Louisiana's health department is acknowledging that planned cuts in the state's Medicaid program will eliminate hospice care for all Medicaid recipients beginning in February.
Hospice care aims to make dying people more comfortable in their final months of life. In announcing reductions to hospice care funding last week, officials with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration said hospice care at nursing homes would not be eliminated.
Twenty-eight endangered whooping cranes now live in the wild in southwest Louisiana.
The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 14 youngsters brought to Gueydan on Nov. 29 were released Monday. They join 14 adults — two released in early 2011 and 12 released late last year in the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Vermilion Parish.
In an attempt to put of the city's most valuable pieces of real estate back into commerce, New Orleans officials are preparing to solicit proposals for redeveloping the World Trade Center site at the foot of Canal Street.
The Times-Picayunereports the proposals can call for either demolishing or renovating the vacant office tower.
The host of a program on the History Channel is planning on having a bash to celebrate what some call the Maya apocalypse.
Giorgio Tsoukalos is the host of the History Channel's "Ancient Aliens" program. He is one of the leading proponents of the theory that alien astronauts sparked ancient myths, but he doesn't think the world is going to end Friday.
He is hosting a party with bands, food trucks, lights and a mock spaceship that will descend on to a stage at midnight Friday.
State police say two people died and a third was critically burned when a tractor-trailer ran off of Interstate 12, hit some trees, jack-knifed and was engulfed in flames. All three were trapped in the cab.
Trooper Nick Manale says the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office is working to identify the dead.
Manale says witnesses rescued one passenger after the 2010 Freightliner drifted off the road about 11 a.m. Wednesday west of the exit to Lacombe. But he says intense flames kept them from reaching two other adults.
Blake Griffin scored 18 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Hornets 93-77 on Wednesday night for their franchise record-tying 11th consecutive victory.
Jamal Crawford added 17 points, DeAndre Jordan scored 12, and Chris Paul had 10 points and 12 assists, surpassing 5,000 in his career for the Clippers, whose 19-6 record is tied with New York for second-best in the NBA.
They tied the franchise record set by the 1974-75 Buffalo Bills.