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Louisiana: State of the United States of America
Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

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Louisiana Police Officer on Facebook Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Needs a Round’

Officials in the city where the officer works condemned his comment but said they were not sure it constituted a threat.
NYTimes.com - Published

'You're breathtaking': Keanu Reeves pulls another classic Keanu move, surprises fans

The internet's new boyfriend, Keanu Reeves, found a way to surprise fans while on the way to the set of "Bill & Ted Face the Music" in Louisiana.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Louisiana

Civil rights activist found dead in trunk of car [Video]Civil rights activist found dead in trunk of car

Police in Louisiana are investigating the presumed slaying of prominent civil rights activist and historian Sadie Roberts-Joseph after her body was found in the trunk of her car. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Hurricane Barry makes landfall in Louisiana and weakens to a tropical storm [Video]Hurricane Barry makes landfall in Louisiana and weakens to a tropical storm

Barry is expected to weaken as it heads further inland and is forecast to become a tropical depression by Sunday.

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Barry, upgraded to hurricane, heads to Louisiana [Video]Barry, upgraded to hurricane, heads to Louisiana

Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Hurricane Barry Leaves Half Of All Coastal Louisianans Without Power [Video]Hurricane Barry Leaves Half Of All Coastal Louisianans Without Power

As Category 1 Hurricane Barry closes in on Louisiana, a tidal surge is causing flooding in residential areas. According to Business Insider, heavy winds and rain have also led to widespread power..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Strong winds sweep through New Orleans as Tropical Storm Barry nears [Video]Strong winds sweep through New Orleans as Tropical Storm Barry nears

As government officials set up emergency centers and warned New Orleans residents on Friday (July 12) to prepare to huddle indoors, Tropical Storm Barry was poised to make landfall as the first..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Plan to shelter in place: NOLA Mayor [Video]Plan to shelter in place: NOLA Mayor

Tropical Storm Barry is approaching New Orleans, and Mayor LaToya Cantrell is calling on residents to shelter in place and be ready to heed warnings from emergency officials. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Rain was thick 'like fog': NOLA residents [Video]Rain was thick 'like fog': NOLA residents

New Orleans residents were forced to seek shelter on Wednesday morning when a powerful storm hit, flooding streets and damaging homes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Toxic bloom closes Mississippi Gulf beaches [Video]Toxic bloom closes Mississippi Gulf beaches

Authorities in Mississippi have closed beaches along the southern Gulf coast after a toxic blue-green bloom that's harmful to humans and their pets. Gavino Garay reports.

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Firefighters swim through flash flood to save driver [Video]Firefighters swim through flash flood to save driver

Rescuers were forced to swim through a flash flood to save the driver of a car submerged in the water. Severe weather in Louisiana caused the flood to sweep away the woman's car in Baton Rouge.

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Firefighters save driver after car swept away in flash floods [Video]Firefighters save driver after car swept away in flash floods

This is the moment firefighters rescued a woman from a car in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after flash flooding.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Highest Maternal And Infant Mortality Rates In US [Video]Highest Maternal And Infant Mortality Rates In US

According to Business Insider, "A surge of new abortion bans and clinic closures has highlighted the recent rise in America's maternal mortality rates. Nearly all of the states who have recently passed..

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Louisiana Governor Signs Abortion Bill [Video]Louisiana Governor Signs Abortion Bill

On Thursday Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill banning abortions once a heartbeat is detectable with no exceptions for rape or incest. CNN reports that the measure, which just..

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Asylum Seekers In Southern States Sue Trump Administration [Video]Asylum Seekers In Southern States Sue Trump Administration

Reuters reports a group of detained asylum seekers sued the U.S. government on Thursday. Legal advocacy groups representing 12 plaintiffs are seeking class action status on behalf of hundreds of asylum..

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Oklahoma Faces High Risk Of Flooding Following Heavy Storms [Video]Oklahoma Faces High Risk Of Flooding Following Heavy Storms

After more than a week of violent storms, rain-swollen rivers threaten more flooding in Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois and Oklahoma. Tulsa, Oklahoma Mayor, G.T. Bynum warned residents that the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Disney CEO says it may stop filming in Georgia if abortion law takes effect [Video]Disney CEO says it may stop filming in Georgia if abortion law takes effect

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told Reuters it would be "very difficult" to keep filming in Georgia if a new abortion law takes effect in that southern state. Fred Katayama reports.

