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Louisiana Bill Would Name Bible As Official State Book

Louisiana lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana’s official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court.

04/11/2014

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Bedford Murder Suspect Caught In Louisiana

Police in Louisiana have arrested the North Texas man suspected of murdering his pregnant girlfriend this past weekend at the Bedford apartment which they shared.

03/25/2014

A large crowd reaches up for beads as a Zulu parade float rolls down Canal Street in News Orleans.(credit: Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)

Cold, Gray Morning Won’t Stop Mardi Gras Revelers

Despite rain and cold in Tuesday’s forecast, revelers are gathering along parade routes as the Carnival season in New Orleans heads to a crest with the unabashed celebration of Mardi Gras.

03/04/2014

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Guide To New Orleans’ 2014 Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2014 may be a few weeks away, but Carnival season has already begun in New Orleans, with brightly colored parades throughout the city and much more to come.

02/18/2014

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images for Usher's New Look Foundation)

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Convicted Of Taking Bribes

A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

02/12/2014

Jets, including a United Express plane, line up for takeoff on March 27, 2006 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Sleeping Passenger Locked Alone In Plane

A passenger who fell asleep while flying to Los Angeles says he awoke to discover himself alone and locked inside a dark, empty United Express plane in Houston.

12/09/2013

Pictured: The seven suspects accused of burning down a pre-Civil War plantation house in Louisiana. (credit: St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office)

North Texas “Ghost Hunters” Incinerate La. Plantation

Five out of seven suspects accused of burning down a pre-Civil War plantation house in Louisiana Thursday night are from Grand Prairie or Fort Worth.

11/23/2013

Birds fly over an island that is threatened by the massive Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gulf States Get First $113M From Oil Spill Pleas

The five states that border the Gulf of Mexico are getting $113 million to improve the environment.

11/14/2013

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Dallas Murder Suspect Nabbed In Shreveport

Police said that the suspect in a Dallas double slaying was arrested Tuesday night in Louisiana after he barricaded himself inside of a Shreveport home for over three hours.

09/25/2013

Van Dixson, the man police have named as a serial rapist suspect for several attacks in South Dallas. (credit: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

Dallas Police To Discuss Rape Suspect’s Arrest

The suspect who, police said, was behind a series of sexual assaults in southeast Dallas is waking up Wednesday morning in a Louisiana jail cell.

09/11/2013

A drilling rig is seen in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Blowout May Tip Focus To Shallow-Water Drilling

Last week’s blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulators’ focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely.

07/31/2013

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Scientists Collect Water Near Blown Well

Scientists gathered water samples on Saturday as they try to figure out if a gas well that blew wild last week off of the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico.

07/29/2013

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