Apr 172014
 
Friends of Lafitte Corridor is hosting a fundraiser tonight to raise money for the Lafitte Greenway, organizers announced in a press release.
General admission tickets cost $55 and will include an open bar, food and music. The money will go to making sure the Greenway “has all of the amenities needed to make it a true gem of the New Orleans landscape,” according to the release. Continue reading »
Apr 172014
 

The DeSaix Area Neighborhood Association, the Cabrini High School Dad’s Club and Deutches Haus are among the organizations that charge for parking during Jazz Fest as part of a fundraising effort, according to a post by Melinda Shelton of NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune.

Parking at Deutches Haus on its lot at 1700 Moss St. will cost $30 a day, and come with portable potties, lighting, security, and pedicab services, according to the article.

Cabrini’s Dad’s Club is offering parking in the school lot off Esplanade, about three blocks from where it intersects with Bayou St. John, Shelton reported. Those spots cost $40 daily on a first-come, first-served basis and $50 in advance.

Apr 162014
 

A 21-year-old man that was arrested while committing rape inside a woman’s home in the Carrollton neighborhood has now been charged with an armed robbery and sexual assault that occurred eight days before in Mid-City, according to several reports.

James Johnson has been charged in connection with several incidents of armed robbery and sexual assault (NOPD).

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Apr 152014
 

Police recovered heroin, marijuana and money from a house targeted during a multiple shooting on April 7 (NOPD).

Police arrested two suspects at a house targeted by a multiple shooting on South Alexander Street after finding stashes of heroin, marijuana and more than $2,000 in cash, Sgt. Mark Mulla told Mid-City residents at a neighborhood organization meeting Monday night.

Police still haven’t arrested any suspects for committing the shooting, however.

More than 40 bullets were fired during the April 7 quadruple shooting, which happened at about 2:30 a.m. on the 500 block of South Alexander Street, police said.

“As a detective, I felt like what we had was a retaliatory shooting of some kind,” Mulla said during the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization meeting. “So we looked at the homes, and did an operation targeting those two homes.” Continue reading »

Apr 142014
 

A home-invasion suspect who was shot in the chest by a resident on St. Ann Street last year has refused a plea deal with the state and is slated to appear in court for trial later this month.

Jerome Guy, 27, is scheduled to appear in court in two weeks as the court advances his trial on an attempted second-degree murder charge, according to records. Continue reading »

Apr 112014
 

(NOPD)

Nearly $30,000 worth of rare coins were stolen from a man on Banks Street in Mid-City during a burglary last week, First District Commander Otha Sandifer said in a meeting in police headquarters Friday.

The coins were stolen after their owner showed them off in his house on the 3500 block of Banks Street, Sandifer said.

“The significant thing about that particular burglary is the victim had a party and showed off his coins,” Sandifer said during the meeting. Continue reading »

Apr 112014
 

A woman was burglarized on North White Street Thursday, police said (NOPD).

A 57-year-old woman was the victim of a home invasion that happened in Mid-City Thursday night, New Orleans police said in an initial report.

The woman was in the back of her house on the 800 block of North White Street at about 6:30 p.m. when an unknown masked man forced his way into the residence, police said. Continue reading »

Apr 102014
 

Police are looking for a teenager they suspect burglarized a car on the corner of Conti and North Dorgenois streets early in the morning on Monday.

A teenager police suspect burglarized a car in Mid-City Monday (NOPD)

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect, who is described as a black male between the ages of 16 and 19, weighing about 150 pounds, with a slim build and brown complexion. Continue reading »