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Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murderupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 21:56:00

A Louisiana lawmaker wants the National Guard to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler who was four days shy of her second birthday was shot and killed in a drive-by.

Jindal easily wins 2nd term as Louisiana governor updated: Sun Oct 23 2011 02:01:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was re-elected to a second term Saturday, winning in a landslide with little opposition from nine other candidates.

Gulf coast states prepare as Tropical Storm Lee loomsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 20:54:00

People in states along the U.S. Gulf coast braced Friday for strong winds and up to 20 inches of rain as Tropical Storm Lee slowly churned towards land.

Tropical depression forms in Gulf; coastal states brace for stormupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 21:47:00

Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore wells, New Orleans prepared for possible flooding and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency as a tropical depression formed Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico.

ACLU seeks to block new Louisiana sex offender lawupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 10:42:00

The ACLU of Louisiana is seeking to block the enforcement of a new state law that limits sex offenders' use of the Internet, arguing that it is overly broad and infringes on constitutional rights.

Jindal: Morganza Spillway could open as early as Saturdayupdated: Fri May 13 2011 21:19:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could open the Morganza Spillway as early as Saturday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday.

'It's the pungent smell of human waste'updated: Thu May 12 2011 22:41:00

European tourists at Graceland are horrified by the smell of sewage wafting all over the city. WPTY reports.

Louisiana braces for flooding onslaughtupdated: Thu May 12 2011 22:41:00

Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana, already urged to evacuate, late Thursday awaited a formal decision on whether a spillway will be opened, sending millions of gallons of floodwaters their way.

Resilience and memories run strong in Louisiana flood zoneupdated: Thu May 12 2011 09:04:00

Resilience got Louisianans through what's known as the Flood of 1973, and it will again, says everyone from the governor to local residents once again facing the threat of floods.

Floodwaters roll toward 'last place on Earth that needs high water'updated: Wed May 11 2011 22:22:00

As a historic crest of the swollen Mississippi River rolls southward, residents throughout the river region are on high alert and braced for the possibility of more flooding in the days ahead.

Jindal tours Louisiana as waters riseupdated: Tue May 10 2011 20:51:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells residents not to panic as rivers swell.

Worries wash through Cajun country as Mississippi floods move southupdated: Tue May 10 2011 20:51:00

Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana are as diverse as the unique waterways that course through the heart of Cajun country.

Army Corps battles rising Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleansupdated: Mon May 09 2011 21:57:00

Waging war against historic flooding in eight Midwestern and Southern states, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway north of New Orleans on Monday in an effort to calm the rising Mississippi River.

A look at Gulf wildlife one year laterupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 05:53:00

CNN's Rob Marciano reports on efforts to track, study, and rehab Gulf wildlife one year after the massive oil spill.

On oil disaster's anniversary, BP files suit over blowout preventerupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 05:53:00

On the first anniversary of an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform, which triggered the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history, BP filed suit Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rig platform's blowout preventer.

They say they're not running in 2012updated: Wed Feb 09 2011 14:01:00

Political reporters are like market researchers -- always looking for the next big thing.

2012 undecided candidatesupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 14:01:00

CNN's Candy Crowley reports on those who keep saying they don't want to play in campaign 2012 for the White House.

LSU student body president takes Gov. Jindal to task for travelsupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 18:47:00

A letter written by a Louisiana State University student leader and published Monday in a New Hampshire newspaper is taking Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to task for his out-of-state travels.

Jindal frustrated with BP responseupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 09:19:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says BP is running out of time to approve a seafood testing and marketing plan.

Fate of workers from platform explosionupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 21:55:00

Gov. Bobby Jindal says the rescued workers are without serious injuries and some are in the process of being discharged.

Fire out, no sheen visible at Gulf oil platformupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 21:55:00

A fire on a well connected to an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico is out and there is no indication of an oil sheen, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

Is the Gulf oil all gone?updated: Thu Aug 05 2010 20:46:00

The U.S. government says there's very little oil left on the surface to clean up. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Allen: Static kill will 'virtually assure' no more oil leakupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 20:46:00

BP finished pouring cement down its crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday in an operation known as a "static kill," completing the job earlier than expected.

Louisiana well emitting oil, gas after vessel strikeupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 22:26:00

A towing vessel struck an oil well in the Barataria Waterway off the southeastern Louisiana coast on Tuesday, causing the well to emit oil and natural gas into Barataria Bay, the Coast Guard said in a news release.

