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Samedi (10.25.14)

October 26th

Pelicans open practice (Smoothie King Center, 10 a.m.)

Come see the Pels practice for free before the season begins

Miller’s Crossing screening 

THNOC, 10:30 a.m.

Joel and Ethan Cohen’s New Orleans-shot mob thriller in conjunction with From Cameo to Closeup – Louisiana in Film 

 

An Evening with Mike Doughty

Gasa Gasa, 9 p.m.

Soul Coughing frontman to play solo show

 

Tank & The Bangas with DJ RQ Away + Speakerbox Experiment

Tipitina’s, 10 p.m.

One of the most energetic local groups on the scene

 

Ghostbusters

Palmer Park, 7 p.m.

Outdoor screening of everyone’s favorite Halloween movie

 

Mirliton Fest

Markey Park (11a.m.-7p.m.)

Drink, dance and enjoy SoLa's oddest piece of produce

Seven Injured in N.O. Shootings


Updated 3:35 p.m. Seven people were shot in New Orleans over a 24-hour stretch between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, according to police. In addition to a double shooting reported Friday afternoon in New Orleans East, police investigated four separate shootings during the violent stretch.


Murder in 8th Ward, French Quarter Shooting


A man was killed in the 8th Ward and another man was injuring in a French Quarter shooting overnight, according to New Orleans police. 


French Quarter Stabbing, False Car Claim


New Orleans' ne'er do wells were busy Wednesday afternoon, and a stabbing, a robbery, and insurance fraud all took place before dark. A man was stabbed in the French Quarter yesterday morning, and two separate incidents, a robbery and a falsified report, occurred in Algiers. Click through for more. 


Performer Wanted for Deadly Silicon Injections


NOPD is on the hunt for Armani Nicole Davenport, 33, who is wanted for negligent homicide. Police named Davenport as a person of interest last October, and she is now a suspect. According to NOPD, the Baton Rouge resident was widely known in the New Orleans gay pageant scene, both for winning several titles and for giving unlicensed silicon injections. 


Double Shooting in Desire


One person is in critical condition following an overnight shooting in the Desire area, according to NOPD. A total of two people were injured when gunfire erupted near the corner of Almonaster Ave. and Higgins Blvd.


Double Shooting in Central City


UPDATED 5/6, 5:30 p.m.

NOPD is investigating a double shooting involving two teens in Central City. The shooting happened at 7:30 p.m. near the corner of Josephine St. and Brainard St.


Crime Bits: Uptown Attack, Pizza Delivery Man Robbed


Over the weekend, two stabbings led police to suspects, a man was robbed near St. Charles Ave. and a pizza delivery man was forced to hand over the pies. Click through for Crime Bits for the weekend of May 3-5:


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.  


Reports: NOPD Arrests Teen Who Was Shot in Marigny


The teen who was shot in the head last year by a Marigny homeowner was arrested for a burglary on Friday, according to reports from NOLA.com and WWL-TV. Marshall Coulter, 15, was arrested Friday afternoon on Royal St. in the Marigny.


Arrest Made in Uptown Home Invasions


Police linked a teen who was previously arrested in one early April Uptown home invasion to a second, similar incident. Aaron Johnson, 17, was arrested Thursday in connection with an April 8 burglary that happened at a house in the 1800 block of Adams St. Johnson was already in jail, facing charges in connection with an April 4 home invasion in the 7800 block of Panola St.


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