BATON ROUGE, LA. (AP) — The Louisiana House granted final legislative passage Thursday to a $39 billion state operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
The vote to accept various Senate changes to the bill was 88-7.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $39 billion state operating budget that includes teacher pay raises and a down payment on a proposed bridge across the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge was approved with little discussion Wednesday afternoon by the state Senate.
GONZALES, La. (AP) — After more than 50 years of hosting the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair in Louisiana's capital city, organizers plan to move it to neighboring Ascension Parish — at least temporarily.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An Office of Motor Vehicles employee was arrested Wednesday for issuing fraudulent commercial driver's licenses and commercial learners permits in East Baton Rouge Parish who had not taken the related tests.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat with a history of opposing abortion rights, came out Wednesday emphatically against legislation that could subject women to prosecution and prison for getting abortions.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Higher tax revenue is helping add nearly $350 million to Louisiana’s general fund budget for the fiscal year that ends at the end of next month and $104 million in projected revenue for the year that starts July 1.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Funeral services will be held Tuesday for a Louisiana sheriff's deputy who was shot in the head and stomach during a July 2016 ambush that killed three other law enforcement officers during protests over the police killing of a Black man.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal to allow high school seniors statewide who have failed to reach graduation requirements to do so by meeting other, easier standards — an idea aimed at helping students whose performance suffered because of the coronavirus pandemic — was rejected Thursday by the state's education board.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nick Tullier, a Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the head and stomach during a July 2016 ambush that killed three other law enforcement officers during a summer of protests over the police killing of a Black man, died Thursday at age 47.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter.
The real estate investment trust, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said it had funds from operations of $151.9 million, or $1.50 per share, in the period.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bill that would keep transgender women and girls in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women’s and girls’ athletic teams moved a step closer to passage Wednesday, despite opposition from Gov.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Legislation forbidding teachers from discussing their gender identity or sexual orientation in Louisiana public schools was rejected Tuesday in a state House committee in Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The House has passed legislation aimed at drawing some retired teachers back to the classroom by increasing the money they can earn without reducing their retirement benefit.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana owners of electric or hybrid vehicles would be charged an annual state road usage fee under legislation that cleared the House Transportation Committee on Monday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Competing ideas on what to do about the impending end of a 0.45% state sales tax — and the more than $420 million it generates annually — are on the way to the Louisiana House of Representatives.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — “American Idol” winner Laine Hardy was arrested Friday after being accused of putting a listening device in his ex-girlfriend's college dorm room, authorities said.
Hardy, 21, of Livingston, Louisiana, faces a felony charge of interception and disclosure of wire, electronic or oral communication, Louisiana State University spokesman Ernie Ballard said.
EDGARD, La. (AP) — Descendants of slaves who lived and toiled in southeastern Louisiana won a key ruling Thursday allowing their legal challenge to go forward against a $400 million grain elevator planned along the Mississippi River, although the company behind the project said it would likely appeal.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Amedisys Inc. (AMED) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $31.7 million.
On a per-share basis, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company said it had net income of 97 cents.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ H&E Equipment Services Inc. (HEES) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $16.3 million.
On a per-share basis, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company said it had profit of 45 cents.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rising global temperatures could damage crop production, but farmers also need domestic oil and gas production to increase, Louisiana's agriculture commissioner says.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge Community College’s 2022 commencement ceremonies next month will include an address from state Sen. Cleo Fields.
The college announced Thursday that the May 20 ceremony will take place near its Magnolia Performing Arts Theatre & Pavilion.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Johnnie A. Jones Sr., a Louisiana civil rights attorney and World War II veteran who was wounded during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, has died. Jones was 102 years old.
Jones’ goddaughter, Mada McDonald, told WAFB-TV that Jones died Saturday at the Louisiana War Veterans’ Home in Jackson, Louisiana.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl is dead after her grandmother allegedly forced her to drink a bottle of whiskey while her mother watched, Baton Rouge Police said.
Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesperson, told news outlets the little girl's grandmother, Roxanne Record, 53, and mother, Kadjah Record, 29, were arrested Friday, each on a charge of first-degree murder.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Investar Holding Corp. (ISTR) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $10.1 million.
The bank, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said it had earnings of 97 cents per share.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Legislature will likely be able to raise state teacher pay by $2,000 a year before the current session ends in June, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday.
Edwards spoke at a livestreamed news conference at the Capitol in Baton Rouge as the state House wrapped up work on a $38 billion 2022-2023 operating budget that already has $1,500 raises for teachers.
