The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower arrested, charged in Georgia homicide

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Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

April 26, 2020

UPDATE 4/29: Hightower's attorney, Averick Walker, told ESPN that Hightower's brother had shot the gun in self defense, and that his client was not culpable. Hightower's brother, Jeffrey, was also arrested on charges of aggravated assault, felony murder, and possession of a firearm during the commissi...

DA drops Boot sexual battery charges against Loyola student

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Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has decided to drop charges against a Loyola University exchange student who was arrested in September for a sexual battery at The Boot Bar and Grill. After reviewing video from inside The Boot, the DA determined that the footage conflicted with what...

NOPD arrests suspect in Uptown shooting

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

New Orleans Police Department has arrested a 21-year-old man believed to be responsible for the death of 20-year-old University of Louisiana at Lafayette student Lee Long Jr. Alec Billiot was booked Tuesday on one count of second-degree murder and five counts of attempted second-degree murder, ac...

Gun discharged Sunday morning near Zimpel Street

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Carrigan English, News Editor

January 12, 2020

In the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 12, an individual fired a gun in the 7100 block of Zimpel Street near The Boot Bar and Grill. According to a Tulane University Police Department report, the shot resulted from an altercation between the suspected shooter and an employee of The Boot. TUPD responded ...

Man shot, killed Friday morning near Burthe and Hillary Streets

Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

January 11, 2020

A man was shot around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning near the intersection of Burthe and Hillary Streets and later died at the scene, according to TUPD Chief Kirk Bouyelas. TUPD officers responded to gunshots at the location, which is in a residential area a few blocks from campus. NOPD and EMS also resp...

Tulane basketball player charged with rape, dismissed from team

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Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

January 11, 2020

A Tulane basketball player charged with third-degree rape has been dismissed from the team, according to a nola.com report.  Bul Ajang was accused of raping a woman with whom he had been drinking and dancing at a bar Sunday, according to police. He has been released from jail on a $10,000 bond. The a...

Two Sodexo employees arrested on campus

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

Two Sodexo employees were arrested while on campus yesterday. Around 8:50 a.m. on Monday, a Sodexo employee was arrested in the Lavin-Bernick Center food court. He was wanted by the New Orleans Police Department for criminal damage to property . The employee had also been issued a Restricted Presence...

Loyola student arrested for Sept. 20 sexual battery at The Boot

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Colin Threlkeld and Josh Axelrod

September 21, 2019

New Orleans Police have arrested Carlos Pena Cifuentes, a 21-year-old Loyola student originally from Madrid, Spain, in connection with a Sept. 20 sexual battery that occurred at The Boot Bar and Grill. The arrest comes after a Loyola student reported being approached and touched without consent.   It...

[Updated 11/5/19] Former Tulane contract employee shot and injured

Former Tulane contract employee was shot and injured on Friday.

Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

September 10, 2019

[UPDATE: Nov. 5, 2019]   The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office booked Aples around 11 a.m. this morning on charges of resisting a police officer with force, aggravated assault with a vehicle upon a peace officer, obscenity and simple assault. TUPD officers reportedly approached Aples because of...

Mayor LaToya Cantrell visits The Boot after sexual assaults

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Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

September 7, 2019

Mayor LaToya Cantrell visited The Boot Bar & Grill last night following two sexual assaults in the past two weeks that began at the campus bar. She spoke with Boot management to learn more about the incidents before sending out a message of support to the victims, two Loyola students. The assau...

TUPD: Victims approached at The Boot report sexual assaults

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

September 5, 2019

An off-campus sexual assault was reported by a non-Tulane affiliated student at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sep. 5. The victim reported that she was approached at The Boot Bar and Grill by an unknown male subject, brought to an unknown location and sexually assaulted, according to Tulane University...

CPS vandalized, “Black Lives Matter” signs obstructed

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

A graduate assistant for the Center for Public Service noticed yesterday that “Black Lives Matter” signs put in windows of Program Managers Ben Brubaker and Nicole Ralston’s office had been vandalized from the outside. The word “Black” had been spray painted over with black spray paint on ...