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Newspaper report suggests AG Jeff Landry profited off immigrant labor scheme

A major report from the Baton Rouge Advocate is putting a spotlight on Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s business dealings with a man in prison for cheating the immigration system so he could make money.

Former officer, named La. State Trooper of the Year by group, arrested in child pornography investigation

  Louisiana expects to build more coastline in 2020 than it loses

No injuries, off-site impact after significant fire at ExxonMobil refinery

  8 Many High students arrested over alleged assault

La. to receive $85M to deepen lower Mississippi River to 50 feet

La. man pleads guilty to burning three historically black churches in St. Landry Parish

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Lethal ‘gray death’ found in another La. parish; DEA ‘very concerned’ about potential of trafficking across state lines

Third death linked to Louisiana Hepatitis A outbreak

KIRAN: Judge rules woman accused in connection with Dennis Perkins case cannot leave state

La. senators introduce bill to make mail-order chemical abortions illegal

ATTORNEY: La. corrections officials aware inmates held beyond release date, costing state millions

Gov. Edwards sues Treasurer Schroder over unclaimed property

$1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Metairie

The ticket was sold at Live Oak Discount Zone

Firefighters climb steps of La. capitol to raise awareness about cancer

It’s National Cancer Awareness Day, and firefighters from across Louisiana spent the morning (Feb. 4) climbing the stairs of the state capitol.

Fire destroys house, stops at scriptures written on studs

Fire investigators were stunned to find that flames had stopped at several scriptures written on wall studs in a house that was completely destroyed.

Dave Aranda buys ad in Baton Rouge newspaper to thank LSU fans

Former LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is not departing Baton Rouge without saying "thank you” to LSU fans.

Saints helped shape accused clergy list, victim lawyers say

Woman becomes first female African American captain in Louisiana State Police history

Alexandria residents desperate to evacuate China following coronavirus outbreak

  Space heater causes massive damage to N Acadian apartment complex; no injuries

All signs point to Amazon distribution center being built in south Baton Rouge

Heart of Louisiana: Poydras Street sculptures

Louisiana congressman added to President Trump’s defense team for impeachment trial

Lawmakers in the Senate are still trying to determine how President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will be conducted.

  Louisiana monitoring Chinese Coronavirus after confirmed US case

United States health officials are now cautioning travelers about a mysterious coronavirus. The respiratory virus first appeared in the Chinese province of Wuhan, but doctors confirmed a case of coronavirus in Washington state.

Teen accused of causing fiery fatal crash after ‘God told him to kill himself’ being sent back to mental facility until next court date

Jack Jordan, the teen accused of causing a fiery car wreck that left one woman dead after “God told him to kill himself” is now being sent back to a mental health facility until his next court appearance.

  Former Beauregard sheriff candidate Jose Chapa indicted for perjury

A former candidate for Beauregard sheriff has been indicted in a Beauregard court on a perjury charge.

National Champions LSU football will visit the White House

A White House official confirms that the LSU football team will be visiting the White House on Friday, Jan. 17.

Grant Delpit declares for the NFL Draft

LSU safety Grant Delpit has taken to social media to announce he’s leaving the program for the NFL Draft.

Man, 87, dies from injuries sustained during tornado

Ira Jefferson had been hospitalized for the last few days.

Barn Hill Preserve flies out to Australia; how you can help wildlife recovery efforts

If you've ever wanted to try kangaroo yoga, there's no better time than now.

John Bel Edwards sworn in for second term as Louisiana governor

John Bel Edwards was sworn in for a second term as Louisiana governor on Monday, Jan. 13.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson narrates final LSU hype video ahead of national championship

Former WWE world heavyweight champion and Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson narrated the video.

Jennings fans create shirt that represents their dilemma

Who do you root for if you live in Jennings? On the one hand, native Travis Etienne leads Clemson as the two-time ACC Player of the Year and is 7 yards away from breaking the school rushing record. On the other hand, it's LSU!

Storms claim 3 lives in NW Louisiana; part of I-20 closed

Traffic on eastbound I-20 is being diverted at mile marker 49; westbound travelers are being detoured at mile marker 52

LSU cancels classes on Jan. 13 and 14 for National Championship game

It looks like dreams do come true for LSU students and staff.

