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Defender Picks



August 1st

Satchmo Summerfest

Old U.S. Mint, All Day

Get your trad jazzz on


Whitney White Linen Night
Julia Street, 6p.m.
Art, cocktails and lots of linens


The Revivalists
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
In support of new album, Men Amongst Mountains


Ale on Oak Anniversary Party
Ale on Oak, 4p.m.
Free Ale from 4-6p.m.!


Stanford Prison Experiment
Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.
Psychological thriller based on the true story of a college experiment gone wrong


Crime Bits

Jan 1- 7: Shot for Pot, Ideal Mart Robbed, Graffiti Arrest

In this week's rundown of wrongdoing, there was a shooting in the 9th Ward, a man was robbed in the Riverbend, and the Ideal Mart in Mid-City was held up. Read on for more crime bits. 

Body of Missing Mississippi Swimmer Recovered

A couple taking a promenade along the river on Wednesday night discovered the body of Dave Hebron floating by the docks according to the New Orleans police Department (NOPD). The Fired Department arrived on the scene and recovered the corpse, ending a multi-agency search for the missing man.

Man Found Dead in the East

On Friday (7.31) morning, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to the 109th homicide of 2015. A 53-year-old man was found dead in the East.

Suspect Sought in Palmer Park Mugging

One thief did not quite realize that in the digital age Big Brother is always watching. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is looking for a suspect who is accused of mugging a woman and then using her plastic to fill up his SUV minutes later.

Man Missing After Swim in the Mississippi

The Mississippi River’s bends through New Orleans are a far cry from Tom Sawyer’s swimming hole. A 42-year-old man is missing after taking a plunge into the River near Jax Brewing according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

Junkyard Dog: NOPD ID's Car Theft Suspect

One man was hoping to have his car towed to the mechanic, but in the interim someone  else took the liberty of removing his vehicle—to the scrap yard. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are now hunting for 20-year-old Andre Wilson (pictured).

Landrieu Makes Donation Towards Repair of Vandalized Memorial

A few hours after providing the setting for a memorial service honoring fallen New Orleans Police Officer Vernell Brown, a monument to fallen law enforcement officers in Lake Lawn Metaire Cemetery was vandalized. On Monday (7.26), Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that he will donate money from his campaign funds towards the cost of repairs.

NOPD Officer Arrested, Suspended After DWI Charge

Drive-through daiquiris aside, driving drunk is illegal—even if you are a cop. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested one of their own, a homicide detective, for a DWI on Sunday (7.27) morning. A suspension quickly followed.

Two Teens Busted After Treme Car Theft

A man parked in the Treme before heading into the Quarter. A few hours later, the motorist had a broken window and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) were arresting a pair of teens for a laundry list of charges.

Pair of Marigny Muggings Overnight

The Marigny Rectangle was the scene of two muggings overnight. The New Orleans Police Department’s (NOPD) Major Offense Log (MOL) reports two armed robberies close to midnight in the booming neighborhood.

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