Stories tagged: Louisiana
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Louisiana floods kill three; thousands rescued
Over 1,000 rescues were made after a deluge swamped parts of Louisiana, submerging roads, cars and homes.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Louisiana politicians blame Big Oil for Gulf Coast ruin in court
The oil industry has left a big footprint along the Gulf Coast, where a Delaware-sized stretch of Louisiana has disappeared. But few politicians would blame Big Oil for ecosystem abuse …
Sat., July 16, 2016, midnight
Cynthia M. Allen: Lessons for all recent shootings
On both sides of the debate, familiar talking points have failed. That is usually the time to seek objective truths.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
‘Wrong must be corrected’ for black man killed by police
A black man killed in front of a convenience store was remembered Friday as the “meaning of southern hospitality” and a good man whose death at the hands of two …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Police treatment of Baton Rouge protesters leads to ACLU lawsuit
Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies over their treatment of protesters rallying against the police shooting death of a black man, saying officers used excessive …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Police: 3 arrested in ‘credible threat’ to harm officers
Police arrested three suspects and were seeking a possible fourth suspect accused of stealing several handguns as part of what authorities Tuesday described as “substantial, credible threat” to harm police …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
Criticism mounts over how police handle Louisiana protesters
Criticism mounted Monday over how Baton Rouge police dealt with throngs of protesters during the weekend, including nearly 200 demonstrators who were arrested and may yet face criminal charges.
Sat., July 9, 2016, midnight
Dallas an unlikely place for carnage
Dallas, of all places, was not the likeliest place for this sort of carnage, a reported 12 officers and two civilians, even with a historic mistrust of police from some …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
Feds open civil rights investigation in Louisiana shooting
The U.S. Justice Department opened a federal civil rights investigation Wednesday into the videotaped police killing of a black man who was shot as officers wrestled with him on the …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
Student accused of threats involving school prom
A Louisiana high school student is facing three charges, including terrorizing, following an investigation of threats made on social media about a potential incident at the school prom.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
New Orleans eyes new gun-control measures to stem violence
The mayor of New Orleans, a city plagued by murders and shootings, hopes to stem the violence with new gun-control measures, including a requirement that stolen and lost guns are …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
Louisiana House agrees to 72-hour wait period for abortion
The Louisiana House has voted to triple the wait time for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours. If passed by the Senate, Louisiana would match five other states with …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 8:25 a.m.
Louisiana, Mississippi officials warily watching rising river
Emergency officials in Louisiana and Mississippi were watching the rise of the Pearl River, which divides the two states Monday amid widespread flooding that has damaged thousands of homes.
Sat., Nov. 7, 2015, 3:19 p.m.
Louisiana police arrest 2 officers in autistic boy’s death
Two Louisiana law enforcement officers remained jailed Saturday while their colleagues tried to sort out the details that led to the death of a 6-year-old and the severe wounding of …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 11:37 a.m.
Officials may breach levee as Isaac storms inland
NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana officials said today they may have to intentionally breach a levee in a flooded area as Hurricane Isaac made a slow, drenching slog inland from the …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
Army Corps: New Orleans levees holding up
NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Isaac pushed water over a rural levee to flood some homes, knocked out power and immersed beach-front roads in Louisiana and Mississippi early this morning as …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 1:52 p.m.
Isaac aims at Gulf Coast amid political backdrop
NEW ORLEANS — Finally a hurricane, the unwieldy and wobbly Isaac bore down on New Orleans today, almost seven years to the day that Hurricane Katrina transformed this city and …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 9:39 a.m.
Isaac now a Category 1 hurricane near Gulf Coast
MIAMI — Isaac became a hurricane today that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 6:37 a.m.
Isaac nearly a hurricane, packs coast flood threat
CHAUVIN, La. — Isaac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane today that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its …
Mon., Aug. 27, 2012, 7:19 a.m.
Isaac aims at north Gulf Coast after raking Fla.
KEY WEST, Fla. — Tropical Storm Isaac rolled over the open Gulf of Mexico today, where it was expected to grow into a hurricane before hitting land somewhere between Louisiana …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010, 12:53 p.m.
Cement starts flowing to plug BP well for good
Crews started pumping cement today deep under the seafloor to permanently plug BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Sun., Aug. 8, 2010, midnight
Gulf seafood has image problem
NEW ORLEANS – The rich fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to reopen more than three months after crude oil began gushing from the sea floor. But …
Fri., Aug. 6, 2010, midnight
BP forces cement into Gulf oil well
LOS ANGELES – It took BP a mere five hours to pump a stream of cement down the throat of its troublesome well Thursday, finishing another major step in its …
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010, midnight
Officials respond to well fix with cautious optimism
VENICE, La. – BP’s long and halting effort to bring an end to the Gulf of Mexico disaster crossed a key threshold Wednesday when the company packed its ruptured well …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010, 5:22 p.m.
Crush of mud plugs BP’s well in the Gulf
In the end, it was a crush of mud that finally plugged the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, three months after the offshore drilling rig explosion that unleashed …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010, midnight
Pressure drops as static kill fills well
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down …
Tue., Aug. 3, 2010, midnight
4.9 million barrels spilled in the Gulf
LOS ANGELES – BP’s outlaw well released more than 200 million gallons of oil before it was capped, government officials said Monday, as the company prepared to stuff the well …
Mon., Aug. 2, 2010, midnight
Engineers prepare next oil spill remedy
NEW ORLEANS – The only thing keeping millions more gallons of oil out of the Gulf of Mexico right now is a rush job: an experimental cap that has held …
Thu., July 29, 2010, midnight
Crews prepare relief well for oil gusher
NEW ORLEANS – Crews took another step toward readying the relief well expected to finally kill the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher, removing the plug they had popped in before …
Wed., July 28, 2010, midnight
BP positions for fresh start
NEW ORLEANS – Battered BP began reinventing itself in the shadow of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Tuesday, naming its first American CEO as it reported a record $17 …