In a statement Friday, Jindal said, "Even countries in Africa have cut back on or stopped accepting flights from countries with Ebola outbreaks."

The operator of a brine mine that collapsed and apparently caused a 37-acre sinkhole in south Louisiana has asked the state insurance commissioner to make an insurance company pay out on a $50 million policy.

Long before a man was diagnosed with the Ebola virus in neighboring Texas, Louisiana's health department was working on what to do in case someone with the disease showed up in the state.

scott angelle carouselA long-time government official, the Breaux Bridge native spent more than eight years as natural resources secretary, working in the position for Govs. Jindal and Blanco.

Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction — who was a Republican before he was a Democrat before he was a Republican again — is accusing Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of using the black community for votes and providing nothing in return.

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