A man arrested on gun charges during a traffic stop Monday in the Irish Channel may have been part of a shootout a few blocks away last week, police said Thursday.
Screenings of nearly 30 different films in the New Orleans Film Festival will dominate the schedule at the Prytania Theatre from Friday to the following Thursday.
The 3-2 decision by a state appellate court allowing Tulane University to keep Newcomb College closed “threatens the rights of all donors in the state of Louisiana,” the president of the group pressing for Newcomb’s reopening said afterward.
Three of the court’s five judges upheld previous rulings that Josephine Newcomb’s founding donations more than a century ago do not require the college to be kept open into perpetuity, it was widely reported Wednesday. (See Nola.com, WWL, WGNO or WVUE for more details.)
Renee Seblatnigg, president of the Future of Newcomb College, praised the two dissenting judges, suggesting that their opinions might form the basis of an appeal to the state Supreme Court. Her complete statement is below:
Two women had their car stolen at gunpoint early Sunday morning in a Carrollton neighborhood block, police said Wednesday.
Freret Neighbors United members reaffirmed their support of a plan to make input from neighborhood groups a more formal part of city government in a wide-ranging meeting Tuesday that also included: plans for reducing blight, uniting the Milan area, founding a health clinic, enhancing street lighting, planting more trees and throwing a Halloween Party for neighborhood children.
After a six-month investigation culminated in raid police say yielded three pounds of marijuana and nearly $14,000 in cash, the New Orleans Police Department is now seeking to seize the Black Pearl convenience store where the drugs and money were found, authorities said.
The owners of Singleton’s Mini Mart protest that they have nothing to do with drug sales, however, and neighborhood residents are left with mixed feelings about the store.
The bustle of food vendors, artists, blues musicians and their dancers Sunday at the Magazine Street Blues Festival all came to a sudden halt at 3 p.m. – kickoff time for the Saints – when flat-screen TVs in the middle of Napoleon Avenue took center stage.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church launched an effort to clean up Magazine Street on Saturday.
The second annual Magazine Street Blues Festival started Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Magazine Street and Napoleon Avenue, filling the neutral grounds with artists and Lafayette Square with a stage for musicians and tents for food and beverage vendors.
The festival continues tonight as the Soul Rebels headline, and returns Sunday for a second day.
The Prince of Wales 82nd Annual Second Line will parade through several Uptown neighborhoods Sunday.
How inconvenient is the interruption in service on the St. Charles streetcar line? It depends on who you ask.
“I am late for work,” said Steven Hawk of Riverbend. “It’s honestly the longest car trip I ever took.”
“It wasn’t inconvenient at all, as a tourist,” said D. Willoughby of Sag Harbor, N.Y.