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  • Municipal election wraps up

    March 25, 2017 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE -Voting has concluded in the March municipal elections around Louisiana. Statewide voting concluded Saturday afternoon for residents in East Feliciana, Livingston, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes. Full results from the polls can be viewed here . more »
  • Special election set to fill Troy Brown's senate seat

    February 21, 2017 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Senate President John A. Alario Jr. has issued a call for a special election to fill the seat vacated by Troy Brown. The general election is set for April 29, 2017. Qualifying for District 2 seat is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March... more »
  • Caldwell Parish state senator running for treasurer's job

    February 16, 2017 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A third state lawmaker has entered the race to be Louisiana's next treasurer. Republican Sen. Neil Riser, a funeral home owner from Caldwell Parish, announced Thursday that he is joining two GOP colleagues - Reps. Julie Stokes of Jefferson Parish and John Schroder of St. Tammany Parish... more »
  • 18-year-old Gretna mayoral candidate disqualified

    January 25, 2017 8:34 PM

    GRETNA, La. - An 18-year-old high school student who signed up to run for Gretna mayor has been disqualified from the race. The New Orleans Advocate reports William Boartfield Jr.'s ouster results from a lawsuit accusing him of not living in Gretna long enough to run. State District Judge Raymond... more »
  • La. voting officials: State votes were secure, no fraud in election

    January 25, 2017 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's Secretary of State said Wednesday there was no voter fraud on election day. President Donald Trump is concerned voter fraud may have cost him the popular vote, though he still won the presidential election through the Electoral College. Trump suggested there were some three to... more »
  • Watchdog to investigate Justice Department, FBI actions before election

    January 12, 2017 1:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department inspector general says he will investigate the actions of the Justice Department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were followed by FBI Director James Comey. Democrats have blamed Comey's handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's... more »
  • US slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

    December 29, 2016 12:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The State Department also has kicked out 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and consulate in... more »
  • Pointe Coupee police juror expected to sue parish Play Video

    December 21, 2016 11:59 PM

    NEW ROADS- The president of Pointe Coupee's Police Jury said Wednesday there's a "strong possibility" one of his colleagues will sue the parish in early 2017 over its plan to transition to a council style of government. In November, voters approved dissolving the current police jury after the 2018... more »
  • Kennedy's resignation as treasurer to take effect Jan. 3

    December 15, 2016 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen.-elect John Kennedy says he'll resign as Louisiana state treasurer on Jan. 3, the same day he's sworn in to his new elected office in Washington. A special election to fill the open treasurer's seat will be held in October. Kennedy said Thursday he's working his... more »
  • White House unloads on Trump over Russia hacking

    December 15, 2016 1:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is sharply criticizing President-elect Donald Trump for his response to allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Trump should stop attacking the U.S. intelligence community. He says instead, Trump should be supporting the investigation into what occurred that... more »
  • Special election for treasurer to be scheduled for October

    December 14, 2016 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The special election to choose Louisiana's next state treasurer will be held in October. Republican John Kennedy won last week's runoff election for the U.S. Senate and will be sworn into office Jan. 3. His resignation will trigger the need for a special election to replace him as... more »
  • Pokemon, Olympics, election among 2016's top Google searches

    December 14, 2016 11:36 AM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW - "Pokemon Go," the Olympics and the presidential election are among Google's top trending searches of 2016. Powerball tops the list. The multi-state lottery handed out a record $1.6 billion prize in January and a $429 million payout in June. Also in the top 10 are musical icons... more »
  • Council on Aging keeps its funding Play Video

    December 13, 2016 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Metro-council members failed to strip funding from the Council on Aging in Baton Rouge Tuesday. Republican Buddy Amoroso wanted the senior-citizen group to be solely funded by a tax hike voters approved in November. "I'm disappointed we gave them $872,000 from the budget," said Amoroso after his... more »
  • Republicans sweep Louisiana runoffs, ending 2016 elections

    December 11, 2016 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's extra-long election cycle has ended with a Republican sweep. The GOP has cemented its U.S. Senate majority and is holding onto the two remaining House seats that were still undecided before Louisiana's runoff election Saturday. Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy won Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat,... more »
  • GOP senators join Dems to condemn Russian political hacking

