Statewide News

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.

13-year-old buys 60+ stuffed animals for sick ETX kids

A 13-year-old girl from Ben Wheeler took it upon herself to do some good for others this holiday season. Emily George has big plans that don't stop at just Christmas time either.

Tyrann Mathieu to enter NFL draft

Despite a rocky year due to drug related issues, Tyrann Mathieu is reportedly entering the NFL draft.

ACLU issues letter defending woman's right to 'middle finger light display'

Sarah Henderson was told by police to remove Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger, and fined after complaints from neighbors. However, the American Civil Liberties Union says she had every right to put them up.

New study shows Louisiana workplace injuries and illnesses declining1

The rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases in Louisiana requiring days away from work declined in 2011.

Educators bring Jindal's voucher program to court

The first day of what's expected to be three days of testimony over Governor Jindal's educational voucher program has wrapped up.

Horse set loose in Mississippi city after carriage crash with car

The driver of a horse-drawn carriage in downtown Natchez has minor injuries after a vehicle driver collided with the carriage, setting the horse named Mack loose on Natchez's streets.