ATLANTA - Health officials say nine more deaths of children from the flu have been reported, bringing the total this flu season to 29. In a typical season, about 100 children die of the flu, so it is not known whether this year will be better or worse than usual.... more »
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 »
HOUMA, La.- It was about an average year for nutria hunters, with 338,512 tails turned in for a $5 bounty.
Figures at the Coastwide Nutria Control Program website show that's about 24 percent down from last year's record of 445,963.
Officials say killing at least 400,000 nutria a... more »
BATON ROUGE – People choosing not to use seat belts or driving while impaired were common factors in six fatal crashes across the state during the holiday weekend, according to State Police. That number is down from last Thanksgiving, when State Police worked eight fatal crashes the resulted in 16... more »
Democratic political newcomer Caroline Fayard brought in the most campaign cash in the latest fundraising period for the lieutenant governor's race. But Republican Secretary of State Jay Dardenne has the most money on hand as the race heads into its final week. Dardenne raised $72,000 from Aug. 24 through Sept.... more »