- People can start voting early Saturday for Oct. 24 election Updated: Oct-09-15 8:35 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Early voting begins Saturday for Louisiana's Oct. 24 election, with candidates urging supporters to cast their ballots in advance since the statewide and local races are expected to compete for attention on Election Day with college football games and hunting plans.
- All major governor candidates highlight abortion opposition Updated: Oct-08-15 12:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Abortion rights supporters who want to make the procedure easier to obtain in Louisiana can count on getting zero support from the state's next governor.
- TV ad spending in Louisiana election at $9.4M and rising Updated: Oct-08-15 5:28 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Spending on TV advertising for Louisiana's Oct. 24 election has reached nearly $9.4 million, with the governor's race accounting for most of the money. But spending by candidates for attorney general and lieutenant governor are on the rise as the election nears.
- Governor candidates to debate on TV without David Vitter Updated: Oct-07-15 4:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter defended his planned absence in the latest TV debate in the Louisiana governor's race, saying his work in Washington is the culprit.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Oct-07-15 1:08 pm
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
- Mathews woman loses appeal over deaths of 2 children Updated: Oct-05-15 10:34 am
THIBODAUX, Louisiana - A 48-year-old Mathews woman serving consecutive life sentences for killing her two young children has lost her bid to overturn her convictions.
- Democrat Edwards trying to break party slump in Louisiana Updated: Oct-02-15 3:05 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Democratic candidate for governor John Bel Edwards has surged in recent polls, raising hopes among Democrats that they might reclaim a top position in a state where Republicans hold every statewide elected job.
- Death penalty sought against man accused of killing trooper Updated: Oct-01-15 5:54 pm
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - A 54-year-old man accused of killing a Louisiana state trooper and his roommate in August has pleaded not guilty.
- 2 dead, 1 injured in wrong-way crash on Interstate 20 Updated: Sep-28-15 8:33 am
MONROE, Louisiana - Louisiana State Police say two people died and one was seriously injured when a pickup traveling the wrong way on Interstate 20 hit a car head-on.
- Caldwell, Landry in close fundraising competition in AG race Updated: Sep-25-15 6:42 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In Louisiana's attorney general's race, Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell is locked in a tight fundraising competition with one GOP opponent, former Congressman Jeff Landry.
- State Supreme Court clears way for alleged band hazing trial Updated: Sep-22-15 11:09 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Supreme Court has cleared the way for the trial of a long-standing lawsuit that alleged hazing activities within the Southern University marching band.
- Suit: Lieutenant's killing over-reaction by other deputies Updated: Sep-20-15 8:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The family of a sheriff's deputy shot and killed by other deputies last September has sued the sheriff, saying officers should have used "non-lethal means" to end a domestic disturbance.
- Facing death, Louisiana serial killer loses latest appeal Updated: Sep-19-15 11:44 am
NEW ORLEANS - A man convicted of murdering two women and linked to five other south Louisiana slayings has lost his latest appeal in a death penalty case.
- La. lawmakers approve $10M incentive for motorcycle plant Updated: Sep-18-15 4:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers agreed to give $10 million in payroll rebates to a motorcycle company moving its headquarters and production facility to Ruston.
- La. state Senate president to attend pope's arrival ceremony Updated: Sep-18-15 4:10 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - When President Barack Obama greets Pope Francis at the White House next week, Louisiana Senate President John Alario will be in attendance.
- 2 more La. House members re-elected without opposition Updated: Sep-16-15 11:37 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The number of lawmakers who have won re-election without opposition has edged up by two.
- State police to seek delay on new identification rules Updated: Sep-16-15 10:30 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana State Police will request that federal authorities allow people to continue using the state's driver's licenses as identification to enter U.S. courthouses, military bases and some other federal offices.
- Court: New Orleans mayor can remain free during appeal Updated: Sep-15-15 7:54 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu can remain free while his overriding contempt of court appeal is being resolved.
- High court rejects lawyer's bid to be a two-party candidate Updated: Sep-13-15 3:09 pm
HOUMA, Louisiana - The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by a candidate seeking a state House seat to be listed as both a Republican and a Democrat on the fall ballot.
- Firefighters vow to fight on after mayor avoids house arrest Updated: Sep-11-15 8:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest developments in a decades-old legal dispute in which New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu faces weekend house arrest because the city has yet to come up with a plan to pay $75 million owed to firefighters. All times are local.
- Sign-up period for Oct. 24 election ends with few surprises Updated: Sep-10-15 7:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - No unexpected twists stirred up things at the top of the ballot, as the candidate sign-up period for Louisiana's Oct. 24 election ended Thursday.
- Former state senator convicted of felony runs again Updated: Sep-10-15 6:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A former Louisiana state senator who served a 37-month sentence for money laundering is asking to be forgiven - and re-elected.