Today in NOLA: 5.27.16

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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:

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Libertarians begin breaking into national Presidential polls; Greens petition for similar recognition

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A flurry of new polls drew widespread attention this week showing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a dead heat in the general election, but that focus on the Republican and Democratic frontrunners overlooked another key feature of the polls: Americans’ deep dissatisfaction with that choice from the two major parties. ABC News found that [...]

Man shot on Delachaise Street during large altercation among juveniles

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A man was shot on Delachaise Street on Thursday evening amid an altercation among eight to ten male and female juveniles, New Orleans police said. The group was embroiled in the altercation around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, near the intersection of Delachaise and South Saratoga streets, according to the initial NOPD report. One of [...]

Kristine Froeba: “Bakery Bar”, where Cake meets Cocktails

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‘Debbie Does Doberge’ has found a storefront and has combined it with cocktails. That’s right: the Doberge darling’s cakes can now be purchased from a brick and mortar address. The concept is Cake, Cocktails, and Savories. The setting is the Lower Garden District—the old location of Eleven 79. The vibe is casual and comfortable. The [...]

Gun violence continues on Olive Street; armed robbery reported on General Taylor

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Another shooting was reported Wednesday night on Olive Street, and an armed robbery was reported earlier in the day on General Taylor Street, New Orleans police said. The shooting took place around 9:45 p.m. near Olive and Fern streets, according to the initial NOPD report. A man in his early 20s heard gunshots and started [...]

Danae Columbus: Orleans Parish Sheriff is not a learn-as-you-go job

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Sheriff Marlin Gusman has the desire, innate ability and intelligence to operate the Orleans Parish jail but what he lacks, according to the federal government’s lead court-appointed monitor, is the basic knowledge needed to run a big-city jail and institute best practices in corrections management. This is an especially damaging statement considering Gusman has held [...]

Today in NOLA: 5.26.16

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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.

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Advertiser Special: Celebrate the start of summer with Pinkberry!

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Pinkberry New Orleans offers three catering options that bring an unforgettable experience to any business meeting, event, or party. Pinkberry has been a part of the New Orleans community for over six years now and catered all types of events including movie sets, class parties and even weddings! It is completely customizable, just mix and [...]

Toilet Tussle

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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.

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