Statewide News

People across Louisiana say goodbye to George Rodrigue

People all across the state said goodbye to one of Louisiana's most loved artists. Hundreds of people came to the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans to honor and remember George Rodrigue, the iconic "Blue Dog" painter.

Jindal Announces Plans for Coastal Protection Institute

Governor Bobby Jindal announced plans for an institute specializing in coastal restoration, protection and water management. The research facility will be called ‘The Water Campus’ located in downtown Baton Rouge.

Louisiana teen sentenced for wrestling-style killing of sister

A 13-year-old Louisiana boy has been sentenced to three years in a secure juvenile facility for killing his 5-year-old half-sister by performing pro-style wrestling moves on her, a court spokeswoman told CNN Wednesday.

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.