Stories tagged: louisiana
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
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 …
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
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
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.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
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
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 …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
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
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.
Mon., July 15, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Two people were killed when a tornado tore through northern Louisiana
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019
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
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 …
Mon., April 15, 2019
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
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 the threat to black churches in rural Louisiana is over after they arrested a suspected arsonist
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
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
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 …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
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.
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
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
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.
Wed., March 21, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …