BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana sheriff's deputy has been released from federal custody after he pleaded guilty to federal drug charges last year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Corrections is investigating whether a sheriff had a state inmate perform yard work at his private home.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Mississippi River has been closed at Baton Rouge because a towboat sank at the anchorage there.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Brandon Giles says the Michelle Anne...
Louisiana lawmakers hear push for restarting executions
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers heard hours of testimony at a hearing Tuesday about the state's stalled execution process for death row inmates, but made no headway in deciding whether...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana homeowners sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday for policy change delays that have kept thousands of victims of a massive 2016 flood from...
2 killed in weekend wreck in Louisiana
LETTSWORTH, La. (AP) — Louisiana State police say two people died when their car hit the rear axle of a log truck which was making a wide right turn into a driveway.
2 hurt in wreck during Louisiana police chase
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A police officer and a driver have been taken to a hospital after a wreck during a police chase in Louisiana.
Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. told news...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been arrested after a pedestrian was struck and killed on an interstate highway.
News outlets reported that 36-year-old Christopher London of...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Emmitt Williams pulled on a purple T-shirt commemorating LSU's Southeastern Conference title, hopped over a media table along the baseline and joined several teammates...
4 finalists in search for Delgado chancellor
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four finalists have been named in the search for a new chancellor for Delgado Community College in New Orleans.
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System in...
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area man has pleaded guilty in the death of his wife and drawn a sentence of 35 years that was criticized by the woman's family and...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Mardi Gras (all times local):
If you thought Saints fans were over the NFC Championship game and the "no-call," think again.
ExxonMobil moving forward with plant expansion
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — ExxonMobil is moving forward with a more than half-billion-dollar expansion of its polyolefins plant in Louisiana, the oil and gas giant's largest local capital project in...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An appeals court in Louisiana has upheld a 40-year prison sentence for a Baton Rouge woman who neglected to care for her elderly mother, who died covered in bedsores and...
Louisiana man accused in slayings found competent for trial
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of killing three people and wounding another in 2017 has been found competent to stand trial.
Reid, Smart lead No. 13 LSU over Texas A&M 66-55
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Naz Reid's path to redemption began straight down the middle of the lane for a two-handed, rim-rattling dunk.
Reid bounced back from his least productive game this...
Louisiana sheriff’s office starts passing out smart devices
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff's office has started giving deputies a new handheld mobile policing device intended to ease many of their day-to-day duties and streamline technology...
AP’s Tim Talley named to Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Associated Press reporter Tim Talley is among nine journalists and two educators who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.
Average US price of gas jumps 10 cents per gallon, to $2.44
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up 10 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.44.
Smart leads No. 13 LSU past No. 5 Tennessee in OT, 82-80
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Javonte Smart waved both arms upward as he turned to the frenzied crowd inside the packed Peter Maravich Assembly Center, pounded his chest and hollered...
Edwards defends tax break changes, says program is generous
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards defended his changes to Louisiana's major industrial tax break program, telling hundreds of business leaders Thursday that the state remains generous...
H&E Equipment: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ H&E Equipment Services Inc. (HEES) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $25.1 million.
On a per-share basis, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company...
Allen scores 21, Florida downs No. 13 LSU, 82-77
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Florida's Kevaughn Allen pulled up for an open 3 early in the second half at LSU, he'd been limited to just three shots and had not scored a point.
Lamar: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter.
The real estate investment trust, based in Baton Rouge,...
Louisiana GOP slams Edwards business summit as campaign ploy
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican Party is objecting to Gov. John Bel Edwards' plans to hold a business summit Thursday, calling it a taxpayer-financed campaign event.
Commissioner: Louisiana making cultural changes about hazing
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's higher education commissioner says the state is working through a cultural change she thinks could eradicate hazing on college campuses.
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Louisiana agriculture hall of fame gets second female member
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's agricultural hall of fame will have four new members in March, including its second female member.
Linda Zaunbrecher will be among the inductees into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction on March 7 in Baton Rouge.
Film explores how fisherman is trying to save piece of coast
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It was a made-to-order two days for fishing along Louisiana's coast. The cerulean skies and deeper blue water against bottle green vegetation amplified these anglers' main motivation for being out there — an effort to save this exquisite-yet-endangered coastline.
Louisiana candidates for governor show their donor numbers
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Late to enter the Louisiana governor's race, Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has some catching up to do on the fundraising front.
Abraham has less personal wealth than his GOP competitor Eddie Rispone, a Baton Rouge businessman and longtime political donor, and nowhere near the millions that Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards raised over three years in office.
Louisiana board allows campaign fund spending on child care
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's ethics board Friday reversed a three-month-old decision that prohibited candidates from using their campaign funds to pay for child care.
Religion teacher accused of indecent behavior with children
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana volunteer religion teacher is accused of sexual battery and indecent behavior with children.
The Advocate reported Thursday on the arrest of 52-year-old Jerry Oubre, who also is a former foster parent and volunteer coach for girls and boys sports.
