Judge Beau Higginbotham, who has sat on the 19th Judicial District Court's criminal bench for six years, is fighting for what he calls his "rightful claim to the civil bench."
NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden has put his team to work reviewing dozens of actions taken by former President Donald Trump, aiming to reverse orders that he says harm the environment or endanger public health.
Ascension Parish government's public works department, which fixes roads and maintains ditches, suffers from shortages in manpower and operable equipment that cut into effectiveness, according to a new report.
Louisiana will keep in place expanded mail-in voting for the upcoming special congressional elections, in line with a court order last fall, after state lawmakers approved the emergency plan this week.
The bright purple dress and suit jacket that Kamala Harris wore at her inauguration as vice president this week was rooted in the women's suffrage movement from a century ago, in a local Baptist church and in designer Christopher John Rogers II's …
The widow of the late U. S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow on Thursday filed for the north Louisiana congressional seat her husband won handily in December before dying of complications from COVID-19.
Percy Joseph Mills Jr., better known as P.J. to his many friends during 30 years in high level jobs in business and politics in Shreveport, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, died Saturday in New Orleans. He was 87 and had been ill with Parkinson’s and …
Baton Rouge native Christopher John Rogers designed part of Kamala Harris' outfit for Wednesday inauguration.
Two New Orleans Democratic state senators wasted no time Wednesday in filing for the 2nd congressional district seat formerly held by Democrat Cedric Richmond.
Louisiana will have $228 million less to spend in the multibillion-dollar state budget that will be crafted in the coming months, after a state panel agreed Tuesday to a revenue forecast that assumes recovery from the pandemic will be slower.
A top deputy to Attorney General Jeff Landry returned to work Tuesday after an investigation that found he "engaged in inappropriate verbal conversations" that included sexual slang and "unprofessional comments regarding the appearance of employees."
John C. Hebert, the 12-year justice of the peace for the St. Amant area who won a hard-fought election campaign last fall, has resigned from his seat less than two weeks into his third term.
Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, including in Baton Rouge, outnumbered by troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the viole…
Though law enforcement feared reports of hundreds showing up at each of the 50 state capitols to support President Donald Trump ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, few came on a sunny Sunday in Baton Rouge.
New Orleans-based offshore vessel operator Shane Guidry gave the maximum donation to U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise’s leadership fund – $244,000.
Karen Haymon, of Alexandria, estimated she was about 50 yards from the U.S. Capitol steps chanting "U.S.A." when the first tear gas canisters were set off.
President-elect Joe Biden's proposal to boost the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour reignited arguments Friday in Louisiana on whether an increase makes sense.
GONZALES — Robert Poche', Ascension Parish's registrar of voters for nearly 40 years, is expected to retire at the end of the month.
An LSU board of supervisors member asked Friday whether the university could explore severing its relationship with Rouses Supermarkets over co-owner Donald Rouse Sr.'s attendance at a protest in Washington D.C. last week that turned violent when …
A Louisiana native who oversees the national testing program for coronavirus says the United States was unprepared for the pandemic not because the Trump or Obama administrations miscalculated the need to screen for a new illness, but because the …
A controversial law that shields police officers from lawsuits alleging brutality would be revamped under a plan endorsed Thursday by a state panel studying law enforcement practices statewide.
Eddie Rispone, the Republican businessman who lost a bid to unseat Louisiana’s Democratic governor in 2019, is suspending his campaign for chairman of the party, weeks after saying he wanted to take over after seeing the party outworked and outspe…
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome delivered her sternest message yet Thursday regarding mitigation measures during the coronavirus pandemic, telling East Baton Rouge Parish residents they have "one more chance" to better comply with restriction…
Julia Letlow announced Thursday morning that she would run for the congressional seat her late husband, Luke Letlow, had won but never occupied as he died of COVID-related complications days before taking his oath of office.
Gov. John Bel Edwards says he’s hopeful a surge of protesters expected at the state Capitol in the next week will stay peaceful, even as law enforcement agencies braced for violent chaos, with the FBI reportedly girding for armed protests in all 5…
A task force studying police practices Thursday will debate trimming police protection against lawsuits alleging abuse, requiring vehicles to have dashboard cameras that are activated when an officer gets out and new rules for no-knock policies.
The U.S. House impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for instigating last week’s rampage at the U.S. Capitol to try to overturn his election defeat, but Louisiana’s four Republican members voted against the motion.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry broke with the chief legal officers of 46 other states who condemned the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week in a letter, with Landry instead writing his own letter criticizing his Democratic colleagues fo…
The U.S. House likely will vote Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an attack on the U.S. Capitol last week that “gravely endangered” Congress, with none of Louisiana’s four Republican members expected to break ranks and suppo…
He looks like a regular guy. He’s unnamed as they usually are in any one of the dozens of commercials for personal injury lawyers that show up daily on Louisiana television, highway billboards, social media and elsewhere.
Two members of his Cabinet have resigned, and other prominent Republicans are distancing themselves from President Donald Trump after he encouraged his followers to march on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and they attacked the historic building.
Grambling State University President Rick Gallot recalled a stab of fear that shot through him when he saw Lee Hall on the campus of the school founded in 1901 to educate Black students forbidden from attending the state’s public institutions.
Vaughn Gordon apologized for his hoarse voice before addressing the gathered crowd of 50 people in front of the State Capitol on Saturday afternoon.
Baton Rouge Republican Congressman Garret Graves doesn’t think Donald Trump should be removed from office, but said Friday the president should “effectively resign” and keep a low profile for the remaining 12 days in office.
As a mob of rioters descended Jan. 6 upon the U.S. Capitol, Congressman Steve Scalise was making his way through a maze of tunnels.
Katie Bernhardt, the chairperson of the Louisiana Democratic Party, criticized members of the state's congressional delegation Thursday for what she called their role in the storming of the U. S. Capitol that delayed certification of President-ele…
Five of the six members of Louisiana’s Republican congressional delegation sided with President Donald Trump in votes late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning that sought to overturn the election of Joe Biden as president.
Louisiana's John Kennedy joined five other Republican senators who objected Wednesday night to Arizona's Electoral College votes in the U.S. presidential election of Democrat Joe Biden.
An appeals court has refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit that Louisiana's former Veterans Affairs secretary filed against the state's legislative auditor and inspector general in 2017.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday called special elections for two vacant U.S. House seats, setting the contests for March 20 with April runoffs if necessary.
Protesters at a Stop the Steal-type rally on the steps of the State Capitol, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, on the day that the House and Senate began a lengthy debate over President-elect Joe Biden’s victory as Republicans lodged their first objecti…
Amite City Councilman Emmanuel Zanders has been arrested and charged with election fraud, the attorney general's office said Wednesday.
U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise and Mike Johnson announced Wednesday morning that they will join U.S. Sen. John Kennedy and U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins as members of Louisiana's legislative delegation who will vote today to overturn Joe Biden's election as pr…
Former mayoral candidate and state representative Steve Carter is hospitalized with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, officials close to Carter said Tuesday.
This story has been updated to reflect that Scalise and Johnson have now publicly taken a position on today's vote.
An emergency election plan that prompted a partisan war over mail ballots last fall easily passed two legislative committees Tuesday, clearing the way for Louisiana to keep in place expanded mail balloting for upcoming local and congressional elections.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has named his nephew and former law partner Bradley A. Stevens to the board of supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.