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Louisiana state park overnight facilities damaged by severe flooding in 2016 are reopening. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser announced that portions of the campground at Lake... [Read More]
Louisiana will not be enacting a ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving. A House-backed proposal stalled in the Senate, and the regular session ended... [Read More]
Louisiana lawmakers completed their regular session Friday, a few days before they enter another special session to consider taxes to stave off deep budget cuts.... [Read More]
The Latest on Louisiana's regular legislative session (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Louisiana lawmakers have ended their regular session early, completing work two weeks before... [Read More]
Harrah's has failed to win a 30-year extension of its no-bid contract to operate Louisiana's land-based casino in New Orleans. The House and Senate... [Read More]
A nurse working at a Louisiana prison has been arrested on charges of sexual battery and malfeasance in office. The state Department of Public Safety... [Read More]
A 19-year-old is accused of being involved in a shooting in Louisiana that injured a pregnant woman. The Advocate reports Nortrell Poole was arrested on... [Read More]
Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to spending plans for millions in unbudgeted cash from the last two budget years. Nearly $89 million would pay down a... [Read More]
Louisiana voters will decide whether convicted felons should have to wait five years after serving their sentences before they can run for office in the... [Read More]
A Louisiana man who founded Cajun Navy 2016, a volunteer flotilla renowned for responding to natural disasters, has been arrested on a charge he defrauded... [Read More]
It would be clear that concealed carry permit holders in Louisiana are allowed to bring their firearms up to the edge of a school campus... [Read More]
A Louisiana state lawmaker is resigning next month to oversee the state parks system. Rep. Gene Reynolds, a Democrat from Minden, told The News-Star that... [Read More]
Louisiana families should be able to install video monitoring systems in their loved ones' nursing home rooms, lawmakers have decided. The measure , nicknamed the... [Read More]
Louisiana appears ready to tweak a sweeping overhaul to the state's criminal justice system passed last year. The Senate voted 31-0 on Thursday to... [Read More]
A civil service board has scheduled a November hearing for a former police officer appealing his firing nearly two years after he shot and killed... [Read More]
Louisiana's plans to raise the age of adult prosecution will be delayed slightly. Lawmakers gave final passage with a 31-0 Senate vote Thursday to legislation... [Read More]
Louisiana's public schools will divvy up $3.7 billion to pay for operations next year. House lawmakers voted 90-0 Thursday to give final passage to the... [Read More]
Hazing that kills someone will soon be a felony crime in Louisiana as a proposal to strengthen the penalty awaits the governor's signature. House lawmakers... [Read More]
The parents of a college student who died in a drinking gantlet last year have persuaded lawmakers to toughen anti-hazing laws. House lawmakers late... [Read More]
A bid to ban abortions after 15 weeks is expected to become law in Louisiana.... [Read More]