Louisiana borrowing $185M to start interstate projects
Louisiana will borrow $185 million in April to finance highly sought roadwork ranging from widening of Interstate 10 in the capital city to a new Interstate 20 access for Barksdale Air Force Base.
Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say
The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday.
GOP candidates for Louisiana governor showing differences
Louisiana's two Republican candidates for governors started Monday to stake out modest differences on business tax breaks, teacher pay and the state's Medicaid expansion program, at an event called to tout their differences from Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards on economic policy.
George W. Bush welcomes new US citizens at Texas ceremony
Former President George W. Bush welcomed new U.S. citizens Monday during a naturalization ceremony in Dallas, saying that "amid all the complications of policy, may we never forget that immigration is a blessing and a strength."
Federal Medicaid agency: Louisiana audit ‘deeply troubling’
The federal Medicaid agency says a November audit that said Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program may have spent as much as $85 million on ineligible enrollees is "deeply troubling."
Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke
Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Man accused of killing girlfriend, family pleads not guilty
21-year-old Dakota Theriot entered the pleas Monday to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his girlfriend, Summer Ernest; her father, Billy Ernest; and her brother, Tanner Ernest.
Dutch cut terror threat level in Utrecht
Dutch authorities have reduced the threat level in the central city of Utrecht back to four out of five following the arrest of the suspect in the city's deadly tram shooting.
Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant (WATCH LIVE)
Emergency crews in Texas are working to control a large fire burning at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal that has spread to eight storage tanks.
Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security
A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque.
7 Louisiana prison employees arrested in contraband probe
Seven employees at the Louisiana State Penitentiary have resigned following a criminal investigation into contraband smuggling and inappropriate relationships with inmates.
New Zealand Mosque shootings kill 49
At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying.