Latest Louisiana News

Louisiana governor signs bill making two abortion drugs controlled dangerous substances

May. 24, 2024 19:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — First-of-its-kind legislation that classifies two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances was signed into law Friday by Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry. The Republican governor announced his signing of the bill in Baton Rouge a day after it...

Saints make Superdome renovation payment and diffuse public standoff with state officials

May. 24, 2024 19:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints made an $11.4 million payment toward Superdome renovations Friday, diffusing a public standoff between the NFL club and state officials who oversee the stadium that will host the next Super Bowl. Announcement of the payment by the club and the...

Louisiana governor signs bill to classify two abortion drugs as controlled dangerous substances

May. 24, 2024 17:36 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana governor signs bill to classify two abortion drugs as controlled dangerous substances.

Louisiana Legislature approves bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances

May. 23, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor. Supporters of...

18-year-old student shot near suburban New Orleans high school

May. 23, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — An 18-year-old student was shot and wounded in a parking lot across the street from his high school in a New Orleans suburb Thursday, the final day of classes at the school. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said the shooting was reported around noon...

Louisiana Legislature votes to make abortion pills controlled dangerous substances under first-of-its-kind measure

May. 23, 2024 13:38 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Legislature votes to make abortion pills controlled dangerous substances under first-of-its-kind measure.

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

May. 23, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

The Advocate. May 22, 2024. Editorial: Louisiana should do more to address drinking water crisis The scenes in Killian over the last month — a failing water well, tanker trucks and pallets of bottled water — have become worryingly common in recent years. ...

Saints and Superdome commission at odds over renovation payments with the Super Bowl on the horizon

May. 22, 2024 22:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state commission that oversees the Superdome and the New Orleans Saints are at odds over the club's financial contributions to renovations scheduled for completion before the stadium hosts the next Super Bowl. Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District board...

Louisiana lawmakers approve bill similar to Texas' embattled migrant enforcement law

May. 22, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana bill that would empower state and local law enforcement to arrest and jail people in the state who entered the U.S. illegally received approval from lawmakers Wednesday and will likely soon be on the governor's desk. Amid national fights between...

Louisiana governor declares emergency after severe storms leave 3 dead

May. 22, 2024 13:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A state of emergency has been ordered in Lousiana after severe storms swept through last week, knocking out power to nearly 160,000 people and leaving three dead, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Gov. Jeff Landry signed the emergency...