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Trump works up a sweat at Louisiana campaign rally

MONROE, La. – President Donald Trump worked up a sweat in a steamy Louisiana arena Wednesday night as he attempted to boost Republican businessman Eddie Rispone’s effort to unseat incumbent …

Sheriff: Woman sold medical excuse notes to students

Authorities in Louisiana say a woman who worked at a medical clinic has been arrested for selling fake doctor’s notes to high school students so they can get out of …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

The Supreme Court is adding an abortion case to its busy election-year docket, agreeing to take up a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic.

Louisiana hopes to fight coast erosion by mimicking nature

Louisiana officials are making plans to tap into the Mississippi’s ancient power to build new land as a way to reverse coastal erosion and ease the threat of rising seas …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Woman bites camel at truck stop zoo, police say

Caspar the camel was minding his own business inside his enclosure at the Tiger Truck Stop petting zoo in Grosse Tete, Louisiana, when suddenly a pair of unwanted visitors commanded …

Ex-Gov. Kathleen Blanco dies, led Louisiana through Katrina

Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as “charmed.” With strength in her …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up

The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies.

Weakened Barry unleashes a final blast of torrential rains

Though Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches of rain and transformed part of the …

UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Barry is dumping heavy rain along the Gulf Coast, but so far New Orleans has been spared the worst of it.

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

’It’s powerful’: Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana

People are stocking up on food and water, filling sandbags and preparing to hunker down as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana and …

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

New Orleans area braces for first hurricane of the season

Mandatory evacuations were ordered southeast of New Orleans on Thursday as the city and a surrounding stretch of the Gulf Coast braced for a possible hurricane over the weekend that …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

New Orleans frets about more flooding, possible hurricane

A storm swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather, including a possible hurricane, could strike Louisiana …

UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

‘Devastation’ as tornado rips through Louisiana town

Two people were killed when a tornado tore through northern Louisiana

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Supreme Court asked to void Louisiana abortion clinic law

A Louisiana abortion clinic is asking the Supreme Court to strike down regulations that could leave the state with just one clinic.

UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Storms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake

Strong storms, including at least one tornado, swept through parts of the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic region, damaging homes and businesses and causing injuries after storms in the South killed …

White suspect in black church fires charged with hate crimes

Prosecutors have now added hate crime charges against the white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Inmate at center of landmark juvenile case loses parole bid

A Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling extending the hope of freedom to juvenile offenders sentenced to life without the possibility of parole was again …

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Authorities say deputy’s son behind fires at black churches

Authorities say the threat to black churches in rural Louisiana is over after they arrested a suspected arsonist

Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

The Supreme Court is stopping Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Louisiana murder suspect caught at grandma’s Virginia home

A man suspected of killing his parents and three other people – including a girl he was dating – was arrested Sunday when he showed up at his grandmother’s house …

Louisiana governor’s race surprise: Sen. Kennedy won’t run

Ending months of speculation, Sen. John Kennedy announced Monday he won’t run against Gov. John Bel Edwards in 2019, leaving Republicans scrambling without a well-known contender.

Supreme Court orders new look at case of endangered frog

Federal judges must look again at an agency’s decision to declare a tract of Louisiana timberland “critical habitat” for an endangered Southeastern frog, following a ruling Tuesday by the nation’s …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor

A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him.

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

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

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 …

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.

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.”

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.

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 …