Luke Letlow, Louisiana's newest Republican member of the U.S. House, died Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19 only days before being sworn into office. He was 41 years old.
New Orleans city officials said parades of any kind will not be permitted for Mardi Gras 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the potential to be a super spreader event.
Louisiana police say a violent man went on a rampage and allegedly killed an innocent 2-year-old boy when he sprayed a house with gunfire, according to reports.
An 11-year-old Louisiana boy was taken into custody by police on Sunday, after stealing a school bus and leading officers on a chase, which ended in a crash.
A New Orleans police officer is behind bars, accused of molesting a teenage girl while he was investigating a separate sexual assault case in which she was the victim.
Police in Kenner, Louisiana, say three brothers have been accused of raping a 10-year-old girl after forcing their way into a bathroom where she was hiding.
Storm-weary residents of the U.S. Gulf Coast are preparing for a new weather onslaught as Tropical Storm Sally churns toward them.
Crews worked 16-hour days, seven days a week, in excessively hot and difficult work conditions to restore power in the hardest-hit areas.
A man considered to be the nation's oldest living World War II veteran celebrated his 111th birthday this weekend.
The boy was arrested Sept. 7 on a charge of second-degree murder, authorities said.
Nearly 180 semi-trailer trucks loaded with transmission equipment are on the way.
The Operation Blue Roof program is currently active in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vernon parishes.
The task force, which has 40 firefighters in it, was deployed on Wednesday.
The governor of Louisiana says four people, including a 14-year-old girl and an 68-year-old man, were killed by falling trees as Hurricane Laura moved through the state.
Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwestern Louisiana as a ferocious Category 4 monster with 150 mph winds early Thursday, swamping a low-lying coast with ocean water that forecasters said could be 20 feet deep and unsurvivable.
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy has photographed Hurricane Laura from his vantage point on the International Space Station.
A fire at a Louisiana chlorine plant erupted with thick, billowing smoke Thursday after Hurricane Laura plowed through part of the country’s petrochemical corridor with storm surges and fierce wind, forcing residents around the plant to shelter in their homes.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Hurricane Laura is expected to hit the Louisiana-Texas coast as a Category 3 hurricane -- the season's first major hurricane -- with winds of at least 111 mph. I
More than 385,000 residents were told to flee the Texas cities of Beaumont, Galveston and Port Arthur, and another 200,000 were ordered to leave low-lying Calcasieu Parish in southwestern Louisiana, where forecasters said as much as 13 feet (3.96 meters) of storm surge topped by waves could submerge whole communities.
Laura to become a major hurricane.