A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico urged a federal judge Tuesday to sanction Justice Department prosecutors for allegedly withholding evidence in the case, a claim the prosecutors deny.

Lawmakers in the House rejected a proposal Tuesday that sought legislative review of large rate increases for customers of Louisiana's property insurer of last resort.

Lafayette Parish School Board member Greg Awbrey believes he is charged with the noble cause of saving our teachers from the evils of our school system — hence his continued push to distribute a self-authored “Discipline Questionnaire” to the teachers of LPSS that he wants returned directly to him.

Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.

A retired Air Force colonel from Madisonville says he plans to run for the U.S. Senate next year, seeking to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.

An entourage of Tibetan monks Tuesday will create an elaborate sand mandala to commemorate the Dalai Lama's visit.

The Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly rejected an attempt Monday to repeal a 2008 law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside of the adopted textbook in the classroom — leeway critics say turns science into religion.

The Louisiana Senate has agreed to rewrite the state's alternative fuel vehicle tax credit program, after concerns the law had been too broadly written and cost too much.

Action on crafting Louisiana's nearly $25 billion budget shifts to the Senate this week, after lawmakers in the House wrapped up work on a bipartisan compromise for how to pay for state programs and services next year.

The state Department of Revenue says filing can be made electronically and more information is available at the department's website.

Alex Lege, aka "The Cop Watcher," will not face prosecution for his arrest by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office on the night of April 11, when he was booked on charges of interfering with a police investigation for video recording a deputy involved in a routine traffic stop.
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