Statewide News

Louisiana Chimp Haven celebrates win for chimpanzees used for testing

Chimp Haven learned today that National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr.

Louisiana to receive over $215,000 for housing counseling

As part of its continuing effort to assist families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures, the U.S.

50th annual Miss Louisiana Pageant week underway

The Miss Louisiana Scholarship Organization has kicked off the 50th annual Miss Louisiana pageant in Monroe.

Man threatens to release sex tape to blackmail juvenile into continuing relationship

A 21-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly blackmailed his ex-girlfriend, who is a juvenile, into continuing a sexual relationship.

Manager of Belle Chase animal rescue arrested for stealing cash to pay for drug addiction

The shelter director of a non-profit animal rescue organization was arrested after she confessed to stealing money issued to PAWS in the form of in fees and donations. She said she used the cash to support her drug addiction.

Charges upgraded for mother of 5-year-old who died from accidental shooting

A New Orleans mother will now face Second-Degree Murder charges for the death of her 5-year-old child.

NOPD: Mother of 5-year-old who accidentally shot herself in head charged with cruelty

A New Orleans mother has been arrested after her 5-year-old child died from accidentally shot herself in the head.

Two anti-human trafficking bills signed into law; strengthens protection for victims, increases penalties

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed two bills into law that will help guard against human trafficking across Louisiana by strengthening protections for victims and enhancing penalties for wrongdoers.

Florida man faces 100 counts of child pornography in Louisiana

The Louisiana Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit says a multi-agency undercover operation has led to the arrest of a 51-year-old Florida man accused of possessing more than 100 files of child pornography.

Multiple arrests made in Morehouse Parish cattle thefts

Five people are charged in connection with the theft of cattle in Morehouse Parish.