A federal appeals court Thursday refused to block a lower court's order requiring the state to provide a condemned killer with information about the seller and maker of drugs the state uses in executions.

A study commissioned by an environmental group says funding the state's multi-billion-dollar, 50-year master plan for coastal protection and restoration would create anywhere from 109,000 to 212,000 permanent jobs while spurring the economy with billions in spending related to the projects.

A package of bills that would toughen laws against domestic violence received support Wednesday from the Louisiana House criminal justice committee.

butts carouselThrowing a cigarette butt out your car window could get you a hefty fine, if lawmakers agree to a proposal that received unanimous backing Wednesday.

Metropolitan Lafayette is one of the fastest-growing regions of our state, with a thriving, diversified economy, superb quality of life and an accomplished community of health care providers.

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