Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between noon Saturday and noon Sunday, booking records show.
Police arrested two men for allegedly selling fake tickets outside of Tiger Stadium ahead of the LSU football game against Florida on Saturday, according to police reports.
The vote to incorporate behind them, St. George supporters still face daunting challenges ahead as they go about setting up East Baton Rouge Parish's fifth city following a contentious battle with the city-parish over the past year.
Clint Cointment and Murphy Painter wasted no time honing their messages for a Nov. 16 runoff election for Ascension Parish president after Saturday's primary left them the last two standing from a field of four candidates.
President Donald Trump loomed large over Louisiana’s governor’s race a day after Gov. John Bel Edwards fell short of winning Saturday’s primary outright, forcing him to face businessman Eddie Rispone in next month’s runoff.
The effort to find someone to replace outgoing schools Superintendent Warren Drake moves from a simmer to a boil Thursday when the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board tries to choose between two consulting firms that are proposing to help the sch…
The adult daughter of a blind and disabled man struggled to save him from a fire at his rural Iberville Parish home on Saturday but was unable to get back inside after rescuing two children, authorities said.
MONROE – As Republicans Eddie Rispone and Ralph Abraham shared a stage with Donald Trump at a rally in Lake Charles on the night before Louisiana’s election for governor, the president gave them a simple directive: Don’t attack each other.
A 66-year-old man who was riding his bike near his home was struck from behind and killed by a motorist who fled the scene, Baton Rouge police said.
The multiyear slump in the oil and gas industry and a tough quarter for Waitr again caused the Pelican State Portfolio, a group of Louisiana stocks tracked by The Advocate, to lag behind the performance of the broader market.
The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. presented annual Craft Workforce Development Awards to industrial construction and maintenance contract companies who demonstrated excellence in investing in workforce development programs and recogni…
Baton Rouge City Court Judge Tarvald Smith was elected Saturday to the 19th Judicial District Court, while Metro Councilman Trae Welch and lawyer Ron Johnson — the twin brother of a sitting 19th JDC judge — advanced to a Nov. 16 runoff for a seat …
Democrats Larry Selders and Leah Cullins will advance to a runoff on Nov. 16 for the House District 67 seat, according to complete but unofficial returns from the Secretary of State Office website.
Longtime East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk Doug Welborn won his eighth consecutive four-year term, surpassing outgoing Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis in vote totals Saturday evening.
East Baton Rouge Parish Assessor Brian Wilson, a Republican, secured a fifth four-year term Saturday evening. He staved off a challenge from Democrat Jonathan Holloway.
Republican millionaire Eddie Rispone, making his first bid for public office, edged his way into a Nov. 16 runoff with incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Incumbent Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi secured re-election, while parish President Mitch Ourso extended his tenure after defeating three challengers.
Republican incumbents running parishwide in East Baton Rouge Parish won big Saturday night, with the current sheriff, clerk of court, coroner and assessor each defeating Democratic rivals to secure additional four-year terms in office.
Democrat Belinda Davis and Republican Barbara Freiberg both advanced to a runoff and will face each other on Nov. 16 to represent House District 70 in the state legislature, according to complete but unofficial returns from the Secretary of State …
East Baton Rouge's longtime sheriff, Sid Gautreaux, secured another term Saturday night, successfully fending off challenges from two Democratic candidates.
Former state Sen. Cleo Fields is returning to the Louisiana Senate after defeating fellow Democrat and term-limited state Rep. Patricia Smith on Saturday for the District 14 seat.
State Rep. J. Rogers Pope won election to Senate District 13 Saturday night, narrowly avoiding a runoff in securing just over 50 percent of the votes.
Dr. Beau Clark, the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner, secured a third four-year term Saturday night after staving off a challenge from his Democratic opponent Dr. Rani Whitfield.
The Ponchatoula Mayor's race is headed to a runoff between incumbent Robert F. "Bob" Zabbia and challenger Steve Pugh.
Democrat Beverly Brooks Thompson advanced to the runoff against Republican Franklin Foil, who edged out Rep. Steve Carter by 8 votes for his spot in the November election, according to complete but unofficial returns from the Secretary of State Of…
Republicans Brian K. Abels and Earnie Drake III will face each on in the Nov. 16 runoff to fill a seat on the 21st Judicial District Court.
Republican Glen Womack and Democrat Judy Duhon are headed to the Nov. 16 runoff for the state Senate seat in District 32, which covers nine parishes from West Feliciana Parish to Ouachita Parish.
The five-candidate race for the District 71 state Representative seat in Livingston Parish has been whittled down to two candidates headed for a runoff.
State Rep. Rick Edmonds secured re-election after the Baton Rouge Republican defended his District 66 seat by defeating Democratic challenger Morgan Lamandre.
Insurance businessman Scott McKnight and lawyer Taryn Branson advanced Saturday to a Nov. 16 runoff for the state House District 68 seat that term-limited Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, has held since 2007.
In what was the only competitive race statewide, other than the gubernatorial contest, three-term Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon barely held on to his job as the final votes were counted Saturday night.
Independent Roy Daryl Adams and Republican Johnny Arceneaux will face each other in a runoff election on Nov. 16 to represent House District 62.
All three incumbent candidates on the ballot Saturday will return to the Livingston Parish Council, which when added to the four candidates who ran unopposed, means there won't be much of a shakeup in council chambers.
Barely six months since winning the job, state Rep. Jeremy LaCombe successfully defended his District 18 seat, defeating former Pointe Coupee Parish School Board President Brandon Bergeron.
Barbara West Carpenter had strong showing Saturday, staving off a challenge from Dalton Honoré Sr., the man she replaced four years ago, to return as representative for House District 63.
Voters in House District 72 easily reelected state Rep. "Robby" Carter, of Greensburg, on Saturday to a fifth non-consecutive term, defeating first-time candidate Marylee Bellau, of Kentwood.
Gubernatorial candidates danced around all sorts of issues during the campaign, but never spoke directly about persistent poverty — the key reason why the state scores so low on so many rankings.
Incumbent Sherman Mack has retained his position as the state Representative for District 95, with an overwhelming win over challenger Robin Parrott, according to complete but unofficial election results.
Regina Barrow, a longtime fixture in Louisiana's statehouse, has clenched a second term in the state Senate representing the north Baton Rouge district left vacant by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome in 2015, WAFB is reporting.
In something of mulligan to last year’s election, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin ended up in a runoff with Gwen Collins-Greenup, the same Democrat he defeated in the December 2018.
Mack “Bodi” White won a third term Saturday as senator for Senate District 6, defeating Rufus Craig, Baton Rouge attorney and state chairman of the Libertarian Party, who made a longshot bid for the seat.