(Photo: The French Market in 2017. | xiquinhosilva/CC) The French Market will host a free, walk-up COVID-19 testing set on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The testing site is in partnership with the New Orleans Health Department and will be located at the Flea Market space located at 1235 N. Peters St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 30 and July 1.
Oral swab tests will be given, with results available in three to four days.
Appointments, insurance and IDs are not required.
Only people not showing symptoms are asked to get tested at this location. If you are showing symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to coronavirus, call the Louisiana Department of Health directly at 877-766-2130.
The Addison, Texas-based company Poo-Pourri brought its inflatable pile of poo to the 500 Decatur St. parking lot, where it attracted dozens of onlookers who snapped selfies in front of the emoji over the weekend.
The inflatable pile was a part of a cross-country Giant Poo tour that started in Dallas in October 2019 and made its way to New Orleans for a three-day stop.
For 12-hours each day between Feb. 28 and March 1, participants entered the inflatable poo house where they encountered a “transformative” video production experience of shit and dropping the “negative shit you’ve been holding on to.”
New Orleans Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a handgun that was reported stolen on Feb. 11 following an alleged vehicle burglary on North Peters Street.
The victim’s vehicle was parked in an open parking lot in the 300 block of North Peters Street when an unknown suspect reportedly shattered the rear passenger window and removed a Ruger Highpoint handgun from the center console, according to police.
The handgun’s serial number is P1847281.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Callers can also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867.
Claiming to be guided by divine visions, Joan of Arc convinced a desperate King Charles VII of France to allow her to tag along with a relief army to the besieged city of Orleans in April 1429, according to historians.
Her mere presence is often credited for inspiring the liberation of the city from the English a week later and subsequently helping the French win several more battles.
The teenage Joan of Arc was captured by the English at the Siege of Compiegne in May 1430, tried for heresy and eventually executed by getting burned at the stake one year later.
Shortly before the krewe begins its walk, New Orleans City Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer will read a proclamation at the parade’s starting point at 6:45 p.m.
The parade continues three blocks later before making a right at Ursulines Street, then another right one block later at Decatur Street.
One half block later, the parade will pause briefly at the Joan of Arc statue to sing happy birthday before continuing down Decatur Street to Washington Artillery Park where there will be a crowning of the king of the krewe along a king cake ceremony.
Individuals are encouraged to bring their own king cakes to share with others in the parade.
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