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  • Obama immigration orders face major test in federal court

    04/17/2015 10:25:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 16, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama’s executive actions on immigration will be tested on Friday when a federal appeals court considers whether to lift an order blocking the actions to allow millions of immigrants without legal status to remain in the United States. Lawyers from the federal government and 26 states opposed to Obama’s immigration policies will make oral arguments in front of a three-judge panel from the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, the most conservative circuit in the country. ADVERTISEMENT The administration is seeking an emergency stay lifting a Texas judge’s order freezing Obama’s November executive actions, which could...
  • Judge dismisses suit by conservative video maker relating to telephone charade at Landrieu's office

    04/06/2015 2:31:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    Full Title: Judge dismisses libel suit by conservative video maker relating to telephone charade at Mary Landrieu's officeWASHINGTON -- A New Jersey federal judge has dismissed a libel case filed by a conservative video maker James O'Keefe, who disputed a news account of his misdemeanor conviction for trying to gain access to then Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office in 2010. New Jersey Federal Judge Claire Cecchi ruled last week that the coverage by Main Justice, which covers the Department of Justice, and the online publication's founder, Mary Jacoby, was protected under the First Amendment because "as a whole," it...
  • Gorilla Masked Gunman Robs Dat Dog restaurant

    04/02/2015 2:04:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4-1-15 | unattributed
    The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a gunman who wore a gorilla mask to rob the Dat Dog restaurant location on Freret Street
  • Suspect in Domino's delivery driver killing has history of armed robbery, weapons charges

    04/01/2015 1:49:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/1/115 | Jonathan Bullington
    The man accused by New Orleans police of murdering Domino's delivery driver Michael Price late last month has a history of armed robbery and weapons charges in Houston and New Orleans.Michael Portis, 24, is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after his arrest Wednesday morning (April 1) in the 4900 block of Pauger Street. His arrest came a little more than a week after police found Price's bullet-riddled body inside his car shortly before 1 a.m. on March 24 in the 6100 block of North Roman Street in the city's Lower 9th Ward.Details of Portis' arrest and alleged involvement in...
  • Domino's policy changes on deliveries angers residents

    03/29/2015 7:29:43 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 87 replies
    WWL-TV ^ | 3-26-15 | Jaclyn Kelley
    NEW ORLEANS - There will be no more Domino's deliveries in the Lower 9th Ward after dark.It is one of the changes the pizza company is making after another one of its drivers was murdered in the Lower 9th Ward while on the job, but residents and one city leader say the policy change is a knee-jerk reaction that is singling out their community."It just, again, puts a black eye on this community," said Vanessa Gueringer, a life-long resident of the Lower 9th Ward.Michael Price, a 36-year-old father of three, is the second Domino's delivery driver murdered on the job...
  • Domino's delivery driver slain in Lower 9th was husband, father of 3 young children

    03/26/2015 12:54:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/24/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    The Domino's Pizza delivery driver shot to death inside his car early Tuesday morning (March 24) in the Lower 9th Ward has been identified by company officials as Michael Price. The 36-year-old husband and father of three young children, ages 8, 6 and 2, lived in the Lower 9th and was on his way to make a delivery when he was murdered, said Robert Tedesco, regional vice president for local Domino's franchisee RPM Pizza LLC, which operates the Franklin Avenue Domino's where Price worked for the last year or so. "He was an exemplary team member," Tedesco said. "He always...
  • Live coverage: New Orleans airport machete attack news conference

    03/21/2015 4:38:59 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/21/15 | Ken Daley
    Live coverage of the news conference regarding the machete attack Friday night (March 20) inside the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport starts here: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu: "We're going to learn a lot from this incident." Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand: "We accomplished a lot of things last night with assistance of Kenner police, FBI, ATF and others." Normand clarifies some inaccuracies reported by sheriff's office last night. Says no traveler was grazed by a bullet as originally reported. TSA agent was being chased by Richard White as he waved the machete. JSPO lieutenant's first shot wounded female...
  • Molotov cocktails found in New Orleans airport aggressor's bag

    03/21/2015 1:25:26 PM PDT · by abb · 56 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | March 21, 2015 | Staff
    Jefferson Parish officials held a 2 p.m. press conference to provide the latest after Friday night's incident at New Orleans' Armstrong International airport. Here are some highlights from the press conference: -- Bomb squad went into aggressor White's car at the airport Friday night and found some smoke bombs and three tanks in trunk; intended purpose unknown. Acetylene, freon and oxygen tanks found. -- Bag that White had in security checkpoint area was found to have six half-pint mason jars with cloth wicks into gasoline; known as Molotov cocktails; BBQ lighter found in bag too along with plastic letter opener,...
  • New Orleans airport shooting: Man with machete shot when he attacked TSA officer, sheriff says

