Two of the five home invasions in the university-area that were under investigation this month involved the rape of sleeping victims, New Orleans police now say, contradicting previous suggestions that the victims were unharmed.
New Orleans firefighters discovered a decomposed body under the Carrollton Avenue interstate off-ramp on Saturday morning, and a tugboat captain found a man’s body floating in the Mississippi River near Carrollton on Sunday evening, authorities said.
The fourth man indicted this week in last year’s brazen robberies of three Uptown New Orleans restaurants turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, New Orleans police said.
In his first major community meeting with residents of the Uptown-based Second District, NOPD Commander Shaun Ferguson promised to make response times to emergency calls and reducing armed robberies his top priorities.
Three people have been arrested in connection with last fall’s robberies at three Uptown restaurants, and a fourth suspect remains at large, New Orleans police announced Wednesday afternoon.
A man in his 40s was shot on Eleonore Street early Wednesday morning, New Orleans police said.
An unidentified man in his 20s was shot to death Sunday night on Joliet Street in Carrollton, New Orleans police said.
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A kitchen fire in a second-floor apartment spread to a neighboring apartment and three Magazine Street businesses below Monday night, but everyone escaped the three-alarm blaze without injury, New Orleans firefighters said.