Statewide News

LA DHH does poor job monitoring WIC according to audit

Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals is doing a bad job of monitoring the WIC program. That's according to the findings of a brand new audit just released by the State Legislative Auditor's Office.

Father, 7-month-old son laid to rest after November 13th shooting

Grieving family and friends packed a New Orleans church Saturday to lay to rest a young father and his seven-month-old son, both victims of street violence in the city.

Office of Debt Recovery to move forward collecting overdue ethics fines

At Thursday’s meeting of the Cash Management Review Board, leaders of the Office of Debt Recovery (ODR) agreed to move forward with State Treasurer John Kennedy's suggestion to immediately begin the process of collecting over $1.6 mil

LA Treasurer Calls for Further Scrutiny of Light City's State Contracts

BATON ROUGE, LA - Light City, a non-profit organization in New Orleans that failed to properly document federal expenses, also has state contracts, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

Jindal still deciding on 2016

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday it's still way too early to announce whether or not he's running for president in 2016.

Drunk driver arrested for causing crash that killed 1-year-old child

A 30-year-old man was arrested for DWI after he allegedly caused a crash that killed a 1-year-old child.

Former head coach of New Orleans Saints passes away

The New Orleans Saints mourn the passing of former head coach Bum Phillips at the age of 90 years old at his ranch in Goliad, Texas.

DHH awards $5.5 million to St. John the Baptist Parish for water system improvements

The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health has awarded $5.5 million to the St. John the Baptist Waterworks Districts 1 and 2 through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF).

Step-father arrested for incest, mother arrested for failing to report it to police

A 48-year-old man from Zachary was arrested for inappropriately touching his 7-year-old step-daughter. In addition, the child’s mother was arrested for failing to report the crime to police.

$14.6 million granted to Southeast Louisiana for disaster recovery

Today, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced $14.6 million in disaster recovery grants for communities in Southeast Louisiana, including Houma, New Orleans and St.