Statewide News

Voter registration deadline Wednesday, March 5, for April 5th election

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the April 5th municipal primary election is Wednesday, March 5th.

Lake Charles woman arrested for vehicular homicide

A Lake Charles woman was arrested for vehicular homicide following a fatal crash on LA Highway 370 near Roxie Road. Emily Marcantel, 22, of Lake Charles was driving west on Sunday, March 2, just before 8:00 p.m.

Former NFL star Darren Sharper, facing fresh rape charges, turns himself in

Former NFL star Darren Sharper, wanted in New Orleans in connection with the alleged rapes of two women, has turned himself in to Los Angeles authorities.

LA Representative proposes Holy Bible as official state book

 Louisiana already has several official symbols to represent the state, such as the brown pelican for our state bird, and the magnolia for our state flower.

Abita Springs, LA man charged for instructional child porn sites

On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office unsealed a bill of information charging Jonathan Johnson, 27, with operating two child porn websites from his home. Johnson has been in jail since June 2013.

LSP: approximately 23 pounds of marijuana found in US Army Sergeant's duffle bag

Shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday, February 16, 2014, a State Trooper stopped a Chrysler 200 on I-10 eastbound west of LA Hwy 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish for a traffic violation.

NBA honors U.S. Troops during their All-Star weekend

The National Basketball Association will be honoring U.S. troops during their All-Star weekend.

OMV introduces new driver’s license, ID card design

Louisiana is transitioning to a new driver’s license and identification card that contains new features for greater security, protection of privacy, and resistance to tampering.

2 more child pornography arrests in Lafayette area

In addition to a story we reported earlier, 2 more men have been arrested for child pornography in the Lafayette area.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin guilty on 20 of 21 charges

A jury has reached a verdict for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. The jury found Nagin guilty on 20 out of 21 charges on Wednesday. Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was indicted on Friday, Jan. 18 2013.