Statewide News

Quarter of Louisiana children living in poverty

LOUISIANA - A report out Wednesday shows one in every four children in Louisiana lives in poverty. Officials say the two main predictors of a child's well-being in Louisiana are race and place. A majority of public school students come from low

Swine flu showing decrease in population

LOUISIANA - It appears fewer people are becoming sick with swine flu in Louisiana. State health officials have noticed a decrease in the amount of people getting the H1N1 flu over the last few weeks. Officials still want folks to stay healthy.

State asks for more time

UNDATED - The state is asking for more time to offer hurricane recovery benefits from last years storms. Federal aid is scheduled to end in March, but state officials are asking for a 6 month extension. Louisiana's hurricane recovery chief says

Ponzi schemist behind bars

LOUISIANA - Louisiana businessman, Matthew Pizzolato, is accused of running a ponzi scheme and was arrested Friday. Prosecutors say he duped 160 investors out of nearly 20 million dollars. They claim he used the money to buy cars, cruises and

Congressman speaks on oyster ban

UNDATED - Congressman Charlie Melancon was one of the officials at the forefront in getting the FDA to take another look at the oyster ban. The congressman was in the D.C.

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