    December 11, 2016 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are joining with Democrats in calling for an examination of reports that Russia interfered in the presidential election. Chairman John McCain, incoming Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and others said in a joint statement Sunday that the CIA's report of... more »
  • Voters deny property tax for road work in EBR

    December 10, 2016 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Despite approving one of two tax measures dealing with road repairs in East Baton Rouge, the proposal for expanding the Green Light program failed since the entire package did not pass. Both proposals tied to the Green Light project had to be approved by voters Saturday.... more »
  • Voters say no to mental health tax

    December 10, 2016 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Voters denied a property tax to fund a mental health center in East Baton Rouge. A 10-year, 1.5-mill property tax would have generated about $6 million to fund a center for people who experience mental health issues. Supporters argued the tax would help fund a program... more »
  • West Baton Rouge voters approve education proposals Play Video

    December 10, 2016 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two taxes passed Saturday evening that dedicates funds to the ten schools in West Baton Rouge Parish and the teachers who work in them. From the 20 year bond, The school system will use that money to build multipurpose buildings and replace temporary buildings with... more »
  • Voters settle six Metro Council seats in Dec. runoffs

    December 10, 2016 11:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish settled six East Baton Rouge Metro Council seats that went into runoff elections in November. With all precincts reporting, Chauna Banks defeated Bones Addison for Metro Council district 2. Banks received 58 percent of the vote (4,973) to Addison’s 42... more »
  • Broome wins nail-biting mayoral election Play Video

    December 10, 2016 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Sharon Broome defeated Bodi White in a nail-biting race for EBR Mayor-President Saturday. White and Broome were around 2,000 votes apart for much of the evening. Broome ended up securing more voters – defeating White by about 2,000. Broome is a former state legislator. ... more »
  • 'Cajun John Wayne' wins Louisiana House seat

    December 10, 2016 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Political upstart Clay Higgins has won Louisiana's runoff for the state's 3rd District U.S. House seat, defeating a fellow Republican once considered a lock on the job. Higgins, a former sheriff's captain dubbed the "Cajun John Wayne" for his attention-grabbing Crime Stoppers segments, trounced Scott Angelle, a... more »
  • John Kennedy wins election to U.S. Senate

    December 10, 2016 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – John Kennedy defeated Foster Campbell in the race for Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat Saturday. Kennedy, a Republican, had about 63% of the vote compared to Campbell, who is a Democrat, who has about 37%. Based on early polling, WBRZ predicted Kennedy would win the race... more »
  • Polls have closed; Get election returns here

    December 10, 2016 8:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Polls have closed for the runoff election featuring decisions on federal and local political races. Saturday's election also decided tax propositions and liquor laws in some areas. Click HERE for a list of all races in the area and the latest election returns. Watch... more »
  • Louisiana runoff election results

    December 10, 2016 12:05 PM

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW ELECTION RESULTS BATON ROUGE - The campaign season is ending in Louisiana a month later than the rest of the country. Voters Saturday are deciding the nation's final three congressional seats in runoff elections. Top of the ballot is the competition for an open U.S.... more »
  • Edwards meets with Trump, talks Louisiana flood recovery

    December 9, 2016 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards met privately with Donald Trump while the president-elect was in Baton Rouge to rally for the Republican candidate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. The Democratic governor said he congratulated Trump on his victory and updated him on Louisiana's recovery from two different floods... more »
  • Candidates rally support for La. runoff drawing low interest Play Video

    December 9, 2016 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's candidates are trying to stir up enthusiasm for Saturday's election, seeking to persuade people to cast ballots in a runoff expected to draw less than a third of registered voters. Remaining to be decided are an open U.S. Senate seat and two open U.S. House seats,... more »
  • Clinton decries rise of fake news in first speech since loss

    December 9, 2016 12:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton decried the rise of fake news as an "epidemic" in her first speech since losing the presidential election last month. Clinton addressed fake news during a speech for retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid at the Capitol Thursday. Clinton warned that "it's now clear that so-called fake... more »
  • Georgia accuses US of trying to hack its election systems

    December 8, 2016 3:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. state of Georgia is accusing the Homeland Security Department of apparently trying to hack its election systems. Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp said in a letter Thursday a computer traced back to the agency in Washington tried unsuccessfully to penetrate the state office's firewall... more »
  • Different tones, campaign styles in Louisiana US House races

