A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle near St. Charles and Toledano around 3 a.m. Thursday, police officials say.
A vacant Tulane fraternity house was damaged in a fire early Friday morning, authorities said, leaving a newly scorched structure directly next door to an empty lot on Broadway Street where a frat house that burned last October was recently torn down.
The former Sigma Alpha Mu house at 712 Broadway caught fire around 1 a.m. July 20, said Tulane University spokesman Michael Strecker. The building was unoccupied and undergoing renovations, so there were no injuries, Strecker said. He referred questions about the cause of the fire to the New Orleans Fire Department, which did not have information on the investigation readily available Tuesday afternoon.
A Carrollton Avenue gas station was robbed Monday night, and a woman leaving Freret Street was attacked from behind in a purse snatching last week, police said.
No one was injured in the crash near the Pontchartrain Expressway just before 5 p.m. rush hour, according to our partners at WWL-TV:
A man walking his dog Monday morning was cut with a knife and robbed of his wallet on Calhoun Street in the university area, police said.
A shed in a Laurel Street backyard caught fire Monday afternoon and spread to the main house, damaging the rear bedroom and the attic and drawing firefighters from the scene of a much larger Constance Street fire from just a few hours earlier.
An abandoned service station at the corner of Constance and Peniston streets burned to the ground Monday morning, damaging the house next door but harming no one, witnesses and officials said.
For those of you who have been under a rock since, well, ever, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) don’t always see eye to eye. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where they just plain don’t like each other.
Part of the issue is that Landrieu has repeatedly said that the NOPD has sufficient manpower, while PANO argues that it has been chronically understaffed. The latest volley occurred recently when PANO released the results of a survey performed by Tulane Criminologist Peter Scharf. That study purported to show that an overwhelming majority of NOPD officers feel the department needs more officers and better equipment, and that morale is circling the drain.
After a wounded man at the hospital claimed to have been caught in the crossfire of a early-evening gun battle at the busy corner of Magazine and Louisiana, investigators have found “no evidence” that suggests the shooting actually took place there, authorities said Thursday evening.
A 26-year-old man was found guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday evening in a 2011 shooting that claimed the life of a 19-year-old known as a peacemaker and shut down a Freret Street trouble spot.
The new owner of a Maple Street college bar that last year struck a bargain with the city to stay open amid allegations of underage drinking and other violations is now being praised for his efforts to make peace with his neighbors.
The crash was reported around 2:30 a.m. on Broadway near Zimpel, and Mayor Landrieu arrived on scene, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV. Landrieu later said that he stood apart from the crash investigation and that proper protocol will be followed:
A man suffered two gunshot wounds to the knee and one to the finger Monday evening in the crossfire of a shooting at the busy intersection of Magazine Street and Louisiana Avenue, authorities said.
You know, if I ever have kids, I think I’ll send them to Company Burger for school. It’s probably cheaper than paying for a traditional private school, and I hear the cafeteria is awesome.
What? You say that Company Burger isn’t a school? It’s a burger joint?
Oh my. Somebody might want to alert Mayor Landrieu before he starts subsidizing it as a charter school.
A Hollygrove community group is hosting a “Stop the Violence” rally this afternoon in Conrad Park, featuring food, music, sports and motivational speaking.
City officials hope to bring a critical mass of volunteers back to Taylor Park in the Hoffman Triangle on Saturday, updating last year’s “Fight the Blight” efforts with this year’s “NOLA for Life” murder-reduction strategy.