Louisiana's newest Republican member of the U.S. House, Luke Letlow, has died from complications related to COVID-19 only days before being sworn into office. He was 41 years old. 

Letlow spokesman Andrew Bautsch confirmed the congressman-elect's death Tuesday night. Bautsch said in a statement that the family is asking for privacy. 

A majority of the deaths in 2017 that occurred during a pregnancy or within one year of pregnancy were preventable, the Louisiana Department of Health is reporting in a newly released review of maternal deaths.

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A north Louisiana prosecutor is investigating allegations that two men died two weeks apart in April while in custody of one police department.

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Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered flags to be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings until sunset on Thursday, May 28, 2020, as an expression of respect for Louisiana State Police Trooper George Baker who died from injuries sustained in the line of duty. Trooper Baker is survived by his wife Heather, daughter Harper, his parents, sisters, and extended family. 

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When it comes to estate planning, good intentions are unlikely to produce good results.

I most often see this in the case of second marriages…even those in which everybody in both families are getting along great…for now.

I am not an attorney and you should consult one in the state in which you live. But here are the scenarios that I often see…

Bastrop Woman Killed in Morehouse Parish Crash

Dec 12, 2019
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Yesterday, shortly before 4:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 139, just south of Naff Ave. This crash claimed the life of a Bastrop woman.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by 82-year-old Shirley Goodman of Bastrop, was traveling north on LA Hwy 139. For reasons still under investigation, Goodman’s vehicle traveled across the southbound lane, struck a mailbox and continued through a fence before coming to rest.

Services will be held Tuesday morning for University of Louisiana at Monroe President Emeritus Dr. Dwight "Del" Vines.

The University of Louisiana Monroe has lost a beloved President Emeritus and Northeast Louisiana has lost one of its most ardent supporters with the death of Dwight D. Vines, Ph.D.

Vines served as president from 1976-1991. He joined the university, then Northeast Louisiana State University, in 1958 as an instructor of management and became a full professor. Vines served as dean of the College of Business from 1964 until he was named president.

Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana Gov Brought Down By Katrina Dies

Aug 19, 2019

Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as "charmed." With strength in her faith and her family, the state's first elected female governor time and again refused to wallow in disappointment or disaster.

Blanco called it an "honor and blessing" to lead Louisiana through the fury and destruction of Katrina. As she knew her end was near from an incurable melanoma, Blanco talked of her final months as a "wonderful time for me."

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a gunman fatally shot two people and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart in northern Mississippi.

The gunman was shot by a Southaven Police officer and was hospitalized in unknown condition, DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco told WATN-TV.

WREG-TV reports both of the people who died Tuesday morning were Walmart employees. WHBQ-TV reports one person was found dead in the store and another found dead in the parking lot.

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Authorities say a Louisiana woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter tried to kill herself and is now on life support.

Citing a Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office statement, news outlets report Jasmine Victoria Anderson attempted to hang herself late last week and was hospitalized.

Anderson had been in isolation since her July 23 arrest on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Audrey Lynn Chelette. Sheriff William Earl Hilton says the hanging attempt happened just two minutes after she was checked on.