Statewide News

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.

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.