CNNMoney: Louisiana governor: Let's start drillingupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 15:47:00

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal railed against the federal ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico at a rally on Wednesday, saying the "arbitrary moratorium" could cost the region hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Louisiana governor says sand berms workingupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 21:55:00

Shortly before BP announced Thursday it had stopped the flow of oil from its ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stood before a group of reporters in New Orleans, offering aerial photographs as proof that controversial sand berms are helping to keep some oil from his state's shores.

Northrop Grumman Louisiana shipyard to close in 2013updated: Tue Jul 13 2010 22:19:00

Northrop Grumman Corp. plans to close a New Orleans, Louisiana, shipbuilding operation in 2013 and consolidate its Gulf operations, affecting thousands of jobs, the company announced Tuesday.

Federal appeals panel denies government bid to reinstate drilling banupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 09:33:00

A federal appeals panel on Thursday upheld a district judge's order to block the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil disaster recovery planner to meet with Louisiana governorupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 17:58:00

The man tapped by President Barack Obama to work on long-term oil spill restoration will meet with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday afternoon to discuss the disaster's economic and environmental impacts on the state, according to a Secretary of the Navy press release.

Louisiana governor outraged at stop in dredging operationsupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 19:48:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal had harsh words for government authorities on Wednesday after sand-dredging operations to protect the state's coastline from the BP oil disaster were halted due to environmental concerns.

Unusual numbers of sharks near Gulf coastupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 19:48:00

As Gulf oil moves closer to the coast, sharks and their food supply show up in large numbers as well. HLN reports.

Govt. to appeal oil drilling rulingupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 10:12:00

The Obama administration says it will fight the blockage of a drilling moratorium. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.

Brown pelican long a symbol of survivalupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 08:03:00

Long before the brown pelican came to symbolize the tragedy of the Gulf oil spill, the giant bird stood for something much greater: survival against all odds.

Oil workers feel the heatupdated: Sun Jun 13 2010 15:43:00

Oil cleanup isn't the only challenge that workers are facing this week. CNN's Reynolds Wolf has more.

Louisiana fighting the flow of oil with sandbagsupdated: Sun Jun 13 2010 15:43:00

There's a constant thunder of helicopters this weekend around Scofield Island and Pelican Island on the Louisiana coast.

La. banks on sand berm defense against oilupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 21:40:00

Environmentalists fear building sand barriers could do more harm than good. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Geysers of sand and water to erupt as Louisiana sets to work on bermsupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 21:40:00

On a coastal barrier island off the Louisiana coast, several bulldozers are busy spreading sand, building land where there once was water.

At wildlife rehab center, oiled pelicans get a second chanceupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 09:58:00

The sign out front points the way: birds, please enter to the right; humans, enter on the left.

CNNMoney: Drilling ban to cost thousands of jobsupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 15:08:00

The White House responded Thursday to concerns that the ban on drilling for oil in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico will cost the region thousands of jobs.

Sight of oil-soaked birds 'sickening'updated: Fri Jun 04 2010 09:57:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the heartbreaking scene he witnessed aboard a boat in Grand Isle.

National Guard available -- but only fraction used in spill cleanupupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 09:57:00

While local officials are calling for more federal government -- specifically military -- help with the oil cleanup, only a fraction of thousands of authorized, federally funded National Guard troops have been put into service.

Jindal: Do this or get out of the wayupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 09:33:00

Gov. Bobby Jindal lashes out at BP for not starting work to help dredge the Louisiana coast with sand.

Louisiana gets White House OK for dredge planupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 18:35:00

The White House has ordered BP to fully fund Louisiana's plan to dredge up walls of sand to protect coastal marshes from the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday.

Jindal's passion on spill is presidentialupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 10:25:00

Out: Harvard Law School graduates who are scary smart -- having served as editor of the Harvard Law Review -- but come across as unemotional, aloof and uninterested in the demands of leadership even during a national catastrophe.

Obama's political crisis dramaupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 10:25:00

The BP oil disaster may be more like the Iran hostage crisis than Hurricane Katrina. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Feds give partial OK to Louisiana dredge planupdated: Thu May 27 2010 17:40:00

The federal government gave partial approval Thursday to Louisiana's plan to keep oil out of coastal estuaries by dredging up new barrier islands, the official leading the government's response to the Gulf of Mexico spill said.