    03/20/2015 8:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | March 20, 2015 | Heather Nolan
    A man with a machete was shot after he attacked a security officer at Louis Armstrong International Airport Friday evening, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said. The man walked down a TSA Pre-Check security line into Concourse B at about 7:30 p.m. and was challenged by an officer who was checking for his boarding pass, Normand said. The man then pulled out a can of wasp spray and sprayed the officer, he said. He ran past two other officers and pulled out a machete, cutting a female TSA officer in the arm, Normand said. A sheriff's officer opened fire, striking...
  • Possible terrorist attack at New Orleans Airport

    03/20/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 213 replies
    me | me
    I just got this from a friend. His brother works at the New Orleans Airport.
  • Mother accused of beating 2-year-old son after he fails to spell name with blocks

    03/20/2015 3:50:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    nola.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Ken Daley
    A young eastern New Orleans mother accused of beating her 2-year-old son because he could not correctly spell his name with lettered blocks was arrested Thursday (March 19) by New Orleans police. Tharaneka Sparrow, 22, was booked with cruelty to a juvenile following an investigation by an agent of the state's Department of Children and Family Services and a detective from the New Orleans Police Department's Child Abuse Unit. According to court documents, authorities were called in after staff at the child's preschool noticed bruises and abrasions on the boy's body they deemed suspicious.
  • First direct flight from New Orleans to Cuba since 1958 takes off

    03/14/2015 1:20:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/14/15 | Katherine Sayre
    The first direct flight from New Orleans to Cuba since 1958 departed from Louis Armstrong International Airport on Saturday (March 14) carrying nearly 80 Louisiana business and civic leaders, officials said. The group is traveling to a week-long Cuba Hoy ("Cuba Today") Conference in Havana designed for business executives, lawyers and civic leaders for cultural education and networking events between U.S. and Cuban citizens.
  • Vanity - HDR 2007 speech claims dead bodies were floating down the streets of New Orleans

    03/05/2015 3:58:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    This video is treasury trove of hypocrisy
  • Victims in eastern New Orleans double murder identified by family

    03/03/2015 1:40:09 PM PST · by BBell · 11 replies
    The mother-daughter murder victims of the early morning triple shooting in eastern New Orleans are 25-year-old Walesha Williams and 8-year-old Paris Williams, grieving family members said Tuesday (March 3). Mercedes Brown said the victims were her niece and great niece, and that she notified her brother, Walter, the victims' father and grandfather who lives near Houston.Police said the mother and daughter were shot early Tuesday at at 14535 Duane Rd. in eastern New Orleans. Police said a 39-year-old woman was also shot multiple times at the house and is hospitalized and expected to survive. Williams' relatives said the woman is...
  • Viking boats to cruise Mississippi River

    02/27/2015 4:37:13 AM PST · by iowamark · 47 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/25/1015
    Viking Cruises will establish its first North American beachhead, a homeport in New Orleans, starting in 2017. Viking Cruises will establish its first North American beachhead, a homeport in New Orleans, and will offer cruises up the Mississippi River starting in 2017, the company and Louisiana officials announced. The move is seen as an effort to capitalize on rapidly growing interest in river cruises, which involve much smaller vessels than most ocean liners. The company — whose boats ply the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt — will begin cruising the Mississippi with two boats in late...
  • Should French Quarter cigar bar get a pass from New Orleans City Council?

    02/25/2015 2:08:00 PM PST · by BBell · 30 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/25/15 | Richard Rainey
    A French Quarter cigar bar's battle over state and city liquor permits has struck a major chord among New Orleans policy makers and civic leaders. Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey wants to create a new category in the zoning code -- called a "tobacco retail business" -- to keep La Habana Hemingway Cigar Bar on Toulouse Street in operation. But critics say that doing so could undermine the impending citywide smoking ban by exempting more drinking establishments from it and also impact the Quarter's long-standing prohibition on new cocktail lounges in commercial zones.
  • A Revisionist Muslim History of America (Greenfield)

