louisiana

Hurricane Ida 9 days later: 430,000 still without power

By KEVIN McGILL and MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 400,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana still don’t have power nine days after Hurricane Ida. The state Public Service Commission said Tuesday that 98% of utility…

Biden to survey Ida’s storm damage in Louisiana on Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit Louisiana on Friday to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Ida and speak with local and state leaders, the White House said Wednesday. Biden will also deliver a speech Thursday outlining his administration’s…

Flooding in Lafitte, Louisiana

Ida is now a tropical depression after spending 16 hours as a hurricane over Louisiana and Mississippi and the storm left behind plenty of destruction. Hurricane Ida left scores of coastal Louisiana…

Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate amid COVID surge

By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is reenacting a statewide mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents across all indoor locations, including schools and colleges. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ announcement Monday came as the…

William Carey University announces fall registration

William Carey University announces their fall term starts Monday, Aug. 23, at campuses in Hattiesburg, Biloxi and Baton Rouge, La. Walk-in, open registration is Aug. 19. Admissions staff will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New students will…

Mississippi Lt Gov: Corps ignored spillway operating manual

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers ignored its own operating manual when it twice opened a Mississippi River spillway in 2019, causing an environmental and economic disaster in Mississippi and Louisiana, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Tuesday. He spoke on the way…

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

By KEVIN McGILL NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — Edwin Washington Edwards, the high-living four-term governor whose three-decade dominance of Louisiana politics was all but overshadowed by scandal and an eight-year federal prison stretch, died Monday. He was 93. Edwards died…

Louisiana man convicted of sex crimes against girl, teen

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A 22-year-old Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to raping a teenager after her high school graduation party and to the sexual battery of a 12-year-old at his house. District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a news…

Low-flying chopper to follow rivers, mapping aquifers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People along rivers in seven states may see a low-flying helicopter towing a long cylinder, starting late this month and going into July. The 30-foot-long tube holds an electromagnetic instrument that the U.S. Geological Survey uses…