The Associated Press

A state judge has ruled that the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources was too quick in granting a permit for a proposed coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish.

State Judge Kevin D. Conner in Belle Chasse ruled that the state agency should not have granted a permit to RAM Terminals LLC because too little research was done into alternative locations for the terminal. Conner ordered DNR to re-evaluate the permit. His ruling was dated Dec. 23 but the plaintiffs received notice of it on Tuesday.

All results current as of the time and date at the top of this story post.

Proposition 1 - Create Med Assistance Act 439 - 2013 HB 533

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

x-Yes, 695,037 - 56 percent

No, 547,315 - 44 percent


Proposition 2 - Create Hospital Fund Act 438 - 2013 HB 532

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

Yes, 432,295 - 36 percent

x-No, 777,829 - 64 percent


Proposition 3 - Allow Agent Fees Act 871 - 2014 HB 488

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

Edwin Edwards, the 87-year-old former four-term Louisiana governor who spent more than eight years in federal prison, has earned a runoff spot against Republican Garret Graves in the state's 6th Congressional District.

Graves and Edwards will face each other on the Dec. 6 ballot.

Voters' views of Tuesday's U.S. Senate election in Louisiana, according to the preliminary results of exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks. Three of the eight candidates were considered major and invited to debates: Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and Republicans Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness, who was backed by the tea party.



The only Democrat in Louisiana's House delegation, Cedric Richmond, has been successful in his bid for re-election to a third term.

Richmond faced two other Democrats, Rufus Johnson and Gary Landrieu, along with Libertarian Samuel Davenport and independent David Brooks in Tuesday's election.

Richmond, who is the only African-American in the state's congressional delegation, first won the 2nd District seat in 2010, when, the district tied together predominantly black areas of New Orleans and neighboring Jefferson Parish.

Rep. Steve Scalise, who became House Republican whip this past summer after serving in Congress for only six years, has won re-election over three largely unknown opponents in Louisiana's 1st Congressional District.

Scalise faced Democrats Lee Dugas and Vinny Mendoza and Libertarian Jeffry Sanford in Tuesday's election.

Scalise first won the seat in 2008 when the previous incumbent, Bobby Jindal, became governor.

Republican John Fleming on Tuesday won a fourth term in the U.S. House representing northwest Louisiana's 4th District.

Fleming, a doctor and businessman from Minden, bested two opponents to stay in office: Democrat Justin Ansley of Bossier and Libertarian Randall Lord of Shreveport.

Neither of Fleming's opponents mounted a significant fundraising or advertising effort to try to unseat the congressman in Tuesday's election.

The 4th District is largely rural, stretching from the Arkansas line to southwest Louisiana, including the Shreveport area.

Here is a list of uncontested races in Louisiana.

Supreme Court - District 2

Scott Crichton, GOP

Court of Appeals - 1st Cir Dist 1 Sec 1 Div C

Guy Holdridge, GOP

Court of Appeals - 1st Cir Dist 2.1 Div C

Jewel Welch, GOP

Court of Appeals - lst Cir 3rd Dist Div A

Wayne Chutz, GOP

Court of Appeals - lst Cir 3rd Dist Div C

Ernie Drake, GOP

Court of Appeals - 2nd Cir Dist 3 Sec 1A

James Stewart, Dem

Court of Appeals - 3rd Cir Dist 3 Div B

Jimmy Genovese, NPA

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