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Republican John Kennedy: southern plain-talk or Foghorn Leghorn shtick?
The Louisiana senator, once a Democrat, trots out folksy, at times racist lines in an exaggerated accent – but is it a put-on?

Drew Hawkins in New Orleans

23, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Louisiana teenager shot by neighbor as she played hide-and-seek
The latest shooting of an innocent victim spotlights ‘stand your ground’ laws, which some Republicans are trying to strengthen

Erum Salam

09, May, 2023 @7:47 PM

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Louisiana man wrongly convicted of rape released after 29 years in prison
Patrick Brown, 49, was sentenced to life without parole after being accused of raping his young stepdaughter in December 1994

Oliver Laughland in Louisiana

08, May, 2023 @9:49 PM

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Carolyn Bryant Donham, whose accusation led to death of Emmett Till, dies at 88
Till, 14, beaten and murdered in 1955 crime that shocked America, was accused of lewd comment in Mississippi grocery store

Maya Yang

27, Apr, 2023 @5:44 PM

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Miami and New Orleans face greater sea-level threat than already feared
Twin studies reveal that ‘acceleration’ of sea-level rise under way, leaving southern US cities in even greater peril

Richard Luscombe

10, Apr, 2023 @2:46 PM

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Battle brews over LGBTQ+ books in Louisiana libraries
State’s attorney general faces backlash after releasing report saying LGBTQ+ voices might be silenced in libraries

Poet Wolfe in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

01, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Residents of Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ announce lawsuit against local officials
Residents accuse St James parish officials of civil rights and religious liberty violations by approving petrochemical plants

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

21, Mar, 2023 @10:10 PM

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Louisiana police arrest alleged killers of baby found in trash bag in 1992
Police used genetic genealogy analysis of evidence collected after the body was found to find the alleged killers – her parents

Victoria Bekiempis

13, Mar, 2023 @3:50 PM

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‘Never seen anything like it’: fisherman’s video captures shark feeding frenzy
Louisiana fisherman stumbles across scene of sharks gorging themselves on large pod of fish

Martin Pengelly in New York

02, Mar, 2023 @2:16 PM

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Louisiana anti-abortion group calls on doctors to stop denying care exempted by ban
Group speaks out after hospitals refused to offer treatment for a woman who had a near deadly miscarriage citing ambiguous law

Poet Wolfe in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

26, Feb, 2023 @9:09 PM

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Remains of four people killed in Gulf of Mexico helicopter crash found
US Coast Guard found wreckage of aircraft that was transporting oil rig workers when it crashed killing all onboard on Thursday

Victoria Bekiempis

03, Jan, 2023 @9:01 PM

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Prisoner’s death spotlights solitary confinement injustices in Louisiana
Jamal Harris died after being denied medical attention, as fellow prisoners describe freezing and unsanitary cells

Michael Sainato

23, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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