    02/16/2015 8:21:36 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, February 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, February 16, 2015 A Revisionist Muslim History of America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blogTurkish President Erdogan’s claim that Columbus encountered a mosque in Cuba (the explorer actually saw a rock whose shape he compared to the dome of a mosque) and a Saudi Imam claiming that Columbus had sailed to America to attack Muslims are typical of an emerging genre of Muslim revisionist history that lays claim to America based on an imaginary earlier Muslim presence here. While these examples may be laughable, Muslim historical revisionism has taken root in academia. It can be found...
  • Man stole $1,500 in filet mignon steaks from Roosevelt Hotel: NOPD

    02/12/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    Times Picayune ^ | February 11, 2015 | Heather Nolan
    New Orleans police need help identifying a man seen in surveillance photos stealing several boxes of filet mignon steaks from The Roosevelt Hotel. Police said the man pried open a locked gate and walked away with the boxes in an unknown direction. The theft occurred after 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at 130 Roosevelt Way. The steaks are valued at more than $1,500, police said...
  • Brian Williams Katrina Diary: No Floating Body Nor Dysentery But Lots of Bush Bashing

    02/08/2015 9:19:43 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 8, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Ironically, the biggest witness against the exaggerated claims of Brian Williams' Hurricane Katrina fabulism turns out to be Brian Williams himself. His diary entries in the NBC News Daily Nightly online journal from the time of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans to the aftermath several days later shows no mention of his many disputed claims. A detailed analysis of Brian Williams' Daily Nightly journal entries from August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans until our puppy-rescuing hero was safely out of harm's way shows no references to a floating body in the French quarter, drinking floodwater, catching dysentery,...
  • Does LEOSA apply to Irish Officers?

    02/03/2015 4:46:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 5:40 a.m. on Tuesday, the 27th of January, a vacationing police officer from Limerick, Ireland, was shot during an armed robbery in New Orleans.  Ireland has a low crime rate, much like most areas in the United States outside of the urban cores.   New Orleans' crime rate is much higher than most of the rest of the United States, so Hanrahan may be forgiven his apparent naiveté in the situation.   Hanrahan met a man who said he knew where they could get a drink at that time of the morning.  He went with a man he...
  • LA: Musician Beaten after Self Defense shooting; Beware Accomplices

    02/01/2015 1:22:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 February | Dean Weingarten
    Billy Gregory is a successful musician and vocalist in New Orleans.  The NOPD is saying that early Friday morning, about 1:15 a.m., the 30th of January, the musician shot a man outside of a night club:  From wgno.com: The NOPD is backing a musician`s claim that he shot a man outside a Marigny nightclub in self-defense. It appears that a 'gutter punk' accosted Gregory.  He drew a legally carried pistol and fired one shot to the chest of one of the 'gutter punks', Nicholas Temper, 23 years of age.  Temper collapsed in a nearby bar after 911 was called.  ...
  • Irish police officer shot while visiting New Orleans.

    02/01/2015 9:03:26 AM PST · by shemyk344 · 24 replies
    nola The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/28/15 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    NOPD said the 30-year-old victim, who Irish media have identified as Hanrahan, was approached by a gunman in the 2200 block of New Orleans Street. The gunman demanded money, and the victim refused.
  • Shooting on Esplanade Avenue Friday morning was self-defense, police say

    01/30/2015 12:28:05 PM PST · by BBell · 6 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/30/15 | Helen Freund
    A man was acting in self-defense when he shot a 24-year-old in the chest following a fight outside a Frenchmen Street nightclub Friday morning (Jan. 30), police said. The shooting occurred in the 500 block of Esplanade Avenue about 1:15 a.m., according to records. A 64-year-old man told detectives he was leaving a club in the 1400 block of Decatur Street when he was approached by a woman who complimented him on how he was dressed. Police said the woman's boyfriend, Nicholas Temper, 23, "became enraged," and started arguing with the man, threatening to hurt him and steal his guitar.
  • What the Irish media are saying about New Orleans after Irish police officer was shot

    01/28/2015 1:11:54 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/28/15 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    Irish news media focused Wednesday on New Orleans after a vacationing Irish police officer was shot in the 7th Ward. The Irish Daily Mirror said the officer is now in intensive care. Reports said Officer Brian Hanrahan was visiting New Orleans as part of a road trip with father, who lives in Missouri. Local residents are raising money for Hanrahan's medical and travel expenses. Read more about what NOPD said happened during the shooting. Journalists from Ireland had plenty to say about the city where Hanrahan was shot, and in some cases, nuances were lost. Some news outlets showed photos...
  • New Orleans Bans Smoking Pretty Much Everywhere

