PARADIS, La. (AP) - Authorities in Louisiana say a man has been taken into custody after a shooting that killed his 15-year-old son and seriously wounded the boy's mother. The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in Sunday's shooting, and the couple's 9-year-old daughter, who ran to a neighbor's for help, was not injured.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LaToya Cantrell will be sworn in as New Orleans' first woman mayor in just over two weeks, and the inauguration's organizers have released a schedule of related events. The first of two religious services is set for Saturday, May 5, at the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Church.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's governor and two U.S. senators are attending the White House state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are on the guest list for Tuesday's glitzy event at the invitation of President Donald Trump.
NORCO, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says hundreds of gallons of heavy fuel oil have spilled into the Mississippi River in Louisiana from a chemical tanker. The Coast Guard said in a news release Monday that the source of the spill near Norco "is reported to be secured." The news release says approximately 2,600 gallons of oil spilled into the river from a foreign-flagged ship called Iver Exporter. The cause remains under investigation.
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