petition_responseThe White House has finally responded — with a gentle but firm no — to Louisiana’s secession petition.

Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri LeBas says the money went to 372 improvement projects on more than 1,000 miles of roadways and 71 bridges in Louisiana.

Barna Haynes, former office administrator and secretary to District Attorney Mike Harson, has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the FBI investigation involving Harson’s office’s handling of OWIs and other types of cases.

The amiable, wisecracking political operative and businessman who shared numerous triumphant political campaigns as well as a courtroom defense table with his older brother died Saturday at his home in Broussard, La.

Two male N.P. Moss students were arrested Wednesday for allegedly raping a female student, authorities confirmed to The IND Friday.

flood_vermville_carouselLouisiana may have a day or two of sun after the storms that swamped the state, but more rain is expected over the weekend.

The declaration lets Louisiana use state money to help local governments recover from storm damage.

Louisiana tax officials recommend filing electronically. The department says the average electronic refund processing time is 10 business days compared to 12 to 16 weeks when filed on paper.

A veteran FEMA employee has been named the agency's regional administrator for Louisiana and four other states.

Authorities say they have run out of bunker space at a Louisiana military base for some of the millions of pounds explosives that caused a town's evacuation after the material was found haphazardly stored at an explosives recycling company.

'Any true ‘tax reform’ should fix Louisiana’s chronic revenue shortage, which has resulted in the elimination of hospice care for the terminally ill, battered women being turned away from shelters and cuts in mental health services for children.'

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