BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bagpiper played a somber "Amazing Grace" as Louisiana's first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, returned to the state Capitol for her last time...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about an oil spill in Plaquemines Parish, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a firebreak would be dug around an area where a controlled burn would...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The hits came at Sam Ehlinger from just about every angle this summer.
Baker Mayfield jabbed him first. Then Terry Bradshaw landed one.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the memorial services for former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (all times local):
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nancy Parker was known for her off-camera wit, warmth, and devotion to family and for her on-camera, Emmy-winning knack for presenting a story.
The NFC South's reputation as the NFL's most balanced division has taken a hit.
The New Orleans Saints' two-year run as division champion, including a dominant showing in 2018, has left...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints may very well be on a revenge tour this season, whether they frame it that way publicly or not.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana corrections officer has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for taking thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for delivering contraband...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican candidate for Louisiana governor Ralph Abraham has released a new TV ad that takes aim at abortion rights and the transgender community as he works to draw...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal regulators plan to draw down and sell crude oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve sites in Texas and Louisiana.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Lotto" game were:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 4" game were:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 3" game were:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Easy 5" game were:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — While efforts to rewrite Louisiana's constitution stalled with state lawmakers, advocates for a constitutional convention are trying to make new inroads for the movement,...
Lawsuit: US citizen held for skin color, Latino name
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Honduran-born U.S. citizen says in a federal lawsuit that he was illegally held in a Louisiana jail for days because a sheriff's office wrongly suspected he was in the country...
Man accused of setting fire to former in-laws’ home
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of setting fire to a trailer owned by his former in-laws has been arrested more than a year after the blaze.
Louisiana business group backs both GOP governor candidates
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A powerful Louisiana business lobbying group wants a Republican for governor, but isn't choosing between the two major GOP contenders challenging Democratic incumbent John...
Louisiana university urges vigilance after false gun alarm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander is encouraging the college community to continue reporting anything suspicious even though a previous report of a man...
Gulf of Mexico oil, gas lease bidding down from last 2 sales
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil and gas companies made $159.4 million in high bids Wednesday for federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico, down from sales in March and a year ago.
$248 million settlement reached with Chinese drywall maker
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A proposed $248 million settlement has been filed in a decade-old federal court case over defective Chinese drywall blamed for damaging home appliances and sickening...
Police: Child unknowingly brings cocaine to kindergarten
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 5-year-old boy unknowingly brought cocaine to a kindergarten in a New Orleans suburb, leading to the arrest of a man and a woman, police said Wednesday.
Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas.
Saints add veteran linebacker Will Compton to camp roster
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have added linebacker Will Compton and offensive lineman Fisayo Awolaja to their training camp roster.
Probation for 3 women involved in Alton Sterling protest
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three women who were protesting the fatal police shooting of a black man in Louisiana have been sentenced to six months of probation and must perform community...
Louisiana sheriff re-elected after challenger disqualified
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff's has been re-elected to a third term after his only opponent in the race was disqualified.
News outlets report Jason Ard will remain sheriff of...
Arrest in April hit-and-run that killed bicyclist
MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man has been arrested in the death of a bicyclist who was hit by a car in April, while riding at night in dark clothes and without lights.
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Mega Millions’ game
ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4’ game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 4" game were:
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3’ game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Louisiana Lottery's "Pick 3" game were:
LSU officials issue all-clear after report of armed intruder
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University officials issued an all-clear Tuesday evening after a report of an armed intruder on campus.
The Latest: LSU gives all-clear after armed intruder report
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on reports of an intruder at Louisiana State University (all times local):
Louisiana State University officials have given the all-clear...
Shreveport police officer arrested on malfeasance charge
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer has been arrested on a charge of malfeasance in office.
A Shreveport Police Department news release says Dylan Hudson turned himself in on...
Saints’ Brees dismisses concerns about arm strength, stats
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees sees discussions about his arm strength and recently declining passing yardage as moot points.
Efficiency is what wins, the 40-year-old, record-setting Saints...
Louisiana: 9 West Nile cases include 5 dangerous infections
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Department of Health reports the first nine human cases of this year's West Nile virus season, including five dangerous infections of the brain and spinal...
Man, 70, tries to put out house fire, dies
CROWLEY, La. (AP) — A 70-year-old Louisiana man has died after trying to put out a fire in his rented house in Crowley.
The state fire marshal says a woman who also lived there told...
Police: Man puts car in reverse, drags officers before chase
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is accused of injuring two officers by dragging them with his car.
News outlets report that 31-year-old Francois Scricca Jr. also led Lafayette police...
Louisiana Army reservist dies in Saudi Arabia
A Louisiana sheriff's deputy and Army reserve military police officer died from a fall in Saudi Arabia.
The Winn Parish Sheriff's Office says in a Facebook post that deputy Clayton Horne...
Protests could stall Louisiana Medicaid contract negotiation
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Despite an ongoing challenge to the contract awards, Louisiana's health department wants to continue negotiating terms with four companies chosen to manage Medicaid patient...
Democrats spending millions to try to take back statehouses
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state...
Officer accused of abetting sheriff’s son reinstated
BAKER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has reinstated a former officer who was fired after being accused of mishandling a crime involving a sheriff's son.
Trial set for Louisianan accused of orchestrating ex’s death
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a Louisiana man accused of orchestrating the slaying of his ex-wife.
The Advocate reports 67-year-old Hamid Ghassemi is set to stand...
Telehealth possible for kids in some New Orleans schools
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A doctor's office associated with Children's Hospital New Orleans will provide telehealth services to some of the city's charter schools.