Phi Gamma Delta Members Pay Off Mortgage of Longtime House Cook

For 14 years, Jessie Hamilton cooked for the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Louisiana State University. Years later, 90 former members took up a collection to pay her mortgage.

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Weddings: Focus on the Marriage, Not the Wedding

Carmen Myer and Aaron James had to deal with storms, long-distance commuting, a pandemic and a lost rescue dog to get here.

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Two New Orleans State Senators Win Runoff Spots for U.S. House Seat

Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson will meet in an April runoff for the seat vacated by Cedric L. Richmond.

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Some Elderly African Americans Are Hesitant About the Covid Vaccine

A nurse in Baton Rouge has been on a crusade to overcome resistance among older African-Americans unwilling to take the coronavirus vaccine.

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L.S.U. Player’s Accusations of Police Assault Prompt Investigation

Koy Moore said on Twitter that police officers “violated” him “numerous times” Saturday night, leading the Baton Rouge Police Department to place three officers on paid leave amid an investigation.

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L.S.U. Fraternity Member Is Accused of Criminal Hazing

Terry Pat Reynolds II, a member of the university’s Phi Kappa Psi chapter, was charged in connection with an off-campus event that left a student on life support, the authorities said.

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Hurricane Delta Brings Floods and Destruction to an Already Battered Louisiana

The storm made landfall some 20 miles from where Laura touched down a few weeks ago, intensifying the devastation the state has experienced during a brutal hurricane season.

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Louisiana Man Faces Murder Charge in Fatal Shooting of a Panhandler

A Black victim’s family seeks a federal investigation into how the police have handled a shooting after a confrontation with a white man.

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Reopening, Warily: Revisiting Jasmine Lombrage

A restaurant owner in Louisiana grappled with the decision to reopen. This is what has happened to her since.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal Makes Landfall in Louisiana

Meteorologists were watching for persistent bands of rain that can lead to flash flooding.

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Reopening, Warily

As restrictions ease in Louisiana, a restaurant owner in Baton Rouge talks about how the pandemic has affected her business and why the decision to reopen isn’t an easy one.

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Louisiana Police Officer Killed in Shooting Before 4-Hour Standoff

A second officer was shot and remained in critical condition. After negotiations with SWAT teams, the gunman eventually surrendered to the authorities.

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Pastor Faces Assault Charge After Dispute With Protester Over Social Distancing

Tony Spell backed up a church bus toward a man who had been protesting outside Life Tabernacle Church, which has defied Louisiana’s ban on public gatherings, the authorities said. He did not hit the man.

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Food Banks Are Overrun, as Coronavirus Surges Demand

Millions are flooding a charitable system that was never intended to handle a nationwide crisis.

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