Statewide News

Mother of four arrested for leaving children alone in ‘deplorable’ home

A deputy described the conditions of a home in Monroe as “the worst he has seen any person living in, especially children.” The mother responsible for raising her four children in these conditions was arrested after she was located

Louisiana serviceman dies in Afghanistan

A Louisiana serviceman has died overseas. Chris Drake, 20, died in Afghanistan. His family is on their way to Delaware to retrieve his body.

St. Tammany Sheriff: Several violent encounters with individuals on new synthetic drugs

WARNING: Some of the descriptions contained within this story are graphic and could be considered disturbing to some readers.

State fire marshal issues fines to unlicensed security alarm employees

With the hot summer months fast approaching, a time when many home security system companies solicit sales by canvassing neighborhoods, Louisiana State Fire Marshal H.

Tips to Avoid Injuries While Gardening

(StatePoint) For many people, gardening is one of life’s greatest joys. But exercising your green thumb carries some risk.

How to Save Money on Lawn Care

(StatePoint) There’s no doubt that Americans spend a fortune on lawn care annually. But you can trim your costs without sacrificing your beautiful yard.

Upgrading Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces Can Lower Energy Bills

(StatePoint) Making the most of your home’s outdoor spaces can do wonders for a property’s overall value. What’s more, some updates can also potentially lower your home’s energy bills while increasing its efficiency.

84 firearms stolen from vehicles in Jefferson Parish; most cars were unlocked

A total of 84 firearms have been stolen from vehicles in Jefferson Parish. Officials say the majority of the cars were unlocked.

Saints to host special teams clinic for high school coaches

The New Orleans Saints will host a special teams clinic for high school coaches on Friday, May 31 at the team’s Metairie training facility on 5800 Airline Drive.

Louisiana Students Gain on Annual Tests

The percentage of Louisiana students scoring at the Basic level or above on tests of four subjects grew one point in grades 3-8, with 69 percent of students testing at Basic or above.