Statewide News

Oyster flu virus plaguing Louisiana

Three oyster harvesting areas in Louisiana are off limits as of Monday evening. Health officials are trying to figure out what is causing a stomach flu outbreak. 38 cases of Norovirus have been reported from oysters fished out of St.

Rep. Hardy working on 'Saggy Pant's' Bill

Representative Rickey Hardy is working to pass a law known as the 'Saggy Pants Bill.' The legislation involves fining people who wear low-riding pants that expose their underwear.

Extremist group threatening political leaders

BATON ROUGE - A domestic extremist group has sent letters to more than 30 U.S. governors demanding resignation. One letter was sent to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's office on Monday.

Price of crawfish remains high

The price of crawfish has skyrocketed over the past few months. Experts say colder temperatures and the Catholic Lenten season are partially to blame. Prices are expected to decrease as temperatures rise.

State consider smoke ban at casinos and bars

The debate on banning smoking in bars and casinos could heat up again this legislative session. The state campaign for tobacco-free living is pushing lawmakers to add those establishments to the list of places Louisiana residents can't light up.

State Senator Hebert switches parties

State Senator Troy Hebert of Jeanerette has officially switched his party affiliation from Democrat to independent. This move makes Hebert the only non-party-affiliated member in the Senate.

Hacker disables more than 100 cars remotely

More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of con

State representative wants same grading systems

A local state lawmaker is trying to make things simple for Louisiana's school system. Lafayette's state Representative Rickey Hardy wants to introduce a bill to make all of the school's grading systems the same in the state.

18 illegal workers busted by Border Patrol

UNDATED - Authoriities say a large immigration bust took place in Livingston Parish. 18 construction workers were rounded up at the North Oaks Medical Center Wednesday and are currently in federal custody. The U.S.