- Settlement over decade-old Gulf oil leak filed in court Updated: Sep-03-15 5:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Environmental groups signed a settlement agreement Thursday to resolve their lawsuit against a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Hospice chain settles whistleblower suit for $5.9 million Updated: Sep-03-15 5:37 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A chain of hospices in four states has agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit concerning overbilling for $5.9 million.
- Elio Motors asks feds to OK $25M stock offering Updated: Sep-03-15 5:09 pm
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - The company that wants to build a three-wheeled vehicle in Shreveport says it's asked federal regulators to authorize a $25 million stock offering based on crowdfunding interest.
- Man accused of kidnapping hoax, bombing ex-wife's house Updated: Sep-03-15 5:07 pm
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana - An Oklahoma man is accused of creating bogus social media accounts and claiming he'd been kidnapped to try to get his ex-wife's attention, and later bombing her house in Louisiana.
- Testimony: Man accused of killing officer had made threats Updated: Sep-03-15 4:41 pm
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Relatives of a man accused of killing a police officer on Aug. 5 had warned law enforcement that he was armed and had threatened to kill, a Shreveport police sergeant testified Thursday.
- New Orleans state senator not running for re-election Updated: Sep-03-15 2:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A New Orleans state senator is the latest lawmaker to announce he won't seek re-election this fall.
- French Quarter agency backs removal of White League monument Updated: Sep-03-15 2:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A French Quarter commission has voted to remove a 124-year-old obelisk monument dedicated to the White League's brief, and bloody, overthrow of a biracial Reconstruction government after the Civil War.
- Louisiana Monroe-No. 9 Georgia Preview Capsule Updated: Sep-03-15 10:51 am
Louisiana Monroe (4-8 2014) at No. 9 Georgia (10-3), Noon (SEC Network)
- Hundreds flood meeting on brain-eating amoeba in Sterlington Updated: Sep-03-15 10:47 am
STERLINGTON, Louisiana - More than 300 people gathered in Sterlington to hear from state and local officials about a potentially deadly amoeba found in their drinking water.
- Man, 30, gets 10 years, 2nd man pleads guilty in heroin ring Updated: Sep-03-15 10:26 am
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and a 61-year-old man has pleaded guilty in connection with a New Orleans heroin ring.
- Woman accused of trying to hire hit man to kill husband Updated: Sep-03-15 5:41 am
TANGIPAHOA, Louisiana - A woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband has been arrested as she tried to climb out the rear window of a mobile home in the village of Tangipahoa, authorities said Wednesday.
- No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings Updated: Sep-03-15 5:40 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night.
- New person in place to lead Morehouse schools temporarily Updated: Sep-03-15 4:08 am
BASTROP, Louisiana - The Morehouse Parish School Board has named an interim superintendent after moving the current superintendent, George Noflin, to an advisory role.
- French Quarter agency backs removal of White League monument Updated: Sep-02-15 7:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A French Quarter commission voted Wednesday to remove a 124-year-old obelisk monument dedicated to the White League's brief, and bloody, overthrow of a biracial Reconstruction government after the Civil War.
- Judge to decide if Planned Parenthood stays in La. Medicaid Updated: Sep-02-15 5:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A federal judge on Wednesday questioned why Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration removed Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program if its clinics are competent to provide health care services.
- Are more police getting killed? A look at officer deaths Updated: Sep-02-15 5:33 pm
CHICAGO - The killing of a veteran police officer north of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked. A look at some of the latest slayings and data on other officer killings:
- Angelle campaign takes issue with ad from pro-Vitter PAC Updated: Sep-02-15 4:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An attack ad launched by a super PAC supporting David Vitter's campaign for governor says his GOP rival Scott Angelle wants to "tax the Internet" and collect $900 more a year from each Louisiana taxpayer.
- West Virginia editorial roundup Updated: Sep-02-15 4:20 pm
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
- St. Bernard president pleads not guilty in corruption case Updated: Sep-02-15 3:57 pm
CHALMETTE, Louisiana - St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta has pleaded not guilty to 22 criminal charges in Chalmette.
- Northwestern State sets up a scholarship in LaValley's name Updated: Sep-02-15 3:55 pm
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana - Northwestern State University will recognize the late Officer Thomas LaValley, a 2007 NSU graduate, with a posthumous presentation and announcement of a scholarship established in his name.
- Newsstand with deep ties to New Orleans shuts down Updated: Sep-02-15 2:59 pm
METAIRIE, Louisiana - In a sign of the digital times, one of the last newsstands in metro New Orleans- and certainly its most popular - was closing Wednesday.
- Duke expects tougher test in rematch at Tulane Updated: Sep-02-15 2:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS - All Duke coach David Cutcliffe has to do is point to a few key stats and some unflattering footage from last season's home date with Tulane to get the Blue Devils' attention.
- Fate of 'Angola Three' inmate is argued before appeals court Updated: Sep-02-15 11:58 am
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana attorneys asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block the release of longtime inmate Albert Woodfox and allow prosecutors to try him a third time in the 1972 death of a prison guard, but Woodfox's lawyer said a fair trial would be impossible due to the passage of time and the death of critical witnesses..
- The Latest: Lawyer cites 'Angola Three' inmate's age, health Updated: Sep-02-15 11:11 am
NEW ORLEANS - The latest on arguments in the case of the last incarcerated member of the "Angola Three" (all times local):
- 2 Ouachita Parish students arrested Updated: Sep-02-15 10:25 am
MONROE, Louisiana - Two students in the Ouachita Parish School system have been arrested in separate incidents.