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Gen. Honoré, known for post-Katrina efforts, tapped for ‘immediate’ security review of U.S. Capitol

Pelosi says Honoré will conduct an immediate review of security and inter-agency interaction and Capitol “command and control.”

Officials find no ‘substantiated threat to life’ regarding planned protests in Louisiana

Driver of stolen vehicle killed, 3 injured in fiery crash on I-10

Julia Letlow announces run for Congressional seat left vacant after husband Luke Letlow’s death

  Louisiana senators remain silent as House votes to impeach President

  Why La. is not implementing mass COVID-19 vaccinations yet

Hospitals relying on travel nurses amid coronavirus surge

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  Scalise votes against ‘rushed, impractical impeachment’ of President Trump

  ‘We told you so. Richmond out’: New Orleans congressman remarks during second impeachment debate

Scalise pens op-ed in WSJ: ‘Politics has no place for violence’

Gov. Edwards says La. will stay in modified Phase 2 until Feb. 10

  LDH: 209 vaccine providers in all of Louisiana’s 64 parishes will receive COVID-19 vaccine

Second staffer in Gov. Edwards’ office tests positive for COVID-19 in less than 2 weeks

LSU adding new safety measures for spring semester

The spring semester will look like the fall, though LSU is adding a few new safety measures to protect students, faculty, and staff.

Register for Tyrann Mathieu speaking series to curb violence in Louisiana youth

Tyrann Mathieu is giving back to his home state yet again.

LWC officials: check your HiRE accounts

The Louisiana Workforce Commission hosted a virtual news conference on January 8, 2021 to address unemployment benefits after the CARES act was extended.

47th Annual Bayou Classic tickets sales start today

Tickets for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic go on sale today, Friday, January 8, 2021.

  Most La. congressmen voted to overturn election results after chaos on Capitol Hill

SNAP benefits to increase for six months due to COVID-19, beginning Jan. 8

  Donald Rouse Sr. responds to viral selfie at Trump rally

Noose discovered inside LSU frat house

  La. lawmakers condemn chaos at nation’s Capitol

La. breaks records for COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations same day Gov. Edwards holds first news conference of 2021

AG Landry’s office arrests city councilman on alleged election fraud

Attorney General Jeff Landry says a city councilman in Louisiana has been arrested for alleged election fraud.

  Mayor Cantrell kicks off Carnival season with scaled-down Kings’ Day event

The city announced late last year that parades of any kind will not be permitted for Carnival 2021

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith, native of Amite, La., wins Heisman Trophy

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith, a native of Amite, La., has won the 2020 Heisman Trophy, becoming the first wide receiver to win it since 1991.

3-year-old spotted walking alone on road in Lake Charles; parents arrested

"We're parents. It's our job to protect our babies. Do your job, watch your babies," said the woman who called 911 after a toddler was walking on Topsy Bel Road alone, Sunday afternoon.

Sens. Cassidy, Kennedy split on Wednesday vote to certify Biden victory

Louisiana republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy will cast different votes Wednesday, Jan. 6 when Congress decides whether to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.

Tag from bluefin tuna showed travels from Canada to Gulf of Mexico

A find on Rutherford Beach has quite a tale.

  Georgia Election: Who controls a 50-50 Senate?

The Georgia Senate runoff elections will determine partisan control of the chamber.

LWC actively distributing $300 federal pandemic unemployment compensation

All eligible individuals who are currently receiving unemployment benefits for weeks ending January 2, 2021, through March 13, 2021, are also eligible to receive the additional Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).

Staffer at Gov. Edwards’ office tests positive for COVID-19, 2 others quarantined

Officials with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office announced Monday, Jan. 4 one of the governor’s staffers tested positive for COVID-19 over the New Year’s holiday.

11-year-old girl reportedly found safe from Madison Parish

The Louisiana State Police has issued a level II endangered/missing child advisory on behalf of the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  Reset on Capitol Hill: A look ahead at the 117th Congress

When the new Congress takes the oath of office on Sunday, everything resets. Old bills that never got a vote are tossed out, but the issues remain.

