- Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition Updated: Nov-25-15 5:36 pm
LAFITTE, Louisiana - Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town - even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.
- Baton Rouge-area home sales up 8.8 percent in October Updated: Nov-25-15 10:11 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Thanks to strong activity in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, the number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge rose 8.8 percent in October from a year ago.
- 14 adult venues citied during statewide probe Updated: Nov-25-15 10:07 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Agents with the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control cited 14 adult entertainment venues during a statewide undercover investigation dubbed by the agency "Operation Trick or Treat."
- Police: Woman dropped unclothed infant, possessed drugs Updated: Nov-24-15 3:01 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A woman who police say dropped her unclothed baby was arrested after officials discovered drugs in her car.
- GOP loses state Senate seat, but picks up 2 spots in House Updated: Nov-23-15 6:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republicans have narrowly lost their super-majority in the state Senate after the weekend's runoff election.
- South Louisiana retailers optimistic about holiday season Updated: Nov-23-15 1:44 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - South Louisiana retailers have said they are optimistic about the upcoming holiday shopping season, which will start in earnest at many stores and shopping malls on Thanksgiving night.
- Edwards names team to lead transition to governor's office Updated: Nov-23-15 4:01 am
NEW ORLEANS - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards has picked seven people to lead his transition into the governor's office.
- Second woman arrested after 6 sleeping men robbed, beaten Updated: Nov-23-15 3:01 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A second woman has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery of six sleeping men.
- Analysis: Jindal's campaign comes to an unsurprising end Updated: Nov-22-15 6:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - With only weeks remaining in office, Gov. Bobby Jindal has returned home to try to shore up his Louisiana legacy after his presidential campaign ended unsurprisingly with him headed to a new home in Baton Rouge, rather than the White House.
- The Latest: Louisiana chose hope, says Edwards after win Updated: Nov-21-15 11:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest news in the 2015 Louisiana election (all times local):
- Water studies combined for 34 Louisiana parishes Updated: Nov-20-15 10:11 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Information about water, from its quality to how it's used, is available online for 34 of Louisiana's 64 parishes via a program that joins federal and state resources to produce local fact sheets.
- Man pleads guilty to negligent homicide in fatal 2012 crash Updated: Nov-20-15 7:37 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in a 2012 car crash that killed a 25-year-old man.
- Man convict of murder in overdose death of girlfriend Updated: Nov-20-15 7:28 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Denham Springs man accused of giving his 19-year-old fiancÃ©e a lethal dose of heroin in Baton Rouge in 2013 has been convicted of second-degree murder.
- Federal agency cites company after death in trench collapse Updated: Nov-20-15 6:34 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Baton Rouge company with violations after a trench collapse killed a worker.
- The Latest: Judge rules against LSU effort to remove manager Updated: Nov-19-15 7:06 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The latest on the lawsuit filed by LSU seeking to remove the manager of hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe (all times local):
- Retail spending increases in East Baton Rouge Parish Updated: Nov-19-15 3:07 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 1.6 percent in September, the fourth month in a row where economic activity was higher than the year before.
- Lieutenant governor's runoff a low-key affair in Louisiana Updated: Nov-19-15 12:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Though Louisiana is in the midst of a lieutenant governor's race, it's been hard to tell, overshadowed by the state's competitive race for governor.
- Second arrest made in killing of elderly Louisiana couple Updated: Nov-19-15 8:11 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Police in Florida have arrested a second man in the slayings of an elderly Baton Rouge couple whose bodies were found at a Hammond truck stop in October.
- Baton Rouge names street for civil right leader Updated: Nov-19-15 7:46 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council has approved renaming a part of East Boulevard to T.J. Jemison Boulevard.
- Baton Rouge transit customers 17 and younger to ride free Updated: Nov-19-15 4:06 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Capital Area Transit System's Board of Commissioners has approved a pilot program that allows customers 17-years-old and younger to ride free in the month of December.
- Refugee flap overtakes state issues in La. governor's race Updated: Nov-18-15 7:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana governor's race has taken a surprising turn into foreign policy ahead of Saturday's election, as TV political ads and campaign rhetoric shifted this week to the Paris terrorist attacks and the wisdom of allowing Syrian refugees into U.S. borders.
- Jindal heads home to Louisiana after ending presidential bid Updated: Nov-18-15 3:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - After ending his run for the Republican presidential nomination, Gov. Bobby Jindal was back in Louisiana on Wednesday, grappling with state budget troubles and beginning to plan for the transition to his replacement.
- Judge rejects bid to block buses parked at Old State Capitol Updated: Nov-18-15 7:29 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A state judge has ruled the Capital Area Transit System can continue to park its buses in front of the Old State Capitol.
- Final governor's race debate marked by exchange of attacks Updated: Nov-16-15 9:42 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter did little to mask their distaste for each other Monday night in the final statewide TV debate of the governor's race ahead of this weekend's runoff election.
- Syrian refugees an issue in the Louisiana governor's race Updated: Nov-16-15 5:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republicans used a national debate about resettling Syrian refugees as a point of attack Monday against Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards in the Louisiana governor's race, even though states appear to have little control over the flow of refugees.