HOUMA, La. (AP) — Invasive apple snails may have attracted a South American bird known to live in only two U.S. states to settle in Louisiana as well.
The state's first limpkin census has begun and is expected to last through July, The Courier reports.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a press release from his office.
Edwards says that he does not currently have symptoms and will follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and will isolate for five days.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 72-year-old man who reportedly was beaten in a Louisiana city jail has died weeks later at a hospital, the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said in a news release Thursday.
Bobbie Young was brought to the hospital June 3 with head injuries and died there Monday, the statement said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A legal challenge to the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks — devices attached to semiautomatic firearms so that a shooter can fire multiple rounds with a single trigger pull — was revived Thursday by a federal appeals court.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six migrant workers would share in a total of more than $21,000 in the proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed last year alleging that a Louisiana crawfish processing business underpaid them in violation of minimum wage laws.
Jaylon Ferguson, who set an FBS record for career sacks while at Louisiana Tech and then played the past three seasons in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, has died. He was 26.
Police said Wednesday the cause of death was still to be determined.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes who sent more than 800 of his elderly residents to a crowded, ill-equipped warehouse to ride out Hurricane Ida last year was arrested Wednesday on fraud and cruelty charges arising from the squalid conditions.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through an oil pipeline during barrier island restoration work off Louisiana in 2016.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — After six decades of service to William Carey University, including 14 years as the school's president, Dr. Tommy King, is retiring.
The university's Board of Trustees announced King's retirement on Tuesday and the selection of Dr.
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is expanding health care coverage for employees who want to enlist the services of a doula, a person trained to assist women during pregnancies, to address racial inequities in maternal care.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill that would make doctors who perform abortions subject to prison terms of one to 10 years — a measure that would take effect when and if the 1973 Supreme Court decision establishing abortion rights is overturned.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday vetoed 17 recently passed bills, including legislation that would toughen criminal sentences and ban government entities from denying building entry based on a person’s COVID-19 vaccine status.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has acquitted four city police officers in the death of a Black man arrested in April 2020.
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A 70-year-old Louisiana man has been convicted of murder after shooting his next-door neighbor in a long-running feud that escalated from threats and fist fighting to fatal violence.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Members of Congress from Louisiana are calling for federal officials to extend deadlines for spending Hurricane Katrina recovery funds on New Orleans road and water infrastructure projects.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A $50,000 reward is available for information in the case of a Louisiana teenager killed last year.
Shreveport Police found the body of 17-year-old Shamia Little on July 12, 2021, in a field near Interstate 20, five days after the was reported missing.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers ended a special session Saturday saying they were unable to agree on a new congressional map that includes a second majority Black district as ordered by a federal judge, prompting an angry blast from the governor.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An animal rights group has filed a federal complaint against the national sanctuary for federally owned chimpanzees once used for experiments.
A federal citation and Chimp Haven’s own reports about an escape and about deaths caused by fights among chimpanzees show the sanctuary’s care is poor, according to Stop Animal Exploitation Now.
Louisiana’s secretary of state and attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to put a hold on a federal judge’s order for the state to create a second majority Black congressional district by Monday.
BRIDGE CITY, La. (AP) — Control has been restored at a Louisiana juvenile detention center where a group of inmates sparked a riot after breaking out of their living areas and taking over parts of the building.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The forensic lab at Louisiana State University has identified decomposed remains found in the wreckage of a house that was being demolished in late March, the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A request by Louisiana legislative leaders to extend the deadline of completing a new congressional map — that must include a second majority-Black district — was rejected by a federal judge Thursday.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana contractor was arrested Thursday on video voyeurism charges accusing him of putting a camera in a bathroom vent at a home where he repaired damage from Hurricane Ida.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heat and storms are contributing to “a rash of fish kills” in south and central Louisiana, and more are likely, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday.
SHEVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jury has convicted a 23-year-old man of throwing a half-full beer bottle at another man in a bar, breaking the other man's jaw and dislodging teeth.
A six-person jury deliberated for 30 minutes Wednesday before finding Caleb Heath Scheen, of Shreveport, guilty of aggravated battery, according to a news release from the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office.
ALONG BAYOU POINTE-AU-CHIEN, La. (AP) — Driving through her village along the southeastern Louisiana bayou, tribal official Cherie Matherne points out remnants of house after house — including her own — wrecked nine months ago when Hurricane Ida roared through the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe community.
