Statewide News

State earned income credit is beneficial for working families

Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana families with low to moderate incomes can increase their state tax refunds with the Louisiana Earned Income Tax Credit.

Boy, 15, charged after shotgun found in Elgin HS locker

A high school student was charged Friday after Elgin police found an unloaded shotgun in a student's locker.

Study finds pre-K programs have lasting benefits

In the first-ever study of a LA4 cohort from Pre-K through 8th grade, the Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette found children participating in high-quality Pre-K programs demonstr

Louisiana State Police named best dressed

The Louisiana State Police has been selected by the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD) as the best dressed state a

Disaster case management available for those impacted by Hurricane Isaac

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recently released details about $8 million in disaster case management services that are now available in 26 parishes for individuals and families still recovering from 2012's

Bill proposes TOPS scholarships to be available to international students

Graduates from outside the country could soon be able to take advantage of TOPS scholarships.

Clumsy burglar 'trips up' stealing golf clubs

A burglar tripped and rolled down a residential driveway after he lost his balance carrying a bag of expensive golf clubs, Phoenix police said.

Saints agree to terms with tackle Jason Smith

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms with free agent tackle Jason Smith on a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Woman wakes from coma, asks to see Bob Seger in concert

One Mid-Michigan woman is turning her misfortune into opportunity after waking from a comatose state -- she's doing the first thing that sprang to mind after coming out of the coma -- going to a Bob Seger show!

Bounty hunter helps Police

It's information homicide detectives had early on in the murder of 13-year-old Jessica Funk Haslam.