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Arkansas, Oklahoma face 'historic' flooding [Video]Arkansas, Oklahoma face 'historic' flooding

An entire neighborhood drowned in floodwaters. (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) JASON BAUGH OF ARKANSAS SAYING: "It's pretty devastating to see all this water in the neighborhood." And now thousands across

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Southern States Ready For More Rain [Video]Southern States Ready For More Rain

(Reuters) - Thousands of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana residents braced for more flooding on Thursday as swollen rivers continued to rise, although the threat of rain was expected to ease by the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

As Flu Season Ends, CDC Tallies Number Of Hospitalized, Fatalities [Video]As Flu Season Ends, CDC Tallies Number Of Hospitalized, Fatalities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its last weekly influenza report Friday. According to UPI, flu activity remained similarly low to last week. This caps off the longest flu season..

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It's an orangutan! Endangered species born at Louisiana zoo

The Audubon Zoo in Louisiana has announced the birth of a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan.  
USATODAY.com - Published

State court suit over 'no-call' can proceed against NFL

A Louisiana judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against the NFL over the blown playoff "no-call" that led to the Rams beating the Saints and advancing to the 2019 Super Bowl
USATODAY.com - Published

Suspect arrested in civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph's death

Police in Louisiana have arrested a suspect in the death of civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett joined CBSN AM from Baton Rouge to talk about the..
CBS News - Published

Grim details emerge about man accused of killing Baton Rouge civil rights activist

Police in Louisiana are releasing new details about the man accused of killing a popular Baton Rouge civil rights activist. Ron Bell, 38, was arrested yesterday after the murder of 75-year-old Sadie..
CBS News - Published

Police: Suspect in Sadie Roberts-Joseph Killing Was Renting a Residence From Her

The authorities said the suspect, Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, was behind on rent he owed Ms. Roberts-Joseph, a respected community leader in Baton Rouge, La.
NYTimes.com - Published

Former tenant charged in killing of Louisiana civil rights activist

A former tenant of Baton Rouge civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph has been arrested and charged with her murder, police in Louisiana said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Suspect arrested in murder of Baton Rouge activist

Police in Louisiana have arrested a suspect in the death of local activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph. She was found dead in the trunk of her car last week. Errol Barnett joins CBSN from Baton Rouge.
CBS News - Published

Louisiana police arrest suspect in murder of civil rights activist

Police in Louisiana on Tuesday said they arrested a suspect in the murder of a Baton Rouge civil rights activist whose body was found in the trunk of her car on Friday.
Reuters - Published

America's most violent state? Louisiana. What's the most peaceful one?

24/7 Wall St. created an index of violent crime, incarceration and suicide rates to identify the most peaceful and most violent states.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Death of Louisiana civil rights activist ruled a homicide

Louisiana police are hunting for suspects in the murder of a beloved local civil rights activist. The East Baton Rouge coronor ruled the death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph a homicide on Monday. The..
CBS News - Published

In Louisiana, Messaging During Storms Carries Big Political Weight

Bland? Maybe. But Gov. John Bel Edwards brought a different tone to hurricane response than his predecessors in a state where such responses matter.
NYTimes.com - Published

Louisiana civil rights activist found in car trunk was suffocated, coroner says

A Louisiana civil rights activist and founder of an African-American museum was killed by "traumatic asphyxia" before her body was found in the trunk of her car in the state capital last week,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Coast Guard holds Hurricane Barry briefing

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued a number of people stranded in their homes in Louisiana because of life-threatening storm conditions. (July 13)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Coast guard rescues man, dog from Barry

The U.S. Coast Guard released video of a helicopter crew rescuing a 77-year-old man and a dog from a home after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Barry inundated southern Louisiana. (July 14)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Louisiana Governor: Barry not worst case scenario

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said he was "extremely grateful" that Tropical Depression Barry had not caused the disastrous floods that were forecast, but he urged residents to be cautious as they..
USATODAY.com - Published

7/15: CBSN AM

Flooding, tornado warnings issued for much of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. How to prevent overheating car batteries. Cleaning batteries, getting rid of corrosion and checking acid may help.
CBS News - Published

Louisiana to release autopsy on dead civil rights activist found in car trunk

A Louisiana medical examiner is set to release on Monday the results of the autopsy of a prominent civil rights activist and founder of an African-American history museum whose body was found in the..
Reuters - Published

Body of beloved civil rights leader found in trunk of car

Louisiana police are investigating the mysterious death of a beloved civil rights activist in Baton Rouge's African American community. The body of 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph was found in the..
CBS News - Published

Flooding from Barry threatens 11 million people across the South

Dangerous flooding from Tropical Depression Barry is threatening 11 million people across the South. Flood alerts are up across eight states and some areas could see up to another five inches of rain...
CBS News - Published

