The man retreated into the fountain in the park before he was arrested on charges of trespassing, simple criminal damage to property and disturbing the peace, and experts say the case speaks yet again to a dangerous lack of resources in New Orleans to treat the mentally ill.
My son was 5 years old when he made the disturbing announcement that “Cornbread” had been shot.
He told me a detailed account of Cornbread dribbling a basketball in the rain when “they” shot him — shot him in the back! Panicked at the thought that my son might have somehow witnessed a murder, I interrogated him: Who is Cornbread? Who is “they”? Where did you see Cornbread? When did you see Cornbread?
A South Claiborne Avenue pedestrian was killed Monday when a dump truck crashed into a building and turned over, and emergency workers closed the downtown-bound side of the busy street to traffic near Martin Luther King Boulevard as they worked to clear the wreckage.
When it comes to Alcoholic Beverage Outlets (ABOs), the city is an irredeemable bully. Unless Mayor Landrieu steps in, it’s likely to continue.
Case in point: The Country Club, a bar and restaurant located in the Bywater, has long been famous for amenities such as its pool and sauna. It is also known for its freewheeling, hedonistic atmosphere particularly characterized by its “clothing optional” policy.
A 27-year-old man was shot to death Sunday afternoon on Washington Avenue in Central City, New Orleans police said.
Loyola University will host its annual candlelight vigil and march against sexual assault this Wednesday (Oct. 29) with an estimated 600 participants. The march will start from the Marquette lawn on Loyola’s campus and move down St. Charles to Tulane’s campus, where survivors will share their stories.
After a man found an object in the garage of a Riverbend home on Friday afternoon that resembled a World War II explosive, New Orleans police closed the surrounding streets to secure the object.
The New Orleans Police lieutenant charged with leading investigations in the Uptown-based Second District was promoted this week to commander and charged with leading the city’s crime lab.
The boarded-up LeRoux banquet hall on Louisiana Avenue was damaged after catching fire Thursday afternoon, New Orleans firefighters said.
Two women carjacked a driver at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon in the Lower Garden District, then led police on a chase into Central City, where they crashed and were arrested after trying to escape on foot, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police are looking for two men who tried to grab a money bag from a cashier at the Walmart on Tchoupitoulas Street last week, authorities said.
Last week, an eighth grader at a ReNew Schools charter in New Orleans East suffered second-degree burns from having scalding water thrown on him by another student. He required skin grafts for the wounds to his legs. This wasn’t the first time this student had been attacked on campus. A few months earlier, a different student slammed his head into the concrete. He reported that incident too.
I applaud this student for being brave enough to come forward. It takes guts to speak out against bullying.
Anyone who caught the RTA, or the “Rita” as we called it, to school in New Orleans in the 1990s or 2000s has a wild story or two to tell about extreme bullying.