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Members of the New Orleans City Council on Thursday initiated the process to renew a quarter-percent sales tax in the French Quarter that has funded Louisiana State Police patrols in and around the French Quarter for the past five years. The council members were meeting as the governing authority of the French Quarter Economic Development District.

New Orleans police chief Shaun Ferguson told reporters investigators believe the shooting of ten on Canal Street stemmed from a personal feud.
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New Orleans police still haven't made an arrest in the shooting of ten people on Canal Street in the French Quarter early Sunday morning. Previous reports put the number of victims at 11, but police lowered the number Monday to ten.


Immersive theater has found a new stage on the streets of the French Quarter. Escape My Room is presenting an original performance called Saintsbone, where participants will meet ghosts, solve puzzles, and ultimately decide their fate. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invited Andrew Preble into the studio to describe this immersive experience.

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In a Facebook video posted on Monday night, an NOPD officer is seen holding a man down with his knee, taser in hand, on the corner of Frenchmen and Chartres — a hotspot for outdoor brass band sets. 


The French Quarter Madams

New Orleans has a new social aid and pleasure club. The French Quarter Madams is a women’s marching club that will take to the streets of the Vieux Carré for the first time on the Friday before Mardi Gras. But while these fun-loving local women are all about the usual Carnival revelry, they have a more unusual take on their handmade corsets and bustiers – they’re thinking green. NolaVie’s Renée Peck spoke with founders Vivian Cahn and Tonia Aiken to learn more.