Gov. Bobby Jindal is meeting for the first time with the families displaced since August by a massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

Pope Francis laid out the priorities of his pontificate during his installation Mass on Tuesday, urging the princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people attending to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest and to let tenderness "open up a horizon of hope."

The Louisiana Supreme Court was to hear back-to-back arguments Tuesday afternoon about the expanded school voucher program and the plan to shift future rank-and-file state workers to a 401(k)-style retirement plan.

The LSU Board of Supervisors next week will decide whether to turn over management of university-run hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana.

An 11-member search committee chose F. King Alexander, president of California State University Long Beach, as the sole finalist for the LSU president's job.

A local ecological restoration company donated 100 live oak trees that will be planted at the park-to-be Tuesday afternoon.

clergy_jindalMore than 250 Louisiana clergy members have signed a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal opposing his tax swap proposal.

The governor joins GOP Machiavelli Karl Rove, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and austerity auteur Paul Ryan on the list.

Transocean Ltd. called its first witness Monday on the 13th day of the trial.

black_bearsFor some reason bears in coastal areas couldn't fatten up enough for denning, so they're awake, active and hungry.

Jindal spokesman Sean Lansing said the governor had been on his way home from his son's soccer game.

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