As more states order residents to stay at home to combat spread of the coronavirus, Mississippi and Florida are taking a different approach.
Louisiana is pushing back its presidential primary, from April 4 to June 20. It's the first state to postpone elections over coronavirus risks.
Holden Matthews has stated that he committed the crimes in an attempt to break into the "black metal" music scene. He set three historically black churches on fire during a 10-day period.
Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport is challenging a 2014 state law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital in case of an emergency.
In new amicus briefs, the American Medical Association and American Bar Association are among groups opposing the law, which is scheduled for oral arguments in March.
Eli Brown, who's black, and Natalie Guice Adams, who's white, were classmates when their Louisiana school integrated 50 years ago. "Our lives were so intertwined, but so separate," Adams said.
The storm system has prompted tornado and flash flood warnings, and officials are keeping a close watch on New Orleans' levee system and infrastructure, which failed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Barry is now predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane shortly before making landfall Saturday, with maximum winds of 75 mph.
Police investigating three recent attacks on historically black churches in Louisiana have arrested Holden Matthews, 21, a white male who is the son of a St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy.