Statewide News

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.

New Orleans Saints announce practice squad

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today the team has signed the following players to their eight-man practice squad:

Community celebration to honor Mickey Shunick will take place Sept. 29

A community celebration honoring the life of Mickey Shunick will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Louisiana state trooper rescues fawn during Isaac

Troopers patrolling the Troop L area took time to rescue this young fawn stranded by rising water on LA-22 in Madisonville, LA.

Court rips Texas redistricting plan as discriminatory

Federal judges struck down Texas lawmakers' plans for new congressional and state legislative districts Tuesday, finding the maps were designed to discriminate against minorities.

Dewhurst plans to seek re-election

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, looking beyond a failed run for the U. S. Senate, announced Tuesday that he plans to seek re-election as lieutenant governor.

Hurricane Isaac pushes back Texas A&M v La Tech opener to October

Louisiana Tech University officials announced today that its season opener against Texas A&M has been postponed until Oct.

Adult, juvenile arrested for looting in Houma

The Houma Police Department arrested an adult and juvenile for looting.

Texas Most Wanted Fugitive caught in San Antonio

Eddie Garza Jr., 40, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being captured in San Antonio. A $5,000 reward will be paid on a tip that helped lead to his arrest.

Isaac upgraded to category 1 hurricane

Isaac reached hurricane status Tuesday as it closed it on the Gulf Coast, threatening to deluge parts of the region with huge amounts of rain.