louisiana

New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate statues

NEW ORLEANS, L.A. (WFXB) – It’s been nearly 152 years since the American Civil War ended, but some states, including Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, commemorate the Confederacy today on what they call ‘Confederate Memorial Day.’ But in neighboring state Louisiana, in the wee hours of this Monday morning, workers began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments, the latest…

More Loss in Louisiana

The death toll from the devasating floods in Louisiana continues to rise.

  As communities in Louisiana try to keep water out, the death toll continues to rise. At least thirteen people have died since rain began last Friday, and while the weather may be cooperating, the water continues to rise as it moves downstream. Governor John Bel Edwards has been touring the hardest hit parishes, while Mayor Mike Lambert believes three-quarters…

Louisiana Under Water

The Governor of Louisiana says the federal government has declared a major disaster in the state following widespread flooding.

At least four people have been killed following days of torrential rains, some areas receiving close to two feet of rain in a 48-hour period. The widespread flooding has led to more than twenty-thousand rescues across the state. A major disaster declaration has been issued in several parishes because of the conditions. Some rivers have not crested yet while more…

Ambush in Baton Rouge

Three law enforcement officers have been killed and three others wounded in Lousisiana.

  Another attack on police, this time, a shooter opening fire outside a Baton Rouge, LA, gas station. Two officers and one sheriffs deputy were killed, while another three officers were wounded. Police say the suspect -an African-American former Marine- was shot and killed. It is still unclear whether he acted alone, but reports on the ground have him pegged…