November 25, 2013 7:34 AM
PORT ALLEN - Mayor Deedy Slaughter has until 4:30pm Monday to vacate her office at City Hall.
Voters supported Slaughter's recall earlier this month in a record-setting special election.
She has been the focus of several reports by the News 2 investigative unit, which uncovered possible wrongdoing during... more »
November 20, 2013 5:37 PM
SORRENTO - After a council meeting that left the town without a functioning police department and granted the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office the right to patrol the town, two elected officials will face a possible recall.
Doris Lee and Ivan Bernuchaux, Jr., took the first steps to begin a... more »
November 18, 2013 11:06 AM
BATON ROUGE - Vance McAllister hasn't ever been to Washington. He'll make his first trip this week - as Louisiana's newest congressman. The Republican businessman was meeting Monday with his predecessor, Rodney Alexander, to start working out the details of his new job representing the 5th District after his surprise,... more »
November 18, 2013 7:39 AM
PORT ALLEN - Council members agreed that one of their first priorities in the wake of Mayor Deedy Slaughter's recall is to take another stab at adopting a 2013-14 budget before city departments run out of money.
In Saturday's election, 57 percent of Port Allen voters supported a grass... more »
November 16, 2013 10:31 PM
PORT ALLEN- Deedy Slaughter became the 12th mayor in Louisiana since 1966 to be recalled Saturday night when 57 percent of voters here voted to kick her out of office.
Slaughter was mayor less than a year. But, the months of her leadership have been contentious.
In February,... more »
November 16, 2013 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- There were numerous elections across the state Saturday.
In West Feliciana, voters elected Kevin Couhig as the first parish president. Recently, the parish decided to change the form of government and eliminate the police jury. Couhig (R) beat Tom McVea (R).
Larry Spencer was elected as... more »
November 16, 2013 10:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- According to state records, nearly two-dozen mayors have been the focus of a recall attempt since 1966.
Until Saturday night, eleven had been recalled. Deedy Slaughter became the 12th when voters in Port Allen decided they no longer wanted her leading their town.
School board members... more »
November 16, 2013 6:40 PM
PORT ALLEN- Voters will have to return to the polls to elect a mayor, since most registered voters here decided to recall Deedy Slaughter.
Saturday's vote ends an eleven month ordeal that began when the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered the mayor used taxpayer money to attend the... more »
November 15, 2013 10:19 PM
PORT ALLEN- The polls have opened in West Baton Rouge and voters here are being asked if they want to recall the mayor.
Voters will be asked if they want to recall Mayor Deedy Slaughter. If voters approve the recall, the mayor would be removed from office and a... more »
November 15, 2013 9:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow, voters in Port Allen head to the polls to decide whether or not they want a change in leadership.
Mayor Deedy Slaughter faces a possible recall, after 1,400 citizens signed a petition asking the state to grant the special election. Slaughter has been the subject... more »
November 14, 2013 11:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - The runoff for Congress in Louisiana's fifth district has focused on health care.
Republicans Vance McAllister and Neil Riser are facing off in the November 16 election.
They differ on the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare.
Riser is pushing for repeal of the law and... more »
November 8, 2013 7:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - Secretary of State Tom Schedler says tomorrow is last day to cast an early vote in the Nov. 16 elections.
Early voting for the municipal elections and 5th Congressional District runoff is available from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday at parish Registrar of Voters'... more »
November 7, 2013 11:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - Saturday, November 9, is the last day for early voting in the November 16 election.
There are a number of municipal elections and the runoff for Congress in the 5th district on the ballot.
Early voting is available from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily... more »
November 5, 2013 12:18 PM
PORT ALLEN - Early voting in the recall election of Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter continues to be high.
West Baton Rouge Parish registrar Staci Ryan says 884 people have voted as of 10:30 this morning.
Early voting set a one day record on Saturday with 618 votes... more »
November 4, 2013 9:13 PM
PORT ALLEN - The recall election of Mayor Deedy Slaughter is bringing out early voters in record numbers.
