Statewide News

Remains of missing WWII marine from Louisiana identified

The remains of a Louisiana marine who went missing in action during WWII will be returned to his family.

Woman accused of cheating the state out of more than $26,000 with false tax returns

A Prairieville woman was arrested for tax evasion after she allegedly bilked the state out of more than $26,000 with fraudulent tax returns.

Brain-eating amoeba detected in Louisiana parish's water, officials say

Brain-eating amoebae were found in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, where a 51-year-old woman died from an infection in 2011, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said.

One dies in helicopter crash near Venice; three rescued by Coast Guard

A helicopter pilot was killed in a crash that took place 30 miles off the northeastern coast of Venice on Wednesday morning. Coast Guard officials were notified of the crash around 7:24 a.m.

Three men arrested at Baton Rouge Airport for attempting to smuggle 72 lbs of cocaine

Three men are being held on million dollar bonds after they were caught with 71.8 pounds of cocaine at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

14-year-old boy arrested for threatening violence against students in online chat room

A 14-year-old boy is being held on a $100,000 bond after he admitted to making threats of mass violence in an online chat room.

New Orleans puts in bid to host 2018 Super Bowl

New Orleans is once again in the running to host the Super Bowl. It's one of six cities to put in a bid for the 2018 big game. Miami, Dallas, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Tampa also hope to be named the winner.

Police: Man injects heroin while driving, crashes into police vehicle

A man injured a police officer after he crashed his vehicle into the back of his parked police unit. He was arrested after they found evidence to suggest he injected heroin prior to the crash.

Tropical Storm Karen weaks into a tropical depression

Some relief for people living along the Northern Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Karen has weakened to a tropical depression. Winds are now at 35 miles per hour and all tropical storm warnings have been dropped.

Lt. Gov. Dardenne sends 657 lbs of La. baseball gear to France

In an effort to share culture and strengthen tourism ties, including sports initiatives, Lt.