Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration promises a plan to end the practice of billing sexual assault victims for their exams and treatment.
A powerful storm spawned tornadoes from Texas to Illinois, killing at least two people and injuring several others.
It’s more than a region, it’s a state of mind.
In 1955, an African-American boxer in New Orleans named Joe Dorsey sued the state of Louisiana for the right to fight against white opponents. What started out as a chance to advance his career wound up changing sports and culture in the state forever.
Only the best-behaved inmates are allowed to take part.
Louisiana legislators rejected a bill that would remove the state’s ban on sodomy — even though the Supreme Court ruled such bans are unconstitutional over a decade ago.
It will remain legal to deny housing to LGBT people in Louisiana.
Ya’ll can’t complain about much after you’ve been through the mud!
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Thousands of Southerners have been warned to expect an icy mess in the upcoming days ahead, the Associated Press reports.
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A hungry sinkhole in Louisiana is literally eating the town.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce the state’s unconstitutional sodomy law after a local newspaper brought the undercover targeting of gay men to light.
Undercover officers in Baton Rouge, La., have been soliciting gay men in parks to go have sex elsewhere and then arresting them. None of the cases have been prosecuted because even the local prosecutor says no laws have been broken.
The gas-line incident comes less than a week after a chemical plant explosion in Louisiana killed two and injured 77. Check back for updates.
A huge explosion and fire happened today about 20 miles outside Baton Rouge, LA at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar. Multiple injuries reported.
The injuries are real, the rewards are tiny, but the convicts will stare down a charging bull just for the thrill of competition.
Heartbreaking. The Martinez family in Braithwaite, Louisiana, is putting the pieces of their fifth hurricane-destroyed home back together.
You guys might want to get inside. While Hurricane Isaac may not be a Katrina caliber storm, it’s still very dangerous. And “damn” was not intended as a pun.
Scary! Water is flowing over the levee in Braithewaite, LA.
A low-key primary, as the race shifts into slog mode. Between apathy and demographics, Louisana voters are not inclined to help wrap this thing up.
His rag-tag campaign straggles cheerfully through Louisiana. All roads, they believe, lead to Tampa, the White House, and other grandiose things.
Camille and Haley Harris, country music sisters from Tulsa who sing the Santorum campaign anthem, filled a solid 30 minutes due to Santorum’s late arrival at a rally outside New Orleans. It’s “amazing” he didn’t abort his last child, says one.
Video was recorded from the surveillance cameras at a drug store in Rayne, LA, when a large tornado tore through the town. The tornado was 300 yards wide with winds up to 135 mph.
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What a sad and disturbing picture: According to Jalopnik: “This may look like a rural gravel road, but it’s not. It’s the surface of a Louisiana waterway covered with hundreds of thousands of dead fish, crabs, eels and stingrays — even a dead whale.” (Click through for more pics.)
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If the vast amounts of oil unleashed in the Gulf could be used to power things, what could we do? Happy World Ocean Day, everyone! You might be surprised just how much that amount of oil could power, if it weren’t being used to kill pelicans and ruin fishermans’ lives.
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Believe it or not, a (former?) porn star named Stormy Daniels is actually running against Louisiana Republican David Vitter for his U.S. Senate seat. This seems ridiculous, but the current Republican Senator has equally dirty hands, having been identified as a client of the infamous D.C. Madam. At this point, we’re calling it a toss-up.
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