Statewide News

Winter storm aims at East Coast

A frigid winter storm system that put Dallas in the deep freeze is hitting the East Coast on Sunday. Luckily for those people, it should be a short visit.

LPB chronicles comeback of LA Black Bear

Two decades ago, the Louisiana Black Bear was on the brink of extinction, but today it is on the rebound. The latest episode of Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s six-part wildlife series Alive!

Shell passes on locating GTL project in Louisiana

Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) announced on Thursday that the company will not move forward with the proposed 140,000 barrels per day Gulf Coast gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Louisiana and will suspend any further work on the pro

3 men now arrested for rape of 12-year-old girl

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office reports that a total of three men have now been arrested for raping a 12-year-old girl: Authur L.

Cyber Monday: Life imitating hype

Cyber Monday is finally living up to its name. When it started in 2005, the first Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend was only the 10th busiest day of the year for online sales, according to comScore.

LA unemployment rate falls for two months

Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped in September and October, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported on Wednesday.

DEMCO warns of utility scams taking place in LA

DEMCO has sent a warning to Co-op members and area residents regarding a utility scam currently taking place.

Police raid Port Allen massage parlors in possible sex trafficking ring

Police raided two Port Allen massage parlors on Monday morning, all in an attempt to shut down what may be a sex trafficking ring.

LA tourism wins annual award for Southern region

The Louisiana Office of Tourism is the State Tourism Office of the Year according to the Southeast Tourism Society.