- Newest member, Edmond Jordan, sworn into the Louisiana House Updated: May-24-16 5:07 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana House has a new member.
- Baton Rouge US prosecutors bring Orleans drug charges Updated: May-24-16 4:02 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Federal authorities in Baton Rouge say five people have been indicted in connection with an alleged heroin trafficking operation in New Orleans.
- East Feliciana School Board member killed in Baton Rouge Updated: May-23-16 12:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A 34-year-old man found dead in his car has been identified as a member of the East Feliciana Parish School Board.
- 2 killed; 5 arrested after wallet, papers thrown from car Updated: May-22-16 6:57 pm
ST. FRANCISVILLE, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge-area sheriff's office says two men were gunned down in a trailer home, and five people have been arrested after a good Samaritan reported seeing a wallet and papers thrown from a car about 60 miles from the trailer home.
- Man described as good Samaritan struck, killed by car Updated: May-22-16 2:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Police say a Baton Rouge man who stopped to help at a car crash was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver.
- Deputy fired over use of pepper spray on college campus Updated: May-21-16 12:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has fired a prison deputy accused of misusing pepper spray near a group of people who were leaving a "Battle of the Bands" competition on Southern University's campus last month.
- Severe storms move across southern Louisiana, Mississippi Updated: May-20-16 1:22 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A line of severe thunderstorm moved across southern Louisiana and the Mississippi coast late Thursday night, bringing damaging winds and heavy rain.
- Louisiana lawmaker's stripper weight 'joke' draws rebukes Updated: May-19-16 6:14 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana lawmaker called it a joke, a commentary on government overregulation when he suggested on the floor of the state House that strippers should be in their 20s and no more than 160 pounds. But the joke misfired, with calls Thursday for an apology and lamentations that the incident was an embarrassment to Louisiana.
- Senate halts bill to include drones in criminal statutes Updated: May-18-16 7:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana senators have rejected a Baton Rouge lawmaker's bid to regulate drones by adding them to Louisiana criminal statutes.
- Health department withdraws ethics request on Medicaid plan Updated: May-18-16 4:54 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's health department is withdrawing a request for the ethics board to determine if donations helping to pay for the rollout of Gov. John Bel Edwards' Medicaid expansion comply with state ethics laws.
- House advances license plate reader bill on its second try Updated: May-18-16 4:30 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A week after rejecting a proposal to let law enforcement agencies automatically scan motorists' license plates, a House committee has reversed course and backed the proposal that some called a money grab.
- Baton Rouge Mayor Holden challenging US Rep. Cedric Richmond Updated: May-18-16 1:37 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden is running for a U.S. House seat representing most of New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge, launching a challenge to incumbent Cedric Richmond.
- Baton Rouge board debates marketing strategy for bus system Updated: May-18-16 8:04 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - As the Baton Rouge bus system tries to decide its long-term marketing strategy, leaders have moved into a holding pattern.
- The Latest: Gov. Edwards backs ban on abortion procedure Updated: May-17-16 7:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Latest on legislative action on bills seeking to add new restrictions on abortion in Louisiana (all times local):
- Suit challenges ban on hunting deer with dogs in La. forest Updated: May-17-16 3:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Hunters have used dogs to flush prey from swamps and forests since the colonial era, when flintlock muskets were the weapons of choice.
- Louisiana casino revenue down .82 percent in April Updated: May-17-16 7:54 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's New Orleans casino brought in nearly $218.8 million in April, an 0.82 percent decrease from April 2015's $220.6 million.
- Louisiana Capitol, casino evacuated after bomb threats Updated: May-17-16 5:09 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana State Capitol and the Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge were evacuated in response to bomb threats.
- Decisions on fate of Baton Rouge Zoo not expected until fall Updated: May-16-16 8:19 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A possible move for the Baton Rouge Zoo has been at the forefront of discussions about a proposed $110 million rebuild of the 46-year-old attraction. But it could be as much as a year from now until final decisions are made.
- Boy shoots sister, police search for gun owner Updated: May-16-16 4:20 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A 6-year-old boy in Baton Rouge accidentally shot and wounded his sister after playing with a gun. Authorities are now searching for the owner of the weapon.
- Unidentified girl or woman apparently drowns while tubing Updated: May-15-16 6:30 pm
WATSON, Louisiana - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says a girl or woman has apparently drowned while tubing on the Upper Amite River about 15 miles northeast of Baton Rouge.
- Drivers seek relief for insurance lapse fines owed to OMV Updated: May-13-16 5:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State lawmakers hope to offer relief to thousands of Louisiana drivers who collectively owe millions of dollars to the Office of Motor Vehicles in unpaid fines from lapsed insurance coverage.
- School official disavows TV ad calling Gov. Edwards a liar Updated: May-13-16 5:37 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An official with a Baton Rouge school involved in a pro-voucher ad calling Gov. John Bel Edwards a liar has disavowed the TV spot.
- The Latest: La. House votes for budget bill with TOPS cuts Updated: May-13-16 3:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Latest on the House budget debate (all times local):
- Senators refuse to allow sex survey of high school students Updated: May-13-16 6:23 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An effort to let public high school students take part in a national survey on sexual risks has stalled in the Louisiana Senate.
- Inspector general financing restored in next year's budget Updated: May-12-16 8:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An effort to eliminate the Louisiana inspector general's office failed to win House support Thursday, amid concerns about scrapping a government watchdog agency in a state with a history of public corruption problems.