ALONG BAYOU POINTE-AU-CHIEN, La. (AP) — Driving through her village along a southeastern Louisiana bayou, tribal official Cherie Matherne points out the remnants of house after house — including her own — wrecked nine months ago when Hurricane Ida roared through the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe community.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to redesign congressional maps that a federal judge threw out for violating the Voting Rights Act, resuming their work amid growing frustrations under a looming court deadline.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated a New Orleans magistrate to become the first minority woman on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) — A guard at Louisiana's second-largest prison has been arrested after she allegedly falsified records following an inmate's suicide.
Iberville Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Master Sgt.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities searched Tuesday for a Louisiana teenager serving a sentence of juvenile life who escaped for the third time and is on the run.
The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office, in a news release, said the 17-year-old escaped Monday while in transport from the Acadiana Center for Youth in Avoyelles Parish to a hospital for treatment to injuries on his hand, when he attacked the driver and fled.
Louisiana’s legislative leaders are asking for at least 10 more days to comply with a federal judge’s order to redraw congressional districts so two have Black majorities.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Contenders vying for the title of Miss Louisiana 2022 are in the City of Monroe this week for the 58th annual competition.
Twenty-nine women were introduced by the Miss Louisiana Organization at a news conference Monday at the Jack Howard Theatre in the Monroe Civic Center, The News Star reported.
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) — A man convicted for his role in a dogfighting ring that spanned four states has been sentenced to a little over a year in federal prison.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that Dangelo Cornish, 36, of Greensburg, Louisiana, got 14 months and two years of probation in the case, WBRZ-TV reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The body of a boater who was missing since last week has been recovered from the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday.
Howard Brown, 54, was reported missing near Baton Rouge after his boat sank Wednesday, The Advocate reported.
A federal appeals court has lifted its hold on Louisiana’s congressional redistricting.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 39 cents over the past three weeks to $5.10 per gallon.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price jump comes amid higher crude oil costs and tight gasoline supplies.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A 10-year-old Louisiana girl is responding to discussions about banning books in public libraries by creating her own tiny library box decorated with a rainbow an a LGBTQ flag.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Bridging the digital divide has become a priority for Louisiana since the COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the crucial role high-speed internet plays in the state's education and economic systems.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities have arrested one of four people wanted in the fatal shooting last month of a student’s grandmother outside a New Orleans high school graduation ceremony that was held at a local university.
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — A U.S. sailor from south Louisiana who had been unaccounted for since the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will finally get a proper burial back home.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday that Navy Seaman 1st Class Houston Temples, who was 24 years old at the time of the attack, will be buried in Washington Parish later this year, WBRZ-TV reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has put on hold a district judge’s order for Louisiana to redraw new congressional districts by June 20 to include a second majority Black district.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Corrections has suspended a prison warden while it investigates an allegation that he crashed a state car while under the effects of prescribed pain pills, according to a news release emailed Friday.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has sentenced an Atlanta man to nearly three years in prison for a jury duty phone scam that started while he was in a Georgia state prison.
WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — Three subsidiaries of a Texas-based petrochemical company on Thursday settled allegations that they violated federal and state pollution control laws.
The U.S. Department of Justice, in a news release, said Westlake Chemical Corporation agreed to make upgrades and perform compliance measures estimated to cost $110 million to resolve the complaint involving two facilities in Lake Charles, Louisiana and one in Calvert City, Kentucky.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge in Baton Rouge refused on Thursday to delay her order for Louisiana to redraw its congressional districts while the state’s top elections official appeals.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is opening a sweeping civil rights investigation into the Louisiana State Police amid mounting evidence that the agency has a pattern of looking the other way in the face of beatings of mostly Black men, including the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene.
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A recently hired Oregon hospital chief operations officer no longer holds the job after hospital officials say they learned he had been convicted and sentenced to five years in prison on charges of wire fraud and false representation of a Social Security number.
DUSON, La. (AP) — Half of the officers at a southwest Louisiana town's police department and the chief are out with COVID-19, prompting state police and area sheriff's office to help pick up the slack.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Cooksey, who served three terms representing Louisiana in the House and treated thousands as an eye surgeon, has died at the age of 80.
Cooksey, a Republican who served the 5th District from 1997 to 2003, died Saturday.