Louisiana health officials say a Caddo Parish resident has died from the West Nile virus.
The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, told the Shreveport Times she could not provide other information, citing confidentiality rules.
Bollinger Shipyards has been awarded a $255 million contract to build six more Fast Response Cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard.
The New Orleans Advocate reports the funding brings the total number of the boats under contract with Lockport-based Bollinger to 30.
The contract's total value so far is more than $1.3 billion.
Democratic U-S Senator Mary Landrieu says the latest funding is part almost $9 billion in discretionary funding allocated to the Coast Guard in the Department of Homeland Security's budget for fiscal year 2014.
The Terrebonne Parish Council has passed a resolution in support of the United Houma Nation receiving federal recognition.
The Courier reports the council also asked the administrations of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw and the Pointe-au-Chien tribes to submit necessary documents to receive similar council measures of support.
Potential policy shifts in the federal Department of the Interior may open the door for area Native American tribes to achieve federal recognition.
A suburban New Orleans man wanted in death of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub has been arrested in Texas and the three children he disappeared with have been found.
Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say in a news release 43-year-old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, of Metairie, was arrested in a trailer park in Katy, Texas, late Sunday night. He faces a second-degree murder charge.
Col. John Fortunato, a sheriff's office spokesman, says his three children who were with him at the time of his arrest are safe.