crime

Suspects sought in attempted burglary of Mid-City warehouse

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking help in identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with an attempted burglary of a Mid-City warehouse building. The offense occurred Sept. 18 in the 500 block of North Cortez. According to investigators, two men walked into a storage facility and attempted to force entry into multiple Read More…

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Woman injured in shooting while stopped at light on Tulane and Norman Francis

A woman driving on Tulane Avenue early Saturday (Sept. 10) stopped for a red light at Norman C. Francis Parkway. She left the intersection in an ambulance. At about 3:45 a.m., a passenger in another vehicle fired shots at the 47-year-old driver, striking her multiple times, the New Orleans Police Department reported.  Medical responders brought Read More…

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Viewpoint: How are victims of crime in New Orleans supported?

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist I am not a fan of ultra-conservative Fox television personality Tucker Carlson. Yet I could not ignore his 15-minute diatribe Tuesday evening (Aug. 23) on Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s recent ill-advised actions, a diatribe that was viewed in prime time by millions across the world.   Carlson’s premise was carjackings are the Read More…

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Woman killed, man and dog injured in shooting near University Medical Center

A woman was shot to death Sunday (Aug. 14) in the Tulane-Gravier neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The shooting also left a man and a dog injured. Police were notified of the shooting at about 4:50 p.m. First District officers came to site at Canal and South Derbigny streets, near University Medical Center, where Read More…

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Tulane medical corridor, Bayou St. John targeted for car break-ins, NOPD reports show

Cars parked in the Tulane Avenue corridor and in the Bayou St. John area are especially vulnerable to break-ins and burglaries, according to crime data from the New Orleans Police Department’s First District. Reports from the first two weeks in July show 10 cars were broken into while. parked on or near Tulane Avenue, eight Read More…

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Investigation of hit-and-run nets drug and weapons arrests

First District police officers investigating a hit-and-run accident ended up finding a large cache of illegal drugs and guns. The NOPD has arrested 28-year-old Areena Smith and 34-year-old Jeremiah Prater on charges related to suspected drug dealing. The arrests occurred on July 16 at Canal and North Dupre streets. A search warrant was secured and Read More…