Statewide News

7 new laws that now affect Louisiana drivers

Beginning August 1st, 2014, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state.

Texas woman survives flesh-eating bacteria

A Texas woman is recovering after a trip to the beach quickly turned into a life-threatening scare.

West Nile Virus spreads in St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Parish, LA (WGNO) -- A warning tonight for neighbors in St. Tammany Parish. West Nile Virus is spreading among mosquitoes there. WGNO News Anchor Vanessa Bolano talks testing and precautions from the North Shore.

LA Attorney General arrests 8 men in child exploitation bust

In the latest effort to keep Louisiana children safe, the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force affiliates have joined forces in arresting eight men for crimes related to the sexual exploitation of children.

Crews cleaning up hazardous material after BR train derailment

Seven cars from a train travelling along tracks near S. Choctaw and N. Sherwood Forest Drive in Baton Rouge, LA, derailed around 9:30 AM, Friday.

BESE to join Common Core lawsuit against Jindal

Tuesday morning, at a special meeting about Common Core, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to join the lawsuit against Governor Jindal.

Inside the life of an undocumented immigrant living in Shreveport

For one undocumented immigrant living in Shreveport, his journey and road to success was paved with hardships and fear. George crossed the Mexican border into the United States illegally 15 years ago.

Move over Hollywood! Louisiana is #1 for film production

The shady Southern pine trees on the outskirts of Shreveport, La., serve as a year-round "New England" set for the television series Salem, one of many shows and movies being filmed in the state.

Former Oakdale officer arrested for sexual relations with juvenile

Skylar Frank, 25, of Oakdale was arrested Tuesday, July 15 for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and malfeasance in office.

MS. flesh eating bacteria survivors

Two Mississippi men are recovering after they were exposed to flesh eating bacteria.