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 »

Aug 172015
 

Armed robberies were reported on Josephine Street in Central City and at the Magnolia Discount on South Carrollton Avenue overnight, New Orleans police said Monday morning. Continue reading »

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Aug 032015
 
Left, Lt. Jennifer Dupree and other officers examine a gun seized in a robbery investigation just off Napoleon Avenue. (UptownMessenger.com file photo) At right, Lt. Nick Gernon confers with homicide detectives in a still image from A&E's "The First 48." (source:facebook.com/thefirst48)

Left, Lt. Jennifer Dupree and other officers examine a gun seized in a robbery investigation just off Napoleon Avenue. (UptownMessenger.com file photo) At right, Lt. Nick Gernon confers with homicide detectives in a still image from A&E’s “The First 48.” (source:facebook.com/thefirst48)

Two New Orleans police detectives with extensive experience with investigations on the streets of Uptown New Orleans have been named to fill vacant, high-ranking positions in the NOPD Second and Sixth districts, department officials announced. Continue reading »

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Jul 122015
 
Stanley and Carolyn Baye dance to the J. Monque'D Blues Band. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Stanley and Carolyn Baye dance to the J. Monque’D Blues Band. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Saturday afternoon, St. Henry’s Church on General Pershing hosted their 26th annual block party after holding their anniversary mass earlier that afternoon. The party featured free food, drink and snowballs as well as music by the J. Monque’D blues band.

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