Louisiana Archives

Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, shatters the power grid

September 2, 2021

Rescuers set out in hundreds of boats and helicopters to reach people trapped by floodwaters Monday, August 30, 2021, and utility repair crews rushed in, after a furious Hurricane Ida swamped the Louisiana coast and ravaged the electrical grid in the sticky, late-summer heat. People living amid the maze of rivers and bayous along the… [Read More]

Suspect arrested in Louisiana black church arson cases

April 18, 2019

The first fire engulfed St. Mary Baptist Church in late March, incinerating nearly everything that stood within the historically black church. Pews turned to ash, and the brick walls burned so hot that they collapsed into piles of smoldering rubble in Port Barre. Then another black church in St. Landry Parish burned, and then another… [Read More]

This small Louisiana parish wants to know who burned three of their black churches to the ground

April 11, 2019

It is still unclear who or what is responsible for the burning of three historically black Louisiana churches in 10 days. It will take investigators time to sift through what evidence remains to determine if the blazes were intentionally set and if they are connected. As they do, residents and worshipers in the Louisiana parish… [Read More]

Louisiana parish bans sagging pants

April 22, 2013

By Krystal Crossman Fashion is an ever-changing industry. A style that is hot to wear one week may be old news the next. Some fashions, such as bellbottom jeans, even make a comeback years after they have gone out of style.  One style that isn’t getting much support these days is sagging pants. Residents in… [Read More]