2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. ...

Democrat Edwards wins reelection in conservative Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s voters have reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards to a second term, deep in the heart of the conservative South. Saturday’s election outcome shocked Republican...

Louisiana voters pick between Democratic governor and Trump

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is battling to defy the partisan odds in the ruby red South and win reelection to a seat that President Donald Trump wants returned to Republica...

Trump to rally in Louisiana in bid to unseat Democratic gov

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With voting complete in Mississippi and Kentucky, President Donald Trump is turning attention to the last gubernatorial contest of the year, bidding to drive out Louisiana's De...

Medical marijuana in Louisiana: Questions about cost arise

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three months after medical marijuana became available in Louisiana, doctors and clinics say some patients are finding the cost for therapeutic cannabis too high for treatment, ...

Louisiana's Democratic governor reaching for primary win

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him...

Trump rallying Louisiana voters without favored candidate

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Without a clear Republican favorite for Louisiana governor, President Donald Trump was traveling to the state Friday for an election eve rally that's less about the GOP candida...

Medical marijuana cleared for release to Louisiana patients

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select pharmacy shelves in Louisiana on Tuesday, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared ther...

Louisiana reaches 'Netflix-model' deal to tackle hepatitis C

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For years, Louisiana offered hepatitis C treatment to only the most severe cases in its Medicaid program and prisons, unable to afford broader access to the extremely high-pric...

Louisiana governor: Abortion ban decision wasn't political

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, said Tuesday that he's not concerned about losing support among his party's voters in Louisiana because o...

Louisiana's Democratic governor signs abortion ban into law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservati...

Louisiana lawmakers send new abortion ban to governor's desk

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — 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 conserva...

Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal to ban abortions in Louisiana as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continued to speed through the state legislature Wednesday, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted...

Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal to ban abortions in Louisiana as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continued to speed through the state legislature Wednesday, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted...

Shock at arrest of deputy's son in black church fires

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Authorities said he had no known criminal record. A friend described him as an introverted animal lover who showed no animosity toward any race, and a talented, if frustrated hea...