Statewide News

1 killed, 1 injured in well accident

GRAND CANE — One worker was killed and another seriously injured by a gas well blowout in Grand Cane. Officials evacuted two dozen houses near the Chesapeake Energy well that blew around 10:30 a.m. The well was going through routine maint

Former first lady alleged victim of domestic violence

LOUISIANA — Former Louisiana first lady Candy Edwards is alledgly a victim of domestic violence. The east Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 34-year-old Brian Low for allegedly beating up edwards. Low is the father of Edwards' 3-year-o

Two more die from swine flu

LOUISIANA — Two more people have died from swine flu complications in Louisiana. That total number of deaths is now 35. A man from the Monroe area and a man from the Lake Charles area died within the last week. The swine flu vaccine i

Congressman sentenced to 13 years

LOUISIANA - Former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday. Officials say it is the longest term ever imposed on a congressman for bribery. He was also ordered to give up 470 thousand dollars i

Jindal speaks on hurricane readiness

LOUISIANA — Tropical depression Ida is no longer a threat to Louisiana. Governor Jindal said the state made sure they were ready just in case. Several state agencies were on hand at a news conference yesterday where Governor Jindal u

Ida downgraded to tropical storm

DAUPHIN ISLAND, ALABAMA — Ida sloshed ashore with rain and gusty winds before losing its tropical storm strength Tuesday, leaving weather-hardened Gulf Coast residents largely unscathed. The U.S.

People prepare for hurrican Ida

LOUISIANA — Governor Bobby Jindal has issued a state of emergency for tropical storm Ida.

Judge resigns amid controversy

LOUISIANA — Louisiana judge Keith Bardwell has resigned Tuesday, after refusing to perform a marriage ceremony for an interracial couple. The Shreveport Times reports the judge said he believed the relationship would cause too much harm to t

Saints pluck Falcons

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints remain undefeated after beating the Atlanta Falcons 35-27 Monday night. The Advertiser reports the team moves to a 7-0 record for only the second time in franchise history.

Judge denies congressman

LOUISIANA — A judge denied a move to dismiss the federal bankruptcy case against William Jefferson. The former congressman and his wife filed for liquidation after he was convicted of corruption. A trustee said the case should be filed u