    01/23/2015 7:12:45 AM PST · by Svartalfiar · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 23, 2015 5:01 am | Elizabeth Harrington
    New Orleans passed a far-reaching smoking ban on Thursday that prohibits lighting up in bars, casinos, private clubs—even in the car while waiting in line at a drive-thru. Claiming there is no “constitutional right” to smoke, the New Orleans City Council unanimously voted to outlaw smoking and electronic cigarettes in indoor and outdoor public places.
  • Scottish soldier's diary tells of horror at New Orleans

    01/22/2015 3:14:08 AM PST · by MadMitch · 71 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 Jan 2015 | BBC
    The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today. The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today.
  • The 'American Sniper's' preposterous post-Katrina New Orleans story: Jarvis DeBerry(barf alert)

    01/21/2015 2:28:08 PM PST · by BBell · 40 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/21/15 | Jarvis DeBerry
    Chris Kyle, the now-deceased Navy SEAL who is celebrated in Clint Eastwood's movie "American Sniper" was a proved liar. Jesse Ventura, the former military man, wrestler and governor of Minnesota, sued Kyle before he died, claiming that he defamed Ventura in his memoir, "American Sniper." Kyle claims to have punched out Ventura in a bar after Ventura bad-mouthed the troops who'd been sent to Iraq. Kyle was killed before the trial, but a jury determined that none of what he had written about Ventura was true and awarded Ventura $1.8 million. Because he's a proved liar, we should be awfully...
  • Landrieu’s Ugly Exit

    01/20/2015 7:10:52 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/5/2014 | John Fund
    Senator Mary Landrieu comes from a political dynasty in Louisiana — her father was mayor of New Orleans, and her brother is the current mayor. But as she heads into Saturday’s runoff election as a clear underdog, she is tarnishing her political inheritance by fighting ugly. She is resorting to lies and distortion to accuse her GOP opponent of backing the impeachment of President Obama and endorsing a documentary that, as she describes it, says slavery was better for blacks than welfare. “Landrieu has flailed, veering from one issue to another,” concluded a Washington Post article this Thursday. When it...
  • NOPD arrests 10 armed robbery suspects over weekend

    01/19/2015 2:12:06 PM PST · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/19/15 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch
    The New Orleans Police Department on Monday (Jan. 19) touted the arrests of 10 armed robbery suspects in two days, describing it as a demonstration of the NOPD's commitment to tracking down those "responsible for committing violent crime, taking them off the streets and bringing them to justice." "The arrests made this weekend show how hard our officers are working every day to keep our neighborhoods safe," NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a statement.The tally began Friday when three high school classmates were arrested, accused of robbing a man in the Central Business District on Jan. 9 and fleeing...
  • 'You think this is a game?' St. Charles Avenue robbery suspect said before victim shot: NOPD

    01/10/2015 12:34:55 PM PST · by BBell · 28 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/9/15 | Naomi Martin
    A 21-year-old man remained hospitalized Thursday (Jan. 8), more than two weeks after he was shot during a botched robbery at a park on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans police said. But the recovering victim got some good news this week: With his identification of a suspect in a photo lineup, police arrested Taman Martin, 18, in the case. Police allege Martin and three others went on a crime spree Uptown throughout December, robbing people, breaking into cars and stealing a vehicle. Martin was rebooked on charges of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery late Wednesday.Police say Martin and his...
  • Man reports being sexually assaulted in French Quarter Friday

    01/03/2015 3:10:42 PM PST · by BBell · 44 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/3/15 | By Danielle Dreilinger
    A man, 32, was sexually assaulted Friday in the French Quarter, New Orleans police said Saturday.
  • Northern California lawyer beaten but not robbed in New Orleans

    12/22/2014 7:33:19 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    A California personal injury lawyer is recovering from a severe beating suffered in New Orleans, and wondering why it happened. Bill Callaham of Sacramento said three strangers beat him unconscious without robbing him -- and he was wearing a Rolex watch and had a cellphone and hundreds of dollars in his pockets. "I don't know if they got interrupted. I don't know if they didn't care," he told The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/1Cjrv9B). "They apparently made no attempt even to take anything from me."
  • Lawyer bewildered as to why he was beaten unconscious but not robbed of Rolex, cash

    12/20/2014 8:13:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 58 replies
    nola.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Naomi Martin
    Bill Callaham, a California lawyer, never had a chance to hand over his Rolex, cell phone or hundreds of dollars in cash. The men who attacked him from behind in the Central Business District never made any demands. They beat him unconscious, breaking his nose and his jaw. And afterward, he said, they took nothing. "If somebody had confronted me and asked for money, I would've happily given them my money," Callaham said Friday, a week after the assault. "I don't know if it was random, I mean, I have no idea. I just think it's a sad state of...
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • The classless NFL clowns, and the ‘experts’ who enable them

