With heavy rain beginning to soak the Fairgrounds on Sunday morning and a forecasters issuing a tornado watch, the opening of Jazz Fest has been delayed until the afternoon, officials said.
An occupied two-story home on North Dupre Street in Faubourg St. John caught fire overnight, but no one was hurt and several dogs were rescued, authorities said.
A man was shot to death Saturday night at a gas station on Airline Highway, New Orleans police said.
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A car crashed into the Endymion parade crowd at Orleans and Carrollton avenues on Saturday evening, critically injuring at least a dozen people, New Orleans police said.
A woman was robbed of her belongings on South Carrollton Avenue overnight by a man she had accepted a ride from thinking he was an Uber driver, New Orleans police said Wednesday morning.
Along the Endymion parade route, “[t]he claiming of the turf began last week — a new early record — but went into high gear this weekend, when spray paint was used to delineate vast swaths of neutral ground grass on Orleans Avenue,” reports Kevin Allman of our reporting partners at Gambit in a slideshow depicting the marked territory.
Endymion rolls at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.