Statewide News

Texas' Gov. Rick Perry issued statement on Dept. of Justice Lawsuits

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Texas over new laws that require registered voters to present proper government issued identification prior to entering voting booths.

DCFS awarded more than $8 million in child support enforcement incentives

The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services' (DCFS) continued efforts to improve child support collections have been rewarded with more than $8 million as part of a federal Child Support Enforcement Incentive award.

DOTD launches "Way to Geaux" smartphone application for real-time travel information

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today the launch of "Way to Geaux," a new hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application providing Louisiana travelers access to around-the-clock, real-time tra

Number of technology-ready school districts increases sevenfold in one year

The Louisiana Department of Education today released its third semi-annual Louisiana Technology Footprint, indicating that the number of technology-ready Louisiana school systems has increased by a factor of seven since July 2012.

TX Lieutenant Governor caught on tape making effort to get niece out of jail

Texas Lieutenant Governor, David Dewhurst, is catching flack for a call he made to a local police department in an effort to spring a relative from jail.

Hasan declines to give closing argument in shooting of Ft. Hood soldiers case

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who admitted killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in November 2009, declined to give closing statement at court-martial on Thursday.

U.S. Department of Justice to file lawsuit against Texas over voter-ID law

The Department of Justice announced today that it will file a new lawsuit against the State of Texas, the Texas Secretary of State, and the Director of the Texas Department

Measles alert issued for residents of North Texas

Citing six confirmed measles cases in the last month and 11 cases for the year, the Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health alert and is urging immunization against this highly contagious illness.

ACT scores show more Louisiana students ready for college

The Department of Education and ACT today announced that the number of Louisiana high school students demonstrating readiness in English, math, and science for college level work increased significantly between 2012 and 2013, showing gains in e

Hasan trial: Day 11, 89 witnesses later

After 11 days of testimony from 89 witnesses, the government has rested its case in the case of U.S. vs. Nidal M. Hasan. Judge Tara Osborn began the day reviewing the witness lsit form the defense.