    December 8, 2016 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's two remaining U.S. House races on Saturday's ballot couldn't be more strikingly different. The two GOP candidates in the tight runoff for the Acadiana-based 3rd District seat - Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins, a former sheriff's captain dubbed the "Cajun John Wayne" -... more »
  • Right-wing candidate Hofer concedes Austria vote

    December 4, 2016 12:12 PM

    VIENNA - Austrian right-wing candidate Norbert Hofer has conceded to his left-leaning rival in the country's presidential election. Hofer says in a Facebook post that he is "endlessly sad" about his loss, adding, "I would have been happy to take care of our Austria." Hofer conceded as preliminary results showed... more »
  • Pence rallies for Kennedy for Louisiana's Senate seat

    December 3, 2016 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Vice President-elect Mike Pence urged Louisiana voters to back Republican John Kennedy for Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat, saying Kennedy would be a strong partner to advance Donald Trump's agenda in Congress. Pence headlined a New Orleans rally and a fundraiser for Kennedy on Saturday, the final... more »
  • Early voting for Louisiana runoff election ends Saturday

    December 2, 2016 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The weeklong period for voters to cast early ballots in the Dec. 10 election is nearing its end. Saturday marks the final day for early voting ahead of the runoff to decide who will hold a U.S. Senate seat, two U.S. House seats and dozens of municipal... more »
  • Polls close for Mississippi election runoffs

    November 29, 2016 8:19 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Polls are closed for runoff elections in Mississippi. Voters in the northern part of the state were deciding a Supreme Court race between John Brady of Columbus and Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando. The Court of Appeals runoff in an east-central district is between challenger Ed Hannan and... more »
  • Kennedy skips Baton Rouge Senate forum Play Video

    November 28, 2016 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Republican John Kennedy was absent Monday from the Baton Rouge Press Club forum for U.S. Senate candidates. It's a move his rival Democrat Foster Campbell didn't let go unnoticed. "Mr. Kennedy doesn't want to debate," said Campbell. "He really doesn't want me to call him out on... more »
  • Green Party eyes lawsuit seeking recount in Pennsylvania

    November 28, 2016 11:52 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Green Party says it will ask a Pennsylvania court to order a statewide recount of the state's Nov. 8 presidential election result. But it's unclear if the courts would have authority to do so. A lawyer for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein wouldn't discuss what... more »
  • La. early voting opens Saturday, with Senate seat on ballot

    November 25, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The weeklong period for voters to cast early ballots in the Dec. 10 election opens Saturday, with a U.S. Senate seat, two U.S. House seats and dozens of municipal races remaining to be settled. Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Louisiana's top elections official, said lines should be... more »
  • Trump tweets he's 'working hard' to stop Carrier from moving jobs to Mexico

    November 24, 2016 3:17 PM

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - President-elect Donald Trump is spending Thanksgiving with family at his Palm Beach estate in Florida, but he's still been working. Trump tweets that he is "working hard, even on Thanksgiving," trying to get the Carrier air conditioning company from moving jobs to Mexico. Trump added that... more »
  • Trump calls for unity in Thanksgiving address

    November 23, 2016 7:07 PM

    WASHINGTON -President-elect Donald Trump is calling for unity in a Thanksgiving address posted on social media. In the message released Wednesday, Trump says the nation has just finished a "long and bruising" campaign and that "tensions don't just heal overnight." Trump says he is praying that on Thanksgiving the country... more »
  • During Thanksgiving feast, some Americans hold the politics

    November 23, 2016 11:13 AM

    CHICAGO - As Americans gather for Thanksgiving turkey, football and togetherness, many are planning to avoid talk of the rancorous election between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Thompson of Chicago says her mother has specifically banned politics when the family gets together in south-central Indiana because her... more »
  • Weston Broome, White particpate in debate prior to runoff election Play Video

    November 21, 2016 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge's candidates for Mayor-President, Sharon Weston Broome and Bodi White went head to head during a debate hosted by the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday. The candidates were hit with questions on top issues, one of them on community policing. Weston Broome said that... more »
  • Attacks give way to endorsements in US Senate race

