Two workers were rescued Thursday after at least 50 feet of earth collapsed into a sinkhole that appeared nearly two weeks ago in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, officials said.
Residents living near a sinkhole in a southern Louisiana bayou are not expected to be allowed to return home for at least another month, officials said Friday.
Louisiana officials are investigating whether an underground salt cavern may be responsible for a large sinkhole that has swallowed 100-foot-tall cypress trees and prompted evacuations in a southern Louisiana bayou.
Scientists took samples from the giant sinkhole in Louisiana to test them for naturally occurring radioactive material.
A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that required pregnant students to be removed from class and home-schooled, pending board approval, a school official said Thursday.
A publicly funded school in Louisiana said Tuesday that it may rethink requiring students suspected of being pregnant to be tested medically and, if pregnant, to be home schooled.
Tom Foreman reports on what the Louisiana primary exit polls reveal about voters.
Record floodwaters inundated parts of southern Louisiana early Tuesday after intense rains caused flash flooding and prompted hundreds of rescues.
A burst of intense rain caused perilous flash flooding Monday in parts of Louisiana, spurring the rescues of hundreds -- from people marooned inside their homes to middle school students stranded on a bus.
Tropical Storm Lee worked its way over southern Louisiana, drenching some coastal areas and flooding streets.
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.
A paper mill in Louisiana is working closely with environmental officials to help determine what caused thousands of dead and dying fish to wash up along the banks of the Pearl River, a spokesman with the state Department of Environmental Quality said Monday.
Ten homemade pipe bombs found in a pickup truck in Louisiana are not linked to terrorism, the FBI said Tuesday.
Ten homemade pipe bombs were found in a pickup truck that wrecked in Louisiana Monday morning, police said.
The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday closed the last floodgates on Louisiana's Bonnet Carre Spillway, which was opened May 9 to prevent the Mississippi River from flooding New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Please don't feed the animals. Or touch them. Or do anything to keep them from crossing levees to escape rising floodwaters.
Mandatory evacuations begin in low-lying areas of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
CNN's Ed Lavandera reports from Krotz Springs, Louisiana, where residents are being evacuated ahead of flooding.
On a two-lane road that cuts through a dense forest of Louisiana cypress trees, intermingled with narrow, dark creeks, sits a small community trapped in the path of a looming disaster.
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.
Some Gulf Coast residents and former clean-up workers are suffering from an array of mysterious illnesses, according to a Louisiana physician who has treated dozens of patients complaining of similar symptoms.
A brutal, fatal case of suspected cruelty to animals is under investigation in Louisiana, the state's wildlife department said in a press release Tuesday.
A tornado rips through a Louisiana drug store.
A powerful storm sweeps across Louisiana, bringing at least one tornado and wreaking havoc on Mardi Gras festivities.
Utility companies will return Sunday to restore power in parts of Rayne, Louisiana, after a tornado pummelled the region, killing at least one person.
A mother died trying to protect her daughter when a tornado hit her home, a Louisiana mayor said, one of at least two twisters tied to a weather system that's caused major damage in the state and wreaked havoc on Mardi Gras festivities.
More than eight months after an oil rig explosion launched the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history, Louisiana officials say they're still finding thick layers of oil along parts of the state's coastline.
State officials are baffled at what could be causing the deaths of thousands of birds. WAFB reports.
A tractor-trailer slammed into a school bus driven by the mayor of a Louisiana town Friday morning, critically injuring two children.
A naked woman took a Louisiana cab on a joyride this week, police said.
A licensed Louisiana alligator hunter and guide who took clients on sport hunts has been indicted on three counts of violating federal laws protecting the threatened American alligator.
Q: We'd like to invest $100 a month for our new grandson's education. What's the best way to do it? -- Shari J., New Orleans
Primary voters are set to head to the polls this weekend, this time in Louisiana and West Virginia.
Just five days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastating assault on the Gulf coast, millions of dollars are heading to public and private projects for Louisianans still trying to recover, two top Obama administration officials said at a news conference Tuesday.
Several commercial fishing areas that were closed because of the BP oil spill had an "emergency reopening" Saturday, Louisiana officials said.
The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning for the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico as the fifth tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season formed in the southeastern Gulf.
