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The latest top stories in news about Louisiana.

Autopsy planned in LSU student’s death

BATON ROUGE — An autopsy was planned Friday on the body of a Louisiana State University student whose death police are investigating as a...

Barrass has kept low profile as lawmaker

BATON ROUGE — As a rank-and-file lawmaker, Louisiana's new House Speaker Taylor Barras wasn't one to seek the spotlight. The Republican from New Iberia...

Campbell part of Edwards’ transition team

Retired Judge John C. Campbell was appointed by Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards to be a part of a sixth transition team committee. The Children and...

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...

House says yes to sales tax hike

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House agreed Thursday to a short-term state sales tax hike that would raise hundreds of millions of...

Students to pay more at most University of Louisiana schools

BATON ROUGE — Students will be paying more out of pocket to attend seven of the University of Louisiana System's colleges in the next...

Edwards signs budget, with a few line-item vetoes

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards signed Louisiana's more than $28 billion state operating budget into law ahead of the Saturday start of...

New Louisiana laws taking effect in August

BATON ROUGE — Skipping the seatbelt in a car will carry heftier fines Monday, sex offenders won't be allowed careers in door-to-door sales and...

Northwestern State leader recommended as UL System president

BATON ROUGE — The search committee looking for a new president for the University of Louisiana System has recommended one candidate to the full...

Gas prices rising

Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey...

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