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  Deputies arrest father accused of taking newborn child from La. hospital in backpack

VIDEO: St. John Sheriff: Woman, teenager killed, 2 injured in knife massacre

  La. lawmakers sign petition to end COVID-19 restrictions; Gov. Edwards calls move ‘reckless, irresponsible, and unconscionable’

  Transition from oil and gas industry would potentially cripple Louisiana’s economy, leaving tens of thousands out of work

  High school football coaches excited for first Friday night with 50% seating capacity at games

Louisiana lawmakers end special session

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Newborn baby taken from Louisiana hospital found safe

  HEALTHLINE: La. health leaders ‘concerned’ about national spike

  Gov. Edwards: ‘We still have a long road ahead of us to full recovery’

Hurricane Chris, four others indicted for recent homicides

  LSU presidential search committee sets ‘aggressive’ timeline to fill position

New Orleans could fine mask violators $500 as city moves towards Phase 3.3

FAA takes over investigation after Slidell area plane crash

Police are investigating a small plane crash at the Slidell Municipal airport, according to a tweet from Slidell Police Department.

  Shaq named special reserve sheriff’s deputy in La. parish

Shaq Diesel is now a special member of law enforcement in Louisiana.

  Despite fears, numbers show COVID-19 is not rampant in Baton Rouge area schools

Students in Louisiana have crossed the nine weeks milestone, it is an achievement many educators were unsure would happen at the start of the school year.

  5 in La. accused of stealing from now-bankrupt unemployment fund

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says the state has arrested five people for allegedly stealing unemployment benefits.

  REPORT: LSU self-imposes penalties on football program; bans Odell Beckham Jr. for 2 years

  La. residents can apply for extension of unemployment benefits

  La. lawmakers advance compromise on emergency election rulemaking process

Lake Charles evacuees leave New Orleans hotels and into the unknown

AG Jeff Landry joins DOJ, 10 states in antitrust lawsuit against Google

Rough year for rice farmers after hurricanes Laura and Delta

Jefferson Parish school system urges lawmakers to reject 'Ka’Mauri Harrison Act’

This bill would allow two students recently suspended for having bb guns during virtual learning sessions to appeal their cases.

  Two bills that could help bar owners amid pandemic advance to La. Senate floor

Louisiana lawmakers are moving ahead with two bills that could put some cash in the hands of bar owners, though there’s no clear way to pay for the programs just yet.

Saints have ‘productive’ meeting with New Orleans mayor about returning fans to Mercedes-Benz Superdome in phases

The New Orleans Saints had a “productive” meeting with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, her administrations, and the president and CEO of Ochsner Health about a phased approach to safely returning fans to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Saints games during the remainder of the 2020 season.

Former St. John Parish judge Jeff Perilloux sentenced to 14 years in prison

Perilloux was convicted of three counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery in September.

  Drone footage of downtown Lake Charles from Hurricanes Laura and Delta

Hurricanes Laura and Delta ravaged Southwest Louisiana and downtown Lake Charles was no exception.

  Man arrested, accused of killing 2-year-old in violent rampage

Chief Murphy Paul Police announced that one man is connected to violent rampage that took place over four locations and resulted in the death of a 2-year-old child.

Secretary of State announces digital ‘I voted’ sticker

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is announcing a digital, downloadable sticker for the upcoming November 3 and December 5 elections.

  Say hello to the largest zipline course in south Louisiana

Magnolia Ridge Adventure park is a brand-new obstacle course and zipline park in East Feliciana.

Voters line up outside of Smoothie King Center as early voting begins in Orleans Parish

The Smoothie King Center has become a site for early voting after a nation-wide push months ago from NBA players who urged cities across the country to turn their sports venues into polling places for the upcoming election.

  Hard Rock developers sue dozens as victim’s families still mourn a year later

One year after the Hard Rock construction site partially collapsed, the developers of 1031 Canal filed a lawsuit against dozens of contractors, engineers, and subcontractors.

