps.

A map of the Carrollton area, via NOPD. The robberies from this morning have not yet appeared on the crime maps.

Two women were each hit by armed assailants in two separate robberies overnight within minutes of each other in the Carrollton neighborhood, New Orleans Police said Sunday morning, and another woman was attacked in a home invasion on Baronne Street in Central City. Continue reading »

Apr 232015
 
A NOPD lieutenant and sergeant confer at the corner of St. Andrew and Magazine, following Wednesday's shooting there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A NOPD lieutenant and sergeant confer at the corner of St. Andrew and Magazine, following Wednesday’s shooting there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A 19-year-old man has been identified as the shooter in Wednesday morning’s burst of gunfire on Magazine Street, and the 19-year-old woman who drove his getaway vehicle has been arrested as his accomplice, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Apr 232015
 
(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

An unidentified man punched another person in the face, knocking him to the ground, and then made off with his wallet earlier this week in front of the Sandpiper Lounge on Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans police said, and investigators are now hoping surveillance images of the suspect will lead to his arrest. Continue reading »

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Apr 222015
 
Three New Orleans police officers examine the crosswalk along Magazine Street where gunfire broke out on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Three New Orleans police officers examine the crosswalk along Magazine Street where gunfire broke out on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Gunfire broke out on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District on Wednesday morning, but this far no injuries have been reported in the shooting, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Apr 212015
 
An image promoting the "Grand Opening of Latin Fridays" from the "Cafe Ra" Instagram stream, which advertises events at 1379 Annunciation Street. (via instagram.com/ra_nola)

An image promoting the “Grand Opening of Latin Fridays” from the “Cafe Ra” Instagram stream, which advertises events at 1379 Annunciation Street. (via instagram.com/ra_nola)

New Orleans police and city and state alcohol officials ordered a halt to nightclub activity operating in a former firehouse on Annunciation Street earlier this month, saying that “Club Ra” was issued a live entertainment permit in error but that its activities bore little resemblance to the restaurant its zoning allows. Continue reading »

Apr 212015
 

Deanna Rudison (via opcso.org)

Deanna Rudison (via opcso.org)

A 55-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly dousing two teenage girls with bleach because she believed they had skipped her line in at a gas station, New Orleans police said, and they are still looking for the woman’s son who allegedly broke one of the girls’ arm during the altercation. Continue reading »

Apr 202015
 

Owen Courreges

There’s an old episode of “The Simpsons” where Marge is mugged and the police are useless to catch the perpetrator. Nevertheless, Marge conquers her own fear and anxiety, managing to capture the guy who did it single-handedly.

Police Chief Wiggum arrives at the scene and proceeds to lecture the gathering crowd. “She caught her own criminal, unlike the rest of you lazy bones.”

The crowd begins to look down sheepishly. “You’re not gonna find those criminals looking at your feet, people,” Chief Wiggum chastises. Continue reading »