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 remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda unleashed torrential rain Thursday in parts of Texas and Louisiana, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures. (Sept. 19)
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Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday (September 18): "I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen..
A new report from the personal finance website WalletHub ranks the best and worst states to have a baby. According to HuffPost, rankings were based on metrics like hospital delivery charges and infant..
Highlights of this day in history: Hungary lets East German refugees leave for West Germany; Louisiana U.S. Senator Huey Long fatally shot; Elias Howe gets sewing machine patent; 'Gunsmoke' premieres;.. USATODAY.com - Published
Impending tariffs on Chinese imports and exports have Louisiana farmers turning to sugarcane and the state’s fishermen hoping for more lucrative shrimping seasons ahead. (Aug. 30)
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There will be no rest in Florida this Labor Day weekend as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Dorian could be the strongest storm to hit Florida's east coast since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. An emergency has.. CBS News - Published
A 13-year-old in Port Allen, Louisiana, created a closet in his middle school filled with clothes and school supplies for students to take. Austin Kemker from CBS Baton Rouge affiliate WAFB reports on.. CBS News - Published
A high school senior from Louisiana surprises his 12-year-old brother in silly costumes when he gets off the school bus every day. The costumes may be embarrassing for his little bro, but he's building.. CBS News - Published
Yale researchers who have studied hundreds of kindergartners for nearly 40 years say one in five was dyslexic. But perhaps their most important finding: There is no link at all between dyslexia and.. CBS News - Published
Seratones, a group of rockers from Shreveport, Louisiana, got together in 2013 and created a rock-and-roll sound influenced by soul and punk. Three years later, they released their first album – and.. CBS News - Published
Isle de Jean Charles off the coast of Louisiana has lost more than 90% of its land over the last 60 years. CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal joined CBSN with more on what people who live on the.. CBS News - Published
Forecasters predict an "above normal" hurricane season, which is devastating news for one community. Isle de Jean Charles has lost more than 90 percent of its land over the last 60 years. Mireya.. CBS News - Published
It's expected to be an above-average hurricane season, which is bad news for Native Americans on a small island off the Louisiana coast. Rising waters are swallowing up their land, making them some of.. CBS News - Published
A gun scare that jolted Louisiana State University's Baton Rouge campus on Tuesday apparently stemmed from an off-duty policeman in plain clothes seen walking around with a pistol on his belt being.. Reuters - Published
Trailblazing former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, whose tenure was dominated by the trauma of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, has died from complications of cancer, the state's.. Reuters - Published
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's first female governor who oversaw the state during the strikes and aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, has died Sunday afternoon at age 76. She had been battling.. CBS News - Published
A Louisiana judge has ordered that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January's NFC title game be questioned under oath in September about an infamous "no-call" during January's.. USATODAY.com - Published
More than 100 petrochemical plants and refineries are between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and is often referred to as a cancer alley. Residents at Reserve, Lousinana are at the center. The EPA says the.. CBS News - Published
In Reserve, Louisiana, people have had health problems for decades, ranging from dizziness to liver and lung cancer. Many believe a nearby chemical plant is the source. Janet Shamlian spoke to resident.. CBS News - Published
A Louisiana policeman who suggested on Facebook that high-profile U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needed to be shot was fired on Monday, along with a second officer who "liked" his post. Reuters - Published