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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.

  Houston River fire district tax renewal passes, Moss Bluff school distict tax fails

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Election

ELECTION 2019: Election results

  ELECTION 2019: 8:30 p.m. Webcast

WAFB PROJECTION: Ardoin defeats Collins-Greenup in race for Secretary of State

President Trump speaks in Bossier City ahead of runoff election Saturday

Continued Coverage

Lines form outside CenturyLink Center ahead of POTUS rally

  Wilford Carter Sr. and Kevin Guidry discuss priorities ahead of runoff election

WATCH LIVE AT 7 P.M.: Pres. Trump holds rally in Monroe

President Trump to hold rally Nov. 14 in Bossier City

What’s on Jeff Davis Parish’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

What’s on Vernon Parish’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

What’s on Beauregard’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

What’s on Beauregard’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

What’s on Cameron parish’s ballot: Nov.16 election

What's on the ballot for Cameron Parish?

What’s on Allen Parish’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

Listed is what will be on the ballot in Allen Parish.

Early voting begins Saturday

Early voting starts Saturday, November 2 and goes until Saturday, November 9 each day except Sunday.

Trump campaign announces rally in Monroe on Nov. 6

Final debate trades substance for vitriol

Eddie Rispone declines statewide debate invite

Vice President Mike Pence visits Baton Rouge to stump for Eddie Rispone

What’s on Calcasieu’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

President Trump taps La. native as next energy secretary

Well-known Republican resigns from party, calls push for Foil to drop out of Senate 16 race ‘corruption’

A well-known Republican says he’s resigning from the Republican party because it’s his “duty to oppose illegal activities and corruption,” making reference to a growing controversy over a push to resolve a tie in the Senate District 16 race.

Incumbent Butch Lafargue holds on to two-vote win for Jeff Davis police jury seat after recount

Incumbent Butch Lafargue has retained his District 11 seat on the Jeff Davis Police Jury following a recount Thursday morning.

  Lewis remains winner of police jury seat following recount

Lewis unseated Police Jury president Shelly Mayo by 31 votes Saturday - 1,339 votes to 1,308 votes.

  Gott, Herford remain headed for runoff after official recount in Beauregard Sheriff race

John Gott and Mark Herford remain headed for a runoff in the race for Beauregard sheriff following an official recount Thursday morning.

Jacobsen requests recount in Beauregard sheriff’s race

Jim Jacobsen has officially requested a recount in the race for Beauregard sheriff, Clerk of Court Brian Lestage confirms.

Mayo requests recount in Calcasieu police jury race decided by 31 votes

Calcasieu Police Juror Shelly Mayo has requested a recount of Saturday’s election.

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Which amendments passed, failed in Louisiana’s primary election

Four amendments were placed on the ballot for a primary election held in Louisiana Saturday, Oct. 12. Read here to see which amendments passed and how they are expected to impact the state:

  John Gott and Mark Herford head to run-off for Beauregard Parish Sheriff

We have results for the Beauregard election here

Oct. 12 Election: Local state senate, representative races

A number of district races were on the ballot today

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Louisiana statewide offices

Election Day was Saturday, Oct. 12 for Louisiana primaries. People from around the state voted on statewide races, all of which were held by Republicans, besides John Bel. Edwards, the Deep South’s only Democratic Governor. View election results from those races here.

Election results- Oct. 12, 2019

These are complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

Johnson wins Cameron Parish Sheriff’s race

Cameron Parish election results are coming in. A number of races were on the ballot today

Tony Mancuso elected to fifth term as Calcasieu Sheriff

Tony Mancuso has been elected to a fourth term as sheriff of Calcasieu Parish.

Rispone thwarts Edwards’ chance at outright win in primary election

Incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards did not secure the votes needed to win a primary election held in Louisiana Saturday, Oct. 12. He will face Republican newcomer Edward “Eddie” Rispone in a runoff.

Oct. 12 Election: Jeff Davis results

Jeff Davis election results are coming in. A number of races were on the ballot today.

Vernon Parish Election Results

We have election results from Vernon Parish here

Doug Hebert re-elected as Allen Parish Sheriff

We have results from the Allen Parish election here

LIVE BLOG: Oct. 12 election

We will be hosting an election night webcast at 8:30 p.m. after polls have closed

ELECTION DAY: What you need to know

Saturday is election day in Southwest Louisiana

  Pres. Trump, Gov. Edwards make final pitches ahead of Saturday election

KPLC will be livestreaming President Trump’s remarks at a campaign rally Friday for the Republican candidates for Louisiana governor.

  THE FINAL DEBATE: Leading candidates for governor square off ahead of Saturday’s election

The debate will feature the three candidates polling at 5 percent or higher - according to a poll commission by Gray Televeision and iuts partners. According to that poll, incumbent Gov. John Bell Edwards (D) leads the race at 45 percent, while Eddie Rispone (R) is at 22 percent and U.S. Rep. Ralph

  Allen Parish Sheriff candidates share views ahead of election

Election day is quickly approaching and you need to know what’s on your ballot. We spoke with both Allen Parish Sheriff candidates ahead of Saturday’s election.

