- Correction: Underage Online Lawsuit story Updated: Apr-30-16 11:45 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In a story April 29 about a federal judge blocking enforcement of a Louisiana criminal law that requires online booksellers, publishers and other website owners to electronically verify customers' ages, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the law was enacted in 2005. The law was enacted in 2015.
- Judge denies new trial for man convicted of killing his wife Updated: Apr-29-16 7:49 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A state judge has ruled a Baker man convicted in 2011 in the 2009 stabbing death of his wife in her downtown Baton Rouge office does not deserve a hearing on his innocence claim or a new trial.
- Baton Rouge police search for man in child abuse case Updated: Apr-29-16 7:40 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Police say a 22-year-old Baton Rouge man is wanted for allegedly burning his 2-year-old son while taking care of the boy last week.
- House votes to ban second-trimester abortion procedure Updated: Apr-28-16 6:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An effort to prohibit a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure received overwhelming support Thursday from lawmakers in the Louisiana House.
- LGBT anti-discrimination employment bill advances in Senate Updated: Apr-28-16 3:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Senators advanced a proposal to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, moments after an initial vote appeared to stall the measure in committee.
- Bid to cut legislative agency costs wins Senate support Updated: Apr-28-16 12:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State senators have overwhelmingly backed a bill seeking to cut the spending of a legislative agency whose meetings cost thousands of dollars each year.
- Judge asked to reconsider 50 year sentence on heroin charge Updated: Apr-28-16 8:04 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A 32-year-old Baker man is asking a Baton Rouge state judge to reconsider the 50-year prison term he dealt him last month for attempting to sell heroin.
- House rejects bill to ease voting restrictions for felons Updated: Apr-27-16 7:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers in the Louisiana House refused Wednesday to give felons the right to vote as soon as they exit prison.
- Louisiana House supports Planned Parenthood defunding bill Updated: Apr-27-16 6:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An effort to strip Medicaid financing from Planned Parenthood if the organization starts performing abortions at its New Orleans clinic won the backing Wednesday of the Louisiana House.
- Bill giving teen killers chance at parole advances in Senate Updated: Apr-26-16 7:07 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Under pressure from a Supreme Court ruling, Louisiana senators are advancing a proposal that would give teenagers who have committed homicide a chance at parole after serving 35 years of a life sentence.
- UCA's Emma Svensson invited to NCAA Women's Golf Regional Updated: Apr-26-16 2:11 pm
CONWAY, Arkansas - University of Central Arkansas freshman Emma Svensson has been invited to play in the 2016 NCAA Women's Golf Division I Regionals.
- Lawmakers look to regulate drone use with handful of bills Updated: Apr-26-16 8:41 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana lawmakers are making a bipartisan push to regulate drones, an area where developing technology meets privacy concerns.
- La. Senate advances bill to allow separate courtroom seating Updated: Apr-26-16 4:01 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's Senate has approved a proposal allowing crime victims, crime witnesses or their family members to request courtroom seating separate from defendants, defendants' family members or defense witnesses.
- Feds: Baton Rouge railroad crossing 1 of most crash prone Updated: Apr-25-16 7:59 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Federal officials say a Baton Rouge railroad crossing is one of the most accident-prone crossings in the country, with 13 crashes of trains hitting automobiles in the past decade.
- Judge: La death row inmate not intellectually disabled Updated: Apr-24-16 11:57 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A state judge has ruled that a Baton Rouge man sentenced to death for killing an elderly couple is not intellectually disabled, and therefore may be executed.
- Police: Cuffed kidnap, carjack suspect fatally shoots self Updated: Apr-23-16 7:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A handcuffed man shot and killed himself at a Baton Rouge hospital early Saturday after carjacking an acquaintance in New Orleans and kidnapping a second woman at gunpoint, police said.
- Slain SU students to get posthumous degrees Updated: Apr-22-16 3:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Southern University System has voted at a board meeting to award Annette January and Lashuntae Benton posthumous degrees.
- Judges want to move juvenile court to downtown Baton Rouge Updated: Apr-21-16 4:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - East Baton Rouge Parish's juvenile court judges have called the conditions of their current court "inadequate" and are pushing to move their facility to downtown Baton Rouge.
- Plastic bag tax? Decision to remain with La. local officials Updated: Apr-21-16 3:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Decisions on whether to ban or tax disposable plastic bags will remain with Louisiana's local government leaders.
- Human remains found in St. Gabriel identified Updated: Apr-21-16 3:03 pm
PLAQUEMINE, Louisiana - The human remains discovered along the levee bank in St. Gabriel last week are those of a 38-year-old woman who jumped off the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge in February.
- Court reinstates man's second-degree murder conviction Updated: Apr-21-16 12:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge man's second-degree murder conviction in the shooting death of his brother-in-law has been reinstated by a state appeals court.
- Man admits to mailing bomb threat to Baton Rouge courthouse Updated: Apr-20-16 8:16 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A 34-year-old Baton Rouge man, who served prison time for threatening to blow up the downtown state courthouse in 2009, has admitted he made additional bomb threats in 2013.
- Manhattan DA, law officials push for encryption legislation Updated: Apr-18-16 7:20 pm
NEW YORK - Calling it an issue of victims' rights, the Manhattan district attorney urged Congress to pass legislation that would require tech companies to give law enforcement a way to access information on encrypted phones and other devices.
- Heat sensors installed at Angola's death row Updated: Apr-18-16 8:14 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Newly filed federal court documents show sensors have been installed on the death-row tiers at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to monitor summertime heat indexes.
- After 65 years, soldier's remains return from Korea to Miss Updated: Apr-17-16 6:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Roy Evans tried to join the Army in the early 1950s so he could hunt for his older brother's body in Korea. The Army wouldn't let him. Now, 65 years after Cpl. Dudley L. Evans went missing in action, his remains are going home to Mississippi.