French Quarter

Woman rob store with Taser
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 28, 2019 - 9:21 am
New Orleans police say three women armed with nontraditional weapons held up a store in the 400 block of North Peters in the French Quarter. "One suspect produced a Taser, second suspect produced brass knuckles and made threats toward store manager and security guard," according to police reports...
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Don Ames
November 18, 2019 - 6:02 am
Revitalization work on New Orleans' iconic Bourbon Street has been completed. A contractor has fully rebuilt the roadway between St. Louis and Dumaine streets with upsized drainage, a better sewer system, new sidewalks and new and smoother pavement. Lighting and security were also upgraded in the...
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WWL Newsroom
November 10, 2019 - 11:31 am
New Orleans now has a 25-bed facility where people found seriously drunk in public can sober up under the care of trained staffers. The City Council voted to authorize police to take people to the Sobering Center, which is near the French Quarter. Emergency Medical Services has been doing so since...
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Thomas Perumean
November 05, 2019 - 8:41 am
The Chartes Street landmark Le Richelieu Hotel has a new operator and a new chapter in its storied history. The complex of buildings at the corner of Chartes and Barracks Streets, on the backside of the French Quarter, have been homes, businesses, a hospital, school, macaroni factory, furniture...
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Don Ames
October 31, 2019 - 6:00 am
New Orleans hopes to see this second weekend of Halloween bring more folks to town for a spooky holiday getaway. The ongoing events are expected to bring another wave of tourists to the city. Kristian Sonnier, with New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, says hotels were booked solid last...
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Thomas Perumean
October 23, 2019 - 8:15 am
The world famous Dead Rabbit, a fixture on New York's Water Street in Manhattan, is heading to the South. According to Drinks International , New Orleans is the first of a number of roll outs for the Irish themed taproom and cocktail maker. Dead Rabbit will make its New Orleans home on Conti...
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Thomas Perumean
October 11, 2019 - 8:57 am
For only the third time since Tujague's opened in 1856, the restaurant will move to a new location, but will still be found on familiar old Decatur Street. The move will take place by August. Tujague's announced they will relocate from Decatur and Madison down to Decatur and St. Louis, into the...
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Coast Guard
Don Ames
September 12, 2019 - 12:53 pm
The Coast Guard is attempting to continue and clean an oily sheen on the Mississippi River that appeared Wednesday afternoon. Fifteen hundred feet of boom has now been deployed to contain the sheen, just off the moonwalk near the French Quarter. Six oil spill response boats have been deployed to...
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Scoot
September 05, 2019 - 12:49 pm
Last weekend’s “straight pride” parade in Boston was the target of protesters, and there were arrests. A Massachusetts judge has decided now to move forward with charges against several of the protesters who were arrested. The district attorney’s office requested dismissal of disorderly conduct and...
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