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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More rain is in the forecast for a soggy south Louisiana. The ground is saturated from several days of heavy rain fall. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until 7 p.m. Monday. A slow moving cold front puts ...
Oklahoma News · 20 hours ago
BATON ROUGE (GOHSEP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied Louisiana’s appeal for a major disaster declaration after severe storms and tornadoes devastated several Louisiana communities in late February. In April …
8 KNOE.com · 12 hours ago
major disaster
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The dancing won't stop for days and neither will the shopping and eating, because Gator by the Bay is back. Ten thousand pounds of Louisiana crawfish will be served and 90 bands will play …
News 8 KFMB · 17 hours ago
Louisiana culture
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski won a demolition derby at Talladega Superspeedway, where multiple wrecks caused two cars to go airborne and led to millions of dollars in damage to race teams. Keselowski's cruise to the checkered flag was ...
MS News Now · 23 hours ago
(Reuters) – A Louisiana man walked free from the state’s notorious Angola prison late yesterday after serving 41 years of an unconstitutional life sentence over the shooting death of a white high school student during …
Stabroek News · 4/30/2016
The proposal narrowly won support in the Senate labor committee, but was sent to the Finance Committee because it would raise the pay of some state workers, carrying a price tag for the state budget. It costs far more to incarcerate juvenile offenders than ...
bilbaoya.com · 6 hours ago
SLIDELL, La. — A school crossing guard was hurt after she was intentionally hit by a vehicle. Slidell Police say it happened Monday about 8:15 a.m. near Abney Elementary School. Witnesses say a man, later identified as 33-year-old Francis Gras …
Tuscaloosa News · 3 hours ago
DENHAM SPRINGS, Louisiana — The Louisiana State Police says emergency crews have rescued a person trapped in a car following a single-vehicle crash in Denham Springs. Local news outlets report that emergency crews spent more than four hours …
The Republic · 21 hours ago
Denham Springs
Louisiana education officials are considering changing teacher licensing requirements two years after the state implemented an experimental program aimed at shoring up new teachers' classroom skills. The program, dubbed Believe and Prepare, was …
Houma Today · 16 hours ago
The Louisiana Senate is considering a bill to raise the the state minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 by 2018. The bill by State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson is a top priority for Governor John Bel Edwards. Instead of just …
The Hayride · 10 hours ago
minimum wage

Louisiana

State
Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Louisiana is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of th…
Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Louisiana is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are the local government's equivalent to counties. The largest parish by population is East Baton Rouge Parish, and the largest by land area is Plaquemines. Louisiana is bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, Texas to the west, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.
  • Founded: Apr 30, 1812
  • Population: 4.67 million (2015)
  • Area: 52,271 sq miles (135,382 km²)
  • Travel tip: Louisiana tourism is
    centered on New Orleans and the North Shore region in the southeastern corner of the state near the Florida border. West of New Orleans is the … tripadvisor.com
  • GDP: $251.67 billion USD (2014)
  • Capital: Baton Rouge
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