Paul Braun

Paul Braun is WRKF's Capitol Access reporter.

Congressman-elect Luke Letlow from Louisiana’s 5th District has died of COVID-19.

Letlow first announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 18 — less than two weeks after winning his Congressional seat in a runoff election.

Gov. John Bel Edwards is extending his modified Phase 2 coronavirus restrictions through the holidays and into the new year.

State health officials said they may be able to administer more than the 39,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine they expected to receive this week.

Louisiana is “ready to go” once the federal government approves emergency use of the first coronavirus vaccine in the United States, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday.

Sharon Weston Broome has won a second term as Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish, defeating Republican challenger Steve Carter.