Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter
Connect your Digital Journal account with Facebook or Twitter to use this feature.
Connect
Log In Sign Up

Louisiana News

Louisiana Governor does an about-face on Common Core standards

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, in a complete about-face, announced on Wednesday his plans to remove Louisiana schools from the nation's Common Core English and math standards. The move would make Louisiana the fourth state to withdraw this year.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Louisiana’s construction budget goes over by $400m

On Sunday, a Senate committee bloated the state construction budget with more projects. Going over budget by $400 million, House Bill 2 is now in the hands of Gov. Bobby Jindal who needs to decide on which projects stay and which go.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Corn dog truck overturns, causes spill in Louisiana

Shreveport - A section of interstate in Louisiana shut down Tuesday morning after a semi-truck carrying about 75,000 corn dogs crashed.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Louisiana cracks down on welfare dollar acceptance

New limits enacted and announced recently by Louisiana social service officials prohibit welfare recipients from using their benefits to make purchases from tattoo parlors, lingerie retailers, nail salons, and jewelry stores.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Ultra-religious southern U.S. states watch the most gay porn

The majority of states with a high percentage of gay porn viewers is in the South, where gay marriage is illegal in all states, according to new findings on the salacious topic.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Louisiana death row inmate freed after 30 years behind bars

Angola - A black man convicted by an all-white jury of a murder he did not commit walked out of a Louisiana state prison a free man on Tuesday after spending 30 years on death row.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Lafourche voters keep library funds intact

Lafourche Parish voters spoke out at the ballot box on Saturday, rejecting a measure to rededicate real estate tax monies toward the construction of a much needed new detention center. The hotly-debated issue was contentious and nasty at times.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Louisiana lawmaker wants to defund library in favor of new jail

Come Saturday, members of a southern Louisiana community of 97,000 known as Lafourche Parish will vote on a controversial ballot proposal aiming to reallocate $800,000 a year from the local library budget to the funding of a new $25 million jail.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Lafourche Parish to vote on funding jail with library money

Given the choice, would voters opt for a new 600-bed jailhouse, or vote to keep funds in a library system that has been well-managed for years? That question has been put on the ballot in one Louisiana parish today, and the outcome will be interesting.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Louisiana Supreme Court considers case about felons owning guns

A 2012 amendment to the Louisiana Constitution holds the ownership of firearms to be a “fundamental” right. At the time of writing, the Court is deciding whether that right extends to convicted felons.
In the Media by Justin King - 4 comments

CDC: Deadly brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana

Louisiana - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a deadly amoeba has been found in a North Louisiana water system.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus - 1 comment

Prisoner released after 41 years in solitary dies 3 days later

Three days after a judge overturned his conviction, Herman Wallace died of liver cancer after his few days of freedom. He was in solitary confinement for 41 years.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Tropical storm Karen brewing in Gulf, prompts hurricane watch

Tropical storm Karen is developing in the Gulf of Mexico and fears of hurricanes on the Gulf coastline heighten. Hurricane watches are effective from Louisiana to Florida while Federal Emergency Management Committee workers have been recalled to work.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

Prisoner's conviction overturned after 41 years in solitary

Baton Rouge - Herman Wallace, 71, was released on Tuesday after spending 41 years in solitary confinement in a Louisiana prison. His conviction was overturned by a Federal Judge who said he did not receive a fair trial.
In the Media by Justin King - 8 comments

Brain eating amoeba found in water supply where boy died

Tests carried out by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a Louisiana parish's water supply found that it contained the deadly brain eating parasitic amoeba.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

Willie Robertson 'Duck Dynasty' running for office?

Started from duck calls to roll calls? A “Duck Dynasty” star is evidently being closely monitored by Republican lawmakers in Louisiana as a promising congressional candidate.
In the Media by Amanda Byas

Video: Louisiana taste-test of 20-lb nutria swamp rat

Imported from Argentina in the 1930's for their fur, these giant swamp rats escaped into the wild and are now devouring the roots of wetland plants and transforming the Bayou into a wasteland. A solution has been found, with several tasty recipes.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Photo Essay: Street performers greet visitors to French Quarter Special

New Orleans - From breakdancers, to mimes, to the other-worldly, street performers in the New Orleans French Quarter are sure to entertain visitors.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 5 comments

Bayou Corne Sinkhole ignored by media while residents suffer

Approximately 300 people evacuated from their Louisiana homes in early August, many forced to spend Thanksgiving in hotels or campgrounds, are still looking for answers and wondering when, or if, they will ever be able to return home.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Ex-FEMA Director Brown: 'Obama jumped the gun on Sandy'

Republican governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has given praise to US President Barack Obama in regards to Hurricane Sandy's response. Michael Brown, FEMA's former director, criticized saying that Obama acted too fast.
In the Media by Can Tran - 7 comments

Louisiana woman set ablaze in alleged KKK attack

Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, is in critical condition at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, La., after she was set on fire by three men in white hoods who burned the initials KKK and a racial slur on the hood of her car.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 35 comments

