Statewide News

Armed robbery suspect leaves behind cuffs after escape from custody

An armed robbery suspect who was handcuffed managed to disappear from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office after he was brought in for questioning.

Judge removed from Major Hasan court martial due to 'doubts'

In an opinion dated Dec. 3, the highest military appellate court ordered the removal of Col. Gregory Gross, trial judge in the Maj. Nidal M. Hasan court martial, here for the appearance of bias.

Texas A&M QB, Manziel, names Heisman finalist

Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel, has been named one of three Heisman finalists. "Johnny Football" will be joined by Kansas State quarterback, Collin Klein, and Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te'o.

Wal-Mart in Houma evacuated after man ignites clorine-filled container

Deputies are currently looking for a man believed to have set off a chemical reaction in a Wal-Mart over the weekend.

Aggies, Sooner slated for 77th AT&T Cotton Bowl

Johnny “Football” Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies are coming to Cowboys Stadium to face Landry Jones and the Oklahoma Sooners in a battle of top-ranked teams in the 77th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Chick-fil-A Bowl selects #7 LSU to face Clemson on New Year’s Eve

The Chick-fil-A Bowl has selected the #7 LSU Tigers to represent the SEC against Clemson from the SEC in its 45th annual game Dec. 31 in Atlanta.

Another West Nile case reported in Bossier Parish

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals continues to detect West Nile cases up to the year's end, with state health officials reporting 11 new cases and one new death this week.

Judge: Governor Jindal’s voucher program cannot continue

Judge Tim Kelley ruled today that Governor Jindal’s school voucher program cannot continue. The ruling came this morning after hearing testimony over the past two days and closing arguments.

Louisiana lottery players win big on record Powerball draw night

Yesterday was a lucky night for thousands of Louisiana Lottery players. For starters, more than 171,000 Powerball players will cash in on prizes won in the record $587.5 million Powerball drawing on Nov.

NOAA: 2012 produced 19 named storms, 10 hurricanes

November 30 marks the end of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season, one that produced 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes and one became a major hurricane. The number of named storms is well above the average of 12.