Statewide News

Welcome to Louisiana: American Idol judges gush about the bayou state

American Idol season 14 doesn't air until the beginning of the new year, but filming is well underway! Danielle Grossman was at the last day of auditions for the popular tv singing show in New Orleans.

Jindal suing Feds over Common Core

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal filed suit in federal court arguing President Obama’s U.S. Department of Education has violated the Tenth Amendment to the U.S.

ExxonMobil to pay $1.4M penalty for 2012 Torbert oil spill

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (ExxonMobil) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from ExxonMobil’s “North Line” pipeline near Torbert, Louisiana, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.

Miles still mum on LSU's starting quarterback

LSU head coach Les Miles still won't reveal who he'll start at quarterback when the Tigers play Wisconsin on Saturday.

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.