    12/13/2014 9:13:37 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    To save time and syllables, we’re going journo-green today. Thus “common sense” will be replaced by “it,” as in “getting it.” And that’s the point: “it” doesn’t matter, not anymore. It doesn’t matter that the absurd, the grossly inaccurate and the just plain stupid easily can be eliminated. It is what it is. And that’s it. There will be no deviation from, let alone elimination of, the ridiculous, no matter how self-evident.
  • Reggie Bush Wears Protest Shirt (I can't breathe)

    12/07/2014 1:01:51 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    espn ^ | 12-2014
    DETROIT -- Lions running back Reggie Bush, who has been outspoken about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, continued his outspoken nature Sunday when he wore a shirt reading "I Can't Breathe" during pregame warm-ups Sunday. Bush wrote the message -- in black ink on his blue shirt -- signifying the last words of Eric Garner, the New York man who died while being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested. Bush wore the shirt a day after Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose wore an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in pregame warm-ups prior to his team's game Saturday night...
  • Da winnas & da loozas (Clancy DuBos says Mary's loss kills brother Mitch)

    12/07/2014 1:05:58 PM PST · by abb · 23 replies
    Gambing ^ | December 7, 2014 | Clancy DuBos
    snip DA WINNAS 1. The Louisiana GOP — The Republican Party has been steadily building strength in Louisiana since Dave Treen won the governor’s race in 1979 and Ronald Reagan won the White House a year later. It wasn’t always easy, but this year the GOP made electoral politics look easy with Congressman Bill Cassidy’s simple strategy of hanging President Barack Obama around incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s neck like a millstone. Landrieu was on the defensive from Day One and was never able to score a clean hit on Cassidy, though she certainly tried. The tide of anti-Obama sentiment...
  • Mother says Brittany Martin 'had not a clue' about scheme to murder Reserve couple

    12/03/2014 2:25:35 PM PST · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | December 03, 2014 | Ken Daley
    The mother of murder suspect Brittany Martin said her daughter "had not a clue" about any scheme to kill Reserve couple Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph, and that she herself played no part in her daughter's reunion with co-defendant Horatio Johnson. Speaking publicly for the first time about her daughter's arrest, Rhonda Martin said she is concerned that media coverage of the highly publicized double-murder has been prejudicial against her daughter. Brittany Martin is a former prison guard who New Orleans police say was caught on video purchasing items with Johnson that police believe were used to murder the Josephs. "I...
  • Woman on sidewalk randomly stabs pedestrians

    12/03/2014 9:02:30 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 10 replies
    LiveLeak.com, New Orleans Police Department ^ | November 30, 2014 | unknown
    The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating and identifying a woman accused of walking down Decatur Street in New Orleans and randomly stabbing two men who were walking down the street. It happened on November 30, 2014, in the 900 block of Decatur Street. Shortly before 9 p.m., the woman walked down the sidewalk poking random pedestrians with an unknown sharp object. She appeared to be mumbling to herself as she walked down the street. Two men, 28 and 62-years-old, sustained minor lacerations. The surveillance video captured both incidents and it appears that she...
  • NFL Player Benjamin Watson says "Jesus" on CNN

    11/30/2014 5:01:31 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 21 replies
    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, whose Facebook post on the Ferguson riots went viral last week, appeared on CNN to discuss his feelings about the rioting and the Michael Brown shooting. Watson spoke with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Friday and read parts of his emotional Facebook post during the interview. “Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I feel like I’m just as prejudiced as the people I point fingers at and that’s not right,” he read. “How can I look at white skin and make assumptions and not want assumptions made about me? That’s not...
  • NFL Player's Reflection On Ferguson Goes Viral

    11/29/2014 5:48:36 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 29, 2014 | You Tube
    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson stirs the Facebook faithful with thoughtful and moving post on tumult surrounding the Michael Brown-Officer Darren Wilson case and Ferguson. #Ferguson Fox News: On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
  • Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

    11/18/2014 8:31:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 2:17 PM EST
    Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana. …
  • What Happened at the Gun Turn In (Buyback) in New Orleans?

