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‘We need more idiot control’ not more gun control, Republican senator tells CNN

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said America needs “more idiot control” as opposed to more gun control laws in the wake of the deadly mass…
Speeding Off-Duty Cop Slams Into a Car, Killing an Infant, but the Child’s Mother Also Faces Homicide Charges: Report

Speeding Off-Duty Cop Slams Into a Car, Killing an Infant, but the Child’s Mother Also Faces Homicide Charges: Report

A Baton Rouge, La., police officer was arrested almost two weeks ago on charges of negligent homicide after being accused of causing a crash that killed a 1-year-old infant and injured multiple other

Louisiana Officials Probe Staffers for Bitcoin Mining

Louisiana's attorney general is reportedly investigating a group of former staffers for using official resources to mine cryptocurrencies.
Crooks break into home, beat owner with metal pipe. But victim grabs his gun — and the tables turn.

Crooks break into home, beat owner with metal pipe. But victim grabs his gun — and the tables turn.

Home intruders, take note: It isn’t terribly wise to bring a metal pipe to a gunfight. At least one alleged robber learned that the hard…
Trump Rules: Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

Trump Rules: Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

Platforms south of Port Fourchon, La., the busiest spot in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas production.
Trump Rules: Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

Trump Rules: Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

Platforms south of Port Fourchon, La., the busiest spot in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas production.
Environmental racism has left black Americans three times more likely to die from pollution

Environmental racism has left black Americans three times more likely to die from pollution

Without a touch of irony, the EPA celebrated Black History Month by publishing a report that finds black communities face dangerously high levels of pollution.…
Joe McKnight's Killer Gets Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Joe McKnight's Killer Gets Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Ronald Gasser was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday by Jefferson Parish Judge Ellen Kovach for shooting and killing former NFL player Joe McKnight in Dec. 2016. Prosecutors brought
Tracing Your Roots: My Adopted Black Daughter Wants to Know Her Origins

Tracing Your Roots: My Adopted Black Daughter Wants to Know Her Origins

A white mother and black daughter encounter the genealogical “brick wall” so many people face while researching African-American families during slavery. Read more...
5 Years After the Unmarked Graves of 1,000 Enslaved People Were Uncovered Near a Shell Refinery, Descendants Will Be Able to Pay Their Respects

5 Years After the Unmarked Graves of 1,000 Enslaved People Were Uncovered Near a Shell Refinery, Descendants Will Be Able to Pay Their Respects

Some five years ago, the unmarked graves of as many as 1,000 enslaved people who were forced to work in the fields of plantations in Ascension Parish, La., were uncovered by an archaeologist working
What I learned from my fight to remove Confederate monuments | Mitch Landrieu

What I learned from my fight to remove Confederate monuments | Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans, on the removal of four Confederate monuments and what it means for the city’s futureHere I was, the mayor of New Orleans, in the midst of a building boom like
Stormy Daniels: porn star primed to tell all about alleged Trump affair

Stormy Daniels: porn star primed to tell all about alleged Trump affair

The adult star who flirted with a Senate run goes public on Sunday night in an interview that could increase the pressure on the presidentStormy Daniels got her start in politics the same way most
A Machete-Wielding Man Tried to Snatch Kids at Walmart, Police Say

A Machete-Wielding Man Tried to Snatch Kids at Walmart, Police Say

The machete-wielding stranger tried to snatch the kids from their mothers

3D printed rocket maker Relativity raises $35M to simplify satellite launches

LA-based space startup Relativity has raised $35 million in Series B funding, in a new round led by Playground Global, and including existing investors Social Capital, Y Combinator Continuity and Mark
Louisiana family uses a giant alligator to reveal their baby's gender and it does not go well

Louisiana family uses a giant alligator to reveal their baby's gender and it does not go well

Here's a cool way to make a gender reveal party better (or worse, depending): add an alligator to the mix. That's right — this Louisiana family decided to take gender reveal parties to the next level
Alton Sterling shooting: two police officers will not be charged with any crime

Alton Sterling shooting: two police officers will not be charged with any crime

Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II won’t be charged for incident that occured in July of 2016 that sparked unrest throughout Baton RougeThe two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton

No charges to be filed against police officers involved in Alton Sterling death

No charges will be filed against the two police officers involved in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling. The announcement came Tuesday from Louisiana Attorney…
Police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling at close range has been fired