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Louisiana governor: stay-home order 'may well' be extended NEW ORLEANS - Orders closing many Louisiana businesses and keeping people home to slow the spread of COVID-19 'may well' have to be extended past April 13, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Sunday.

FACT CHECK: U.S. Still Lags Behind On Testing, Despite Trump's Claims President Trump is repeating his claim that the U.S is doing more testing for the coronavirus than any other country. "We have more cases because we&.

En Français, s'il vous plaît: French Mississippi When Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville began exploring the French colony of Louisiana in early January 1699, the exact location was not in what is now Louisiana, but in Mississippi. Fort Maurepas, in Ocean Springs near Biloxi, was the first permanent outpost in the colony.

Les Personnes: A Collective Effort In the spirit of complete transparency, Arnaudville artist and social sculptor George Marks feels it's prudent to point out that this - a shining example of creative placemaking done right - wasn't exactly what he had in mind back in 2005, both in execution and intention.

Plus ça change: Power Couple The story of individual contributions to the various French cultures of south Louisiana appears in numerous documentaries, articles and books, but rarely do we hear about the role of couples, which strikes me as odd given the importance of family.

Lettres d'amour / Lost and Found I was reared by my grandparents in Breaux Bridge in Saint Martin Parish. It was there I heard, on a daily basis, the Kréyòl language spoken by all who came to visit. Throughout my childhood, the Kréyòl language was the form of oral communication used with family members, neighbors and peers.

My Toughest Case: Michael Lemoine Michael Lemoine grew up in the small town of Plaucheville, Louisiana. When he went to LSU with the hopes of becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college, he was not sure what he wanted to do. But after taking a speech class, he realized he had a talent for public speaking.

My Toughest Case: Rachel Godley Whether it's divorce, custody, adoption, or something else, family law matters are always intensely personal cases. Lafayette attorney Rachel Godley steers her clients through these challenging, emotional times with compassion and tenacity. When Godley graduated from LSU in 2002, she moved to Nashville with hopes of working in the music industry.

My Toughest Case: Robert Kallam As a partner at Kean Miller, Robert Kallam has defended clients in the offshore energy and maritime industries from lawsuits in a career spanning 30 years. When Kallam graduated from LSU Law School in 1990, he did not initially plan to end up in this branch of the law.

Louisiana Is In Horror, Lack Of Medical Supplies Dire - Plea For Help As I am sure you know, Louisiana is a massive hotspot for the coronavirus. Currently, New Orleans is experiencing one of the highest per-capita rates of COVID-19 infections in the country. I am currently seeing a trend in that frightens me about the future and wellness of Louisiana.

Trailblazers - My New Orleans To label Richard a Louisiana ambassador and culture preservationist would be an understatement. "Last year I spent most of the year on the road, almost 80 dates, including Congrés Mondial Acadien in Canada," Richard said. This year, Richard is staying closer to home to be with his 98-year-old mother.

Louisiana's Alli Anger Commits to DII Drury University for 2020 Alli Anger of Mandeville, Louisiana has announced her verbal commitment to join the Drury University swim team in the fall. She swims year round with the Pelican Athletic Club as well as attending Archbishop Hannan High School. Last November Anger was a two-event finalist at the LHSAA Division 3 State Championships.

The alarming message of Louisiana's sharp rise in Covid-19 cases Kent Sepkowitz writes that while many blame out-of-town Mardi Gras visitors for the explosion of coronavirus cases in New Orleans, an unfolding "nightmare" of infection in smaller Shreveport suggests there might be another explanation.

Cities Across South Florida Are Ordering Their Own Stay-at-Home Restrictions Across South Florida, there are a variety of stay-at-home restrictions. Here's a list of local curfew information:. Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez urges residents to stay at home and stay safer at home. That includes no visitors, even family members.

Dallas Convention Center Could Be Used as Site for Coronavirus Patients, Abbott Says Greg Abbott on Sunday announced that the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas was selected to be the site of a pop-up coronavirus hospital meant to be used if local hospital resources are exhausted. The convention center was chosen given the spread and escalation of the new coronavirus in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Tens of thousands of Americans stranded as countries close borders over coronavirus President Donald Trump extended social distancing guidelines through April as two governors warned that equipment shortages could soon overwhelm hospitals.

Checkpoints set up at Florida / Alabama line; Florida vacation rentals stopped for 2 weeks Ron DeSantis announced travelers will be stopped and screened as they come into Florida. The measures are aimed specifically at those coming from the hard-hit states of Louisiana and New York, with checkpoints set up on I-10 and I-95.

Two Jefferson Parish men cited for recreational fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two men for alleged multiple recreational fishing violations and one man for resisting an officer in Plaquemines Parish on March 21.

Drew Brees Vows $5 Million Donation Will Feed Kids, Put Adults' Minds at Ease Drew Brees wants his $5 million donation to coronavirus relief to ease people's minds in Louisiana.

Jaguars serve as betting favorite to sign QB Winston While Tom Brady odds of being the NFL MVP for the 2020 season improved greatly after the six-time Super Bowl champion ventured to Tampa Bay, former Bucs quart.

Trump extends virus guidelines to end of April, braces US for big death toll Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic.

Cherrybark Oak Cherrybark oak is a large and valued Red Oak found in the southern United States. They commonly attain heights well over 100 feet and can have trunk diameters of up to five feet. I have an awesome specimen of this tree in my backyard in SE Louisiana - because of it, my backyard is perpetually shaded in summer.

Travel not banned between Louisiana and Texas; travel quarantine expanded The announcement shared by Texas Governor Greg Abbott Sunday, March 29 means all Louisianans are required to quarantine for 14-days before entering Texas.

Watch Live: Coronavirus Cases Soar, And U.S. Officials Say Worse Is Yet To Come Coronavirus cases in the United States continue to soar and virus-related deaths are mounting, with America's total fatalities doubling in just two.

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