Statewide News

Texas father accused of kidnapping son after committing murder arrested in Louisiana

 A 4-year-old boy who was kidnapped from Tyler, TX by his father after a fatal shooting was found safe in West Monroe, La.

General Russel Honoré tells story of Katrina response in new book

3-star General Russel Honoré (Army, Ret.) led his troops into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, restoring the city from anarchy back to order.

LA earns "D" grade for children's health

Louisiana earned a "D" grade on a children's health report card from Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

80 percent of Louisiana schools see positive growth over past year

Report cards are in for Louisiana school districts and most got a good grade. The Louisiana Department of Education issued grades for schools and districts based off of test scores attendance and in high school graduation rates.

More oil surfaces on Gulf of Mexico due to Isaac

The Deepwater Horizon spill happened more than 2 years ago, yet frustration continues along the gulf coast as crews continue to clean up oil. Just this week, the US Coast Guard reported a new sheen near the site of the Macondo Well.

Mother kills 2 children, then gets on a bus

A New Orleans mother shot her 3-year-old son, drowned her 4-year-old daughter and took a bus to a hospital, complaining of stomach pains and a headache, police said.

Saints Bountygate suspensions re-issued

Though the Saints won a hard-fought victory against the Chargers last weekend, their celebrations were dampened by tough news from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

LSU to improve crisis response plan

Three weeks after the bomb threat at LSU that forced a campus-wide evacuation, police are saying the crisis plan wasn't perfect and they're looking to improve it.

Man charged with LSU bomb threat

More charges have been filed against the man suspected of calling in a bomb threat to LSU. According to EBR Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore, William Bouvay has been charged with communication of a false bomb threat to a school.

LA constitutional amendments on ballot November

People in Louisiana won't just be voting for president in November. There are also nine proposed amendents to the state's constitution.