Stories tagged: Louisiana
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 9:54 A.M.
Louisiana governor’s LGBT rights order thrown out by judge
A judge has thrown out an executive order issued by Louisiana’s governor that was aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT people in state government.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 7:12 P.M.
Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana Senate race in runoff
Louisiana voters Saturday chose to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation’s last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
Scared mom sent daughter to school with note asking for help
A Louisiana woman has been reunited with her daughter after sending the 11-year-old girl to school with a note suggesting the mother was being held against her will by her …
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 9:59 A.M.
Ex-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke to debate at historically black college
Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and current Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke will participate in a debate at historically black Dillard University.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 1:57 P.M.
Court releases video of police shooting that killed Louisiana boy
The public is getting its first look at a police body camera video that shows two deputy city marshals opening fire on a car, killing a 6-year-old boy and critically …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:28 A.M.
Louisiana governor asks Congress for $2B for flood recovery
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday appealed to Congress to approve $2 billion in aid for his state, part of a two-day trip to Washington to ask for federal …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Louisiana boy finds bag of meth in video game package
It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of …
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 9:40 A.M.
FEMA criticized as slow on disaster housing aid in Louisiana
The first out-of-state congressman to survey Louisiana’s damage from catastrophic flooding says the Federal Emergency Management Agency response has been “pitiful.”
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016
Amy Goodman: Flood a sign of changing climate
While any one extreme weather event can’t be directly attributed to climate change, storms, droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes all are expected to become more frequent and more severe as …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 7:01 P.M.
Britney Spears raffles clothes for Louisiana flood victims
Pop star Britney Spears is giving the clothes off her back to raise money for the Red Cross to benefit victims of widespread flooding in her home state of Louisiana.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 1:06 P.M.
Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support
President Barack Obama arrived Tuesday in flood-ravaged southern Louisiana for a visit aimed at promising support to thousands of beleaguered flood victims and stemming campaign-season criticism that he’s been slow …
SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016, 9:13 P.M.
Flood-weary Louisiana cleans house while search continues
Flood-weary residents cleaned out houses Saturday as search parties went door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so powerful in some cases it disturbed the dead …
THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016, 7:02 P.M.
Alabama coach Avery Johnson gives supplies to flood victims
Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson has donated a truckload of supplies to help flood victims in Louisiana.
THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016, 12:57 P.M.
Homeland Security chief pledges Louisiana aid amid floods
After a tour of flood-ravaged southern Louisiana, the nation’s Homeland Security secretary is pledging that the federal government “will be here as long as it takes to help this community …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016, 10 P.M.
In flood-stricken Louisiana, housing crisis looms
With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable, bumbling aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 12:57 P.M.
In flooded Louisiana, a cleanup and a search for bodies
At least 40,000 homes were damaged and 10 people killed in the historic Louisiana floods, the governor said Tuesday, giving a stark assessment of the widespread disaster.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
Called a sex predator, powerful ex-prosecutor faces prison
FBI agents were watching – and recording – when a powerful Louisiana prosecutor arrived at the apartment of a woman facing a drunken driving charge. Bringing two bottles of wine, …
SATURDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016
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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.