Algiers

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Thomas Perumean
October 24, 2019 - 7:40 am
New Orleans Regional Transportation Authority Director Alex Wiggins was on the hot seat before the City Council Transportation Committee Tuesday. After spending $10-million on two new high-speed catamarans to cross roughly 2,000-feet from Algiers to Canal Street and back, the new craft have yet to...
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Thomas Perumean
September 24, 2019 - 9:29 am
The familiar old Algiers Ferry is a New Orleans fixture, plying the Mississippi as it has done since the days before the Great Purchase. But delays and cancellation of service is becoming just as common. And the loss of the ferry service is starting to hurt west bank businesses who count those...
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Don Ames
September 22, 2019 - 12:18 pm
Police say an Algiers was beaten by a burglar who broke into his home Sunday morning. It happened before 1 a.m. in the 2100 block of Cobblestone Lane in Algiers according to the NOPD. Police say two thieves knocked on the door of the victims' home. When he opened it, they forced their way inside,...
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Don Ames
July 21, 2019 - 11:58 am
New Orleans police say a 13-year-old boy was shot in Algiers Saturday night. NOPD officers responded to the 1600 block of Murl Street just before midnight. Police say the victim was riding his bicycle when he heard gun shots coming from a nearby dark colored sedan. Realizing he was shot, he went to...
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Jim Hanzo
May 26, 2019 - 9:39 pm
The NOPD is investigating a shooting in the 3100 block of Rue Parc Fontaine in Algiers. Initial reports show 3 people arrived at Ochsner Westbank with apparent gunshot wounds. There are no other details available at this time.
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February 20, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to killing a Gretna teen in Louisiana more than five years ago. 23-year-old Brent Riggins pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday in the 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old Jared Hester of Gretna. The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office said Riggins...
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Chris Miller
January 29, 2019 - 1:04 pm
A 26-year-old man faces a second degree murder charge for a homicide in Algiers this weekend, New Orleans Police said today. Michael Roberts is suspected of shooting Lawrence Varnado to death at the intersection of Diana and Verret streets Sunday. "At around 12:48 p.m., NOPD Fourth District...
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Jim Hanzo
December 26, 2018 - 8:29 am
The NOPD is investigating a double shooting that happened last night near the intersection of General Myers and Casimier Street that killed one man and injured another person. Police say the injured victim was a female. Fourth District officers responded to a call around 5:19 p.m. of an aggravated...
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New Orleans police are investigating an apparent double murder after finding burning bodies Sunday night on the Westbank. "The NOPD is investigating a double homicide at the intersection of Maumus Avenue and Bennett Street, after the remains of two subjects were found at the scene of a brush fire...
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Don Ames
July 22, 2018 - 12:06 pm
New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting of a young child early Sunday morning. According to the NOPD, it took place in the 3600 block of Garden Oaks Drive in Algiers, shortly after midnight. Police say an 8-year-old boy was shot in the upper-back while outside on a third-floor balcony. An...
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