There are 4055 registered voters in Port Allen. In two days, 853 of them have cast their ballots early; more than 200 did it Monday. The 21% turnout just for early... more »
November 4, 2013 12:10 PM
PORT ALLEN - Early voting numbers in West Baton Rouge Parish set a one-day record Saturday.
Registrar Stacy Ryan says 618 people voted in person for the Port Allen mayor recall election, with another 31 ballots sent in by mail.
Ryan said that's 16 percent of the registered... more »
November 1, 2013 8:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Registered voters can begin casting their ballots this weekend ahead of the Nov. 16 election.
Early voting kicks off Saturday and continues through November 9, excluding Sunday.
Citizens can vote at their parish Registrar of Voters' offices or at the State Archives in Baton Rouge.... more »
October 19, 2013 11:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- A number of decisions were made by very few people Saturday.
Among the items voters had to weigh were taxes to fund a mosquito abatement program in Livingston Parish, an open congressional seat, a new parish president position and a host of local items from judgeships to... more »
October 19, 2013 11:19 PM
MONROE- No final decision on who will be Louisiana's next congressman, but one thing is for sure: they'll be a Republican.
Vance McAllister, a businessman who self-funded his campaign, and Neil Riser, a second-term lawmaker, will compete in the Nov. 16 election. Both are members of the Republican Party.... more »
October 18, 2013 11:52 PM
LIVINGSTON- Polls opened at 7 a.m. today, and people here will be deciding on a tax to fund the mosquito control operation.
Currently, the agency bills people and most don't pay. Leaders have warned, if the tax fails spraying will end.
There are also community elections for justice... more »
October 18, 2013 11:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- Election officials expect a lackluster turnout for Saturday's election, including the race for Louisiana's 5th Congressional seat.
Fourteen candidates want the job vacated when the office-holder took a job with the governor.
The Secretary of State's Office expects the election to draw only one in five... more »
October 16, 2013 7:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day for Louisiana voters to register for the upcoming election next month.
The Secretary of State's Office says the deadline applies to anyone who has never registered or those who need to make changes to their registration.
Voters can register at... more »
September 23, 2013 8:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 10-year property tax that accounts for about 30 percent of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office general operating fund is up for renewal in the Oct. 19 election.
The 6.9-mill property tax brings in an estimated $24.7 million in annual revenue. If renewed, the... more »
September 13, 2013 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Secretary of State's Office reminded voters today that the deadline to register for the upcoming Oct. 19 election is approaching.
The last day to register for the October election is Wed., Sept. 18 for people who've never registered to vote, as well as voters who... more »
September 9, 2013 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Governor Bobby Jindal said today they asked for an Attorney General's opinion over the certified petition to recall Port Allen's mayor.
Sean Lansing said they would ask the AG Buddy Caldwell's office to render an opinion on the validity of the signatures.
... more »
September 9, 2013 9:40 AM
PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan turned in names to Governor Jindal today certifying signatures for a recall election for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter.
More than 1,400 names were turned in last Tuesday. Over the course of the week, Ryan had help... more »
August 28, 2013 11:56 AM
PORT ALLEN - People in Port Allen are one step closer to a possible recall election against Mayor Deedy Slaughter.
This morning, a letter was hand delivered to the Registrar of Voter's Office indicating intent for a recall election. The Mayor was also sent a certified copy of the... more »
August 19, 2013 7:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two state lawmakers have made their candidacies official for the special election to fill the 5th District congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana. Republican state Sen. Neil Riser showed up at the Secretary of State's Office before qualifying even opened Monday. Hours later, Democratic state Rep.... more »
August 14, 2013 4:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Another state lawmaker is joining the field of candidates for Louisiana's 5th District congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana. State Rep. Robert Johnson, a Democrat from Marksville, said Wednesday that he will formally announce his campaign on Thursday at a local public high school. Johnson, a... more »
August 13, 2013 4:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Republican state lawmaker from Monroe says he will run in the October special election for a congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana. Rep. Jay Morris says he thinks Gov. Bobby Jindal and Congressman Rodney Alexander tried to orchestrate Alexander's resignation to benefit GOP state Sen.... more »
August 12, 2013 10:39 PM
AMITE - Parish leaders approved setting an election for a proposition to raise sales taxes to fund the construction of a new jail in Tangipahoa Parish.
