States fight to save wildlife

Louisiana wildlife is taking a heavy hit due to the Gulf spill. Marine birds have especially been burdened by the massive spill and wildlife centers have been doing their best to find and rescue them.

White House eyes a compromise on gays in military

WASHINGTON – A proposal to step up the repeal of the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military but still allow the Pentagon time — perhaps even years — to implement new policies was being discussed Monday by admi

UL Lady Cajuns softball advances to Super Regionals

The Lady Cajun softball team clinched their second Super Regional appearance in the past three years. UL went undefeated beating Texas A&M and LSU.

Local economy could soon be affected by oil spill

The crisis in the Gulf may soon have some serious seafood side effects on the local economy.

Spill bigger than 2 states combined

Experts now say nearly 130 million gallons of crude oil have spewed into the ocean waters. Scientists estimate the oil now covers more than 1,400 square miles, that's bigger than Maryland and Delaware combined.

Texas man faked way into army

A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press

BP shelling out cash

BP has paid Louisiana more than $40 million dollars to cover the cost of their busted rig. So far, the state has spent $5 million in efforts to keep the oil from coming ashore.

License fee could get the boot

BATON ROUGE - The state legislation aimed at taking away the extra $15 fee for driver's licenses is making progress.

Researches hit the Gulf to find answers

While efforts are being made to contain the oil and predict it's path, other scientists work to figure out how much is spilling into the gulf.

New abortion requirement passes state Senate

The state Senate signed off on a new abortion requirement. Under the proposed bill, women will have to get an ultrasound before having the procedure.