Morganza spillway opening postponed to June 6
Plans to open a Mississippi River spillway in Louisiana for the third time ever have been put off for four days because the river's rising more slowly than expected.
Barge sunk as floodgate, closing part of Bayou Chene
The Coast Guard says part of Bayou Chene is closed until further notice because the Army Corps of Engineers is sinking a barge there as a temporary floodgate.
Louisiana lawmakers send new abortion ban to governor’s desk
Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures.
Louisiana Debates ‘Saggy Pants’ Law After Man Shoots Himself
Officials in a Louisiana city are reconsidering a 2007 ordinance outlawing "saggy pants" after a man's death in a confrontation with police.
Louisiana House lawmakers refuse to legalize sports betting
Louisiana won't be legalizing sports betting this legislative session.
Louisiana sales tax phase-out plan wins House backing
Lawmakers in the Louisiana House agreed to roll back the state sales tax passed in 2018 earlier than its planned mid-2025 expiration date.
Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3B
Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday.
Louisiana House snuffs out bid to raise smoking age to 21
Louisiana won't raise its legal smoking age from 18 to 21.
Contract worker killed in work zone on Louisiana bridge
The Victim has been identified as Andres Torres.
Louisiana lawmakers carve out exemptions in smoking age bill
A bid to increase Louisiana's legal smoking age from 18 to 21 narrowly escaped the House budget committee, but only after lawmakers added a long list of exemptions to the proposal.