BY SCOTT THRELKELD | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER JUN 5, 2021  Members of more than 70 families affected by gun violence hold a ‘Let Me Live’ march and rally against gun violence Saturday, June 5, 2021, in New Orleans East. A prayer march started at the Walgreens at Bullard Avenue and Lake Forest Boulevard, where 14-year-old Jamere Alfred was shot to death in the parking lot on Christmas Day, and ended at Joe Brown Park for a rally and balloon release. Jamere Alfred’s parents, LaRicha and John Alfred, who hope the event calls attention to the gut-wrenching human toll of gun violence,...
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 59-year-old Gentilly man with trash collection complaints was arrested Sunday (Sept. 19) after allegedly threatening to shoot Mayor LaToya Cantrell in a recorded call to the city’s 911 communications center. Court records show Daniel Jenkins was arrested at his home in the 1300 block of Jay Street shortly before 1:30 p.m., less than an hour after he allegedly called the city’s 911 line from his cell phone to threaten violence. According to an NOPD officer’s preliminary report, Jenkins on the recorded call “threatened to go to City Hall (on Monday) and shoot Mayor Cantrell...

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