New Laws Taking Effect Now Deal with Abortion, Policing & Marijuana
The new laws taking effect were passed in the regular legislative session that ended in June.
Blue Origin’s Bezos Reaches Space on First Passenger Flight
The founder of Blue Origin as well as Amazon on Tuesday will become the second billionaire to ride his own rocket.
2 La scientists accused of trying to steal trade secrets
Two Louisiana scientists have been charged with trying to steal trade secrets from the Water Institute of the Gulf, a hydrology research institution in Baton Rouge.
Trump to make 2020 bid official – again – at Florida rally
President Donald Trump says he will be announcing his reelection campaign next month in Orlando, Florida.
‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has pleaded not guilty to the charges accusing him of lying to police about being attacked in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago.
Lori Loughlin surrenders in admissions scandal
The FBI says actress Lori Loughlin has been taken into custody in connection with a scheme in which wealthy parents paid bribes to get their children into top colleges.
Louisiana flood victims sue Trump administration over aid
Two Louisiana homeowners sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday for policy change delays that have kept thousands of victims of a massive 2016 flood from receiving federal aid.
Trump in Iraq on first visit to troops in troubled region
President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Wednesday, leaving behind a partially shuttered U.S. government to greet American troops helping hold off extremists in a country where thousands of Americans died during the recent war.
Michael Cohen Gets Three Years In Prison
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would "take a bullet" for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump...
Storms Could Spawn Tornadoes Across Parts Of Midwest, South
Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful weather system moves across our region.
State Police Interim Leader To Be Chosen Next Week
Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to have an Col. Mike Edmonson's interim replacement appointed next week.
LSU To Begin Search For Contractors To Grow Medical Marijuana
The first crop is expected to be ready by the end of 2017.