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FBI Arrests Lower 9 Murder Suspect
FBI agents arrested a New Orleans murder suspect late Thursday. Christopher M. Dixon, 28, was one of two suspects wanted in connection with a Lower 9th Ward murder that happened on the afternoon of Memorial Day.
Shootings in Marigny, Lower 9th Ward
NOPD investigated two overnight shootings on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. A man was shot in the Marigny about 4 a.m., while another man was wounded in the Lower 9th Ward just after 10 p.m.
Voters to Weigh Proposals for Increased Taxes, Lower 9 Lot Sale
State lawmakers wrapped up this year's session in Baton Rouge this week, but the voting isn't over for New Orleanians. A pair of New Orleans-focused bills passed the legislature, but will require voters' approval to become law. One bill proposes raising taxes to provide money for New Orleans police and fire, while another would allow the City to sell vacant Lower 9th Ward lots for $100.
Crime Bits: Canal St. Clip, Triple Shooting in Lower 9
Updated 11:20 a.m.
A total of five people were injured in two separate shootings that occurred over a 24-hour span, according to NOPD. Police also released new details about a Saturday night shooting on Canal St.
Murder in Lower 9th Ward
NOPD is investigating a Saturday homicide in the Lower 9th Ward. About 11:30 a.m., a man was shot to death near the corner of Marais and Lizardi Sts., police said.
NOPD Seeks Lower 9 Suspect Who Stole Money, Chicken
NOPD is looking for a Lower 9th Ward suspect who robbed a man of money and fried chicken on Tuesday night. Police say the suspect and as many as four other men approached the victim and his neighbor about 11:40 p.m. near the corner of Burgundy and Deslonde Sts.
Convicted Councilman Set to Seek 9th Ward Zoning Favor
Disgraced former City Councilman Jon Johnson plans a return to the Council Chambers Thursday, though from the other side of the dais, out with the cheap seats, as he begs for special after-the-fact permission from his former colleagues to build a three-plex in the Lower 9th Ward.
High-Rise Developer, Neighborhood Org Present Plans for Holy Cross School Site
by Stacy Coco
The Historical District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) deferred a vote on developer Perez, APC’s plans to build high rise structures along the riverfront in the Lower 9th Ward-adjacent community of Holy Cross. The Holy Cross Neighborhood Association recently reinvigorated discussions about the future of the existing Holy Cross school site. Aside from zoning issues, the proposed high rise buildings will dramatically increase density, the neighborhood association says.
Missing Lower 9th Ward Woman Sought
NOPD is asking the public's assistance in locating a missing 42-year-old woman from the Lower 9th Ward. Delores Hunter was last seen leaving her house Thursday morning in the 1400 block of Tupelo St.
Lower 9th Ward Murder Suspect Sought
NOPD is looking for a suspect who is accused in last Thursday's Lower 9th Ward murder. Savalas Richardson, 17, is wanted for the shooting death of Marvin Fields, police said.
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