Nation Feb 16Canceled parades and closed bars make for muted Mardi Gras
Coronavirus-related limits on access to Bourbon Street, shuttered bars and frigid weather all were expected to prevent what New Orleans usually craves at the end of Mardi Gras season.
Nation Oct 30One Louisiana island tries to make sense of Hurricane Zeta’s toll
Toppled utility poles and debris from damaged buildings litter much of Grand Isle, Louisiana, a vulnerable barrier island community where residents were among the first to witness the ferocity of Hurricane Zeta.
Nation Oct 30‘Our heart breaks’: South digs out from Zeta’s wrath
Hurricane Zeta has come and gone, but residents across the South are still digging out from the Category 2 storm that made landfall in Louisiana before racing northeast and out to sea.
Nation Oct 29Zeta barrels northeast after battering storm-weary coast
A fast-moving Zeta weakened to a tropical storm as it barreled northeast Thursday morning after ripping through Louisiana and Mississippi where storm-weary residents were advised to stay indoors overnight while officials assessed the havoc the storm had wrought.
Nation Oct 28Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana
The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Zeta has crashed ashore in storm-weary Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 storm, striking the latest blow of an extraordinarily busy Atlantic tropical storm season.
Nation Aug 20New Orleans street honoring Confederate icon renamed for HBCU president
New Orleans' City Council voted Thursday to rename Jefferson Davis Parkway. It will be renamed for Norman C. Francis. Francis was the first Black graduate of the Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law.
Science Apr 1810 years after BP spill: Oil drilled deeper; rules relaxed
Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling in deeper and deeper waters, where payoffs can be huge but risks are greater than ever.
Nation Nov 07Federal appeals court to rehear law on adoptions of Native American children
It means Native American tribes will again have to defend the law, which they say is critical to protect and preserve Native American culture and families.
Nation Sep 05Texas hoping to revive law on burial of fetal remains
Texas attorneys asked a federal appeals court Thursday to revive the state's requirement that fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages at health care facilities be buried or cremated.
Arts Jul 22Art Neville, member of funk band The Meters, dies at 81
In 1968, Art, Aaron and Cyril joined four New Orleans musicians to form The Meters, an American funk band often cited by other bands as a musical influence.