Jason Saul http://wwno.org en NOPD Officer Placed On Emergency Suspension After Attempting To Strike Man With Her Vehicle http://wwno.org/post/nopd-officer-placed-emergency-suspension-after-attempting-strike-man-her-vehicle <p>A New Orleans Police officer has been placed on emergency suspension after attempting to strike a man with her vehicle, the department announced today in a press release.</p><p>34-year-old Stephanie Caldwell was arrested Sunday after a verbal and physical altercation with a 47-year-old man in the 1700-block of North Broad Street at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Police say Caldwell attempted to strike the man with her vehicle, and when the man ran westbound on North Broad she pursued him, driving against traffic on North Broad and Onzaga streets.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:06:25 +0000 Jason Saul 65407 at http://wwno.org NOPD To Conduct Thursday Night Sobriety Checkpoint http://wwno.org/post/nopd-conduct-thursday-night-sobriety-checkpoint-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Unit will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, beginning at approximately 9 p.m. on July 24.</span></p><p>The checkpoint will last until approximately 5 a.m. Friday, department spokeswoman Hilal Williams said in a press release. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation with them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.</p><p>Drivers who encounter the checkpoint should experience minimal delays, according to Williams.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:34:41 +0000 Jason Saul 65192 at http://wwno.org Photos From The Moth's July StorySLAM http://wwno.org/post/photos-moths-july-storyslam <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Moth was back for July, with a monthly </span>StorySLAM<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at </span>Café<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Istanbul. The theme for this evening was "Pride".</span></p><p>StorySlams are an opportunity for anyone to submit their name, tell a story, and receive feedback from the audience in a non-confrontational environment. The Moth is storytelling, not standup, and participants are of of all ages and backgrounds, says producer Mallory Falk (who is also a freelance producer and reporter for WWNO).</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:39:00 +0000 Jason Saul 65060 at http://wwno.org WWNO Sweeps Press Club Of New Orleans Radio Awards http://wwno.org/post/wwno-sweeps-press-club-new-orleans-radio-awards <p>WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio took home eight awards this past weekend at the <a href="http://www.pressclubneworleans.com/" target="_blank">Press Club of New Orleans</a>’ 56th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala, sweeping the radio category.</p><p>Winning entries ran the gamut from in-depth radio features to arts and culture réportage and an innovative promotional campaign, showcasing the extraordinary range and depth of WWNO’s commitment to telling the stories of New Orleanians and all the people of Southeast Louisiana.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:42:09 +0000 Jason Saul 65039 at http://wwno.org 20-Year-Old Justin Odom Sought In Connection With Bourbon Street Shooting http://wwno.org/post/20-year-old-justin-odom-sought-connection-bourbon-street-shooting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Police Department has identified 20-year-old Justin Odom as a person of interest in last Sunday's shooting on Bourbon Street that injured 10 people.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em><strong>Update:</strong></em> Brittany Thomas, a 21-year-old who had been in critical condition at Interim LSU Hospital since being struck Sunday, has died. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says she was pronounced dead at 2:44 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:23:47 +0000 Jason Saul 63754 at http://wwno.org Pop Culture Podcast: The 2014 Essence Festival http://wwno.org/post/pop-culture-podcast-2014-essence-festival <p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:36:23 +0000 Jason Saul & Alison Fensterstock & Keith Spera 63720 at http://wwno.org Thursday Night DWI Checkpoint In New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/thursday-night-dwi-checkpoint-new-orleans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Police department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release.</span></p><p>The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9 p.m. on the night of June 26, and last until about 5 a.m. the nest morning. NOPD is required to disclose the existence of checkpoints ahead of time, but not their location.</p><p>Drivers are advised to have proper documentation on them, such as a driver's license and proof of insurance, but should only experience minimal delays.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:40:40 +0000 Jason Saul 63248 at http://wwno.org Orleans Parish DWI Checkpoint Thursday Night http://wwno.org/post/orleans-parish-dwi-checkpoint-thursday-night <p>The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 19, the department&nbsp;said in a press release.</p><p>The checkpoint will last until approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning. Drivers are cautioned to have proper documentation, including proof of insurance and a driver's license, and should only experience minimal delays.</p><p>"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," NOPD&nbsp;Superintendent Ronal Serpas was quoted as saying.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:21:40 +0000 Jason Saul 62887 at http://wwno.org Audubon Zoo Welcomes Bonnie The Rhino http://wwno.org/post/audubon-zoo-welcomes-bonnie-rhino <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bonnie the rhinoceros, a 15-year-old Southern White Rhino weighing more than two tons, is the latest&nbsp;new arrival at the Audubon Zoo.</span></p><p>Bonnie, who was born and raised at the Lion Country Safari in Florida, joins the one male and two female rhinos already living at the Zoo. Bonnie arrived in late April and has been acclimating herself to her new surroundings.</p><p>“The hope is she will breed with our male Saba and produce much needed new blood into the captive rhino population,” says Bill Smith, Audubon Zoo's Curator of&nbsp;Hoofstock.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:59:28 +0000 Jason Saul 62641 at http://wwno.org Pelicans Will Open NBA Summer League http://wwno.org/post/pelicans-will-open-nba-summer-league <p>The New Orleans Pelicans will open the 2014 NBA Summer League, matched up against the Development League Select team on July 11.</p><p>The Pelicans will then play the L.A.&nbsp;Lakers&nbsp;on Sunday, July 13, and the San Antonio Spurs at 3:30 p.m. on July 14.</p><p>The 11-day Summer League will take place on the campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The annual event features many of the top young prospects just entering the league, or D-League stars looking for their big break into the NBA.</p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:30:49 +0000 Jason Saul 62550 at http://wwno.org