Number Of US Overdose Deaths Appears To Be Falling
U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.
Louisiana coroner: Museum founder was suffocated to death
A Louisiana coroner has ruled the death of a 75-year-old woman who founded Baton Rouge's African American history museum a homicide by suffocation.
Most Airlines Now Flying At New Orleans Airport
Flights are arriving and departing again from the New Orleans airport as Tropical Storm Barry heads north.
‘It’s powerful': Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana
With the storm expected to blow ashore early Saturday near Morgan City as the first hurricane of the season, authorities rushed to close floodgates and raise the barriers around the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Army Corps officials watching rising river closely
The river has been swollen from heavy rains further north. Now a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to push it even higher.
Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot dies aged 89
H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who twice ran for president, has died.
Woman accused in Essence Festival travel scam gets 9 years
A woman accused of selling bogus vacation packages to the Essence Festival in New Orleans has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, with six years suspended.
Some deer urine lures now legal again in Louisiana
Louisiana has modified its ban on urine-scented lures used to attract deer, legalizing those that are certified free of the malformed protein that causes chronic wasting disease and meet a second standard.
Louisiana lawmakers write rules for self-driving trucks
Louisiana lawmakers have written rules of the road that self-driving vehicles will need to follow to truck commerce across the state.
Pelicans-Knicks game cut short by earthquake
An earthquake that struck Southern California on Friday night forced the NBA to cancel the finish of a two Summer League games