Statewide News

Louisiana Ranks 17th Nationally in Infant Immunizations

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is encouraging parents to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date.

Louisiana's cohort graduation rate reaches an all-time high

Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana State Superintendent of Schools John White announced recently that, for the second consecutive year, Louisiana's graduation rate has increased--reaching an all-time high of 72.3 percent of students comple

Data shows babies born in state spend fewer days in intensive care

Partnerships between the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, nonprofit advocacy groups and Louisiana hospitals reduced the number of days babies born in Louisiana have spent in Neonatal Intensive Care units by 20,000, according to pre

Police: Mom comes home to find son making pipe bomb

Police are investigating a possible pipe bomb at a home in Liberty Thursday evening.  

School: No 'grinding' at prom

Dirty dancing has one local school telling their students to tone down their moves. What some call grinding, others call offensive. Dancing with a partner front-to-back is now banned in Port Townsend.

Police: Worker stole $10k in meat

A 43-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $10,000 worth of chicken and other meat products from a distributor where he worked last year.

Fake nurse tries to steal pain meds right from patients' IVs

A woman who impersonated a nurse tried to steal patients' pain medications right out of their IVs in their hospital rooms at Seattle's Swedish Medical Center, police said Tuesday.

Medicaid expansion debate gets heated

The idea of taking more Medicaid dollars from the federal government has many up in arms.

Report: Louisiana ranks #13 in wind/hail losses in 2012

A recent study by State Farm revealed the top ten states for the most wind and hail losses from 2012.

Son furious after mom's wedding ring missing after her death

It is hard enough to lose a loved one, but now an Overland Park man is dealing with the possibility that someone stole his mother's wedding band from her body right after she died.