Jan 262016
 
The "SC" icons refer to simple rapes; the gray mask icons represent burglaries. (map via NOPD)

The “SC” icons refer to simple rapes; the gray mask icons represent burglaries. (map via NOPD)

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Oliver Jerde (via opcso.org)

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. Continue reading »

Jan 252016
 

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. Continue reading »

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Jan 212016
 
NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison (left) congratulates new Second District Commander Shaun Ferguson with a handshake during a community meeting this week at Touro Infirmary. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison (left) congratulates new Second District Commander Shaun Ferguson with a handshake during a community meeting this week at Touro Infirmary. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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. Continue reading »

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Jan 202016
 
A NOPD detective examines an item on the street outside the Monkey Hill bar after the robbery there Sept. 29, 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A NOPD detective examines an item on the street outside the Monkey Hill bar after the robbery there Sept. 29, 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Jockquaren Van Norman (via opcso.org)

Jockquaren Van Norman

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Nicholas Spiller

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Dwayne Stevenson

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Wesley Davis

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.

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Jan 182016
 

Home invasion cases on Lowerline Street, Oak Street and South Carrollton. Not shown is the most recent case in the 1100 block of Broadway. (map via NOPD)

Home invasion cases on Lowerline Street, Oak Street and South Carrollton. Not shown is the most recent case in the 1100 block of Broadway. (map via NOPD)

A quick rash of five home invasions in the university area over the weekend may all be the work of the same man, an intruder who appears in sleeping women’s bedrooms and then flees without harming them, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jan 122016
 

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. Continue reading »

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