The current jail does not fit the needs of the parish, the sheriff said. He believes a lack of space is contributing to... more »
August 8, 2013 4:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - The special congressional election hasn't even been called yet, but a state senator running for the post already has picked up support from two Louisiana congressmen. Republican state Sen. Neil Riser of Columbia received the endorsement Thursday of GOP U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, of Lafayette, in the... more »
August 8, 2013 10:39 AM
CENTRAL - Mayor Mac Watts of Central announced today he will not seek re-election next April.
Watts is the city's first and only mayor. He was appointed in 2007 by Gov. Kathleen Blanco to serve as interim mayor while Central incorporated, then won back-to-back elections to remain in office.... more »
July 29, 2013 4:03 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is promising not to let one election go by without protecting minority voting rights. The president met privately Monday with more than a dozen civil rights leaders to talk about strengthening the Voting Rights Act. Last month the Supreme Court struck down the most powerful... more »
July 1, 2013 10:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says he'll seek re-election to his current position in 2015, rather than running for governor. Strain, a Republican former lawmaker and veterinarian, announced his plans Sunday on his Facebook page. He says friends and supporters asked him to run again to lead the... more »
June 27, 2013 10:56 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- Citizens of West Feliciana are taking some of the people they elect to court.
They claim police jurors have sabotaged their push to move the parish from a police jury style government to one that more closely represents Livingston and Ascension, a parish council-president form of government.... more »
June 14, 2013 3:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are proposing eight new changes to the state constitution following their regular session. But the constitutional amendments will linger for more than a year before voters decide if they take effect. The next statewide election isn't until 2014. Two proposals that grabbed the most attention... more »
June 5, 2013 11:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The president and owner of Houma-based Cenac Towing has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Elections Commission in connection with illegal campaign contributions he made to Louisiana's two U.S. senators. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans charged 57-year-old Arlen "Benny" Cenac Jr., of Houma, last... more »
May 1, 2013 4:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - A bid to make Louisiana's education superintendent elected by voters, rather than appointed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, has failed to gain traction in the Senate. The Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 Wednesday against the proposal by Republican Sen. Bob Kostelka - but only... more »
April 8, 2013 5:34 PM
SORRENTO - The mayor of Sorrento's father could have a shot at taking his son's spot.
Wilson Longanecker Sr. will face Mike Lambert in a runoff next month after this weekend's election yielded no majority winner.
Wilson Longanecker Jr., the current mayor, lost his bid for a spot... more »
April 6, 2013 10:51 PM
CLINTON- A new tax to fund schools in East Feliciana failed to gain approval by voters Saturday.
The tax would have increased property rates by about 45%, but would have raised $4 million dollars for the school system.
The superintendent said the tax was needed to get schools... more »
April 2, 2013 1:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is running for the Senate next year, seeking to keep Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu from a fourth term. Cassidy, a Baton Rouge doctor elected to Congress in 2008, will release a video Wednesday announcing his candidacy. The video was provided to... more »
March 13, 2013 1:41 PM
VATICAN CITY - White smoke poured from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel and bells at the Vatican and at churches all over the world rang, signaling the College of Cardinals elected a new pope to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
The new pope is expected to appear... more »
March 11, 2013 5:34 PM
VATICAN CITY - Ritual words, uttered in Latin, open and close the secret selection process of the new pope.
It starts with "Extra omnes" - or "Everyone out" - expelling all but voting cardinals from the Sistine Chapel where conclave balloting takes place. It ends with "Accepto" - "I... more »
March 5, 2013 9:55 PM
SORRENTO- The town's police chief will serve a fourth term, since his only opponent left the race.
