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Rep. Cedric Richmond caught watching golf during impeachment hearing

During the impeachment hearing on Dec. 12, Rep. Cedric Richmond was caught watching the President’s Cup golf tournament.

DeVos: Defrauded students may only get partial loan relief

  Louisiana legislature expected to look different by the time the next session starts in March

  What would the impeachment of President Trump mean for you?

Gov. Edwards will not hold inaugural ball the same day as National Championship game

  Senators Cassidy, Kennedy applaud confirmation of Dan Brouillette as Dept. of Energy secretary

  Governor declares state of emergency after cyber-attack

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  Gov. Edwards charts new goals for second term

  President Trump congratulates Gov. Edwards on reelection in private phone call

  New legislature poses new challenges for Gov. Edwards

  'How sweet it is:’ Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards elected to second term

  President Trump’s support helped but not enough for Rispone

All eyes on President Trump after Edwards prevails against Republican offensive in governor’s race

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Louisiana Gubernatorial General/Runoff Election

Results for the 2019 runoff elections.

Cazes elected to fifth term as West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff

Voters elected West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes to his fifth term in office during a General Election held Saturday, Oct. 12 in Louisiana, according to complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

WAFB PROJECTION: Ardoin defeats Collins-Greenup in race for Secretary of State

Kyle Ardoin has been elected Secretary of State in Louisiana during a General Election held Saturday, Nov. 16. Ardoin defeated the lesser-known Democratic challenger Gwen Collins-Greenup for the second time.

Service restored to voter information app, Secretary of State’s voter portal after temporary outage

The office of Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says service has been restored after a temporary outage of the GeauxVote Mobile app and Secretary of State’s Voter Portal Saturday. Nov. 16.

  Election Day: Here’s what you need to know

  Election Day is here, and both candidates for La. governor gave final message for voters

Need a free ride to the polls? There’s an app for that

Louisiana agrees to repay $13M in Medicaid claims settlement

Edwards, Rispone visit New Orleans on eve of election

  West Feliciana parish president pushing to rededicate portion of existing sales tax dollars during election

  President Trump speaks in Bossier City ahead of runoff election Saturday

Louisiana’s Republican and Democratic political parties hosted rallies for their prospective candidates in northwest Louisiana on Nov. 14, two days before the Nov. 16 runoff election for governor.

  Gov. Edwards says good working relationship with president to continue should he be reelected

As he’s done each time the president has visited Louisiana recently, Governor John Bel Edwards also held his own rally Thursday, Nov. 14 in Shreveport.

  A look at the runoff election for the 19th JDC judge seat

The runoff election for the 19th Judicial District Division L judgeship will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16.

  Lines form outside CenturyLink Center ahead of POTUS rally

A steady line of people is continuing to grow outside of the CenturyLink Center for today’s President Donald Trump rally.

Bossier City lays out some ground rules for Trump rally

Here are some do’s and don’ts, including what you cannot bring in with you

Shreveport mayor says his city will provide some support for Trump rally at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City

He held a news conference to try to clear up confusion over the role the city will play in the logistics of the event

  Exclusive WAFB Poll: Most Louisiana voters oppose impeaching President Trump

The impeachment debate is pretty much all over network television these days, however, the same folks that conducted WAFB’s exclusive poll on the governor’s race also asked voters about how they feel about potentially impeaching President Donald Trump.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: La. secretary of state accused of violating state law, endorsing other candidates

Less than a week before voters head to the polls for the Non. 16 runoff election, questions have now been raised over whether Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin broke the law recently in his comments at a Republican rally in Monroe on Thursday, Nov. 7.

  Exclusive WAFB gubernatorial poll results released Monday

The poll of 625 registered Louisiana voters shows Edwards with a slim lead over Rispone.

Mayor, ‘Boo’ Milton, others to host Move and Groove to the Polls early voting event

The last day of early voting for the runoff election is Saturday, Nov. 9, and Baton Rouge leaders are holding an event to encourage people to vote.

President Trump speaks at campaign rally in Monroe

President Donald Trump was in Louisiana Wednesday, Nov. 6 campaigning for gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone.

