After a 24-year-old man described as mentally challenged jumped the fence Tuesday at a facility in the Milan neighborhood, police are seeking the public’s help finding him.
Kappa Sigma, the Tulane fraternity where narcotics officers arrested two members last week on charges related to the alleged discovery of a cornucopia of drugs with a street value of $10,000, has been suspended by its organization’s national office, meaning that parties and events must stop but members can continue living there, reports John Pope of The Times-Picayune. Both the international office and the university are investigating, with one possible outcome the closure of the Kappa Sigma house on Broadway, Pope reports.
After a successful launch of the Irish Film Festival at the Prytania Theatre last fall, its organizers will return Wednesday for a one-night-only showing of the 1991 film “Hear My Song” accompanied by pints of Guinness and Smithwick’s.
The newly-formed Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans governance and CEO-search committees will hold their first meetings Thursday evening, school officials announced, a day after prosecutors dropped criminal trespassing charges against a former employee and the state Superintendent of Education personally appealed to the school’s French teachers to remain for another year.
Don’t miss acclaimed jazz band Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band when they perform in two concerts Saturday, March 9 as part of the 44th Annual Jazz Festival at Loyola University New Orleans. Held in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall located on Loyola’s main campus, the two-day festival includes a free performance by the Loyola Faculty Jazz Septet Friday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Roussel Hall.
Two men were both hit in their legs by gunshots Wednesday evening on Josephine Street in the Lower Garden District, authorities said.
Letter to the editor by Edwin Holmes Jr., New Orleans Fire Department
I am writing to clarify remarks made by New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) Assistant Superintendent Tim McConnell during an Uptown community meeting on Tuesday, which you attended, and referenced in your article on The Uptown Messenger website. At no time did Chief McConnell say that any fire company was being closed due to budget cuts. He did state that the City of New Orleans was fortunate to have received the “Staffing for Adequate Fire Emergency and Response” (SAFER) grant that allowed the department to hire firefighters in 2010 however; through attrition the department’s numbers have decreased back to the 2010 levels. The fact is the administration increased the amount of funding placed in the NOFD 2013 General Fund budget by more than $1.8 Million dollars.
The national Society for Neuroscience used to rotate its the location of its annual conference among New Orleans, San Diego and Washington D.C., but cancelled in 2006 and 2009 because of hurricane concerns, returned in October 2012 but experienced “a few inconveniences related to Hurricane Isaac,” and finally dropped New Orleans from the rotation altogether, writes Barri Bronston of the Tulane New Wave university news service. Now, Tulane neuroscience chair Jeffrey Tasker is protesting the decision with a petition that has already gathered 865 signatures, Bronston reports.
The conference this year will be held Nov. 9, according to the Society for Neuroscience website.
A 12-year-old girl was raped by a male relative in the 3800 block of General Pershing Street in Broadmoor, authorities said.
Police responded to a report of a sexual assault earlier this week on the stretch of Earhart Boulevard in Central City that runs along the edge of the Central Business District, initial reports show.
The baby alligators at Audubon Zoo appear to have avoided being recaptured by thieves recently, authorities say.
Repeat after me and out loud if you like: the New Orleans rental market is not like other rental markets. And mantra or double down if it helps you: the New Orleans rental market is not like other rental markets. It is only the first week of March, and I wrote about this last April, but it has become my mission to educate the public on this. Since the beginning of the year my phone rings non stop abuzz with anxious returnees and largely clueless university parentals most all not even looking to rent till end of May and maybe August. Ready for some contradictory advice? Relax. But be ready to be ready. Why? Read on:
The 36-year-old woman who was shot in the neck Monday night as she walked to her vehicle from a Milan Street home she was visiting is now recovering after being hospitalized in critical condition, friends told Maya Rodriguez of our partners at WWL-TV on Tuesday:
A series of conversations intended to foster cross-cultural understanding among different religious groups will be held every Wednesday night this month at Latter Library.
The Encore Shop on Maple Street is holding an end-of-winter sale this week to benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic orchestra.