A man was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning on LaSalle Street just off Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans police said, and neighbors say a homeowner shot him while he was trying to break into the house.
By Julie Schwam Harris
I feel compelled to set the record straight. Owen Courreges recently published a piece opposing a meaningful Equal Pay for Women bill and opposing State Rep. Helena Moreno’s actions to promote women’s equality in elected representation, economic opportunity and freedom from fear of violence.
It is critical to recognize the link between the two events that inspired Moreno to action with the “It’s No Joke” campaign. Rep. Havard’s sexist “joke” about a bill trying to prevent young strippers from being mired in potentially dangerous situations on May 18 and the defeat of a good compromise Equal Pay bill on May 19 are linked because they are two sides of the same coin – sexism and unintended discrimination against women – that are hurting women, families and the economy in Louisiana.
With an increasingly competitive landscape for high school students, Cohen College Prep has an offer that school leaders hope will convince students to give them another look: Any freshmen who enrolls next year will receive a $500 scholarship upon graduation.
After an armed robbery spree last week began in the Carrollton area and moved through Mid-City and downtown before ending in a crash in Gentilly, New Orleans police detectives say their investigation has widened to dozens of armed robbery cases in and around the city.
The reward for information in the fatal shooting May 7 of a Tulane graduate has been raised to $30,000 as his family members plead with the city of New Orleans to deliver the answers to the questions that keep them up at night a month after his death.
This year, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, and the very best selection of gifts for Dad and Granddad are at Aidan Gill For Men. We have an array of men’s cologne, shaving kits, ties, bow ties, watches, cuff links, and much more available at both of our shop locations and online. Avoid the last-minute rush, and shop local.
Green Light New Orleans and the Urban Conservancy, two local nonprofit organizations, received a total of $250,000 in grant money from the Allianz Katrina Fund to promote sustainable living in Orleans and Jefferson Parish by implementing programs which address energy consumption, water mitigation and fresh food access.
A 60-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday morning inside a home on Colapissa Street in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
State Rep. Helena Moreno is on something of a tear lately following recent events in the legislature. First, one of her fellow state representatives, Rep. Kenny Havard, submitted a controversial amendment to a bill requiring exotic dancers to be of the age of majority. The amendment would have also tacked on a maximum age of 29 and a maximum weight of 160 lbs.
Havard tried to pass off the amendment as a “joke” about the dangers of overregulation. However, he ultimately voted in favor of the unamended bill, which tended to refute the notion that he was somehow satirizing government overreach.
The governing board of Audubon Charter School formally named interim principal Latoye Brown as its next CEO on Saturday morning, and will negotiate an initial contract with her in the weeks ahead.
New Beginnings Schools Foundation will host a Teacher Recruitment event on Wednesday, June 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resume for possible on-site interviews.
Let’s be clear: District isn’t just a foodie’s donut paradise. There’s a lot more to District than just great donuts. Granted, the donut creations are innovative; frequently decadent, and, depending on the day, crazily inspired fun. The slider specials follow suit in innovation, but one can always skip the Fried Oyster with Micro-chi Kara and Caper Aioli Slider, or the Fried Chicken All Natural Thigh, Sweet & Spicy Slaw, Scratch Candied Jalapeños, & Crispy Chicken Skin Slider, and just order the perfect little gourmet Black Angus Cheeseburger – either choice leaves room for a donut!
Following four similar cases on Wednesday afternoon, a spree of robberies across Uptown New Orleans continued Thursday with as many as four more robberies in the morning and afternoon all involving a silver car, witnesses and police said.
Meanwhile, investigators made a firearms arrest Thursday morning in a section of Carrollton that has also seen ongoing violence in recent days, though whether the suspect is connected to any previous shootings or robberies remains under investigation.
A rash of at least five robbery incidents — one in Broadmoor, two in Carrollton and one near St. Charles Avenue — were reported in the span of a few hours Wednesday evening, New Orleans police said.
Dozens of heavy hitters from throughout metro New Orleans arrived at the Windsor Court Tuesday night to greet Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell who, according to a poll released yesterday, is the leading Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter.
The fundraiser was hosted by Gov. John Bel Edwards whom Campbell endorsed early on and raised significant dollars for last year. Fans of the governor will automatically like Campbell because of his common sense, straight-talking approach.
The NOPD and McDonald’s restaurant owners will host “Coffee with Cops” this Saturday, June 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. At the event, community members get the chance to meet the officers who serve in their neighborhood, and enjoy a free cup of coffee as well.
WYES will pay homage to Chef Paul Prudhomme with a tribute dinner on Friday, June 3, which will include an open bar, four-course menu created by Chef Ryan Hughes of Purloo, and tribute video from Chef Prudhomme’s close friends, family and colleagues.