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 212010

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. Continue reading »

Nov 052010

SWAT Team Members congregate outside a white, two-story building on the corner of Washington Ave. and S. Claiborne. early Friday morning. Sabree Hill/ www.UptownMessenger.com

An armed man’s standoff with police ended with his peaceful surrender Friday morning, authorities said.

The man got into an argument with his neighbors early Friday morning, fired at least one shot and barricaded himself into an apartment on Washington Avenue near Claiborne with another woman, said Capt. Robert Bardy of the NOPD’s Sixth District. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., both surrendered and were arrested, Bardy said. Continue reading »

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Oct 062010

Any major changes to the Interstate 10 overpass are at least four to six years away and dependent on major studies that the city cannot currently afford to pay for – despite the potential benefits that removing the structure could bring, officials said. Continue reading »

Oct 052010

The possibility of removing the Interstate 10 overpass from Claiborne Avenue will be the subject of a town-hall meeting at 6 p.m. tonight  at St. Peter Claver Catholic School Hall, 1020 N. Prieur St., led by City Council members Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Susan Guidry.

The proposal to create a park known as the Lafitte Greenway from downtown to Mid-City will also be discussed.

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