Tropical Storm Nestor forms, threatening US Gulf Coast
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Nestor formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, threatening the northern Gulf Coast with rising seawater, high winds and heavy rains.
Accounting done, Louisiana surplus has precise figure: $535M
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's budget surplus has edged up to nearly $535 million.
That's the precise number presented to the joint House and Senate budget committee Friday, after...
No. 24 App State looks to keep longer hold on Top 25 ranking
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State is back ranked in the Top 25.
Now the Mountaineers would like to stay there.
No. 24 Appalachian State (5-0, 2-0 Sun Belt) will face conference...
2 hospitalized after campus shooting in Louisiana
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Two people have been hospitalized after a shooting at Louisiana's Grambling State University.
Trooper Michael Reichardt tells KTBS-TV that a person at a party on campus...
Family members sentenced in caging, abuse of autistic woman
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two Louisiana women have been sentenced to prison for violently abusing an autistic relative, keeping her in a backyard cage and forcing her to do chores in exchange for food...
Iberiabank: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ Iberiabank Corp. (IBKC) on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $99.9 million.
The Lafayette, Louisiana-based bank said it had earnings of $1.82 per...
UL-Lafayette beats Arkansas State 37-20
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Raymond Calais and Elijah Mitchell each ran for a pair of touchdowns to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Arkansas State 37-20 on Thursday night.
The Latest: Tropical storm expected to develop in Gulf
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local):
A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to become a tropical storm Friday as it moves...
Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast
MIAMI (AP) — A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is likely to become a tropical storm that will strike the northern U.S. Gulf Coast with high wind and heavy rains, forecasters said...
Recount sets two-candidate runoff for Louisiana Senate seat
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A vote recount has pushed one Republican candidate out of the runoff for a Louisiana state Senate seat.
News media report that a hand count of paper absentee and...
Coast Guard, Mexican Navy search for plane, surgeon pilot
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard plane and a Mexican Navy vessel searched the Gulf of Mexico for a small plane Thursday after a trauma surgeon flew the aircraft hundreds of miles (kilometers)...
Edwards strikes at Rispone on Medicaid, ties to GOP donor
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday accused Republican opponent Eddie Rispone of intending to kick hundreds of thousands of people off Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program,...
Alabama student accused of making LSU bomb threat over bet
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A University of Alabama student allegedly called in a bomb threat against Louisiana State University's stadium during a football game because of a bet.
No. 24 Appalachian State hosts Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe (3-3, 2-0 Sun Belt) at No. 24 Appalachian State (5-0, 2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT.
Pool Corp.: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
COVINGTON, La. (AP) _ Pool Corp. (POOL) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $79.5 million.
The Covington, Louisiana-based company said it had net income of $1.95 per share....
Sentencing delayed for charity lead who embezzled over $550K
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a Louisiana hospital foundation's former fundraising chief, who was convicted this summer of stealing more than $550,000 in...
Louisiana man arrested in 1989 deaths of 2 women
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — An arrest may have cleared a missing persons' case that dates to 1989.
A tip to the case's original investigator — Rapides Parish Sheriff's Major Mark Baden — led to...
- The Washington TimesLouisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards falls short, will face runoff in November against Eddie RisponeOctober 13, 2019
- WRAL-TV1 dead, 3 missing after hotel collapse in New OrleansOctober 12, 2019
- Today's News-HeraldSupreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion caseOctober 6, 2019
- The Washington TimesSupreme Court to hear Louisiana abortion regulation caseOctober 4, 2019
Louisiana high court upholds sentence in mom’s bedsore death
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has let stand a Baton Rouge woman's 40-year prison sentence in the 2014 bedsore-related death of her 82-year-old mother.
Officials: Immigrant kills himself in ICE jail in Louisiana
HOUSTON (AP) — A Cuban man who legally sought asylum died by apparent suicide while being detained at an immigration jail in Louisiana, authorities said Wednesday.
New Orleans man, 62, free after 42 years and plea agreement
Donor offers judgeship backing if Senate candidate left race
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Republican donor trying to keep a three-way Louisiana Senate runoff from giving Democrats an advantage offered to help a GOP candidate run for judge if he dropped out of...
Toddler dies after being left in hot car, aunt is arrested
DESTREHAN, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been arrested after her 2-year-old niece died in a hot car where she had been left for about six hours.
Louisiana editorial roundup
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Louisiana Police transfer troopers amid cadet injury reports
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police officials say three troopers have been transferred out of the agency's training division following reports that cadets were injured during exercises...
