Federal judge throws out suit over widening waterway
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit claiming that a wide federal canal has expanded well beyond the boundaries set in a 1920s agreement and is eating away at state land in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Attorney General's Office didn't prove the case belonged in federal court, U.S. District Judge Michael Juneau said in a ruling signed Thursday and put online Friday.
Louisiana doctor arrested for sexual battery
PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) — Authorities say a family physician in Louisiana has been arrested after a patient complained about inappropriate behavior.
Louisiana Attorney General's Office spokeswoman Ruth Wisher tells WGNO-TV that Dr. Gregory Allen was arrested Friday on three counts of sexual battery.
Trump picks 4 for New Orleans-based appeals court
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge with 16 years of experience on the federal bench and an attorney who has defended Louisiana's efforts to restrict abortion and gay rights are among nominees President Donald Trump has announced for a federal appeals court based in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on lawsuit challenging Louisiana's abortion clinic licensing laws (all times local):
The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says lawyers are still evaluating a lawsuit challenging Louisiana's licensing laws and regulations for abortion clinics. But in a statement, it says "our office is confident the laws are constitutional."