Statewide News

Retired firefighter dies in Independence house fire

A house fire has taken the life of a retired firefighter. The State Fire Marshal’s said in a press release that a body, believed to be retired firefighter George D. Shilling, was recovered from a house fire in Independence.

UL will host 3rd annual CajunCodeFest to benefit aging

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is holding its third annual computer coding marathon called CajunCodeFest 3.0.

Despite report, final Keystone decision not near

A final decision on whether or not to approve the hotly debated Keystone XL oil pipeline isn't imminent, the White House chief of staff said on Sunday, despite a State Department report last week showing the project wouldn't have a majo

LA Department of Revenue urges caution when choosing tax preparers

The latest arrest of a Louisiana tax preparer for state tax fraud is the thirteenth since a joint initiative between the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) and the Louisiana Department of Justice (DOJ) began in March 2013.

Roads are opening throughout South Louisiana

Warmer temperatures on Wednesday allowed some ice to melt on area roadways. Public officials are still urging caution on our roads, however many area roads are open. UPDATE:

Road closures, openings due to Ice Storm

See a list of road closures below. NOTE: This is expected to be a dynamic weather event, and as weather conditions deteriorate or change, the following information could be adjusted.

School Closures Jan. 28-29 due to winter weather

Below is a list of school closures due to winter weather.

Hillary Clinton speaks of Benghazi regrets in New Orleans

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya was her biggest regret during the four years she served as America's top diplomat.

Lake Charles Police arrest 2 for 2013 armed robbery

Lake Charles Police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that happened back in 2013.

State Fire Marshal issues statewide Burn Advisory

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a burn advisory due to windy conditions and dry vegetation. The public is urged to exercise caution when setting outdoor fires.