The election was set for April.
Earl Theriot has been in the spotlight recently for making bizarre comments to WBRZ News 2 reporters, asking questions about the department's spending. Those reports... more »
March 5, 2013 2:57 PM
LAFAYETTE- Count at least one person out of the race for Senate next year.
Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who represents a large section of South and Southwestern Louisiana, said he would not challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu will run for re-election.
A spokesperson for Boustany... more »
February 27, 2013 12:50 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs Marshal Jerry Denton says he's dropping out of the race for the First Circuit Court of Appeal.
Denton says it's because he has not been able to raise the money necessary in the short time available.
The election is April 6th.
His... more »
February 20, 2013 8:51 AM
DAYTON, Ohio- A southwest Ohio woman says she was fired three days after the November election because she voted for President Barack Obama. The woman has filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court seeking damages starting at $25,000 against Q-Mark Inc. and its president. The Dayton-based company is... more »
January 24, 2013 7:01 AM
BATON ROUGE - State elections officials removed about 52,000 inactive voters from Louisiana's voter rolls after November's presidential election. State Elections Commissioner Angie Rogers says election laws require the purge of voter registration rolls once every two years or so, to remove the names of people who have not voted... more »
January 10, 2013 7:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - The State Board of Election Supervisors has recommended changes in state election laws.
One of the proposals would make it a felony to copy or otherwise reproduce a completed voter registration application. The change would protect the confidentiality of such information as the individual's full date... more »
January 4, 2013 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for reporting violations related to a set of donations received during the final days of the campaign. The fines are among the largest ever levied on a presidential campaign by the FEC and stem... more »
December 18, 2012 10:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - State House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has set a March 2 special election to fill the expected vacancy in the House District 79 seat held by state Rep. Anthony Ligi. An April 6 runoff will be held, if necessary. The Advocate reports qualifying for the election will run... more »
December 17, 2012 1:54 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes in the 2012 presidential election, a constitutional formality on President Barack Obama's march to a second term. The rite playing in state capitols involved party luminaries and tireless activists carrying out... more »
December 12, 2012 5:48 PM
WALKER - Next month, Walker will swear-in their youngest alderman, ever. At just 19-years old, Jonathan Davis is no stranger to politics.
He grew up in a Republican household, with two delegates for parents.
During high school, Davis worked for the Republican Party, fronted a grassroots organization for... more »
December 12, 2012 2:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Four of the twelve elected members of Metro Council will be making their last decisions of their council career tonight. Wednesday's meeting is also the last regular council meeting of the year.
"Bones" Addison, Mike Walker, Alison Gary, and "Smokie" Bourgeois won't return to the council next... more »
December 10, 2012 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee is launching an independent inquiry into what worked in 2012's elections - and, perhaps more importantly, what did not. RNC chairman Reince Priebus on Monday rolled out his effort, called the Growth and Opportunity Project, to look at how GOP nominee Mitt Romney came... more »
December 7, 2012 3:18 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Police in Denham Springs said today they would make every effort to help voters access a polling location for Saturday's runoff election, even though it would be blocked for a time by the city Christmas parade.
Denham Springs' parade rolls from the city high school to... more »
November 28, 2012 10:19 AM
WASHINGTON - A private lunch at the White House tomorrow will be the first meeting between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney since their last debate. Obama had promised in his victory speech earlier this month that he would engage with Romney following their bitter campaign, and that he would... more »
November 26, 2012 2:51 PM
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced he will seek re-election to a second term.
Christie says he want New Jersey residents to know that he's "in this for the long haul" as he leads the state's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
The governor confirms he... more »
November 26, 2012 10:22 AM
PORT ALLEN - Voters deciding who will serve as Port Allen mayor for the next four years have a choice on the Dec. 8 election ballot between the incumbent and one of his challengers in a previous mayoral election a year ago. Mayor Roger Bergeron, a Democrat, is once again... more »
November 23, 2012 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Early voting for the Dec. 8 election begins this weekend, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State's office.
