NEW ORLEANS – A deepwater oil platform that burned for more than a day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, creating the potential for a major spill as it underscored the slim chances that the 11 workers still missing s
BATON ROUGE - The energy drink ban bill was shot down Wednesday.
The Senate committee decided that parents, not the state, should decide what their kids can drink.
The bill would have made it illegal for kids under 16 to buy the caffeine-rich p
BATON ROUGE - An energy drink ban bill is set to hit the Senate committee today.
Senator Robert Adley is proposing legislation that would ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under age 16.
The ban would fall on any drink except coffee that h
LAFAYETTE - It was described as as a huge turnout over the weekend at Cajun Field even though football season is still months away.
All the action was in the parking lot as folks lined up for household chemical day.
The program allows residents
Prisons across the state are handing out special decks of playing cards to inmates.
Each card contains pictures of murder victims. If a prisoner knows anything about the crime, they can make a tip anonymously.
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it more difficult for parade float-makers to be sued due to injuries.
They say most injuries are a result of the hectic parade atmosphere and not malfunctioning equipment.
BATON ROUGE - State emergency response leaders got a lesson in teamwork Thursday.
Parish officials from across the state met in the capital city for the first annual parish leadership summit.
The seminar focused on how the state's leaders
BATON ROUGE - A Jindal administration bill that would bar health insurance coverage for elective abortions in Louisiana is headed to the House for debate.
Representative Frank Hoffmann, a Republican out of west Monroe, introduced the bill.
LAFAYETTE - A major investigation led to the arrest of 22 drug dealers.
All dealers will face charges of either possessing or selling marijuana and cocaine.
The arrests were a result of 42 warrants issued by local authorities.
LAFAYETTE - The patient blood supply has dipped to a critically low level at United Blood Services in Lafayette.
Hospital officials say that a sharp decrease in donations in the past two weeks is to blame.