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — Olin Corp. said Wednesday that it has “safely concluded” its response to a fire and leak that sent a huge cloud of chlorine out of a chemical plant near Baton Rouge, and nobody was hurt.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Legislation to abolish the death penalty in Louisiana was voted down 5-1 Tuesday in a state Senate committee.
Sen. Katrina Jackson sponsored the bill, which was rejected by the Senate Judiciary “C” Committee.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The livestreamed fatal stabbing of a woman on social media led police to her body in an office building parking lot in Louisiana's capital.
Baton Rouge Police found Janice David's naked body bound to a vehicle's steering wheel with jumper cables late Monday night, news outlets reported.
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Olin Corp. were monitoring the air Tuesday morning at and around a plant where a fire and leak sent a huge cloud of chlorine out of a chemical plant near Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana House panel advanced a proposed state operating budget Monday that includes $148 million for pay raises for teachers and school support staff and $104 million for increases for higher education, but strips a proposed $100-per-month increase in state supplemental pay for local police and firefighters.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments about a little-known rule that canceled the conviction of a white man who killed himself shortly after the start of his life sentence for killing a Black man.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A small private school in Baton Rouge is closing after 22 years of operation, leaving parents looking for a place to enroll their children for next school year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A stray bullet, apparently fired during a gunfight in Louisiana's capital, struck and killed a 3-year-old boy who was lying in bed, police said Wednesday.
Sgt. L'Jean McKneely, a spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Police Department, said the shooting happened shortly after 11 p.m.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man has been convicted of murder for the fatal shooting of a Louisiana State University basketball player during a 2018 street brawl in the state's capital.
Dyteon Simpson, 23, of Baker, was found guilty of second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence, in the killing of Wayde Sims.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether Louisiana’s health and environmental agencies discriminated against Black residents in connection with air pollution from existing and proposed facilities between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On the first floor of the LSU Football Operations Center, left of the front desk, is the performance nutrition center.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the 23-year-old man accused of killing a Louisiana State University basketball star more than three years ago.
Dyteon Simpson, of Baker, is charged with second-degree murder of 20-year-old Wayde Sims, who was shot in the face when he tried to break up a fight on Sept.
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A segment of Highway 63 in Mississippi's Jackson County will be named after late Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Lamar Wells.
The Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Lamar Wells Memorial Highway will start at half-a-mile (.8 kilometers) south of the Polktown Road intersection and will end half-a-mile (.8 kilometers) north of the same intersection, WJTV-TV reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature voted Wednesday mainly along party lines to override Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of a congressional redistricting bill, marking the first time in nearly three decades that lawmakers refused to accept a governor's refusal of a bill they had passed.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Diocese of Baton Rouge has named a new leaders for its schools.
Dr. Mary Patricia Davis is the new superintendent of Catholic schools for the diocese, Bishop Michael Duca announced on Monday, WAFB-TV reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Republican-led Louisiana Legislature has voted to hold a rare “veto session” to consider overriding Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of a new congressional district map.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A state supplement to the pay local police and fire personnel receive in Louisiana would go up by $100 a month under legislation approved Monday by a state Senate committee.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana police officer injured when violence broke out over the police killing of a Black man in Baton Rouge in 2016 has grounds to pursue a lawsuit against a protest organizer, Louisiana's Supreme Court said Friday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal labor regulators have cited four employers for safety violations related to an explosion that injured workers at a Louisiana chemical plant.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced 11 serious violations Thursday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Matt McMahon brushed aside the specter of possible NCAA sanctions for the program he agreed to take over this week, or how they might affect his ability to build on his already formidable career coaching record.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who funneled students’ financial aid funds to his own bank accounts and falsified business records to get a COVID-19 relief loan has been convicted on several counts of fraud and money laundering.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three Gulf Coast states are getting $1.9 billion in federal grants to help recover from hurricanes and floods over the past two years and become more resilient to climate change, the U.S.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey needed only one season at LSU to bring women's NCAA Tournament games back to Baton Rouge for the first time since 2014.
As accomplished as Mulkey is, even she didn't envision that happening when the lure of returning to her native Louisiana led her leave the powerhouse she built at Baylor for a team that won just nine games last season.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge Community College said Friday it had received a $200,000 gift from an anonymous donor to use toward student support.
The school said the gift was accepted through the BRCC Foundation and will be used to primarily provide scholarships, per the donor's request, and to fund other student-focused initiatives, the school said in a news release.