A second Jefferson Parish student accused of violating weapons policy while virtually learning

The Jefferson Parish School system threatens another virtual learner with expulsion and ultimately suspended him for an incident involving a BB gun in his home.

Gov. Edwards urges all residents to complete 2020 Census ahead of new deadline

The new deadline to complete the 2020 Census is Oct. 15, and Governor John Bel Edwards is encouraging everyone to do so.

Two teens leave youth facility; Bossier City police seeking information on their whereabouts

BCPD is searching for two teens that left the Johnny Gray Jones Youth Shelter and Detention Center — one with ties to Southeast Louisiana.

  LSU vs. No. 10 Florida postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak in Gators football program

The LSU vs. No. 10 Florida game scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has been postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 within the Florida Gators football program.

  Louisiana lawmakers discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Delta

For the second time in as many months, Louisianians are picking up the pieces from a devastating hurricane.

  La. lawmakers move to give themselves more say in nursing home visitation rules

Under this proposal, nursing home residents would be able to pick and choose who they see without limitations.

  Superdome officials unveil COVID safe plan

Superdome discusses their Venue Shield plan, designed to keep the facility covid free, as Saints explore move to Tiger Stadium

Louisiana lawmakers want more say over high school sports

Louisiana lawmakers have edged closer to inserting themselves into the decision-making of high school sports after parents criticized the state athletic association’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

New Orleans to host 2025 Super Bowl following switch to avoid Mardi Gras in 2024

Super Bowl LIX will be the 12th time the city has hosted a Super Bowl

Bossier City Police Department searching for runaway teen; ties to Southeast Louisiana

Have you seen Nicole Arvel?

New Orleans City Council could sue Secretary of State over lack of ballot drop locations

As it stands now, voters can drop off absentee ballots at two locations, New Orleans City Hall and the Algiers Court House

New Orleans Saints in talks to move home games to Tiger Stadium

"LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games"

One critical after wreck on Airline Highway at Highland Road

Authorities are responding to an accident on Airline Highway at Highland Road on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

  New Orleans moving into Phase 3.2

The announcement came at a legislative hearing at which Mayor Cantrell was asking for tens of millions of dollars to help alleviate deficits brought on by coronavirus.

  City announces Krewe of NOMTOC will not parade over COVID and financial concerns

In a letter to the city, the Krewe of NOMTOC requested to cancel its parade based on the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that the krewe is facing extreme economic hardships.

La. House passes ‘Ka’Mauri Harrison Act’ in Jefferson Parish BB gun case

House Bill 83, better known as the “Ka’Mauri Harrison Act”, will give families more protections during virtual learning.

  La. abortion amendment has little impact unless Roe v. Wade is overturned

Soon, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether Louisiana’s constitution allows for any access to abortion.

  Gov. Edwards gets his flu shot, encourages others to do the same

The governor and top health officials with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) say with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to get your annual flu shot to stay healthy and avoid overwhelming the healthcare system.

New Orleans will move to Phase 3.2 Saturday

The City of New Orleans will move to Phase 3.2 this Friday, Mayor Cantrell announced Tuesday

  VIDEO: How to fill out absentee ballots

In the last few days, Parish Registrars of Voters across the state began sending out absentee ballots.

  La. lawmakers vote down unemployment increase, move to suspend business tax hike

Louisiana lawmakers are moving forward with a few plans to keep taxes from going up on businesses.

City of New Orleans detects West Nile virus in mosquitoes in parts of Orleans Parish

The West Nile virus has been detected in the Eastbank of Orleans Parish, according to the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Department.

  Jennings homeowners deal with fallen trees from Delta

Some Jennings residents are dealing with heartbreak while others breathe a sigh of relief as they return to their homes

  Crews making ‘significant progress’ restoring power following Delta

Hurricane Delta was not as strong as Hurricane Laura, but the storm did cause more damage in regards to power outages.

New Orleans marks 1 year anniversary of Hard Rock Hotel collapse

Despite the length of time since the collapse, the partially demolished building is still standing.

