Sunday, May 3, should be a pretty good 54th birthday for U.S. Senator David Vitter, the clear frontrunner in the Louisiana’s governor’s race. Vitter has raised $1.1 million in the most recent campaign finance period which ended earlier this week and still has $4.2 million on hand, more than the other three major candidates combined. That total does not include Vitter’s SuperPac which is also sitting on millions.
While money does not always dictate the outcome of campaigns, it certainly makes it easier to spread a candidate’s message through television, direct mail, phone banks, election day activities and all those other indicators of a truly successful campaign.
An 18-year-old who was shot in the head Monday evening on Constance Street succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, and the three men who were arrested the same night in connection with the shooting have since been charged with murder, New Orleans police said.
A two-story house on Freret Street in the university area caught fire Wednesday afternoon, displacing the 11 residents of six apartments inside.
F3, a free all-male bootcamp, happens twice weekly in Audubon Park.
A pharmacy at Nashville Avenue and Magazine Street that was open in spite of the power outage following Monday’s storms in New Orleans was robbed at gunpoint of cash and painkillers by three masked men on Tuesday afternoon, police and the victims said.
New Orleans College Prep will present its spring concert to honor New Orleans’ musical legacy on Wednesday evening at Cohen High School.
The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans will dedicate Professor Longhair’s former home as a museum o Wednesday in a dedication ceremony complete, of course, with an array of local musicians.
Ben Franklin Elementary and Lusher High School still have no power following Monday’s storms and will remain closed Tuesday, school officials said.
Three construction workers escaped from a home just off Wisner Park moments before it collapsed amid the high winds during Monday morning’s storms in New Orleans, they said.
See below for live coverage via Twitter of the aftermath of Monday’s storms around Uptown New Orleans from UptownMessenger.com.
Thousands of Uptown New Orleans residents lost power on Monday morning as strong storms brought a tornado watch to the city, according to Entergy maps.
In case of emergency, call 911. Then wait. And wait. And wait.
If you wait long enough, there’s some chance the line will just disconnect. Then you can try again. Repeat as necessary.
This was certainly the lesson learned by onlookers to a shooting this past Wednesday in the Lower Garden District on Magazine Street. The pair, two workers toiling away in an nearby office, heard the sound of gunshots and then peered out the window to view the aftermath. There, they saw some men scrambling. Thankfully, nobody was hit.
Both of the witnesses dutifully called 911. The first waited for nearly three minutes for her call to be answered. The other waited the same amount of time… only to be disconnected.