Stories tagged: Louisiana
Wed., March 21, 2018, 6:05 p.m.
As Louisiana island shrinks, state paying to move residents
The effects of global warming can be seen and touched in Louisiana, where officials have begun buying higher ground to relocate an entire town in a bayou being swallowed by …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:06 p.m.
GOP tax law leads to tax hike, more revenue in some states
The Republican tax overhaul is giving most Americans a break on their federal income taxes. But fallout from the same law means many people could actually see their state income …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Detainee studied in Louisiana, became IS fighter, U.S. says
He was an unruly college student in Louisiana where he mixed booze and gambling with classes on electrical engineering. A decade later, he was guarding an Islamic State oil field …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Louisiana man walking free, cleared in 1979 rape
A Louisiana man imprisoned for nearly four decades prepared to walk free Tuesday after his conviction in a 1979 rape was thrown out and prosecutors agreed to dismiss the charge.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Louisiana governor to Trump: Don’t prosecute medical pot
Louisiana’s governor Tuesday asked President Donald Trump to shield states’ medical marijuana programs from federal prosecutors, urging him to “ensure the safe distribution of this life-changing form of treatment.”
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Louisiana man charged in ‘Nigerian prince’ internet scam
Police in New Orleans have arrested a 67-year-old man after they say he helped swindle people out of thousands of dollars as a middleman in a “Nigerian prince” internet scam.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Deep South braces for blast of freezing weather as 2017 ends
Potentially life-threatening cold spread across the Deep South on Saturday, as forecasters issued winter weather advisories in multiple states and warned that freezing temperatures would likely last for the next …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Honda reports 20th death from exploding Takata air bag
A faulty Takata air bag inflator has killed another person, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Honda said Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Louisiana man admits misusing Trump’s Social Security number
A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump’s Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president’s federal tax information before his election last year.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Snow slows or shuts down much of normally sunny Deep South
An unusually heavy December snowfall across much of the Deep South tapered off Saturday, icy road conditions were still a threat and thousands remained without electricity throughout the region.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Steve Christilaw: Sports have different a meaning across the country
College sports, high school sports – they both have different meanings in other parts of the country.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Two sailors from Florida, 1 from Louisiana die in crash
The U.S. Navy says two sailors from Florida and another from Louisiana died in an aircraft crash in the Philippine Sea.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Louisiana parish leaders vote to oust Confederate monument
Local officials have voted to remove a Confederate monument from the courthouse grounds in a northwest Louisiana parish.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
Seven injured, one missing after oil rig blast on Louisiana lake
One person is missing and seven were injured after an explosion at an oil rig in a Louisiana lake just north of North Orleans.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Plumbing company owner charged in 3 Louisiana slayings
In a string of attacks that began in July, a plumbing company owner killed three men and wounded a fourth, shooting all of the men at their homes or on …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana
A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family’s home in a string of attacks last week that …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Police think two Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated
Police believe the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge were likely racially motivated and said Sunday they have a suspect – a 23-year-old white man – in custody.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Houston sees glimmer of hope after Harvey but threats loom
Harvey’s floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the storm weakened slightly Wednesday but major dangers remained for the U.S. Gulf Coast area, including the threat of …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Harvey flooding western Louisiana on anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Twelve years to the day after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, another deadly storm forced hundreds of people to be rescued from floodwaters in southwestern Louisiana and prompted …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Brewery shipping water instead of beer for Harvey relief
An Anheuser-Busch brewery in Georgia is shipping canned drinking water to the American Red Cross to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
Houston to open more mega-shelters to house flooded families
Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims, but officials acknowledge the …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Harvey’s heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in Louisiana
Bands of heavy rain from Harvey lashed southwest Louisiana on Monday, ratcheting up fears of destructive flooding in some storm-weary communities.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Houston endures more rain and chaos; 6 feared drowned in van
Floodwaters reached the roof lines of single-story homes Monday, and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey kept pouring rain on Houston after a chaotic weekend …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Britney Spears donates to Louisiana schools’ flood recovery
Fri., July 28, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Authorities: Prisoner kills assistant warden’s stepdaughter
A prisoner abducted and killed an assistant warden’s stepdaughter after he escaped from a Louisiana prison, authorities said Friday. The inmate was later found dead after a standoff with police.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Wounded Rep. Scalise readmitted to intensive care
The Washington hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he has been readmitted to the intensive care unit.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Louisiana congressman apologizes for video he made in Auschwitz gas chamber
A Louisiana congressman is apologizing for the “unintended pain” caused by a video of his visit to a gas chamber at a Nazi concentration camp.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Chief refuses to ‘prematurely’ fire officer over shooting
The police chief in Louisiana’s capital says it would be improper and premature for him to fire a white officer who shot and killed a black man last summer while …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Honoring victims of a racial massacre 130 years ago
Descendants of victims of a racial massacre 130 years ago in south Louisiana and descendants of Confederate and plantation families are working together to honor those victims and possibly find …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions
The second second of four monuments to the Confederate era was taken down Thursday in New Orleans.