Statewide News

Saved by the Belt: How a simple decision saved two lives

When you look at the photograph, it’s hard to imagine anyone could have walked away from the crash. But a woman and her 12-year-old son did just that and it was the simple decision to fasten seat belts that made it possible.

Over 100 ‘shake-and-bake’ meth labs recovered Baton Rouge home

Roughly 100 bottles used to make methamphetamine were discovered this afternoon in a Baton Rouge home.

Wife arrested for shooting husband four times during domestic dispute

A woman was arrested for attempted murder for allegedly shooting her husband numerous times.

This summer: Stay in shape without a gym membership

(StatePoint) It's not as easy to hide under layers of clothing during the summer. You'll want to look your best in those shorts, t-shirts and bathing suits; as such, staying in shape is key.

Don't overlook these seasonal kitchen tasks

(StatePoint) While regular kitchen chores like doing the dishes and taking out the trash are almost impossible to ignore, it can be easy to forget certain maintenance tasks that keep your ship smoothly sailing.

Get your car ready for summer travel

(StatePoint) Road tripping is a summertime rite of passage. From camping and beach trips to family reunions, most likely you'll be adding some extra miles to your vehicle over the next few months.

Tips to avoid injuries while spring cleaning

(StatePoint) Cleaning your home from top to bottom this spring? Do so with care. From falls off ladders to muscle pain, heavy-duty chores can be hazardous to your health and wellness if you're not careful.

Youth hunters experience success

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) conducted six youth lottery deer hunts and three youth lottery waterfowl hunts on Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) during the 2012-13 hunting season.

Tips to start composting for your garden

(StatePoint) It doesn't matter if you're a gardening novice trying to supplement your dinner table with some home-grown veggies or an entrepreneur that earns a living off the land, composting is a simple way to go green and help save th

Many school expenses eligible for Louisiana tax breaks

Tuition, uniforms, supplies and other education expenses paid during the 2012 tax year may be eligible for deductions on the Louisiana individual income tax return.