Boy, 15, arrested as suspect in series of rapes in 2 states

Police in Dallas have arrested a 15-year-old boy as the suspect in a series of sexual assaults, including two in Louisiana, and also are investigating whether h
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5 get prison after 2012 military munition blast in Louisiana

Federal judge sentences 5 men to prison, orders $35.4 million in restitution after what a prosecutor calls the largest illegal dumping of military explosives in
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Farmhand gets 105 years for planting bomb under bosses' bed

A northwest Louisiana farmhand has been sentenced to 105 years after being convicted of planting a pipe bomb under the bed of the man and wife he worked for in
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Farmhand gets 105 years for bombing bosses' bed

A northwest Louisiana farmhand has been sentenced to 105 years for trying to kill his bosses by putting a bomb in a crawl space under their bed because his hor
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The Latest: La. secretary of state race down to 2 candidates

Louisiana's secretary of state's race will be a two-person face-off between Republican Kyle Ardoin and Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup in December
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The Latest: Clay Higgins keeps Louisiana's 3rd District seat

Once a political upstart and now an incumbent, Republican U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is heading back to Washington for a second term in Louisiana's congressional de
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The Latest: Louisiana voters agree to constitutional changes

Louisiana voters want to end raids on the state's Transportation Trust Fund, to keep dollars solely available for road, bridge, port and airport work
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The Latest: GOP's Scalise wins easy re-election in Louisiana

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, the House's third-ranking Republican, has beaten five opponents to win re-election to his 1st District seat representing southeast Loui
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The Latest: Louisiana GOP Rep. Mike Johnson wins second term

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson has defeated two opponents to retain his seat representing Louisiana's 4th Congressional District for a second term
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Prison guards stop visitor's attempt to smuggle drugs

A woman visiting the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is in custody after she tried to smuggle drugs into the facility
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Dallas rape suspect also sought in northern Louisiana

Police say a man sought as a suspect in three sexual assaults in Dallas may also have made similar attacks in northern Louisiana
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'Cajun John Wayne,' other incumbents look safe Nov. 6

The five Republicans and one Democrat who make up Louisiana's House delegation appear good bets for re-election on Nov. 6
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Louisiana elementary school teacher accused of child rape

A Louisiana elementary school teacher is accused of rape and video voyeurism of children
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Man shot to death in front of Louisiana home

A man has been shot to death in front of his house in Louisiana
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US Rep: Atheists trying to spy on Christian student groups

A northwest Louisiana congressman says "atheist litigation groups" are trying to spy on Christian student groups at a school in his district
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Texas-based Air Force band teaching Louisiana students

An Air Force band based in Texas will be holding workshops for Louisiana students and performing in Louisiana schools
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School board to fight lawsuit alleging religion promotion

A Louisiana school board has voted to fight a federal lawsuit alleging its schools unconstitutionally promote Christianity in classes and during school activiti
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Long-missing man's mom: The uncertainty never gets easier

Authorities in northwest Louisiana are asking the public for help solving three missing persons cold cases _ a woman missing for 39 years, and men last seen 18
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Auditions for "American Idol" this month in Shreveport

If singing is your thing, prepare for the spotlight _ 'American Idol' is coming to Shreveport
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Louisiana inmate dies after fight with another prisoner

One inmate has died after a fight inside a Louisiana prison, and another could face criminal charges
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Body in Mississippi believed that of missing Louisiana man

Louisiana police say a body found in northwest Mississippi is believed to be that of a man missing from Louisiana
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Police: Couple accused of sex crimes made teen smoke meth

A Louisiana couple is accused of sex crimes against a teen girl who police say they also forced to smoke meth
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Officials: Mining Red River sand won't require explosives

Officials say the mining of more than 60 million tons of Red River sand in Arkansas for hydraulic fracturing in Texas and Louisiana won't require explosives
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Louisiana National Guard: 70 return from Afghanistan

The Louisiana National Guard is welcoming soldiers back home after nine months in Afghanistan
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