Statewide News

Empty nets in Louisiana three years after the spill

On his dock along the banks of Bayou Yscloskey, Darren Stander makes the pelicans dance.

Credit education: An important ingredient for homeownership

(StatePoint) There's a good reason why many people dream of owning a home. Homeownership offers benefits such as stable monthly payments and the opportunity to establish a sense of community.

LSU running back Jeremy Hill arrested for battery

LSU runningback Jeremy Hill was arrested early Saturday morning for an incident at a local bar. The Baton Rouge Police Department said that Hill, 20, was arrested early Saturday morning.

Louisiana ranks 17th nationally in infant immunizations

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is encouraging parents to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date.

Louisiana's cohort graduation rate reaches an all-time high

Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana State Superintendent of Schools John White announced recently that, for the second consecutive year, Louisiana's graduation rate has increased--reaching an all-time high of 72.3 percent of students comple

Data shows babies born in state spend fewer days in intensive care

Partnerships between the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, nonprofit advocacy groups and Louisiana hospitals reduced the number of days babies born in Louisiana have spent in Neonatal Intensive Care units by 20,000, according to pre

Mother's Day: Great tech gift ideas for modern moms

(StatePoint) You may not think your mom is "cool," but is she hip when it comes to technology? If you have a tech savvy mom, skip the order on the flower bouquet and treat her right this Mother's Day with the latest gear.

Horse owners urged to prepare for mosquito borne diseases

As summertime approaches and mosquitoes become more prevalent, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West

Troopers discover 50 pounds of marijuana during I-20 traffic stop

During the morning hours of April 24, a state trooper stopped a 2012 Chrysler 200 for a traffic violation on I-20 eastbound west of Ruston in Lincoln Parish which lead to the discovery of marijuana in the vehicle.

VIDEO: President George W. Bush Presidential Library celebration

Hundreds gathered in Dallas on Thursday to witness the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. After the dedication, the crowd was entertained with music and a spectacular fireworks show.