An unclassified death, two rapes, three shootings, a mugging, and a internet date gone horribly wrong kept the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) busy in the last 24 hours according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).
Memorial Day Weekend is finally here. The annual Royal Street stroll will kick it off followed by a slew of indie bands in town for the night. On this day in history, Henry Shreve and his men began the creation of Shreveport (1836), and two regiments of former slaves freed by the Emancipation Proclamation made six unsuccessful charges on the Confederate fortifications at Port Hudson, LA (1863). But now for more on today:
If you haven’t noticed by the gradual slowdown in work, Memorial Day Weekend is nearly upon us. Although some locals may be leaving town there is plenty to do here including three fests, a big boil, movies, and a more somber celebration of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.
Crime spiked back to the violent side on Wednesday (5.25). The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to two fatal shootings, a bomb scare, mugging, a carjacking, and an internet deal gone awry according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).
Memorial Day weekend is beginning and New Orleans is hopping. Today sees some classic rock gods and some up-and-comers alike coming to town. Plus, there is free msuic outside, a party in the museum, and lots of local legends. On this day (5.26.15) many years ago, the U.S. Navy began the Mississippi River blockade, bringing the Civil War to Louisiana (1861), and the Army of Trans-Mississippi surrendered in New Orleans (1865). Now, for more on today.
The state of Louisiana is part of a lawsuit filed against the Obama administration, positing that a directive allowing transgender students in public schools to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity lacks any authority. However, the state government, itself, is embroiled in an internal war over LGBT rights.
Breesus continues to perform as many miracles away from the gridiron. This week Ellen DeGeneres checked hosted two friends with a touching story as well as their idol Drew Brees. The story is a moving NOLA tale.