Jean Knight, Iconic Singer of 'Mr. Big Stuff,' Dies At 80AlinatyNewsBreak Contributor
Nutcracker in New Orleans: Magical Christmas BalletTina HowellNewsBreak Contributor
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Dad shot by mom's boyfriend during child custody exchange in River Ridge, JPSO says
A dispute during a child custody exchange in River Ridge ended with gunfire Monday morning, leaving one man hospitalized and another in jail, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. The shooting happened at an apartment complex in the 10900 block of Jefferson Highway, said Capt. Jason Rivarde, spokesperson for the...
St. John Parish road closure due to Holiday Express Train stop
LAPLACE, La. — Officials say Parish Road in Laplace will close on Nov. 29 from noon until 9 p.m. for the Holiday Express Train. The Holiday Express Train is scheduled to be open to the public from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free to attend.
The Norco Christmas Parade: A River Parishes tradition
The Norco Christmas Parade ran from the 1950s through the 1980s before it was discontinued. In 2001, a few residents, Norco Civic Association President Stephen Weber, revived the parade for the next generations. I grew up in the sixties and seventies, and I do remember the Norco Christmas parade. It was a nice parade,” Weber […] The post The Norco Christmas Parade: A River Parishes tradition appeared first on L'Observateur.
'Person of interest' caught on Bourbon cameras sought for questioning in Prairieville attack
Authorities are looking for a man caught on surveillance cameras along New Orleans' Bourbon Street a few hours before the false imprisonment and sexual battery of a person in Prairieville, police said. The victim got in a car with the man in the Bourbon Street area of the French Quarter...
'This family will never be the same': 4th teen guilty in carjacking dismemberment of 73-year-old grandmother
An 18-year-old Louisiana man was convicted in the carjacking death of a 73-year-old grandmother, thrown from her vehicle but caught in her seatbelt and dragged by the car before her arm was severed. The post ‘This family will never be the same’: 4th teen guilty in carjacking dismemberment of 73-year-old grandmother first appeared on Law & Crime.
Mystery Dog Disease in Several States: Could Louisiana be Next?
If you're a dog owner, and there are many of us in Louisiana, you need to be aware of a mystery respiratory disease that is spreading throughout several states among dogs. The disease has been reported in 12 states so far. This disease is raising concern among veterinarians. Symptoms to...
LaPlace Catholic Elementary School Battles Closure, Parents and Staff Fundraise for its Survival
Discover the struggle of parents and staff at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic School in St John Parish, as they rally to save their institution from closure. Learn about their fundraising efforts and their fight for the school's future.
Suspected Killer Awaiting Trial Arrested in Connection to Recent Homicide
A 20-year-old suspect, previously arrested twice in 2020, is back in custody for a recent homicide in Marigny. The local community expresses frustration over escalating crime rates and senseless violence. Police are investigating possible connections between two separate shooting incidents.
Coast Guard searching for four missing men in the Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for four men who went missing from a bulk carrier vessel near Belle Chasse. Around 11 p.m. on Monday, the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a notification of potentially four persons in the water. The Coast Guard...
Lafourche Parish Arrest Report: November 28, 2023
The following suspects were arrested in Lafourche Parish on November 28, 2023. View the full arrest log below.
Freeze Warning Wednesday morning
NEW ORLEANS — After a beautiful Tuesday afternoon, with slightly warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine, temperatures will drop very quickly this evening, and it will feel very cold by Wednesday morning. There is a freeze warning in effect for the North Shore Wednesday morning, as temperatures there will be very close to freezing by daybreak. In the New Orleans metro area, it won’t be as cold, but we may have a few locations in the upper 30s as well.
LaPlace Residents Arrested for Alleged Involvement in Local August Shooting
Jeanne Brown and Leon Perkins, both from LaPlace, were arrested on November 14, 2023. They are charged with aiding in a second-degree murder and are held on a $100,000 bond. A grand jury indictment led to their arrests.
Freeze Warning for North Shore, Warming Trend and Rain Expected Later in the Week
• Freeze warning in effect for the North Shore on Wednesday morning. • Temperatures will be close to freezing by daybreak in the North Shore. • New Orleans metro area will be slightly warmer, with some locations in the upper 30s.
Weather: Rounds of rain on the way this week
Thursday through Sunday feature the chance for rain.
All lanes of St. Charles Parish’s Hale Boggs Bridge reopen after repair work
Officials with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development have announced the full reopening of Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge in St. Charles Parish.
Local Alert: Homicide Investigation Underway on Majestic Oaks Drive in Seventh District
The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is investigating a homicide that occurred on November 28, 2023, in the Seventh District. The crime took place in the 4400 block of Majestic Oaks Drive, leaving one person dead. Officers found an unresponsive male with a gunshot wound in a vehicle around 6:37 p.m.
Frightening! Louisiana Is Number One For Gun Violence in U.S.
It could never happen to me, right? Apparently, that thought is all too often interrupted with an actual act of gun violence. What most of us never considered in decades past, has now become a part of everyday life as new research from counselingphsycology.org reveals. 39% Of Americans Think About...
Orleans Parish jail guard brought in contraband, put 'hits' on inmates, authorities say
An Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office jail guard who allegedly admitted to bringing contraband into the facility and putting "hits" on inmates to incite violence was arrested Tuesday. Robert Simon Sr., 57, was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on one count of being a principal to aggravated second-degree battery,...
Local Homicide Suspect Rakheem Kenner Arrested by NOPD
Rakheem Kenner, a suspect in a recent homicide case, has been arrested by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The crime occurred on November 27, 2023, at the intersection of Henriette Delille and Saint Anthony streets. NOPD Fifth District officers discovered an adult male with gunshot wounds at the scene on November 28.
New Orleans' worst blighted properties, according to the city
Plaza Tower is among the city's worst blighted properties, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Tuesday, unveiling the "Dirty Dozen" list of dilapidated locations. What's happening: The properties on the list are prominent, large-scale and have been neglected for a long time, said Thomas Mulligan, the deputy CAO of the Office of Business and External Services, at a press conference Tuesday.