Louisiana

Louisiana state, federal and local law enforcement gather along La. Highway 128 outside a Tensas State Bank branch during a hostage situation in St. Joseph, La., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Man releases 1 of 3 hostages from La. bank

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — A man whose family owns a store across the street from a bank branch in rural Louisiana took three bank employees hostage Tuesday, then released one of them nine hours […]

08/13/2013

AP graphic locates site of bank hostage situation in Louisiana.

Gunman takes 3 hostages at north La. bank

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — A gunman took three people hostage Tuesday at a bank in rural Louisiana and a state police negotiator was brought in to talk to the man, authorities said. The man, […]

08/13/2013

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Train derails in La., about 100 homes evacuated

LAWTELL, La. (AP) — A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Louisiana and two railcars were leaking chemicals, forcing the evacuation of about 100 homes, officials said. One man went to the hospital complaining of […]

08/05/2013

July 24, 2013 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, abatement efforts underway near Hercules 265 Rig where fire has caused collapse of the drill floor and derrick following an explosion. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Sediment clogs wild natural gas well in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that has been ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico and remaining small flames are from gas still in the pipe, regulators said Thursday. […]

07/25/2013

This photo released by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement shows natural gas spewing from the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement)

Authorities see no sheen near burning Gulf rig

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An out-of-control natural gas well burned Wednesday off Louisiana hours after it ignited following a blowout, though authorities said there was no sign of a slick on the surface of the […]

07/24/2013

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GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act has caught Republicans between new state autonomy that conservatives covet and the law’s popularity among voters even GOP leaders say the […]

07/04/2013

BP oil logo and Deepwater Horizon oil rig. (AP Photo)

Cleanup work after BP oil spill end in 3 states

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cleanup work has ended in three of the states affected by BP PLC’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Monday. The London-based oil giant said […]

06/10/2013

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Missing Louisiana teacher’s car found; body inside

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities pulled a missing teacher’s car from a New Orleans bayou Saturday and police said there was a decomposed body inside. Authorities couldn’t immediately say whether the body was Terrilyn Monette, […]

06/09/2013

Pipeline burns after collision with tug boat near Bayou Perot, south of New Orleans, US Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. (AP Photo)

La. pipeline blaze could burn until Thursday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says it will likely take until Thursday or later for a pipeline fire in Louisiana to burn itself out. The blaze began Tuesday night when the pipeline was struck by a tug boat and barge.

03/13/2013

Rare Bibles on display at the Christian Heritage Museum, Hagerstown, Maryland

Man recovers stolen 300-year-old family Bible

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man’s heart sank when he realized that burglars had broken in and stolen a safe holding his most prized possession — a 300-year-old family Bible.

02/05/2013

Crowd on Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Travel to New Orleans

If you’re headed to New Orleans for the big game, we’ve got an insiders advice from Catherine Hamm, travel editor for the LA Times. Listen to her report with Maggie McKay here.

02/01/2013

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Secret Service dog falls to death at Biden event

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says one of its canines fell to its death at a New Orleans fundraiser where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking.

01/28/2013

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