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.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday alerted Americans to prepare for the possible spead of the coronavirus to the U.S., sparking another sharp drop on Wall Street. Conway G...
Newser reports a 66-year-old woman was arrested Saturday evening at a hotel in Louisiana. The arrest came after a rather extraordinary day on the lam with her 12-year-old granddaughter. Police say that..
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the chamber's No. 2 Democrat after Nancy Pelosi, said the formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump will be going to the Senate after Pelosi confirmed..
A 27-year-old woman from southern Arkansas waited nervously at the Hope Medical Group for Women after traveling two hours for a medical procedure that is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in.. Reuters - Published
A fire inside an ExxonMobil refinery in Louisiana turned the night sky a shade of orange and sent a large plume of smoke into the air. No injuries were reported and the fire was contained to the.. USATODAY.com - Published
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Five people heading to a college football game in Atlanta were killed on Saturday when their small plane crashed just after it departed from a regional airport in southern Louisiana, local media and.. Reuters - Published
Five people were killed and four injured when a small twin-engine plane crashed in a U.S. Post Office parking lot in southern Louisiana just after taking off from a regional airport, local media.. Reuters - Published
Tornadoes swept across swaths of the southeastern United States killing at least two people in northern Alabama and one person in Louisiana, tearing roofs off buildings, splintering trees and downing.. Reuters - Published
Residents in northeast Louisiana and central Mississippi cut up fallen pine trees and assessed damage Wednesday after apparent tornadoes hit the region. Officials in Mississippi say eight to 10 houses.. USATODAY.com - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for March 4 on a Louisiana law that could potentially shut down legal abortion access in the state. The court's ruling will also have repercussions.. CBS News - Published
A plant that produces chemical and petroleum-based products in East Texas exploded, blowing out windows on homes several miles away. KFDM-TV quotes County Judge Jeff Branick as saying the explosion.. USATODAY.com - Published
After years of addiction, a Louisiana man got an implant while in prison to help fight his opioid cravings. He says it changed his life. Meg Farris of WWL-TV reports from New Orleans. CBS News - Published
Salad products containing meat and poultry are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. The products were sold October 14-16 in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,.. CBS News - Published
Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await.. Reuters - Published
Gov. John Bel Edwards was called the “accidental governor” when he was first elected to lead Louisiana four years ago. After winning again, no one is calling him an accident now. NYTimes.com - Published
In Louisiana and Kentucky, Mr. Trump’s political pleas appeared to energize Democrats and political moderates as much as his own base, sending turnout in cities and suburbs soaring. NYTimes.com - Published
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, won a second term in office on Saturday, defeating a Republican opponent who had closely aligned himself with U.S. President Donald Trump. Reuters - Published
It's election day in Louisiana and voters across the state are making their way to the polls to participate in the tight runoff race for governor. Associate producer for the CBS News political unit.. CBS News - Published