Thousands of residents and businesses temporarily lost power Tuesday afternoon after a breaker tripped at a substation serving the Uptown area of New Orleans, Entergy said.
Following his campaign pledge to make the ongoing problems with the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans a primary focus, Councilman Joe Giarrusso and his colleagues have demanded the agency’s leaders appear before the City Council next month and answer a specific set of questions.
Three women walking on Camp Street in the Lower Garden District were robbed of their purses Saturday night, New Orleans police said.
After an overnight break-in at the cell-phone store on South Carrollton Avenue and damage to a door and window at a nearby Subway restaurant, investigators have obtained surveillance images of a suspect that they hope can help lead to an arrest, New Orleans police said.
Three United States Coast Guard officers received medical treatment Tuesday after an unexpected release of turpentine on a tank they were inspecting at the Napoleon Avenue Wharf, officials said.
The fire started at a home in the 3300 block of Cherry Street shortly before 4:45 p.m., according to the New Orleans Fire Department. Firefighters were on scene within five minutes, and “found a two-story wood-framed brick veneer duplex with heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear,” the NOFD report states. “A large two-story garage located adjacent to the fire building was also on fire upon arrival.”
A man broke into a St. Andrew Street apartment complex’s laundry room and stole the change from inside the washing machines last week, but police are hoping a surveillance photo of him will lead to his identification and arrest.
A large, multi-unit home on Freret Street caught fire Friday morning, but New Orleans firefighters were able to extinguish it quickly enough to save the structure and no injuries were reported, authorities said.