Louisiana, also known as the 'Bayou State', is the 25th most populated state in America. The southern state is bordered by Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico. Unlike other states, Louisiana law is based on 'Napoleonic Code' and is one of the only states in the nation with Parishes instead of Counties (Alaska uses 'boroughs' instead of counties). Louisiana is one of the most diverse states in America featuring a multicultural blend of traditions from French, Haitian, Spanish, French Canadian, African and Native American cultures. In fact, that's cultural blend is where a lot of state's voodoo, Mardi Gras and Cajun traditions originated.
Cost of Living Increase: How Far Does Your Cash Go in Shreveport?
There's good news and bad news when it comes to personal finances of Shreveport residents these days.
Huge Louisiana Task Force Racks Up 171 Arrests During Crime Sweep
Just so you know what I mean by huge, this task force consists of 19 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies all working together to stomp a mudhole in crime.
Caddo Lake-Home to the First True Offshore Oil Well in the World
Not only is Caddo Lake, home to the largest cypress forest in the world, it has plenty of legends to satisfy the thrill seeker in all of us.
WATCH: Epic Brawl at Louisiana Walmart Terrorizes Shoppers
I honestly don't know what I would do if something like this happened right in front of me.
The Funniest Things Louisiana People Say They Fear The Most
The things Louisiana people fear the most are a lot different than those of other Americans and they're absolutely hysterical!
Experts Warn: Extreme Heat on the Way this Week for Louisiana
Officials are forecasting a 70-90% chance that we will not see relief from the heat any time soon.
Louisiana Man Arrested for Leaving His Dog in the Dangerous Heat
I know that some dogs spend their lives outdoors, but when it's this hot it can be cruel.
Bossier Preparing For Another Big Show! Gary Allan at Margaritaville
The Bossier City country concert scene just keeps getting better!