Louisiana Politics

BR Councilwoman hopes to get police officers body cameras in the near future

Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle wants Baton Rouge officers to join the New Orleans and Thibodaux police departments in using body cameras.

Metro Council votes to fire EBR Parish Attorney Mary Roper

Metro council members voted eight to three on September 10, 2014, to fire East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper. Roper sued the council for wrongful termination.

Surveillance cameras at center of continued Gonzales budget fight

There is one issue that's keeping the City of Gonzales from funding city services: new surveillance cameras. The city council voted Monday in its typical 3-2 fashion to approve a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to report to federal prison by noon Monday

Ray Nagin has until noon Monday to report to a federal prison near Texarkana, Texas.

Landrieu residency case dismissed by Baton Rouge judge

19th JDC Judge Wilson Fields dismissed a residency case filed against U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu who's hoping to hold on to her Senate seat. The suit was filed by State Representative Paul Hollis, who withdrew his bid for Senate in July.

Treasurer suing state over law that gives extra benefits to head of LSP

State treasurer John Kennedy says he will file a lawsuit over a recently-enacted law that provides extra retirement benefits to the head of the Louisiana State Police.

Landrieu residency case scheduled for Baton Rouge Judge Friday morning

An assistant for 19th Judicial District Judge Wilson Fields says the Judge will be in court at 9:00 AM Friday, and he's expecting to see former U.S. Senate Candidate Paul Hollis and current U.S.

Gonzales mayor calls for recall of 2 city councilmen

Gonzales city officials want to two new councilmen out of office, according to The Creole.

LSP investigating inconsistencies in St. John's water system

State Police are now investigating data inconsistencies related to the case.

Federal Judge upholds LA ban on same-sex marriage

United States District Judge Martin Feldman declared Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage constitutional. The judge issued a 32 page ruling Wednesday. 

New rules may force local truck stop to give up tiger

The owner of Tiger Truck Stop is fighting a new set of rules that might force his to give up his main attraction.

DOJ files discrimination lawsuit against Louisiana Crane

The Justice Department announced today the filing of a lawsuit with the Executive Office for Immigration Review against Louisiana Crane Company LLC (Louisiana Crane), which is headquartered in Eunice, Louisiana.

LSP to stay in New Orleans until November

This afternoon, State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson was joined by New Orleans Police Department Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison to highlight the successful proactive enforcement efforts of Troopers deployed throughout the

Jindal suing Feds over Common Core

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal filed suit in federal court arguing President Obama’s U.S. Department of Education has violated the Tenth Amendment to the U.S.

Gonzales mayor says budget stalemate 'like a game of chicken'

The mayor of Gonzales is warning residents that the city could shut down in a few weeks if he and the council do not agree on a budget.