LIVE: Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.

  On Day One, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, coronavirus

Biden on Wednesday planned to halt construction on Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, end the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization and revoke the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, aides said.
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  Biden’s nominees promise fresh approach on national security

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the intelligence community, Avril Haines, promised Tuesday to “speak truth to power" and keep politics out of intelligence agencies to ensure their work is trusted.

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  Gyms dealing with New Year influx and COVID restrictions

  Mardi Gras cancellation impacts local businesses, organizations

  Paycheck Protection Program reopens for small businesses hurt by pandemic

  Cameron Parish making headway on Rutherford Beach storm recovery

Sheriff: Daughter of KK’s murder victim dies after apparent accidental overdose

The Calcasieu sheriff says the daughter of a murder victim from 1997 has now died. Sheriff Tony Mancuso says Traci Reeves died of an apparent accidental overdose.
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  Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people.

  Water’s Edge Church still working to address homeless concerns amidst hurricane recovery

  First state budget draft likely to include cuts to higher education, health care

First Alert Forecast: First of several cold fronts arrive tonight, but little change is expected...

  Cajun Navy looking for volunteers as it continues clean-up efforts following hurricanes

Nearly 15,000 nursing home patients, employees have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

LDH calling upon retired medical personnel to volunteer to help state administer COVID-19 vaccine

Top AG official disciplined, loses $20K in pay

Former high basketball coach sentenced to prison for sex crimes involving students

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  Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

His presidency over, Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday.

SPORTS

Petty leads No. 18 Alabama in 105-75 blowout win over LSU

Cowboys return home to host Lions on Wednesday

McNeese will be looking to get that proverbial monkey off its back win on Wednesday night when the Cowboys host Southeastern Louisiana before heading off for five straight road games.

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Louisiana State Capitol closed to the public Wednesday

Favoritism some vaccine providers give to their customers must end, La. health officials warn

UL students’ satellite begins collecting data for NASA

COVID-19 in SWLA: Jan. 19, 2021

SWLA Economic Development Alliance warns of fake e-mails

The SWLA Business Alliance is warning its members that fake e-mail has been circulating that may be a scam.
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  Biden marks nation’s COVID grief before inauguration pomp

The sober moment on the eve of Biden's inauguration — typically a celebratory time in Washington when the nation marks the democratic tradition of a peaceful transfer of power — was a measure of the enormity of loss for the nation.

Man accused of forging signature to steal insurance funds

Tulane grad poised to become first transgender federal official confirmed by Senate

SWLA Arrest Report - Jan. 18, 2021

LDH: 298 vaccine providers in all of Louisiana’s 64 parishes will receive COVID-19 vaccine

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2020 LHSAA football state championship results

  Grand Lake falls to Oak Grove in 1A State Title

Oak Grove defeats Grand Lake to win 1A championship

  Kinder falls to Many in 2A State Title

Kinder and Grand Lake preparing for 2A and 1A state title game