Apr 152011

An excavator pulls down a blighted house at 2706 South Derbigny Street on Thursday afternoon. The blighted house was featured on a "Treme" season-one poster and DVD packaging. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The clash between neighbors’ urgent desire to rid themselves of dangerous, derelict properties and the threat of destroying the city’s character in the process played out in public on Thursday, when the city demolished a row of blighted Central City homes used in the iconic poster for the HBO series “Treme.” Continue reading »

Apr 062011

Jamal W. Brown (via opcso.org)

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in a March shooting death in the Milan neighborhood, police said Wednesday.

Investigators identified Jamal W. Brown as the man who gunned down 27-year-old Shedrick L. Turner shortly after 4 a.m. March 11 near the intersection of Delachaise and South Liberty streets, said Sgt. Shaun Ferguson of the NOPD Second District persons-crimes unit. Continue reading »

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 »