Statewide News

New Orleans Jazz Fest now taking band applications for 2014 festival

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell (April 25 – May 4) will accept applications for bands wishing to perform at the 2014 Festival through Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

Car slams into Shreveport school bus head-on; 1 critically injured

One person was taken to a local hospital Friday morning after their car slammed into a school bus in southwest Shreveport. The crash happened near the intersection of Mansfield Road and Jewella Avenue at around 7:30 a.m.

Baby chick run over by skateboarders rescued by Good Samaritan, Humane Society investigating

A baby chick was fitted with two tiny splints on its legs after it was run over by kids on skateboards. The Humane Society is seeking help from the public to identify the youths responsible.

JPSO: Man accidentally kills neighbor after bullet travels through apartment wall

A man died after his neighbor accidentally discharged his firearm and shot him through their adjoining wall, officials say.

National Beard & Moustache championship is a Big Easy hit

The hairless and clean-shaven stood in bewhiskered awe as the fourth annual Just For Men® National Beard and Moustache Championship took center stage this Saturday at the New Orleans House of Blues.

Third earthquake in a week hits East Texas area near Louisiana border

Another earthquake hit the Timpson area in East Texas early Friday morning.

DHH: Louisiana child dies from rare amoeba in water

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that a child who died from encephalitis, caused by the Naegleria fowleri amoeba, contracted the illness while visiting a home in St.

Voodoo Experience announces day-by-day-line-up for 2013 festival

The Voodoo Experience has released its day-by-day-line-up for its 15th annual festival.

Shreveport police officer arrested for trying to solicit sex from prostitute while on duty

Bossier City police have arrested a Shreveport police officer on a felony charge of malfeasance in office as the result of a prostitution investigation last week.

Saints gearing up for season opener

This weekend, the NFL’s regular season starts, and the Saints open up by hosting division rival Atlanta on Sunday, Sept. 8.