LPSO carouselState police say four deputies who were fired from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office in April following an inmate's beating have been arrested.

Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Monday left open the possibility of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor.

Lafayette fire officials say at least five vacant houses have been set afire in one week. They're investigating a sixth house fire.

Paul Pastorek, who left the Louisiana superintendent of education post in 2011 for a corporate job in Washington, has stepped down as chief administrative officer of Airbus Group Inc. and plans to work again in education policy.

Lawmakers have given Gov. Bobby Jindal all the power to choose among their favored projects in next year's construction budget.

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