A Tulane student sleeping in her parked vehicle early Saturday was awakened by a man trying to break into the car, authorities said.
Growing up, I always prided myself of not altering my behavior on account of the weather. You say it’s raining? Ho-hum. I can run errands in the rain. Too cold? Balderdash! The cold can’t stop me. Too hot? Bah, I say! This is the Gulf South. We chew up hot weather and spit out productive endeavors.
It might sound silly, but I never liked the idea that something as random and uncontrollable as weather influenced my destiny, even in the most minor of ways.
In a similar vein, I’ve also tried to avoid changing my behavior on account of crime. I’ve never eschewed going out at night or driving rather than walking to nearby destination because of the possibility that some armed mugger will jump from the shadows. After all, I’ve always thought, that’s just the beginning of a road where lawless toughs start to control your life.
A series of “bait bike” stings on lower Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue led to the arrests of three men on Thursday — including one man with a robbery record who tried to fight the officers and another who was already wanted in connection with a burglary charge, police said.
The Dream Team, a group from New England, will perform new original works at a free concert tonight as the 39th “Evening of Difficult Music” at McKeown’s Books.
One of the things TBK and I have not been able to do in a while is take our time to experience some of the newer restaurants in town or to go out to enjoy some of the more classic places we haven’t had a chance to visit yet. It has simply been a case of 1) not having the disposable income and 2) being too tired at the end of the day to care. But another reason has been, sadly, too many of the places close before we have a chance to go.
Investigators have arrested a 21-year-old on charges stemming from the Tuesday afternoon shooting of a woman in the parking lot of a McDonald’s on South Carrollton.
An older man attempted a robbery inside a Magazine Street bar just after noon Thursday, and investigators believe he may still be somewhere along the commercial corridor, authorities said.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will hold a public hearing on the French-immersion charter school’s proposed 2012-13 budget next month, officials announced this week.
A pair of teenagers has been arrested on charges stemming from nine recent auto break-ins around the Uptown area, and investigators believe they had some involvement in at least one armed robbery as well.
When I was a kid, my family packed into the car National Lampoon-style every year for vacation. Dad would always drive with Mom playing co-pilot and navigator. We’d take a train up Pike’s Peak, drive over the Hoover Dam, cruise the Las Vegas strip, and peer down into the Grand Canyon. My Dad always wanted to go back to the Grand Canyon to hike to the bottom, but cancer took him away from us unexpectedly in his mid-40s and he never got the chance.
So I decided to do it for him — 10 times, actually.
A film production that includes “simulated gunfire and pyrotechnic activity” on Audubon Boulevard is scheduled to continue through the rest of Friday, officials said.
The New Orleans Police Department will ask the city to fund 50 crime cameras at hotspots around the city, reviving a program abandoned nearly two years ago.
Today’s announcement that young people are moving to New Orleans in greater numbers than other Southern cities is just another notch in our city’s new success story. While there is an overall trend toward Southern migration, we are the most desirable city on the nation’s must-move-to list. Where else can you dine at a different fabulous restaurant or food truck every night and hear a wide range of live music in dozens of clubs? Or spend hours taking in the sights from a streetcar, pedicab or paddlewheeler?
After a presentation by Costco officials on Thursday morning, the New Orleans City Council enthusiastically and unexpectedly took a vote to approve the Carrollton Avenue project and grant the wholesale retailer’s design requests.
“I knew we were doing OK when at one of the neighborhood meetings somebody stood up and said, ‘Enough outreach already. Let’s build it,’” Costco vice president Jackie Frank said during his presentation to the city council.
A fire early Thursday morning in an upstairs apartment behind Ace Hardware on Oak Street killed a well-liked man who had worked in the store for 12 years, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV.
Photos have been released of the young gunman who robbed a woman of the keys to her SUV at gunpoint Tuesday just off Oak Street and then shot at her as she ran away, and police are seeking the public’s help in identifying him.
The International School of Louisiana gave tentative approval Wednesday night to a $13 million dollar budget for its three campuses for the coming school year, reorganizing its financial structure to reflect its growth into a system of schools.
A nonprofit developer in Central City is showcasing one of its empty lots as an example of sustainable management of vacant properties.
Jacques-Imo’s restaurant on Oak Street will host a fundraiser for the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans on Thursday.
Wayfare deli and sandwich shop is planned to open around November at 4510 Freret serving meats, cheeses, pickled produce, salads, soups and specialty grocery items, father-and-son owners Ray and Vincent Arnona of Vinny’s Sports Bar & Grill of Gretna told Gambit’s Ian McNulty.