Statewide News

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.

LA Colleges help applicants complete financial aid paperwork, drawing for $500K scholarship

Louisiana’s seventh annual College Goal Sunday, a program to help college applicants complete required paperwork for financial aid, will be held on February 16, 2014, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at twelve locations around the sta

Recall of nearly 9 million pounds of meat not fully inspected

Some 8.7 million pounds of meat from a Northern California company have been recalled because they came from "diseased and unsound" animals that weren't properly inspected, a federal agency announced Saturday.

Tech ready schools up 25% across state

Louisiana schools that are technology-ready have increased by almost 25% since July 2013, according to a semi-annual report by the Louisiana Department of Education.

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.