Louisiana, also known as the 'Bayou State', is the 25th most populated state in America. The southern state is bordered by Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico. Unlike other states, Louisiana law is based on 'Napoleonic Code' and is one of the only states in the nation with Parishes instead of Counties (Alaska uses 'boroughs' instead of counties). Louisiana is one of the most diverse states in America featuring a multicultural blend of traditions from French, Haitian, Spanish, French Canadian, African and Native American cultures. In fact, that's cultural blend is where a lot of state's voodoo, Mardi Gras and Cajun traditions originated.
Louisiana Millionaire Pleads Guilty In Wife’s Kidnapping
A Lafayette businessman has pleaded guilty to having his wife kidnapped in a plot that ended when the two suspects drowned while trying to flee from police.
Another Startling Invasive Fish Species Just Found in Red River
Have you seen the videos on YouTube of what these silver carp are capable of? These big suckers are extremely hazardous to unaware boaters
How Long Till You’ll Be Able to Bet on Sports In Louisiana?
Sports betting has passed the state legislature and been signed into law by the governor. But how long til you can actually make a bet on the Saints or the Cowboys?
Wikipedia Lists These Nicknames for Louisiana Cities
There's no doubt about it, Louisiana is the most unique state in the country. Naturally, that means our cities have unique nicknames.
LA Tech Vax Plan Puts Sweet Prizes Like Free Tuition Up for Grabs
The university is putting prizes like tuition and fees, an Apple Watch Series 6, textbooks, and a lot more up for grabs
Louisiana is Facing a Nursing Shortage With Over 6,000 Openings
If you're a recent high school graduate or you're looking for a new career, it looks like the biggest employment void in all of Louisiana is in the nursing industry.
$350 Benefit Headed to Some Louisiana K-12 School Kids Next Week
The money is meant to help offset the extra food costs parents may have (definitely did) had to pay as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Louisiana Trailer Park Says, ‘Bring Your House & Share Your Spouse!’
This falls under the category of you just can't make this stuff up...
Could Louisiana Follow Suit With Arizona and Ban Trail Cameras?
When I first saw an article in Field and Stream that discussed Arizona's recent ban on the use of trail cameras, I thought it was some kind of joke
Driverless Delivery Drones Coming to Louisiana Thanks to New Law
Who is responsible for damages if/when one of these robots causes an accident that results in injury or death?
Louisiana Parents Facing Huge Increase in Back-to-School Prices
According to the Tax Foundation, Louisiana has the highest combined sales tax rate in the country. So expect back-to-school supplies to be at an all-time high in Louisiana.
Heat Advisory Continues for Shreveport Area – Cooling Centers Opened
Most of the state is under a heat advisory today as Louisiana is dealing with its first lengthy heatwave of the summer.