Louisiana Politics

Residents applaud AG in stopping Ebola victim's belongings from coming to LA

"We don't know how it's going to be anyway with the outbreak, if the belongings are contagious or not. I don't know nothing about it on the end. But I do know I'm hella scared."

Judge grants AG's request to block ebola waste disposal in LA

A temporary restraining order has been granted blocking the disposal of incinerated waste from the Dallas Ebola victim’s personal items and belongings at a Louisiana landfill, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Darrow Assistant Fire Chief arrested for improper use of fuel card

On September 22, 2014 Peter Robblin chief of the Darrow 5th ward volunteer Fire Department report to Gonzales Investigators that he had conducted and internal audit and discovered questionable fuel purchase which had been made by his Assistant

Attorney General trying to block Ebola waste from being dumped in LA

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is seeking a temporary restraining order to block the disposal of incinerated waste from the Dallas Ebola victim’s personal items and belongings at a Louisiana landfill.

Landrieu squares off against Maness in first senate debate of 2014

It was their first time squaring off. Sen. Mary Landrieu and retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness are both hoping to get your vote on Election Day.

Metro Council presses BRPD chief over disgraced officer, body cameras

There is a lot of pressure on the Baton Rouge Police Department to hold officers accountable. That was the clear theme of Wednesday night's Metro Council meeting, in ways both positive and negative.

Jindal holds meeting on state's preparations to fight Ebola

Governor Bobby Jindal held a meeting of Unified Command Group (UCG) today at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to get an update from state agencies and ensure the state is prepared if a case of

OGB extends enrollment period through November 2014

Today, the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) announced it would extend the annual enrollment period for its 2015 health plan options through the end of November 2014.

LSP, DOTD installs 'Move Over' signs on major highways

Move over! That’s the message from Louisiana State Police and the Department of Transportation.

Sarah Palin campaigns for Rob Maness at Jefferson Parish restaurant

Sarah Palin attended a fundraising event for U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness at a Louisiana restaurant Saturday.

LA Attorney General appeals Lafayette judge’s ruling on same-sex marriage

Today, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell appealed a Lafayette judge's ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. He filed his appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Livingston Parish Council delays action on proposed gravel pit

The Livingston Parish Council deferred a vote Thursday on restrictions on certain mining operations.

Oil prices continue to drop despite ISIS

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Oil prices have fallen sharply over the past few months -- even though the terrorist organization ISIS has taken control of some refineries in Syria and Iraq.

Louisiana AG's Office: New health plan for state workers might be illegal

The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says, Governor Bobby Jindal's administration ignored state law when trying to implement new health care plans for more than 230,000 current and retired state workers.

Former Louisiana DHH Secretary indicted on felony perjury charges

An East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, grand jury indicted former Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein on nine felony counts of perjury.