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Ale in a Day's Work

Royal Brewery Joins the NOLA Craft Beer Scene

Royal Brewery sits among, and is typical of, the many warehouses that mark the area of New Orleans East situated near the lip of the levee, near the low flying planes headed towards, or from New Orleans’ Lakefront Airport. Royal Brewery is one of those special places where one can feel the breeze of the Mississippi making its journey upon lucky New Orleans residents. Their headquarters is not markedly different from the other warehouses in the area, save for the three hard working souls and the 30-barrel brewhouse system containing the brewmasters’ effervescent ales. 

Shooting in the East

On Lundi Gras (2.08) afternoon, detectives are investigating another Carnival shooting. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported that a teenager was shot at the intersection of Crowder Boulevard and Dwyer Street.

Suspects ID'd in East Mugging

On Monday (2.01), a man was muggers in the East. After a week of investigations, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released photos of the suspects and asked the public’s help in tracking them down.

Pregnant Woman, Man Killed in the East

A double murder in New Orleans East is under investigation by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The police stated that the victims were a 25-year-old male and a 23-year-old pregnant female. 

Motorist in East Dead After Officer Involved Shooting

What began as a traffic stop ended in death on Monday (12.14) morning. Police said that a New Orleans Police department (NOPD) officer fatally shot a motorist after receiving fire in New Orleans East.

The Case of the Lost Toddler

The strained New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) were given a welcome reprieve from homicides in the East last night. However, early this morning police found themselves dealing with a lost toddler.

Man Found Dead in the East

On Friday (7.31) morning, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to the 109th homicide of 2015. A 53-year-old man was found dead in the East.

Two Boys, 4 and 17-Years-Old, Shot in the East

A teenager is dead and a 4-year-old is hospitalized in stable condition after a shooting in the East. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is trying to sort out the pieces after the horrific afternoon incident.

Another Man Dead After Shooting in the East

The area around Morrison Road in the West Lake/New Orleans East area has become an epicenter of violent crime in the last few years. The trend continued on Thursday (7.02) when the victim of another shooting in the neighborhood died.

Domestic Violence Suspect Believed to Be Armed & Dangerous

Travis White is wanted on domestic abuse charges stemming from a June 1 incident in the East. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) say that in this case the suspect is “armed and dangerous.”

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