PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police fatally shot a suspect in an Amber Alert, authorities said Friday.
Police were alerted by Louisiana authorities to be on the lookout for a suspect who was wanted on charges of murder and child abduction, a statement from state police said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 42-year old man has been arrested following a deadly Thanksgiving shooting at a truck stop in Louisiana.
Timothy Washington, who was injured during the shooting but not hospitalized, was arrested by police and SWAT Friday, Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The hollering of exuberant LSU players penetrated the walls of their locker room and echoed in neighboring rooms and hallways beneath the north end zone stands in Tiger Stadium.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge-based home health care company Amedisys says it fired CEO Christopher Gerard and replaced him with former CEO Paul Kusserow.
No reason was given for Gerard’s dismissal Thursday in Amedisys’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, The Advocate reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana parole board is recommending that a man convicted in the 1986 death of drug smuggler and federal informant Barry Seal be made eligible for parole.
The Advocate reports that the Pardons and Parole board has sent the recommendation to Gov.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sixth-ranked LSU’s final home game will serve as more than a traditional celebration of senior players taking their home field for the last time.
It's also a chance for fans in Tiger Stadium to honor the remarkable success story LSU has become during coach Brian Kelly’s first season on the bayou.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The head of Louisiana's Department of Children and Family Services resigned Thursday, nearly two weeks after a second child died in Baton Rouge due to a fentanyl overdose — despite a warning to check on the baby, 10 days before their death.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — LSU coach Brian Kelly knows his seventh-ranked Tigers have more at stake Saturday than just winning a rivalry game against Arkansas.
A win over Arkansas would bring the Golden Boot trophy back to Baton Rouge after it spent a year in Fayetteville.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy won a second six-year term Tuesday, fending off challenges from Louisiana Democrats.
Addressing a crowd of about 200 people, during his victory speech at a watch party in Baton Rouge, Kennedy said the results “took my breath away.”
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Republican Party’s leadership took the unusual step of endorsing Attorney General Jeff Landry for governor in 2023, before any other candidates have officially entered what is expected to be a competitive race among high-ranking GOP politicians.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hiring coach Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame already has cost LSU $500,000 more than anticipated — not that anyone in Baton Rouge is complaining.
The Southeastern Conference will lay a second $250,000 fine on the Tigers after fans poured onto their home field after taking down Alabama 32-31 in overtime on Saturday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Officials have determined that the death of a 1-year-old child on Halloween night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was due to a fentanyl overdose.
This is at least the second fentanyl-related death of a young child in the capital this year and will likely result in further demands for reform in the state's Department of Children and Family Services, which is tasked with keeping children safe.
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana have issued arrest warrants for three men in connection with the fatal Oct. 14 shooting of a 15-year-old boy outside a high school football stadium.
The victim in the shooting at the stadium in Bogalusa was Jerry Smith of Covington.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR) on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter.
The real estate investment trust, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said it had funds from operations of $206.4 million, or $2.03 per share, in the period.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If first-year LSU coach Brian Kelly had remained at Notre Dame, there was no guarantee he would get another shot to coach against Alabama's Nick Saban.
From now until one of them leaves his current post, they'll be on opposite sidelines at least once a year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three Louisiana men are accused of illegally using cast nets to catch 133 game fish — 83 crappie, 18 black bass and 32 bream.
Two men from Baton Rouge and one from Denham Springs were cited after agents got a complaint about people using the nets in a canal near Ramah in Iberville Parish, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ H&E Equipment Services Inc. (HEES) on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $38.4 million.
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company said it had profit of $1.05 per share.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Amedisys Inc. (AMED) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $25.6 million.
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company said it had profit of 79 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.15 per share.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $13.8 million.
The bank, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said it had earnings of 61 cents per share.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man accused of firing shots into a crowd gathered at a fraternity party near Southern University's Baton Rouge campus is in custody and being held without bond, authorities said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Investar Holding Corp. (ISTR) on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $7.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based bank said it had earnings of 73 cents per share.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana shooting injured 11 people at a fraternity house near Southern University's campus, which is in the midst of celebrating its homecoming festivities, and two people are in custody, Baton Rouge police said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended a Baton Rouge judge without pay for 180 days for abusing her power to hold people in contempt.
East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court Judge Charlene Charet Day, who has held the seat since 2011, violated the law when she issued a bench warrant that resulted in a teacher being arrested at the school where she works, the high court ruled Friday.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Nine people were injured early Friday during a shooting at a fraternity house outside of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, authorities said.
While seven people were taken to the hospital, none of the injuries appear life-threatening, according to Baton Rouge police.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A controversial transfer of juvenile prisoners to a temporary facility at Louisiana’s sprawling high security prison farm for adult convicts involves a shuffle of youths to and from four different lockups around the state, officials said Thursday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It's a new era at LSU.
Virtually an entirely new team, for that matter.
Not long after Matt McMahon was hired to take over a Tigers program which remains under investigation because of NCAA allegations against former coach Will Wade, every scholarship player on the roster either graduated, left for the NBA draft, or entered the transfer portal.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A well-known Baptist minister in New Orleans and Baton Rouge for more than 30 years has admitted defrauding his church, its housing ministries, his congregations and a charter school of almost $900,000.
BRIDGE CITY, La. (AP) — Ten young offenders from a suburban New Orleans juvenile lockup plagued by violence and escapes were transferred to the state's main adult prison Tuesday, a temporary move allowed by a federal judge over the objections of criminal justice advocates and the young inmates' families.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A shipwreck has emerged along the banks of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as water levels plummet — threatening to reach record lows in some areas.
The ship, which archaeologists believe to be a ferry that sunk in the late 1800s to early 1900s, was spotted by a Baton Rouge resident walking along the shore earlier this month.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said it has evidence that Black residents in an industrial section of Louisiana face an increased risk of cancer from a nearby chemical plant and that state officials have allowed air pollution to remain high and downplayed its threat.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who said he killed his wife and in-laws because they “wouldn't leave" entered a guilty plea Thursday in the case.
EMPIRE, La. (AP) — One man died and two were seriously injured during the weekend when their boat hit a rock jetty and threw all three onto the rocks in southeastern Louisiana, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A 43-year-old Louisiana man faces life in prison after being convicted of killing another man whose body was so burned it took DNA to identify him.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An outspoken Christian conservative attorney from Alabama has asked a federal appeals court to revive a Louisiana pastor’s damage claims against state officials over long-expired COVID-19 restrictions.
BAKER, La. (AP) — Members of a multi-agency task force shot and killed a wanted man who had rammed a member’s vehicle and then fired at members of the task force looking for him, Louisiana State Police said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The NCAA placed LSU’s football program on one year of probation Thursday after determining that former offensive line coach James Cregg violated recruiting restrictions during the 2020 football season.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges accusing him of raping and choking a woman at his home in Louisiana and of possessing several drugs.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana families and businesses in Tangipahoa Parish are a step closer to getting paid for flood damages in 1983 caused by the construction of Interstate 12.
A $95 million payment was approved Friday by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, The Advocate reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A riverboat casino in Louisiana's capital city has been given approval to move onto land.
The Louisiana Gaming Control Board this week unanimously approved the casino’s request to move off of its aging gambling boat and into the casino’s atrium, news outlets reported.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Louisiana State University student was shot and killed in her car, just a few miles from campus in Baton Rouge, early Friday.
Allison Rice, 21, was found in her car around 2:20 a.m.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge has thrown out air quality permits for a Taiwanese company’s planned $9.4 billion plastics complex between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, a rare win for environmentalists in a heavily industrialized stretch of the Mississippi River often referred to as “Cancer Alley."