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November 25th

Pelicans v. Suns

Talking Stick Resort Arena, 8p.m.

Pheonix takes on New Orleans



Prytania, 12p.m.;2:30p.m.;5p.m.;7:30p.m.;10p.m.

Last installation of Hunger Games


Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market


Jon Cleary

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

British-born keyboardist’s groove is all New Orleans


Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermitt weekly gig in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

Chill Out

Tips For Beating the Heat

With the heat of July now in full force, citizens of New Orleans are seeking the shelter of their air-conditioned homes. But what about when there’s live music to be hear or a festival to attend? How do you survive the heat and humidity then? Luckily, NoDef has compiled some tips on how to beat the heat.

Where to Watch Mayweather-Pacquiao in NOLA

Floyd Mayweather’s last run in with New Orleans involved a lawsuit against the Wine Bistro for claiming that the champ and his “Money Team” would be at a Super Bowl kickoff party. Litigation aside, New Orleans is geared up for the fight versus Manny Pacquiao tonight.

14-Year-Old Girl Wanted After Alleged Assault on Grandparents

A family fight turned tragic on Friday (4.24) night. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are filing for a warrant for the arrest of a 14-year-old girl in connection with the attempted murder of her grandmother.

After Bar-Fight, Sandpiper Suspect Sought in Snatching

Most bar fights end before they begin. Some come to fisticuffs. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) says that on Monday (4.20) morning, one bar fight ended with a simple robbery.

Warrant Issued After Alleged Brutal Domestic Violence

An argument between exes allegedly turned very ugly and ended with a beaten woman laying in the middle of Tulane Avenue. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are now hunting for Brekh Veitenheimer on a warrant for Acts of Domestic Violence (Strangulation).

Scissor Sisters: Seventh Ward Stabbing

Running with scissors is dangerous. Stabbing with scissors can be even more harmful. In the Seventh Ward, one woman is in jail after she allegedly used the scissors as a weapon instead of for arts and crafts.

Bouncer Booked for Battery in Bourbon Brawl

Bourbon Street got violent this weekend. After a bar room brawl, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested both a bouncer and a patron. They were both booked them on battery charges.

Knife Fight Ends With Gunfire at UNO

By Ashley Larsen

One former UNO student learned an old lesson this week. Don't bring a knife to a gunfight. A University of New Orleans (UNO) campus police officer fired his sidearm at a former student after being attacked with a knife on Thursday (1.08).

SWAT Roll Closes Canal

Updated 12:25p.m.

A standoff between an armed man and the NOPD SWAT team means that Canal Street was closed from S. Claiborne Avenue to S. Roman Street until further notice. Police say that 38 year old Christophe Alfred surrendered to a police negotiator after barricading himself in the Volunteers of America building (1801 Canal Street.) 

Suspect in Frenchmen Stabbing Arrested

An argument at the base of Frenchmen Street turned ugly quickly early evening on Wednesday (10.9). In the end, a 44 year old man was stabbed, and a 49 year old man was locked up.

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