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November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

NOPD Arrests 16-Year-Olds in Pizza Delivery Murder

Delivery driving is a dangerous gig, as New Orleanians saw yesterday (9.22) when 35-year-old Richard Yeager was shot to death in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street. Yeager was working as a delivery driver for Domino’s and had just dropped off a pizza nearby. Now, police have arrested two 16-year-old boys in connection with the murder and another armed robbery.

Gert Town Shooting Victim Found, Suspect Sought

Police caught up with a weekend shooting victim Tuesday who left the hospital without permission from doctors. Now, detectives are looking for the man who shot Isiah Miller in Gert Town early Sunday morning.

NOPD Identifies Persons of Interest in Central City Shooting

NOPD identified two persons of interest in yesterday’s shooting near A.L. Davis Park in Central City. Police also offered an update on the shooting in Gert Town last night that injured a 3-year-old and two teenagers.

3-Year-Old, 2 Teens Shot in Gert Town

Updated 7.9, 3:15 p.m.

A three-year-old girl and two teenagers were injured in a Tuesday night triple shooting in Gert Town, police said. The three-year-old girl was shot in the back, and is in critical condition.

Drive-By Double Shooting

Two men were shot in a drive-by in Gert Town on Saturday afternoon, police said. The incident happened before 1 p.m. near the corner of Washington Ave. and Earhart Blvd., police said. 

Updated: Texas Man Missing in New Orleans

Updated 4:25 p.m.: A Texas man went missing in New Orleans, according to NOPD.  Houston resident Rex Turner has been missing since February 27, and he was last seen in New Orleans, according to reports. Gert Town resident Sherry Sampson went missing on March 7, but returned home safely on March 10, according to NOPD. 

Man Killed in Gert Town

A man was killed in Gert Town on February 15, around 9:45 p.m., according to NOPD. The 32-year-old victim was shot and killed in the 3200 block of Lowerline Street. 

Revamped Norwood Thompson Playground Opens in Gert Town

Mayor Mitch is continuing to blaze the recreation trail. This afternoon, he cut the ribbon on a revitalized Gert Town greenspace. Although the new facility will not include a pool, officials are optimistic about the Norwood Thompson Playground's (7200 Forshey Street) potential for the community. 

Tell Tale Part: Cantrell's Gert Town Listen

District “B” Councilmember LaToya Cantrell launched the modestly titled initative “Tell Cantrell” today. As one would expect, the program seeks to foster dialogue between government and the community, specifically in the Gert Town neighborhood.

Cantrell Holds Gert Town Community Meeting

In citywide discussions, one little Uptown neighborhood that borders Mid City often gets overlooked. Gert Town is smack dab in the center of New Orleans. District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell is hosting a community meeting to discuss new projects and hear input from residents on how to reinvigorate the historic subdistrict. 

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