Statewide News

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.

LA DHH does poor job monitoring WIC according to audit

Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals is doing a bad job of monitoring the WIC program. That's according to the findings of a brand new audit just released by the State Legislative Auditor's Office.

Father, 7-month-old son laid to rest after November 13th shooting

Grieving family and friends packed a New Orleans church Saturday to lay to rest a young father and his seven-month-old son, both victims of street violence in the city.

Office of Debt Recovery to move forward collecting overdue ethics fines

At Thursday’s meeting of the Cash Management Review Board, leaders of the Office of Debt Recovery (ODR) agreed to move forward with State Treasurer John Kennedy's suggestion to immediately begin the process of collecting over $1.6 mil

LA Treasurer Calls for Further Scrutiny of Light City's State Contracts

BATON ROUGE, LA - Light City, a non-profit organization in New Orleans that failed to properly document federal expenses, also has state contracts, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.