- Louisiana governor's speech stokes fears, threatens football Updated: Feb-12-16 4:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Hospitals shuttered. Hospice services and kidney dialysis treatments cut. Colleges closed mid-semester. And no football season for the LSU Tigers.
- Edwards: Possible TOPS cut won't hit students this semester Updated: Feb-12-16 2:35 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards is trying to lessen fears about the threat of cuts to the TOPS free college tuition program. He says Louisiana students who receive the aid won't see increased tuition bills this semester even if financing is reduced.
- Edwards asks public to support tax hikes for state budget Updated: Feb-11-16 9:15 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In a rare, statewide televised speech, Gov. John Bel Edwards tried Thursday to persuade Louisianians that he and lawmakers need to raise their taxes to help pay for continuing government services.
- Landry drops fight with Edwards over Common Core lawsuit Updated: Feb-11-16 6:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's attorney general ended a political feud with the state's new governor on Thursday over Common Core, saying he agrees it is time to drop a lawsuit claiming that federal authorities were trying to force states to adopt the math and English education standards.
- Louisiana State Police made impact on Mardi Gras security Updated: Feb-11-16 8:06 am
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police deployed approximately 170 troopers from across the state to assist with the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans.
- Man arrested after troopers find 200 pounds of marijuana Updated: Feb-10-16 9:35 pm
ST. MARTINVILLE, Louisiana - A Tennessee man is in custody after troopers seized about 202 pounds of marijuana from his truck.
- Louisiana revenue forecasts drop again; budget gap at $850M Updated: Feb-10-16 6:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's budget gap grew worse Wednesday, reaching a projection of at least $850 million and placing government services at risk of deep cuts, with only four months remaining to rebalance the state's spending plan.
- 2 La kids found in Ariz after month; mom, man arrested Updated: Feb-07-16 5:30 pm
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Louisiana State Police say two kidnapped boys, aged 2 and 7, have been found in Casa Grande, Arizona, after a monthlong search.
- Toups is new president of Drug Court Professionals Updated: Feb-05-16 4:10 am
THIBODAUX, Louisiana - A Thibodaux attorney has been sworn in as president of the Louisiana Association of Drug Court Professionals.
- Louisiana Senate race draws its first Democratic candidate Updated: Feb-04-16 4:51 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's U.S. Senate race has its first Democratic contender.
- 6 arrested in 'pay-for-plea' corruption case in Lafayette Updated: Feb-01-16 7:09 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Vowing to crack down on public corruption in Louisiana, the state's new attorney general announced the arrests on Monday of six people on charges related to a bribery investigation of a south Louisiana district attorney's office.
- State high court overturns bar to felons running for office Updated: Jan-27-16 7:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has overturned a constitutional amendment barring felons from running for office because voters approved a version without a last-minute legislative change.
- La high court: Sharper co-defendants don't get new judge Updated: Jan-27-16 6:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has reinstated the judge overseeing the state case against two New Orleans co-defendants of former football player Darren Sharper.
- Lafayette area to see a lot of highway work soon Updated: Jan-25-16 7:35 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Later this year the Lafayette area is expected to become the scene of major highway work.
- Man argues conviction in triple slaying should be reversed Updated: Jan-25-16 7:02 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A man sentenced to death for a Bossier Parish triple murder says his conviction should be reversed because he was denied the right to fire his trial attorney.
- Safety experts: site of fatal train-car wreck is dangerous Updated: Jan-24-16 8:02 pm
NEW IBERIA, Louisiana - A New Iberia railroad crossing where five people were killed is dangerously near a highway intersection, leading to traffic backups that can trap vehicles in a train's path, safety experts say.
- Texas man dies in wreck: pickup, motor home, big rig Updated: Jan-18-16 4:22 am
WESTLAKE, Louisiana - Louisiana State Police say a Texas man died when his eastbound pickup truck ran into the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Westlake and was hit by a motor home and a tractor-trailer.
- Driver, 2 passengers die after SUV hits tree Updated: Jan-17-16 4:13 pm
PITKIN, Louisiana - Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident that killed three people on Louisiana Highway 113.
- State approves Grambling lab schools to convert to charters Updated: Jan-16-16 2:01 pm
GRAMBLING, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Education has approved a recommendation to convert Grambling State University's three laboratory schools into a single charter school system.
- Police say casino manager theft arrest is first in Louisiana Updated: Jan-16-16 11:53 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Louisiana State Police say a slot machine manager stole $3,000 from Sam's Town Hotel & Casino in Shreveport.
- Louisiana sheriff's deputy slain; former inmate arrested Updated: Jan-14-16 3:15 pm
Authorities have arrested a former inmate in the death of a sheriff's deputy whose body was found earlier this week in a shallow grave near her north Louisiana home.
- New House speaker has kept low profile as a state lawmaker Updated: Jan-13-16 6:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - As a rank-and-file lawmaker, Louisiana's new House Speaker Taylor Barras wasn't one to seek the spotlight. The Republican from New Iberia never chaired a committee, and he wasn't the face of high-profile debates during his first eight years in office.