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  • Runoff elections tomorrow in Louisiana

    December 7, 2012 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Secretary of State's office isn't expecting a high turnout for tomorrow's runoff elections. Not all parishes have a lot on the ballot, and so far more than 50,000 people voted early statewide. In Baton Rouge, voters will decide who takes an open seat on... more »
  • Court will decide on collection of DNA samples

    November 9, 2012 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says it will decide whether police may collect DNA samples from people under arrest in a case that pits privacy concerns against public safety interests. The justices say in an order Friday that they will review a Maryland court decision that effectively barred the collection... more »
  • Schedler expects long lines in La. on Election Day

    November 5, 2012 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top elections official is telling voters to be patient on Election Day, do their homework about the ballot and expect a lengthy wait to get in the voting booth. Secretary of State Tom Schedler predicted turnout for the election Tuesday could top 70 percent in Louisiana... more »
  • NASA Curiosity rover takes a bite of Martian soil

    October 30, 2012 4:21 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - Scientists say the Martian soil at the rover Curiosity's landing site contains minerals similar to what's found on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano. The finding released Tuesday is the latest step in trying to better understand whether the environment could have been hospitable to microbial life. Curiosity recently... more »
  • Look up sample ballots for 2012 election

    October 11, 2012 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sample ballots are available for the 2012 election. Besides the president's race, Louisiana voters in some districts are also choosing a U. S. Representative, Associate Supreme Court Justice, as well as a number of constitutional amendments. Click here to search the Secretary of State's ballot... more »
  • Attorneys compromise over Gosserand blood sample

    November 29, 2010 12:12 PM

    NEW ROADS - Attorneys in the Victoria Gosserand vehicular homicide case have reached a compromise over the accused's blood sample. Prosecutors say that sample shows Gosserand's blood was nearly four times the legal limit the night she crashed her vehicle into another car, killing 23-year-old Terri Parker and badly... more »
  • Mosquito sample turns up West Nile virus

    July 17, 2010 11:30 AM

    The first positive test for West Nile virus in Mississippi during the current season has been found in a mosquito sample in Madison County. The state health department says it will be conducting regular testing across the state during the mosquito season months of July through September. Only one positive... more »

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