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Attorney Ron Haley adjusts the microphone at the podium for Mona Hardin, center, mother of Ronald Greene, as she approaches to speak at a news conference outside the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Attorney Lee Merritt stands directly behind Hardin. Greene died following a police chase in Louisiana in 2019, and his death is now under federal investigation. Greene's family filed a federal wrongful-death lawsuit in May alleging troopers

Black man's family views graphic video of in-custody death

Oct. 15, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody, their attorney calling it damning footage that shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him face-down across...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) rolls into the end zone on a touchdown carry in the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints explore moving home games to LSU so fans may attend

Oct. 13, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have begun discussions with LSU about holding the NFL club's future home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, a team spokesman said Tuesday. “LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games and we very much appreciate their...

Pass Christian Sailboat washes ashore in Long Beach after the Hurricane Delta high force winds on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Hunter Dawkins/The Gazebo Gazette via AP)

Louisiana's back-to-back hurricanes: Future unsure for many

Oct. 12, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

CAMERON, La. (AP) — Michele Vincent’s home was largely intact in spite of hurricanes Laura and Delta. But tears streamed down her face as she looked at her church’s broken windows and shattered pews. “It’s hard to come back and see it again and then to know there’s...

A flooded recreational area is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta Saturday Oct. 10, 2020, in Iowa, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Louisiana officials announce 2nd death in storm

Oct. 11, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Delta (all times CDT): 5:50 p.m. Louisiana officials have announced a second death from Hurricane Delta. A 70-year-old woman in Iberia Parish died in a fire likely caused by a natural gas leak following damage from the storm, the state Department of Health said Sunday. Gov....

Soncia King holds onto her husband Patrick King in Lake Charles, La., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, as they walk through the flooded street to their home, after Hurricane Delta moved through on Friday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

'We can’t lose our momentum:' Louisiana vows to rebuild

Oct. 11, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Back-to-back hurricanes in the space of six weeks left parts of Louisiana blanketed Sunday with tarpaulins, mangled metal and downed power lines — but not necessarily despair. Utility crews fanned out across the battered southwestern part of the state to restore electricity...

Grace Belaire, 7, and her brother, Mason, 5, look for worms and tadpoles in their driveway after Hurricane Delta pushed water around their home in southwest Louisiana on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

The Latest: Delta's remnants raise inland flood, storm risks

Oct. 10, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Delta (all times CDT): ATLANTA — Remnants of Delta have triggered heavy rainstorms in parts of the Southeast, prompting flash flood and tornado warnings in the Atlanta area and other parts of Georgia. There were no immediate sightings of any confirmed tornadoes but...

Floodwater covers a road just southeast of Lake Charles, La., following Hurricane Delta on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

Oct. 10, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The day after Hurricane Delta blew through besieged southern Louisiana, residents started the routine again: dodging overturned cars, trudging through knee-deep water to flooded homes with ruined floors and no power, and pledging to rebuild after the storm. Delta made landfall...

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. Landfall is expected Friday evening. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Delta inflicts new damage on storm-weary Louisiana

Oct. 9, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Ripping tarps from already damaged roofs and scattering debris piled by roadsides, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of destruction on Louisiana as it struck communities still reeling after Hurricane Laura took a similar path just six weeks earlier. When Delta came ashore...

ADDS CITY - Danielle Fontenot runs to a relative's home in the rain with her son Hunter ahead of Hurricane Delta, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Lake Charles, La. Forecasters said Delta — the 25th named storm of an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season — would likely crash ashore Friday evening somewhere on southwest Louisiana's coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Delta barely a hurricane, weakens moving inland

Oct. 9, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Delta (all times CDT): 9:45 p.m. Forecasters say Delta remains barely a hurricane with top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Delta is moving further inland over southwestern Louisiana as a weak Category 1 hurricane....

Bernie Arnould, center, gets help from Kaden Ashley and D.J. Hebert, left, all with Pelican Companies, as they board up the windows to the front of MC Bank in Amelia, La., Wednesday, Oct., 7, 2020, in In preparation for Hurricane Delta.  (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

The Latest: Major Hurricane Delta intensifies over the Gulf

Oct. 8, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Delta (all times CDT): 10 p.m. MIAMI — Hurricane Delta has gotten stronger as it marches toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, now packing top sustained winds of 120 mph (195 kph). The devastating Category 3 storm is expected to make a likely landfall late Friday...