NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu has announced he will run for mayor of New Orleans.
This comes after five months of saying he had no plans to run for the office.
He made the announcement one day before qualifying open
LOUISIANA - There's talk of a possible settlement to end the lawsuits stemming from the toxic FEMA trailers.
Lawyers are negotiating an agreement to resolve thousands of claims against a trailer manufacturer accused of supplying shelters with Form
SHREVEPORT - The state Department of Social Services is working to get child care assistance for families on military bases.
The Shreveport Times reports the agency has announced its plan to create a new child care provider type in the state.
A plan for children in failing schools to go to a private school is one step closer to being a reality.
State officials say it is cheaper to take kids out of failing public schools and put them into private ones.
LOUISIANA - A report out Wednesday shows one in every four children in Louisiana lives in poverty.
Officials say the two main predictors of a child's well-being in Louisiana are race and place.
A majority of public school students come from low
LOUISIANA - It appears fewer people are becoming sick with swine flu in Louisiana.
State health officials have noticed a decrease in the amount of people getting the H1N1 flu over the last few weeks.
Officials still want folks to stay healthy.
UNDATED - The state is asking for more time to offer hurricane recovery benefits from last years storms.
Federal aid is scheduled to end in March, but state officials are asking for a 6 month extension.
Louisiana's hurricane recovery chief says
LOUISIANA - Louisiana businessman, Matthew Pizzolato, is accused of running a ponzi scheme and was arrested Friday.
Prosecutors say he duped 160 investors out of nearly 20 million dollars.
They claim he used the money to buy cars, cruises and