Two businesses on South Claiborne Avenue — a dollar store and an auto-parts store — were robbed at gunpoint Sunday, New Orleans police said, and investigators have released surveillance photos of dollar-store robbery in hopes of identifying a suspect.
There’s an old joke that “NOPD” stands for “Not Our Problem, Dude.” When it comes to investigating sex crimes, alas, it’s simply the reality of the situation.
A report from the New Orleans Office of the Inspector General released this past week showed that the NOPD is essentially ignoring the vast majority of sex crimes. The OIG report studied 1,290 sex crime incidents from 2011 to 2013 assigned to five detectives (almost a third of the 16 detectives in the Special Victims Section). Of those, only 179, or 14%, included a supplemental report reflecting that the claim had been properly investigated.
Fair Grounds regulars and other locals share special moments in WYES-TV/Channel 12’s latest documentary, NEW ORLEANS FAIR GROUNDS MEMORIES. The hour-long program premieres Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
“While many folks have been to the Fair Grounds at Jazz Fest I do hope our program will remind them that we have one of the top and most beloved race courses in America. It’s so much fun to bet on the beautiful horses and enjoy corned beef and cabbage in such an amazing and historic place!” said producer and narrator Peggy Scott Laborde.
The Saints are down but not out. Fans need to show their support now more than ever. True fans are Drew fans. Dat Dog’s Constantine Georges has produced a rallying I Trust Drew T-shirt all fans should wear to show our faith in our team and our quarterback.
Dat Dog trusts Drew so much that the staff of the beloved restaurant will shelve their signature Hawaiian shirts in favor of the “I Trust Drew” shirts, beginning Sunday, November 16, when the Saints take on the Cincinnati Bengals at noon in the dome.
On Saturday evening, Big Freedia, a New Orleans native and a nationally-renowned bounce artist, helped to set a world record. At the end of the Central City festival on Oretha Castle Haley boulevard, Freedia helped to set the record for most people twerking at once.
On Saturday afternoon, Tulane fell to Memphis 38-7 in their homecoming game, their first homecoming game at Yulman stadium. Turnovers were the name of the game, Tulane committed five in the game and three in the first half.
“Nothing is changing as far as the process we’re going through for this year,” said school CEO Kathy Riedlinger.
Like other remaining Democratic candidates around the country, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu knows she must increase her support among black and white females to emerge victorious on Dec. 6. That’s why Norma Jane Sabiston, Kristin Palmer, Angele Wilson and others are again reaching out to 5,000 key women supporters statewide to build Mary’s Army, highly committed grassroots warriors who will knock doors and work phones non-stop for the next three weeks. Armed with pink t-shirts and lists of likely voters, these women clearly understand the campaign’s success rests largely on their ability to persuade voters one person at a time. Not only does the Landrieu camp need to turn out a larger number of African-American voters, they also need to convince white voters to switch from Cassidy.
The Eighth Annual Central City Festival on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard will include free performances Saturday by Big Freedia, Honourable South, First Emmanuel Baptist Church Choir, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center’s Sistahs Making a Change dance troupe, and the Kuumba Institute’s kids.
Although the main activities of the New Orleans Book Festival are moving to City Park this year, the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra will still perform its annual outdoor concert kicking off the festival tonight (Friday, Nov. 14) at Latter Library on St. Charles Avenue.
On Nov. 14th, 2008, I was lucky enough to be graced with daughter number three. Third time’s the charm, right? After a relatively short, natural labor at Touro Hospital, post lunch at the then Blue Bird Café (now Coulis), Rosalie Eleanor deVille Villere popped out about 5 o’clock that Friday evening, and things have never been the same since. Today she turns a mighty six, and here’s a little glimpse as to why she’s so special:
First of all, the labor: again, it was just a few short hours. Really. Granted I didn’t do the heavy lifting here, but what makes mama happy makes papa happy; ergo, kudos to the kiddo. This was a more than welcome event given the birth of daughter number two was an emergency C section. Allow me to understate that it was a showstopper, and leave it at that.
As part of Southern Rep Theatre’s BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project, a group of volunteers called the Story Krewe will collect New Orleanians’ responses to the question: “How has New Orleans music saved your soul?”
Those interested in joining the Story Krewe can attend a training workshop at Second Line Stages on Saturday morning (Nov. 15).
A Fern Street resident shot and killed an apparently unarmed man in his front yard on Thursday morning, and investigators are still trying to determine what led to the shooting, New Orleans police said.
Nearly one in five women experience some sort of sexual assault while in college, and their assailants in 90 percent of those cases are someone they already know, according to a Loyola University researcher.
With Greek life playing such a central role in the social culture at both Tulane and Loyola universities — even providing what officials described as the setting for some of those attacks — would shutting down the fraternity system reduce sexual assault on campus?
Musician Kermit Ruffins will headline a free fundraiser Thursday evening for the Kingsley House in the Lower Garden District.
The founders of a national medical-services company based in New Orleans have donated $3 million for science education at Isidore Newman School, the largest gift in the school’s history.
With wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, the Sibley Gallery on Magazine Street will host the Seventh Annual Uncork the Cure fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Thursday evening.
Musician Paul Sanchez will perform tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 12) to launch another “Fun Under the Frescoes” concert series benefiting the restoration of the 150-year-old St. Alphonsus Church in the Irish Channel.