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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...

Louisiana lawmakers advance bill to reclassify abortion drugs, worrying doctors

May. 21, 2024 22:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would make it a crime to possess two abortion-inducing drugs without a prescription, a move that doctors fear could prevent them from adequately treating their patients in a timely manner. Under the bill,...

Louisiana Republicans reject Jewish advocates' pleas to bar nitrogen gas as an execution method

May. 21, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An effort by Louisiana's Jewish community to bar nitrogen gas as an execution method was blocked by a conservative legislative committee on Tuesday. Alabama was the first state in the nation to use the gas earlier this year. Since then, several...

Biden releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from Northeast reserve in bid to lower prices at pump

May. 21, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy in a bid to lower prices at the pump this summer. The sale, from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine, will be...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

May. 16, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

The Advocate. May 14, 2024. Editorial: Louisiana should improve coordination among ports to maximize benefit The Mississippi River gives Louisiana an incredible economic advantage over other states. But realizing those benefits requires strategic...

Preakness is up next for Brian Hernandez after winning the Derby with a perfect trip on Mystik Dan

May. 16, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brian Hernandez Jr. spent the leadup to the Kentucky Derby watching replays of winning rides by fellow jockeys to see what it would take to get the job done with Mystik Dan, particularly those of Hall of Famer Calvin Borel. The 2010 Derby Borel won with Super Saver...

Supreme Court orders Louisiana to use congressional map with additional Black district in 2024 vote

May. 15, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered Louisiana to hold congressional elections in 2024 using a House map with a second mostly Black district, despite a lower-court ruling that called the map an illegal racial gerrymander. The order allows the use of a map that...

Supreme Court orders Louisiana to hold House elections in 2024 using a map with an additional Black majority district

May. 15, 2024 17:19 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court orders Louisiana to hold House elections in 2024 using a map with an additional Black majority district.