Statewide News

New break in 20-year-old cold case provided by DNA technology

Recent advances in technology may have given New Orleans Police detectives a solid lead in two violent cold cases. Investigators said they believe one man raped two women and killed one of them.

NFL: Report of reduced suspension for Vilma is false

Reports that Saints linebacker Jonathon Vilma will have his year long suspension reduced are not true according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.

Crews continue to find out more about mysterious Bayou Corne sinkhole

Bubbles and a massive sinkhole continue to plague the residents of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou. Geologists and experts were sent in today to continue monitoring the sinkhole, which appeared Friday morning.

Will former Governor Edwin Edwards become a father at 85 years old?

 Could former governor Edwin Edwards be thinking of becoming a father again? According to the man himself, that's the plan.

Second suspect arrested for fatal Tigerland shooting

 A second suspect has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting in the Tigerland area.

Team bass fishing is taking off as a popular high school sport

A unique sport is making a splash in a exas high school.

West Nile virus on the rise in the U.S., health officials say

The United States is experiencing its biggest spike in West Nile virus since 2004, with 241 cases of the disease reported nationwide this year so far, including four deaths, health officials said.

Tropical Storm Ernesto Inches Toward Gulf Of Mexico

As Tropical Storm Ernesto inches toward the Gulf Of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center is keeping their eye on two new distubances. One storm is off the Coast Of Florida in the Atlantic.

Mayor Holden urges EBR to get Red Stick Ready

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden is urging East Baton Rouge residents to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Ernesto as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, and to review preliminary precautions.

Police Search for Family of Deceased Woman

 A female who was found dead near a canal July 3 has been identified as 50-year-old Freda Charlene Truelove. Investigators said there were no signs of foul play in her death, but have not been able to locate Truelove's next-of-kin.