Jindal expects to know tonight if 'Top Kill' is workingupdated: Wed May 26 2010 17:56:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he expects to know Wednesday night whether BP's "Top Kill" attempt to plug the runaway oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is working.

Jindal: Red tape slows oil cleanupupdated: Tue May 25 2010 09:38:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is frustrated with the delay of cleanup efforts by government permits.

Oil containment fightupdated: Sun May 23 2010 19:27:00

President Obama announces a bipartisan commission on the oil spill, and BP says next week for "top kill."

Louisiana demands federal action on dredge planupdated: Sun May 23 2010 19:27:00

Frustrated Louisiana officials Sunday demanded the federal government approve their plans to dredge up walls of sand to protect delicate inland estuaries from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Searching for signs of oilupdated: Fri May 21 2010 07:23:00

Residents of Hancock, Mississippi, are on edge as bits of tar begin to wash up on beaches.

Gulf Coast tourism sufferingupdated: Fri May 21 2010 07:23:00

Gulf Coast states have seen drops in tourism linked to the BP oil spill in the Gulf, though it has not caused any beaches to close, tourism officials told CNN Wednesday.

Oil as thick as 'chocolate syrup'updated: Thu May 20 2010 09:11:00

CNN's David Mattingly and his team tour the oil spill only to find that it's thicker than expected in the wetlands.

BP touts containment efforts; heavy oil reaches Louisiana wetlandsupdated: Thu May 20 2010 09:11:00

BP said Wednesday that efforts to contain and clean up oil gushing from a ruptured pipe in the Gulf of Mexico have made a "measurable difference" even as Louisiana's governor announced that thick, heavy oil has begun polluting the state's wetlands and estuaries.

Wind shift threatens Louisiana coast with oil slick, governor saysupdated: Tue May 11 2010 06:51:00

A wind shift could push more oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon gusher into the Mississippi Delta and areas west of the river, which is "bad news for Louisiana," Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday afternoon.

Last day on the beachupdated: Wed May 05 2010 11:42:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann follows a family helping to protect a favorite beach from the oil slick.

Oil laps barrier islands; BP grilled about oil spill at Capitolupdated: Wed May 05 2010 11:42:00

The edges of the massive Gulf Coast oil slick grazed the barrier islands off Louisiana's Chandeleur and Breton sounds Tuesday as the company responsible for cleaning up the spill faced tough questions from members of Congress.

Oil could endanger turtles, manateesupdated: Mon May 03 2010 11:00:00

CNN's Fredrika Whitfield speaks with a conservationist about how wildlife could take a hit from the oil disaster.

As oil spill nears Gulf Coast, experts issue dire warningsupdated: Sat May 01 2010 22:19:00

Gulf coast residents braced Saturday for the arrival of a massive oil slick creeping toward shore as nearly a million feet of boom were deployed in an effort to protect precious estuaries and wildlife -- even as thousands of barrels of crude continued gushing into the water.

Jindal prepares for oil spill impactupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 23:17:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal asks BP and the U.S. Coast Guard to reach out to fishermen to assist with the oil cleanup.

Gulf Coast braces for an oily messupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 22:33:00

The Gulf Coast braced for a greasy and unwelcome tide Thursday as the region's largest oil spill in decades threatened the marshlands and beaches at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Governor calls for firing of justice in interracial marriage caseupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 00:23:00

The actions of a justice of the peace in Louisiana who refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple have prompted some top officials, including Gov. Bobby Jindal, to call for his dismissal.

H1N1 'not stronger' than fluupdated: Wed May 06 2009 10:50:00

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she doesn't think the H1N1 flu is stronger than regular seasonal flu.

Jindal defends those who want Obama to failupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 03:37:00

It's OK for Republicans to want President Obama to fail if they think he's jeopardizing the country, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told members of his political party Tuesday night.

Commentary: GOP becoming a cartoonupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 06:27:00

The Republican Party is becoming a cartoon.

Larry King: Gov. Jindalupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 10:33:00

Larry talks with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal about President Obama's plans for the economy and criticism of Jindal's speech.

Jindal on Obama: I'm 'not nearly as good of a speaker'updated: Tue Mar 03 2009 10:33:00

CNN's Larry King talked with Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal in a prime-time exclusive interview Monday night.

Jindal does damage controlupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 01:30:00

Is Bobby Jindal following the model of a young Bill Clinton?

