His stellar reputation tarnished by two assistants who posted anonymous comments on the Times-Picayune's website about cases the office is handling, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District announces his resignation in an emotional speech.

The Supreme Court of Louisiana has dealt a blow to a North Carolina woman who scored a major victory last February when the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal ruled she was entitled to the return of more than $144,000 seized from her car during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in St. Martin Parish.

A new judge was assigned Wednesday to the case against two BP supervisors charged in the deaths of 11 workers aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in 2010, after the previous judge disclosed his wife owns stock in one of the contractors.

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving ahead with plans to grade publicly funded prekindergarten and early childhood education programs.

beggar_bobbyThe Times-Picayune is reporting that Gov. Bobby Jindal waved a tin cup last month before billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

boustany-landry_carousel2Flyers as well as robocalls are attempting to link U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, to conservatives’ ultimate bogyman: President Barack Obama.

The former cardiologist, who has been free since his 2008 conviction on 51 of 91 counts of health care fraud, will begin serving his 10-year sentence Dec. 17.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office isn't lodging an opinion about whether Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics are in line with the state constitution.

Days before a newly formed council focuses on long-term Gulf of Mexico cleanup, a report released to The Associated Press shows that one federal agency has committed more than a half-billion dollars to the region in the past two years, nearly one-fifth of it on projects directly linked to recovery from the 2010 oil spill.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has delayed a decision on shrinking the number of mandates required of local school districts.

A federal judge presiding over litigation spawned by the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has dismissed all claims against the manufacturer of a chemical dispersant that was used to break up crude gushing from BP's blown-out well.

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