A four-unit apartment building on South Salcedo Street caught fire over the weekend, but no one was injured and New Orleans firefighters were able to keep the blaze contained to the apartment where it started, authorities said.
Although I am trying to seize the mantle of New Orleans’ resident anti-government curmudgeon, I generally try to avoid playing chicken little. However, it is becoming increasingly evident to me that local government is incapable of providing certain very basic services. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that the city has simply run out of money.
Earlier this year, I wrote a column in which I pointed out that the city was doing an extremely poor job of replacing street signs. Now, months later, things have become much worse.
After a man broke into Midway Pizza early Thursday morning, New Orleans police are hoping that surveillance video can help identify him, authorities said.
A 15-year-old student at Isidore Newman School has been arrested after he allegedly posted a photo Wednesday morning of several rifles and a shotgun online with the message “Don’t come to school tomorrow,” New Orleans police said.
The Isidore Newman School is closed today (Thursday, March 30) after a “threat of violence” was posted to social media, though the person responsible has already been identified, school officials said.
A 55-year-old woman was arrested this week on a negligent homicide charge in connection with 2015 crash on Toledano Street that killed a pedestrian, New Orleans police said.
The suspect in a shooting that left a man dead on Foucher Street in the Milan neighborhood in November has been arrested on a murder charge in California, New Orleans police said.