| Mar 17, 2010
United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today signaled her support for the Senate beginning the impeachment trial process for Judge Thomas Porteous Jr., a District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, who is accused of perjury and...
| Mar 22, 2010
A spokeswoman for Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said he hasn't decided whether Louisiana will join other states in pending lawsuits or file a separate lawsuit on behalf of his state challening the legislation.
"The attorney general will pursue the...
| Mar 25, 2010
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is calling on Congress to approve a $1.15 billion deal with black farmers that could end a years-long stalemate over alleged racial discrimination by the Agriculture Department.
Landrieu says the settlement isn't "just about...
| Mar 26, 2010
Federal prosecutors filed reduced charges Friday against conservative activist James O'Keefe and three others who were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office.
The new charges are contained in a bill of...
| Jun 10, 2010
| 6:23 PM
BP said Thursday it plans to boost its ability to capture the oil gushing from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico by early next week as the Obama administration announced that the oil giant agreed to speed up payments to people whose livelihoods have...
| Jun 11, 2010
The oil spoiling the teeming marshes and white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast is also threatening the pristine image of the burly, take-charge leader who has become the federal government's go-to guy in a disaster.
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, one of the...
| Jun 15, 2010
Louisiana has two new federal district judges.
The U.S. Senate late Monday confirmed Brian Jackson to a U.S. District Court post in the Baton Rouge-based Middle District. Elizabeth Erny Foote was confirmed as a district judge in the Western District,...
| Nov 3, 2010
Next week, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will lead a third congressional delegation to the Netherlands to study coastal restoration and flood control efforts in that country.
State officials also will join her Nov. 9-12 as the group studies the Netherlands'...
| Nov 18, 2010
Good news for people who grow things like fish, alligators and even seaweed: They will be able to apply for disaster aid in the future.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says the Small Business Administration is now permitting aquaculture operations to apply for...
| Dec 14, 2010
This afternoon undocumented students brought an education appeal to City Hall in New Orleans. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano has their story.
19-year-old Yadira remembers, "I was just 13 years old, I didn't make my own decisions, so I had to come."...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Long before the BP oil spill, marshes and barrier islands throughout the Gulf Coast were losing ground. Since the 1930s, hurricanes and developers chipped away at this region, leaving many areas vulnerable and defenseless.
"Using the resources of the...
| Jan 1, 2011
It's time for the freshman to get to work. The start to 2011 means New Orleans politician Cedric Richmond will be a congressman now.
Young Congressman-elect Cedric Richmond is getting ready to assume his new role in the House of Representatives, when the...