All we know is that someone or a group of someones hacked into a public Zoom meeting to throw up explicit scenes of people having sex when Louisiana Public Service Commission members tried to discuss what happened to utility and telecommunications…
Since the East Ascension drainage panel voted to remove the parish president as head of drainage this summer, a clutch of council members and the president have been privately negotiating a new power-sharing arrangement that would oversee drainage…
Gov. John Bel Edwards is optimistic that Congress will approve billions of dollars in disaster relief for Louisiana by the end of September, even as partisan bickering in the nation's capital threatens to slow the state's recovery.
LAKE CHARLES – Southwest Louisiana officials on Wednesday expressed frustration at the prospect of a further delay in disaster relief more than a year after Hurricane Laura due to a partisan fight over the debt limit in Washington, with even the r…
Louisiana Department of Revenue Secretary Kimberly Lewis is under consideration for a key job at LSU, officials said Wednesday.
The volume of calls from people seeking food stamps in the wake of Hurricane Ida remained steady Wednesday but not as many as the past two days.
Graphic scenes of people having sex interrupted utility regulators at the Louisiana Public Service Commission meeting on Wednesday, held virtually over Zoom.
After a rough opening day for the three-week application period, Tuesday was a little better though call volumes remained high and wait times remained long for people wanting to apply for disaster food stamps.
Louisiana will need at least $2.5 billion in federal assistance to help its residents rebuild their homes and recover after Hurricane Ida, Gov. John Bel Edwards wrote Monday in a letter to Congress, urging support for disaster relief legislation.
Entergy Louisiana is seeking permission from state regulators to charge its customers nearly $2.1 billion to cover the cost of repairing its power grid following last year's Hurricanes Laura, Delta, Zeta and the subsequent winter storm in February.
So many people tried to apply for emergency food stamps on the first day that the agency's phone system simply couldn't handle the volume Monday.
Now that most people have their power restored — a lot faster than in the past — Louisiana can transition back to more divisive issues, like abortion.
After a one-month delay, the State Bond Commission approved $28 million in improvements to Caesars Superdome and additional aid for 22 other New Orleans projects.
With widespread suffering after Hurricane Ida, Gov. John Bel Edwards faces renewed pressure to retroactively reinstate five weeks worth of pandemic jobless benefits, a move that could send $1,500 checks to more than 150,000 Louisiana residents.
Despite a slow down because of Hurricane Ida, eight casinos as of Thursday have applied to offer sports betting in Louisiana, according to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, the agency that oversees gambling in the state.
St. Tammany Parish voters will finally get to decide whether to allow a casino in Slidell after the State Bond Commission gave its approval Thursday, thereby clearing the last hurdle for holding a parishwide referendum.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture green lighted Tuesday a change in rules that allows many families access to food stamps even though under normal circumstances they make too much money to qualify.
Weeks after getting battered by hurricane-force winds, southeast Louisiana is once again in the crosshairs of a life-threatening natural disaster, as Tropical Storm Nicholas inches closer with forecasts of excessive rain and threats of flash flooding.
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a doctor with decades of experience treating patients, said Louisiana residents who want to avoid dying from COVID-19 should take the vaccine — not the dewormer ivermectin.
Up to 150,000 households who otherwise wouldn’t qualify — including some with six-figure salaries — are expected to apply for food stamps as qualifications are relaxed to help in the recovery from Hurricane Ida.
Along with tossing out spoiled food and mucking out saturated Sheetrock, another hallmark of a major Louisiana storm is postponing elections.
Ever since Michael Scott “Scotty” Lamana was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, in the Pentagon, his family has kept his memory alive.
Owners of homes and businesses damaged by Hurricane Ida likely face thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses — even with insurance.
Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the delay of upcoming elections that featured important Constitutional questions statewide and the renewal of a tax to fund bus service in Baton Rouge.
Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the delay of upcoming elections that featured important Constitutional questions statewide and municipal elections in New Orleans.
Damage from Hurricane Ida was so great that Louisiana may delay for a month both the October and November elections.
Images of tens of thousands of New Orleans residents fleeing a city flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 demonstrated the vulnerability of the levees and led to a $14 billion improvement.
As if Louisiana hasn’t had enough of tropical weather this summer, Gov. John Bel Edwards was told Saturday that the state’s residents need to brace themselves for the possibility of another system coming ashore perhaps as early as next Friday.
One of the silver linings of being without power for several days is that neighbors sit outside and visit, rather than cocoon in air conditioning and Netflix.
The vast majority of the greater Baton Rouge area should be back in air conditioning and light by Wednesday, Sept. 8, said the head of Entergy Louisiana on Thursday.
With a rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ida barreling toward Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday that the “next 24 hours are very, very important,” urging the public to use that time to collect at least three days’ worth of food, water and …
The state will soon be pushing the locally elected officials of Powhatan out of the way to administer the finances of the northwest Louisiana village that in mid-July had only $105 in its general fund and is hiring a cop to drum up some money from…
LAKE CHARLES – Gov. John Bel Edwards and FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell visited this battered city to mark a year since Hurricane Laura and view halting rebuilding efforts on Thursday, but the trip was overshadowed by warnings of the possibili…
Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said Wednesday that he won't be seeking to expand absentee-by-mail voting, increase the early voting period or enact a coronavirus emergency plan for the fall elections, amid the state's latest COVID-19 surge.
Former President Donald Trump may have been “unstable” and “a narcissist” to former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal back in September 2015 – at least that’s what he said in a speech in Washington, D.C.
State workers and students in Louisiana likely will soon have to show proof of immunization, or an exception to being vaccinated, now that the federal Food & Drug Administration fully approved Monday one of the COVID vaccines.
Despite pressure from House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and others, leaders of Louisiana's top school board defended their handling of last week's chaotic meeting and said there are no plans to hold a special gathering to discuss mandatory face masks…
“They can’t arrest all of us,” the Rev. Tony Spell, of Central, shouted last week spurring an angry crowd of people who refused to don masks at a hearing convened to decide whether the governor has the authority to order school children to wear ma…
Following two weeks of record-shattering COVID hospitalizations, Louisiana saw a glimmer of hope in its battle against its fourth and worst surge of the deadly virus on Friday when the number of patients hospitalized dropped for the second day in a row.
Louisiana regulators approved emergency rules Thursday to jump-start the ability for adults to wager on sporting events in Louisiana by midway through the upcoming football season.
The New Orleans Saints will give refunds to season ticket holders who want them due to the vaccine mandate and mask rules in place for home games this season, the team announced Thursday.
The last of six recall petitions promised last month against the Ascension Parish Council was filed Wednesday as Dal Waguespack became the latest member to face a threat to his seat.
U.S. Rep. Troy Carter has asked the Biden administration for third-party monitoring of air emissions in the Mississippi River corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans — and for money to study the cumulative impact of those emissions on public health.
When a sprawling mess of neon-colored, battlefield-style obstacle courses started growing between houses on a residential road in Walker, some Livingston Parish officials were concerned — but there wasn’t much they could do about it.
As doctors and nurses battle against the worst wave of COVID-19 to befall Louisiana, public health officials struggle to combat a pervasive ally of the virus: misinformation.