Former Louisiana Senate president Hines, dead at 85
Donald "Doc" Hines, a physician who led the Louisiana Senate as president from 2004 to 2008, died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 85.
Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity
The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor says former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown on June 9.
Sheriff: Louisiana man linked to 4 random shooting deaths
A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with three apparently random shooting deaths in a New Orleans suburb
Lawmakers drain Louisiana voting machine replacement fund
Louisiana never had sizable sums set aside to buy the thousands of new voting machines it needs.
Mississippi shrimp season opens Thursday
Shrimping in Mississippi waters opens Thursday.
Louisiana governor: Abortion ban decision wasn’t political
Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, said Tuesday that he's not concerned about losing support among his party's voters in Louisiana because of a strict abortion ban he signed into law.
Prosecutors: Suspect made album art with church arson photos
Federal prosecutors say the suspect in three Louisiana church arsons took photos and videos of the fires while they were burning and shared them with his friends.
Weekend memorial events set for singer-musician Dr. John
Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcom "Mac" Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr. John.
US air quality is slipping after years of improvement
After decades of improvement, America's air may not be getting any cleaner.
Louisiana governor signs $30B budget, touts teacher raises
Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed Louisiana's $30 billion operating budget at an elementary school where he hailed the first statewide public school teacher raise in a decade.
Defenders raise money for inmates’ books, phone calls
The public defenders' office in New Orleans has launched an online fundraising campaign to help pay for books and telephone calls for jailed defendants.
7 of 29 Miss Louisiana contestants attend host university
Nearly one-quarter of this year's Miss Louisiana contestants are students at the school that's hosting the competition this week.