Woman arrested after alleged Christmas Eve shootout with husband at hunting lease

A Louisiana woman is under after arrest after an alleged shootout with her husband at a hunting lease in Natchitoches Parish. Authorities say 54-year-old Angelique (Angel) E. LaCaze was shot in the hip during the incident. She has been arrested on one count of attempted second-degree murder. She was

Raising Cane’s celebrates Coach O with FREE Coleslaw

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is celebrating the success of their spokesperson, Coach Orgeron by giving away his favorite item on the menu, coleslaw.

One year later: Remembering fallen SPD Officer Chatéri Payne

“It is an honor to be able to join such a powerful family with my brothers and sisters in blue. May the journey begin."

State Superintendent John White announces resignation

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White announced that he is stepping down from the post he has held for eight years.

12 years ago, LSU won its third national title

12 years ago today LSU football won its third National Championship game against Ohio State, in the Mercedez Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Landry: LSU fans should be wary of ticket scammers

As the LSU Tigers prepare to take on Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Tiger fans should be wary of ticket scams.

Dr. Rebekah Gee resigns as secretary of Louisiana’s health department

Dr. Rebekah Gee announced her resignation as secretary of the state’s health department effective January 31.

  Louisiana state and local leaders weigh in on new interstate proposal

Interstate 14 is America’s newest interstate and it may be coming your way. Here in Louisiana, the proposed route will take I-14 along Highway 28 through Alexandria, connect to U.S. 84 and then enter Mississippi after Vidalia.

POLICE: 19-year-old caught on video punching one-year-old

Police say the man was caught on video punching a child.

President Trump congratulates Coach O on victory over Oklahoma

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron confirms that President Donald Trump called him to congratulate the Tigers on their victory over Oklahoma.

Baton Rouge homeless population on edge following three homicides; killer at-large

Homeless people around St. Vincent de Paul are now worrying they could be next after recent shootings that appear to have targeted their community.

Sole survivor of Lafayette plane crash medically sedated; remains critical

Wade Berzas suffered burns on 75 percent of his body

La. sports reporter among 5 killed in Lafayette plane crash

The passengers were heading to Atlanta to attend the LSU vs. Oklahoma Peach Bowl game.

7 arrested in alleged Donaldsonville dog-fighting ring

Deputies in Ascension Parish have arrested five men and are searching for two more after discovering an alleged dog-fighting ring on Dec. 20.

High-ranking ex-deputy and his wife indicted on 150 counts, including sexual abuse of children, animal

A grand jury has indicted a former high-ranking deputy and his wife, who accused of sex crimes against children on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

ESPN holds LSU fan to College Football Playoff promise ... kind of

ESPN asked fans what lengths they would go through if their team made the College Football Playoff and it’s now time for one of the LSU faithful to pony up.

LSU President F. King Alexander will leave for Oregon State University

LSU President F. King Alexander is leaving for the Oregon State University, according to a report from The Advocate.

More than 1,500 Fort Polk soldiers returning home for the holidays

More than 1,000 Fort Polk soldiers will make it back home just in time for the holidays.

Second suspect in Canal St. shooting arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish

A second suspect in the Canal Street shooting that left 12 injured has been arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Jefferson Parish business owner accused of kidnapping, beating thief

Jefferson Parish deputies say a business owner is accused of kidnapping and beating a man he said stole from him.

WATCH: Lizzo’s Human Jukebox music video gains over 1M views in a day

Lizzo’s new music video for “Good as Hell," featuring the Southern University marching band, The Human Jukebox, has been watched over one million times in 24 hours.

LSU defeats Georgia in SEC championship

LSU faced Georgia in what was essentially a home game for the Bulldogs inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium but many of the fans in red were heading for the exits long before the game ended.

HOW TO WATCH: LSU, Southern, UL-Lafayette, Southeastern, and Nicholls games

There are five huge games for Louisiana’s college football teams on Saturday, Dec. 7.

