Three more armed robberies have been reported in Uptown New Orleans this week, including one in which a man was shot while trying to run away from his assailants, police said.
“The first thing you notice about Rudy is her beauty,” begins a moving and eloquent essay for Nola Vie by Renee Peck, mother of a close high-school friend of Loyola student Ruth Carter, who has been missing since Saturday.
Solutions Not Shootings will be sponsoring a free, open-air showing of Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, June 2) in the park at Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Liberty. In addition to the film, the event will also feature a Michael Jackson impersonator, a moonwalking contest and free snacks and drinks.
After a recent rash of violent armed robberies in Uptown New Orleans, report of another on Clara Street on Wednesday afternoon drew the rapid response of nearly a dozen officers, but the alleged victim then withdrew his account, raising investigators’ suspicions as to what actually happened in the first place.
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The victims in two sexual assaults early Sunday morning — one on Broadway, one on Jefferson — described attackers of two different races, police said, suggesting that the attacks may be unrelated despite their close time and location.
An armed attacker broke into an apartment in the Irish Channel and robbed the residents inside, prompting one of the victims to jump out of a second-story window in fear, police said.
Memorial Day has come and with it, the full brunt of the summer heat. Is your attic getting too expensive to cool, or your air conditioning unit struggling to keep up? Contrary to popular belief, cooling issues in a home are rarely caused by lack of A/C output — instead, they’re usually due to insufficient insulation in the attic. To help you control the heat in your home, and stay cool this summer, GreenBean Insulation is offering a $200 coupon to readers of the Uptown Messenger off the cost of any insulation work this summer.
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Lusher Charter School and several other charter schools in the city are continuing to negotiate with the Orleans Parish School Board over their governing agreement for the coming year, officials said Tuesday.
The New Orleans Film Society is presenting a free outdoor showing tonight of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Coliseum Square Park. See full details below.
The Uptown-based NOPD Second District leadership will hold its weekly meetings at noon Wednesdays in the following locations:
- June 1: The second-floor Octavia Room in Loyola University’s Danna Center
- June 8 and 15: Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay
The Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association will elect a new president and governing board during its annual meeting at 6:45 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, June 1) at Milestone Sabis Academy, 5951 Patton Street.