Statewide News

Step-father arrested for incest, mother arrested for failing to report it to police

A 48-year-old man from Zachary was arrested for inappropriately touching his 7-year-old step-daughter. In addition, the child’s mother was arrested for failing to report the crime to police.

$14.6 million granted to Southeast Louisiana for disaster recovery

Today, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced $14.6 million in disaster recovery grants for communities in Southeast Louisiana, including Houma, New Orleans and St.

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.