Statewide News

Will Tom Benson buy the Times-Picayune?

If one person gets his way there will be new life in the Times-Picayune.

Hornets to open season on Halloween at home vs. Spurs

The New Orleans Hornets will open the 2012-13 regular season at home on Wednesday, Oct. 31, when they take on Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs. The Hornets first road game comes on Saturday, Nov.

Lufkin man arrested twice for public intoxication in 12-hour period

A Lufkin man managed to get arrested for public intoxication twice almost 12 hours apart exactly Wednesday.

President Obama to speak in New Orleans

President Barack Obama is in New Orleans today as a part of a visit that will include remarks to the National Urban League conference.

Saints make roster moves

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced on Tuesday the team has agreed to terms with tight end Derek Schouman and signed wide receiver Marques Clark.

Cast Of Swamp People Coming To Lafayette To Hold Tryouts

The cast of Swamp People is coming to Lafayette Saturday August the 4th at Bootlegger's bar on Johnston Street. from noon to four pm. Prospects should have at least fifty tags.

Toddler found walking along Westbank Expressway, parents unknown

UPDATE: We're told that the child has been identified but police have not provided any additional details. More information will be provided later today.

Thibodaux man charged with stalking after calling woman 42 times, ramming her car

A Thibodaux man is charged with stalking after allegedly calling a woman 42 times in a day in violation of a protective order then ramming a car in which she was riding, police said.

Bowie County guard accused of helping inmate escape

 A Bowie County Correctional Center guard is under arrest after he allegedly helped an inmate escape on July 14.

LSU press poet Alice Friman wins Georgia Author of the Year Award

“Vinculum,” by LSU Press poet Alice Friman, received the Georgia Author of the Year Award for poetry. The 48th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards were presented at Kennesaw State University on June 16.