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies after being hospitalized with coronavirus

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport with COVID-19

Gov. Edwards: Some pharmacies to receive COVID-19 vaccines next week for those 70 and older

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that 100 pharmacies will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines for people ages 70 and older next week.

  Gov. Edwards expresses optimism about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in final news conference of 2020

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards expressed optimism about the state’s continued rollout of two federally approved COVID-19 vaccines in his last public address of 2020.

SCAM ALERT: BBB warns of scammers trying to cash in on second round of stimulus checks

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns that scammers are taking advantage of the news of Congress passing a COVID-19 relief bill that includes another round of stimulus checks for most Americans.

LDH: Wednesday’s 6,754 COVID-19 cases is the single highest daily count reported, without backlog, during pandemic

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) say the 6,754 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Wednesday, Dec. 30 is the highest single-day total of cases reported during the pandemic so far, without neither a backlog nor two day’s worth of cases.

Louisiana nursing homes expected to start receiving coronavirus vaccines this week

Louisiana is expected to get another shipment of the Moderna vaccine this week, and is on its way to those living in long-term care facilities.

Louisiana Supreme Court Museum named after retiring Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson

Chief Justice Johnson served as the Supreme Court’s 25th Chief Justice and the first African-American and second female Chief Justice

31-year breast cancer survivor safely celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends

A 31-year-old breast cancer survivor celebrates her 100th birthday with a Mardi Gras themed drive-by parade.

Baker family’s Christmas a lot brighter thanks to outpouring of help from community

Christmas was looking bleak for the Sheppard family until you stepped in.

Boy with autism saves family from devastating house fire in Shreveport neighborhood just days before Christmas

“If it wasn’t for him waking us up, I don’t even want to think about it”

La. will stay in modified Phase 2 for another 21 days

Governor John Bel Edwards has extended the state’s coronavirus restrictions for another 21 days.

  Gov. Edwards: Number of patients in hospital higher today than peak of summer surge

Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a news conference to address Louisiana’s rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17.

LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger retires from on-field coaching, transitions into analyst role

LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger announced his retirement from field coaching and will transition into an analyst role, the university has reported.

Baton Rouge man arrested for possessing, producing child pornography

A 33-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested and charged for producing and possessing child pornography, according to state police.

Amazon building massive fulfillment center in Lafayette Parish

The new facility, which is state’s first Amazon fulfillment center, will be in Carencro.

LSU, defensive coordinator Bo Pelini mutually agree to part ways; Bill Johnson, Bill Busch, Scott Linehan also leaving

The LSU football program and defensive coordinator Bo Pelini have mutually agreed to part ways after just one season, the university has announced. It has also been learned defensive coaches Bill Busch and Bill Johnson will not return.

Dispute between governor, AG over COVID-19 restrictions in La. continues; Landry releases statement

The battle between Attorney General Jeff Landry and Governor John Bel Edwards over COVID-19 regulations in the state continues.

Medical experts and governor participate in roundtable to explain vaccine rollout, what’s next across Louisiana

The governor along with top medical experts went over questions about the vaccines and how they will be distributed throughout the state, along with where we are in the fight against coronavirus.

La. attorney general warns against COVID-19 vaccine scams

Louisiana’s Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning the state of potential fraud and scams in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Rapper Mystikal to be cleared of charges, DA’s office says

Grand jury returns no true bill

Report says injured LSP cadets looked like ‘domestic abuse’ victims

Louisiana State Police cadets suffered such severe injuries during the 2019 State Police Academy that one nurse said the cadets resembled “victims of domestic abuse and motor vehicle crashes.”

Pelicans to limit attendance in Smoothie King Center for 2020-2021 season

Attendance inside the Smoothie King Center for New Orleans Pelicans games will be limited during the 2020-2021 NBA season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rep. Cedric Richmond tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Cedric Richmond has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for President-elect Joe Biden’s administration says.

LSU official resigns from committee to select next university president 2 days after national investigative report

A top official in LSU’s athletic department, who USA TODAY reported admitted to steering allegations against student-athletes to a superior instead of LSU’s Title IX coordinator, has voluntarily stepped down from his position on the committee to select the university’s next president.