  Law enforcement prepares for President Trump’s visit to Lake Charles Friday

President Donald Trump is coming back to the Lake Area Friday to host a rally, so local law enforcement agencies are preparing their security measures now.

  It’s down to the wire for five men running for Beauregard sheriff

There are five men running for sheriff of Beauregard Parish. Saturday's election will determine a winner or which two will head to a runoff in November.

  Southwest Louisiana early voter turnout breaks record

Registrar of Voters for Calcasieu Parish, Kim Fontenot said the numbers show that polling places stayed busy and that a lot of people, especially in Southwest Louisiana are interested in this election.

Exclusive Gubernatorial Poll: John Bel Edwards leads with 5 days until election

In a new exclusive Gray Television poll, Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards comfortably leads his two chief Republican rivals, Eddie Rispone and Ralph Abraham, with five days left to the primary election

Trump to campaign in Louisiana Friday for Republican candidates for governor

President Donald Trump announced Sunday he is heading to Louisiana to campaign for the two major Republican candidates for Governor of Louisiana.

What questions do you want asked in the final debate of the Louisiana governor’s race?

KPLC and Gray Television stations across the state are hosting the final debate of the Louisiana Governor’s race, and we want to hear from you. We’re asking voters across Louisiana to share with us the questions they want to ask the candidates.

U.S. Supreme Court to consider La. abortion case

The Supreme Court is adding an abortion case to its busy election-year docket. The justices have agreed to take up a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic.

Salacious anti-Edwards ads hit airwaves

Two new political ads have been released detailing alleged sexual harassment by a former high-ranking official in the administration of Governor John Bel Edwards.

Trump signs Autism CARES Act

The bill will bring more funding to research.

Attorney General Landry’s press secretary resigns after domestic violence arrest

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s press secretary was arrested last week on a felony charge of domestic abuse battery with strangulation and a charge of domestic abuse battery with a pregnant victim, records show. He resigned Monday afternoon

Early voting kicks off Saturday

Early voting in Louisiana starts Saturday, September 28 and goes until Saturday, October 5 each day except Sunday.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Candidates for Calcasieu Parish sheriff

With the Oct. 12 election just around the corner, we asked the candidates for Calcasieu sheriff why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Candidates for Cameron Parish sheriff

With the Oct. 12 election just around the corner, we asked the candidates for Cameron sheriff why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Candidates for Beauregard Parish sheriff

With the Oct. 12 election just around the corner, we asked the candidates for Beauregard sheriff why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Candidates for Allen Parish sheriff

With the Oct. 12 election just around the corner, we asked the candidates for Allen Parish sheriff why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

Wake up: It’s Jeff Landry texting

If you were startled out of your sleep by a 3 a.m. text message Thursday morning, you are not alone.

Louisiana lawmakers respond to impeachment inquiry

Several Louisiana lawmakers have released statements following Pelosi’s announcement.

Candidates ready for first Louisiana Governor’s race debate

The three major candidates for Louisiana governor are facing off in their first debate

Investigators find that DeRidder’s officer’s comments about candidates did not violate state law

An investigation into whether a DeRidder Police Department officer’s comments about candidates for Beauregard Sheriff has found that he did not violate state law.

Louisiana Gray Television stations announce statewide debate in governor’s race

“Election 2019: The Final Debate” will air live statewide from the KSLA News 12 Studios on Oct. 9, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on KSLA-Shreveport, WVUE-News Orleans, WAFB-Baton Rouge, KNOE-Monroe, KPLC-Lake Charles and KALB-Alexandria.

La. voter registration deadlines coming up on Sept. 11, 21

The deadline for voter registration in Louisiana is coming up quick.

Voter registration deadline approaching for gubernatorial primary

The deadline to register to vote for the gubernatorial primary is approaching

Louisiana secures $76 million to address traffic

Officials are working to ensure the money is invested in projects of the highest priority.

New Louisiana ‘I Voted’ sticker released

Say goodbye to the Blue Dog.

Three candidates in Louisiana governor’s race disqualified after failing to file tax returns

Three candidates for governor in Louisiana were disqualified after failing to file their income tax returns.

  New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the United States, or what's called a "public charge," but the new rules, made public on Monday, detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.

Beauregard newspaper reporter files challenge to Joe Chapa’s candidacy

Five people have filed a challenge to the candidacy of an 18-year-old running for sheriff in Beauregard Parish.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Vernon Parish Oct. 12 election

Vernon Parish ballot for the Oct. 12 election.

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 election closes

We have a list of all qualifying candidates for the Oct. 12 election

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Jeff Davis Parish Oct. 12 election

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 election has ended.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Cameron Parish Oct. 12 election

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 election has ended.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Beauregard Parish Oct. 12 election

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 election has ended.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Allen Parish Oct. 12 election

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Allen Parish Oct. 12 election

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Calcasieu Parish Oct. 12 election

Qualifying candidates for the Oct. 12 primary election.

  G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ missteps on climate, wages in debate

A look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts: