Lousiana News

Analysis: Louisiana Weighs Hefty Borrowing to Pay Levee Debt

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana delayed paying its debts for improvements to the federal flood protection system stretching across five parishes in the New Orleans area. The massive bill totaling as much as $3 billion is …

Louisiana Legislature Plans Flood Insurance Meeting

The Legislature’s insurance committees have scheduled a Wednesday meeting to discuss what can be done to help residents facing skyrocketing flood insurance increases. Changes in the National Flood Insurance Program to put it on sounder financial footing could mean rate …

SNL Gauges Isaac’s Potential Damage Impact

While the U.S. hurricane season has been relatively benign, it appears that Isaac could cause some damage, with the storm on course to hit Louisiana and continue upward through parts of Mississippi and Arkansas before weakening substantially. A map of …

‘Swamp People’ Star Sues Louisiana Companies Over Catch-Phrases

Troy Landry from The History Channel’s “Swamp People” is accusing three companies of profiting from his “Choot Em” and other trademark-protected catch-phrases. A federal lawsuit filed in Lafayette this week accuses Halpern Import Co., National Cap and Sportswear, and Ripple …