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.