Louisiana may have a day or two of sun after the storms that swamped the state, but more rain is expected over the weekend.
The declaration lets Louisiana use state money to help local governments recover from storm damage.
Louisiana tax officials recommend filing electronically. The department says the average electronic refund processing time is 10 business days compared to 12 to 16 weeks when filed on paper.
A veteran FEMA employee has been named the agency's regional administrator for Louisiana and four other states.
Authorities say they have run out of bunker space at a Louisiana military base for some of the millions of pounds explosives that caused a town's evacuation after the material was found haphazardly stored at an explosives recycling company.
'Any true ‘tax reform’ should fix Louisiana’s chronic revenue shortage, which has resulted in the elimination of hospice care for the terminally ill, battered women being turned away from shelters and cuts in mental health services for children.'
Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to eliminate Louisiana's personal and business income taxes, in exchange for higher state sales taxes and the removal of some tax breaks.
The serial suer/PI targeted in the federal investigation of the DA's office claims his mental capacity has deteriorated to the point that he cannot manage his own affairs.
Businesses and individuals who claim BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company's class-action settlement with a team of private plaintiffs' attorneys.
In recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving all fees, with the exception of camping, at recreational sites in Kisatchie National Forest on Caney Lakes on the Caney Ranger District and on the Calcasieu Ranger District.