A second man has been arrested in the death of a teenager who was gunned down outside a Prescott Road convenience store in early October.
WALKER — The City Council on Oct. 14 approved a resolution authorizing the city to accept a proposal for conducted energy weapons, or stun guns, from Axion Enterprise Inc., at a cost of almost $11,000 for the first year that the weapons will be us…
Bernard "BJ" Francis Sr., the first African American mayor elected to the City of Donaldsonville since the Civil War-era, died this weekend following complications from a stroke. He was 70.
The Bridge Center for Hope, which is slated to oversee the city-parish's new behavioral health stabilization center, selected Charlotte Claiborne as its executive director.
TORO, La. — A hunter has died in western Louisiana after officials say he appears to have stumbled on a tree stump and hit the metal ladder on his deer stand.
All lanes are back open after an accident involving multiple vehicles—including an 18-wheeler—snarled Tuesday morning traffic on I-12 coming into Baton Rouge.
CLINTON — The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury recently spent $4,520 to clean up three illegal dumpsites on parish roads, Parish Manager Sonya Crowe told jurors Monday.
Update: LSU police officers searched the area, but didn't locate any suspicious or armed person, according to a second university alert.
GONZALES — Murphy Painter, the former state Alcohol and Tobacco Control commissioner, has withdrawn from the race for Ascension Parish president as the parish's top prosecutor says he plans to call him before a grand jury to answer questions about…
The owners of a five-story United Plaza office building off Essen Lane are the first to try to break away from the newly created city of St. George through a request to be annexed into the city of Baton Rouge.
GONZALES — The Rev. Irvin Briley Jr., a prominent Baptist minister in the Geismar community, was charged Monday with the molestation of a teenage girl over a three-year period ending in April, his indictment says.
West Feliciana Parish may lose its accounting director is she's successful in her bid to become a chancery clerk in her hometown county across the border Mississippi.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is targeting his new advertising for northeast and central Louisiana, trying to attract support from voters still bristling over intraparty Republican fighting that lambasted their local congressman.
Republican gubernatorial contender Eddie Rispone on Monday disputed charges by Gov. John Bel Edwards that controversial GOP donor Lane Grigsby is a "puppet master" who controls Rispone.
Incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger Eddie Rispone will face off in a single debate later this month.
A University of Alabama freshman accused of phoning in a bomb threat to a packed Tiger Stadium during the high-profile LSU-Florida game pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony charge that carries up to 20 years in prison.
GEISMAR -- A person received minor injuries after severe weather ripped tin off a metal business building shortly after 1 p.m. in Geismar.
A former Brookstown Middle Magnet School assistant principal accused of killing a pregnant colleague in 2016 wants his case moved from East Baton Rouge Parish to Iberville Parish, where the woman's body was discovered.
Hancock Whitney Corp. purchased $185 million worth of company stock Monday as part of an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Morgan Stanley & Co.
Several days before MidSouth Bank was acquired by Hancock Whitney last month, the Lafayette-based bank was fined by federal regulators over flood insurance rule violations.
Tailgaters and festival goers can expect cloudy skies and low chances of rain this upcoming weekend, the National Weather Service predicts.
The U.S. Coast Guard ended its search in the Gulf of Mexico for a small aircraft piloted by an LSU medical school graduate who officials believe crashed last week en route from Missouri, where he worked as a trauma surgeon, to Gonzales.
Authorities arrested at least two 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.
WASHINGTON — When catastrophic floods swept the state in 2016, homeowners across southeast Louisiana were again faced with a decision whether to rebuild and stay in their chronically-flooded homes or pack up and head for dryer ground.
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is looking to spend up to $100 million to build as many as three new schools south of Interstate 10, but it appears increasingly unlikely that any of them will be built within the boundaries of the propose…
Why doesn’t Louisiana require license plates on both the front and rear of vehicles? It would seem to be a help for residents and cameras in identifying vehicles involved in wrongdoings. Front and rear plates are required in 31 states.
GONZALES — A New Orleans-based nonprofit is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to require the developer of a 103-acre mixed-use community in Gonzales to provide more information about its plans for drainage on the site, a portion of which is …
The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator will more than triple its bottling capacity as an initial step toward an expansion plan that will substantially increase the size of the facility in the near future.
The late great political commentator John Maginnis wrote that Louisiana voters like their scoundrels going back to the pirate Jean Lafitte.
While African-Americans make up about half of the students in Louisiana's public schools, only 5% of teachers are black men.
The battle lines have already been drawn in the five-week campaign to elect Louisiana’s next governor in the Nov. 16 runoff.
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into parish prison between noon Thursday and noon Saturday, booking records show.
When a Baton Rouge woman stands trial in the 2015 poisoning death of her live-in boyfriend, prosecutors want the jury to know they have compelling evidence that they say points to her killing her husband in 2016.
Beyond possible legal challenges, fallout from the vote to incorporate the city of St. George could spur moves to dismantle East Baton Rouge Parish’s consolidated government structure and replace it with separate city and parish councils.
The first poll of the runoff put incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in a dead heat with his challenger, Republican megadonor Eddie Rispone.
President Donald Trump's team has inquired about whether the Cajundome or Convention Center in Lafayette are available for a rally before the Nov. 16 runoff for Louisiana governor.
GONZALES — Two Ascension Parish sheriff's correctional officers were examining each other's personal handguns midday Friday when one accidentally shot the other, the sheriff said.
Hamilton Beach announced earlier this week it will close all 160 of its Kitchen Collection stores by the end of the year, including the location at Tanger Outlet Mall in Gonzales.