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May 4th

May the Fourth/Shoeboxus

Marigny, 6p.m.

Mini-parade honors Star Wars

 

Old 97’s

OEJ, 9p.m.

Cult favorite Texas alt-rockers

 

Wednesday at the Square

Lafayette Square, 6p.m.

Soul Rebels headline popular outdoor concerts

 

Tin Men

d.b.a., 7p.m.

The world’s premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio

 

Kristen Diable

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Louisiana native wails across genres, but doesn’t forget home

 

Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf

Reward Increased for Info on HANO Officer's Murder


On May 24, 2015, Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Officer James Bennett, Jr. was fatally shot while patrolling a construction site in Central City. Police still have few leads in the investigation. However, the reward linked to the homicide was increased 25,000 dollars today in the hopes of kickstarting the case.


Today In NOLA 9.9.15


Today in New Orleans, catch the classic Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday at the Prytania. House of Blues is hosting Blues Night 2015 and Craig Kraemer is giving a talk about post-Katrina podcasts. For your musical enjoyment, jam with Heartless Bastards at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1965, Hurricane Betsy hit the city, killing 76 people. Now, more events to distract you from hurricane season.  


Rewards Upped in Deaths of Kaylan Ward, Gerald Morgan


Two months after the discovery of 16-year-old Kaylan Ward’s body on the Interstate the crime remains unsolved. Likewise, detectives continue to search for clues in the unrelated murder of 17-year-old Gerald Morgan. On Wednesday (8.05),  Crimestoppers and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) made a play for more leads by increasing the reward money to 5000 dollars.


Crimestoppers, NOPD, Marshalls Laud "Clean Sweep"


The results of a month-long fugitive roundup campaign “Operation Clean Sweep” sponsored by Crimestoppers are out. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, the U.S. Marshals Service and Crimestoppers GNO announced the results in a press conference held today in the NOPD Special Operations Division warehouse located at 1899 Tchoupitoulas next to the Walmart.


Algiers: Hit-and-Run Suspect Sought


A man is severely injured after a hit-and-run that took place Friday morning, and police are seeking a suspect. The victim was standing in the doorway of his white Ford truck when the suspect crashed into him and dragged him 100 feet.  


CBD: Man Wanted for Attempted Purse Snatching


A woman foiled a purse snatching in CBD Tuesday night, and now police are looking for the pilfer artist. About 7:30 p.m., the woman was walking on Common St. to her car, which was parked near the corner of Carondelet. A man (pictured in sketch) passed her on foot, circled back, ran towards her and grabbed her purse. 


Mid-City Shooting Suspect Caught on Camera (VIDEO)


A man is in critical condition after he was shot yesterday on N. Carrollton Ave in Mid-City, and police have released surveillance footage of the suspect. NOPD found the victim shortly after 12:30 p.m., lying in a driveway after being shot multiple times. He is currently in critical condition. 


Crime Bits

Feb. 10-17: Carrollton Cutting, Bywater Carjacking, N.O. East Shooting



In this week's rundown of wrongdoing, a man was shot several times in New Orleans East, a woman was carjacked in the Bywater, and a man was cut in the Carrollton area during an altercation. Click through for more crime bits. 


Police Search for St. Roch Armed Robbers (VIDEO)


A pair is wanted for an armed robbery that took place in the St. Roch neighborhood, this morning, February 5, at 4:30 a.m. The cashier at a business in the 3100 block of Elysian Fields was greeted by two masked men in black hoodies, pointing guns and demanding money. Four videos was captured of the suspects, on various surveillance systems inside of the store and in the parking lot.


Man Missing from Central City


A 21-year-old man is missing after leaving his home on Sunday, January 15, according to NOPD. Lawrence McCarty left his residence in the 1800 block of South Liberty St. telling his family that he was heading to the Canal Street. 


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