- Tax increase may not be needed for public safety raises Updated: May-27-15 8:16 am
HOUMA, Louisiana - A tax increase may not be necessary to pay for Terrebonne Parish public safety worker raises.
- New Orleans police officer injured in I-10 wreck Updated: May-27-15 8:06 am
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer is being treated for injuries after his cruiser was struck on Interstate 10 near Interstate 610.
- Tangipahoa council to send term-limit proposal to the voters Updated: May-27-15 7:29 am
AMITE, Louisiana - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has agreed to give voters the opportunity to decide in the Oct. 24 election whether to limit the parish president and council members to three consecutive four-year terms.
- Denham Springs to install GPS in city vehicles Updated: May-27-15 7:22 am
DENHAM SPRINGS, Louisiana - Denham Springs city officials will begin using GPS equipment to keep closer tabs on municipal workers.
- Caretaker booked after 8-year-old shoots, injures brother Updated: May-27-15 7:15 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Deputies say an 8-year-old Baton Rouge boy shot his 17-year-old brother as the teen was playing a video game earlier this month.
- Business coalition seeks public opinion on I-10 congestion Updated: May-27-15 6:59 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge business-led coalition seeking transportation improvements is trying to get more members of the public to take an online survey about traffic on the Interstate 10 corridor.
- Lafayette coroner: Inmate died from natural causes Updated: May-27-15 6:44 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A Lafayette Parish inmate pronounced dead at the jail on Friday died from natural causes. That's according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office.
- Officials to release hurricane season forecast Updated: May-27-15 4:46 am
NEW ORLEANS - The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season Wednesday.
- 2 dead, 2 wounded in quadruple shooting in New Orleans Updated: May-27-15 4:35 am
NEW ORLEANS - Police say a man and a teenage boy have died and another man and woman have been wounded in an early-morning shooting spree in eastern New Orleans.
- House backs pension hike for retired teachers, state workers Updated: May-27-15 4:08 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Retired state employees, public school workers and teachers would get a boost to their pension checks, under a bill advancing to the state Senate for consideration.
- Historian, author of 'The Pacific' Hugh Ambrose dies at 48 Updated: May-27-15 2:35 am
HELENA, Montana - Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48.
- Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75 Updated: May-26-15 10:16 pm
NEW YORK - Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.
- FBI agent wounded while searching for 9-year-old girl Updated: May-26-15 9:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS - An FBI agent was wounded and a kidnapping suspect was killed Tuesday when gunfire broke out at a Louisiana motel where a 9-year-old girl from Texas was found safe, authorities said.
- Ban on billing rape victims for exams nears final passage Updated: May-26-15 9:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Senate unanimously agreed on Tuesday to ban hospitals from billing rape victims for their medical exams, edging close to final passage a bill that will significantly change the way authorities investigate sexual assaults and treat its victims.
- Tornado, damaged buildings reported in Kenner, Louisiana Updated: May-26-15 7:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A tornado with winds of 110 mph damaged several buildings in Kenner early Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
- Appeals panel won't lift hold on Obama immigration action Updated: May-26-15 6:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately.
- Construction budget jammed with more projects than money Updated: May-26-15 6:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's lawmakers have started advancing a state construction budget for next year that is so overstuffed with projects it would give Gov. Bobby Jindal decision-making authority over which ones actually receive money.
- Grambling State president search narrowed to 8 candidates Updated: May-26-15 6:32 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A committee set up to find the next president of Grambling State University will meet Friday to pick semifinalists for the job.
- Haughton man accused of possessing child porn Updated: May-26-15 5:50 pm
HAUGHTON, Louisiana - Bossier Parish authorities say a 56-year-old man has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.
- LaSalle man accused of timber thefts arrested in Alaska Updated: May-26-15 5:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana officials say a LaSalle Parish man accused of timber thefts worth more than $100,000 was arrested in Alaska where they say he was planning to flee to Canada.
- Louisiana bill to ban abortions based on gender is stalled Updated: May-26-15 2:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana appears unlikely to add a new legal restriction banning gender-based "sex-selection" abortions.
- Mary Landrieu, aide joining Washington lobbying firm Updated: May-26-15 1:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is joining a Washington lobbying firm.
- Shrimp prices plummet in 2015 Updated: May-26-15 7:32 am
DULAC, Louisiana - After a few years of steady prices, Louisiana shrimpers are watching the prices for their catches plummet this season.
- Army Corps of Engineers to consider deeper Miss. River Updated: May-26-15 7:05 am
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is once again weighing the costs and benefits of a potential $300 million effort to deepen the lower Mississippi River by as much as 5 feet.
- Man builds replica of DeLorean from "Back to the Future" Updated: May-26-15 6:28 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Louisiana man has created a working replica of the DeLorean time machine from "Back to the Future."