Statewide News

Experts look to cap leak after top kill failure

With the top kill method unsuccessful, experts work on their newest attempts to plug the leak. The procedure involves cutting off part of the busted pipe, then lowering a cap onto the leak.

New abortion requirement passes state Senate

The state Senate signed off on a new abortion requirement. Under the proposed bill, women will have to get an ultrasound before having the procedure.

State Representatives don't move forward with cell phone bill

BATON ROUGE — State Representatives decided to not go forward with a bill involving driving with cell phones. The Legislation would have allowed police to pull over people using a hand-held cell phone while driving. The bill could come up

Shrimpers fear upcoming shrimp season

The oil spill could mean a big disaster for the shrimping season in Louisiana. Many fishers like Rickey and Charlie Robin are preparing for an unpredictable season.

Lawsuit filed in oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS -A lawsuit has been filed in the recent oil rig explosion. The suit was made on behalf of Shane Roshto, who is one of the workers still missing. It names two companies, Trans-Ocean and BP as defendants. The suit claims the compan

Oyster fishing reopens in two waterways

LAFAYETTE - Oyster harvesters can once again drop nets in two Louisiana waterways. An area in Plaquemines and St.

Driver licenses could see changes

More personal information could be put on display on Louisiana drivers licenses. State Representative Rickey Hardy is proposing a bill that would require convicted drug offenders to show their crimes. Under the proposed law, an orange sticker l

Police search for gunman that injured 7

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are trying to track down the gunman in a weekend shooting that injured 7. All of the victims are expected to be okay. It happened on the outskirts of the French Quarter Saturday. Officers say a 17-year-old bo

Representative kicks off campaign for Senator bid

Louisiana Representative Charlie Melancon kicked off his campaign run in Shreveport Thursday morning. It was part of his 'jambalaya and jobs' tour across the Pelican state. Representative Melancon is looking to take current Senator David Vitter

Porn star planning Senate run

Louisiana native porn star Stormy Daniels says if she runs for the U.S. Senate, she will do it as a Republican. Daniels' claims she has been a lifelong Democrat, but says the Republican ticket best matches her views of sex and money.