  President Trump to hold rally Nov. 14 in Bossier City

Congressman Mike Johnson confirmed the plans Wednesday

SU hosts ‘Prowl to the Polls’ to encourage students to early vote

Southern University is hosting a few events to encourage students to take advantage of early voting.

  Eddie Rispone speaks at ladies luncheon with wives of Sen. Cassidy and Congressman Graves

Gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone, spoke Tuesday, Nov. 5 at a ladies luncheon held by Dr. Laura Cassidy and Carissa Graves, wives of Senator Bill Cassidy and Congressman Garret Graves.

  Attacks coming from both sides in final weeks of Louisiana Governor’s race

With the election less than two weeks away and early voting in full swing, the attacks from people on both sides are getting pretty vicious.

  St. George organizers release statement after Mayor Broome files lawsuit

Mayor Broome has filed suit against two St. George organizers, challenging their ability to provide services to voters in the proposed new city.

Saturday marks highest single day early voter turnout in Louisiana history

With just one day of early voting for the coming runoff election in the books, the nearly 90,000 votes state-wide are very telling

  Polls packed for first day of early voting

There was a big turnout for the first day of early voting Saturday, Nov. 2.

  Early voting for runoff election is Nov. 2 through 9

Early voting begins Saturday, Nov. 2.

  Candidates bicker over economy. So who’s right?

When they weren’t talking over each other, Governor John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger, Eddie Rispone, were hurling economic statistics at each other during the final gubernatorial debate, held Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Trump campaign announces rally in Monroe on Nov. 6

The president is expected to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone.

  Final debate trades substance for vitriol

Wednesday night’s final gubernatorial debate offered entertaining fireworks, though often at substance’s expense.

Eddie Rispone declines statewide debate invite

Baton Rouge businessman, Eddie Rispone, has declined an invitation to appear in a debate to be televised across Louisiana on the state’s highest-rated television stations.

  Vice President Mike Pence visits Baton Rouge to stump for Eddie Rispone

Vice President Mike Pence visited Baton Rouge Monday, Oct. 28, surprising guests at Dearman’s Diner & Soda Fountain and fundraising at the Country Club of Louisiana for Republican gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone.

  Gov. Edwards asks “Where’s Eddie?”

The governor slammed Rispone for his close friendship with Baton Rouge contractor Lane Grigsby, who the governor Monday called "corrupt."

  Runoff candidates for House District 88 seat share their visions for the state

The candidates for Louisiana’s House of Representatives District 88 seat in Ascension Parish shared some of their vision Wednesday should they be elected.

  Ascension Parish President-Elect Clint Cointment is ready to get to work after opponent drops out

Now that Clint Cointment has become the next Ascension Parish president by default, he's getting to work to improve his parish.

Metro council to discuss short-term rentals at regular meeting

Councilmembers will table talks on AirBnBs and red light cameras at Wednesday's meeting.

  Ascension residents react to Painter dropping out of parish president race

There were hints that Murphy Painter might drop out of the race for Ascension Parish president, and that’s just what he did Monday, Oct. 21.

  Painter drops out of Ascension Parish president race

Murphy Painter dropped out of the race for Ascension Parish president Monday, Oct. 21.

Oct. 30 runoff debate set in Louisiana governor’s race

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone will meet in an Oct. 30 debate

Cointment, Painter to face off in public roundtable discussion

Two candidates locked in a runoff for Ascension Parish president will faceoff in a roundtable discussion.

Audio bombshell dropped in race for Ascension Parish president

An online publication dropped diesel fuel Friday, Oct. 18 on the thus far relatively clean race for Ascension Parish president.

Challenge of Louisiana abortion rules survives, for now

A federal appeals court has declined, for now, to grant Louisiana's request to kill key parts of a lawsuit challenging nearly all of Louisiana's abortion regulations

  Edwards, Rispone spar over Medicaid

Governor John Bel Edwards slammed Eddie Rispone’s plan to “freeze” Medicaid enrollment during a press conference Thursday, Oct. 17.

  Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff-elect already working to get office ready for his administration

In his hometown of Morganza, the “attaboys” and congratulations are still rolling in for Sheriff-Elect René Thibodeaux.

Having lost election, will Rick Webre return to Ascension OHSEP?

Now that he’s lost the election, will Rick Webre try to return to his old $96,907 per year job as OHSEP director?

  Senate candidates Franklin Foil, Beverly Thompson head to runoff after recount of mail-in votes

Candidates Franklin Foil and Beverly Thompson are headed to a runoff after a recount of votes.

  2019 ELECTION RESULTS

WAFB political analyst Jim Engster will announce the projected winners once enough votes have been collected.

Well-known Republican resigns from party, calls push for Foil to drop out of Senate 16 race ‘corruption’

A well-known Republican says he’s resigning from the Republican party because it’s his “duty to oppose illegal activities and corruption,” making reference to a growing controversy over a push to resolve a tie in the Senate District 16 race.

  18-year-old elected to Iberville Parish Council: ‘Some people were saying that I was too young, but most of the people believed in me’

When WAFB caught up with Raheem Pierce in March he was a senior at Plaquemine High School who was planning a run at the Iberville Parish Council.

Donor offers judgeship backing if Senate candidate left race

A Republican donor trying to keep a three-way Louisiana Senate runoff from giving Democrats an advantage offered to help a GOP candidate run for judge if he dropped out of the Senate race

  Ascension residents hoping for change after massive overhaul of current council at polls

It appears the voters in Ascension Parish were ticked off, voting out a ton of parish council members on Saturday, Oct. 12.

  Republicans closing in on super majority in Louisiana legislature

After gaining a two-thirds majority in the Senate on Oct. 12, Republicans now must flip two seats and retain another five in the House to gain historic control over state government during the November runoff.

Tate Reeves and Jim Hood discuss education, taxes in second Miss. governor’s debate

Tuesday marks three weeks until election day and the gubernatorial candidates faced off for the second debate in less than two weeks Monday night.

  Report: Vote rescan results in Senate race tie; three-way runoff possible

A computerized recount of mail-in votes has overturned the outcome of a race for a Senate seat.

  KIRAN: Legislative Auditor launches investigation into Livingston tax assessor

The 9News Investigators have confirmed the Louisiana Legislative Auditor has launched an investigation into the Livingston Parish Tax Assessor’s office after a 9News investigation.

  What to do with campaign signs after the election

Election season is over for now, but if you drive around town, you’ll see a number of campaign signs still out.

Nungesser wins elecion for Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent William Billy Nungesser will serve a second term as Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor.

St. George residents sound off on incorporation

It's the first day for residents in newly incorporated St. George. Some say they are excited about the fresh start. Others say the uncertainty is taking its toll.

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Louisiana House of Representative races

Elections took place for all 105 seats in the Louisiana House of Representatives during a primary election held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Results from races in the WAFB viewing area can be seen here:

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Which amendments passed, failed in Louisiana’s primary election

Four amendments were placed on the ballot for a primary election held in Louisiana Saturday, Oct. 12. Read here to see which amendments passed and how they are expected to impact the state:

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Livingston Parish races

Livingston Parish voters participated in Louisiana primary election held Saturday, Oct. 12.

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Louisiana State Senate races

Voting took place for all 39 seats in the Louisiana State Senate during a primary election held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Results from races in the WAFB viewing area can be seen here:

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: East Baton Rouge Parish races

Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish participated in a primary election held Saturday, Oct. 12. View results from that election here.

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Board of Elementary Education races

In a primary election held Saturday, October 12, voters in Louisiana selected the new members of the Board of Elementary Education (BESE). The BESE will set policies for hundreds of thousands of public schools statewide over the next four years.

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s race heads for runoff

A runoff election will take place between four-term incumbent Mike Cazes and challenger Mike Zito for West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Saturday, Nov. 16.

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Louisiana statewide offices

Election Day was Saturday, Oct. 12 for Louisiana primaries. People from around the state voted on statewide races, all of which were held by Republicans, besides John Bel. Edwards, the Deep South’s only Democratic Governor. View election results from those races here.