Statewide News

State facing budget cuts

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections is facing a $26.4 million cut in funding for next year. The Shreveport Times reports Col.

Fans celebrate Saints with parade

NEW ORLEANS - A victory parade got underway yesterday in New Orleans. Thousands of fans lined up along the parade route, which started on Poydras in front of the Superdome. The parade then winded its way down to Convention Center Boulevard.

Former Rep. Charlie Wilson dead at 76

LUFKIN, Texas - A hospital spokeswoman says former Rep. Charlie Wilson of Texas has died at the age of 76.The Trinity native served in Congress for the second district of Texas for more than two decades.

Drew Brees reacts to the Saints Super Bowl win

MIAMI - After the game, Saints quarterback Drew Brees talked about the win and what it meant for the city of New Orleans.

Saints win Super Bowl XLIV

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl in franchise history on Sunday. The Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts last night 31-17. It was the Saints first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. Drew Brees received

Brees grandparents eager to watch

A central Texas couple will be watching for their grandson in this Sunday's Super Bowl. Football has a long history in the Texas family of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Volunteers fight for the coast with footballs

Crystal Kobza reports on one group's effort to help the coastal area.

Top prosecutor will not take on phone tampering case

NEW ORLEANS - The top federal prosecutor in New Orleans will not take on the alleged phone tampering case at Senator Mary Landrieu's office. U.S.

Arson up across the state

LOUISIANA - The State Fire Marshal's office says arson is up a whopping 30% over the last eight months. Officials believe a bad economy is to blame.

O'Keefe hinted about Landrieu job beforehand

NEW ORLEANS - It appears one of the men accused of trying to tamper with Senator Mary Landrieu's office phones gave a warning about the plot. Sources say James O'Keefe told people last week he was about to work a project in New Orleans. O'Keefe