Early voting in the state runs from Nov. 24 to Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m. To 6 p.m. excluding this Sunday, Nov. 25.
"We saw a very... more »
November 20, 2012 3:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of Crescent City Connection tolls have ask Jefferson Parish officials to challenge referendum results. The Nov. 6 referendum to extend the tolls passed by a 16 vote margin. Stop the Tolls and the Voters League of Unincorporated West Jefferson contend a formal canvass of the election... more »
November 20, 2012 3:14 PM
UNDATED - Lots of extended families are getting together for Thanksgiving this week.
And amid all the turkey and pie, the football on TV, the catching up on family doings, there are bound to be plenty of political disagreements. Andrew Marshall of Quincy, Mass., says his family members across... more »
November 14, 2012 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he hasn't yet scheduled a meeting with Republican Mitt Romney. At a news conference Wednesday, Obama said he hopes to have the chance to talk with Romney before the end of the year. Obama said the election was only a week ago, and that... more »
November 13, 2012 5:41 PM
WASHINGTON - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledges that he was shocked when he and presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost last week's election. The Wisconsin congressman says President Barack Obama won fair and square. In an interview with ABC News being aired Tuesday, Ryan says he and Romney thought... more »
November 13, 2012 11:55 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Tolls on the Crescent City Connection will continue for another 20 years after elections officials counted and certified final results Tuesday from the highly contested Nov. 6 referendum. The Times-Picayune reports approval of the extension hung on an eight-vote margin until Tuesday, when the final difference rose... more »
November 12, 2012 2:41 PM
BALTIMORE - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops say they won't change their strategy on gay marriage or birth control coverage despite the outcome of the election. Bishops have been in the forefront of opposing same-sex marriage. But voters decided ballot questions in four states last week in favor of gay... more »
November 8, 2012 5:51 PM
BATON ROUGE- Some state lawmakers hope Governor Bobby Jindal will help work through issues with President Obama's healthcare reforms, now that the election is over.
The health care plan is aimed at guaranteeing health care coverage for the uninsured, among other reforms.
Governor Jindal had previously stated he... more »
November 8, 2012 3:34 PM
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Voters in Washington state have approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Referendum 74 asked people to approve or reject a law legalizing same-sex marriage that Washington legislators passed earlier this year. The law was signed... more »
November 7, 2012 5:50 PM
WALKER- Voters in Walker selected a new mayor by a margin of 40 votes after a heated election.
Rick Ramsey won the vote with 51 percent and 1,307 votes, while incumbent Bobby Font received 1,267 votes.
Ramsey told News 2 he wants to hit the ground running when... more »
November 7, 2012 5:48 PM
SAN JUAN - For the first time, a majority of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood.
The Election Day vote was nonbinding, but marks a shift in attitudes.
Puerto Ricans first voted on their desire to reject their current status as a U.S. commonwealth, and that passed... more »
November 7, 2012 5:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - It could be this weekend before New Orleans area commuters know whether they will have to keep paying tolls on the Crescent City Connection bridge. Secretary of State figures show a ballot item extending the tolls for 20 years had eight more "yes" votes than "no" votes.... more »
November 7, 2012 3:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is congratulating President Barack Obama for his re-election victory, while saying that won't change his course in Louisiana. Jindal issued a statement that said, "Here in Louisiana, we will continue to do what we have always done, and that means standing up for our... more »
November 7, 2012 12:34 PM
CHICAGO - Here is the full text and video of Pres. Barack Obama's victory speech after securing a second term in the 2012 race for the White House.
Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its... more »
November 7, 2012 11:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - Today is the deadline to register to vote in the Dec. 8 open general/congressional election.
This deadline is for citizens who have never registered to vote as well as voters who would like to make changes to their registration.
