In Louisiana, nurses, grocery store workers and other front-line workers during the coronavirus pandemic could receive a one-time $250 payment in hazard pay, in a bill that began advancing in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Scientists think these layers of dust in the atmosphere may help to suppress the development of hurricanes.
"If the officers violated any of our policies, they will be disciplined accordingly," said Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond.
The storm's remnants are expected to move due north over the Mississippi River and then curve eastward into the Missouri Valley over the next few days.
The Grayson Police Department chief was accused of malfeasance in office and obstruction of justice after over $3,600 in seized money could not be accounted for.
Hammond Police Chief Edwin Bergeron says bomb technicians are determining whether any are dangerous or explosive.
The storm is making its way into the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall late Sunday along the Louisiana coast.
Rebecca Woodard's SUV was hit by a train at a Kansas City Southern Railway Crossing in Doyline, Louisiana.
Pastor Tony Spell had been under house arrest since late April after he allegedly backed a bus into a man protesting his decision to hold large church services in defiance of public health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although businesses are reopening, Governor Jon Bel Edwards said the state isn't out of the woods yet and it shouldn't be viewed as a "victory against COVID-19."
"I do believe that we are striking the right balance with this plan," Governor John Bel Edwards said.
The historic home is believed to be haunted by the ghost of the great grandmother of the former owner.
Severe thunderstorms are also possible around the Tallahassee, Florida region on Wednesday evening, while the storm system moves into the eastern region by Friday.
Pastor Tony Spell told his congregation on Sunday that it's a "dirty rotten shame when you're hiding in America."
"I am not guilty of defying any orders," Spell said Tuesday. "The only thing I am guilty of is practicing my faith which was given to me by Jesus Christ himself."
Footage shows Tony Spell, who refused to shut down his church in spite of lockdown orders, being taken into custody for backing a church bus toward a protester.
"He shoots people obscene finger gestures and shouts vulgarities," Pastor Spell said of the protester on Monday.
Rev. Tony Spell, who has continued to hold large church services in defiance of public health restrictions due to COVID-19, claimed that a coroner's finding that an elderly church member died from the virus is "a lie."
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced 129 new COVID-19 deaths had been reported Tuesday, bringing the state's total to 1,013.
"A state of emergency exists that would affect the electoral process," read Governor Edwards' proclamation.
During the wide-ranging coronavirus stay-at-home orders, many have lost their homes and around 750,000 customers are left without power across 10 states.
Reports from the National Weather Service warned that inclement weather could impact several additional states throughout Monday.
Balaga is the first Louisiana state lawmaker to die after contracting COVID-19.
The state has become one of the country's hot spots during the outbreak.
The novel coronavirus has continued to spread across the country, infecting people in every state across the U.S. While New York remains the virus's epicenter in the U.S., a number of other states like Michigan, Louisiana and Florida have also been severely impacted.
The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted minority communities in many areas of the country.
Rev. Tony Spell of the Life Tabernacle Church has insisted that his parishioners are not in danger because COVID-19 is "politically motivated."
Delta Air Lines is offering round-trips to medical volunteers heading to Georgia, Louisiana, and Michigan.
Governor John Bel Edwards reiterated Sunday that last month's Mardi Gras celebrations weren't cancelled or downsized because "not one person" at the federal level directed the state to take such action - but he said it's now time to move forward.
"This is a very, very difficult item to find because everyone is looking for them all at the same time," Edwards said.