Statewide News

Tomb of Jesus Bursts Into Flames During Easter Sunday Play

To dramatize the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, the First Church of the Nazarene in Canton decided to re-enact Jesus rising from the dead and opening the door to his tomb.

Man shot dad outside church

Easter weekend came to a deadly end after police said a man shot and killed his father right outside of a church. It happened at Hiawatha Church of God in Christ around 1:15p.m. Sunday.

Get your home's air conditioning ready for warm weather

(StatePoint) When the weather heats up, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system quickly becomes a most valuable player in your home life and stays that way for several months. However, the U.S.

Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Whether you're making a fast trip to the store or leaving on a two-week vacation, are you confident that locking your doors is enough to keep your home safe and secure?

Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Each year, thousands of trusting homeowners hire contractors for home repairs or renovation projects. But for many, dreams of a remodeled kitchen, new roof or updated patio are dashed by contractor fraud.

How to make your garden more environmentally friendly

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means it's time to slip those green thumbs into some gardening gloves. And if you want to feel truly good about what you grow, consider upgrading your garden to be more planet-friendly.

Families of 12,000 students demand school choice

The Louisiana Department of Education announced that families of nearly 12,000 students across the state are seeking participation in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.

Check state income tax refund status online

Louisiana taxpayers can go online to check the status of their state income tax refunds.

State income tax filing extensions must be submitted electronically

Taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 Louisiana individual income or Corporation Income and Franchise Tax returns must submit their extension requests electronically. Paper requests are not accepted.

Student of the year regional finalists announced

Each year Louisiana recognizes extraordinary students through the Student of the Year awards program, and today the Louisiana Department of Education released the names of the 18 regional finalists who will compete for the state title.