A 32-year-old man was critically injured after being shot several times on Magnolia Street on Wednesday evening, police said.
Most public direct-run and charter schools in New Orleans — and all private Catholic schools — will reopen as normally on Thursday, and all city services will resume, officials said.
The worst precipitation of this week’s winter storm may have passed New Orleans with relatively little damage, but dangerous driving conditions will persist as freezing temperatures continue through Thursday morning, officials said.
“This is the word of the day: ice,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “It’s dangerous.”
“Don’t let the conditions right now fool you,” said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas in a news conference late Tuesday morning. “Change is definitely coming. Rain, and ice and standing ice are on the way.”
After a year of discussion and a month of revisions, the New Orleans City Council met very little opposition Thursday morning to a series of changes to crowd behavior during Mardi Gras parades — including a six-foot setback for viewing ladders and a prohibition on roping off the neutral ground or placing private portable toilets on public property.
But one community activist running for City Council urged the city to take an additional step: banning smoking during the parades.
The 58 armed robberies reported in the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District in 2013 is the lowest that number has been in at least 10 years, a dramatic reduction of nearly 80 percent over the last decade, ranking officers said Wednesday in a year-end review of crime statistics.
Investigators have identified three teenage suspects believed to be responsible for a violent carjacking on Camp Street, New Orleans Police said.
Police also arrested two people immediately after an armed robbery on Clio Street earlier this week, and are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects in two more cases.
Turner was arrested on an attempted-murder charge in February following a shooting in the 2800 block of Audubon Street.
Meanwhile, a wide-ranging investigation may have broken up the gang responsible for those robberies at the year’s end, investigators say.
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…So the City Attorney, the Head of the Taxi Bureau and the Chief of Police walk into a bar. The Taxi Bureau Chief says: “Barkeep! Three beers for these dedicated mayoral appointees!” Obligingly, the bartender slides three bottles of beer down the bar.
In December, the city of New Orleans announced the opening of the Wisner Dog Run, the first free, official place for dogs to play without a leash in the city limits, accomplished by a maze of new fencing between the existing Wisner Park softball field, basketball courts and playgrounds that allows pets ample room to romp.
“This is something that people in the neighborhood have been waiting for for a very long time,” said Sam Winston of the Friends of Wisner Park. “People are just thrilled.”
Though Uptown dog owners and neighborhood residents cheer the development, it represents a significant departure from a much more ambitious plan discussed at public forums throughout the city in 2012 for as many as 20 new dog parks and dog runs on vacant land across the city. Instead, city officials are now evaluating new spaces for dogs to get off-leash exercise on a case-by-case basis, and Wisner may represent the new model for the future of how dogs, their owners and other park-goers play together in New Orleans in the future.
Jeffrey Orshoski, whom relatives reported missing on Wednesday after he failed to show up at his job all week, has been found “alive and well,” police officials said Saturday evening.