9 LSU fraternity members arrested on hazing-related charges
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University announced the arrests Thursday of nine fraternity members for hazing-related crimes that included ordering pledges to lie in piles of broken glass, kicking pledges with steel-toed boots and urinating on them.
Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean headline Bayou Country Superfest
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and Florida Georgia Line are some of the stars headlining Bayou Country Superfest as it returns this May to Baton Rouge.
Organizers announced the lineup Thursday. The festival takes place May 25 and May 26 at Tiger Stadium.
Dan + Shay and Cassadee Pope join Kenny Chesney and Florida Georgia Line on Saturday night. Kane Brown, Brett Young and Chase Rice will perform on Sunday night along with Jason Aldean.
Officers shown with ‘blackface’ in 1993 photo prompt apology
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A photo of two white Baton Rouge police officers wearing dark makeup has prompted an apology by the police chief of the Louisiana capital city.
The photo was taken before a 1993 undercover drug sting in a predominantly black community that the police chief at the time recalled as "very successful," The Advocate reported.
Correction: Drinking Water Problems story
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a story Feb. 10 about Louisiana's work to improve at-risk drinking water systems, The Associated Press reported erroneously that committee chairwoman Leslie Durham works for the Delta Regional Authority. She is not an employee of the authority, but rather she is Gov. John Bel Edwards' designee, representing the governor on the Delta Regional Authority board.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Louisiana aims to improve at-risk drinking water systems
Board to reconsider campaign funds being used for child care
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Ethics Board is set to reconsider whether candidates for public office can use campaign funds for campaign-related child care.
Tax official resigns after payroll fraud accusations
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Tax Commission's top administrator has resigned in the wake of his arrest on accusations that he collected pay for time actually spent golfing, shopping, and engaging in similar personal activities.
The Advocate reports an attorney for 51-year-old Charles Abels III of Baton Rouge confirmed Monday that Abels resigned last week. Abels was booked on offenses, including malfeasance in office last month.
Louisiana governor announces Feb. 21 state business summit
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is launching a Louisiana business summit this month that he says will link business leaders with state government officials.
The Feb. 21 event also seems aimed as a promotional event for a Democratic governor running for his second term this fall.
The governor's office says the summit "will highlight Louisiana economic development success stories" and work on ways to address economic challenges in the state.
Louisiana drops warning against eating fish from Sibley Lake
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say man-made toxins known as PCBs no longer contaminate fish in a central Louisiana lake, so people can stop limiting the amount of their catch that they eat.
It's the first time since such advisories began 35 years ago that Louisiana has been able to cancel one of those warnings, Al Hindrichs, a senior environmental scientist for the Department of Environmental Quality, said Wednesday.
Company sues Louisiana agriculture agency over pot testing
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A New Orleans-based company is suing the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry over the agency's testing of medical marijuana.
Officer killed in crash was shot in face the year before
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say an officer in Louisiana killed as he escorted a funeral procession on his motorcycle survived being shot in the face less than a year before.
Authorities say 31-year-old Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Shane Totty died Friday shortly after the wreck.
Louisiana police officer killed in funeral procession crash
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana police officer was killed after being hit while riding a motorcycle as part of a funeral procession.
In a news release, the Baton Rouge Police Department said 31-year-old Cpl. Shane Totty died from his injuries shortly after the Friday afternoon wreck.
Police say a pickup truck crashed into Totty, who was escorting a funeral procession. The department says Totty was a four-year veteran of the force.
Louisiana diocese names 37 clergy members accused of abuse
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has released the names of 37 clergy members it says were credibly accused of sexually abusing children or vulnerable adults.
News outlets report Bishop Michael Gerard Duca on Thursday released the list, which says several clergy members were accused multiple times. Duca says the list will be updated and names will be added as more information is collected.
Louisiana hospital to broadcast zoo TV for young patients
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sick children at a Louisiana hospital who can't travel to a zoo will soon have the wildlife come to them, through a new TV channel in their hospital rooms.
Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge announced a new collaboration that will add the closed-circuit TV channel San Diego Zoo Kids into patients' rooms.
Judge says man accused in slayings is incompetent for trial
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man accused of killing three people and wounding another in 2017 has been ruled incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a former Baton Rouge official.
The Advocate reports Judge Trudy White announced Wednesday that 37-year-old Ryan Sharpe isn't able to competently assist his attorney in a trial over the slaying of a former BREC commissioner.
Louisiana diocese to name clergy credibly accused of abuse
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, says it will publicly identify all of its clergy credibly accused of child abuse.
Bishop Michael Gerard Duca says on the diocese website that releasing the list of names on Thursday will be helpful to victims and help to re-establish trust.
Man sentenced in death of wife who fell from moving pickup
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 2 and 1/2 years in prison in the 2016 death of his wife, who was thrown to the ground while clinging to a pickup truck he was driving.
The Advocate reports 42-year-old Kalvin Hawkins was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in October to conspiracy to commit negligent homicide.