'We can still do this': Louisiana couple marries amid Tropical Storm Barry

As Hurricane Barry made landfall, a couple wed inside the indoor practice football field for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a special place for the bride.
USATODAY.com - Published

Hurricane Barry left waterlogged trail in Louisiana

Tropical Depression Barry was a still hurricane when it hit Cypremort Point, Louisiana. USA TODAY Network drone pilots captured video of flooding there.
USATODAY.com - Published

Still Menaced by Flooding, Louisiana Dodges a Storm’s Worst Blows

Tropical Storm Barry crept slowly northward on Sunday, soaking Louisiana with heavy rain, but fears of catastrophic flooding in the state’s biggest cities eased as the storm weakened.
NYTimes.com - Published

Coast guard rescues at least a dozen people in wake of Barry

Barry has dumped up to 15 inches of rain in some parts of Louisiana. The Coast Guard has rescued at least a dozen people, including this man and his nervous puppy. Omar Villafranca reports.
CBS News - Published

Flooding threatens Louisiana as Barry moves inland

The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings across the state of Louisiana as Barry continues to move inland. Broussard, Louisiana Mayor Ray Bourque joined CBSN on the phone to discuss..
CBS News - Published

Louisiana refinery preps for restart as Storm Barry blows over

Phillips 66 was preparing on Sunday to begin a restart on Monday of its southeast Louisiana refinery, which was shut because of the threat of Tropical Storm Barry, the company said.
Reuters - Published

Rain, flooding follow Storm Barry as it spins north from New Orleans

Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River.
Reuters - Published

The U.S. Coast Guard heroically airlifts people stranded in flooded waters

The U.S. Coast Guard said that a crew from Air Station New Orleans evacuated a number of people from flooded areas in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Tropical Storm Barry Live Updates: Drenching Rains Still a Menace

Barry, now a tropical storm, is slowly moving northward over central Louisiana, and life-threatening flooding rains remain a primary threat, officials say.
NYTimes.com - Published

Storm Barry moves inland from New Orleans, leaves rain and flooding in its wake

Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, threatening tornadoes and dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the..
Reuters - Published

Intense rainfall from Barry swamps Louisiana, Mississippi

Barry quickly lost its punch after coming ashore Saturday as the first hurricane of the year. But up to 20 inches of rain may fall as the system moves inland. Omar Villafranca, in Mandeville on Lake..
CBS News - Published

More than 160,000 without power in Louisiana as Tropical Storm Barry weakens; flooding still a concern

Tropical Storm Barry, downgraded from a hurricane Saturday, slogs through Louisiana, leaving more than 160K without power, concerns of flooding.
USATODAY.com - Published

Tropical Storm Barry brings flash floods to Louisiana

Storm surge from Tropical Storm Barry had many communities experiencing flooding Saturday night. Omar Villafranca reports.
CBS News - Published

Barry makes landfall on the Gulf Coast, downgrades to tropical storm

Barry came ashore this afternoon near Morgan City, Louisiana, 85 miles west of New Orleans. Less than an hour later, it was downgraded to a tropical storm. Torrential rains and flash flooding remain a..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Barry drenches Louisiana after weakening to tropical storm

Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Most Louisiana refineries running as storm cuts 70% of offshore oil

Tropical Storm Barry slowly moved on to the Louisiana coast and quickly weakened from hurricane strength on Saturday afternoon, leaving in its wake 70 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production shut..
Reuters - Published

Barry strengthens into Category 1 hurricane

Hurricane Barry is expected to bring devastating rain to the Louisiana coast. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson joins CBSN with the latest.
CBS News - Published

Barry churns off Louisiana, New Orleans storm surge lower than feared

Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive..
Reuters - Published

Barry becomes hurricane as it bears down on Louisiana: NHC

Storm Barry was upgraded to hurricane status on Saturday as it moved onto Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), and its center is expected to cross the coast during the next few..
Reuters - Published

Rescue dogs flown out of Louisiana ahead of Barry to avoid euthanasia. Will be adoptable

The animals escaping Barry's path were placed on a plane and were heading to rescue shelters in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.
USATODAY.com - Published

Tropical Storm Barry: What to know about Barry's path, hurricane status, timeline and more

Some 14 trillion gallons of rainwater are forecast to fall on Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas during Barry. Three million people may be impacted.
USATODAY.com - Published

Tropical Storm Barry lashes Louisiana coast with heavy rain

Forecasters believe the storm will make landfall Saturday afternoon
CBS News - Published

Tracking Tropical Storm Barry: Louisiana coast braces for season's first hurricane

Barry storm tracks: Where is Barry now?Tropical storm Barry is expected to become a hurricane right before landfall in Louisiana Saturday morning.
USATODAY.com - Published

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