A Louisiana lawmaker wants the National Guard to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler who was four days shy of her second birthday was shot and killed in a drive-by.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was re-elected to a second term Saturday, winning in a landslide with little opposition from nine other candidates.
People in states along the U.S. Gulf coast braced Friday for strong winds and up to 20 inches of rain as Tropical Storm Lee slowly churned towards land.
Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore wells, New Orleans prepared for possible flooding and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency as a tropical depression formed Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico.
The ACLU of Louisiana is seeking to block the enforcement of a new state law that limits sex offenders' use of the Internet, arguing that it is overly broad and infringes on constitutional rights.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could open the Morganza Spillway as early as Saturday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday.
European tourists at Graceland are horrified by the smell of sewage wafting all over the city. WPTY reports.
Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana, already urged to evacuate, late Thursday awaited a formal decision on whether a spillway will be opened, sending millions of gallons of floodwaters their way.
Resilience got Louisianans through what's known as the Flood of 1973, and it will again, says everyone from the governor to local residents once again facing the threat of floods.
As a historic crest of the swollen Mississippi River rolls southward, residents throughout the river region are on high alert and braced for the possibility of more flooding in the days ahead.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells residents not to panic as rivers swell.
Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana are as diverse as the unique waterways that course through the heart of Cajun country.
Waging war against historic flooding in eight Midwestern and Southern states, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway north of New Orleans on Monday in an effort to calm the rising Mississippi River.
CNN's Rob Marciano reports on efforts to track, study, and rehab Gulf wildlife one year after the massive oil spill.
On the first anniversary of an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform, which triggered the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history, BP filed suit Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rig platform's blowout preventer.
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CNN's Candy Crowley reports on those who keep saying they don't want to play in campaign 2012 for the White House.
A letter written by a Louisiana State University student leader and published Monday in a New Hampshire newspaper is taking Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to task for his out-of-state travels.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says BP is running out of time to approve a seafood testing and marketing plan.
Gov. Bobby Jindal says the rescued workers are without serious injuries and some are in the process of being discharged.
A fire on a well connected to an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico is out and there is no indication of an oil sheen, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
The U.S. government says there's very little oil left on the surface to clean up. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
BP finished pouring cement down its crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday in an operation known as a "static kill," completing the job earlier than expected.
A towing vessel struck an oil well in the Barataria Waterway off the southeastern Louisiana coast on Tuesday, causing the well to emit oil and natural gas into Barataria Bay, the Coast Guard said in a news release.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal railed against the federal ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico at a rally on Wednesday, saying the "arbitrary moratorium" could cost the region hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Shortly before BP announced Thursday it had stopped the flow of oil from its ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stood before a group of reporters in New Orleans, offering aerial photographs as proof that controversial sand berms are helping to keep some oil from his state's shores.
A federal appeals panel on Thursday upheld a district judge's order to block the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
The man tapped by President Barack Obama to work on long-term oil spill restoration will meet with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday afternoon to discuss the disaster's economic and environmental impacts on the state, according to a Secretary of the Navy press release.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal had harsh words for government authorities on Wednesday after sand-dredging operations to protect the state's coastline from the BP oil disaster were halted due to environmental concerns.
As Gulf oil moves closer to the coast, sharks and their food supply show up in large numbers as well. HLN reports.
The Obama administration says it will fight the blockage of a drilling moratorium. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.
Long before the brown pelican came to symbolize the tragedy of the Gulf oil spill, the giant bird stood for something much greater: survival against all odds.
Oil cleanup isn't the only challenge that workers are facing this week. CNN's Reynolds Wolf has more.
There's a constant thunder of helicopters this weekend around Scofield Island and Pelican Island on the Louisiana coast.
Environmentalists fear building sand barriers could do more harm than good. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
On a coastal barrier island off the Louisiana coast, several bulldozers are busy spreading sand, building land where there once was water.
The sign out front points the way: birds, please enter to the right; humans, enter on the left.
The White House responded Thursday to concerns that the ban on drilling for oil in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico will cost the region thousands of jobs.
CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the heartbreaking scene he witnessed aboard a boat in Grand Isle.
While local officials are calling for more federal government -- specifically military -- help with the oil cleanup, only a fraction of thousands of authorized, federally funded National Guard troops have been put into service.
Gov. Bobby Jindal lashes out at BP for not starting work to help dredge the Louisiana coast with sand.
The White House has ordered BP to fully fund Louisiana's plan to dredge up walls of sand to protect coastal marshes from the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday.
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The BP oil disaster may be more like the Iran hostage crisis than Hurricane Katrina. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
The federal government gave partial approval Thursday to Louisiana's plan to keep oil out of coastal estuaries by dredging up new barrier islands, the official leading the government's response to the Gulf of Mexico spill said.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he expects to know Wednesday night whether BP's "Top Kill" attempt to plug the runaway oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is working.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is frustrated with the delay of cleanup efforts by government permits.
President Obama announces a bipartisan commission on the oil spill, and BP says next week for "top kill."