Romney picked as 2012 GOP front-runnerupdated: Sat Feb 28 2009 18:09:00

Conservative activists on Saturday named former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the winner of a poll for best 2012 GOP presidential candidate.

Poll: GOP split over possible 2012 contendersupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 17:21:00

As the first unofficial ballots are cast in the 2012 presidential race, a new national poll of Republicans indicates no clear front-runner for the next GOP White House nominee.

Is Jindal prime-time ready?updated: Fri Feb 27 2009 14:26:00

HLN hears your views on President Obama's speech to congress and Gov. Bobby Jindal's response.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's volcano remark has some fumingupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 14:26:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's swipe at federal spending to monitor volcanoes has the mayor of one city in the shadow of Mount St. Helens fuming.

Commentary: Jindal leads GOP on a 'march of folly'updated: Fri Feb 27 2009 08:46:00

Over the course of history, governments, political regimes and leaders have done some stupid things despite all arguments to the contrary, at times even against their own self-interest.

Jindal earns bad reviews in national debutupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 08:06:00

It was billed as a "coming out party" for one of the GOP's most promising young stars.

Jindal responds to Obamaupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 06:44:00

Bobby Jindal, Louisiana's Republican governor, responded to the President's comments about the stimulus bill.

Jindal calls stimulus 'irresponsible' in GOP responseupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 06:44:00

Tapped by the Republican party to deliver the GOP's response to President Barack Obama's congressional address Tuesday night, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took on the massive stimulus package and big government -- and pledged that his party would regain the nation's trust.

Transcript of Gov. Jindal's GOP response to Obama speechupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 22:42:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will give the GOP response to President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress. The following is a transcript of the speech as delivered on Tuesday night.

GOP rising star Jindal's speech a 'coming-out party'updated: Tue Feb 24 2009 10:30:00

Thrust into the spotlight as a Republican rising star, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been depicted as an up-and-comer capable of helping reshape the party and jockeying for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

GOP governors: Stimulus money may hurt in long runupdated: Sun Feb 22 2009 18:25:00

Though they support some federal action to help their states recover from the recession, several Republican governors said Sunday they plan to turn down a portion of what's offered in the stimulus bill that President Obama signed last week.

Stimulus = bigger paycheck?updated: Sun Feb 22 2009 18:25:00

CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on how President Obama's economic stimulus plan will soon mean more money in your paycheck.

Deadlines, partisanship won't keep mayors from federal dollarsupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 23:23:00

Several dozen mayors from across the country emerged from their meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday with one message -- they are determined to get their money.

Louisiana governor to give high-profile GOP response to Obamaupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 17:36:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is set to deliver the Republican response to President Obama's upcoming joint address to Congress, a high-profile slot the party often gives to one of its rising stars. Tex., La. Preparing for Ike's Landfallupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 10:00:00

The Gulf Coast watched anxiously as Hurricane Ike trudged toward areas still cleaning up after Gustav, with disasters pre-declared in much of eastern Texas Ike Turns West, Misses Florida Keysupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 15:00:00

Residents in the Florida Keys breathed a sigh of relief Monday as a fierce Hurricane Ike turned west on a path away from the low-lying island chain

'No excuse for delay'updated: Thu Sep 04 2008 13:35:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says there's no excuse for delays in getting power restored in storm damaged areas.

Louisiana governor: Speed up power grid repairsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 19:36:00

The governor of hurricane-battered Louisiana said Wednesday that the prospect of some areas of the state being without electricity for weeks, as power company officials have warned, is unacceptable.

Bush: Storm response went wellupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 19:36:00

During a visit to survey damage by Hurricane Gustav, Pres. Bush said the government's response to the storm went well.

Louisianans can return to powerless homesupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 21:32:00

New Orleans residents can begin returning to their homes on Thursday, Mayor Ray Nagin said Tuesday night, but he urged them to be aware of the hardships they will face.

Gustav smashes carsupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 21:32:00

Hurricane Gustav smashed cars and downed power lines in Louisiana. New Orleans: The Ones Who Stayedupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 11:00:00

A bar owner won't be among the thousands streaming back into the city, which was spared the worst of Gustav

Fleeing Gustavupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 22:25:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on the major evacution of nearly 2 million of Louisiana's coastal residents. Jindal Triumphant in Louisianaupdated: Sun Oct 21 2007 13:00:00

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