Harold Baquet — whose career as a photographer took him from visual storytelling on the streets of New Orleans to City Hall, and as the official photographer of Loyola University for the last quarter century — died Thursday of cancer at age 56, and the university will celebrate his life and mourn his passing at services on Wednesday.
An armed carjacker held his victim inside his own vehicle until he managed to escape Friday morning, New Orleans police said.
The 25-year-old man fatally shot on Thursday inside a Walmsley Street home while police say his girlfriend was playing with a gun has been identified, though the coroner said he is continuing to review evidence in the case.
A block of Prytania Street in the Lower Garden District will be closed over the weekend for utility work, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Tulane University police will conduct an active-shooter training exercise inside the Reily Student Center on the evening of June 26 that will also involve a test of the campus’s outdoor-warning sirens, officials said.
Obviously hungry for new leaders at the state level, New Orleans voters had three opportunities yesterday to hear from various candidates for state-wide office, now that campaign season is ramping up after the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session.
State Rep. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, and PSC Commissioner Scott Angelle were generally congenial and complimentary of each other as they addressed a group of 1,000 predominately Westbank voters at the Alario Center very early yesterday morning.
Meanwhile, they are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of a woman in Broadmoor, a purse-snatching on South Carrollton Avenue, and a late-night incident where a man’s wallet was taken on Constance Street.
New Orleans history and lore will be front and center at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s two-day estates auction slated for June 20-21, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue. Offered will be five artworks each from the legendary New Orleans painters Clementine Hunter and Alexander Drysdale, plus items from a home once owned by Anne Rice.
Anne Rice (b. 1941), still a resident of New Orleans, is the author best known for her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles, two of which were made into major motion pictures. She lived for a time at 3711 St. Charles Avenue, and the contents of that home will come up for bid. Also sold will be hundreds of quality items from prominent local and Southern estates and collections.
Gasa Gasa will be hosting their Summer Blast free concert this Saturday, June 20. Dead Marshes, redrawblak, Erin Miley, and Pat Fee will be performing. The concert is open to those 21 and older.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two women they want to question in connection with a robbery over the weekend on Baronne Street in Central City, authorities said.