November 18, 2013 GOP businessman Vance McAllister, a political newcomer, handily defeated Republican state Sen. Neil Riser in a special election that tested two different GOP approaches to Obamacare.
November 15, 2013 There's little difference between state Sen. Neil Riser and businessman Vance McAllister on the major issues. But the two Republicans vying to replace former GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander in Louisiana have a notable difference of opinion on Obamacare.
November 12, 2013 Bethany Arceneaux's family managed to find and rescue her, days after she was kidnapped in Louisiana. Her alleged captor was shot and died, leading legal experts to cite a "defense of others" concept in state law.
October 4, 2013 The system, which has been traveling through the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall in Louisiana.
October 3, 2013 Oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico have already been evacuated in anticipation of the storm, which is expected to make landfall as early as Saturday.
October 2, 2013 Herman Wallace, who spent more than four decades in solitary confinement after his conviction on murder charges related to a 1972 prison riot, is now suffering from liver cancer. A U.S. district judge in Louisiana ruled that Wallace had not received a fair trial.
June 13, 2013 The petrochemical factory exploded this morning in a town about 30 miles southeast of Baton Rouge. State Police reported one person dead. The blast injured 77 other people, officials said Thursday evening.
May 13, 2013 A bill making its way through the Louisiana Legislature would let Cajun citizens celebrate their ancestry by customizing their driver's license, adding the phrase "I'm a Cajun" below their photograph.
April 3, 2013 The approach taken by Sen. Mary Landrieu's first official Republican rival, Rep. Bill Cassidy, in his announcement video is worth noting. Whoever eventually wins the GOP nomination to oppose the three-term Democratic senator could very well use the same playbook.
October 16, 2012 Justice Bernette Johnson has the seniority that entitles her to take the seat when the current chief justice steps down at the end of January, the court ruled today. A racially charged challenge had been raised by some of her colleagues.
March 24, 2012 The four things to watch for in Louisiana are Romney's share of the vote which must be 25 percent or more for him to gain any of the delegates who are in play Saturday. Also if he gets a large enough share of Catholic and evangelical votes, that could help him get to 25 percent as well.
October 4, 2011 Nearly 18 months after a disastrous oil spill killed wildlife and endangered businesses along the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government announces it will regulate not only the operators of offshore oil rigs, but the contractors who work on them, as well.
March 3, 2011 Corporations that benefit from good ties with Bobby Jindal gave big to his wife's charity. Jindal's spokesman said there was absolutely nothing wrong with the donations and called those who questioned them "partisan living in a fantasy land."
January 13, 2011 Edwin Edwards, one Louisiana's most colorful and corrupt governors, left prison for a halfway house. He was known for epic corruption the line: "The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."