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Chris Graythen/Getty Images (SHREVEPORT, La.) — Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry said Friday he has signed a first-of-its-kind bill making abortion pills controlled substances into law. The law puts the abortion pill regimen — mifepristone and misoprostol — in the same category as opioids and other addictive medications. “Requiring an abortion inducing drug to be obtained […]

Fotosearch/Getty Images (BATON ROUGE, La.) — The law puts the abortion pill regimen — mifepristone and misoprostol — in the same category as opioids and other addictive medications. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Fotosearch/Getty Images (BATON ROUGUE, La.) — Louisiana is moving closer to classifying the abortion pill regimen — mifepristone and misoprostol — as a “controlled dangerous substance,” putting them in the same category as opioids and other addictive medications. If a new bill becomes law, possession of the the medications without valid prescriptions or orders from […]

Shuran Huang for The Washington Post via Getty Images (BATON ROUGE, La.) — Louisiana is moving closer to classifying the abortion pill regimen — mifepristone and misoprostol — as a “controlled dangerous substance,” putting them in the same category as opioids and other addictive medications. If a new bill becomes law, possession of the the […]

Inmate Leon Ruffin in a mugshot from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (HARVEY, La.) — A convicted felon who had been in custody on a second-degree murder charge escaped on Sunday after pepper spraying his transporting deputy and stealing her car, authorities said. The inmate, Leon Ruffin, should be considered “armed and dangerous,” Sheriff Joseph […]

Oliver Helbig/Getty Images (RUSTON, La.) — A Louisiana Tech University student is in custody after he allegedly stabbed four people in a “random act of violence” on campus, according to the university. The four victims — one graduate student and three non-students — had just left the campus recreation center when they were attacked around […]

Philip Gould/Getty Images (BATON ROUGE, La.) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards submitted a request to President Joe Biden for a Federal Emergency Declaration on Monday over an intrusion of saltwater into the Mississippi River that officials say could impact the water supply in the region. “We have had discussions with FEMA about the unique […]

Rudy Sulgan/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a case involving Louisiana’s House map to move forward with review by a lower court ahead of the 2024 elections. That raises the possibility that lawmakers will have to draw a second majority-Black district in a state where Black people make up a third […]

Catherine McQueen/Getty Images (BATON ROUGE, La.) — A Baton Rouge police helicopter crashed Sunday in West Baton Rouge Parish, killing two local police officers, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. “The incident is currently being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies, as well as other entities that regulate aviation and airspace travel,” the Baton Rouge […]

amphotora/Getty Images (SHREVEPORT, La.) — A Louisiana police officer was charged Thursday in connection with the shooting death of an unarmed man earlier this month, police said. Shreveport Police Officer Alexander Tyler, 23, was arrested after a review of body camera footage and “other relevant evidence” by the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations, the […]