May 162015
 

A project to repair sidewalks on Coliseum Square near the International School of Louisiana accidentally punctured a still-functioning drainage canal dating back to the 1880s, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV. The city is now working on a plan to repair the canal and complete the sidewalk project without damaging the nearby oak trees, Capo reports, though neighbors are worried about the unfinished construction site left so close to a school.

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May 122015
 
(images via NOPD)

(images via NOPD)

New Orleans police have released images of a man who alleged robbed a victim at gunpoint Monday afternoon– forcing him into his home and then driving off in his car — on Freret Street in the university area, authorities said. Continue reading »

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May 072015
 
The front door of a home in the 2300 block of Octavia Street remains charred on Tuesday afternoon, with tatters of the American flag that was also burned. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The front door of a home in the 2300 block of Octavia Street remains charred on Tuesday afternoon, with tatters of the American flag that was also burned. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Shreds of charred red, white and blue fabric still sat on the scorched doorstep of an Octavia Street home on Tuesday afternoon, after a fire apparently started on an American flag temporarily displaced the family from their home and left neighbors both baffled and disturbed. Continue reading »

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May 072015
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Our usually right-on-point Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux has been in the news twice this week — first with his remarks that maybe more, better-paid police is not the answer to our crime problems and then about his proposed “divorce” with Police Monitor Susan Hutson. Now it is true that Quatrevaux is white and that Hutson, most of the police and the people they are sworn to protect are not. Does Quatrevaux just see things differently or is there more to his feelings than meets the eye? Continue reading »

May 062015
 
Entergy crews converge on Pine Street near Olive Street in Gert Town, where a damaged transmission line knocked out power to much of the Carrollton area briefly on Wednesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Entergy crews converge on Pine Street near Olive Street in Gert Town, where a falling shield wire knocked out power to much of the Carrollton area briefly on Wednesday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Damage to lines in the Gert Town area very briefly knocked out power Wednesday afternoon to a wide swath of neighborhoods around Carrollton in Uptown and Mid-City, but power was quickly restored, Entergy officials said. Continue reading »

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May 062015
 

Devin Thornsberry (via opcso.org)

Devin Thornsberry (via opcso.org)

Randi Porter (via opcso.org)

Randi Porter (via opcso.org)

A man in his early 20s was carjacked at gunpoint Tuesday night on St. Thomas Street, but police found the vehicle and arrested three teenage suspects inside it shortly afterward, New Orleans authorities said. Continue reading »

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May 012015
 
New Orleans police officers close an Interstate 10 on-ramp to divert protesters marching in support of demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (image via WWL-TV)

New Orleans police officers close an Interstate 10 on-ramp to divert protesters marching in support of demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (image via WWL-TV)

As the city of Baltimore struggles with ongoing unrest related to the use of force by police there, two high-ranking New Orleans Police Department officers (including one from the Uptown-based Second District) have spent the week embedded with law enforcement agencies assisting with crowd control there, city officials said. Continue reading »

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