Louisiana

News from the state of Louisiana

Police: Officer, suspect die after Louisiana gun battle

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DOYLINE, La. — Authorities say a north Louisiana police officer was fatally shot and a suspect in his death also died following exchanges of...

Final parade: Ex-Gov. Edwards carried to funeral site

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Bagpipes played as an honor guard carried the flag-draped casket bearing the body of former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards down...

Confederate monument removed from city hall in Louisiana

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LAFAYETTE, La. — Spectators cheered Saturday as a stone statue of a Confederate general was hoisted by a crane and removed from a pedestal...

Goodbyes for Louisiana’s flamboyant ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Events marking the death of former Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards were set to begin Saturday with a public viewing...

Spears hearing to deal with turmoil from her dramatic speech

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LOS ANGELES — Three weeks after Britney Spears ' dramatic comments in court condemning the conservatorship that has controlled her life for 13 years,...

Rare whooping cranes raised for wild as COVID rules relax

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NEW ORLEANS — A year after pandemic precautions all but halted work to raise the world’s most endangered cranes for release into the wild,...

Tourists fined for touching endangered Hawaiian monk seal

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HONOLULU — U.S. authorities launched an investigation and fined Louisiana tourists honeymooning in Hawaii after a video on social media showed a woman touching...

Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach to direct documentary on Dr. John

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LOS ANGELES — Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach will make his directorial debut in hopes of telling an in-depth story about a famed New...

Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards died; knew power and prison

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — Edwin Washington Edwards, the high-living four-term governor whose three-decade dominance of Louisiana politics was all but overshadowed by scandal and...

Populist Edwin Edwards, a ‘Cajun King,’ loved his Louisiana

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — They were tough acts to follow on the stage of 20th century Louisiana politics: the arm-flailing Depression-era orator Huey Long,...