NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court is now faced with the question of whether a police officer — seriously injured by an unknown assailant in a 2016 demonstration against police brutality — has grounds to pursue a lawsuit against the high-profile protest organizer under state law.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Homeowners and insurance companies haggling over Hurricane Ida damage claims can take advantage of a new mediation program announced Tuesday by Louisiana’s Department of Insurance.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are moving behind-the-scenes conversations about redrawing state political maps to public hearings around the state over the next three months, to discuss the once-a-decade process that decides how people are represented in government.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A funeral was held Saturday for a Louisiana State Police trooper who was shot to death in an ambush a week earlier.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered for a procession honoring Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, The Advocate reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's transportation department is promising that two new trees will be planted for each one that is cut down to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge.
Construction on a new College Drive exit ramp near the I-10/I-12 split will begin by the end of October.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Five juveniles overpowered two guards at a detention center in Louisiana and escaped late Thursday, with four of the inmates taking off in a vehicle, police said.
The inmates escaped from juvenile detention center in Baton Rouge, police Sgt.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU starting cornerback Eli Ricks has decided to have season-ending surgery to repair an injury that has nagged him for much of the season, coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday.
The injury leaves LSU without its top two cornerbacks, with former All-America defensive back Derrick Stingley also sidelined indefinitely.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The body of a Louisiana state trooper who was shot to death in an ambush early Saturday was not discovered until 5 p.m. that day, the state police superintendent said Monday.
Master Trooper Adam Gaubert was killed while he was in a parked patrol unit in Ascension Parish after working a traffic crash, Superintendent Lamar Davis said during a livestreamed news conference in Baton Rouge.
PLAQUEMINE, lA. (AP) — A state corrections lieutenant has been arrested on a charge accusing him of inappropriately using pepper spray on an inmate.
Juan Harris, 49, of Baton Rouge was arrested Friday on a charge of aggravated battery, according to a Department of Corrections news release.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper was killed by a man who authorities believe also fatally shot another person and wounded three others across multiple parishes, the state police said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley's decision to contradict the COVID-19 quarantine guidance of public health officials is creating sharp divides in Louisiana's school districts, which already were a hotbed of disputes over how to handle coronavirus infections.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s largest medical marijuana producer is adding a new growing operation in a Ruston warehouse to ready for the expansion of cannabis products in January.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is considering whether to move Louisiana's state workers to four-day work weeks, staggered shifts or some work-from-home scheduling to cut down on traffic in Baton Rouge when the state starts widening Interstate 10 in the capital city.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities believe that the driver who fired at a Louisiana state trooper early Saturday was responsible for killing a woman and shooting three other people across two parishes hours earlier.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit in Louisiana over Republican lawmakers’ efforts to block coronavirus restrictions imposed last year by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has been dismissed by a state appeals court.
GONZALES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State Police pilot suffered minor injuries when his helicopter crash-landed Wednesday afternoon near Baton Rouge, the agency said.
A mechanical failure apparently forced an emergency procedure to get the 1986 Bell 206 B-3 helicopter to the ground, Lt.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State University officials did little to address allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a French graduate student, enabling his interactions with undergraduate women and high school girls, even after learning he had been arrested on a rape charge in central Louisiana, six women said in a federal lawsuit.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A deputy U.S. marshal from Louisiana has died days after he was in a car crash on duty in central Mississippi.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Jared Keyworth was working in the Jackson area Sept.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State Museum is presenting programs every Thursday this month to go with an exhibit about “The Negro Motorist Green Book” — the guidebook that sparked the Oscar-winning movie “Green Book.”
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sixteen of the 49 Louisiana hospitals that regularly deliver babies have met new standards aimed at improving the state’s poor performance involving deaths resulting from pregnancy.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A commercial airline pilot and military veteran announced Tuesday that he'll try to unseat U.S. Sen. John Kennedy in Louisiana's 2022 election.
