Nov 172010
 

Undercover police officers trying to bring an end to a string of gunpoint robberies in the Broadmoor area were ambushed and fired upon Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.

In the past week or so, at least four armed robberies in various locations have been reported, including that of an elderly woman lured out of her home late at night by robbers who shut off her electricity, police said. Continue reading »

Oct 272010
 

The wave of burglaries across Uptown neighborhoods has hit a welcome lull of late after the arrest of a handful of repeat offenders, police said Wednesday.

What had been more than a dozen burglaries a week in September has quieted down to just two or three this week and last, statistics for NOPD’s Uptown-based Second District show. Two suspects in particular, Nathan McDaniel and Keith Warner, are each believed to have been involved in a number of break-ins, investigators said at the district’s weekly meeting Wednesday. Continue reading »

Sep 072010
 

Stacy Head

Uptown needs better parking enforcement in its residential areas and possibly more parking meters on several blocks of Magazine, the area’s city councilwoman told administrators in a Tuesday morning meeting that dealt with parking issues across the city.

District B Councilwoman Stacy Head, who chairs the city’s public-works committee, described a litany of parking-related complaints she’s received from some Uptown neighborhoods, including Delachaise, Broadmoor, Climana and several others. People park on the street too close to driveways, making it difficult for residents to pull out. They park over the sidewalks, making them difficult for pedestrians with baby strollers or in wheelchairs to pass. On one-way streets, they park the wrong way, making it difficult for others to pass. Continue reading »