Floods, riots and budgets: A look at 2016's biggest stories
NEW ORLEANS - As 2016 comes to a close, The Associated Press looks at the biggest stories of the past year.
It was a year of protracted budget negotiations as the cash-strapped state once again struggled to make financial ends meet.
The shootings of two ex-NFL players in the New Orleans area grabbed headlines and shocked residents.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capitol to protest the shooting death of a black man at the hands of two white police officers. Then the city was shocked by the shooting death of three law enforcement officers.
And massive flooding swept the state from north to south.
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One transported after morning crash on Nicholson Dr.
Krewes try to stay postive despite possible weekend rain
New parking meters and higher rates coming to Baton Rouge
Krewes thinking positive despite possible rain in parade forecast
Neighbors on edge as accused child molester released from jail