Luke Mixon, a 42-year-old Democrat who lives in Baton Rouge, said he's trying to keep Kennedy from a second six-year term because he doesn't believe the Republican senator has been representing Louisiana's interests in Washington.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents grappling with severe home damage from Hurricane Ida and unable to shelter nearby may be eligible for a new program offering travel trailers and other temporary housing, the state announced Monday, five weeks after the storm struck southeastern parishes.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Voters in an online poll chose arches and pelicans for a new Interstate 10 bridge planned for Louisiana's capital city.
The state Department of Transportation and Development launched the poll earlier this year to determine the design of a new interstate bridge to cross the lake at Baton Rouge's City Park.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Auburn cornerback Smoke Monday chooses to think of his team's two decades of futility at LSU's Death Valley as more a source of inspiration than intimidation.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Inundated by calls from people struggling to buy groceries after Hurricane Ida, Louisiana's social services agency received federal approval to stretch out the application period for disaster food stamps by three additional days to work through the backlog.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A young giraffe named after a former Louisiana football star died recently after undergoing anaphylactic shock, experts at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said Wednesday in shedding more light on the mysterious death.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has recovered a missing lunar rock gifted to the state to commemorate the last manned U.S. mission to the moon after it turned up in the hands of a man who recycles wooden plaques.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl, whose body was found in a remote part of southwest Mississippi, was arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree murder.
Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced the arrest of Lanaya Cardwell at a press conference Wednesday, news outlets reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 70,000 students across southeast Louisiana remain out of school because of Hurricane Ida's destruction to classroom buildings a month ago, state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley told lawmakers Tuesday.
PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities found the body of a missing 2-year-old Louisiana girl in a remote part of southwest Mississippi, and the girl's stepfather has been arrested on suspicion of illegally disposing of her body, news outlets reported.
ANGOLA, La. (AP) — A white man convicted of the apparently random killing of a Black man was found dead early Wednesday shortly after being moved to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to begin a life sentence, authorities said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana middle school will be closed Tuesday as crews repair damage from a fire.
Monday’s fire was sparked by a transformer at Westdale Middle School in Baton Rouge, WBRZ-TV reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair returns after the COVID-19 pandemic squashed last year's event.
“We feel that it is important for us to have an event this year,” Fair Chairman Cliff Barton said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Max Johnson gave some young, unproven receivers a chance to show what they could do.
Their highlight-reel catches gave LSU every reason to keep them involved.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based research organization and a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi are joining forces in a research project aimed at restoring and protecting the Chandeleur Islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron was happy to get his first victory of the season, but still knows there is plenty of work to do.
Max Johnson threw for 161 yards and three touchdowns and LSU beat McNeese 34-7 Saturday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Revenue is granting filing extensions to taxpayers in 25 parishes whose homes and businesses were affected by the impacts of Hurricane Ida.
The automatic extension due date is Jan.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The head of the Louisiana State Police said Friday he wants to know why 67% of his agency’s uses of force in recent years have been directed at Black people, and would welcome a U.S.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A young giraffe named for a Louisiana football star has died at the Baton Rouge Zoo, zoo officials said Thursday.
In a news release the zoo says that the 20-month-old giraffe named Burreaux — after Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and former LSU star Joe Burrow — died early Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana health officials said Tuesday they are revoking the licenses of nursing homes that were evacuated to a warehouse where seven residents died amid deteriorating conditions deemed too squalid to be safe after Hurricane Ida.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 2-year-old Louisiana boy reported missing has been found dead in the swimming pool at an apartment complex pool, authorities said.
The boy had been reported missing Monday afternoon and found later that day at the The Reserve at White Oak apartment complex in Baton Rouge, The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Oil companies began gradually restarting some of their refineries in Louisiana, and key fuel pipelines fully reopened Tuesday, providing hopeful signs that the region’s crucial energy industry can soon recover from Hurricane Ida's onslaught.
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JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that state and local emergency responders conducted 20 rescues from flooded areas in the state’s three coastal counties.
Robert Owens felt defeated and helpless Sunday as he waited in Louisiana's capital city for landfall by one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike the U.S.
The 27-year-old had spent days anxiously watching long lines of cars evacuating from Baton Rouge, bound for safer locations out of state as Hurricane Ida approached.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline dropped 2 cents over the past two weeks, to $3.23 per gallon.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that it's the first decline in gas prices in nine months.