Potentially violent weather – including tornadoes, hail and street flooding – could help usher in 2011 in New Orleans, weather officials said Friday morning.
Slain rapper Renetta ‘Magnolia Shorty’ Lowe was laid to rest Thursday in a funeral service and second line attended by thousands, including musical luminaries Lil Wayne and Bryan “Birdman” Williams, founder of Cash Money Records.
All dressed up but still deciding where to go? Ring in the New Year at a wealth of parties, concerts, balls, and all-night soirees taking place across Uptown tomorrow night.
When you’re making your New Years Eve plans don’t forget to include Tracey’s. Tracey’s, right on the bus line in the Irish Channel, will be hosting a New Years Eve party starting at 9 p.m.
Because of the holidays, the International School of Louisiana’s board meeting scheduled for tonight will be postponed until 6 p.m. Jan. 5, school administrators said. The board meets at the ISL campus, 1400 Camp St.
An armed robbery and a shooting were reported about a block apart in the Irish Channel on subsequent days last week, but investigators say the two gun crimes were almost certainly committed by different people.
In a separate case, police are also searching for an unusually deliberate Christmastime burglar.
New Orleans is experiencing another bout of low water pressure, this time because of as-yet-unspecified problems at the Carrollton station, the city said.
Pressure at the station is beginning to return, according to an email alert from the city of New Orleans, and Algiers is the only area of the city unaffected.
There has been no word yet whether water quality was affected.
A meeting of Magazine Street-area neighbors concerned about the construction of a new Pilates studio has been postponed temporarily, an organizer said Wednesday morning.
The resurfacing project will take place in three subsequent stages: Calliope to St. Andrew (from January to Mardi Gras), from there to Napoleon (which will last into the summer) and from Napoleon to Nashville.
For more details on the project itself, see reporting by R. Stephanie Bruno in The Times-Picayune. For reaction from Magazine Street business owners, see a report by Paul Murphy of WWL.
A man was fatally shot on Louisiana Avenue Parkway early Sunday morning, police said.
The man was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest about 3:20 a.m. in the 3000 block of Louisiana Avenue Parkway, the first block on the lake side of Claiborne Avenue, police said. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to a news release from the NOPD Second District.
Two separate armed robbers in separate Uptown neighborhoods each appears to have struck a second time, continuing a two-week pattern of holdups into a second weekend, police said.