A two-story house on Freret Street in the university area caught fire Wednesday afternoon, displacing the 11 residents of six apartments inside.
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.
Thousands of Uptown New Orleans residents lost power on Monday morning as strong storms brought a tornado watch to the city, according to Entergy maps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.