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Gov. Edwin Edwards released from hospital after bout with double pneumonia

Former Governor Edwin Edwards was released from Ochsner Medical Center on Friday, Nov. 20 after doctors successfully treated his weeklong bout with double pneumonia, a family spokesperson said.

  ‘From Osborne to the White House’; New Orleans native tapped for high-ranking position in Biden administration

  LSU hires law firm to review policies after investigative report claims university mishandled sexual misconduct complaints against students, top athletes

Quawan Charles' disappearance didn’t meet Amber Alert criteria, source says; drowning possible factor in death

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards has been released from OLOL

Death of missing La. teen Quawan Charles investigated as homicide, video evidence collected deputies say

Iberia Parish issues update on Quawan “Bobby” Charles investigation

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Judge denies filing requesting Gov. Edwards to follow House petition blocking COVID-19 executive orders

ACLU, demonstrators speak out over death of Quawan Charles

Orgeron: LSU starting quarterback Myles Brennan out for remainder of 2020 season

Shell to shut down plant in Convent

Gov. Edwards extends Phase 3 in La. until early December

2020 Election Results: Constitutional amendments in La.

Results: 56 out of 64 parishes approve sports betting

Parish by parish, voters decided whether or not sports betting would be legal.

2020 Election Results: Sen. Bill Cassidy wins reelection of U.S. Senate seat for La.

Winner of the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana

Man accused in string of church fires in St. Landry Parish sentenced to 25 years behind bars

A federal judge has sentenced Holden Matthews to 25 years in prison for the three church fires he set in St. Landry Parish.

Deadline to submit absentee ballots Monday

The U.S. presidential election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3.

New Orleans leaders trade jabs with secretary of state of power to pull off election

Report: Use of slurs not ‘isolated’ at Louisiana State Police

BR native, Southern grad to head LSP

High school principal arrested for alleged sexual assaults of juveniles

  WATCH: Timelapse captures eerily calm eye of Zeta moving over NOLA

  Gov. Edwards to discuss, tour Hurricane Zeta damage

First death of Hurricane Zeta reported in New Orleans

Emergency personnel in New Orleans are reporting what appears to be the first death linked to Hurricane Zeta.

Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves retires from Louisiana State Police, Gov. Edwards announces

Col. Kevin Reeves, the superintendent of Louisiana State Police (LSP), is retiring from the law enforcement agency, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday, Oct. 27.

2 dead, 3 critically injured following police chase that ended in head-on collision

A police chase that started in New Roads has resulted in a deadly wreck.

Voters in La. wait in line for hours as state sees record early voting turnout

As of Monday, Oct. 26, more than 860,000 voters had already cast a ballot. That’s approximately 300,000 more than the number who voted early in 2016.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Report shows active hazing investigation at LSU involves alleged alcohol, physical abuse

According to public records requested by the 9News Investigators, one of two recent investigations at LSU is an alleged hazing incident involving Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Police: Suspect bragged about attacking, robbing man in Tiger Stadium bathroom

LSU officials say a man has been arrested for allegedly attacking and robbing a man in a Tiger Stadium bathroom shortly after the game against South Carolina Saturday, Oct. 24.

Gov. Edwards suing legislature to defend coronavirus rules

Governor John Bel Edwards is still ignoring a petition from lawmakers that would halt all the state’s COVID-19 rules for a week.

Gov. Edwards urges southeast La. to prepare for winds from Zeta; lawsuit filed in defense of public health emergency

Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state is preparing for impacts from Hurricane Zeta, which will likely make landfall in the southeastern part of the state Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Deputies arrest father accused of taking newborn child from La. hospital in backpack

Police said Hargrove left the hospital with his child hidden in a black backpack. The baby was found safe a few hours later.

VIDEO: St. John Sheriff: Woman, teenager killed, 2 injured in knife massacre

A St. John Parish woman was killed, and a teenager was injured as she tried to run away during a machete attack inside a LaPlace home.

Gov. Edwards urges residents to monitor Tropical Storm Zeta

Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging all Louisianans to monitor Tropical Storm Zeta as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days.

La. lawmakers sign petition to end COVID-19 restrictions; Gov. Edwards calls move ‘reckless, irresponsible, and unconscionable’

Gov. Edwards called the petition from Republican lawmakers “reckless, irresponsible, and unconscionable” during a firey news conference Friday, Oct. 23.

