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EPA Head Tours Embattled Communities, Says Help On the Way

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling... Read More

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup... Read More

2021-09-23 15:58:41
by Reece Nations
Louisiana Gov. Edwards Requesting Federal Aid in Wake of Severe Weather

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to request federal assistance in... Read More

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to request federal assistance in recovery efforts for portions of the state that have been devastated by natural disasters over the past year. Edwards met... Read More

2021-09-10 13:57:54
by Dan McCue
Hurricane Ida Disrupts Fall Election Plans in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order on Thursday delaying the state’s fall elections from... Read More

BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order on Thursday delaying the state’s fall elections from Oct. 9 to Nov. 13 in response to damage caused by Hurricane Ida.  Nov. 13 was the date originally scheduled... Read More

Hurricane Ida Winds Hit 150 mph Ahead of Louisiana Strike

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida rapidly grew in strength early Sunday, becoming a dangerous Category 4 hurricane just hours... Read More

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida rapidly grew in strength early Sunday, becoming a dangerous Category 4 hurricane just hours before hitting the Louisiana coast while emergency officials in the region grappled with opening shelters for displaced evacuees despite the... Read More

Overwhelmed by COVID-19: A Day Inside a Louisiana Hospital

JEFFERSON, La. (AP) — Before the latest surge of the coronavirus, Louisiana neurologist Robin Davis focused on her specialty: treating... Read More

JEFFERSON, La. (AP) — Before the latest surge of the coronavirus, Louisiana neurologist Robin Davis focused on her specialty: treating patients with epilepsy. These days, as virus patients flood her hospital in record numbers, she has taken on the additional... Read More

2021-06-30 13:46:52
by Dan McCue
Biofuel Firm Proposes $70 Million Renewable Fuel Plant in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. - A firm specializing in the development of clean fuels hopes to invest $70 million in southern... Read More

BATON ROUGE, La. - A firm specializing in the development of clean fuels hopes to invest $70 million in southern Louisiana to build a plant that can source waste from four nearby sugar mills and turn it into biofuel. Though... Read More

2021-03-20 15:41:06
by Dan McCue
Voters in Louisiana Weigh in on Year's First Special Congressional Elections

Saturday was special election day in Louisiana, where 15 candidates were in the running to represent the state's 5th Congressional... Read More

Saturday was special election day in Louisiana, where 15 candidates were in the running to represent the state's 5th Congressional District and 12 were vying for a seat in Congress in the state's 2nd Congressional District. The election in Louisiana's... Read More

2020-12-08 20:54:43
by Dan McCue
Luke Letlow Wins Runoff for Louisiana US House Seat

Luke Letlow bested a field of fellow Republicans in the runoff election Saturday to represent Louisiana's 5th Congressional District representing... Read More

Luke Letlow bested a field of fellow Republicans in the runoff election Saturday to represent Louisiana's 5th Congressional District representing the central and northeastern parts of the state. Letlow, who was chief of staff for the retiring incumbent, Rep. Ralph... Read More

Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Gets a Dry Run in a Louisiana Parking Lot

NEW YORK — A COVID-19 vaccine may be months from reaching millions of Americans. Getting all those shots into arms will... Read More

NEW YORK — A COVID-19 vaccine may be months from reaching millions of Americans. Getting all those shots into arms will be a monumental task. Shreveport, Louisiana, is getting ready now. The city recently completed a test run, one of about a... Read More

New Orleans: Coronavirus Nixes Mardi Gras-Season Parades

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The raucous Mardi Gras parades where riders on elaborate floats toss trinkets to adoring throngs have... Read More

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The raucous Mardi Gras parades where riders on elaborate floats toss trinkets to adoring throngs have been canceled in New Orleans because the close-packed crowds could spread the novel coronavirus. At least for 2021, the pandemic... Read More

2020-09-23 17:43:33
by Reece Nations
Candidates for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District to Engage in Sept. 23 Forum

MONROE, La. – A live, virtual forum featuring candidates for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district will take place Wednesday, Sept. 23... Read More

MONROE, La. – A live, virtual forum featuring candidates for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district will take place Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. CST. The forum will mark an opportunity for voters to hear from the candidates vying for the... Read More

2020-03-13 17:57:06
by Dan McCue
Louisiana Postpones Democratic Primary Due to Coronavirus

Louisiana is postponing its presidential primaries, originally set for April 4, becoming the first state to take the step as... Read More

Louisiana is postponing its presidential primaries, originally set for April 4, becoming the first state to take the step as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said Louisiana will now hold its presidential primaries on... Read More

2020-02-24 16:21:47
by Dan McCue
Louisiana's Edwards Unveils Coastal Priorities, Names Resilience Officer

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards this week announced his priorities for the state’s coastal program for the next four years,... Read More

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards this week announced his priorities for the state’s coastal program for the next four years, and in a related move, named G. Charles Sutcliffe as the state’s first chief resilience officer. Edwards also announced the... Read More

2019-05-30 20:44:28
by Dan McCue
Louisiana Governor Says He'll Sign 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said Thursday that he will sign a strict new abortion law barring the procedure once... Read More

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said Thursday that he will sign a strict new abortion law barring the procedure once a heartbeat is detectable -- a point that comes before many women realize they are pregnant. In a written statement,... Read More

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