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  • School board proposes massive construction effort, new schools in south EBR Play Video

    February 22, 2018 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish School System proposes using proceeds from a 1-cent tax renewal to pay for a renovation of Glen Oaks High, a new elementary school and land for another new school somewhere in the southern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. There are... more »
  • In election glow, Dems see health care as a winning issue

    November 9, 2017 7:50 AM

    WASHINGTON- Democrats are starting to see a political edge in health care - particularly the idea of widening Medicaid access for more low-income people - after big election victories Tuesday night. In Virginia, Democrat Ralph Northam promised a vigorous push as governor to expand Medicaid. Voters who said health... more »
  • Former lawmaker has money lead in Louisiana treasurer's race

    September 15, 2017 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A former state House member has the most to spend heading into the final stretch of campaigning in Louisiana's treasurer's race ahead of the Oct. 14 election. Republican John Schroder reported $614,000 in his campaign account, including a personal loan, in a report filed Thursday covering the... more »
  • GOP candidates sign up for La. treasurer's race

    July 12, 2017 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The three announced Republican candidates vying to be Louisiana's state treasurer have signed up for the Oct. 14 ballot on the opening day of the election qualifying period. Former state budget administrator Angele Davis, state Sen. Neil Riser and former state Rep. John Schroder filled... more »
  • Putin thinks Trump believed his election denials

    July 8, 2017 2:04 PM

    HAMBURG, Germany - Russian President Vladimir Putin says he thinks U.S. President Donald Trump believed his in-person denials of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential vote. Putin spoke Saturday after the Group of 20 summit where he and Trump had their first face to face meeting. ... more »
  • Attorney General Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

    June 13, 2017 4:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions has angrily denied that there were problems related to his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation into Russian activities during the election. Former FBI Director James Comey testified earlier before the Senate intelligence committee said he knew of reasons why... more »
  • Macron's party has clear lead in France election

    June 11, 2017 2:40 PM

    PARIS - Partial official results show that French President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party is clearly leading the first round of parliamentary elections crucial to his plans to change France. With 46 percent of votes counted from Sunday's balloting, the Interior Ministry said Macron's Republic on the Move... more »
  • Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah

    June 10, 2017 5:34 PM

    PARK CITY, Utah - Former Vice President Joe Biden is encouraging onetime GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for the Senate in Utah if longtime Republican incumbent Orrin Hatch decides to retire next year. Biden made the recommendation to Romney on Friday evening at the Utah resort... more »
  • Mississippi town redoing mayoral election after multiple recounts

    June 10, 2017 4:38 PM

    CALEDONIA, Miss. - An election was such a mess in one Mississippi town that officials are calling for a do-over. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the mayor's race Tuesday in Caledonia was counted three times, resulting in three different numbers. The town has about 1,000 residents. ... more »
  • Putin dismisses US claims about Trump, election

    June 4, 2017 8:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - Russian President Vladimir Putin is dismissing as "a load of nonsense" the idea that Russia has damaging information on President Donald Trump. In an interview with Megyn Kelly of NBC News, the Russian leader denies having any relationship with Trump. In response to questions about damaging information, Putin... more »
  • Ed Price wins runoff election for second district senate seat

    May 27, 2017 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ed Price will fill the vacant state Senate District 2 seat after winning Saturday's runoff election. Price defeated Warren Harang III with over 60 percent of the vote. Price is a Democratic member of the House of Representatives and a businessman from Gonzales. He will... more »
  • Intel chair says 3 Trump associates cooperating

    May 12, 2017 9:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says three associates of President Donald Trump have responded to requests for information and documents related to the panel's investigation into Russia's election meddling. North Carolina Republican Richard Burr notes, however, that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn hasn't yet... more »
  • South Korean TV announces election results with Game of Thrones parody

    May 9, 2017 2:10 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Koreans don't need to be bored by hours of vote-counting and punditry that fill airtime ahead of the announcement of a winner in the country's presidential election. Television networks on Tuesday went out of their way to entertain on election day, including graphics that turned... more »
  • US watched Russia penetrate French systems during election

    May 9, 2017 11:32 AM

    WASHINGTON - A top U.S. cyber official says the United States watched Russians penetrate France's computer networks and tipped French officials before the hacking became public during the country's recent election. Adm. Mike Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, says the U.S. is working... more »
  • S. Koreans vote for new president to succeed ousted Park

    May 8, 2017 8:49 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Koreans are voting for a new president amid widespread expectations of victory for a liberal candidate who has pledged to improve ties with North Korea and review a contentious U.S. missile defense shield. Tuesday's election was called after conservative President Park Geun-hye was forced out... more »
  • Emmanuel Macron wins in historic French election

    May 7, 2017 3:32 PM

    France's prime minister says that centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidential election. Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement minutes after the last polls closed that the vote "testifies to the lucidity of the voters who rejected the deadly project of the extreme right." He said the vote... more »
  • House race in heavily GOP Kansas surprisingly competitive

    April 11, 2017 7:51 AM

    WICHITA - A Democratic civil rights attorney running in the nation's first congressional election since President Donald Trump's November victory has made the race surprisingly competitive for a Kansas House seat held by Republicans for more than two decades. The special election Tuesday between Democrat James Thompson and Republican Ron... more »
  • US ambassador says no question Russia meddled in election

    April 2, 2017 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and that the actions of the Kremlin will be addressed after the investigations are completed. In an interview with ABC's "This Week," Ambassador Nikki Haley says Trump hasn't told... more »
  • Russian government offering 'election interference' for April Fools' Day

    April 1, 2017 5:49 PM

    MOSCOW - Need some election interference? The Russian Foreign Ministry is ready to help - or so it says on April Fools' Day. On Saturday, the ministry posted on its Facebook page an audio file of the purported new automated telephone switchboard message for Russian embassies. "To arrange a call... more »
  • 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 »

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