Statewide News

Man dies of swine flu

SHREVEPORT - Health officials say another person has died from the swine flu in Louisiana. The state death total now sits at 41 people. Officials say the swine flu vaccine is now available to everyone in the state.

Houston soon to be home of abortion 'supercenter'

A coalition of pro-life advocates and religious leaders plan to gather in Houston on Jan. 18 to oppose what is expected to be the largest abortion clinic in the country.

Yao Ming and 6' 2" wife expecting first baby

UNDATED - Break out the cigars and/or Serbian professional basketball players! Rockets star Yao Ming and his wife Ye Li are expecting their first child in July, a Chinese newspaper reported Tuesday.

Sen. Cornyn supports CSPAN covering health care

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen.

Houston swears in openly gay mayor

Parker's public inauguration was held at the Wortham Theater on Monday.Several former mayors, including Bill White, Lee Brown, Bob Lanier, Kathryn Whitmire and Fred Hofheinz were in attendance.

H1N1 vaccine available to public

Louisiana — The H1N1 vaccine is available to the general public of Louisiana starting today. Health officials say an estimated 216,000 Louisiana residents have contracted the disease.

H1N1 doses available

Louisiana — Doses of the H1N1 vaccine will be available for everyone in Louisiana starting next week. State health officials had limited the vaccine to target groups that were more likely to catch and spread the virus. Now that mos

Law enforcement agencies stepping up patrols

Louisiana — Law Enforcement agencies are stepping up patrols in anticipation of tonights celebrations. Officials say if you plan to drink designate a driver or take a taxi.

Texas study confirms lower autism rate in Hispanics

NEW YORK – Hispanic kids are less likely than their non-Hispanic white counterparts to be diagnosed with autism, and socioeconomic factors don't seem to explain the difference, according to a new study in Texas scho

McGrady, Rockets parting ways

HOUSTON - Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets have reached a mutual decision that allows him to leave the team while the two sides try to facilitate a trade, likely ending the former All-Star guard’s tenure with t