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State Sen. Troy Carter, D-New Orleans, speaks about his campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. The seat is vacant because former U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond resigned to work for the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Candidate qualifying begins in Louisiana congressional races

Jan. 20, 2021 5:40 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Candidate registration opened Wednesday for Louisiana's March 20 election to fill two vacant U.S. House seats, one representing a majority-minority district centered in New Orleans and the other a rural district covering the state's northeast and central parishes. The special...

2 detained in Louisiana after possible bomb on plane

Dec. 30, 2020 7:23 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A United Airlines flight from Mississippi was diverted to Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana on Wednesday because of a possible explosive device onboard. Two people were detained as “persons of interest,” the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a...

School's weather balloon captures stunning footage of Earth

Dec. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Up, up and away! On Dec. 4, Father Taylor Reynolds and his eighth grade physical science students at St. Frances Cabrini School cheered as they watched a weather balloon they launched quickly float away in the clouds. The balloon carried a payload consisting of a styrofoam container...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020 file photo, Luke Letlow, R-Start, chief of staff to exiting U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, speaks after signing up to run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District in Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana’s newest member of Congress is in intensive care with COVID-19. Posts on Rep. Luke Letlow’s website and Twitter account Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 noted that the congressman is being treated at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.  (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

Letlow transferred to ICU for COVID-19 treatment

Dec. 23, 2020 6:36 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's newest member of Congress is in intensive care with COVID-19. Rep. Luke Letlow, 41, is receiving treatment at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport, according to his website and a post on his Twitter account. He had been treated previously at St. Francis Medical Center in...

Louisiana-Lafayette tops LSU-Alexandria 90-75

Dec. 8, 2020 9:32 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Cedric Russell scored 19 points as Louisiana-Lafayette defeated LSU-Alexandria 90-75 on Tuesday night. Devin Butts added 18 points, and Dou Gueye and Mylik Wilson each had 15 for the Ragin' Cajuns (3-1). Gueye also had 17 rebounds, while Wilson posted seven rebounds and six assists....

Luke Letlow, R-Start, chief of staff to exiting U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, speaks after signing up to run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District, on July 22, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Luke Letlow wins all-GOP runoff for Louisiana US House seat

Dec. 5, 2020 11:17 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Luke Letlow will head to Washington in January as Louisiana’s newest congressman, after winning Saturday’s runoff election for the U.S. House seat representing central and northeastern regions of the state. Letlow will fill the seat being vacated by his...

FBI agent shot, Ohio homicide suspect killed in Louisiana

Dec. 2, 2020 1:17 PM EST

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — An FBI agent was wounded, an Ohio homicide suspect was killed and the woman he was accused of abducting was found safe following a shooting at a Louisiana hotel while the agent was executing a search warrant. The wounded agent was taken to a hospital after the shooting Tuesday in...

Doctors successfully reattach young Louisiana mother's arm

Nov. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LEESVILLE, La. (AP) — “What my daughter is — is a miracle,” said Susan Gordy of Hineston, wiping away tears. “More so a miracle that God worked through these doctors,” she said of those who were in the Rapides Regional Medical Center Trauma Center the day her daughter...

City police car hits, kills, man standing with bicycle

Nov. 24, 2020 4:05 PM EST

BOYCE, La. (AP) — An on-duty local police officer’s patrol car hit and killed an unidentified man who was standing with a bicycle just inside a highway traffic lane early Tuesday, Louisiana State Police said. Troopers are investigating the incident involving a city police officer from nearby Boyce,...