Tom Foreman reports on group determined to build up a program to help those who need it during emergency evacuations.
Rights advocates filed a class-action lawsuit against Louisiana school officials for repeatedly handcuffing and shackling a 6-year-old boy, attorneys for the advocates said Thursday.
The closer you get to the sea in Louisiana, the angrier the rhetoric on the homemade signs posted by the side of the road. From, "BP, your mother nature said to clean your room," to, "Cannot fish or swim, how the hell are we supposed to feed our kids now?"
Exposure to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has resulted in 162 cases of illnesses reported to the Louisiana state health department, according to a report released Monday. Of those cases, 128 involved workers on oil rigs or individuals involved in the oil spill cleanup efforts, the report said.
A pastor is walking along Mississippi and Louisiana's Gulf Coast praying about the oil disaster. WLOX reports.
While cleanup crews and technical teams continue efforts to stop crude gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana lawmakers are proposing a different approach: prayer.
Crews cleaning up the oil in one Louisiana parish have trampled the nests and eggs of birds including the brown pelican, which came off the endangered species list last year, the head of the parish said Wednesday.
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.
Henry Ford once described history as "one damned thing after another." And he didn't even live in Louisiana.
There's a constant thunder of helicopters this weekend around Scofield Island and Pelican Island on the Louisiana coast.
CNN's Brian Todd visits a pelican rescue station in Louisiana, where the number of birds treated continues to grow.
The sign out front points the way: birds, please enter to the right; humans, enter on the left.
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.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again -- especially if the end result is a portion of $3.4 billion to be used for education in your state.
Seven oil spill recovery workers who were hospitalized in New Orleans after complaining of feeling ill were properly trained and had protective gear on, according to the the federal on-scene coordinator for the oil spill response effort in the Gulf of Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
One Mississippi businessman fears the oil spill will kill his seafood business. CNN's Sarah Hoye reports.
The oil disaster plaguing the Gulf of Mexico and our coastal states puts our desperate need for a new clean energy economy in stark relief. We need to move away from dirty, dangerous and deadly energy sources.
Fishermen are getting hit hard after the oil spill but are offering help to clean up. WBRZ's Chris Nakamoto reports.
CNN's Ali Velshi speaks to Zoo Atlanta's Sam Rivera about what happens to birds during and after an oil slick.
Humans have always looked to birds for joy, inspiration and comfort, but if we look toward the birds of the Gulf Coast today, we feel no comfort, only a deep and growing unease.
Two disgruntled Louisiana newlyweds have called for the dismissal of a justice of the peace who refused to marry the interracial couple, and have even been joined in their fight by the governor, who said the official's license should be revoked.
Five people were killed when their boat struck a barge in southern Louisiana, the Terrebonne Parish sheriff said Thursday.
A noose was found Wednesday on the desk of an African-American supervisor at the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, according to the agency's director.
Four weeks and four days after the November 4 elections, it's Election Day all over again in Louisiana.
Authorities say they confiscated documents related to the Ku Klux Klan from the Louisiana home of a man accused of killing a woman who tried to join the group.
For the first time since losing custody, the pop star takes Preston and Jayden out of state
Jamie Spears insists in his daughter's driving-without-a-California-license trial that she plans to return to the South
The environmental damage of Hurricane Ike is only now becoming apparent: At least a half million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico
The federal government is "working with great urgency" to restore one-third of the households in Louisiana that still have no power days after after Hurricane Gustav, the chief of Homeland Security said Friday.
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.
The Associated Press has learned that some 800 patients in a dozen Louisiana hospitals may have to be evacuated in the next three days because the facilities do not have air conditioning
With Hurricane Gustav bearing down on their state, Louisiana delegates to the Republican National Convention on Sunday were torn between party duty and concern for family back home.
As another storm heads its way, New Orleans is still vulnerable -- but not quite as vulnerable as it was before Katrina
The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay spread over a wide swath of the South on Monday, bringing heavy rain and wind as forecasters warned of possible flash flooding and tornadoes from Louisiana to Georgia
Some of the $85 million in hurricane relief supplies given away as federal surplus will be sent back to Louisiana and given to nonprofit agencies for distribution, the state's hurricane recovery office said Tuesday.
