Statewide News

Drunk driver causes head-on crash that shut down I-10 for nearly 12 hours

A drunk driver is to blame for a crash that shut down the Bonnet Carre Spillway for nearly half a day.

Police: Man forcibly fondles woman in public, says ‘what, you’re not into it?’

A 26-year-old man was arrested for forcible fondling after he allegedly reached up a woman’s skirt outside a nightclub.

Teen killed after Friday night ATV crash in Iberia Parish

A 13-year-old boy was killed after he crashed the ATV he was riding Friday night.

Remains of missing WWII marine from Louisiana identified

The remains of a Louisiana marine who went missing in action during WWII will be returned to his family.

Woman accused of cheating the state out of more than $26,000 with false tax returns

A Prairieville woman was arrested for tax evasion after she allegedly bilked the state out of more than $26,000 with fraudulent tax returns.

Brain-eating amoeba detected in Louisiana parish's water, officials say

Brain-eating amoebae were found in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, where a 51-year-old woman died from an infection in 2011, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said.

One dies in helicopter crash near Venice; three rescued by Coast Guard

A helicopter pilot was killed in a crash that took place 30 miles off the northeastern coast of Venice on Wednesday morning. Coast Guard officials were notified of the crash around 7:24 a.m.

Three men arrested at Baton Rouge Airport for attempting to smuggle 72 lbs of cocaine

Three men are being held on million dollar bonds after they were caught with 71.8 pounds of cocaine at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

14-year-old boy arrested for threatening violence against students in online chat room

A 14-year-old boy is being held on a $100,000 bond after he admitted to making threats of mass violence in an online chat room.

New Orleans puts in bid to host 2018 Super Bowl

New Orleans is once again in the running to host the Super Bowl. It's one of six cities to put in a bid for the 2018 big game. Miami, Dallas, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Tampa also hope to be named the winner.