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Posted at 2:00 PM

Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Updated May 24, 2016 at 9:29 AM

Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have agreed to give the agriculture department up to 7 percent of the revenue from sales of medical marijuana, to pay for agency costs of regulating the drug.

Posted May 22, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing to get the oil and natural gas industries to pay for restoring Louisiana's fragile coast by encouraging them to settle lawsuits alleging they caused extensive damage to coastal lands.

Posted May 22, 2016 at 12:30 PM

U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson expressed frustration Friday as he questioned why prison officials won't spend roughly $1 million to install air conditioning on death row, since the state has already spent much more to fight the matter in court.

Updated May 20, 2016 at 9:14 AM

The bill by Republican Sen. Fred Mills, a St. Martin Parish pharmacist, will broaden the existing program to cover more diseases and make regulatory changes aimed at getting marijuana — in an oil form that can't be smoked — into...

Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Senior Agronomist Herman Waguespack said as the prime sugarcane growing season begins, farmers from central and across south Louisiana report good spring stands of sugar cane despite the abnormally wet winter of 2015.

Updated May 19, 2016 at 9:08 AM

The Louisiana House agreed Wednesday to block strip clubs from hiring dancers under the age of 21, but only after a lawmakers' joke that strippers should be young and less than 160 pounds provoked outrage about the treatment of women in the chamber.

Posted May 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 22 professional anglers helped get about 10,000 bass fingerlings into the best habitat on Toledo Bend.

Updated May 18, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Louisiana will become the sixth state to prohibit a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, when the governor signs a bill that received final legislative passage Tuesday.

Posted May 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM

If you're a survivor of the Louisiana storms and flooding that struck the state March 8 through April 8 and you've received an application for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan, you should complete and return it as soon...

Updated May 13, 2016 at 10:40 AM

The Louisiana House has resumed its debate on the nearly $26 billion state operating budget proposed for next year.

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