NEW ORLEANS (AP) - City Council member Latoya Cantrell has the early lead over former municipal Judge Desiree Charbonnet in an election to pick term-limited Mayor Mitch Landrieu's successor. Like Landrieu, both of the candidates in Saturday's election are Democrats. Polls closed at 8 p.m.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Republican state lawmaker John Schroder appeared headed for victory in Louisiana's election for state treasurer. Schroder had a wide lead over a Democrat, Derrick Edwards, with nearly 90 percent of the vote tallied in Saturday's runoff.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A judge says New Orleans must refund as much as $28 million in fines collected from tickets based on traffic cameras. Ad hoc Judge Robert Burns ruled recently that nearly the first three years of such tickets were invalid. Plaintiffs' attorney Joseph McMahon tells The Advocate and Nola.com | The Times-Picayune that the judge ruled the tickets were invalid because the city had the Department of Public Works handle enforcement. He says there may be as many as 250,000 tickets involved.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The theft of 25 handguns from a dealer in Tickfaw has resulted in a three-year, one-month sentence for a 19-year-old from Ponchatoula. Acting U.S. Attorney Duane Evans says in a Friday news release that the sentence was handed down this week for Antwon Seymore. The guns were taken following a 2016 break-in at The Tickfaw Auction Company.
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