A rare, expensive gun specifically designed to pierce body armor was seized during a drug arrest Thursday and may be linked to a number of recent shootings, police said after making a series of gun arrests in Central City this week.
I’m not really a gadget girl, I don’t need to rush out and buy the latest, fanciest phone, and I certainly don’t need to schlep around a camera, phone, e-reader, iPad, GPS, and whatever other portable thingamajigs are the must-have item according to the Sunday circulars. The newest fad to suddenly make my life so much less of a burden always seems somewhat, well, burdensome to me. However, I’ll be the first one to admit that I am kind of obsessed with my iPhone. I was a late adopter, if you will, only having just purchased one last year (and a 3G at that!).
A second sitting lawmaker joined the race for the at-large seat on the New Orleans City Council on Thursday, ensuring that the March 24 election will feature a contest between at least two well-known and well-funded candidates.
A French book fair, holiday arts, seasonal cuisine, live jazz and children’s activities will all be offered at the inaugural Marché de Noël at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans on Saturday.
A woman in her 60s was bound by telephone cords in her Lower Garden District home and robbed at knifepoint of her money and car by a homeless man she hired from a nearby park for odd jobs, police said.
Tulane University plans to open a $60 million football stadium in 2014 on its Uptown campus, about a block off South Claiborne Avenue behind the baseball field, officials announced Thursday.
“Trumpeter Nicholas Payton, the 2011-2012 Jazz Artist-in-Residence at Tulane University, will perform with his trio featuring Vicente Archer on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in Dixon Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus,” according to a news release from the university. “The Tulane University Big Band, directed by Jesse McBride, will support the trio. The concert is free and open to the public.”
Barbara Johnson, president of the Central Carrollton Association, was in her Fern Street driveway with her husband Friday evening when they were approached by a man with a gun who demanded their money, according to a report by Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL.
One of the ways to tell the future of any city or neighborhood is to find out if investors are willing to put up their money to underwrite new ventures. By that criterion, New Orleans’ Warehouse District is on a roll.
Stacy Head, who represents much of Uptown in her District B seat on the New Orleans City Council, was among the first candidates to formally sign up to run in the March 24 election for the open at-large seat vacated by the retirement of former Councilman Arnie Fielkow, state records show.