Statewide News

State earned income credit is beneficial for working families

Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana families with low to moderate incomes can increase their state tax refunds with the Louisiana Earned Income Tax Credit.

Bill proposes TOPS scholarships to be available to international students

Graduates from outside the country could soon be able to take advantage of TOPS scholarships.

Clumsy burglar 'trips up' stealing golf clubs

A burglar tripped and rolled down a residential driveway after he lost his balance carrying a bag of expensive golf clubs, Phoenix police said.

Saints agree to terms with tackle Jason Smith

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms with free agent tackle Jason Smith on a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Woman wakes from coma, asks to see Bob Seger in concert

One Mid-Michigan woman is turning her misfortune into opportunity after waking from a comatose state -- she's doing the first thing that sprang to mind after coming out of the coma -- going to a Bob Seger show!

How to avoid ticks and fleas this season

(StatePoint) Warm weather means barbeques, baseball and trips to the park with family and pets. But for pet owners, warm weather can also mean fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other disease-carrying bugs.

Seven tips to make home painting projects easier

(StatePoint) Painting your home yourself? Don't be intimidated.

Bounty hunter helps Police

It's information homicide detectives had early on in the murder of 13-year-old Jessica Funk Haslam.

Teacher placed on leave of absence in ISAT cheating allegations

A Moline teacher says she will fight to keep her job after being accused of helping kids in her classroom cheat on ISAT tests.

Bugged? Company grinds crickets for nutrition bars

Forget about soy protein or soy rice crisps. A company started by a native Phoenician is making organic protein bars with flour made of ground crickets.