NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit that says he illegally approved a New Orleans-area flood protection board's contract with lawyers who are suing the oil and gas industry over coastal wetlands loss. Caldwell's office on Thursday released a copy of his state... more »
HOUMA, La. (AP) - The state Attorney General's Office is investigating a complaint filed against the Terrebonne Parish School Board regarding its lease of the former Houma Elementary School property. Amanda Papillion Larkins, Attorney General's Office director of communications, tells The Courier the office received an anonymous phone call alleging... more »
The conflict between Iberia Parish President Errol "Romo" Romero and the District Attorney's Office continues, even after the Attorney General found no wrong-doing by the DA's office.
Romero made two allegations against the DA's office. The first is that the DA is fraudulently paying for its employee's health insurance... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democratic Attorney General Buddy Caldwell plans to switch parties this week, becoming the latest high-profile Louisiana defection to the GOP, according to persons with knowledge of the situation. Caldwell, who is up for re-election this year, is Louisiana's only Democratic statewide elected official. He's supported... more »
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The trial of a judge's son has been postponed after the defendant hired a new lawyer who wants the state attorney general's office off the case. Wilford D. Carter II has pleaded not guilty to seven misdemeanor offenses but his trial was delayed Monday after... more »
Captain Cherie Broussard unloads her boat full of chilled shrimp. She and her crew just came back from Southwest Pass. Her reputation and livlihood is on the line if any contaminated shrimp are found.
"People are scared," Broussard said. "If they feed it to their family, their family will... more »
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder has indicated that corporations other than BP could be held liable eventually for the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. eventually. Holder spoke at a news conference Wednesday at Dauphin Island on the Alabama coast after a meeting with... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Another slice of Louisiana's $25 million aid grant from BP will be used to help Attorney General Buddy Caldwell with his oil spill litigation. BP PLC gave Louisiana $25 million for cleanup and response efforts. Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he'll carve out another $5... more »