Several big positions in Louisiana are up for grabs on the October 24 ballot: governor, lieutenant governor and even several legislative seats. Early voting begins Saturday, October 10 and runs through Saturday, October 17, except for Sunday.

Nearly 80 percent of eligible voters are registered to vote in Louisiana.


Civil District Judge Kern Reese held the city in contempt Friday, threatening Mayor Mitch Landrieu with house arrest.

The judge said he would give Landrieu one week to come up with a reasonable plan to pay the city’s firefighters before imposing a sentence, according to our partners at Nola.com/The Times-Picayune.

Landrieu and members of the city council were in court when Reese made his ruling.

The mayor called an 11:30 a.m.


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