New Orleans police are searching for a man caught on security camera entering a closed business on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District and removing the cash from its register, authorities said.
An armed carjacker held his victim inside his own vehicle until he managed to escape Friday morning, New Orleans police said.
The 25-year-old man fatally shot on Thursday inside a Walmsley Street home while police say his girlfriend was playing with a gun has been identified, though the coroner said he is continuing to review evidence in the case.
Tulane University police will conduct an active-shooter training exercise inside the Reily Student Center on the evening of June 26 that will also involve a test of the campus’s outdoor-warning sirens, officials said.
Meanwhile, they are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of a woman in Broadmoor, a purse-snatching on South Carrollton Avenue, and a late-night incident where a man’s wallet was taken on Constance Street.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two women they want to question in connection with a robbery over the weekend on Baronne Street in Central City, authorities said.
One of the chief headaches one gets from monitoring the news cycle relates to the fact that it isn’t self-correcting. A tiny seed of disinformation grows to become a sturdy tree of conventional wisdom.
This is what happened with the so-called “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws following the shooting of Treyvon Martin in Florida by George Zimmerman. Most recently, it was criticized in a recent column by Jarvis DeBerry after being invoked by Algiers Pastor W.L.T. Littleton, who is accused of shooting a fleeing copper thief in the back of the head.
A gas station on South Carrollton Avenue was robbed at gunpoint overnight, New Orleans police said Sunday morning.
Generally speaking, we like Police Chief Michael Harrison and the NOPD. We think Chief Harrison is at least trying to do a good job within the budget and directives set by Mayor Landrieu. But there are serious neglect-of-duty and abuse-of-power issues hovering over the NOPD including yesterday’s City Council dialogue on the mishandling of sex-crime and child-abuse cases.
It is unfortunate that Chief Harrison did not address this problem before being forced to do so by a scathing report from IG Ed Quatrevaux. Even though Deputy Chief Arlinda Westbrook complied some frightening statistics that found wide-ranging administrative policy violations, no officer has been disciplined in the seven months since Quatrevaux’s initial report because of the prevailing good-old-boys network inside the NOPD where they protect their own.
Acknowledging the unpredictable maze of utility work and road closures that Uptown New Orleans has become, Entergy officials say their major upcoming project to replace transmission lines along Leake Avenue, Magazine and Annunciation streets will only require the streets to be shut down for hours at a time — not the days, weeks or months associated with other projects — and power is not expected to be shut off to any individual homes.