Emergency food assistance for Hurricane Delta victims in 25 parishes statewide approved by USDA

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) announced Monday, Oct. 12 that emergency food assistance for Hurricane Delta victims has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Allen Parish suffers extreme flooding post Hurricane Delta

Hurricane Delta’s impact was felt throughout all of Allen Parish.

  Gov. Edwards provides update on state’s response to Delta

Governor John Bel Edwards provides an update on the state’s response to Delta on Sunday, Oct. 11.

Reason to Smile: Kindness after chaos

Four hurricanes made landfall in Louisiana during 2020. Amid all the chaos that’s been caused, there are acts of kindness happening all around us.

Gov. Edwards spoke from Jennings after touring damages in SWLA

Gov. Edwards is set to tour the damage brought on to SWLA from Hurricane Delta 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 10.

  Gov. Edwards tours areas impacted by Delta

Governor John Bel Edwards will be touring areas impacted by Hurricane Delta on Saturday, Oct. 10.

LIVE UPDATES: Hurricane Delta

Tracking Delta

  Evacuees from Southwest La. plan to stay in Baton Rouge, other places a little longer due to Hurricane Delta

It wasn’t long ago that people in the Lake Charles area saw damage like this after Hurricane Laura ravaged southwest Louisiana.

Gov. Edwards says one of his staffers has tested positive for COVID-19

Gov. Jon Bel Edwards' administration announced Friday, Oct. 9 one of the governor’s staff members tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, Oct. 8.

  Evacuees from Lake Charles could find themselves in Baton Rouge or other parts of the state yet again

With Hurricane Delta heading to the Lake Charles area, how do people still recovering from Hurricane Laura who are now in Baton Rouge feel?

Gridlock as SWLA residents evacuate ahead of Hurricane Delta

The streets and interstates leading out of Southwest Louisiana are at a crawl as residents are attempting to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Delta.

  Gov. Edwards signs executive order keeping La. in Phase 3 until Nov. 6

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 8 he has signed an executive order that will keep Louisiana in Phase 3 of the White House’s guidelines for reopening the economy until Nov. 6.

President Trump approves emergency declaration in Louisiana ahead of Delta

Governor John Bel Edwards requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Donald J. Trump Wednesday, Oct. 7 in anticipation of Hurricane Delta. The president approved the emergency declaration later in the night.

  Commercial fishermen in Plaquemines Parish take financial hit after active hurricane season

Commercial fishermen we spoke with say they’ve lost thousands of dollars this hurricane season moving into Safe Harbor with each hurricane threat.

  La. lawmakers move to give 4th-grader suspended for having BB gun visible during online class chance to appeal

Lawmakers want schools to spell out exactly how they expect students to behave while they’re engaging in virtual learning.

Mayor Cantrell says no to Saints' request to host fans in the Superdome this weekend

The Superdome will be mostly empty again for the Saints game against the L.A. Chargers on Monday, Oct. 12.

La. Secretary of State’s Office launches GeauxBot voter information resource

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced the launch of GeauxBot, a virtual voter assistance that was created in partnership with IBM.

St. Tammany Parish announces bars may reopen for on-premises consumption

Bars may reopen in St. Tammany Parish for on-premises consumption Parish President Michael Cooper said Wednesday under Phase 3 guidelines.

La. National Guard works to shore up levee in Grand Isle before Hurricane Delta

Wherever Hurricane Delta hits, the island will likely feel the effects.

How LSU fans can buy tickets to the game in Missouri

LSU fans who are planning to travel to Missouri for the LSU football game can purchase tickets to the game at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9.

LSU officials holding COVID-19 press conference Wednesday

As of Oct. 5, the school reported 133 active cases of coronavirus, 1,058 total cases since Aug. 24, and a 6.7% positivity rate among 7,609 tests.

  Gov. Edwards warns residents to prepare for Delta as major hurricane takes aim at La.

Tuesday morning, Hurricane Delta strengthened into a Category 4 storm and is forecast to make landfall overnight Friday, potentially as a major hurricane.

State lawmakers discuss grant program for businesses, including bars

State lawmakers are discussing numerous measures related to the pandemic during the second special session of the year.