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The POM aims to enhance student safety

The POM aims to enhance student safety

Rose Wagner

August 23, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

As a new round of freshmen ran around Monroe Library for a scavenger hunt, ate free sno-balls and eagerly met their classmates, Peace of Mind Company tabled in the Danna Center selling the POM, a security device for the scarier side of campus life. The POM is a key fob device that can act as an emergency...

Mayor: Violent crime is down in New Orleans

Mayor: Violent crime is down in New Orleans

Daniel Williams

January 19, 2018


Filed under Crime, Showcase, Worldview

Violent crimes and homicides in New Orleans have been reduced due to efforts of the crime control initiative NOLA for Life, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a press conference on Jan. 4. From 2016 to 2017, the city's murder rate dropped 10 percent. Landrieu cited this along with a 19 percent drop in armed...

Police: bike thefts “the biggest thing right now happening on campus”

Mairead Cahill

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Worldview

A spike in Uptown bicycle thefts have some Loyola students concerned about security on campus as the New Orleans Police Department described the issue as a “major problem.” In the weekly Second District NOPD MAX meeting, a district informational discussion, on Sept. 5, officials discussed the...

Modern Slavery Research Project comes out with new data about human trafficking

Modern Slavery Research Project comes out with new data about human trafficking

Colleen Dulle and Haley Pegg

April 28, 2017


Filed under Crime, Loyola News Service, Multimedia, National, News, Showcase, State, Worldview

UPDATED: April 29, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. Nearly one in five homeless youths are victims of human trafficking. This statistic was among the new findings from Loyola University New Orleans’ Modern Slavery Research Project. Between February 2014 and June 2016, members of the project conducted a full study on ...

Uptown sees increase in vehicle break-ins

Uptown sees increase in vehicle break-ins

John Casey

March 31, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Showcase, Worldview

Since Mardi Gras’ conclusion, crime in the university area has leveled out, according to the NOPD.The New Orleans Police Department Second District held its monthly crime report meeting at Touro Hospital last Tuesday evening. District officials said crime is up eight percent this year, due to a ...

Uptown sees drop in persons crimes and residential burglaries

Uptown sees drop in persons crimes and residential burglaries

John Casey

March 17, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Showcase, Worldview

Crime over the past week has decreased since the Mardi Gras season, according to New Orleans Police Department officials at the weekly district meeting. Only four persons crimes, or crimes involving bodily harm to an individual, were reported in the second district. Persons crimes were down from last...

Organization confronts transgender violence

Organization confronts transgender violence

Haley Pegg

March 15, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Loyola News Service, Showcase, Worldview

Following a spree of violence against members of the transgender community, transgender people and allies gathered to confront the issue. Jada Cardona is the founder and executive director of an organization called Transitions Louisiana, which aims to help transgender individuals lead a happy, healthy...

Uptown increases in property crimes

John Casey

March 13, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Worldview

Several key arrests in the university area are likely to lead to a significant drop in property crime throughout Uptown, according to police officials at the weekly New Orleans Police Department crime meeting. A NOPD official said that crime overall is up 10 percent in the district in the year to d...

Gun fired during Uptown parades

Starlight Williams

February 25, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

It was reported by the New Orleans Police Department that a man had been shot between St. Charles and Napoleon Avenue around 3 p.m. today.The parades stopped for approximately 15 minutes before they restarted. Police are currently investigating, but current state of the unidentified victim is unknow...

Uptown JCC evacuated after bomb threat

Uptown JCC evacuated after bomb threat

Colleen Dulle

February 23, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Judaism, Religion, Showcase

The Jewish Community Center Uptown received a bomb threat this morning, Feb. 23.The building at St. Charles Avenue and Jefferson Avenue was evacuated until the threat was declared "not credible" just before 11 a.m.Brian Soileau, a spokesman for the center, told The Maroon the threat was a "hoax" lik...

Sexual battery reported in Buddig Hall

India Yarborough

November 21, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

According to Loyola University Police, a Loyola student reported a sexual battery Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8:40 p.m. which occurred in Buddig Hall the morning of Saturday, Nov. 19 between 2 and 4 a.m. The student reported the suspect to be a 19-year-old white male who was not a Loyola community member. NO...

Clown craze ends, fear remains

Colleen Dulle

November 20, 2016


Filed under Crime, National, Worldview

The “creepy clown” attacks that garnered global attention this summer and built momentum into October have effectively ended. According to Google news trends, searches for “clown sighting” and related terms peaked at the beginning of October and have dropped down to zero as o...

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