Max Gruver was one of four fraternity pledges to die in an American college in 2017 after a night of coerced drinking.
Nearly all of Louisiana’s law enforcement agencies are not in compliance with a new law trumpeted by police and advocates as the best way to decrease the number of people wrongfully convicted by faulty eyewitness testimony.
A leader of a Baton Rouge drug trafficking organization admitted in federal court that he plotted with others to illegally manufacture tens of thousands of counterfeit pills laced with heroin and other illegal drugs, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin s…
A Baton Rouge man accused of kidnapping another man in 2017 and taking him to what a prosecutor called a "house of horror" — where the victim was tied up, pepper sprayed, waterboarded, burned with a cigarette and hot wrench, and sodomized with a l…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is among a bipartisan delegation of House members visiting the U.S.-Mexico border to view facilities firsthand, amid a heated debate on Capitol Hill about conditions for migrants.
Institutional investment banks are so bullish about Venture Global LNG's plans for export facilities in Louisiana that the company significantly oversubscribed its most recent investment round.
A Louisiana state prisoner walked off his landscaping job Thursday afternoon before being recaptured hours later — the latest mishap for the Livingston Parish work release program to which he was assigned.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was apart of a segment that aired this week on NBC's "Today Show" spotlighting the accomplishments and challenges of four other women who shared in her accomplishment of being the first black female mayors in t…
Union members working for AT&T voted this week to authorize a strike in Louisiana and eight other states if negotiations with the Dallas-based telecommunications giant don't produce a new contract.
ST. GABRIEL — In a sense, two new sugar cane varieties released this week were more than 100 years in the making.
Louisiana's nonfarm employment increased by 3,700 jobs for the past 12 months ending in June, which was largely driven by education and health services.
Juvenile Court Judge Pamela Taylor Johnson, one of the longest serving judges in the state of Louisiana, has announced her retirement set for next month.
LaCour’s Carpet World, a 50-year-old Tom Drive business, has purchased the former Kean’s cleaners building on Perkins Road with plans to move there early next year.
The Environmental Protection Agency levied a $750,000 penalty against Nova Chemical Olefins for federal violations stemming from air emissions during a 2013 explosion and fire at the former Williams Olefins Geismar plant that Nova acquired in 2017.
A 19-year-old woman suspected of impairment was killed in a single-vehicle crash on LA 444 west of LA 22 in Livingston Parish late Thursday, according to Louisiana State Police.
A month later than normal, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a general operating budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year that eliminates almost 300 jobs, a third of them from the classroom
A Baton Rouge police sergeant suspended in November for receiving extra duty compensation for the same hours as his department shifts was suspended again this spring for failing to notify his supervisors about a crucial change to his medical statu…
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, booking records show.
GONZALES — The Ascension Parish Council has enacted up to a six-month ban on the use of dirt to raise new homes and businesses across more than 70 percent of the low-lying parish.
A 42-year-old Baton Rouge woman accused of giving her 18-month-old daughter lethal doses of methadone and Xanax to calm and comfort her has been indicted on second-degree murder.
Casino winnings in the Baton Rouge market plunged by 13.1% in June from a year ago, continuing an extended losing streak for the city’s three riverboats.
A 63-year-old Baton Rouge man who police say confessed to beating his girlfriend to death with a hammer while high on cocaine has been indicted on second-degree murder.
The federal government will offer 77.8 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development on Aug. 21.
Several people have been taken to the hospital, one with serious injuries, after a crash on Airline Highway around noon Wednesday, authorities said.
Chris Stewart, the former longtime leader of the Baton Rouge police union, is sparring with Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry over various purported issues within the city's police department.
GONZALES — Ascension Parish government spent about $10,600 so far on pre-trip expenses for Parish President Kenny Matassa, four of his top staff and one parish councilman to fly to Las Vegas and attend a conference while the parish was under a sta…
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced the recent arrest of a 13-year-old accused of raping a young child.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House, on a near party-line vote Thursday, advanced a proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.
A Confederate statue that stands in front of the Clinton courthouse is a "symbol of racial intolerance, oppression and intimidation," an attorney for a black man who wants his criminal case moved from East Feliciana Parish told the state Supreme C…
While education achievement remains low, public school changes in Louisiana since 2012 could hold lessons for other states, according to a report by the Rand Corp.
Detectives are searching for a man who stole a puppy during a home invasion in Zachary, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
East Baton Rouge Parish officials say they'll start picking up Hurricane Barry-related yard waste on Monday, giving residents the weekend to drag fallen limbs and other debris out to the curb.
WASHINGTON — Just under half of potential Louisiana voters view the state’s U.S. senators positively, but both have dipped slightly in popularity from a few months ago, according to a new poll.
Today in The Rundown: The latest on Louisiana governor candidates fundraising; a member of Louisiana Legislature resigns to take a state post; NFIP continues for debate; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Local gay rights advocates, and their supporters, are re-upping their call to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council for the adoption of anti-discriminatory policy that includes protections for residents regardless of sexual orientation and gen…
All waterways in Ascension and Livingston parishes were reopened to all boat traffic Wednesday evening after having been closed for several days in response to Hurricane Barry.
Hancock Whitney recently released a comprehensive report on the positive impacts nearly 4,000 associates have made across the communities that make up the organization’s Gulf South footprint.
A 21-year-old Baton Rouge man was cited Wednesday for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he drove an SUV into the LSU lakes, partially submerging it, according to police.
A Brusly man died in a crash on Interstate 12 in St. Tammany Parish on Wednesday morning, when his vehicle went off the highway, striking an unoccupied, parked tractor, State Police said.
As LSU is putting together its $562 million operating budget for the coming year, administrators have discovered they’ll probably come up about 3% short, but the Board of Supervisors wants to try to find the money elsewhere and not raise fees again.
Gov. John Bel Edwards likely won a short-term boost for his reelection campaign by how he handled preparations for Hurricane Barry, analysts said.
A company that designed technology in Baton Rouge to control cellphone use has moved its headquarters to a Chicago suburb, keeping a research and development office inside the Louisiana Tech Park on Florida Boulevard.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office recently extended its agreement with federal immigration authorities that allows deputies to check the citizenship status of people booked into the parish jail — part of a nationwide program that critics say c…
Zachary Mayor David Amrhein issued a message after Tropical Storm Barry praising residents for their diligence in preparing for the storm.