Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 19th-smallest by area and the 25th most populous of the 50 U.S. 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.
'Cancer Alley' is a stretch of communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Residents there have disproportionately high cancer rates. Now, a new paper reveals they're..
Gary Harrell, a business owner in Louisiana, said he lost 10 family members and friends to the coronavirus. Most of them were African American. Their deaths come with the announcement that black people..
The new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to..
Despite Louisiana having one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in the United States, worshippers at Life Tabernacle Church right outside Baton Rouge are defying the state's stay-at-home orders and..
The United States has entered one of the most critical weeks so far in the novel coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. According to Reuters, the death toll is exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana. Some..
The union for corrections officers at one of the U.S. federal prisons hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic has filed a U.S. Labor Department complaint alleging that prison managers failed to isolate.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, also known as The Blue Angels, flew over Dallas, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday to honor frontline COVID-19 first responders and essential.. USATODAY.com - Published
Gov. John Bel Edwards is extending Louisiana's stay-at-home order through May 15. He said Monday that some regions of the state haven't shown enough progress in fighting the coronavirus outbreak to.. USATODAY.com - Published
Here's the latest for Monday April 27th: Cuomo says fewer COVID deaths per day in NY state; People crowd Southern California beaches; Police officer killed, second wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana;.. USATODAY.com - Published
Louisiana authorities arrested a pastor on an assault charge Tuesday after he admitted that he drove his church bus toward a man who has been protesting his decision to hold mass gatherings, but later.. USATODAY.com - Published
Susan Morrison lost her 39-year-old stepbrother, Lawrence Jones, from coronavirus complications on April 8. A day later, her 83-year-old father, Feaster Dorsey, also became a COVID-19 victim. Reuters - Published
Tony Spell backed up a church bus toward a man who had been protesting outside Life Tabernacle Church, which has defied Louisiana’s ban on public gatherings, the authorities said. He did not hit the.. NYTimes.com - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the constitutional guarantee of trial by jury requires a unanimous verdict in serious crimes, siding with a Louisiana man convicted of murder and paving the.. Reuters - Published
At least six people were killed on Sunday as a strong storm system swept across Mississippi and Louisiana, spinning off more than a dozen tornadoes and leaving behind a path of destruction, state and.. Reuters - Published
A tornado touched down in northeastern Louisiana, damaging houses and commercial buildings. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for parts of Alabama and Tennessee. NYTimes.com - Published
Big rig driver Tanuya White was running essential products from Chicago to Shreveport, Louisiana, on Saturday when she stopped to sample food truck fare at a rest stop on Interstate 30 near Social.. Reuters - Published
An early morning explosion rocked Valero Energy Corp's 125,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Meraux, Louisiana, refinery on the east side of New Orleans, a New Orleans television station reported. Reuters - Published
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that the state is seeing encouraging signs in its fight against coronavirus, but cautioned that everyone still has to follow stay-at-home orders. (April.. USATODAY.com - Published
The new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to.. Reuters - Published
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau in their states but warned against complacency as the.. Reuters - Published
The United States on Sunday entered one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis, with government officials warning that the death toll in places such as New York, Michigan and.. Reuters - Published
The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana, but a few governors still resisted issuing.. Reuters - Published
The pastor of the Life Tabernacle Church near Baton Rouge held services on Sunday in defiance of a stay-at-home order issued by Louisiana because of the coronavirus pandemic, telling worshippers they.. Reuters - Published
The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana and some governors calling for a national.. Reuters - Published
Two of the principal U.S. coronavirus hot spots - New York and Louisiana - reported their biggest jumps in COVID-19 deaths yet on Friday, as the White House sent mixed messages on whether Americans.. Reuters - Published
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the biggest issue for the the state right now is getting enough ventilators during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Louisiana confirmed a 42% spike in coronavirus.. USATODAY.com - Published
The death toll from COVID-19 at a U.S. prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, has continued climbing, with a fourth inmate now dead, the Bureau of Prisons said on Thursday, as it grappled with outbreaks at.. Reuters - Published
The novel coronavirus on Wednesday killed two more inmates in the U.S. federal prison system, also in the Oakdale, Louisiana, facility where the system's first death occurred on Saturday, a spokesman.. Reuters - Published
Buses and cars filled a church parking lot near Baton Rouge, Louisiana Tuesday evening as worshipers flocked to hear a pastor who is facing misdemeanor charges for holding services despite a ban on.. USATODAY.com - Published