"We saw a turnout of approximately... more »
November 7, 2012 10:51 AM
BOSTON - Paul Ryan says he is returning to Congress. The failed Republican vice presidential nominee said Wednesday that he will be seated when the new House convenes in January. But first, he says he's looking forward to spending some time with his family before resuming his responsibilities as House... more »
November 7, 2012 8:32 AM
CHICAGO - President Barack Obama has been reelected to another four years in the White House. Obama told supports early this morning that their citizenship doesn't end with their vote and that the "best is yet to come."
Obama also says he wants to meet with Republican rival Mitt... more »
November 7, 2012 7:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - Most of Louisiana's congressmen had an easy time in their re-election bids.
That wasn't the case for Republican U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry, who will face each other in a December runoff to decide who returns to Washington for another term.
The two... more »
November 6, 2012 11:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former Jindal administration official Scott Angelle has won an open seat on Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, the Public Service Commission. He took more than half the vote Tuesday over four other candidates, securing the south central Louisiana seat left vacant by retiring commissioner Jimmy Field. Angelle, of... more »
November 6, 2012 11:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden will serve a third term in office.
He sailed to an easy victory tonight, beating challenger Mike Walker after getting 60 percent of the vote with nearly all precincts reporting.
Holden said he has big plans for his third... more »
November 6, 2012 11:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - John Michael Guidry and Jeff Hughes have advanced to a Dec. 8 runoff in the race to fill Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball's seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court. Guidry and Hughes were the leading vote-getters among eight candidates for the 5th Supreme Court District seat in... more »
November 6, 2012 10:48 PM
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has won re-election to a second term as president, beating back a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney.
Obama prevailed despite a weak economy and high unemployment.
Democrats have also retained control of the Senate, according to election results in so far. Republicans look... more »
November 6, 2012 7:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man they said robbed a bank in downtown Baton Rouge today.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested Karl Shelvin, 29, of Opelousas shortly after the robbery around 2:22 p.m. today.
McKneely said Shelvin went into the State Bank and Trust at 665... more »
November 6, 2012 7:20 PM
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney has won in Indiana, a state won by President Barack Obama four years ago. Romney is also the winner in South Carolina, a state where Obama is deeply unpopular. Those states have 20 electoral votes between them. Obama has won his home state of Illinois, as... more »
November 6, 2012 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Preliminary results of an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press show that the presidential election hinges once again on the economy. The survey of voters as they leave polling places shows 6 in 10 voters say the economy is the top issue facing the nation, with... more »
November 6, 2012 3:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Every day people share all kinds of things through social networking, from who they're with right down to what they're about to eat.
People in Louisiana, though, should think twice before snapping a pic of who they voted for today.
According to Louisiana law, it... more »
November 6, 2012 12:32 PM
UNDATED - Americans are lining up at voting places around the country to give their verdict on a long and bruising campaign for the White House and other matters. In addition to the contest between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, every House seat, a third of the Senate and... more »
November 6, 2012 11:20 AM
CLEVELAND- Vice President Joe Biden is making an unannounced stop in Cleveland. Biden voted Tuesday morning in his home state of Delaware and then boarded a plane for Chicago, where he's joining President Barack Obama to await the election returns. An hour after takeoff, the small group of reporters traveling... more »
November 6, 2012 10:44 AM
UNDATED - The NBA schedule on election night consists of just three games.
In Chicago, the Bulls are playing host to Orlando. The visiting Magic may not have Dwight Howard any longer but they are going for their first 3-0 start to a season in three years. The Magic... more »
November 6, 2012 10:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - Large numbers of Louisianians are expected to show up at voting booths to make decisions for president, congressional representatives and a lengthy list of local races around the state. Polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Secretary of State Tom Schedler expects long lines in urban areas and... more »
November 6, 2012 9:11 AM
BELMONT, Mass. - Mitt Romney has cast his ballot in the presidential election.
After all the flights, all the speeches, the debates, hand-shakes, nods, gestures and smiles, it was time for him to vote and then hold curtain-closing campaign rallies in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Then, he had to contemplate... more »