- The Latest: New Orleans jail troubles aired for 2nd day Updated: May-26-16 10:45 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on a federal court hearing on whether control of the troubled New Orleans jail should be taken from a local elected sheriff and placed in the hands of an independent third party (all times local):
- Indicted property investor pleads guilty to wire fraud Updated: May-26-16 8:38 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Metairie property investor indicted last month for wire fraud has pleaded guilty.
- Jefferson Parish delays vote regulating services like Uber Updated: May-26-16 8:17 am
GRETNA, Louisiana - Over the objections of taxi drivers, the Jefferson Parish Council deferred a vote on new regulations for ride-hailing services such as Uber.
- Lafayette man indicted in two-year-old shooting death Updated: May-26-16 8:05 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A 33-year-old Lafayette man has been indicted on a count of second-degree murder in a 2014 shooting death that went unsolved for more than a year.
- Second man pleads guilty to stealing guns from dealers Updated: May-26-16 7:58 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A second man has pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges in the theft of 76 guns from two Baton Rouge gun stores last summer.
- Feds: Opelousas hacker sentenced to 1 year in prison Updated: May-26-16 7:33 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Federal prosecutors say a 29-year-old Opelousas computer hacker has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for stealing money, hacking computers and trying to sell information on a hacking forum.
- State: Amberjack, gray triggerfish closures starting June 1 Updated: May-26-16 7:31 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding anglers the 2016 recreational fishing season for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will close in state waters on Wednesday, June 1.
- Federal jury convicts Patterson man in tax fraud scheme Updated: May-26-16 4:38 am
PATTERSON, Louisiana - A Patterson man has been found guilty for his role in a tax fraud scheme that resulted in more than $815,000 in refunds.
- Lawmakers back call for US constitutional convention Updated: May-26-16 4:35 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana is joining a call for the first U.S. constitutional convention since the nation's founding, under legislation backed by state lawmakers.
- Body of man reported missing found with gunshot wounds Updated: May-26-16 4:18 am
NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating after they say the body of a man with multiple gunshot wounds was found in New Orleans.
- Lawmakers vote to increase fines for not wearing seatbelts Updated: May-26-16 3:43 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to boost the fines against people caught not wearing seatbelts in a vehicle.
- More testimony on future of a dangerous jail in New Orleans Updated: May-26-16 3:43 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal court hearing is set to resume Thursday on whether operation of New Orleans' notoriously dangerous jail should be turned over to an independent third party.
- Brees 'not stressing' about a lack of an extension Updated: May-25-16 10:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Saints star quarterback Drew Brees says he's "not stressing" about a recent lack of progress on a possible contract extension with New Orleans and said he'll approach this season the same way whether he gets a new deal or not.
- Bid for REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses passes House Updated: May-25-16 10:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - House lawmakers have unanimously agreed to allow Louisiana to issue driver's licenses that comply with federal identification law.
- Lawmaker shelves Declaration of Independence in schools bill Updated: May-25-16 9:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Denham Springs lawmaker shelved her bill requiring Louisiana public school students to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, under pressure from her African-American colleagues.
- Westlake woman accused of stealing from church Updated: May-25-16 6:32 pm
WESTLAKE, Louisiana - A Westlake woman has been arrested after investigators found she allegedly wrote more than $166,000 in checks on a church's business account to herself over a four-year period.
- Planned Parenthood will seek abortion license for new clinic Updated: May-25-16 6:06 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana legislation aimed at discouraging Planned Parenthood from offering abortions at its New Orleans clinic won't stop it from seeking a license to provide the procedure, the organization's national leader said Wednesday.
- Lawmakers agree to tweak upper-tier TOPS awards in future Updated: May-25-16 6:05 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The criteria to get an upper-tier TOPS college tuition award that comes with a stipend would be toughened in five years under a bill heading to the governor.
- The Latest: Senate gives final OK to patient caregiver bill Updated: May-25-16 4:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Latest on a bill aimed at providing more information to patient caregivers (all times local):
- St John Parish jailer arrested on drug charges Updated: May-25-16 4:04 pm
HAHNVILLE, Louisiana - A St. John the Baptist Parish deputy sheriff has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested in neighboring St. Charles Parish on a charge of possession of marijuana and crack cocaine.
- AG: Edwards' anti-discrimination order not binding legally Updated: May-25-16 3:44 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An LGBT rights anti-discrimination order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards has "no binding legal effect," according to opinion released Wednesday by Attorney General Jeff Landry's office.
- New Orleans mayor to travel to Cuba for mayors' conference Updated: May-25-16 1:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is traveling next week to Cuba as part of a delegation of mayors from around the country.
- Feds: Company hasn't done enough to end slow-motion oil leak Updated: May-25-16 12:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Justice Department is urging a federal court to let government regulators decide if a New Orleans company has done enough to end an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that began nearly 12 years ago and could last another century.
- PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as mascots Updated: May-25-16 9:32 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
- 2 artificial islands rebuilt seabird rookery: 2000 nests Updated: May-25-16 8:28 am
NEW IBERIA, Louisiana - Two artificial islands created for seabird nesting have been rebuilt, and are more successful than biologists had hoped, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says.