Louisiana authorities say they’ve arrested a man accused of making his young children help him manufacture drugs after police learned his 10-year-old son suffered gunshot wounds during an alleged drug deal.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany announced Monday, July 27 they would be donating $5 million to Ochsner Health to help the organization build new healthcare centers throughout Louisiana “in the communities that need it most.”
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced Monday, July 6 he has approved of a permanent rate decrease of 9.6% in auto insurance policies issued by State Farm Insurance Company for Louisiana drivers.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is using much of the $50 million in discretionary education aid awarded to Louisiana to help with the coronavirus response to buy computers and expand internet access for public school students.
It was a bit of hopeful news amid statistics showing a surge of newly reported coronavirus cases in Louisiana: Protests over racial injustice that took place in New Orleans in late May and early June do not appear, so far, to have significantly contributed to the surge.
After pushing back the presidential primary election and extending early voting by a week, the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office is making it easier for voters to cast a ballot during the pandemic by providing poll workers with PPE, wiping down voting machines with sanitizer, and recommending masks at the ballot box.