NOPD investigating stabbing death near old U.S. Mint on Decatur Street

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New Orleans Police said detectives are investigating an incident in which two men were stabbed, one fatally, on Monday along Decatur Street, near the old U.S. Mint building.

The incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. in the 1300 block of Decatur Street, where officers were called to respond to a stabbing and upon arrival, located two male victims who sustained stab wounds, one of whom emergency medical technicians pronounced dead at the scene, according to the NOPD.

Police said the second male victim was transported to a local hospital, where he is currently listed in stable condition.

Detectives with the NOPD’s Homicide Section are in the process of gathering information to identify a perpetrator and their motive, police said.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim and cause of death once an autopsy is complete and family has been notified, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the NOPD at 504-821-2222, Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or 1-877-903-7867, or Detective Walter Edmond, who is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300.

Red Dress Run 2023 (PHOTOS)

All photos by Eric T. Styles
Crowds of people wearing red dresses flooded Marigny, Bywater and the French Quarter on Saturday for the annual Red Dress Run. Usually held on the second weekend of August, it’s technically a race that you register for, with the proceeds going to support charity — although no registering doesn’t necessarily preclude participate.

Many just said “fuck it,” and decided to don a skimpy red garment and proceeded to get wasted early this morning. Were you one of those people? Let us know.

Suspect accused of firearm charges arrested on North Rampart Street, NOPD says

A man wanted on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm in the French Quarter was arrested Tuesday on North Rampart Street, according to New Orleans Police.

NOPD officials said they arrested 40-year-old James White at a residence in the 800 block of North Rampart Street on Tuesday following an investigation into an assault with a firearm incident that occurred the same day along St. Ann Street.

The incident was reported at about 6:11 p.m. in the 1000 block of St. Ann Street, according to police.

After interviewing the victim and witnesses, and reviewing video camera footage from the Real-Time Crime Center on North Rampart Street, New Orleans Police said they developed a description of White — who allegedly fled to a nearby residence following the incident.

White was observed standing outside the North Rampart Street residence, where police were conducting surveillance, and was later apprehended without incident by NOPD officers from the First and Eighth districts. officials said.

In addition to the aggravated assault with a firearm charge, White is accused of illegally carrying a concealed weapon.

NOPD says officers arrested suspect who robbed tourists in the FQ

The New Orleans Police Department last week said its officers have arrested a man suspected of using a firearm to rob a pair of international tourists on Bienville Street earlier this month.

Lio Kealoha Dennis Schaefer, 19, was arrested Thursday in Covington, Louisiana, where an NOPD detective located him following an investigation, officials said. The NOPD said Schaefer was arrested with the help of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and taken into custody without incident.

New Orleans Police said Schaefer is wanted in connection to the armed robbery of the two tourists that occurred at about 8 p.m. on July 6 in the 800 block of Bienville Street.

During the investigation, the NOPD said Eighth District detectives executed a search warrant on a residence, where they retrieved a gun, ammunition and partial clothing as evidence in the incident.

Detective Derek Llewellyn received intelligence that Schaefer was located in Covington before traveling there and making a positive identification, according to the NOPD.

Following his arrest, the NOPD said Schaefer was charged with five counts, including two counts of armed robbery, two counts of using a firearm during an armed robbery and one count of illegally carrying a firearm.

Trump stopped at Cafe du Monde and gets bag of beignets, tips $100

Donald Trump’s motorcade at Cafe du Monde on Tuesday. Photo credit: Kevin Charles
Former President Donald Trump stopped at Cafe du Monde on Tuesday while en route to a fundraising event and then tipped $100 after receiving a bag of beignets, according to local reports.

The pit stop didn’t appear to be much of a surprise to the local press, since “reporters, cameramen and photographers” were perfectly positioned to capture Trump’s moves as he strolled through the “quintessential” French Quarter attraction, according to Locals and passersby seemed to be caught off guard, which could be explained by the fact that these people don’t follow the fucking news.

One of our fans happened to be nearby when Trump’s motorcade came through and snapped a pic, thankfully, and sent it to us. Our loyal fan was driving past the shops in the 800 block of Decatur Street, a few doors down from Cafe du Monde, when he noticed the motorcade.

“So I rode past a bunch of [old people] and I’m like what’s going on with all this fuckery, do you know what’s going on?” said Kevin Charles. “And they were like no so I’m like oh all right. So I start moving in there like I’m pretty sure Trump’s in town and I was like oh all right fucking right man. And they said some snooty remark and I just kept walking, because fuck those old timers.”

According to, Trump – who is running for a second term as president – was on his way to a campaign fundraiser in Old Metairie when he decided to stop for some white powder-dusted beignets. A server handed him a bag of three beignets, a cafe au lait and Trump tipped the employee $100. His time in the restaurant was about five minutes, according to the newspaper.