Transition from oil and gas industry would potentially cripple Louisiana’s economy, leaving tens of thousands out of work

Vice-President Biden made it clear during Thursday (Oct. 23) night’s presidential debate he would “transition” away from fossil fuels toward clean, renewable energy if he is elected.

Louisiana lawmakers end special session

Lawmakers ended Louisiana’s special legislative session Friday, October 23, just days ahead of the Tuesday deadline.

Newborn baby taken from Louisiana hospital found safe

According to authorities, the child was returned to St. Francis Medical Center and is in good health.

Gov. Edwards: ‘We still have a long road ahead of us to full recovery’

Governor John Bel Edwards stated that disaster recovery and COVID-19 response remain the top priorities for the state during his news conference on Thursday, Oct. 22.

LSU presidential search committee sets ‘aggressive’ timeline to fill position

A search committee tasked with picking the next president/chancellor of LSU laid out an “aggressive” plan to finalize the process by the end of the year.

Shaq named special reserve sheriff’s deputy in La. parish

Shaq Diesel is now a special member of law enforcement in Louisiana.

5 in La. accused of stealing from now-bankrupt unemployment fund

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says the state has arrested five people for allegedly stealing unemployment benefits.

REPORT: LSU self-imposes penalties on football program; bans Odell Beckham Jr. for 2 years

LSU is imposing penalties on its football program after an investigation revealed booster payments to the father of a student-athlete, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.

Saints have ‘productive’ meeting with New Orleans mayor about returning fans to Mercedes-Benz Superdome in phases

The New Orleans Saints had a “productive” meeting with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, her administrations, and the president and CEO of Ochsner Health about a phased approach to safely returning fans to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Saints games during the remainder of the 2020 season.

Orleans Clerk of Court says early voters made history

Longtime Orleans Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell says he’s never seen anything like it.

Say hello to the largest zipline course in south Louisiana

Magnolia Ridge Adventure park is a brand-new obstacle course and zipline park in East Feliciana.

LSU vs. No. 10 Florida postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak in Gators football program

The LSU vs. No. 10 Florida game scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has been postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 within the Florida Gators football program.

La. lawmakers move to give themselves more say in nursing home visitation rules

Under this proposal, nursing home residents would be able to pick and choose who they see without limitations.

Crews making ‘significant progress’ restoring power following Delta

Hurricane Delta was not as strong as Hurricane Laura, but the storm did cause more damage in regards to power outages.

  Gov. Edwards spoke from Jennings after touring damages in SWLA

Gov. Edwards is set to tour the damage brought on to SWLA from Hurricane Delta 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 10.

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Tracking Delta

Gov. Edwards signs executive order keeping La. in Phase 3 until Nov. 6

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 8 he has signed an executive order that will keep Louisiana in Phase 3 of the White House’s guidelines for reopening the economy until Nov. 6.

How LSU fans can buy tickets to the game in Missouri

LSU fans who are planning to travel to Missouri for the LSU football game can purchase tickets to the game at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9.

LSU officials holding COVID-19 press conference Wednesday

As of Oct. 5, the school reported 133 active cases of coronavirus, 1,058 total cases since Aug. 24, and a 6.7% positivity rate among 7,609 tests.

  Gov. Edwards warns residents to prepare for Delta as major hurricane takes aim at La.

Tuesday morning, Hurricane Delta strengthened into a Category 4 storm and is forecast to make landfall overnight Friday, potentially as a major hurricane.

Some La. lawmakers look to remove state fire marshal’s ability to punish businesses for coronavirus violations

Some republican lawmakers in the Louisiana Legislature are looking to remove the power the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has in punishing companies that do not follow the governor’s coronavirus rules for businesses.

  AUDIO: Louisiana trooper admits beating, choking Ronald Greene during fatal traffic stop

A Louisiana State Trooper, who is now deceased, is heard admitting he “beat the ever-living f*ck” out of a Black man during a struggle that followed a May 2019 pursuit.

Gov. Edwards confident bars can reopen without spike in COVID-19 cases

Governor John Bel Edwards provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 1.

LDWF to consider modifying size, bag limits for speckled trout during Oct. 1 commission meeting

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will consider a proposed measure to modify the recreational size and bag limits for spotted seatrout, commonly known as speckled trout, during a commission meeting Thursday, Oct. 1.