    November 20, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Those prostitution allegations? Forget about them. Claims of ties to a white supremacist? Ignore that. Trash-talking about performance in office? All water under the bridge. In Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, one-time rivals who hammered each other in bitter exchanges ahead of the primary election are now suggesting... more »
  • Kanye West says if he'd voted, he would've voted for Trump

    November 18, 2016 9:10 AM

    SAN JOSE - Kanye West says he didn't vote in the presidential election, but if he had, he would have voted for Republican President-elect Donald Trump. Fan video shows West making the comments on stage at a concert in San Jose, California, on Thursday night. The announcement was mostly met... more »
  • Boustany endorses Kennedy in Senate runoff

    November 15, 2016 1:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Charles Boustany endorsed John Kennedy for U.S. Senate Tuesday. Boustany failed to make the December runoff election. Kennedy and Foster Campbell are vying for current U.S. Senator David Vitter's seat in Washington. Kennedy and Boustany had heated political debates leading to the election last week. But,... more »
  • LSU president encourages unity after presidential election

    November 15, 2016 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU President F. King Alexander is trying to unite the campus ahead of any political divide following the 2016 Presidential Election. "You are part of the LSU family. Just like in your own family, you likely have ideological, political, and social differences. But you take care... more »
  • Councilman John Delgado endorses Bodi White for EBR Mayor-President

    November 14, 2016 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Metro Councilman John Delgado has formally endorsed Bodi White for East Baton Rouge Mayor-President weeks before the runoff election. Delgado, a former candidate in the election, announced his endorsement Monday afternoon on the steps of City Hall. " We're taking steps to unite this parish," White... more »
  • Obama says Trump likely to send signal of unity

    November 14, 2016 3:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he thinks Donald Trump will seek to "send some signals of unity" to people alienated by his ferocious campaign. In a White House news conference Monday, Obama said he advised Trump "to reach out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned... more »
  • 4 detained after shooting at Trump protest

    November 12, 2016 3:12 PM

    PORTLAND - Police in Portland, Oregon, say they have detained four people in connection with a shooting that left one wounded during a protest of President-elect Donald Trump. A news release says police believe the four are gang members. The man who was shot early Saturday while participating in a... more »
  • 3,000 take part in Los Angeles Trump protest

    November 12, 2016 12:50 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - About 200 people have been arrested in Los Angeles after a mainly peaceful protest over the election of Donald Trump as president. Police say about 3,000 people took to the streets Friday night, winding up near City Hall after several hours of marching. Some waved American flags... more »
  • Zuckerberg: That Facebook influenced election is 'crazy'

    November 11, 2016 11:35 AM

    NEW YORK - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is a "crazy idea." During an interview Thursday with "The Facebook Effect" author David Kirkpatrick, Zuckerberg responded to criticisms that Facebook helped spread misinformation by allowing for the sharing and re-sharing... more »
  • After deadly police encounters, voters OK civilian oversight

    November 11, 2016 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Voters in several major U.S. cities have approved measures to create or strengthen civilian oversight of law enforcement. Experts say the trend reflects growing public demand for independent reviews of misconduct claims after deadly police encounters in cities such as Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore and New York spotlighted... more »
  • Donald Trump responds to protesters on Twitter

    November 10, 2016 10:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is back on Twitter, taking on the protesters who have gathered in cities across the nation since his election. Trump tweets: "Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!" Just... more »
  • High heel wearing, pot smoking musician did better than some politicians Tuesday

    November 10, 2016 12:03 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Perhaps the loudest message voters sent came in the quiet loss of Jacob "Dorian Phibian" Hebert's congressional bid for the Lafayette area Tuesday night. While his political career is over for now - maybe forever, as he wrote before the election he doesn't "ever want to talk... more »
  • Los Angeles freeway blocked by Trump protesters

    November 10, 2016 10:51 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif- Several hundred people flooded onto one of the busiest freeways in Los Angeles, causing a miles-long traffic backup in protest of the presidential election of Donald Trump. The protesters, who had remained peaceful and not overly disruptive for most of the night, poured on to U.S. 101, which... more »
  • Election night narrowly misses a TV ratings record

    November 9, 2016 8:45 PM

    NEW YORK - An estimated 71.4 million Americans watched returns electing Republican Donald Trump the next president on prime-time television on Tuesday, narrowly missing a record set eight years ago on the night Democrat Barack Obama won his first term. The Nielsen ratings company says 71.5 million watched election night... more »
  • Obama says he'll smooth transfer of power

