With a continual crunch on the New Orleans Police Department budget, supporters of the department’s Third District have organized a new nonprofit, COPS 3, to help support the officers who work in the Lakeview, Mid-City and Gentilly areas — starting with a farmer’s market next month at the police station.
Mid-City Theatre will be presenting the Big Easy award-winning cabaret team of Mandy Zirkenbach, Sean Patterson, and Jefferson Turner for their summer show “Hot Box of Crazy”. The show debuts this Friday, Aug. 7.
A 52-year-old male bicyclist was struck and killed by a dump truck after a traffic accident that occurred just after 1:00 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Canal and North Broad Streets, police say.
Both the bicyclist and the dump truck were traveling lake bound on Canal Street, according to police. While the driver of the dump truck made a right turn on North Board Street, he struck the bicyclist who was believed to be traveling forward in the far right lane, police say.
According to police, the bicyclist died on the scene and the driver was not injured.
Police say the 34-year-old male driver was transported to the DWI compound for testing and questioning after the accident occurred. According to police, no charges will be filed as the investigation is still on going.
Police say once the investigation is complete, the District Attorney’s office will be consulted by detectives on any future charges.
Anthony Pontiff, Fatality Investigator, is in charge of the investigation.
Residents on North Cortez Street are expected to experience low water pressure on Tuesday, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Tonight’s Friday Night at NOMA will feature music by DJ Kazoo, as well as a screening of “Spring and Arnaud, based on the love story of Canadian artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs.
There isn’t enough money to fix all the streets, nor enough police officers to patrol them, and certainly not enough to pay back what the city owes the firefighters’ pension fund, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu told a packed auditorium in Lakeview on Thursday evening.
But if the financial situation is so dire, the Lakeview residents shot back, then why is Landrieu suddenly engaging the city in the presumably expensive “self-initiated politics” of removing statues of Confederate leaders?
After the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported that City Park improperly removed more than an acre of wetlands during construction of its new golf course, a group of activists asked the park board this week to reconsider the entire project.
The Bulldog is celebrating the Blue Moon Brewing Company’s 20th anniversary this Friday night, July 31, by doing a 5-minute pour, which involves filling as many pint glasses as possible to give away to customers from 5 minutes of consecutive beer flowing.
A bed and breakfast proposed for Dumaine Street received initial approval from the City Planning Commission last week, but officials are requiring that the owner remove some of the pavement from the front yard before proceeding.