Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Wins Louisiana House Support
House lawmakers have agreed to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use.
Pfizer COVID-19 Shot Expanded to US Children as Young as 12
Shots could begin soon once a federal vaccine panel issues recommendations for using the vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds.
Four Ex-cops Indicted on US Civil Rights Charges in Floyd Death
A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air.
LSU Picks New Leader, Naming System’s First Black President
Louisiana State University has chosen its new leader, naming William Tate as the university system’s first Black president.
President Biden Lands in New Orleans as Part of Push for Big Infrastructure Plan
President Joe Biden is pushing the case for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan in the reliably Republican state of Louisiana as part of his American Jobs Plan.
Shooting at Idaho Middle School Injures Three; Student Captured
Authorities say a shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school has injured two students and a custodian, and a male student has been taken into custody.
FDA Expected to OK Pfizer Vaccine for Teens Within Week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15 by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.
Pete Lammons, Tight End on Jets’ Super Bowl Team, Dies at 77
He slipped from his boat during a tournament.
Search Continues For Those On Seacor Power Lift
Volunteers continue to gather daily.
CDC Says Many Americans Can Now Go Outside Without a Mask
The change comes as more than half of U.S. adults have gotten at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and more than a third have been fully vaccinated.