Statewide News

IRS announces delays in taxpayer refunds this year

The IRS announced this week that it's receiving its lowest level of funding from Congress since 2008. That could result in a hiring freeze, meaning 3,000 to 4,000 full time employees will be gone by the end of June.

Louisiana State Police seek 30% raise, meet with committee Friday

Right now, Louisiana State Police make significantly less than their counterparts in other areas and they haven’t gotten a pay raise in over a decade!

Winn-Dixie recalls sour cream lemon pies sold in Louisiana

Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall of the Winn-Dixie Sour Cream Lemon Pies in select Winn-Dixie stores in Florida and Louisiana.

Camel tramples 2 people to death in Texas

A camel trampled two people to death over the weekend at a farm in Texas, authorities said.

Louisiana teen battling cancer meets cast of 'The Walking Dead'

Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con has come and gone, but it will have a lasting effect on 17-year-old Arthur Wear.

Elton John, The Who, Lady Gaga to headline Jazz Fest 2015

Today, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell announced its music lineup for 2015.

UPDATE: 16-year-old runaway from St. Mary Parish found

UPDATE: Xenia Pellerin has been found safe and sound in Baldwin, according to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

In Texas, payday lenders are getting borrowers arrested

Arresting people -- or threatening to do so -- over unpaid debts has been illegal in Texas for years now. Yet, that hasn't stopped payday lenders from using the criminal justice system to go after more than 1,500 borrowers in the state.

EBR Mayor Kip Holden proposes increasing sales tax to fund needed public safety projects

According to the Tax Foundation, Louisiana has one of the highest state and local sales tax rates in the country! Now, Mayor Kip Holden wants to raise it even more to pay for much needed public safety projects.