Statewide News

Tax cut for sinkhole evacuees

People living in the mandatory evacuation area for the Assumption Parish sinkhole have the option to lower property value of their home for the 2012 tax year, according to the parish's tax assesor's office.

Corps of Engineers not liable for Katrina damage, court rules

Three years ago, a federal court found the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers responsible for the catastrophic flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. On Monday, an appeals court threw that decision out.

Louisiana faces possible rise in obesity

According to the government, more than a third of adults in Louisiana are obese and a new study says that by the year 2030, that number could rise as high as 62%.

Senator David Vitter named Man Of The Year

The Baton Rouge Republican Party is bestowing the honor of man of the year on Senator David Vitter. The new award was given to Vitter for his work in Washington D.C.  

Galveston-based Coast Guard crews find $2 million worth drugs south of Cuba

Galveston based Coast Guard crews helped interdict more than $2 million worth of marijuana aboard a drug-smuggling speed boat between the coasts of Haiti and Cuba on August 13.

4 people, including 2 Jacksonville teachers, struck by lightning

 Three people were taken to a nearby hospital Thursday afternoon when they were struck by lightning in Jacksonville.

Casualty from West Nile Virus in Louisiana reported

There is News that another person in Louisiana has died from the West Nile Virus. This case comes out of Baton Rouge. That is the tenth death in the state so far this year.

166 new cases of West Nile Virus found in Louisiana

The Department Of Health And Hospitals has confirmed thirty one new human cases of the West Nile Virus bringing the Louisiana total to one hundrend seventy six.

Saints players involved in bounty scandal cleared for play

Those Saints players suspended for their alleged role in the bounty scandal have been cleared for play. This comes less than 48 hours from the Saints season opener against the Redskins in the Superdome.

BP to investigate new tar balls, oil on Louisiana coast

BP said Wednesday it is heading to the Louisiana coast to test whether tar balls and oil found on shore after Hurricane Isaac are from the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill.