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Louisiana: State of the United States of America
Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

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New video emerges of controversial police shooting

Body camera footage of a white Louisiana police officer fatally shooting an African American man who had threatened a store clerk leads the man’s family to renew calls for legal action against the..
USATODAY.com - Published

After Notre Dame, donations for torched Louisiana churches pour in

As more than a billion dollars in donations poured in for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, some on social media pointed to three smaller houses of worship in need
CBS News - Published

Videos for Louisiana

GoFundMe Kicks Off For Destroyed Louisiana Churches [Video]GoFundMe Kicks Off For Destroyed Louisiana Churches

After the tragic destruction of the historical Notre Dame church in France, a fundraising effort for rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral inspired people to donate funds to the reconstruction of several..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Suspect in Louisiana Church Fires Facing Hate Crime Charges [Video]Suspect in Louisiana Church Fires Facing Hate Crime Charges

According to several reports, the district attorney for St. Landry Parish filed the new charges Monday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

Notre-Dame's ashes spark renewed push to rebuild torched Louisiana churches [Video]Notre-Dame's ashes spark renewed push to rebuild torched Louisiana churches

According to Reuters, the worldwide resolve to restore France’s fire-devastated Notre-Dame cathedral provided an unexpected campaign to rebuild three predominantly black churches in Louisiana that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Severe Storms in the South Kill at Least 8 Over the Weekend [Video]Severe Storms in the South Kill at Least 8 Over the Weekend

On Saturday, multiple tornadoes struck east Texas, including one that had at least an EF3 rating with wind speeds of 140 miles per hour.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Tornado hits small Texas town, seven reported hurt [Video]Tornado hits small Texas town, seven reported hurt

At least seven people were hurt, Robertson County EMS' Adam Gallagher told reporters, and the small east Texas town of Franklin sustained major damage on Saturday when a tornado touched down amid..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Damaging Storms And Possibly Tornadoes Threaten U.S. South [Video]Damaging Storms And Possibly Tornadoes Threaten U.S. South

According to Reuters, severe thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail will hit a large part of the U.S. South on Saturday from eastern Texas to Mississippi. Bob Oravec,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Suspect Arrested in Connection With Louisiana Church Fires [Video]Suspect Arrested in Connection With Louisiana Church Fires

Officials announced the arrest Wednesday and identified the 21-year-old suspect during a press conference Thursday morning.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Black church fire suspect identified as deputy's son [Video]Black church fire suspect identified as deputy's son

Authorities have charged 21-year-old Holden Matthews, the son of a sheriff's deputy, in connection with a string of fires at historically black church fires in Louisiana. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Police Make Arrest In Connection With Louisiana Church Fires [Video]Police Make Arrest In Connection With Louisiana Church Fires

Newser reports that law enforcement officials in Louisiana have made an arrest in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches. The fires destroyed the historic churches in St...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

FBI Investigates Fires at Black Churches in Louisiana [Video]FBI Investigates Fires at Black Churches in Louisiana

Three black churches burned in the same Louisiana parish over a span of just 10 days. Now the FBI is getting involved.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Suspicious Fires Destroy Three Baptist Churches In Louisiana [Video]Suspicious Fires Destroy Three Baptist Churches In Louisiana

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, federal and state officials in Louisiana are investigating a series of suspicious fires that destroyed three predominantly black churches in ten days in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

New Costner movie features men who chased Bonnie & Clyde [Video]New Costner movie features men who chased Bonnie & Clyde

Hollywood star Kevin Costner travels to Madrid with Netflix's 'The Highwaymen', in which he plays a former Texas Ranger who helps kill the infamous pair. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:00Published

Heightened Tensions With Russia Bring US B-52 Bombers To Europe [Video]Heightened Tensions With Russia Bring US B-52 Bombers To Europe

According to Business Insider, US Air Forces Europe - Africa announcedThursday that US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress heavy long-range bombers are flying into Europe this week, at a time Russia is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

McCabe McCabe "lucky" he hasn't been prosecuted: Kennedy

Republican Senator John Kennedy says former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is "lucky" he hasn't been prosecuted for "perjury." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Republicans Focus On Late Term Abortion To Bring New Energy To Conservative Base [Video]Republicans Focus On Late Term Abortion To Bring New Energy To Conservative Base

According to a report by Politico, Republicans have increased their focus on late term abortions, bringing new energy to the issue for their conservative base, and forcing Democrats to respond to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

 

Iguana assault, time capsule, beach bobcats: News from around our 50 states

Burned black churches see funding uptick in Louisiana, fighting Irish get first female mascot in Indiana, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

Tornadoes reported in Texas and Oklahoma

There is the potential for tornadoes Thursday as the storm moves into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle
CBS News - Published

71-year-old Louisiana man arrested on 100 rape charges following complaint

A Pineville man has been arrested on 100 counts of first-degree rape after allegations against him dating back decades were made to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office.
USATODAY.com - Published

Notre-Dame's ashes spark renewed push to rebuild torched Louisiana churches

The worldwide resolve to restore France's fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral provided an unexpected boost on Tuesday to a more modest campaign to rebuild three predominantly black churches..
Reuters - Published

Black church fires: Louisiana suspect charged with hate crimes

black church fires: louisiana suspect charged with hate crimes
Hate crime charges have been filed against a white man accused of burning down African-American churches.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Hate crime charges lodged against suspect in Louisiana church burnings

Three additional charges were lodged against the son of a sheriff's deputy accused of burning down three predominately black churches in southern Louisiana in the past few weeks.
Reuters - Published

Man Charged With Hate Crimes After 3 Black Church Fires in Louisiana

Holden Matthews, 21, was charged with arson after three black churches set on fire. On Monday, he faced three additional charges of hate crimes.
NYTimes.com - Published

Louisiana black church fires: Suspect denied bond, hate crime charges added

Holden Matthews pleaded not guilty to the charges of simple arson of a religious building, aggravated arson of a religious building and hate crimes.
USATODAY.com - Published

Louisiana congregations devastated by fires share hope, faith in unity service

Congregations from three historically black churches held a Palm Sunday service intended to uplift the community after tragedy.
USATODAY.com - Published

Powerful storms sweep through southern US, kill 8 people, including three children; dozens sustain injuries

Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia in US as of midday Sunday
Firstpost - Published

Deadly tornadoes kill, injure and destroy in the South

At least three people were killed and dozens injured as more than a dozen suspected tornadoes swept through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday. On Sunday, several people remained..
USATODAY.com - Published

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