NBA YoungBoy ‘not guilty,' attorneys say following arrest of 16 on drug, gun charges

NBA YoungBoy faces a number of drug and firearm charges. Police say all 16 face similar variations of the same charges.

2-year-old found dead in vehicle in Lafayette Parish; arrest made

A 27-year-old has been arrested in connection to the young boy's death.

Dean of LSU’s Manship journalism school dies, university says

Martin Johnson, the dean of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication has died, according to a university faculty member.

La. lawmakers call special session to address unemployment, budget issues

Louisiana lawmakers have called themselves into a special legislative session beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, to address dwindling unemployment funds and adjust the state operating budget.

  Calcasieu officials say not all funds expected through Main Street Recovery grant program appear to be available

Local officials say not all funds they were counting in through the Main Street Recovery grant program appear to be available.

Gov. Edwards requests $175M unspent Main Street Recovery funds to be reallocated

Money would go to the unemployment trust fund, local governments, and businesses closed during Phases 2 and 3

  Suddenlink CEO says full restoration to Lake Charles area won’t be until mid-November

Altice CEO Dexter Goei is in Lake Charles today, discussing Suddenlink restoration following Hurricane Laura.

  Dr. Deborah Birx backs Gov. Edwards' Phase 3 rules during LSU visit

Dr. Deborah Birx, with the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, held a round table discussion with LSU officials and Gov. John Bel Edwards at the university’s campus in Baton Rouge Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Trooper who faced firing in Black man’s death dies in crash

Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was pronounced dead Tuesday following a brief hospitalization, Warren Lee, chief investigator for the Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office, told The Associated Press.

Gov. Edwards to address state Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Edwards is expected to address Beta, COVID-19, and dwindling unemployment funds.

Gov. Edwards adjusts Phase 3 order to extend alcohol sales by one hour for eligible parishes

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday, Sept. 17 he altered his Phase 3 order to allow the on-site sale and consumption of alcohol until 11 p.m. at restaurants, casinos, and bars in parishes that are eligible to opt in to reopen bars.

  LWC says overpayment notices sent to nearly 7,600 unemployed residents was a ‘technical issue’

The overpayment notices claiming residents owed thousands of dollars to the LWC was a “technical issue" and officials say they are working to resolve the issue.

Haunted house group size limited to 6 people; reservations encouraged

The start of Halloween season is upon us.

  LSU holds news conference on COVID-19, football gameday procedures

LSU Interim President Tom Galligan and other top university officials held a virtual news conference about the number of cases of COVID-19 on campus and how the school is working to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Gov. Edwards says La. prepared to assist neighboring states as Sally’s forecast shifts to Miss./Ala. state line

Gov. Edwards said he had spoken with governor’s of both state and Louisiana would be able to offer personnel and equipment to help with search and rescue and disaster relief efforts, if needed.

  Despite eastern shift in forecast, Gov. Edwards warns Hurricane Sally poses a serious threat to southeast La.

Governor John Bel Edwards warned residents of southeast Louisiana to take the threat of Hurricane Sally seriously during a news conference Monday, Sept. 14, even though the storm’s track had shifted to the east.

  Gov. Edwards releases full guidance on Phase 3 reopening plan

Governor John Bel Edwards will announce full guidance for Phase 3 of reopening Louisiana’s economy during a news conference scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. business

  La. will move to Phase 3 starting Friday; statewide mask mandate remains in place

Governor John Bel Edwards announced Louisiana will move to Phase 3 of the White House’s plan for reopening the U.S. economy starting Friday, Sept. 11.

28 deaths in Louisiana attributed to Hurricane Laura

Deaths reported in Louisiana due to Hurricane Laura.

LSU football season will open at 25% capacity in Tiger Stadium; no tailgating allowed during 2020 season

Officials have announced the allowed seating capacity for LSU football games at Tiger Stadium during the 2020 college football season.

Authorities recover 2 stolen trailers from S.C. filled with meals for Hurricane Laura victims

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says thousands of dollars worth of Meals Ready to Eat originally bound to help with hurricane relief efforts in Louisiana have been recovered.

  Louisiana reopens 2019-2020 P-EBT applications for families who did not apply in May and June

Eligible families who did not apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program in May and June can take advantage of the second application window that opens for three weeks, beginning at 8 a.m. September 8.