2 confirmed dead in small plane crash near BAFB; investigation underway

Barksdale Air Force Base and Bossier City authorities are investigating a small aircraft crash that happened around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16.

LSU men’s basketball game vs North Texas postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

The LSU men’s basketball game against North Texas scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) has been postponed due to NCAA and SEC COVID-19 protocols.

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser tests positive for COVID-19

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser has tested positive for COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on Twitter Wednesday, Dec. 16.

LSU men’s basketball game vs UNO postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

The LSU men’s basketball game against the University of New Orleans scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) has been postponed due to NCAA and SEC COVID-19 protocols, the team announced on Twitter.

  Mine collapse kills two in Louisiana

Two miners are dead following a roof collapse on Avery Island.

LSU did nothing to correct problem of athletic officials keeping allegations against athletes in-house, second USA Today article says

The second investigative article in one month by the national newspaper USA Today claims LSU had knowledge top officials in its athletic department violated Title IX policies in the past and did nothing to correct the problem when notified two years ago.

  Attorneys for man allegedly beaten with excessive force by LSP trooper call for release of body camera footage, other officers be held accountable

Attorneys representing Aaron Bowman, a man who a Louisiana State Police (LSP) Trooper allegedly used excessive force on during his May 2019 arrest in Monroe, La., held a news conference on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol Monday, Dec. 14.

Louisiana’s 8 electoral college members officially cast ballots for President Trump

It’s been more than a month since the Nov. 3 presidential election, but President Donald Trump has officially won the state of Louisiana.

Top official in La. AG’s office suspended

A top-ranking member of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office has been on administrative leave for the past three weeks for potential policy violations, the agency confirmed Monday.

  VIDEO: Ochsner administers first COVID-19 vaccines to frontline workers

In total, Louisiana will receive 80,000 doses before the end of the year.

LSU basketball coach Will Wade confirms he tested positive for COVID-19

LSU men’s basketball head coach Will Wade did not coach the Tigers’ game against Sam Houston State at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) on Monday, Dec. 14.

8-year-old Gonzales boy cancer-free after 18 rounds of chemo

8-year-old Hayden White from Gonzales was celebrating on Sat. Dec. 12 because he is cancer-free.

THE INVESTIGATORS: Video shows part of encounter that sparked lawsuit, Louisiana trooper’s arrest

During his arrest, Aaron Bowman was allegedly beaten with a flashlight and cursed at by members of law enforcement, court records obtained by the 9News Investigators say.

  LSU self-imposes one-year bowl ban for football

LSU Athletics and head coach Ed Orgeron released statements on Wednesday, Dec. 9 regarding the LSU football team not participating in a bowl game this year. LSU will self-impose a one-year postseason ban on its football program for the 2020-21 bowl season.

Woman steals nearly $400 worth of alcohol from Rouses in Gonzales

A woman walked out of a Rouses Supermarket with over $300 worth of alcohol without paying in Gonzales, according to Gonzales Police.

LHSAA 2020 Football Prep Classic to be played at Northwestern State University

For the second time in nearly 40 years, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) will host its annual Football Prep Classic state championships outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Gov. Edwards to travel to White House for summit on COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to the White House to participate in Tuesday’s Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit, alongside other governors and Alex Azar, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Former LSU athletic director, baseball coach Skip Bertman heading home after hospital stay

LSU legend Skip Bertman is being released from the hospital on Monday, Dec. 7, and heading home, Senior Associate Communications Director Bill Franques confirmed.

One year old fatally struck by vehicle backing out of driveway in Baker

A child was struck by a vehicle backing out of a driveway in Baker Friday afternoon, according to Baker Police.

Denham Springs football coach resigns after alleged relationship with student

A Denham Springs high school football coach has resigned after an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.

DOJ to investigate allegations of La. inmates held beyond release dates

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations that inmates in Louisiana were held past their release dates.

Gonzales man sentenced to 198 months in federal prison for child pornography

A 29-year-old man from Gonzales was sentenced to 198 months in federal prison for distributing and possessing child phonography, according to the state’s Department of Justice.

State Treasurer John Schroder Tests Positive for COVID-19

State Treasurer John M. Schroder is being treated at a Louisiana hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.