Jan 062011

A car crashed through the side of a house on Cadiz and S. Claiborne Thursday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A car plowed through two walls of a home near the intersection of Cadiz and Claiborne around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, sending the driver to the hospital but without injuring anyone else, witnesses said. Continue reading »

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Dec 082010

An aspiring chef was stabbed just off Prytania and a bank manager was robbed in his car while driving through Fontainebleau in a wave of seemingly unconnected muggings around Uptown New Orleans over the last week, police said Wednesday.

Investigators have made arrests in several cases and have developed suspects in several others, but with no single underlying cause or pattern, the holdups are difficult to prevent, authorities said. Meanwhile, a rash of car break-ins have been reported all around Uptown, investigators said. Continue reading »

Aug 252010

Burtell Thomas

Despite his pleas of self-defense, Burtell Thomas, 27, will be sentenced Oct. 5 to a mandatory life term in prison on a second-degree murder conviction for shooting 31-year-old Lashawn Butler six times on June 25, 2009, at Butler’s Cadiz Street home near Loyola Avenue, according to Gwen Filosa of the Times-Picayune.

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May 092010

Darren Pryer

Michael Feltus

Two teenagers’ crime spree took them across town Thursday night, beginning with a carjacking in the Mid-City, followed soon after by a robbery at gunpoint in the Uptown, and ending by crashing their stolen car after a police chase through Audubon, officers said. Continue reading »

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