Mardi Gras parade shooting in New Orleans leaves 1 dead, 4 hurt
One of the victims injured in the shooting was a child, police said, adding that a suspect was taken into custody at the scene.
Black-owned schools founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
After Hurricane Katrina, 7,000 employees in New Orleans were terminated, 4,000 of whom were teachers. Of those teachers, roughly 72% were African American.
12 squirrel monkeys were stolen from Louisiana zoo, officials say
According to the Zoosiana, located in Broussard, the individual targeted facilities of smaller primates and specifically compromised the squirrel monkey exhibit.
12 people shot at Louisiana nightclub
The victims were all inside the nightclub when they were shot, police said.
Woman charged with attempted murder of boyfriend who peed in bed
Louisiana authorities said Briana Lacost admitted to stabbing her boyfriend after she “ripped” him from the bed for urinating on himself.
More insurance companies pull out of Louisiana: 'We are in a crisis'
In the last two years, more than 20 companies have gone under or withdrawn from the state.
LSU gymnastics adding extra security for road meets after Olivia Dunne fans cause issue
The LSU gymnastics team is getting an extra layer of security for the rest of the season, coach Jeff Clark said Tuesday after a raucous situation involving fans in Salt Lake City interested in seeing Olivia Dunne.
Home invasion suspect killed by mother protecting her children, sheriff says
The Louisiana man on parole was armed with a shovel and a lug wrench when he allegedly broke into the home of a woman and her two young children, the local sheriff’s office said.
7-year-old girl dies after dog attack: 'Heart-breaking tragedy'
Authorities in Louisiana said the little girl was taken to a local hospital but later died.
Louisiana teens’ deaths place spotlight on police chases
The deaths of two teenage girls are the latest fatalities among hundreds every year related to accidents involving police pursuits. National Highway Transportation Safety data reveals there were 455 such deaths in the U.S. in 2020.
US Coast Guard ends search for 4 people after helicopter crashes into Gulf of Mexico
A rescue operation is underway off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico for four people who were on board a helicopter that crashed while departing an oil platform on Thursday.
Ronald Greene: Louisiana officers charged in deadly 2019 arrest
Five Louisiana law enforcement officers have been charged with state crimes for their roles in the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene.
'God laid over top of us': Woman recounts terror she felt as Louisiana tornado killed neighbors
An EF-2 tornado with winds estimated at 130 mph managed to decimate homes around Linda Barry as she huddled under a mattress protected by her soon-to-be husband, reciting the Lord’s Prayer for comfort.
Tornado strikes New Orleans metro; damage surveys underway
About an hour after a violent tornado damaged a hospital and homes in New Iberia, the severe weather threat moved into the New Orleans metro area. The multi-day severe weather event has produced tornadoes from Texas to Louisiana.
3 killed in Louisiana as severe storms tear across South
One person died in Killona, Louisiana on Wednesday after a possible tornado swept through the area. A mother and child died on Tuesday after a tornado hit Keithville.
11 injured in fraternity house shooting
The shooting happened outside the Kappa Alpha Psi house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as students celebrate Homecoming Week.
Louisiana woman carrying fetus with no skull forced to travel to New York to get abortion
Nancy Davis was one of the first women to get caught in the confusing whirlwind of trigger laws in her home state of Louisiana since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June.
US Marshals rescue 14 missing or endangered children across Louisiana
In one case, a 17-year-old male had been kidnapped from the New Orleans area and was being held for ransom, authorities said.
Sullivan Walter, Black man wrongfully convicted of rape at 17, exonerated 36 years later
Sullivan Walter was wrongfully convicted as a teenager for a New Orleans rape more than 36 years ago. He was finally freed this week after a judge threw out his conviction.
Louisiana abortion ban again blocked by judge
Abortion clinics in Louisiana can continue operating while a lawsuit challenging the state’s near total ban on abortions is resolved, a state judge ruled Thursday.