Warrant: Louisiana man tells deputies ‘God has battleships’
MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities have charged a man with disturbing the peace after he was found wandering down a street and screaming profanities.
Sentencing delayed for LSU student convicted in hazing death
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A sentencing hearing has been postponed for a former Louisiana State University student convicted in the hazing death a Phi Delta Theta fraternity pledge.
- Business WireBanks Partner to Announce $8K Grant for Louisiana Nonprofit to Help Empower YouthOctober 3, 2019
- Business WireHome Bank and FHLB Dallas to Provide $8K Grant for Louisiana NonprofitOctober 2, 2019
- Business WireVRAY SHAREHOLDER ALERT By Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors With Losses in Excess Of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against ViewRay, Inc. - VRAYSeptember 14, 2019
- Business WireCARBONITE SHAREHOLDER ALERT by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors With Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Carbonite, Inc. - CARBAugust 3, 2019
- Business WireOMNICELL SHAREHOLDER ALERT by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors With Losses in Excess Of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Omnicell, Inc. - OMCLJuly 23, 2019
Louisiana Senate race candidate asks for vote recount
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One Republican candidate headed to an unusual three-person Louisiana state Senate runoff election is asking for a vote recount.
The Latest: First TV ads launch in Louisiana governor runoff
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana governor's race (all times local):
Louisiana's Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie...
After 42 years in prison, plea agreement bringing freedom
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man who has spent two-thirds of his life in prison for a killing he always denied committing has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will be released.
Edwards, Rispone launch attacks in Louisiana governor runoff
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican opponent Eddie Rispone are trading attacks in their first TV ads of the Louisiana governor's runoff election.
Alabama student accused of threatening Louisiana stadium
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama student is accused of threatening Louisiana State's Tiger Stadium during the school's Saturday night football game against the University of...
Louisiana State Police investigate cadet training injuries
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Multiple injury reports have caused Louisiana State Police to suspend a cadet training program that involves handcuffing and pressure point use, among other...
Business lobby wins most of Louisiana education board races
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Business-backed candidates have won six of seven contested seats for Louisiana's top school board.
The Advocate reports that the winners in Saturday's elections for...
In the Louisiana governor’s runoff, will candidates debate?
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to one televised runoff debate in the Louisiana governor's race, but his Republican opponent hasn't confirmed he'll participate.
Judge: Louisiana city overcharged on residential sewer bills
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A judge says a northwest Louisiana city has been overcharging residential water and sewer customers for years.
An attorney for Shreveport residents says in a news...
Louisiana Senate race could involve rare three-person runoff
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state Senate race could be headed to a rare, three-person runoff election because two Republican contenders tied for second place, the secretary of state's...
Analysis: Louisiana figures in 2 major Supreme Court cases
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Among cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket for the term that began this month, two Louisiana cases stand out — one because of its implications for criminal justice in the...
Split GOP tries to unite in Louisiana governor’s race runoff
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican leaders working to oust the Deep South's only Democratic governor were trying Sunday to put their intraparty backbiting behind them ahead of Louisiana's November...
Fewer babies born with syphilis in Louisiana, more across US
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The number of babies born with syphilis in Louisiana fell 22% last year, while national numbers rose 40%.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
The Latest: Louisiana governor says he expects GOP onslaught
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' fight to retain his seat in primary (all times local):
Louisiana Tech romps past UMass 69-21
RUSTON, La. (AP) — J'Mar Smith threw three touchdown passes and Justin Henderson ran for three first-quarter touchdowns to power Louisiana Tech to a 69-21 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday...
Louisiana’s Democratic governor forced into runoff
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright...
Louisiana governor race goes to runoff; 5 state jobs settled
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — John Bel Edwards' bid for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will be decided in November, after Louisiana voters Saturday sent him to a runoff in a...
The Latest: Donelon wins 4th term as insurance commissioner
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local):
Jim Donelon has reached a fourth term as Louisiana's insurance commissioner after a...
Runoff election will decide if Louisiana’s John Bel Edwards wins second term as Deep South’s only Democratic governor
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Runoff election will decide if Louisiana's John Bel Edwards wins second term as Deep South's only Democratic governor .
Incarnate Word edges mistake-prone SE Louisiana 27-21
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Lamont Johnson pulled in a 21-yard pass from Jon Copeland in the fourth quarter with the winning score as Incarnate Word defeated Southeastern Louisiana 27-21 Saturday night,...
1 killed, 1 hurt in garage explosion in southwest Colorado
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed and a man was injured in an explosion and fire that destroyed a garage and damaged a home in southwest Colorado.