Statewide News

Governor Jindal seeking aide for Bossier area

Bossier City— Governor Jindal flew over the area this weekend and says he will ask for federal help to cope with the flooding and storm damage. Jindal was at the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in Bossier City Sunday t

LSU to auction Box Stadium memorbilia

LOUISIANA — Tigers fans across the state have a chance to buy some Louisiana State baseball history.

State fair set to kick off

SHREVEPORT — The annual state fair will kick off its 103rd year in Shreveport Thursday. The theme this year is "first and forever." Officials say they believe it will bring an economic boost to the area and will be cheaper for fair-goers.

Louisiana graduation rates tumble

LOUISIANA — A new study shows Louisiana graduation rates are dropping. The report comes form the "Southern Regional Education Board" in Atlanta. Out of the 16 states reviewed, Louisiana suffered the largest fall of any state over a five-y

Official demanded to resign

NEW ORLEANS — Governor Bobby Jindal and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu are calling for the resignation of Keith Bardwell, a white justice of the peace, who denied marriage to an interracial couple.

Streets flooded in New Orleans

New Orleans — Heavy rain flooded the streets of New Orleans Monday. Roads were left underwater as the thunderstorms rolled through. Officials say some neighborhoods got three inches of rain in less than an hour. Policed reported rescui

Plane crash in Pineville

PINEVILLE— Two single engine Cessna planes collided in the air Saturday, killing two and injuring two others. The accident happened near Pineville Regional Airport during the "Fall Fly in", a socical event for reacreational pilots. Feder

LSU pays offensive coordinator at odd time

BATON ROUGE— Officials at Louisiana State Univeristy have decided to give Offensive Coordinator Gary Crowton a 50,000 dollar pay raise to $450,0000. The timing of the raise has many around the state raising an eyebrow. The raise comes on

Outback Steakhouse partners with local shrimpers

LOUISIANA— Governor Jindal announced Outback Steakhouse is partnering up with the Louisiana shrimping industry. All 14 Outback Steakhouse restaurants in the state will purchase Louisiana shrimp only.

Good Enrollment Numbers May Be Due To The Economy

Enrollment at area colleges and universities has increased by 1,700 students since last year, and officials say, it's due in part to the economy.