Louisiana woman set ablaze in alleged KKK attack

Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, is in critical condition at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, La., after she was set on fire by three men in white hoods who burned the initials KKK and a racial slur on the hood of her car.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 35 comments

New social media platform ready to launch Special

Shreveport - Logic Nation, a start-up digital technology company based in north Louisiana, announced a revolutionary new social media platform during DigiFest South 2012 in Bossier City, Louisiana on September 7, 2012.
Digital Journal Report by Sunny Meriwether

Video: Aftermath of Isaac south of New Orleans

New Orleans - The video shows the aftermath left by Hurricane Isaac as it hit the New Orleans area on Tuesday, and pushed water over the 18-mile levee.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Video: Braithwaite Louisiana Fire and Rescue save man and dogs

Braithwaite - Braithwaite Louisiana Fire and Rescue boats patroled a subdivision in Plaquemines Parish searching for trapped residents. One resident they find is trapped in his attic along with his four dogs.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Central, North Louisiana ready for Hurricane Isaac's impact Special

Many people outside of Louisiana focus on New Orleans when it comes to weather conditions. But the State of Louisiana is often on a statewide alert when storms like Hurricane Isaac approach.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 2 comments

18 photos from inside Hurricane Isaac's destructive path

As Hurricane Isaac bears down on U.S. coastlines, wrecking havoc with torrential rain and devastating winds, Digital Journal presents some of the most powerful photos of Isaac's wrath from social media sources such as Instagram and Twitter.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 7 comments

Isaac upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, to hit Louisiana tonight

Reaching wind speeds of 75 mph, the storm Isaac is now a Category 1 hurricane and is moving northwest toward the mouth of the Mississippi River. It's expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast tonight.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

11-month-old baby dies after being left in hot car for six hours

Lafayette - In an instance of unimaginable heartbreak, this week Louisiana authorities have launched an investigation into the death of an 11-month-old baby. The baby was left in his father's vehicle for several hours in hot weather.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 14 comments

Louisiana sex offenders must list status on social media sites

A new law coming soon to the state of Louisiana will require the online profiles of sex offenders and child predators to indicate their sex offender status while using social networking sites.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan
  1 2 3 4 5 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Louisiana


Louisiana Image

Dragon Master Showcase street performer in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
Dragon Master Showcase street performer in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
image:146181:10::0
Super 8 has a national policy to take pets.
Super 8 has a national policy to take pets.
image:87954:0::0
Delilah Brosset is originally from Natchitoches  Louisiana  a white Southern woman who has been acti...
Delilah Brosset
Delilah Brosset is originally from Natchitoches, Louisiana, a white Southern woman who has been active in civil rights and who perceives Christina Aguilera and her Super Bowl National Anthem in the context of a changing culture.
image:83717:2::0
Workers at a decontamination site in Venice  La.  bundle oil containment boom after it was replaced ...
US Coast Guard
Workers at a decontamination site in Venice, La., bundle oil containment boom after it was replaced by clean boom and cleaned
image:67823:4::0
Officials are forced to use airboats to examine Bayou Corne Sinkhole
Bayou Corne Sinkhole
Officials are forced to use airboats to examine Bayou Corne Sinkhole
image:135113:0::0
Street performer in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
Street performer in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
image:146188:9::0
The exhibition Voices of Civil Rights documents events during the Civil Rights Movement in the Unite...
Library of Congress
The exhibition Voices of Civil Rights documents events during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
image:69263:0::0
This is the oldest cemetery in the State of Louisiana and in Natchitoches  Louisiana  its oldest set...
This is the oldest cemetery in the State of Louisiana and in Natchitoches, Louisiana, its oldest settlement.
image:66224:5::0
Lafourche Parish jail was built in the 1940 s.
Jordan McAlister
Lafourche Parish jail was built in the 1940's.
image:161553:0::0
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
image:146208:0::0
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
image:146227:0::0
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
image:146217:0::0
Morganza Spillway  opened in May 2011  its first opening since 1973.
lagohsep/flickr
Morganza Spillway, opened in May 2011, its first opening since 1973.
image:88314:2::0
Lafourche Parish Library System Headquarters.
Lafourche Parish Library
Lafourche Parish Library System Headquarters.
image:161592:0::0
Descendants of Rosalie Coutee outside the funeral home where a wake was observed
Descendants of Rosalie Coutee outside the funeral home where a wake was observed
image:86947:6::0
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
image:146222:0::0
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
image:146224:0::0
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
image:146209:0::0
Audience at 4th of July Concert
Del Forsloff
Here is a portion of the audience that filled Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans on the 4th of July, thrilling to the voices of a children's chorus, trained by Valerie Francis, one of the great singers of Louisiana
image:53553:3::0
Street performer in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
Street performer in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
image:146182:5::0

Latest News
Top News

Buy an ad on DigitalJournal.com

Corporate

Help & Support

News Links

copyright © 2014 digitaljournal.com   |   powered by dell servers