Louisiana Politics

Grand Isle fire chief, 19 others arrested in major drug bust

Two members of the Grand Isle Volunteer Fire Department -- including the chief -- have been arrested in a major undercover operation that focused on the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol on the island.

Belle Chase woman arrested for filing false report against political candidate

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman for filing a false report against a political candidate.

Landrieu pushes for Keystone pipeline vote

Senator Mary Landrieu is pushing leaders in both parties to vote by Thursday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline

Metro Council to vote on $425K settlement

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council will soon vote whether or not to award a $425,000 settlement to the family of Carlos Harris Jr.

Bizarre election result in St. Mary Parish could lead to third runoff

In Saint Mary Parish, LA, there were two elections that ended in a dead even result. And if these races end in the same way in the December 6, 2014 runoff, there would have to be a second runoff on December 27, 2014.

'Where is Bill?': Landrieu questions Cassidy's decisions on student loan debt

We are one month away from the runoff elections in our state. Senator mary landrieu is already bashing her opponent saying Bill Cassidy does not support college students.

How much does the death penalty cost Louisiana?

State officials are working to find out how much it cost to have inmates on death row.

Jindal: midterm election results show LA 'rejecting President Obama & his policies'

Governor Bobby Jindal said the win for Republicans in taking over the Senate is both an opportunity and a challenge for the party. He says it's not enough for republicans to be anti-Obama.

Councilman Tim Vessel given summons for displaying political signs near polls

Gonzales City Councilman Timothy Vessel now has to go to court after he allegedly displayed political signs near a polling station, on November 4, 2014.

Deadline day for December election

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the December 6, Louisiana General Congressional Election. People who have not registered or need changes to their registration have until the end of the day to meet the deadline.

Cassidy looks to consolidate Republican vote for Senate runoff

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) did not win election to the US Senate Tuesday night, but his campaign party still felt like a victory celebration.

Incumbents win big in Louisiana's Congressional race

 Congressional District 1 (North Shore of New Orleans – Houma)

Graves excited to advance to runoff in 6th Congressional District race

Garret Graves made it out of a crowded field of Republican challengers to earn a spot in the runoff for the 6th Congressional District.

EBR School Board District 8 candidate still in high spirits after loss

"I mean I'm okay either way the cut goes. For me, this is something that I wanted to do. It's been a real experience to be in the campaign-mode," said EBR District 8 Candidate Joan Wallyn.

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards ready for December run-off

"Give my thanks to the people of this district and assure them that I have young enough to go and old enough to know and they're going to see some action from Edwin Edwards when he gets to congress in January," said Former Governo