Bryn Stole

Bryn Stole


Covering crime & criminal justice in Baton Rouge for @TheAdvocatebr. 'Always grumpy, never trendy' is a thing someone said about me // bstole@theadvocate.com

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Townhall w/ @SenBillCassidy  about coronavirus response. Advocate/T-P editor @PKovacs7  will be posing reader-submitted questions. #lalege  #lagov  You can watch live here:

Q from an Uber/Lyft driver in New Orleans about getting relief funding; @SenBillCassidy  says they ( "gig " workers) have been made eligible for either unemployment insurance *or* SBA loans under CARES Act and can file for either.

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Ochsner hospital system CEO says local New Orleans distilleries now delivering about 10k bottles of hand sanitizer; local boutique clothing company @NOLACouture  obtained correct fabric to make thousands of surgical gowns; other companies 3D printing protective face shields.

“What should San Francisco have done differently? What should New York have done differently? Theirs was ‘just because’ and ours was intentional because we had Mardi Gras?” said New Orleans Councilman Jay Banks. “Bulls***t.”

@LouisianaGov  says four state employees have died from COVID19 so far. #lalege  #lagov 

Only a tiny fraction of plastics have ever been recycled. Plastics industry knew for decades that recycling wasn't feasible—but promoted the idea anyway to deflect mounting public concern about plastic trash. New Frontline/NPR investigation:

Legendary pianist Ellis Marsalis—“the literal and figurative patriarch of New Orleans’ modern jazz community”—is dead at 85.

Motel staffers arrested after forcibly evicting long-term tenants in New Orleans East (but judge rejects charges); "There is literally no place to go."

Pulley system for socially distanced fried chicken delivery at McHardy’s Chicken & Fixin’ on N. Broad (from Saturday). They also had a basket on a pole to pass payment & receipts.

@  href='/s/Louisiana'>LouisianaGov: More than 70% of people who've died of COVID19 in Louisiana are black. #lalege  #lagov 

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