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 ...

President Trump declares emergency for Louisiana even before Storm Barry comes

U.S. 07/12/19, 06:20

President Donald Trump announced a federal declaration of emergency for Louisiana late on Thursday, July 11, in an effort to help the state prevent possible damage from imminent Tropical Storm Barry and put people in urgent situations first. According to AccuWeather, Barry formed on Thursday morning and is spinning through the ...

Louisiana’s Democratic governor signs abortion ban into law

U.S. 05/30/19, 22:14

Louisiana's Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. With his signature, Gov. John Bel Edwards made Louisiana the ...

Louisiana senators: Trump administration agrees on flood aid

U.S. 05/02/19, 11:32

The Trump administration has agreed to rewrite regulations to help thousands of Louisiana homeowners with damage from the 2016 floods access federal aid, the state's U.S. senators said Thursday. Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy said that U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spoke with them and confirmed ...

High court takes abortion vote, but key tests still to come

Politics 02/08/19, 18:27

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are reacting cautiously to a 5-4 Supreme Court vote blocking Louisiana from enforcing new abortion regulations. They agree that the crucial tests of the court's stance are still to come. Depending on the viewpoint, the vote represented a temporary victory or setback — ...

Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

Politics 02/08/19, 02:01

A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights. The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to ...

Three US states win settlement for oil spills

U.S. 01/30/19, 20:15

EPA and state regulators in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma say Sunoco Pipelines and its Louisiana partner Mid-Valley Pipeline Company agree to make amends for spills that occurred in 2013, 2014 and 2015

Edwards says tariffs slowing Louisiana’s economic growth

U.S. 12/20/18, 16:07

Even as he touted Louisiana's economic picture, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday that President Donald Trump's tariffs are causing "pain" for agricultural and petrochemical industries and stifling the state's growth. The Democratic governor typically refrains from criticizing the Republican president. But he blamed the tariffs Trump has imposed on certain ...

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