Hurricane Ida aftermath: Louisiana governor expects death toll to rise

U.S. 08/31/21, 03:04

A Democrat from Louisiana predicted the number of deaths from Hurricane Ida would jump on Aug. 30. Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed one person perished in the category four storm, and would not rule out further fatalities. "We have one confirmed death but I do not want to mislead anyone," he said ...

Hurricane Ida destroys building, tears off hospital roof in Louisiana

U.S. 08/30/21, 00:50

Hurricane Ida brought extreme winds and flash flooding to Louisiana buildings and infrastructure on Aug. 29. Several storm victims used social media to share images of the moment the category four storm made landfall. One post shows the hurricane totally destroying a building. "An entire building has just collapsed in New Orleans," graduate ...

‘Most powerful storm ever’ Ida hits New Orleans, causing citywide blackout

U.S. 08/30/21, 00:12

Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana on Aug. 29. The category four storm knocked out electricity across New Orleans, ripped roofs from buildings, and reversed the Mississippi River's flow-direction. "This is going to be a devastating, devastating hurricane," President Joe Biden said in a statement. Previous Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on Louisiana and Mississippi ...

GOP Rep. Clay Higgins contracts CCP Virus twice

News 07/26/21, 16:01

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) has tested positive for the deadly disease a second time. The congressman had believed his recovery from the first Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus infection gave him "natural immunity" but he and his immediate family members still fell ill again. "I have COVID (CCP Virus), Becca has COVID, ...

Lafayette removes Confederate general statue from city hall in Louisiana

U.S. 07/19/21, 00:57

A crane permanently moved one Confederate general monument off its south Louisiana base on July 17. The stone statue had stood for almost a century outside Lafayette City Hall. Gen. Alfred Mouton's statue will be relocated to private property after the United Daughters of the Confederacy agreed to voluntarily remove the ...

Louisiana: Shooting at teen birthday party leaves 9 injured, 2 hospitalized

U.S. 04/20/21, 20:13

A 12-year-old's birthday party turned into a nightmare last week when gunfire erupted, injuring nine teenagers. At about 8:40 p.m., gunfire erupted at a group of around 60 young people at a home in LaPlace. Investigators concluded that the gunfire resulted from verbal confrontations between two groups of young males. No fatalities ...

African American woman becomes first female captain in Louisiana State Police history

U.S. 02/03/20, 05:54

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced changes to the Protective Services for the Louisiana State Police on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Capt. Treone Larvadain has been promoted to lead Protective Services unit, becoming the first African American female captain in Louisiana State Police (LSP) history.  According to the announcement on Twitter, Larvadain succeeds ...

60-foot wooden alligator built for bonfire in Louisiana, locals say it’s a ‘truly magical’ sight to see

U.S. 12/19/19, 06:46

A giant wooden alligator alongside the Mississippi River Levee was built in Garyville, Louisiana, catching the eye of many media outlets. https://www.facebook.com/Bloodsweatbonfires/photos/a.564684703611628/2591786977568047/?type=3 It was built in St. James Parish to celebrate the annual Christmas Even bonfire. The gator measured from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail an ...

President Trump returns to Louisiana on Nov. 14 for another campaign rally

U.S. 11/11/19, 00:04

Having just left  Monroe last week, President Donald Trump is scheduled to come back to Louisiana this week for another campaign rally, and the next stop will be Bossier City. The Trump campaign announced that the president will hold his reelection rally at the CenturyLink Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, more ...

In win for Trump, Louisiana’s Democratic governor faces runoff

Politics 10/13/19, 04:44

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, was forced into a runoff in a bid for re-election, where he will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone. Edwards fell short of the majority needed to clinch re-election in Saturday’s all-party primary. He received 47 percent of the votes cast, unable to pass the ...

Louisiana welcomes President Trump with large Trump 2020 Sign (Video)

U.S. 10/12/19, 05:35

Louisiana did one big sign Trump 2020 to welcome President Trump at 7 million square feet of space, the border alone is 2 miles long,  160 acres, and 1/2 mile square. President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Friday evening, Oct. 11, to support for Republican ...

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