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Vendor appeals voiding of Louisiana voting machine contract

The company awarded a lucrative contract to replace Louisiana’s voting machines is challenging a state decision to scrap the deal and redo the bid process.

Missing 23-month-old Jackson girl found safe, alert cancelled

She is described as a black female, two feet tall, weighing 30 pounds with dark hair and brown eyes.

Millions of dollars poised to be reinvested into La. amid prison reform success

Just over a year after criminal justice reform efforts became law in Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday afternoon that the results are better than expected.

‘Vaccinate B4U Graduate’ program launches

First Lady Donna Edwards and other state health leaders launched the new Vaccinate B4U Graduate program Wednesday.

Lake Charles man arrested for alleged attempted sex trafficking of children

A Lake Charles man has been arrested on sex crimes related to allegations involving computer-aided solicitation of a minor and attempted sex trafficking.

Grand jury indicts woman accused of fatally poisoning boyfriend on first degree murder

A woman accused of fatally poisoning her husband will go on trial for first-degree murder.

Louisiana’s average score falls on ACT

Louisiana’s high school student performance on the ACT college readiness test declined in the latest scores and remains below the national average.

Troopers identify motorcyclist killed in crash; driver of car cited for failure to yield

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash Wednesday morning and the driver who hit her was cited by authorities.

Large tree blocks Greenwell Street

A large tree blocked Greenwell Street in Baton Rouge early Wednesday morning. The tree fell between Johnette Drive and Velora Street.

Groups partner for March 4 Lives

Several groups have partnered for a March 4 Our Lives on Wednesday.

Local man helping Honduran migrants accuse Trump of supporting corruption in Central America

A local man who said he is assisting the caravan of Hondurans heading to the U.S. southern border blasts President Trump over a tweet which threatens to end U.S. aid to Honduras if the caravan is not turned around.

  Constitutional amendment would ensure transportation dollars do not go to state police

A proposed constitutional amendment would prevent state lawmakers from diverting money in the Transportation Trust Fund to Louisiana State Police (LSP) for traffic control purposes.

Diocese of BR also plans to release names of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors

The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has announced it plans to release a list of the names of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.

Louisiana men plead not guilty to Mississippi prison bribery

4 Louisiana men are pleading not guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking jail contracts

$1.7M going to help victims of violence in Louisiana

Louisiana’s criminal justice reform measures means more money for victims of violence, according to the Office of Governor John Bel Edwards.

Members of APSO meet with US Sen. Marco Rubio while serving lunches to first responders in FL

Members of the Ascension Parish cooked meals for first responders in Port St. Joe, Florida, and served more than 300 lunches Tuesday.

Another suspect pleads guilty in alleged murder-for-hire plot

A second man has admitted his involvement in the murder of a Baton Rouge woman. Court officials report Daniel Richter, 36, of Walker, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of manslaughter.

Shooting in Thibodaux leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured Monday evening.

U-High to become fictional Mud Dogs team from ‘The Waterboy’ for film’s 20th anniversary

The University High football team has partnered with the athletic apparel company Adidas to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the 1998 film “The Waterboy.”

Man pleads guilty to 2014 murder of 12-year-old step-daughter

A man accused of killing his 12-year-old step-daughter in 2014 pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of second-degree murder.

2 killed in weekend shooting in Louisiana lounge

A man has been arrested in a weekend shooting at a lounge in Louisiana that left two men dead

  Investigators believe carelessness may have led to deadly house fire

An elderly person was found dead inside a home that caught fire Monday night, according to investigators.

Backers turn in St. George petition early; opponents eager to validate signatures

The St. George issue is one step closer to heading to voters as organizers handed in their petition Monday afternoon.

Heroic neighbors, firefighters credited with saving life of house fire victim

Rescue from a weekend house fire in Shreveport.

Louisiana manufacturer recalls more than 30,000 lbs. of meat products

A Belle Rose food manufacturer wants people to stop using more than 30,000 pounds of its meat and poultry products.

Man wanted for allegedly fracturing man’s skull outside Gonzales daiquiri shop

David Bradley, 39, is wanted on the charge of second-degree battery for allegedly fracturing another man's skull during a fight outside of a Gonzales daiquiri shop on October 12, 2018.

School helps provide adaptive bikes for children with special needs

A Baton Rouge private school is donating thousands raised in recent fundraisers to give a local child a bike made uniquely for their specific needs.

Man found dead inside his burned home

A man was found dead inside his burned home early Monday morning, according to fire investigators.

Substitute teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with student in St. Landry Parish

A Port Barre substitute teacher was arrested Monday for having sex with a 10th-grade student, according to WAFB news partner KATC.

11-year-old Shreveport chef cooks up success

For 11-year-old Owen Osborne, there’s no place like the kitchen.“My mom and dad really got me into cooking,” said Osborne, a Shreveport native.

Downed live power lines force section of Juban Road to close

Part of Juban Road is closed due to downed live power lines, according to fire officials.

Bike races canceled after Louisiana city imposes new rules

Bicycle races have been canceled in Louisiana after new rules were imposed in a parish where a councilman was killed while riding a bike

Red Stick Moms Blog shares Halloween safety tips

The Red Stick Moms Blog shares these family-friendly tips for your kids to enjoy Halloween safely.

First responders gifted hats, flags from LSU for their efforts in hurricane-stricken Florida panhandle

First responders from the Louisiana’s State Fire Marshal’s office were surprised Sunday night with some gifts from LSU.

MISSING: Woman last seen at Pineville home

Elizabeth “Libbie” Lockey, 52, is approximately 5′5″ and 110 pounds

Police find man’s body while searching for woman

Police are searching for a woman who may have jumped into the Red River. During the search, police say they found the body of a man.

Louisiana considers special recognition for STEM work

Louisiana students who complete specified courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may soon be able to earn special endorsements on their high school diplomas

Audit: Louisiana agencies fall short on tax break reporting

A new audit says Louisiana state agencies aren't filing all the paperwork required to track more than $1 billion in tax break programs

Archdiocese of New Orleans will release names of child sex abusers within the church

As we continue our investigation into child sex abuse within the Catholic Church and schools, we have learned the Archdiocese of New Orleans will release a list of names of abusers within the church.

Women in Caramel Curves Motorcycle Club are turning heads

A girls-only motorcycle club known as Caramel Curves is leaving its mark across the country. The bikers, who consist of riders from Baton Rouge and New Orleans, were recently featured on The Steve Harvey Show for their love of bikes and community service efforts.

Man convicted of sexual battery on child during trip to Baton Rouge

A Mt. Hermon man is in jail after being convicted of sexual battery on a child in Baton Rouge, according to the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.