The large storm system currently in the Gulf of Mexico brings heavy rains, a potential storm surge and flooding that pose a threat reminiscent of 2005's deadly Hurricane Katrina.
LOUISIANA: Five days after slamming into Texas as a major hurricane, Harvey made a second landfall on Wednesday, hitting Louisiana, a state which still bears deep scars from 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Now a tropical storm, Harvey made landfall just west of the town of Cameron, the National Hurricane Center said, with "flooding rains" drenching parts of southeastern Texas and neighboring southwestern Louisiana. Harvey's return comes after the monster storm pummeled Texas with record rainfall, transforming roads into…
HOUSTON: U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Texas on Tuesday and vowed the federal government would have a complete response to the devastating flooding of Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of his White House tenure. The slow-moving storm has brought record-breaking rains and catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass evacuations and paralyzed Houston, the fourth most-populous U.S. city. Some 30,000 people were expected to seek emergency shelter as the flooding entered…
In a rare act of reptile capturing, wildlife officials in Louisiana dragged a trespassing alligator out of a resident's garage and put the reptile in handcuffs. St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 posted a pair of videos to Facebook showing two Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents dragging an alligator out of a garage in Slidell and to the resident's front lawn. The alligator, which struggles against its captors, eventually grows tired and the wildlife agents are able to tape its mouth shut. The…
WASHINGTON: The American accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., who brought wider attention to the Creole musical styles of his native Louisiana through his band Buckwheat Zydeco, died on Saturday, his manager said.
WASHINGTON: The gunman who killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday was a former U.S. Marine sergeant who served in Iraq and made the dean's list in college, government officials with knowledge of the case said.
WASHINGTON: Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders scored key victories Saturday in their White House quests, but it was Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton who outperformed their rivals to remain the race's undisputed frontrunners.
BATON ROUGE: A Louisiana man was in custody on Monday after shooting his 18-year-old son in the buttocks during a fight about orange juice, police said.