Statewide News

Texas most wanted fugitive arrested in California

A Texas Most Wanted fugitive has been arrested in California. Ricco Leo Torres, 33, is a top 10 Texas Most Wanted Fugitive and Barrio Azteca gang member. He is now in custody after being arrested on Tuesday in California.

Scenic Rivers Project benefits farmers with land along Louisiana waterways

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Ducks Unlimited and the LSU AgCenter hosted an educational seminar for southwest Louisiana farmers on Tuesday at the AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension office in Crowley.

Report indicates decrease in Louisiana initial unemployment insurance claims

Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 15, 2013, decreased to 2,915 from the previous week's total of 3,755. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending June 16, 2012, figure of 3,806.

Texas abortion bill dies as confusion marks end of session

The Texas legislature's special session ended in chaos and confusion early Wednesday, when a marathon filibuster failed -- but so did a Republican effort to pass a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.

Transparency Committee Launches Impeachment Probe of UT Regent

Today, the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations held its preliminary meeting for the investigation of the contemplated impeachment of Wallace Hall, a current member of the Board of Regents at the University of Texas

Photo ID now required to vote in TX elections

Pursuant to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued today, new voting requirements passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will take effect immediately. Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas.

TX teenager dead after being impaled by bull statue

A Texas teenager was killed over the weekend after a game of hide and seek went terribly wrong.

DPS boosts DWI patrols for July 4th

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 10-day period that includes the July 4th holiday.

Governor Jindal signs two anti-human trafficking bills into law

Governor Bobby Jindal signed two bills into law that will help guard against human trafficking across Louisiana by strengthening protections for victims and enhancing penalties for wrongdoers.