- Baton Rouge man convicted in drug-related fatal shooting Updated: May-22-15 3:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A 21-year-old Baton Rouge man will be sentenced Sept. 14 in the 2012 drug-related shooting death of a Denham Springs woman.
- La. motor vehicles offices expected to reopen day after fire Updated: May-21-15 7:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Office of Motor Vehicles locations across Louisiana were expected to reopen Friday, a day after being unable to process transactions because of a fire at the state police data center.
- Correction: Deepening The Mississippi story Updated: May-21-15 6:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 19 about deepening the Mississippi River, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the expanded Panama Canal scheduled to open in 2016 would be able to accommodate ships with a draft of 60 feet. The canal will accommodate ships with a draft of 50 feet.
- Lawmakers in Louisiana House take aim at Jindal travel costs Updated: May-21-15 5:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Tired of Gov. Bobby Jindal's extensive out-of-state travel, lawmakers in the Louisiana House want the governor's office to carry the burden of those security detail costs, rather than the state police.
- Lawsuit claims inmates receive inadequate medical care Updated: May-21-15 8:22 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Angola prisoners have sued Warden Burl Cain and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, alleging substandard medical care at the state penitentiary.
- Bill to curb governor's records exemption heads to House Updated: May-20-15 12:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers appear ready to put new limits on the Louisiana governor's broad public records exemptions.
- Hughes, Lewis entering Saints Hall of Fame Updated: May-19-15 9:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Tyrone Hughes and Michael Lewis, a pair of New Orleans-area natives who became All-Pro return men in the NFL, have been elected to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame.
- Ex-teacher sentenced for having sex with 2 students Updated: May-19-15 4:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Former Baton Rouge teacher Ashley Dowden has been sentenced to seven years' probation for having sex with two male students.
- Restaurateur, philanthropist T.J. Moran dies at 84 Updated: May-18-15 9:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Baton Rouge restaurateur and philanthropist T.J. Moran, who founded TJ Ribs and Ruffino's and opened the area's first Ruth's Chris Steak House franchise, has died. He was 84.
- Man pleads guilty to fatal shooting at construction company Updated: May-15-15 12:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Slaughter man who went on a shooting rampage at Grady Crawford Construction Co. in 2009, several months after the Baton Rouge firm fired him, has pleaded guilty to killing two workers and wounding a third.
- Albemarle acquires aluminum finishing chemical business Updated: May-15-15 6:52 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Chemetall, a unit of specialty chemicals maker Albemarle Corp. in Baton Rouge, has acquired the aluminum finish business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG, based in Hamm, Germany.
- Weak eagle rehabilitated at LSU, to be released Friday Updated: May-15-15 4:08 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana State University's wildlife hospital is releasing a juvenile bald eagle brought in by a wildlife agent after Pierre Part residents reported that it seemed to be listless.
- Wampold property will be Marriott Autograph hotel Updated: May-14-15 12:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Developer Mike Wampold will turn the old State Office Building in downtown Baton Rouge into a 148-room Marriott Autograph hotel.
- Baton Rouge police officers to get new cooler uniforms Updated: May-14-15 6:50 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - For police officers, wearing a full polyester suit and toting around 40 pounds of gear while wearing a bullet-protective vest has been a recipe for a miserable day at work in the hot, south Louisiana summer.
- Filmmaker admits to defrauding film tax credit program Updated: May-13-15 11:03 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge movie maker has admitted in a federal courtroom that he falsified invoices to receive Louisiana's film tax credits.
- Consultant: St. George budget would work, no new taxes Updated: May-13-15 10:25 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A new report from a CPA firm hired by St. George organizers says the proposed new city in the southern part of East Baton Rouge Parish would not require new taxes to be levied to run the government.
- Equal pay bill wins passage from Louisiana Senate Updated: May-12-15 7:44 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's state senators chose anti-discrimination arguments over concerns about frivolous lawsuits Tuesday, narrowly backing an equal pay proposal in what has become an annual fight in the Legislature.
- Judge throws out part of suit against Louisiana abortion law Updated: May-12-15 7:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Louisiana's law requiring abortion clinic doctors to gain hospital admitting privileges could pose too great an obstacle to abortions even though there's a rational reason for the law.
- Elizabeth Banks takes the reins on 'Pitch Perfect 2' Updated: May-12-15 2:52 pm
LOS ANGELES - Everyone warned Elizabeth Banks against filming the outdoor concert finale for "Pitch Perfect 2." It was June in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was scorching hot, it was hurricane season, and they would have to build a full, functioning stage and recruit a small town of extras to make it believable.
- LSU gets No. 5 seed in NCAA tournament Updated: May-11-15 5:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The LSU softball team has garnered a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament despite their late-season struggles.
- Baton Rouge considers special taxing districts for hotels Updated: May-11-15 10:37 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is expected to vote this month on whether to approve two taxing districts for downtown hotels.
- Deputies arrest Baton Rouge woman In deadly stabbing Updated: May-11-15 9:37 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death.
- Former judge now heads state children's advocacy group Updated: May-09-15 4:08 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Former East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Judge Kathleen Stewart Richey has landed a position heading a statewide children's advocacy association.
- Jury: Death for man in slaying of 2 at auto parts store Updated: May-08-15 6:37 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An East Baton Rouge Parish jury Friday recommended death for Lee Turner Jr. convicted for gunning down two CarQuest Auto Parts employees during a 2011 robbery at the store.
- Deputy secretary named leader of La. economic development Updated: May-08-15 3:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development is moving up to the top job at the agency.