  Macy’s Parade’s Butter Man spreads joy for the holidays

But this year a man dressed up as a stick of butter caught the attention of viewers across the nation, making Pastor Donny Willis, a Moss Bluff native, an overnight sensation known as “Butter Man.”

KIRAN: LSP troopers identified in alleged hazing scandal

The three Louisiana State Police (LSP) troopers transferred out of the LSP training academy after an alleged cadet hazing scandal in October had nearly spotless records prior to that, a review by the 9News Investigators shows.

Gov. Edwards will not hold inaugural ball the same day as National Championship game

Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards have announced plans for the inauguration.

’You’d love our QB this year’: LSU fan plants Tiger Stadium sod on late father’s grave

Some fans took to eBay or Insta with their Tiger Stadium sod, but one fan decided to put it to eternal use.

Some sugar cane farmers concerned after early freeze brought down harvest

An early freeze has brought down yields for sugarcane farmers, meaning less money for them and potentially less sugar on the shelves.

You can order a Joey ‘Burriteaux’ at this Baton Rouge restaurant

The Joe Burrow madness surrounds Baton Rouge just days before the SEC Championship game and one local restaurant is offering a burrito with a twist.

DA moves forward with charges against man found asleep in Governor’s Mansion

Documents show East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore moved forward with charges against Reynard Green, 34, the same man troopers found sleeping on a couch in the Governor’s Mansion in April.

  New video shows chaos after New Orleans mass shooting

New surveillance video from the scene of Sunday's mass shooting near Bourbon and Canal streets show some of the aftermath after the gunfire.

Additional OMV offices reopening across Louisiana after cyber attack

Louisiana State Police identified eight Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) locations across the state which will reopen Monday, Nov. 24 after an issue indirectly linked to a cyber attack that crippled state government Monday, Nov. 18 led to extended closures at locations statewide.

John Paul Funes now in federal custody

The former head of the OLOL Foundation, John Paul Funes, has started his federal prison sentence for embezzlement. He reported to a federal prison in Indiana Monday, Dec. 2.

Louisiana state parks end weeknight stay minimum requirement

Louisiana state parks will no longer require a 3-night minimum stay for weekdays at campgrounds and cabins.

Private title companies another option in wake of cyber attack on state websites

Thib’s Auto Title and Tags has announced that it will be open at 8 a.m. Monday, as well, and will extend its closing time to 5:30 p.m. through Wednesday.

OMV locations to remain closed until Monday

An apparent “ransom” attack crippled much of Louisiana state government Monday, Nov. 18.

  Matthew Naquin sentenced for hazing death of LSU fraternity pledge Max Gruver

Matthew Naquin, the former LSU student found guilty of negligent homicide in the 2017 hazing death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver, was sentenced to five years in prison on Nov. 20.

Louisiana reports first vaping death

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) confirmed on Monday, Nov. 18 the first death linked to a vaping-associated lung injury, or EVALI, in the state. LDH was unable to provide specifics about the deceased individual due to privacy concerns.

President Trump congratulates Gov. Edwards on reelection in private phone call

President Donald Trump called Governor John Bel Edwards to congratulate him on winning re-election Monday (Nov. 18) afternoon, an Edwards staffer confirmed to WAFB.

ELECTION 2019: Election results

Results from the Nov. 16, 2019, election.

Community activist, Larry Profit, found dead in Port Allen

A Port Allen man has been found dead of an apparent gunshot wound at his home on Avenue A.

Home Depot employees volunteer to rebuild home of Baton Rouge veteran damaged in 2016 flood

The Home Depot Foundation is partnering with Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge to renovate a veteran’s home that was damaged in the August 2016 flood.

Parents captured in the Washington Parish kidnapping case

Joshua Abelseth and Jennifer Abelseth, who lost custody of their children through a court order, took the children from their grandparents’ home in Washington Parish.

Torchy’s Tacos to open Baton Rouge restaurant on LSU campus

A Torchy’s Tacos will open in the university’s Nicholson Gateway Development in early 2020 after the company announced in September it would bring restaurants to Louisiana.

Louisiana man accused of threating President Trump on Facebook denied bond

A federal judge has refused to set bond for a Louisiana man accused of threatening President Donald Trump via social media posts last week.