Statewide News

LSP: approximately 23 pounds of marijuana found in US Army Sergeant's duffle bag

Shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday, February 16, 2014, a State Trooper stopped a Chrysler 200 on I-10 eastbound west of LA Hwy 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish for a traffic violation.

NBA honors U.S. Troops during their All-Star weekend

The National Basketball Association will be honoring U.S. troops during their All-Star weekend.

OMV introduces new driver’s license, ID card design

Louisiana is transitioning to a new driver’s license and identification card that contains new features for greater security, protection of privacy, and resistance to tampering.

2 more child pornography arrests in Lafayette area

In addition to a story we reported earlier, 2 more men have been arrested for child pornography in the Lafayette area.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin guilty on 20 of 21 charges

A jury has reached a verdict for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. The jury found Nagin guilty on 20 out of 21 charges on Wednesday. Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was indicted on Friday, Jan. 18 2013.

LA Colleges help applicants complete financial aid paperwork, drawing for $500K scholarship

Louisiana’s seventh annual College Goal Sunday, a program to help college applicants complete required paperwork for financial aid, will be held on February 16, 2014, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at twelve locations around the sta

Recall of nearly 9 million pounds of meat not fully inspected

Some 8.7 million pounds of meat from a Northern California company have been recalled because they came from "diseased and unsound" animals that weren't properly inspected, a federal agency announced Saturday.

Tech ready schools up 25% across state

Louisiana schools that are technology-ready have increased by almost 25% since July 2013, according to a semi-annual report by the Louisiana Department of Education.

Retired firefighter dies in Independence house fire

A house fire has taken the life of a retired firefighter. The State Fire Marshal’s said in a press release that a body, believed to be retired firefighter George D. Shilling, was recovered from a house fire in Independence.

UL will host 3rd annual CajunCodeFest to benefit aging

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is holding its third annual computer coding marathon called CajunCodeFest 3.0.