Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after hospital visit

Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was taken to the hospital for observation “out of an abundance of caution” after being examined by Congress’ attending physician.

  Biden orders end of federally run private prisons

  Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in US

  6 in 10 older Americans don’t know how to get vaccine

  Baton Rouge children react to presidential inauguration

La. senators react to inauguration of President Joe Biden

  Baton Rouge native designs VP Kamala Harris’ outfit for Inauguration Day

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  WATCH: Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band ‘We Are One’ video

  Bomb threat called into Supreme Court, all-clear given

Lil Wayne pardoned by Pres. Trump on final day in office

  First state budget draft likely to include cuts to higher education, health care

Top AG official disciplined, loses $20K in pay

Northeast High School band members participating in Presidential Inauguration celebration

  Day of service, justice still important during the pandemic, civil rights organization says

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is meant to be a day of service. The national holiday is, like most things, forced into a new look as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

  FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Julia Letlow announces run for Congressional seat left vacant after husband Luke Letlow’s death

Julia Letlow, wife of the late U.S. Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, has announced she will run for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District seat in the upcoming special election.

  Local social media expert weighs in on Trump’s Facebook ban

Trump was essentially put in Twitter jail for hours after what went down at the Capitol Wednesday.

Gov. Edwards sets dates for 3 special elections

Congressman Mo Brooks blames ‘fascist ANTIFA’ for violence at U.S. Capitol

  Kennedy one of six senators to vote against Arizona certification

  Employers no longer required to give employees paid sick leave for COVID-19

Candy Christophe announces run for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District

  Sens. Cassidy, Kennedy split on Wednesday vote to certify Biden victory

  Georgia Election: Who controls a 50-50 Senate?

The Georgia Senate runoff elections will determine partisan control of the chamber.

  Reset on Capitol Hill: A look ahead at the 117th Congress

When the new Congress takes the oath of office on Sunday, everything resets. Old bills that never got a vote are tossed out, but the issues remain.

  Rep. Cedric Richmond tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Cedric Richmond has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for President-elect Joe Biden’s administration says.

  Louisiana’s 8 electoral college members officially cast ballots for President Trump

It’s been more than a month since the Nov. 3 presidential election, but President Donald Trump has officially won the state of Louisiana.

Louisiana AG throws support behind Texas election lawsuit

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) on Tuesday said he supported the election complaint Texas has brought before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gov. Edwards to travel to White House for summit on COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to the White House to participate in Tuesday’s Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit, alongside other governors and Alex Azar, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.

  Mayor Broome projected to win second term

Incumbent Sharon Weston Broome has won a second term as Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge parish.

  ELECTION 2020: Runoff elections in the WAFB viewing area

Sixteen races in the Baton Rouge area will be decided in runoff elections on Dec. 5.

  Broome, Carter make final pleas to voters in final Baton Rouge mayoral debate on WAFB-TV

Both candidates in the runoff election for East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President took part in a debate on WAFB-TV Thursday, Dec. 3.

  Rep. Garret Graves to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

The congressman says will be tested and is making arrangements to safely travel back to Louisiana.

  EBR mayoral candidates participate in Press Club forum before final debate

The two candidates in the runoff for East Baton Rouge mayor-president, incumbent Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and former state Rep. Steve Carter, participated in a forum held by the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday, Nov. 30.

  President-elect Joe Biden officially names Baker native, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, as UN ambassador

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Baker native and LSU alumna, has officially been named as President-elect Joe Biden’s U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (UN), the president-elect announced Monday, Nov. 23.

  Assessor Jeff Taylor should document personal use of public vehicle, audit says

Livingston Parish Tax Assessor Jeff Taylor should likely be documenting his personal use of his publicly-owned vehicle and reporting that use to the Internal Revenue Service as income, a state audit released Monday says.

  Mayoral runoff debate canceled due to candidate quarantining

The East Baton Rouge Parish mayoral runoff debate between incumbent, Sharon Weston Broome, and challenger, Steve Carter, has been canceled due to COVID-19.

  Former Gov. Edwin Edwards back in the hospital

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, 93, is back in the hospital as of after being released three days earlier, a representative for the former governor tells WVUE-TV.

Karen Carter Peterson declares a run for Congressman Cedric Richmond’s seat

Karen Carter Peterson has launched a website campaign to fill Cedric Richmond’s 2nd U.S. Congressional District seat

  ‘From Osborne to the White House’; New Orleans native tapped for high-ranking position in Biden administration

Becoming one of the highest-ranking Black officials in the United States, Cedric Richmond will serve as Senior Advisor to the President and Director of Public Engagement.

  Judge denies filing requesting Gov. Edwards to follow House petition blocking COVID-19 executive orders

Lawyers from the attorney general's office are in court for Republican lawmakers, who want COVID-19 restrictions put on pause.

Gov. Edwards vetoes another round of bills

On Thursday, November 12, Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed 8 bills from the special session.

  Repairing stressed, strained relationships following the election

After such a contentious election cycle, many are finding relationships may be strained with loved ones particularly with those who sit across the political aisle.

Projected winners for 2020 presidential election

According to the Associated Press and CBS News, projected state winners for the 2020 presidential election have started rolling in.

