A St. Charles Avenue drug store was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning, and investigators have released video captured on surveillance camera in hopes of identifying the gunman, authorities said.
Last July, Mayor Landrieu was on hand to announce a consent decree between the U.S. Justice Department and the City of New Orleans in a lawsuit that alleged widespread abuses of basic civil rights by the New Orleans Police Department. “Now, after more than two years of work, the consent decree is done,” Mayor Landrieu remarked at the time.
Well, perhaps not quite done. Apparently, Mayor Landrieu didn’t consider the fact a consent decree might be reached with respect to the city’s other constitutional abomination, Orleans Parish Prison. That’s exactly what happened. Landrieu spokesman Ryan Berni argues that “both the prison and NOPD consent decrees cannot be paid for at this time without raising taxes or laying off or furloughing employees.”
A woman was raped inside a Loyola University parking garage early Friday morning, and has identified her attacker to police, authorities said.
A 24-year-old man was shot to death Sunday evening on South Galvez Street in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City, authorities said.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s replacement of a long-serving, outspoken member of the City Planning Commission from the Lower Garden District came with some controversy.
Cory Doctorow, author of New York Times bestseller “Little Brother,” will appear at Octavia Books at 6 p.m. as part of a tour in support of his new novel, “Homeland,” according to a post at the bookstore’s website.
A 56-year-old mental patient barricaded herself, her daughter and two young grandchildren inside a Central City home Saturday afternoon, but surrendered peacefully to police after about two hours, authorities said.
A man was wounded Friday evening in a shooting at South Claiborne Avenue and Felicity Street, temporarily closing the westbound lanes of South Claiborne for the crime-scene investigation, authorities said.
Contractors will be driving piles at the site of Tulane’s new Zimple House dorm on Saturday to make up for lost time during the rainy Mardi Gras season, university officials said. Meanwhile, the spelling of the dorm’s name is being questioned by history-minded locals.
Residents of the Fontainebleau-area who want to create a “Little Free Library” in the neighborhood are holding a fundraiser called “A Book, a Buck or Both” on Saturday afternoon.
The governing board of Audubon Charter school will meet Saturday morning for a training session at an Irish Channel church while the school remains closed for the Mardi Gras holidays, officials said.
One of the things I enjoy so much about where I’m working these days is the fair amount of freedom I get to produce what I want instead of being held to a list of prescribed recipes and procedures. Once a chef has spent a certain amount of time in self-employment, it is extremely difficult to go into someone else’s kitchen and do their thing their way – just as it would be for anyone in any industry to similarly adapt.
During the Great Job Searches of that dismal year 2012, I purposely avoided applying for employment in any kitchen run by, say, John Besh, Emeril Lagasse or any of the Brennans (among others). There were several reasons, but the chief among them was respect. These folks have excellent reputations and proven track records, and it would be an insult for me to try to “improve” on what they do. Given my junior status in the food industry and my lack of a culinary degree, it would be doubly stupid of me to think I could make their operations better by saying anything more than “yessir” when given a task.
Today is the day when love is most visible, filled with candies and chocolates, hearts and flowers, and everything in between. But these are all the norms for women’s gifts. This Valentine’s day, get the man in your life something he can brag about. Recognized locally and nationwide for quality at every point, we have an assortment of accessories available in the shops or gift cards for services.
With the much-enjoyed 2013 Mardi Gras now an endearing memory it’s time to turn our attention to the Lenten season and fasting. It’s always good to give up things like fancy desserts and fine liquor for a few months but with politicians like ours, we’re giving up much more.
Allan and Danae liked Bobby Jindal the Congressman — but not Bobby Jindal the Governor. This Lent, we are thinking about all those college students who have been negatively impacted by the constant cuts to higher ed. We’re thinking about the thousands of Medicaid recipients who will no longer get the quality of services they need; and the mental health patients and their families who are suffering because doctors, clinics and hospital beds are not available.
St. Michael’s Special School in the Irish Channel still has hundreds of tickets remaining for its Chefs’ Charity For Children fundraiser next week that will help support its mission of serving developmentally delayed children and adults, according to a report by Bill Capo and our partners at WWL-TV.