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A joint effort between the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans has completed $11.3 million in street and sidewalk improvements in the French Quarter.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said in a Friday release that the work in New Orleans' tourist heartland was mostly completed in December, although some minor items remain.

Parts of eight streets were paved with new asphalt, curbs and sidewalks were repaired and wheelchair ramps were installed. Street names are being set in New Orleans' trademark blue-and-white tiles at corners.

Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc

The fifth annual Joan of Arc Parade walks through the French Quarter on Sunday, celebrating  the 601st birthday of the unofficial patron saint of New Orleans. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at this Medieval Krewe.

New Orleans police detectives are searching for a beer truck that was stolen this morning in the French Quarter.

Police say the truck — emblazoned with “Miller Beer” on the sides and back — was parked in front of a business in the 600-block of Decatur St. while the driver made his deliveries around 8 a.m. this morning. The driver left the keys inside of the truck and the doors unlocked, and returned to find the vehicle missing.

Crescent Crown Distributing, the truck's owner, did not return a phone call seeking comment.

New Orleans police say photographs taken by neighbors as a man ran away after a home invasion in the French Quarter helped them make an arrest within a day.

Police say 31-year-old Ronnie Tolliver was booked earlier this week with home invasion, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery.

Investigators say Tolliver allegedly followed a man home about 1 p.m. on July 15, forced his way into the residence, then hit the man over the head with an unidentified object.

New Orleans police says they are questioning a suspect in an early morning shooting in the French Quarter that left one man dead. The shooting happened at 3:30 a.m. in the 300 block of North Peters Street.

New Noise Ordinance Drafted

Dec 8, 2011

City Councilwoman Kristen Gisleson-Palmer is floating a new noise ordinance for the city of New Orleans. And, while the final draft is not expected to come up for a vote until sometime early next year, the draft version already has debate among some French Quarter residents and purveyors of the city's musical culture.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says he needs the public to keep tipping investigators to the whereabouts Bobby Troy, suspected of killing Slidell optometrist Brent Hachfeld last month in a French Quarter robbery.

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