HOUMA, La. (AP) — People should stay away from an oil spill in the Terrebonne Bay and Lake Pelto area, the Louisiana Department of Health said Wednesday.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — An oil spill cleanup is underway at a site where an oil tank platform collapsed in a Louisiana bay, the Coast Guard said.
CHAUVIN, La. (AP) — Authorities in south-central Louisiana are looking for those responsible for vandalizing the Chauvin Sculpture Garden, a local landmark created by a self-taught artist.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Five candidates are in the running to become the next leader of a south Louisiana school district.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A white high-schooler has been charged with a hate crime after being caught on video throwing cotton balls at a Black student and whipping him with his belt, authorities said Wednesday.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The sheriff of a south Louisiana parish hit hard last year by Hurricane Ida says he expects to return inmates to the parish jail by the end of the month.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — One person has been killed in a house fire in Houma, authorities said.

The fire happened shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday, WWL-TV reported.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A helicopter was seen descending toward the ground in a nose-down position before it crashed near Houma, killing the pilot and a passenger, federal investigators said Friday.
SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — More than four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed or did major damage to their houses, some Louisiana residents are just now moving from tent camps to government-supplied mobile homes and RV trailers.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A French diplomat is working to build ties with French-speaking people in Louisiana in part through strengthening education programs.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has scheduled a trial for a man accused of killing an 8-year-old girl while trying to shoot someone else in the same car.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Days before Christmas someone stole the seat to the bicycle that a 26-year-old man used to get to and from work in all sorts of weather.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Construction will begin early next year on a $463 million project that will add 8.3 miles (13.4 kilometers) of elevated highway in Louisiana’s Lafourche Parish.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Ida or have not had power since the late-August storm tell a newspaper the power company is still billing them for hundreds of dollars a month.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Authorities in southern Louisiana are searching for a woman who bit off part of an officer’s ear.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University has been awarded a grant to study how pollutants from Hurricane Ida flood waters may have affected south Louisiana ground water and water systems.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say Houma police have shot and killed a man who was charging at one of them with a screwdriver.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer has been arrested and placed on administrative leave after an investigation found that he used more force than necessary during an arrest.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Two artists in a Louisiana city recovering from Hurricane Ida have installed a mural to symbolize the unity of local residents after the storm.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been charged in connection with the death of her infant daughter, authorities said.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A hospital in a coastal Louisiana area hit hard by Hurricane Ida resumed inpatient services Friday, including critical care and surgical services.
Officials have raised Hurricane Ida’s death toll in Louisiana to 26. The additional 11 deaths all occurred in the city of New Orleans.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The wind ripped chunks off the hospital’s roof and the entire building rumbled. One nurse said the cement pounding into the walls sounded like the loudest bowling alley she could imagine.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The wind ripped chunks off the hospital’s roof and the entire building rumbled. One nurse said the cement pounding into the walls sounded like the loudest bowling alley she could imagine.
When Hurricane Ida swept ashore, the town of Houma was the first major population center in its path. Power isn’t expected to be restored until the end of the month.
The energy company that is providing power to Louisiana says full restoration of electricity to hurricane-battered areas outside New Orleans could take until the end of the month.
Many residents who wanted to flee from Hurricane Ida were left to fend for themselves as hurricane ravaged Louisiana.
Main Street in the Louisiana town of Houma resembles a canyon of rubble after Hurricane Ida. Metal roofs peeled off buildings covered the sidewalks Tuesday, and red bricks from a collapsed building mingled with broken glass on a corner.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Five men have been arrested in the death of a Louisiana man whose compact car ran into a house after he was shot and killed.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard is holding a two-week hearing into the events surrounding a lift boat that flipped off the coast of Louisiana in April, killing 13 of the 19 people on board.