    11/05/2014 3:21:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns procured for a similar amount at a Phoenix, AZ, event on 4 May of 2013 Most gun turn in events are political theater, designed to gather publicity, denigrate the ownership of guns, and promote the idea that guns have no legitimate utility.  For this reason, publicity is highly sought, pictures of guns turned in are prominently splashed across friendly media, and separate news "events" are created when guns are destroyed.  All of this is pretty much standard practice by  those who conduct the political theater known by the propaganda term "buy back".   You would think it would be...
  • New Orleans area man being monitored for signs of Ebola, DHH says

    10/23/2014 3:55:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WGNO-TV ^ | October 23, 2014 | Tanya Sinkovits
    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - A man in the New Orleans area is being monitored for signs of Ebola after returning to Louisiana from visiting an Ebola-affected country, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said Thursday. Olivia Watson, spokesperson for the DHH said the man is at a “low risk for Ebola,” and had no history of exposure. But out of an “abundance of caution” he will be watched for 21-day. “We are monitoring him in the same manner as the individual in the Capital Region with temperature and symptom checks,” Watson said....
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity, New Orleans, 25 October, 2014

    10/23/2014 5:19:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 The New Orleans Jefferson Parish and Kirsha Kaechelel, will be hosting a gun turn in event on 25 October, 2014. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at The Embassy located  at  1200 Franklin Avenue, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. It appears that they will be giving out cash.   $75 will be given to those who turn in a handgun, $200 will be...
  • Kirsha Kaechele describes her Prospect.3 gun buyback art project in the Huffington Post

    10/23/2014 1:57:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/23/14 | Doug MacCash
    In a story by Priscilla Frank titled "One Artist Is Buying Back The Guns In New Orleans' Tough Neighborhoods" that appeared on the Huffington post website Wednesday (Oct. 23), art impresario Kirsha Kaechele explained her forthcoming art project "The Embassy." In brief, Kaechele's husband David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia's state of Tasmania, plans to purchase $100,000 in weapons on Saturday (Oct. 25), with no questions asked. The object is to decrease gun violence by diminishing the number of firearms.Originally, the guns were to be melted and reconstituted as record albums upon which...
  • Slain delivery driver remembered: 'He was loved by so many people'

    09/25/2014 1:24:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/14 | Jonathan Bullington
    It was Wednesday, they all said, and Chris should have been there. On any other Wednesday, Richard Yeager - known as "Chris" by virtually everyone who knew him - would have been seated at the table by the small stage in the back of GrandPre's on North Rampart Street for the bar's popular karaoke night, which he co-hosted for the last few years. Regular visitors would have had their names placed in the queue upon entrance, and would get their turns to select from the seemingly unending catalog of karaoke songs at Yeager's disposal. But this Wednesday, despite a packed...
  • New Orleans man pleads not guilty to carjacking 68-year-old woman in Metairie(mugshot)

    09/25/2014 1:06:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/14 | Paul Purpura
    A New Orleans man has pleaded not guilty to carjacking a 68-year-old Chalmette woman who was attacked last year in a busy Metairie parking lot. Daryle Guillot, 37, who entered the plea Tuesday during his arraignment, was back in a 24th Judicial District courtroom on Thursday, when attorneys and a judge discussed the case privately. Guillot, whose last address was 516 Marigny St., in the Faubourg Marigny, is accused of assaulting the woman on Nov. 12. She just had her hair cut at a business in the 200 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard, near the 17th Street Canal, according to...
  • 2 teens arrested in slaying of Domino's driver

    09/23/2014 2:21:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/23/14 | Ken Daley
    New Orleans police arrested two 16-year-old boys in Monday's slaying of Domino's delivery driver Richard Yeager in Mid-City. NOPD Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison announced the arrests at a Tuesday news conference but would not identify the suspects because of their ages. They are both facing a charge of first-degree murder, Harrison said. Yeager, 35, was found shot to death shortly after midnight early Monday morning, with his car stolen minutes after he delivered a pizza in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street.
  • No Trace Of Ebola On New Orleans-Bound Ship, CDC Insists

    09/18/2014 5:23:23 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    WDSU ^ | 9-17-2014
    UPDATED 11:48 PM CDT Sep 17, 2014 Marine Phoenix identified as ship from Africa with sick crewNEW ORLEANS —In a statement released late Wednesday night, the Centers for Disease Control stressed that crew members on a freighter inbound to New Orleans were suffering from malaria and show no traces of Ebola. Official confirms 1 person aboard African ship has malaria. A crew member who fell ill on a ship from Africa is diagnosed with malaria, an official says. First responders who took those individuals to the hospital wore protective garb as a precaution, though health officials noted early on that...