Gov. Edwards signs another round of bills into law, vetoes parts of another

On Friday, Nov. 6, Governor John Bel Edwards signed 16 bills into law, and vetoed portions of one bill.

  Trump hits election integrity as votes still being counted

States across the country were still counting ballots that were cast ahead of or on Election Day, and a handful of battlegrounds remained up for grabs.

  Election observer says no evidence for Trump’s fraud claims

The head of an international delegation monitoring the U.S. election says his team has no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s claims about alleged fraud involving mail-in absentee ballots.

  Both EBR mayoral candidates in runoff proposing raise for BRPD officers

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is proposing a 3% pay raise for Baton Rouge Police Department officers in her proposed budget for 2021.

  Six EBR metro council seats head to runoff

It was an unprecedented election night for the metro council. Twelve candidates will be back on the ballot for the runoff election next month.

  Experts give tips on how to reduce election stress

One study found that more than half of Americans expected Nov. 3 to be the most tense day of their lives so far.

  Northern battlegrounds could hold key to Trump-Biden outcome

Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania could prove crucial in determining who wins the election.

  2020 Election Results: EBR mayor-president race headed to runoff

Results for the Nov. 3 mayoral race in East Baton Rouge Parish

2020 Election Results: Constitutional amendments in La.

Results for the constitutional amendments up for vote on Nov. 3, 2020

Results: 56 out of 64 parishes approve sports betting

Parish by parish, voters decided whether or not sports betting would be legal.

  2020 Election Results: Rep. Garret Graves wins reelection of 6th Congressional District

Results for the U.S. Representative, 6th Congressional District of La.

  Residents of St. Francisville elect town’s first new mayor in 36 years

The West Feliciana Parish town of St. Francisville has a new mayor for the first time in 36 years.

Louisiana approves Amendment 1 stating abortion not a right

Louisiana voters have approved an amendment to the state constitution that makes clear the document does not grant the right to an abortion.

2020 Election Results: Rep. Cedric Richmond wins reelection of 2nd Congressional District

Results for the U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District of La.

Initiative 65 passes in Miss., clearing way for medical marijuana

Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A were introduced to voters as away to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi.

Mississippi approves flag with magnolia, ‘In God We Trust’

Mississippi has been without a flag since late June, when legislators surrendered the last state banner in the U.S. that included the Confederate battle emblem.

  2020 Election Results: Sen. Bill Cassidy wins reelection of U.S. Senate seat for La.

Winner of the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana

ELECTION 2020: Results for races in the WAFB viewing area

Results for the Nov. 3, 2020 races in the WAFB viewing area

  From 19 to 95, voters young and old cast their ballots on Election Day

Voters young and old alike got out to cast their ballot Tuesday.

  Voters surprised by lighter Election Day turnout and quick process at the polls

Folks have been waiting for quite some time for their opportunity to make their voices heard in the 2020 election, but some voters were surprised by the lighter turnout at some polling locations and the small wait times they experienced.

Baker Police Dept. responds to reports of man armed with assault rifle near polling location

The Baker Police Department responded to a polling location near Groom Road and Main Street after reports of a man there armed with an assault rifle and carrying a Trump campaign sign.

  What to keep in mind if you’re voting in-person on Election Day

Many people will be voting in-person Tuesday, Nov. 3 on Election Day.

  A breakdown of the amendments on your November ballot

Now that registration is over with, we want to help you understand what you are voting for, or against, when you cast your votes.

Voted? Download your digital ‘I voted’ sticker

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

ELECTION DAY: What you need to know as you head to the polls

We have some helpful reminders for those who will be voting on election day

  St. Francisville to elect new mayor for first time in over 30 years

In West Feliciana Parish, after 36 years, residents of St. Francisville will elect a new mayor Nov. 3.

States to watch on election night

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to win the White House.

  What makes a state swing?

Professor David Schultz, author of the book Presidential Swing States, breaks down the characteristics and shares his 2020 swing state list.

  Clinical psychologist offers advice on how to manage election stress

LSU Health Clinical Psychologist, Michelle Moore, PsyD, says it's normal to feel stress around election time, especially when you consider all that's happened this year.

  Will absentee ballots delay La. election results?

A number of people made a last-minute dash Monday, Nov. 2 to get their absentee ballot dropped off in time.

  The Electoral College: How it works and the debate over its future

You’re not electing a president. You’re voting for electors who choose the president.

20 voting locations in Jefferson Parish remain without power

Pods (including generators, lights, fans and extension cords, etc.) are being deployed to various sites throughout the Parish that do not have power

  Deadline to submit absentee ballots Monday

The U.S. presidential election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Uber, Lyft offer discount to polling locations

Each company is offering half-off rides to election sites.

  Managing election stress, tips from the experts

The American Heart Association provides tips on how to manage stress during this election cycle.

  Chronically homeless in Baton Rouge often miss out on right to vote

On Election Day Tuesday, there will be a population that has a much tougher time exercising one of the basic rights: voting.

  Gov. Edwards signs 34 bills into law

Governor Edwards has signed 34 bills into new laws.