    November 9, 2016 12:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's instructing his team to make sure there is a peaceful transfer of power to Donald Trump. Obama spoke Wednesday in the White House's Rose Garden following Trump's upset victory in Tuesday's presidential election. He noted that he and Trump have had big differences.... more »
  • Markets Right Now: Asian shares tumble as Trump gains

    November 8, 2016 10:40 PM

    HONG KONG - Share benchmarks are tumbling across Asia after Donald Trump gained the lead in electoral votes, with 137 to Hillary Clinton's 104 as of 9:30 p.m. EST (0230 GMT). Markets had opened solidly higher but quickly shed those gains, reflecting investor concern over what a Trump presidency might... more »
  • Kennedy, Campbell advance to December U.S. Senate runoff

    November 8, 2016 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A tight race for Louisiana's vacant U.S. Senate seat resulted in a runoff between State Treasurer John Kennedy and Democratic challenger Foster Campbell. Kennedy is a Republican and Campbell is a Democrat. Whoever is elected in December replaces U.S. Senator David Vitter, a Republican, who... more »
  • White, Weston Broome advance to EBR Mayoral runoff

    November 8, 2016 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bodi White and Sharon Weston Broome have entered a runoff for East Baton Rouge Mayor-President following Tuesday's election. A dozen people were running in the race that featured business leaders along with members of city and state government. There were four republicans, four democrats and four... more »
  • Garret Graves wins re-election in 6th district

    November 8, 2016 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Congressman Garret Graves returns to Washington, D.C. – as expected – having won re-election to the seat he's held since January 2015. Five others campaigned for the seat. Graves won the election with {xx} percent of the vote. Graves originally was elected to Congress in... more »
  • Steady crowd marks election day at Susan B. Anthony's grave

    November 8, 2016 4:36 PM

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Some voters are going from the polls to the cemetery in upstate New York to pay respects to women's suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony. Video from WROC shows a steady stream of people at Rochester's Mount Hope cemetery decorating Anthony's grave with "I Voted" stickers and... more »
  • Presidential candidates voted Tuesday morning

    November 8, 2016 12:07 PM

    NEW YORK - Both presidential candidates have voted in Tuesday's election. Republican hopeful Donald Trump cast his ballot in New York City. About forty miles away, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton cast her ballot. Clinton voted in Chappaqua, New York. Both Clinton and Trump will have election parties in... more »
  • Last minute campaigning in Baton Rouge Mayor-President race Play Video

    November 7, 2016 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Campaigns big and small giving it their all on the last day before the election. Democrat Sharon Weston Broome running one of the larger campaigns in this race. Her Mid-City headquarters was bustling Monday with volunteers making calls and assembling signs. "We have volunteers that... more »
  • Struggle to break away from pack in Louisiana's Senate race

    November 5, 2016 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Contenders to be Louisiana's next U.S. senator are struggling to break away from the pack in a race where only a few percentage points could determine who reaches the runoff. Twenty-four candidates are on Tuesday's ballot. Five are possible contenders to make the Dec. 10 runoff. Among... more »
  • Melania Trump hits the campaign trail for first solo event

    November 3, 2016 1:10 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Melania Trump is celebrating her immigrant story as she delivers a rare speech on the campaign trail in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Trump says that, growing up in her native Slovenia, "America was the word for freedom and opportunity." Speaking Thursday outside Philadelphia, Mrs. Trump described her decision to move... more »
  • Protesters seek to block Duke's exit from campus Play Video

    November 2, 2016 11:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The top six candidates running for Louisiana's soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat are meeting for their last debate ahead of next week's election, at Dillard University in New Orleans. But Wednesday's televised debate is drawing attention mainly for the sixth contender who will be on stage at the... more »
  • Early voting in Louisiana shatters records from 4 years ago

    November 2, 2016 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana voters turned out in record numbers during early voting, surprising the state's top elections official who had worried the animosity of the presidential race could cause a voting slump. Instead, Secretary of State Tom Schedler says voters' anger about the presidential candidates seems to be driving... more »
  • Public fear of voter fraud high this year Play Video

