BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Critics of Louisiana's education board are raising questions about a five-member “working group” that has been working behind closed doors to review the state's accountability system for public schools.
FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say an elderly woman died after her mobile home caught fire early Sunday.
The state fire marshal’s office says the deadly fire ignited at a home Franklinton in Washington Parish.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A worker on a crew replacing corroded grating on an oil platform wasn’t wearing his safety lifeline when he fell to his death off Louisiana in May 2020, the federal offshore safety agency says.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Three men from southwest Louisiana are in custody in north Louisiana accused of robbing a man who had just cashed an $1,800 check.
Bossier Parish Sheriff's detectives said the suspects, all from Lake Charles, Louisiana, agreed to give the man — who is from Sulphur — a ride on Wednesday to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center in Minden to retrieve a stimulus check that was mailed there after his release from the facility.
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) — Eleven days after he was reported missing, a 65-year-old Louisiana man was found dead in the woods near his home, authorities said.
Steven Virgil Callison, of St. Helena Parish, was last seen Jan.
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities have caught one of two 16-year-olds who escaped from a Louisiana juvenile detention center but are still looking for the other.
A preliminary investigation has found that “human error played a role in the ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former business manager in Louisiana is accused of paying himself an extra $31,500 in October and December. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said Friday.
Robert Phillips Jr., 54, of Bossier City, has been arrested on a charge of theft and transferred to Caddo Parish, Prator said in a news release.
GONZALES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man faces several charges, including DWI, after leading state troopers on a chase going the wrong way on Interstate 10 before crashing into a state police patrol unit.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Louisiana state trooper and a relative during a rampage across multiple parishes has pleaded not guilty to felony charges in one of the communities.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred a Lafayette attorney accused of failing to properly handle a client’s case, then lying to investigators about it.
Brad Thomas Andrus was formally disbarred, ordered to pay investigation costs and must participate in a program to make his former client whole, the court said in a ruling released Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Brian Kelly has completed the addition of eight transfer players to the Tigers' 2022 roster including defensive backs Greg Brooks and Joe Foucha, who both started at Arkansas.
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A woman who had a son with former NFL defensive lineman Norman Hand was arrested Thursday on allegations of defrauding a healthcare fund for retired players and their dependents out of about $60,000.
COTTONPORT, La. (AP) — About 1,500 inmates were being moved from a state prison on Thursday because of a fire at a nearby closed waste tire processing plant, Louisiana authorities said.
"Due to the large number of prisoners, this will take some time to complete,” Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick said in a news release from several departments.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The percentage of hospital emergency room patients showing up with COVID-19-like symptoms in Louisiana has dropped for the second week in a row and the weekly percentage of positive tests also has dropped, state officials said Thursday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A woman with a history of DWI arrests has pleaded guilty to charges related to a car crash that left a 28-year-old man dead.
Latasha Hicks, 46, of St. James, pleaded guilty Wednesday to her third DWI offense and vehicular homicide in the March 15, 2020, death of Brian Gros Jr., of Pierre Part, as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, District Attorney Rickey Babin's office told news outlets.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A major electric utility company plans to develop a $100 million transmission center in north Louisiana, state officials said Thursday.
Ohio-based American Electric Power’s new Shreveport Transmission Control Center is projected to create 20 new jobs with average salaries of $115,000.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A third-term state House member from Lafayette has been elected chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus.
Rep. Vincent Pierre was elected by fellow caucus members during a retreat Wednesday afternoon, The Advocate reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will be getting $2.6 billion for Louisiana under the infrastructure and supplemental disaster acts, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.
The disaster bill to help recovery from Hurricane Ida includes over $2 billion for flood prevention in Louisiana, he said.
FOXWORTH, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana woman is in custody accused in a shooting in Mississippi that left one dead and two others wounded.
Deputies were called to an area of Highway 587 in Foxworth late Tuesday, WLBT-TV reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hospital in New Orleans says it has identified two patients infected with a rare, drug-resistant fungus — the first time it's been found in Louisiana.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The expansion of a Louisiana call center business that provides safety, health care and counseling hotline services will bring 50 new jobs to the Acadiana region, company and state officials said Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana congressman has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under quarantine.
U.S. Rep. Troy Carter, a Democrat from New Orleans, confirmed the diagnosis Wednesday. In a statement he said he will follow his doctors' guidance and continue to work for his constituents remotely while under isolation.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louis Gurvich has been re-elected chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party, fending off a challenge from party secretary Michael Bayham.
Gurvich won re-election Saturday with a 101-90 vote of the Republican State Central Committee, The Advocate reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An autopsy on a Louisiana judge who was found dead in his home did not reveal his cause of death, according to officials.
Authorities located the body of East Baton Rouge Parish District Court Judge Christopher Dassau, 37, inside his home Sunday, WAFB-TV reported.
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Four people have been killed in a house fire near New Orleans, authorities said.
The blaze happened in the early morning hours Wednesday in the Eden Isles area, St. Tammany Parish fire officials said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday refused to overturn a former Louisiana sheriff's conviction on sex abuse charges, but limited the amount of restitution prosecutors could seek from him.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A political newcomer in Louisiana whose adept use of social media drew notice when he finished strong in a U.S. House race last year has posted an online video ad certain to draw more attention and, perhaps, campaign donations — it shows him smoking marijuana while decrying racial disparities in arrests for the drug.
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Two streets in a Louisiana city will be named after two notable hometown figures: a Tuskegee Airman and the first Black female police officers.
The Mandeville City Council voted recently to rename streets for the airman, Samuel Sams Jr., and for law officer Beverly Fulton Watson, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 200 Republican activists and elected officials have re-elected Louis Gurvich, the embattled chairman of the G.O.P.
The vote solidifies his grip on the party’s leadership ahead of the 2023 elections.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Shelby Adams hit a jumper and two free throws in the final 57 seconds and Mason Harrell sank two foul shots with 6 seconds left to help Texas State fend off Louisiana 72-68 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Gus Okafor gave Southeast Louisiana the lead with a three-point play and scored the Lions final six points to take a 79-74 win over Northwestern State in the Southland Conference opener for both schools Saturday.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — More jobs are heading to Shreveport.
The North Louisiana Economic Partnership said Advanced Call Center Technologies is spending $1.5 million on a new call center. The company is renovating a space already built in the East Ridge Plaza in Shreveport, KSLA-TV reported.
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — A little over five months after Hurricane Ida devastated Grand Isle, Louisiana's barrier island, electricity is fully up and running, the mayor’s office said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitators are decontaminating dozens of alligators, brushing their pointy teeth and scrubbing their scaly hides in the weeks after a pipeline rupture dumped 300,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A pilot and passenger are presumed dead after the crash Friday of a helicopter in a south Louisiana marsh, a local government official said.
The sheriff's office in coastal Lafourche Parish got a call from a witness who saw the aircraft going down about 10:15 a.m.
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Two women have sued the operator of a Louisiana salt mine where a roof collapse killed their husbands a year ago.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An early morning fire Friday at a church in Louisiana's capital left $150,000 worth of damages but no injuries, authorities said.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded about 5:30 a.m.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana appeal court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of a man who killed a Shreveport police officer in 2015.
Grover Cannon had appealed his conviction in the slaying of officer Thomas LaValley.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana officials said Thursday that they hope the state is nearing a peak in new COVID-19 infections driven by the omicron variant — which health experts blame for the state's fifth surge in new cases and hospitalizations — but they don’t yet see data indicating the peak has arrived.
CONVENT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana art teacher has been arrested on accusations of child molestation, authorities said.
Lisa Samuels, 50, of Donaldsonville, was arrested Tuesday. She is being held in the St.