Frustrated Louisiana officials Sunday demanded the federal government approve their plans to dredge up walls of sand to protect delicate inland estuaries from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Residents of Hancock, Mississippi, are on edge as bits of tar begin to wash up on beaches.
Gulf Coast states have seen drops in tourism linked to the BP oil spill in the Gulf, though it has not caused any beaches to close, tourism officials told CNN Wednesday.
CNN's David Mattingly and his team tour the oil spill only to find that it's thicker than expected in the wetlands.
BP said Wednesday that efforts to contain and clean up oil gushing from a ruptured pipe in the Gulf of Mexico have made a "measurable difference" even as Louisiana's governor announced that thick, heavy oil has begun polluting the state's wetlands and estuaries.
A wind shift could push more oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon gusher into the Mississippi Delta and areas west of the river, which is "bad news for Louisiana," Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday afternoon.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann follows a family helping to protect a favorite beach from the oil slick.
The edges of the massive Gulf Coast oil slick grazed the barrier islands off Louisiana's Chandeleur and Breton sounds Tuesday as the company responsible for cleaning up the spill faced tough questions from members of Congress.
CNN's Fredrika Whitfield speaks with a conservationist about how wildlife could take a hit from the oil disaster.
Gulf coast residents braced Saturday for the arrival of a massive oil slick creeping toward shore as nearly a million feet of boom were deployed in an effort to protect precious estuaries and wildlife -- even as thousands of barrels of crude continued gushing into the water.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal asks BP and the U.S. Coast Guard to reach out to fishermen to assist with the oil cleanup.
The Gulf Coast braced for a greasy and unwelcome tide Thursday as the region's largest oil spill in decades threatened the marshlands and beaches at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
The actions of a justice of the peace in Louisiana who refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple have prompted some top officials, including Gov. Bobby Jindal, to call for his dismissal.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she doesn't think the H1N1 flu is stronger than regular seasonal flu.
It's OK for Republicans to want President Obama to fail if they think he's jeopardizing the country, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told members of his political party Tuesday night.
The Republican Party is becoming a cartoon.
Larry talks with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal about President Obama's plans for the economy and criticism of Jindal's speech.
CNN's Larry King talked with Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal in a prime-time exclusive interview Monday night.
Is Bobby Jindal following the model of a young Bill Clinton?
Conservative activists on Saturday named former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the winner of a poll for best 2012 GOP presidential candidate.
As the first unofficial ballots are cast in the 2012 presidential race, a new national poll of Republicans indicates no clear front-runner for the next GOP White House nominee.
HLN hears your views on President Obama's speech to congress and Gov. Bobby Jindal's response.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's swipe at federal spending to monitor volcanoes has the mayor of one city in the shadow of Mount St. Helens fuming.
Over the course of history, governments, political regimes and leaders have done some stupid things despite all arguments to the contrary, at times even against their own self-interest.
It was billed as a "coming out party" for one of the GOP's most promising young stars.
Bobby Jindal, Louisiana's Republican governor, responded to the President's comments about the stimulus bill.
Tapped by the Republican party to deliver the GOP's response to President Barack Obama's congressional address Tuesday night, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took on the massive stimulus package and big government -- and pledged that his party would regain the nation's trust.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will give the GOP response to President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress. The following is a transcript of the speech as delivered on Tuesday night.
Thrust into the spotlight as a Republican rising star, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been depicted as an up-and-comer capable of helping reshape the party and jockeying for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
Though they support some federal action to help their states recover from the recession, several Republican governors said Sunday they plan to turn down a portion of what's offered in the stimulus bill that President Obama signed last week.
CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on how President Obama's economic stimulus plan will soon mean more money in your paycheck.
Several dozen mayors from across the country emerged from their meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday with one message -- they are determined to get their money.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is set to deliver the Republican response to President Obama's upcoming joint address to Congress, a high-profile slot the party often gives to one of its rising stars.
The Gulf Coast watched anxiously as Hurricane Ike trudged toward areas still cleaning up after Gustav, with disasters pre-declared in much of eastern Texas
Residents in the Florida Keys breathed a sigh of relief Monday as a fierce Hurricane Ike turned west on a path away from the low-lying island chain
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says there's no excuse for delays in getting power restored in storm damaged areas.
The governor of hurricane-battered Louisiana said Wednesday that the prospect of some areas of the state being without electricity for weeks, as power company officials have warned, is unacceptable.
During a visit to survey damage by Hurricane Gustav, Pres. Bush said the government's response to the storm went well.
New Orleans residents can begin returning to their homes on Thursday, Mayor Ray Nagin said Tuesday night, but he urged them to be aware of the hardships they will face.
Hurricane Gustav smashed cars and downed power lines in Louisiana.
A bar owner won't be among the thousands streaming back into the city, which was spared the worst of Gustav
CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on the major evacution of nearly 2 million of Louisiana's coastal residents.
The young Republican Congressman cruises to victory as the nation's first Indian-American governor