reports en Crime Drops in New Orleans for 2012 <p>Crime in New Orleans dropped nearly eight percent in the last quarter of 2012, and by one percent for the year overall, according to numbers released today by the New Orleans Police Department.</p><p>Murders and rapes dropped by 18 percent in the last quarter of 2012, armed robberies by 32 percent, auto theft by nearly 34 percent, burglaries by more than 13 percent, and simple robberies by more than two percent. however, instances of assault were up 16 percent, and thefts were up more than four percent.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:12:30 +0000 Jason Saul 28393 at N.O. Producer Matassa Inducted into Hall of Fame <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; Cosimo Matassa, the recording producer whose New Orleans studio was where Fats Domino recorded his first album &quot;The Fat Man&quot; in 1949, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.</p><p>Matassa was honored over the weekend in Cleveland for his contributions to the evolution of rock and roll.</p><p>Other 2012 Hall of Fame inductees included the Beastie Boys, Guns &#39;n&#39; Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago blues guitarist Freddie King.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:27:10 +0000 The Associated Press 8836 at New Orleans tightens rules on who gets the boot — and parking revenues soar <p>In the past year, New Orleans parking officials have become much more aggressive in the use of devices that immobilize cars with outstanding parking tickets.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:45:00 +0000 Tom Gogola | The Lens 7944 at Judge calls Newcomb Boulevard fence illegal; residents’ attorney vows to appeal ruling <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:08:42 +0000 Jessica Williams | The Lens 7901 at New Orleans Police Arrest Woman for Tremé Murder <p>New Orleans Police have placed a Tremé woman under arrest this evening for the second-degree murder of her estranged boyfriend.</p><p>Police say 31-year-old Monica Pollard fatally stabbed her boyfriend at around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon, during an argument inside her house in the 2200 block of Orleans Avenue. The victim made his way outside, collapsed, and was taken to a local hospital where he died.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 02:17:33 +0000 Jason Saul 7643 at New Orleans Planning for 2013 Mardi Gras and Super Bowl <p>New Orleans officials are giving high marks for the city&rsquo;s performance in this year&rsquo;s Mardi Gras.&nbsp;Work is already starting on making sure next year&rsquo;s carnival season goes well, even with a Super Bowl in the middle of the party.</p><p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 5829 at Rex Marks End of 2012 Major Krewe Parades <p>New Orleans is marking Fat Tuesday with traditional parades and parties in the French Quarter.&nbsp;Tourism officials are estimating a million people are attending the annual celebration.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:05:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 5745 at New Orleans Ready for Fat Tuesday <p>Hundreds of thousands of people are jamming the streets of New Orleans as Mardi Gras builds to Fat Tuesday celebrations. Rainy conditions haven&rsquo;t stopped the party.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 5691 at