Sara Cline, Associated Press Reporter


Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing Permitless Concealed Carry

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A bill allowing Louisiana residents, 18 and older, to carry a concealed handgun without a permit received final approval from...

Louisiana Moves Closer to Final Passage of Tough-on-Crime Bills

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana, a state grappling with one of the highest rates of incarceration and violent crime in the country, is on...

Proposed Louisiana Bill Would Eliminate Parole Opportunity for Most Convicted in the Future

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Lawmakers in Louisiana — a state that routinely has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country — are...

Governor Says Carjackers ‘Will Spend a Long Time In Jail’

BATON ROUGE (AP) — In the moments before Linda Frickey was dragged to her death during a fatal carjacking, the 73-year-old had been sitting...

Landry Urges Lawmakers to Pass Tough-on-Crime Legislation

BATON ROUGE (AP) — As Louisiana's crime-focused special legislative session kicked off Monday afternoon, Republican Gov. Jeff Landry urged the GOP-dominated Legislature to pass...

Louisiana Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Police Shortage

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana GOP Gov. Jeff Landry has declared a state of emergency due to a police officer shortage. Landry's executive order...
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Louisiana’s Crime-Focused Special Legislative Session Begins

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Under a new era of conservative leadership, Louisiana's GOP-dominated Legislature will gather Monday for a special legislative session that...

Landry Calls for Crime-Focused Special Legislative Session

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry on Thursday officially called for a highly anticipated crime-focused special legislative session that could overhaul the...

Proposed Congressional Map, with Second Majority-Black District, Advances

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A proposed Louisiana congressional map with a second majority-Black district, which could deliver another U.S. House seat to Democrats, received...

Lawmakers May Ditch Louisiana’s Unusual ‘Jungle Primary’ System

BATON ROUGE  (AP) — In what would be an overhaul to Louisiana’s unusual open “jungle primary” system, which has been used for most of...

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