Tony Spell, the megachurch pastor who continued to hold large services in spite of COVID-19 orders effected last spring, argued that places of worship should have full control over decisions about assembly in a since-dismissed legal petition.
Elijah Johnson, 82, died of multiple stab wounds at the scene. The second victim, 31-year-old DeFranklin Reynolds, is believed to have been Johnson's stepson and was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.
Greg Tramontin of Louisiana deleted his social media accounts after referring to the Vice President-elect as a "hoe."
Both states had abortion on their ballots in the 2020 election, at a time when Roe v Wade is once again in the national spotlight.
Along with the new coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana voters have had to cast ballots while recovering from devastating hurricanes.
This platform south of Louisiana recorded wind speeds near the eyewall of Zeta at 150 mph, and waves greater than 50-feet tall. Hurricanes become Category 5 storms at 156 mph.
Much of New Orleans lies below sea level, which means dangerous flooding is expected later this afternoon and into the night.
Democratic congressional candidate Rob Anderson took a jab at Rep. Clay Higgins' recent tweet.
Louisiana, Oklahoma, Virginia and Hawaii have each seen a drop in new infections per capita in recent weeks.
The juvenile struck several vehicles before crashing the bus into a tree, a Baton Rouge police spokesperson said.
Delta, now categorized as a post-tropical cyclone, "continues to be a heavy rainfall threat," the National Hurricane Center warned Sunday.
By 9:30 p.m. Friday, Delta had already delivered more than 17 inches of rain to the town of Iowa and more than 16 inches to parts of Lake Charles, an area still reeling from the effects of last month's Hurricane Laura.
The National Hurricane Center warned of "life-threatening storm surges" as Hurricane Delta made landfall in Southwest Louisiana on Friday night.
An onlooker noticed an unusual scene at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in a town just northeast of New Orleans.
Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall on Friday evening in almost the exact area devastated by Hurricane Laura in August.
After making landfall Friday, "rapid weakening is anticipated and Delta is forecast to fall below hurricane strength," the National Hurricane Center said.
Kennedy questioned the deadliness of COVID-19 even as his home state registers record deaths from the virus.
Tropical Depression 26 is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm before eventually becoming a hurricane on Tuesday.
According to the recording, Ronald Greene "was spitting blood everywhere and all of a sudden he just went limp."
The 36-year-old man had traveled from Florida after meeting the girl online, say detectives.
Louisiana state trooper Chris Hollingworth was laid to rest at a ceremony authorities had tried to keep secret amid fears of a protest following the in-custody death case of Ronald Greene.
John Michael Goulart Jr., an officer in Pineville, Louisiana, is accused of having "altered the facts" after shooting himself, the police department said.
A handful of southern states have each reported a drop in new COVID-19 deaths in recent weeks.
Those who sought to register to vote on National Voter Registration Day in Louisiana through the state's online portal found a "scheduled maintenance" message.
South Carolina, Louisiana, Hawaii, Michigan and Delaware have each reported a drop in new infections in recent weeks.
The city of Shreveport initially said that 44-year-old Tommie McGlothen Jr. died of a heart attack after his arrest. Then a video of his violent arrest emerged.
Voluntary evacuation orders are in place in parts of Texas as Gov. Greg Abbott urges Texans to: "take the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones out of harm's way."
I'm a doctor in Lake Charles and I was working at a hospital in the city on the night the hurricane hit. It was the worst hurricane I've ever seen, and the destruction it caused has been catastrophic.
The federal judge said there was a clear need to "mitigate the risks of appearing in person to vote."