French Quarter

Scoot
April 17, 2019 - 12:02 pm
French Quarter Fest 2019 attracted large crowds on a weekend with nearly perfect weather. With a minimal number of incidents, it is fair to say that this year’s French Quarter Fest was a huge success for both the city and those in attendance. If you were there for one or all of the days of the fest...
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Chris Miller
April 16, 2019 - 1:03 pm
The New Orleans Police Department is checking to see if any department policies about use of force were violated in an incident involving the Eighth District Commander. The video that has been shared on social media shows police breaking up a fight at North Peters and Bienville Streets. In it, NOPD...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 10, 2019 - 10:00 am
Cops say a man was walking in the French Quarter Tuesday night, when attackers grabbed, punched and robbed him. It happened just before 11:00pm near the corner of Dauphine Street and Toulouse Street. The 35-year-old victim told police one suspect grabbed him by the neck. "The victim was traveling...
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March 27, 2019 - 5:22 pm
An 18-wheeler driver ended up in a tight spot this afternoon, and eventually had to back out of it. The rig was trying to take the corner at Chartres and St. Peters streets, but the driver could negotiate the narrow streets and historic buildings, taking several attempts at trying to round the...
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Rob Davis Photography via French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
Chris Miller
March 21, 2019 - 2:34 pm
The French Quarter Festival today announced final details of this year's spring fling. The April 11-14 event will bring a record number of debut acts among its 1,700 Louisiana musicians, organizers said. "This year we’re shaking things up with a new stage, more headliners, and recycling," said...
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March 06, 2019 - 3:42 pm
The NOPD announced today that a total of 323 arrests were made citywide during the two-week period encompassing Mardi Gras 2019, a 21-percent decrease from the same time last year. In 2018, the NOPD made a total of 411 arrests during the Mardi Gras season. Of the 323 total arrests made during Mardi...
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Don Ames
March 02, 2019 - 8:29 am
The NOPD is investigating what they call an aggravated battery by cutting on Friday night in the French Quarter. It happened just before 7 p.m. in the 900 block of Decatur Street, as Carnival krewes rolled down the parade route 10 blocks away on Canal Street. Police say the 41-year-old victim and...
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Chris Miller
February 25, 2019 - 11:57 am
The New Orleans Police Department is asking for help finding a woman last seen near Bourbon and St. Ann streets between midnight and 1:00 a.m. today. "The reporting person told police Christina Murray was intoxicated and they became involved in an argument and walked away from him," police said in...
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Chris Miller
February 22, 2019 - 5:55 pm
The repaving of Bourbon Street has made it from Canal Street to Orleans. But the work crews have "demobilized" for Mardi Gras, says New Orleans deputy CAO Ramsey Green. "When I say 'demobilized,' that's not leaving up any fencing, that's temporary asphalt. The street will look like there's no...
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Scoot
February 21, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Life can change in an instant as mine did last Thursday night. The outpouring of support, prayers and concern from you - listeners, as well as total strangers, sheds a positive light on a horrific personal event. And for that - the words “thank you” do not reflect the sense of value I feel as a...
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