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.
Ohio's order mandating all residents stay at home will be implemented Monday evening at 11.59 p.m. local time, and is scheduled to end on April 6.
Rev. Tony Law insists his church is a "hospital" where "anointed handkerchiefs" can help heal a wide array of diseases, ignoring public health warnings intended to stem the rising tide of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"My hope is that this delay will allow us to have a normal election," said Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams.
More than 275,000 Georgians voted in early elections, which began on March 2. The Georgia primary has now been moved to May with growing concerns of the coronavirus.
SCOTUS already found an identical Texas law to be placing an "undue burden" on women—and in this case, the burden would fall disproportionately on women who are black.
The opioid overdose epidemic kills 130 Americans every day on average, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Christopher Jerome Sterling was arrested this week and charged with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact to second degree murder in connection with a 2018 wedding day killing.
Marine research group OCEARCH have been tracking Unama'ki's progress since she was tagged in Nova Scotia last year. She has spent most of her time since in the Gulf of Mexico.
It's not too late to bag a good travel deal to join Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, including a hotel stay in the French Quarter, the heart of the city.
"Every year that goes by seems to bring a new round of record-breaking weather events, many with devastating consequences," researcher Douglas Le Comte said.
The Mississippi River Delta, visible in the images, is the seventh largest river delta on Earth.
Exxon said a volunteer fire crew had the blaze at the facility in Baton Rouge contained and no injuries have been reported.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said it was the first time the drug had been seen in the region, describing it as "a bit of a rare find for us" and sharing photos of it to social media.
Chad Kinnaird charged with child endangerment following incident inside the family home.
A West Monroe, Louisiana woman was arrested by police after they found her methamphetamine stash in a plastic box labeled "dope."
Four people are reported to have been killed by extreme weather in the past couple of days.
"The management and protection of private wetlands that is incentivized and funded by the sale of American alligator eggs and hides benefits [other] species as well," the state argued in its complaint.
The LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints have a chance to pull off a feat never seen in the Super Bowl era, and it's happened only twice in 100 years of professional football.
Charlie Sykes appeared on MSNBC with Nicolle Wallace to discuss John Kennedy's continuing efforts to push a false narrative on TV for Russia.
Lacey Louis was taken into custody after an incident at Westlake Middle School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.