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November 23rd

Po-Boy Fest

Oak St, 10a.m.-6p.m.

New Orleans 8th Annual festival dedicated to dressed sandwiches on french bread



Dragon’s Den, 10p.m. (Upstairs)

The den’s Sunday get down featuring J. PHLIP + MONTY LUKE “EVERYBODY ON THE FLOOR” TOUR”


Puddle of Mudd

Southport Music Hall, 8p.m.

Rock out to post-grunge rockers + Black Magnolia on the Riverbend


NOLA Comedy Hour

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Comedians and friends from The New Movement

Bourbon Street Shooting: Suspect in Custody

Police have a suspect in the Bourbon St. shooting in custody. Trung T. "Joe" Le, 20, was apprehended Friday night in Mississippi by NOPD and U.S. Marshals, according to officer Hilal Williams.

NOPD Seeks Person of Interest in Bourbon Street Shooting

Police are looking for 20-year-old Justin Odom, whom they identified as the person of interest in video footage released of Sunday morning’s shooting on Bourbon Street.

Bourbon Street Shooting: 10th Victim Comes Forward, Person of Interest Sought

The total number of people injured in Sunday's Bourbon St. shooting is now ten. In an update on the conditions of the victims, officer Frank Robertson III said a total of six men and four women were injured when gunfire broke out in the middle of the Crescent City's famed nightlife strip on Sunday morning. Additionally, detectives released video of a person of interest.

UPDATED: Bourbon St. Shooting Injures 9

Updated 6.29.2014, 1:28 p.m.

Hand Grenades gave way to bullets on Bourbon St. early this Sunday morning. Around 2:45 a.m. on the morning of June 29, 2014, the street was awash in blue and red lights after nine individuals were shot by an unknown gunman.

Hot Dog Hopeful Sets French Quarter Slaughter Ahead of Coney Island Clash

The crawfish and oyster eating contests that accompanied New Orleans' festival season may be over, but one Crescent City bottomless pit is only gearing up for the main event. Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan is heading to New York City's Coney Island this week for the massive Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. This weekend, he'll get a warm-up against a bunch of locals at the Slaughter in the Upper Quarter.

Suspects Sought in French Quarter Cabbie Caper

NOPD detectives are searching for a pair of perps (pictured) who held up a cab driver during a ride in the French Quarter on May 27. The cabbie was initially hesitant to report the incident, but came forward this week to provide police info about the crime.

Crime Bits: June 20-23

Murder in the East, Streetcar Shooting

Seven people were shot in New Orleans over a 32-hour stretch that began just after midnight on Sunday (6-22), police said. The gush of gunfire claimed the life one of the victims, who was shot early Morning morning in eastern New Orleans.

Former French Quarter Body Piercing Pro at Center of FTM Divorce Case

by Ashley Rouen

The former owner of a famed French Quarter body piercing shop is at the center of a legal battle after claiming her husband is not a man. According to court documents, Elayne Angel, former owner of Decatur Street's Rings of Desire, claims that her marriage to the transgender female-to-male (FTM) porn star Buck Angel never legally happened due to his lack of a phallus. 

Man Wanted in 4 Marigny Robberies

Detectives tied the suspect in last week's robbery at Esplanade and Bourbon to three other Marigny cases, according to a police spokeswoman. Police called the perp (depicted in sketch) a "serial armed robber," saying he pulled off the four hold-ups from June 8-15, said officer Hilal Williams.

Man, Woman Sought in Robbery at Bourbon and Esplanade (VIDEO)

New Orleans police are looking for a man and woman who robbed four men early Friday morning near the corner of Bourbon and Esplanade Ave. Detectives released new video that they believe could lead to a break in the case.

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