Statewide News

Courthouse evacuated after toothpaste sealed envelope from inmate causes panic

A courthouse in St. Charles Parish was evacuated this morning after a “suspicious” letter from a prison inmate arrived in the mail.

Jindal orders flags to be flown half-staff in honor of former U.S. representative

Governor Bobby Jindal has issued that the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of Lindy Boggs until Friday, August 2.

Six juveniles recovered, six arrested in nationwide operation targeting underage prostitution

Six juveniles have been recovered and six people have been arrested in New Orleans as part of a nationwide underage prostitution sting.

POW’s remains returned to Louisiana 63 years after death in Korea

Sgt. Clement Thibodeaux, Jr., went missing 63 years ago in Korea. Today, his remains were brought home to the Rabenhorst Funeral Home in Baton Rouge.

More performers confirmed for 2013 Voodoo Fest lineup

More performers have been added to mark the 15th anniversary of Voodoo Fest. Formally known as the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, the festival will be held Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans' City Park.

Flow of natural gas caused by platform blow ‘bridged over’ with sediment

Natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that caught fire earlier this week in the Gulf of Mexico, officials confirmed.

103 dogs seized from Thibodaux breeder found guilty of animal cruelty

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office seized 103 dogs from a Thibodaux Brittany-breeder after he was found guilty of animal cruelty.

St. Francisville plantation gets fire scare

A historic plantation in St. Francisville received a fire scare due to electrical problems.

44 evacuated after rig blows out in Gulf of Mexico

Forty-four workers were evacuated from a natural gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday after a blowout on the platform, according to U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Scott Talbot.

Louisiana takes national award for innovative Geaux Vote mobile app

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler received the accolades of his peers across the country over the weekend by first by accepting the 2013 NASS IDEAS Award during the National Association of Secretaries of State conference in Anchorage, A