Louisiana

FILE - WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) speaks during a news briefing after a weekly policy luncheon July 17, 2018 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
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Kim Glovas
July 16, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — With flooding becoming a common place occurrence some members of Congress are calling for a change to national flood insurance. Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, whose state was just hit by Hurricane Barry, appealed in the most direct way to his colleagues in...
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A man tries to bike through the flooding from the rains of storm Barry on LA Hwy 675 in New Iberia, La., Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP
July 15, 2019 - 9:57 am
By Rebecca Santana and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans from catastrophic flooding, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean."...
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People check out the waves on Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans, La., Friday, July 12, 2019, as water moves in from Lake Pontchartrain from the storm surge from Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico.
Matthew Hinton/AP Photo
July 12, 2019 - 11:16 am
UPDATED: 7/13/19 1:20 p.m. By Kevin McGill and Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, sprawling Hurricane Barry crawled slowly toward shore, knocking out power on the Gulf Coast and dumping heavy rains that could last for days in a test...
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The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is telling people in the southern part of the state to be prepared for heavy rain from Tropical Storm Barry as it pushes northward through the Gulf of Mexico.
Matthew Hinton/AP Photo
July 11, 2019 - 9:07 pm
By Kevin Mcgill and Rebecca Santana NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans'...
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Jalana Furlough carries her son Drew Furlough as Terrian Jones carries Chance Furlough on Belfast Street near Eagle Street in New Orleans after flooding from a tropical wave system in the Gulf Mexico that dumped lots of rain in Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
Matthew Hinton/AP Photo
July 11, 2019 - 8:08 am
By Kevin McGill and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi — the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and...
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This September 2018 photo provided by NOAA shows a NOAA research vessel at a Taylor Energy production site in the Gulf of Mexico.
NOAA via AP
June 29, 2019 - 9:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana's coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner's assertions about the amount and source of oil. Oil and gas have been leaking into the Gulf of...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks to the members of the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City.
Rick Bowmer/AP Photo, File
May 30, 2019 - 8:58 am
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them. The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and...
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Alligator taken into custody
WGNO
May 20, 2019 - 10:40 am
SLIDELL, La. (WGNO) — A police chase in Slidell ended with officers taking the suspect into custody at one of the high schools in the city. It happened at a little after 9 p.m. Thursday at Slidell High School. Police say they cornered an alligator underneath a school bus at the school. According to...
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards
Gerald Herbert/AP, Pool, File
May 17, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused. Now, daughter Samantha is married and working...
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Holden Matthews
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 15, 2019 - 12:42 pm
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone and an interest in arson on Facebook, the state fire marshal said Monday...
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