Statewide News

CDC: Four sick people who docked near New Orleans have malaria

The Centers for Disease Control says a man that is critically ill in a New Orleans, LA, area hospital has malaria. The man came in on a cargo ship that had been to several ports before arriving in Louisiana. 

Plaquemines Parish President: one person taken from ship to hospital, listed in critical condition

UPDATE: Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser says at least one person was taken to a hospital from a ship that arrived from Africa.

LA State Police bust TX man for 5th DWI

Louisiana State Police say Curtis Shane Steitler, 38, of Lufkin, TX, told them he blacked out before crashing into a ditch along Highway 90 east of Vinton early Tuesday morning.

Sen. Morrell says state colleges need clear policies to deal with sexual assault

A state senator says it's going to take new laws to help colleges reduce the number of sexual assaults on campus.

Authorities need help identify woman using stolen checks across LA

Several law enforcement agencies are trying to identify a black woman, who has been using stolen checks in stores across South Louisiana.

Louisiana's tourism industry is on the rebound

Louisiana's tourism industry was left in shambles after visitors shied away from visiting the state after the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Louisiana ranks #4 in rate of women murdered by men

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LPSO charges Hayden for sexually assaulting juvenile

Livingston Parish deputies are charging William Hayden, 49, for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl in March 2013.

EBRSO charges William Hayden with another count of Forcible Rape

‘Sons of Guns’ reality TV star William Hayden is being charged with another count of Forcible Rape. Casey Hicks, a sheriff’s spokesperson, says Hayden allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl about 22 years ago.

Lafourche Parish inmate is back in jail after escape

UPDATE: The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office reports Jason Dempster is jail. -------------------------