Statewide News

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.

Local horses infected with West Nile virus, officials urge precaution

The State Department of Agriculture and Forestry says they're seeing a large jump in the number of horses infected with West Nile virus.

Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes baby zebra

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a baby plains zebra. He was born on Tuesday, July 17 and is doing well on exhibit with the herd. This baby is the 23rd zebra born at the Baton Rouge Zoo.

Suspects sought for fatal shooting in the Iberville Housing Development

New Orleans Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Aldred “Al” Dixon and 19-year-old Demonte “D-man” Carmouche.