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Louisiana lawmakers pass fetal heartbeat abortion ban

Washington - Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, joining a string of other US states restricting the termination of pregnancies as early as six weeks.

Louisiana's new climate plan addresses 'existential crisis'

Baton Rouge - On Wednesday, Louisiana released a sweeping plan called LA SAFE, detailing climate adaptation strategies and underscoring the problem of coastal land loss. The plan is a detailed blueprint for coping with global warming.

Review: Mondo Duplantis clears 5.94 meters in the men's pole vault Special

Baton Rouge - On April 27, teen pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis cleared the second highest height of his career in the men's pole vault: 5.94 meters, in his own home state of Lousiana.

Smartphone apps to replace driver's license

Baton Rouge - The U.S. state of Louisiana residents has begun experimenting with a digital driving license, meaning that residents will be able to show their license on their smartphone instead of providing a physical copy.

Waters continue to rise as more torrential rains head for Texas

Houston - An army of volunteers has been aiding Coast Guard and National Guard troops in rescuing thousands of people stranded in Harvey's flood waters today. And the worst is not over as another 10 to 25 inches of rain is forecast to fall through Thursday.

Louisiana requests fuel waiver ahead of possible gas shortages

With Tropical Storm Harvey forecast to slowly move to the Northeast after spinning erratically to the south-southeast for a day or two, a state of Emergency has been declared in Louisiana. The state has, in turn, requested a fuel waiver.

Trump declares emergency in Louisiana for storm Harvey

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday declared an emergency in Louisiana as part of the southern state was pelted with rain from tropical storm Harvey.

Tropical Storm Cindy could pose a threat to Louisiana coastline

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning today after the weather system being watched in the Gulf of Mexico became better organized and its winds increased to 45 mph.

New map highlights sinking Louisiana coast

New Orleans - A subsidence map of coastal Louisiana has now produced by Tulane University. The map puts the rate at which this region is sinking at just over one third of an inch per year.

Dakota Access fight moves to Louisiana's Bayou Bridge pipeline

Baton Rouge - The Dakota Access Pipeline fight is not over, but it has expanded to include another pipeline being constructed by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. This time, the oil company is seeking approval for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline extension in Louisiana.

Actor John Schneider helps out victims of the Louisiana floods

Branson - The actor, musician and filmmaker, currently starring in popular soap opera 'The Haves and the Have Nots,' is doing his bit to raise money for flood relief by staging a concert in Branson, Missouri.

Rivers reach record levels in historic Louisiana flood event

With parts of southern Louisiana drenched with over 25 inches of rain since Friday, the federal government declared a major disaster in the state on Sunday.

Conversing with American film and TV actor Jason Kirkpatrick Special

A chance meeting on a film set led to this rarely out of work actor appearing in two John Schneider films, 'Like Son' and 'Inadmissible.' He recounted the experience - and more - to Digital Journal.

Actress Laura Cayouette talks new John Schneider projects Special

Like an increasing number of established screen actors, the 51 year old from Maryland has recently worked with writer, director and actor John Schneider. She relayed the experience to Digital Journal.

Actor Don Shanks and his second wind Special

Known primarily for his role as Nakoma in the 1974 film and subsequent TV series, 'The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,' this 65-year-old actor of Native American descent is enjoying a new lease of life making movies with actor and writer, John Schneider.

Talking film with Hollywood Producer Alicia Allain Special

The former hair stylist is now a much sought after film producer. She reveals all about the various projects she's been working on with actor, writer, director and friend, John Schneider.

Actor John Schneider is living the dream Special

"The Dukes of Hazzard," "Smallville" and now "The Haves and the Have Nots," each generation over the past 37 years has had its own iconic series featuring Mr. Schneider in a starring role. He also has a few film releases lined up for 2016 and beyond.

N.J. gas station keeps $3.98 gas price despite cheaper gas nearby

Voorhees - Residents of this New Jersey town are asking why one local gas station is charging $3.98 per gallon when other nearby stations, including one across the street, are charging $1.79. The $3.98 price at the Lukoil station has stayed the same since August.

Koch Bros. made a fortune from Hurricane Katrina victims: Report

New Orleans - Thursday marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. A new report shows how Koch Industries, headed by Charles and David Koch, profited by worsening the damage caused by the devastating storm.

Op-Ed: Dear Louisiana — Creationism belongs in church, not in schools Special

Baton Rouge - When it comes to teaching evolution in Lousiana, educators and school officials are robbing students of a proper education in science. And it almost seems like some teachers are crawling out of the woodwork to do this.

Meet the pocket shark: Extremely rare and only seen once before

Sharks are handsome creatures, and generally, most of us don't think of them as cute. Chances are, many of us may think of them as stately, graceful, and cunning creatures, but no, not cute. Except for the pocket shark. It is very cute, and very rare.

Louisiana teen accused of knocking school bus driver unconscious

An unruly Louisiana teen has been charged with assault after knocking a school bus driver unconscious, leading to another teen on the bus stepping in to bring the vehicle to a halt.

Op-Ed: One man's journey West to change his life and defy the past Special

San Francisco - As commemorations of Martin Luther King, Jr. day were being planned and celebrated, one man, Ardist Cooper, Jr. who lived through those times before the Civil Rights Movement, shared his recollections.

Republican win in runoff US Senate vote boosts majority

Baton Rouge - US Senator Mary Landrieu, one of the last standing elected Deep South Democrats, lost her bid for re-election in Louisiana, further clinching Republicans' dominance in the Senate following mid-term elections last month.

ExxonMobile to pay $1.4 million after 2012 pipeline spill

The Department of Justice announced today that ExxonMobile Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a civil penalty for its alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 Northline crude oil spill in Louisiana.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Oil Derrick in the Louisiana Bayou.
Oil Derrick in the Louisiana Bayou.
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
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Super 8 has a national policy to take pets.
Audience at 4th of July Concert
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
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Street performer in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
Map showing land losses in 2017 in Louisiana
Map showing land losses in 2017 in Louisiana
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This street tapers down to a low-lying area where rain can accumulate and cause flooding.
This street tapers down to a low-lying area where rain can accumulate and cause flooding.
This old plantation home in Cane River country in Natchitoches Parish Louisiana remains the symbol o...
This old plantation home in Cane River country in Natchitoches Parish Louisiana remains the symbol of the place where settlers began their dreams of going West, from the area known as the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase.
Rivers left their banks in the historic deluge.
Rivers left their banks in the historic deluge.
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
This tree is located in the oldest cemetery in the Louisiana Purchase  and is 200 years old.
This tree is located in the oldest cemetery in the Louisiana Purchase, and is 200 years old.
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
GULF of MEXICO - A High Volume Offshore Skimming System (VOSS) skims oil from the Gulf of Mexico nea...
GULF of MEXICO - A High Volume Offshore Skimming System (VOSS) skims oil from the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, La., April 28, 2010. Approximately 76 vessels are responding to the Deepwater Horizon incident oil spill.
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Laura Cayouette
Laura Cayouette
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The exhibition Voices of Civil Rights documents events during the Civil Rights Movement in the Unite...
The exhibition Voices of Civil Rights documents events during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
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ENERGY: A major oil refinery in Port Arthur  Texas  is shown after it was damaged by Hurricane Rita ...
ENERGY: A major oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, is shown after it was damaged by Hurricane Rita in 2005.
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The Cast of 'Smothered.'
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA

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