    October 31, 2016 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It seems like the phones at the Secretary of State's Office have been ringing with greater ferocity this election season. The agency reports public concern about voter fraud is through the roof, probably thanks to Donald Trump insisting the election is rigged. "It's been extremely busy especially... more »
  • Angelle expected a lock on runoff spot in 3rd District race

    October 29, 2016 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, the third-place finisher in last year's governor's race, is expected to easily reach the runoff for Louisiana's open 3rd District U.S. House seat in the Nov. 8 election. But it's not clear who he'll face in that December runoff. Angelle, a well-known... more »
  • Former GOP congressman: Grabbing my musket if Trump loses

    October 27, 2016 11:24 AM

    CHICAGO - A former Republican congressman from Illinois says he plans to grab his musket if GOP nominee Donald Trump loses the presidential election. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday afternoon : "On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.... more »
  • Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states

    October 27, 2016 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states. Data compiled by The Associated Press also show signs of Democratic strength in traditionally Republican territory. The strong early-voting turnout by those likely to... more »
  • Pointe Coupee residents learn more about possible government change Play Video

    October 26, 2016 9:49 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - A change in government could be coming, as voters decide whether to keep their police jury or switch to a parish council. In a packed meeting, residents listened to arguments on both sides of the coin, before they get a chance to vote on the Novermber 8... more »
  • Senate race features prostitutes, David Duke, cross-dressing

    October 26, 2016 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat features an open seat, two dozen candidates, prostitution allegations and a white supremacist contender. About the only sure thing seems to be that the race won't be decided Nov. 8 when most of the nation's political contests are settled. Instead, it's certain to... more »
  • Quick repairs planned for damaged Trump star

    October 26, 2016 12:14 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The group that oversees the Hollywood Walk of Fame says it's working to quickly repair damage to Donald Trump's star after it was vandalized. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler says it will take several days for the fixes to be completed. Los Angeles police are... more »
  • Newt Gingrich to Megyn Kelly: You're 'fascinated with sex'

    October 26, 2016 11:15 AM

    NEW YORK - Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich has told Fox News host Megyn Kelly she is "fascinated with sex" amid criticism of her coverage of sexual misconduct accusations against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The heated exchange came Tuesday night on Kelly's program. Kelly responded to Gingrich's comment... more »
  • What to know about voting following the flood Play Video

    October 25, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A few things have changed this election, following the August flood. Polling places are moved and the state's trying to help voters replace missing or destroyed voter ID cards. There are dozens of new polling locations after some schools, churches and fire stations took on water.... more »
  • AMC Theatres to broadcast Nov. 8 election results

    October 24, 2016 1:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES - AMC Theatres and CNN will broadcast the Nov. 8 presidential election on the big screen at 50 theaters in 25 cities nationwide. The event is free for members of AMC Stubs , a tiered perks program from the exhibitor chain, and their guests, AMC Theatres said Monday.... more »
  • Posting ballot selfies: Personal choice or illegal act?

    October 23, 2016 3:00 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - You probably already know who you're voting for on Election Day. Now one more question: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot? Laws nationwide are mixed on whether voters can legally take "ballot selfies." Those are pictures of themselves in the act of voting... more »
  • Exiting Sen. Vitter leaves guidebook for his successor

    October 23, 2016 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is leaving a guidebook for the person who will follow him into office. The Republican incumbent, who isn't seeking re-election on the Nov. 8 ballot, sent major candidates in the Senate race the comprehensive, 102-page guidebook . The document includes information about how... more »
  • Changes to tuition rules among 6 amendments on La. ballot

    October 22, 2016 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana voters will sift through six constitutional changes proposed on the Nov. 8 ballot. The highest-profile constitutional amendment would give Louisiana's four public college system management boards the ability to set tuition and fee rates without needing legislative approval. Other amendments would change Louisiana's corporate tax structure;... more »
  • Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds

    October 21, 2016 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado. Donald Trump, meanwhile, appears to be holding ground in Ohio, Iowa... more »
  • Trump says he'll honor results - if he wins

    October 20, 2016 10:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is mocking his much-derided comment at the presidential debate that he might not accept the results of the election. Trump kicked off a rally Thursday in Delaware, Ohio, by saying that he "would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supports and... more »

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