Police: Couple, boy with pup for sale ambushed, shot

Police in Louisiana say one or more people ambushed and shot a 5-year-old boy and a man and woman who said they'd come to sell a puppy
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5 get prison after 2012 military munition blast in Louisiana

Federal judge sentences 5 men to prison, orders $35.4 million in restitution after what a prosecutor calls the largest illegal dumping of military explosives in
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Former Explo Systems owner to repay $34M to government

A federal judge has ordered 4½ years in prison and $34 million in restitution from the former owner of a company involved in a huge explosion and cleanup in
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New trial for ex-Louisiana councilwoman in utilities theft

The defense attorney says he's encouraged that a state appeal court has ordered a new trial for a former Louisiana town councilwoman convicted of stealing $39,0
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Holiday Express Train begins multistate journey

A festive holiday train has started its journey through Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Missouri
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Louisiana congressman elected to Republican leadership job

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana has a new leadership job, elected chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee for the congressional term that be
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LSU looks to put 'Bama loss behind it against Arkansas

No. 9 LSU looks to put Alabama loss behind it when traveling to Arkansas
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Louisiana man convicted of raping 2 girls over 6 years

A 29-year-old Louisiana man has been convicted of raping two girls over a six-year period
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The Latest: La. secretary of state race down to 2 candidates

Louisiana's secretary of state's race will be a two-person face-off between Republican Kyle Ardoin and Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup in December
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The Latest: Clay Higgins keeps Louisiana's 3rd District seat

Once a political upstart and now an incumbent, Republican U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is heading back to Washington for a second term in Louisiana's congressional de
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The Latest: Louisiana voters agree to constitutional changes

Louisiana voters want to end raids on the state's Transportation Trust Fund, to keep dollars solely available for road, bridge, port and airport work
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The Latest: GOP's Scalise wins easy re-election in Louisiana

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, the House's third-ranking Republican, has beaten five opponents to win re-election to his 1st District seat representing southeast Loui
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The Latest: Louisiana GOP Rep. Mike Johnson wins second term

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson has defeated two opponents to retain his seat representing Louisiana's 4th Congressional District for a second term
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Man admits to stealing thousands in Social Security benefits

A Louisiana man has admitted to stealing at least $27,000 of his children's Social Security benefits
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The Latest: Louisiana sheriff reports multiple tornadoes

A sheriff's department in central Louisiana says multiple tornadoes have touched down in the parish
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Damaging storms, twisters possible overnight in Southeast

Forecasters say there's another threat of severe weather including tornadoes across the southeastern United States
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Louisiana gov travels to Israel to talk trade, cybersecurity

Louisiana's governor is headed to Israel for a weeklong trip focused on possible trade prospects, energy issues and the cybersecurity industry
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Louisiana elementary school teacher accused of child rape

A Louisiana elementary school teacher is accused of rape and video voyeurism of children
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2 inmates on work release fall from pickup bed; 1 dies

Louisiana State Police say one jail trusty died and one was injured in a fall from the bed of a pickup truck
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Ochsner promises upgrades for north Louisiana hospitals

Health care company Ochsner Health System says it intends to improve the safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana under its new management deal to operate the fa
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Felton Pruett dies; played steel guitar with Hank Williams

A musician who played steel guitar with Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride radio show has died
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US Rep: Atheists trying to spy on Christian student groups

A northwest Louisiana congressman says "atheist litigation groups" are trying to spy on Christian student groups at a school in his district
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Attorney general: Edwards' pick for waterway board illegal

Attorney General Jeff Landry says the governor has violated state law with his appointment to a Louisiana water regulatory commission
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Lawmakers welcome new deal for north Louisiana hospitals

Several lawmakers bid good riddance to the outgoing manager of the state-owned, safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana, saying they expected a new oversight de
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