Statewide News

Feds: Rock-throwing prompts Texas border shooting

Mexico's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. Border Patrol agent of fatally shooting a Mexican citizen along the border.

Players associated with Saints bounty scandal reinstated

Suspensions for four players connected to the Saints “bountygate” scandal have been overturned by a three-man arbitration panel, according to sources.

Deputy working as crossing guard killed directing traffic at school

A school crossing guard was killed in Evangeline Parish after two cars collided near the elementary school where the reserve deputy was working.

LSU confirms that tar balls are from BP oil spill

The LSU School of Coast and Environmental Science says the tar balls that washed up on Elmer's Island and Grand Isle are from the BP spill in 2010.

Second man alleges Arkansas constable tried to rape him

A second man has come forward to allege that Jefferson County Constable Thomas Eagle attempted to rape him when the man was a child.

Baton Rouge officer booked for domestic battery

A Major with the Baton Rouge Police Department was arrested Saturday, Sept. 1 in Livingston Parish for allegedly pushing the mother of his child around her kitchen in Denham Springs, repeatedly.

TxDOT approves fastest speed limit in US for stretch of toll road

  Texas is set to get a new bragging right: the fastest speed limit in the country.

West Nile death confirmed in East Texas

Health officials confirm the West Nile virus has killed one person in Cherokee County. According to county spokeswoman Rhonda Jones, authorities were notified of the death on Tuesday.

Texas soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Isaac death toll rises in Louisiana heat

(CNN) -- Louisiana authorities Monday blamed an eighth U.S. death on the effects of last week's Hurricane Isaac when a 90-year-old man died in a sweltering home without electricity in suburban New Orleans.