Latest from Richard A. Webster

Thousands are serving life sentences in Louisiana. A new case could give them the chance to appeal.

The state currently locks up more people for life than many of its neighbors combined.

June 18, 2020

Cristobal destroys protective sand dunes in Grand Isle, La., a troubling omen in what could be a rough hurricane season

“If the state loses our line of barrier islands, your next beachfront is going to be just south of New Orleans,” said Police Chief Laine Landy. “It’s scary.”

June 8, 2020

Tropical Storm Cristobal hits Louisiana coast, bringing more flooding to the bayou

In what is expected to be a rough hurricane season, the storm weakened but still brought heavy rains and wind to New Orleans and southern Louisiana.

June 7, 2020

As New Orleans reopens, tourists and residents are hesitant to return

The streets of the French Quarter remained eerily quiet on Day One of the city’s reopening.

May 17, 2020

Coronavirus concerns keep man locked in prison after double-murder conviction is overturned

Louisiana prosecutors are arguing that coronavirus exposure is a reason to keep people behind bars.

April 23, 2020

Coronavirus spreads among kids in detention in Louisiana

Parents call for early release after coronavirus cases grow in the state’s juvenile detention facilities.

April 16, 2020

Louisiana sees largest spike in reported coronavirus cases in 24-hour period

Pastor charged for holding large religious gatherings amid crackdown on social distancing rules.

March 31, 2020