Republican officials in Louisiana are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to set a narrower definition of "Black" for redistricting that excludes some Black people and could minimize their voting power.
Kemp's ridley sea turtles have hatched in Louisiana's wilds, officials say, in a victory for barrier island restoration. The tiny turtle is also believed to be the world's most endangered.
The battery charges in the 2020 arrest of Antonio Harris come amid mounting scrutiny of the state's top law enforcement agency over allegations of excessive force — particularly against Black people.
Southeastern states are in the pathway of a storm system that left widespread damage and some injuries in Texas.
The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from Louisiana made headlines last month by smoking marijuana in a campaign ad. Now he's back with another lighter and a message about gerrymandering.
What Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards knew, when he knew it and what he did are questions in a civil rights investigation into a deadly arrest and whether police brass obstructed justice.
Democrat Gary Chambers Jr. is running to unseat Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy. Chambers follows in the footsteps of other politicians who have used attention-grabbing ads to up their name recognition.
In Shreveport, La., near the Texas border, the Hope Medical Group for Women is seeing increased demand after the restrictive law was passed — and after a hurricane impacted other parts of the state.
By nature and necessity, the Houma people are a sprawling but tight-knit community in the bayou region. Federal recognition for the tribe could keep them out of harm's way.
Parts of southern Louisiana could see isolated rain totals of 20 inches through Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. Hundreds of thousands of utility accounts are now without power in Texas.
Ida's ferocious 150 mph winds decimated parts of Louisiana's electrical grid. At the height, more than a million homes and businesses were without power. The remaining 117,000+ are having to make do.
The head of the Louisiana State Police says he wants to know why 67% of his agency's uses of force in recent years have been directed at Black people.
Joy Banner's family took shelter in a house on a plantation their ancestors helped build. "They were not able to have this kind of house for their own protection when a hurricane hit them," she says.
Coast Guard teams have been dispatched to help determine the extent of the damage from the spill, which is situated roughly two miles off the Louisiana coast. Officials say the source remains unclear.
Four nursing home residents in Louisiana have died after being evacuated to another facility ahead of Hurricane Ida. Health officials are investigating reports of unsafe conditions at the site.