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Sen. Gatti pre-files driver’s ed bill

Sen. Ryan Gatti, District 36, has pre-filed a senate bill that would make it law for driver’s education instructors to teach appropriate behavior when...

Louisiana government auditing office sounds the budget alarm

BATON ROUGE — The head of a nonpartisan legislative office that digs into the spending of state and local government agencies warned state lawmakers...

Teen charged as adult pleads guilty to killing relative, 91

BENTON — A 16-year-old charged as an adult in the death of a 91-year-old relative has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter. Twenty...

Sheriff’s deputy shot, killed while on-duty

BATON ROUGE — A sheriff's deputy in Louisiana is dead after being shot near a movie theater in Baton Rouge, police said Sunday. East Baton...

State: Seat belt usage at record rate in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's seat belt usage is at a record rate. According to a new study commissioned by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, Gov....

Louisiana eyes overhaul of its criminal justice system

BATON ROUGE — A criminal justice task force wrapped up months of debate and put its final stamp Thursday on a package of...

Louisiana gets third credit downgrade since February 2016

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's credit took a new dip Wednesday, as a national rating agency downgraded the state because of its continued financial uncertainty,...

All 3 Louisiana based US Attorneys announce departures

NEW ORLEANS — With Monday's announcement that Baton Rouge-based U.S. Attorney Walt Green has resigned, all three Louisiana-based U.S. Attorneys have announced their departures...

Senator Ryan Gatti talks upcoming session

With the special session over, Sen. Ryan Gatti, District 37, is working on several bills he will introduce during the upcoming regular session. Gatti detailed...

Muted response from Louisiana Republicans on health plan

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's majority-Republican congressional delegation hasn't exactly embraced the GOP proposal to replace President Barack Obama's health care law, with most members...

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