Statewide News

Man faces murder charge for beating 5-year-old son to death

 A man is now facing murder charges after beating his 5-year-old son to death. The Baton Rouge Police Department is now rebooking Vernell Day, 36, for 1st Degree Murder after he was originally arrested on August 19, 2014.

Drive-by shooting kills 7-year-old boy in Baton Rouge

Detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed one child and injured another.

State Police find 300 lbs of marijuana near Hammond

In the wake of last week’s trip to the Texas/Mexico border for a security briefing and tour by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson is pleased to announce the discovery of appr

Baker Councilman arrested for stealing Moon Pie, abuse of power

John Givens, who represents District 5 on Baker, LA's City Council, turned himself in to Baker Police investigators at 7:30 Thursday morning.

Louisiana hunter education reminder

As hunters begin to prepare for the 2014-15 hunting season, one thing they should not overlook is hunter education.

U.S. Marshals arrest New Iberia man for attempted murder, home invasion

A New Iberia man is now in jail after breaking into a home almost two months. U.S. Marshals arrested Arneze Jack, 25, at a home on Bodin Road in Ashton, around 6:30 p.m. on August 5, 2014.

BR mayor appears in music video to promote healthy living

There's a brand new music video people are watching around Baton Rouge, because it features our mayor, Kip Holden!

7 new laws that now affect Louisiana drivers

Beginning August 1st, 2014, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state.

Texas woman survives flesh-eating bacteria

A Texas woman is recovering after a trip to the beach quickly turned into a life-threatening scare.

West Nile Virus spreads in St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Parish, LA (WGNO) -- A warning tonight for neighbors in St. Tammany Parish. West Nile Virus is spreading among mosquitoes there. WGNO News Anchor Vanessa Bolano talks testing and precautions from the North Shore.