BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The body of civil rights leader Rev. T.J. Jemison will lie in repose at the Louisiana Capitol for visitation Friday. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor of Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, died last week at the age of 95. A civil rights... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a Greenwell Springs man has been booked with resisting arrest after allegedly carrying a BB gun up the state Capitol steps and then running from the guard who took it. Sgt. J.B. Slaton says 32-year-old Russell Vaughn allegedly ignored orders Wednesday... more »
Hundreds, if not thousands, of teachers from all over Louisiana are planning to rally in Baton Rouge Wednesday and Thursday to protest the Governor's education reform plans.
The number of Acadiana teachers planning to attend the rally has led some parishes to cancel public school. Jeff Davis Parish will... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An open drawer has caused a bit of a concern in the Governor's Office. The governor's information and technology staff called Louisiana State Police after noticing a piece of computer equipment out of place Monday morning at the Capitol. A contractor reporting for work saw... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Legislature is updating electronics in both chambers at the state Capitol for an estimated cost of more than $1 million. House Speaker Jim Tucker tells The Advocate that the work is expected to be completed by the end of the year. For the... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tony Hayward, the embattled CEO of BP, will make his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the catastrophic Gulf oil spill when he testifies before a congressional committee next week. Hayward is scheduled to appear at a House Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee hearing June... more »
Residents from Rayne and Scott said they made the trip to Baton Rouge to show support for less government and free healthcare because they say the protests are getting government to finally listen.
The Baton Rouge Tea Party protested on the Capitol steps today to outline their Legislative... more »