A Toledano Street driver lost control of her car Monday morning and hit a parked pickup truck, flipping it onto a male pedestrian who later died from his injuries, police said.
A man sitting on his porch on in the River Garden area was robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening, and another man had his motorcycle taken from him by an armed assailant on Pine Street, New Orleans police said.
Around 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, a man in his 50s was sitting on a porch in the 500 block of Adele Street (near St. Thomas Street) when a vehicle drove up, and a man with a gun jumped out, according to the initial NOPD report. The gunman went through the victim’s pockets, took $300 in cash, then left, the report states.
At nearly the same time, a man in his 20s parked a 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle in his driveway in the 2900 block of Pine Street (near Fig Street) when a man with a gun emerged from the side of the house, according to the NOPD reprot in that case. The gunman ordered the victim to unlock the motorcycle and roll it into the street, then “threatened to come back and kill victim if he called the police,” the report states. The gunman then left on Pine Street toward Earhart, the report states.
Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
It’s so cute. Mayor Landrieu has a secret admirer!
This past week, Chief Deputy Mayor Andy Kopplin wrote to the city council announcing that the city had estimated the cost of removing three monuments to Confederate leaders (Lee, Beauregard, and Davis) plus the notorious Liberty Place Monument, which Mayor Landrieu believes are divisive symbols that make black people feel bad. The total price tag? $144,000.
A Tulane student awoke Sunday morning to find a strange man inside her upper-floor room in an all-women’s dormitory on campus, university police said.
Saturday night, Tulane won their first game of the 2015 season, beating the University of Maine 38-7 in Yulman Stadium. The Wave brought a balanced approach to the game. Quarterback Tanner Lee led all quarterbacks, completing 16 of 27 passes for 277 yards and one touchdown. The Wave brought a fierce running attack to Satuday’s matchup. Three running backs scored touchdowns. Dontrell Hilliard led all running backs with eight rushes for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Sherman Badie led all receivers with five receptions for 118 yards. The Wave held the Black Bears to 296 yards of total offense. The Wave will host American Athletic Conference rivals the University of Central Florida (0-3) on October 3rd.
Traffic on St. Charles Avenue will be moved into the parking lane on the block between Calhoun Street and Palmer Avenue early next week for road repairs, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Investigators have released surveillance photos of two men they are looking for in connection with Wednesday’s robbery of the Chevron gas station on South Carrollton Avenue.
Audubon Charter School is considering changing the way its preschool classes are funded based on a new requirement that schools receiving state money for preschool participate in a centralized citywide enrollment system for those seats, officials said Saturday morning.
A proposal to maintain City Council scrutiny over alcohol permits at restaurants on Maple Street was quietly withdrawn on Thursday, after the City Planning Commission unanimously rejected it earlier this summer.
After a recent shooting on an Annunciation Street block that was once one of the most violent corners of Uptown, New Orleans police have released a video they hope will help lead to a suspect, authorities said.
With construction of a major new drainage canal on Louisiana Avenue slated to last at least until 2018, neighbors are rallying with a new online association dedicated to monitoring and reporting safety problems up and down the corridor.
Ninety-three years ago this week in an historical event known as the “Catastrophe of Smyrna,” several hundred thousand Greek and Armenian refugees were driven from their historic homes. Smyrna, now Izmir, was an idyllic, multi-cultural gem city on the Turkish Aegean where Muslims and Christians had lived side by side for thousands of years. Mustafa Kemal’s loyalists deliberately set a massive fire in an effort to facilitate the Christians’ departure and create a Muslim stronghold which still exists today. Jewish and Muslim homes and businesses were left untouched.
Barely an hour after the conclusion of a meeting Tuesday night about armed robberies in the Uptown area, three teens were robbed by a man with a shotgun in a park on Napoleon Avenue — and investigators have already identified a suspect and seized a gun during a search of his home, New Orleans police said.
After an August that brought a number of armed robberies virtually unprecedented in recent years to the Uptown area, New Orleans police officials discussed a number of common-sense reforms they say will help prevent violent crime — but forcefully rejected recent calls for a return to a more aggressive “stop and frisk” style of policing.
The Sixth Annual Salon Jeanne d’Arc will feature two free workshops led by guest author and arts therapist Dr. Janet Lynn Roseman, along with Dr. Amanda Helm, an Assistant Professor of Sales and Marketing at Xavier University , and Lori Walsh-Van Wey, an editor and designer for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. A slideshow of Alex Labry’s photography book Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc and a networking reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.