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8 min ago | The Times-Picayune
The day after a New Orleans police officer was shot and wounded during an attempted armed robbery at a Marigny po-boy shop early Sunday, authorities say, all three suspects were either in jail or dead. Officer Jonathan Smith, 44, who was working an off-duty, uniformed security detail at Gene's Poboys, remained hospitalized in stable condition.
1 hr ago | The Times-Picayune
Joan Reilly, principal of Homer A. Plessy Community School in New Orleans, is an optimist. So when the state Department of Health and Hospitals inspector met her for a tour of the A. P. Tureaud Elementary campus in the 7th Ward, after her charter organization rented the building and just one month before she was to welcome students back from vacation, she thought, "Nothing a coat of paint can't fix."
3 hrs ago | NOLA.com
Every year on that day, beer-drinkers from America to Japan tap into one of the very rarest brews in the world: Zwanze, an experimental beer created annually by the Cantillon brewery in Belgium. Avenue Pub , 1732 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, is one of about 25 bars in the U.S. to receive a keg of the rare beer, meaning a limited number of local beer drinkers get to taste the special brew.
6 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans
Though Ouroboros is the third album from the New Orleans Suspects, CR Gruver, who's on keyboards, electric kazoo, drums and vocals, says it's really more like the band's first. "It's our first all-original studio , so we're kind of putting it out there, making a statement as to who we are as a band and who we are, musically," he says.
7 hrs ago | WWOZ
The prison was located where the Municipal Auditorium stands today, just across Rampart Street where Cosimo would record New Orleans' musical history at his J&M Recording Studio. Cosimo's father, John Matassa, established the family's grocery store a couple blocks further from the massacre so he must have referred to this incident in teaching his son the immediacy and gravity of stirring New Orleans' racial sensitivities.
11 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune
In recent years, New Orleans has become a hotbed for young people wanting to start businesses and innovate, but city officials are still behind the times. Disruptive technologies that have been popping up in most states across the country are having a hard time taking off in Louisiana -- and New Orleans specifically -- because of outdated regulations and a reluctance to change.
The Amazons, a New Orleans-based benevolent society, will host the third annual "Baking for Breast Cancer" fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" campaign. Admission is free and open to the public.
A commissioning ceremony on the U.S.S. Orleck took place this weekend. September 15 marks the 69th anniversary of the commissioning of the U.S.S. Orleck.
Gretna Police on Sunday found a dead man inside a white SUV in Marrero and another suffering from a gunshot wound in an apartment complex in Gretna. Both match the descriptions of suspects in the shooting of a New Orleans police officer earlier in the day, said Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson.
A four-alarm fire early Sunday destroyed a warehouse in eastern New Orleans that had been abandoned since Hurricane Katrina struck nine years ago, the New Orleans Fire Department said. Firefighters battled the four-alarm blaze at 4701 Downman Road for more than two hours, said Firefighter Michael Williams, a department spokesman.
New Orleans Police Supt. Michael Harrison will hold a 10:30 a.m. Sunday news conference to provide an update on the shooting of an unidentified officer who was attacked while working a paid detail in front of a restaurant at the corner of Elysian Fields and St. Claude avenues in the Faubourg Marigny.
Bronc riding, tie-down and break away roping, trick riding, bull riding, barrel racing and rodeo clowns could only mean that Rodeo New Orleans was in town. Kicking off Saturday at University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena, the rodeo attracted young and old, some wearing cowboy boots and Stetson hats , and the floor of the arena, more used to concerts, was now covered with a sort of clay-like mixture, making it just the right staging area for rodeo.
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Jon Cleary will lead his Absolute Monster Gentlemen at the Maple Leaf on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
A 50-year-old man who claimed he killed his boyfriend in self defense has been convicted of manslaughter in the 2012 stabbing death. An Orleans Parish jury late Friday found Kristen Hunter guilty in the death of Marcel Ivory, who was stabbed once below his collarbone and died of a severed aorta in Central City.
Members of the Congress of Day Laborers plan a meeting on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The Hispanic population of greater New Orleans has shot up, most recently due to economic and social problems in Honduras.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:41 pm
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