Latest Jeff Landry News

Louisiana opioid settlement money to go to local governments

Oct. 06, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana intends to divvy up the $325 million it expects to receive from a national settlement of opioid epidemic lawsuits to parish sheriffs and local governments to provide addiction treatment, response and recovery services, Attorney General Jeff Landry said...

After Ida deaths, Louisiana revokes nursing home licenses

Sep. 07, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana health officials said Tuesday they are revoking the licenses of nursing homes that were evacuated to a warehouse where seven residents died amid deteriorating conditions deemed too squalid to be safe after Hurricane Ida. The seven...

Louisiana investigating deaths of Ida nursing home evacuees

Sep. 03, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes that were evacuated to a warehouse where four residents died after Hurricane Ida amid conditions deemed squalid faced criticism after a prior evacuation-related death two decades ago. He faces new calls for his nursing home...

Parents get coached on how to escape mask and vaccine rules

Aug. 21, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

ALSEA, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school superintendent is telling parents they can get their children out of wearing masks by citing federal disability law. A pastor at a California megachurch is offering religious exemptions for anyone morally conflicted over vaccine requirements. ...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Aug. 19, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

The Advocate. August 17, 2021. Editorial: BESE should bypass politics and stick with governor’s masking order The flare-ups in other states and in some Louisiana parishes over whether schoolchildren must mask up have been more than unnecessary...

Saints alter season ticket refund policy amid scrutiny

Aug. 19, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid public and political scrutiny, the New Orleans Saints have adopted a new refund policy allowing fans to relinquish their season tickets and get their money back. The Saints plan to fill the 73,000-seat Superdome for home games this season but...

Money for New Orleans projects stalled by Republican leaders

Aug. 19, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican elected leaders Thursday stalled millions of dollars in state financing for New Orleans construction projects at the Superdome, schools, hospitals and the city's port, a decision that comes only days after the mayor enacted new coronavirus...

New Orleans prosecutors, exonerated man reach $2M settlement

Aug. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Local prosecutors have reached a $2 million settlement with a New Orleans man who spent 23 years in prison before being cleared on charges including rape and manslaughter. “I welcome this measure of justice after so many years,” Robert Jones, now...

Angry, unmasked parents crowd Louisiana education hearing

Aug. 18, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board abruptly ended a chaotic meeting Wednesday without debating whether to challenge Gov. John Bel Edwards' mask mandate for schools, after a raucous crowd of angry parents packed the hearing room and refused to put on face coverings. ...

US judge blocks medical college's vaccine requirement

Aug. 18, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court says a medical college in north Louisiana cannot force students to get COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of enrollment. Three students at the Edwards Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Monroe filed a lawsuit earlier this month,...