Feb 182019
 

(via NOPD)

A cashier in a Magazine Street shop was thrown to the ground last week while trying to prevent a shoplifting incident.

Second District officers are searching for four unknown suspects, pictured above, after their alleged involvement in the simple robbery.

The victim told police that on Feb. 12 at 2:50 p.m., she was working as a cashier at a business in the 5500 block of Magazine Street when three women and a man entered the business. Two of the women reportedly stayed at the front of the store while the man and another woman proceeded to the back of the store.

The reporting person told police that she observed the male with multiple pieces of merchandise in his hand. The subjects reportedly ran toward the door, at which time the cashier followed them and attempted to retrieve the merchandise. The man reportedly grabbed the victim by the neck and threw her to the ground while the women fled the scene.

The four fled the scene in a red Volkswagen Jetta, bearing temporary tag 18210590.

Anyone with any information regarding the pictured subjects’ whereabouts should contact Second District detectives at 504-658-6020. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-STOP.

Feb 192012
 

Actor Will Farrell, the King of Bacchus, throws out cow bells to the crowd on Napoleon Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Thoth riders throw beads from the St. Charles Avenue float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Rachel Cannatta smiles moments after getting a giant blue monkey from a rider on a Thoth float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

After Saturday’s cancellations, Uptown parade-goers were treated to a total of six parades Sunday — five in the morning, and the superkrewe Bacchus in the evening — with dense crowds along the entirety of each route. Continue reading »

Oct 212011
 

After nearly a year of discussions and negotiations with neighbors and the city, Whole Foods Arabella Station will now be able to stay open an hour later on Sundays and display plants for sale on its front patio, with the official approval Thursday of only the least controversial of its requested changes to its operating agreement with the city. Continue reading »

Oct 072011
 

Prince of Wales 2011 route map

Second-line season returns to Magazine Street on Sunday when the Prince of Wales and Lady Wales clubs put on their 83rd annual second line through the Irish Channel and Garden District. Continue reading »