Fertilizer and other agricultural waste pouring into the Gulf of Mexico creates a larger and larger patch of lifeless ocean each year. Finally, the EPA has a plan of attack. Is it enough?
Sen. Barack Obama campaigns Sunday in Alexandria, Virginia, two days before the state's primary.
Sen. Barack Obama's dominant coast-to-coast performance this weekend set a new tone for the post-Super Tuesday phase of an unprecedented struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Louisiana Republicans looking for a candidate who shares their values or says what he believes cast their ballots for former Baptist preacher Mike Huckabee during Saturday's GOP primary, exit polls showed.
A Louisiana teenager was arrested Tuesday for allegedly planning to hijack a Southwest Airlines jet and crash it into a Hannah Montana concert scheduled for Friday night in Lafayette, Louisiana, CNN reports.
Authorities have charged a teenage boy who said he planned to hijack a commercial jetliner in an attempt to commit suicide, an FBI spokesman told CNN late Thursday.
The media spotlight might have shone most intensely on Jena, Louisiana, but a symbol of racial violence has been hung across America lately, spurring anger, resentment and a big question.
The young Republican Congressman cruises to victory as the nation's first Indian-American governor
Son of Indian immigrants is poised to become the youngest U.S. governor and the state's first minority chief since Reconstruction.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared Galveston, Jefferson and Orange counties disaster areas Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Humberto, a quick-forming storm that hit the state with surprising intensity.
Pinal County, Ariz., was the fastest-growing housing market in the nation last year, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday.
Nukes flown across U.S.
Ask New Orleanians how their city is faring these days, and their responses follow an eerily consistent arc. They begin with gratitude that you bothered asking and then move on to recitations of all the good that's going on.
Hike up those pants. Droopy drawers that bare skin or underwear might soon be forbidden fashion on the streets of several cities, and violators could be forced to part with some cash.
As Louisiana insurance commissioner, Jim Donelon has heard it all - the stories of quadrupling premiums, abrupt cancellations, disappearing carriers, denied claims. Consumers and business owners in this hurricane-battered region can recite all the reasons they want him to make property coverage more affordable, more available, and more effective. Donelon favors solutions that encourage competition, including adding Louisiana to the growing list of states that permit businesses to band together to create their own locally based "captive" insurance companies. Louisiana's enabling legislation is scheduled to be introduced next spring.
Port Fourchon feels like the edge of the world. As you drive south on Louisiana Highway 1 through Bayou Lafourche, open marshes seem to stretch endlessly until you reach this spot, 60 miles below New Orleans. There, the marsh once known as trembling prairie meets the Gulf of Mexico.
Silver-haired and 62, Jim Donelon has never worked so hard. The New Orleans-born lawyer and politician has suddenly become a traveling salesman of sorts. His pitch: "Come sell insurance in New Orleans."
The New Orleans mayor could fill a vacuum if the state's most influential African-American politician goes down
About half of New Orleans' residents have returned since Hurricane Katrina, but red tape and race and class issues have held up recovery efforts, Mayor Ray Nagin said Monday.
They don't make a sound. They just appear as a burst of pink. But in this flat world of tan grasses and steel-gray water, a wave of roseate spoonbills against a bright blue sky sets off visual alarms as arresting as lightning flashes.
At least four tornadoes were reported to have touched down Monday morning in southeast Texas and southern Louisiana, the National Weather Service said.
Ruthie Frierson's dining room does not look like the birthplace of a populist rebellion. The room is quiet, insulated from any street noise, with treatments in heavy fabric around the windows.
The swampland of coastal Louisiana, often thought of as a folkloric backwater, is in fact the nation's most important petrochemical complex: an archipelago of some 4,000 oil and gas platforms.
Generally speaking, Foster Creppell is not out to change the system. His main gripe about corporate America is that not enough of it stays at Woodland Plantation, the antebellum mansion in Plaquemines Parish that he has transformed into an elegant country bed-and-breakfast. (You may know what Woodland looks like: Its portrait adorns the label of Southern Comfort liqueur.)
Leif Garrett was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years' probation after opting out of a drug treatment program.
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