Apr 122016
 
The crash involved a Chevrolet Impala in front, Smith's Mercedes SUV in the center, and a Hummer in the rear, police say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The crash involved a Chevrolet Impala in front, Smith’s Mercedes SUV in the center, and a Hummer in the rear, police say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Cardell Hayes (via opcso.org)

Cardell Hayes (via opcso.org)

New Orleans police found a 9-mm handgun inside Will Smith’s Mercedes SUV on Tuesday morning and another revolver inside the Hummer driven by the man who allegedly killed him, though neither weapon appeared to have been fired, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Feb 072016
 
Bacchus' "When Time Flies" float makes its way down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus’ “When Time Flies” float makes its way down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus 2016 rolled along the traditional uptown route, beginning on Napoleon avenue at Tchoupitoulas, turning onto St. Charles, turning on Canal St. and ending at the Super Dome. The parade featured the theme “Flights of Delight.” All of its floats had some variation on the term flight. Actor Anthony Mackie, New Orleans native and who played Falcon in the  2104 Captain America movie, reigned as Bacchus XLVIII.

Actor Anthony Mackie, a New Orleans native, reigned as Bacchus XLVIII. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Actor Anthony Mackie, a New Orleans native, reigned as Bacchus XLVIII. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 112016
 

A 49-year-old man was shot Friday on the corner of First Street and Claiborne Avenue, according to New Orleans police.

Police said he was approached by a man armed with a black handgun shortly before 2 p.m.

He was taken to a local hospital after the man shot him.

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Jan 042016
 

The Phunny Phorty Phellows prepare to leave from the streetcar barn on Willow on their Twelfth Night ride through Uptown New Orleans in January 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Phunny Phorty Phellows prepare to leave from the streetcar barn on Willow on their Twelfth Night ride through Uptown New Orleans in January 2013. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The 2016 Carnival season will get its official start Wednesday night when the Phunny Phorty Phellows make their annual Twelfth Night streetcar ride on the St. Charles Avenue line. Continue reading »

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Sep 252015
 

Surveillance photo provided to Uptown Messenger.

Surveillance photo provided to Uptown Messenger.

The man believed to be responsible for five separate robberies around Napoleon and Prytania streets is concealing his shotgun in a bag normally used for a camping-style chair as he rides a bicycle around the neighborhood, New Orleans police say. Continue reading »

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Sep 252015
 
The houses at 1020 and 1032 Upperline Street. (Graphic by UptownMessenger.com, images via nola.gov)

The houses at 1020 and 1032 Upperline Street. (Graphic by UptownMessenger.com, images via nola.gov)

After the City Council approved the demolition of a pair of Upperline Street homes last week, a group of neighbors are hoping to find more ways both to monitor demolition requests and hopefully to help owners preserve historic houses before they succumb to neglect. Continue reading »