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2 arrested in shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:13:55 GMT

Two arrests have been made in connection with a shooting on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond Friday morning. No names have been released.

Two arrested in Southeastern Louisiana University shooting

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:13:54 GMT

A shooting at a Louisiana college campus wounded two student-athletes early Friday, school officials said. Two suspects were later arrested and will be charged with attempted murder.

Judge agrees to halt construction of Louisiana oil pipeline

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:59:05 GMT

A federal judge has agreed to suspend construction of a crude oil pipeline that is being built through a swamp in Louisiana's Cajun country. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick's order Friday is a victory for environmental groups challenging the Bayou Bridge pipeline project.

Baker man arrested in five armed robberies of Baton Rouge area businesses, police say

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:33:53 GMT

BRPD Det. Jeff Pendergrass, left, and BRPD Det. Danny Forbes, right, along with EBRP Sheriff's Dep.

Breakthrough? Signs of movement in Louisiana special session

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:44:45 GMT

Rep. Dodie Horton, R-Haughton, left, speaks to Rep. Bob Hensgens, R-Abbeville, center, as Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall, listens to testimony about a Medicaid bill during a hearing of the House Health and Welfare Committee on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. less Rep. Dodie Horton, R-Haughton, left, speaks to Rep. Bob Hensgens, R-Abbeville, center, as Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall, listens to testimony about a Medicaid bill during a hearing of the House Health and ... more Rep. Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe, left, speaks with Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, in the House Ways and Means Committee on Feb. 21, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La.

Ex-DEA task force member pleads guilty to cash, drug theft

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:54:38 GMT

A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics task force member in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to stealing cash and drugs. The Advocate of New Orleans reports Johnny J. Domingue, also a former Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office deputy, entered his plea on federal charges Thursday.

Brookshire Grocery Company purchases 8 former Winn Dixie stores in Louisiana

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:16:53 GMT

Brookshire Grocery Co. and Southeastern Grocers today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne and Eunice, all in South Louisiana.

Alabama, Florida set to hold executions on same night

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:53:36 GMT

If executions set for Alabama, Texas and Florida were carried out Thursday as scheduled, it would have marked the first time in more than eight years that three convicted killers were put to death in the U.S. on the same day. But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday accepted the recommendation of the state's parole board and granted clemency for Thomas "Bart" Whitaker.

Another day, more stalled bills in Louisiana special session

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:15:48 GMT

Louisiana's special session careened further off course Thursday, with nearly every major bill stalled, including tax proposals to close the state's budget gap and legislation House Republican leaders want in exchange for tax votes. The inaction raised questions about whether the budget-balancing session will produce anything to address a nearly $1 billion budget gap or if the fractious House is so divided that gridlock is all it can achieve.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler accused of sexual harassment in lawsuit

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:37:27 GMT

As the line to vote stretches outside the Louisiana State Archives building, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, left, talks about the first day of early voting at the Louisiana State Archives building Tuesday Oct. 25, 2016, and that voters will receive an "I Voted" Blue Dog sticker after casting their ballot. Secretary of State Tom Schedler speaks to Zachary Rotarians in January 2016 about technology meant to streamline the voting process and increase voter turnout among younger demographics.

Session stalls: Louisiana lawmakers can't agree on tax deal

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:11:15 GMT

Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, chairman of the House GOP delegation, left, speaks with Reps. Dodie Horton, R-Haungton, center, and Paul Davis, R-Baton Rouge, in the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La.

Louisiana Black Caucus throws its weight around in tax negotiations

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:29:17 GMT

Louisiana state Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge ,is helping to leverage the Legislative Black Caucus in the statehouse tax negotiations. The Republican leadership of the Louisiana House of Representatives was unable to move forward its preferred tax solution Wednesday because it angered the Legislative Black Caucus and couldn't get enough votes to advance it.

Regulators demand Louisiana utility customers get back improperly collected taxes

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:01:10 GMT

The Louisiana Public Service Commission discusses partisanship at its Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 meeting. The PSC commissioners, from left to right are: Lambert C. Boissiere III, D-New Orleans, Foster Campbell, D-Bossier Parish, Eric Skrmetta, R-Metairie, Mike Francis, R-Crowley, and Craig Greene, R-Baton Rouge.

Louisiana ordered to pay $154K over blocked marriage law

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:29:57 GMT

A federal judge Wednesday ordered the state of Louisiana to pay more than $150,000 in fees and costs to attorneys for a man who successfully challenged a law that prevented him and other foreign-born U.S. citizens from getting married. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle's order comes more than six months after he permanently blocked the marriage law.

The Atlanteans ball celebrates Louisiana

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:34:32 GMT

It is no secret that Louisiana is an outdoor paradise, with its natural charms embraced by those who live or visit here. And while the wilderness may have been a bit foreboding to explorers such as Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, founder of the Louisiana colony for France, and his brother, New Orleans city founder Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, it was those already living amongst the flora and fauna that inspired the Atlanteans' 2018 ball.

Grace Notes: For Louisiana teachers, now making less than regional...

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:06:39 GMT

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, center, prays with her husband, Raymond, and daughter, Karmen, during Mass at The Cathedral Church of Saint Joseph, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Baton Rouge, La.

Louisiana School Board Member Posts Racist Image To 'Make Evil People Fear Punishment'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:30:32 GMT

See what he posted below on Facebook. Yep, this is a guy who is on the school board of a southern town that is reportedly 28.35% Black .