Downtown New Orleans

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 09, 2019 - 7:50 am
Traffic lights went dark across several blocks of Downtown New Orleans Monday morning. Entergy says an underground transformer at Julia St. and Tchoupitoulas St. caught fire. With no functioning traffic lights in the area, all intersections became four-way stops, slowing down traffic. Most of the...
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Chris Miller
August 26, 2019 - 5:41 pm
A torrential downpour Monday afternoon flooded streets around New Orleans, and hit downtown hard enough to put water in some businesses. WWL-TV's Paul Murphy found street flooding on Poydras near Baronne, and said water made its way under the door of a Jimmy John's subs. More street flooding on...
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July 29, 2019 - 8:31 pm
A pedestrian was injured when a car struck him at the intersection of Camp and Julia streets in the Warehouse District Monday, The Times Picauyune/The New Orleans Advocate reports. It happened around 1:30 p.m. The elderly man was reported to be alert and speaking when responders lodaded him into an...
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David Blake
July 23, 2019 - 1:46 pm
We all know that it floods in New Orleans and plenty of areas get high water all the time, but recent rains have caused flooding in parts of downtown New Orleans that usually remain dry. Water has crept into shops, restaurants, and hotels. Long-time inhabitants are stumped. Kurt Weigle is president...
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Don Ames
April 01, 2019 - 10:22 am
Condominium and apartment construction has been booming in New Orleans' Central Business District...testament to the fact that more and more people want to live in the area. But, if New Orleans is to keep up with the growing demand for downtown living, it's going to have to deal with an increased...
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David Blake
February 12, 2019 - 1:41 pm
DDD's Kurt Weigle talks downtown development The Downtown Development District says New Orleans' downtown area is booming. Last year, permits were issued for over a half a billion dollars for downtown projects. DDD President Kurt Weigle says this includes hotels, condos, office space and that means...
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Scoot
October 19, 2018 - 11:32 pm
A man was found shot to death in downtown New Orleans Friday night. New Orleans police say it happened around the 100 block of Carondelet Street. "A male victim was shot at the location and pronounced dead," Public Information Officer Juan Barnes said in a news release. Watch Video: "Eighth...
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Chris Miller
October 01, 2018 - 1:47 pm
The New Orleans Police Department has an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Byron Wilson, suspected of involvement in a Sunday, Sep. 23 afternoon shooting on Canal Street. "At about 4:39 p.m., NOPD Eighth District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area," say police. "Upon arrival,...
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Chris Miller
September 24, 2018 - 5:25 pm
The New Orleans Police Department wants to speak with a person of interest and track down a gunman who opened fire on Canal St. yesterday. Video of Aggravated Battery by Shooting / 600 block of Canal Street / I-28961-18 The video shows a group of people in an apparent confrontation -- one...
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