Statewide News

2012 work-related fatalities decline in Louisiana

The number of work-related fatalities in 2012 in Louisiana declined to 106, according to a preliminary count by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Armored car guard arrested for stealing a $60,000 deposit bag

An employee of a local armored car company was arrested by Caddo sheriff's deputies for stealing a $60,000 deposit bag, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

'Grotesque' misconduct gets Danziger Bridge case tossed

Blasting what he called "grotesque prosecutorial misconduct," a federal judge Tuesday ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of shooting unarmed civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Serial casino cheat to face charges in Baton Rouge following arrest in Connecticut

A man with a history of cheating at casinos was busted in Connecticut. Once he faces charges there, he will be extradited to Baton Rouge for attempting the same scam at L’Auberge Casino.

Central father uses a little embarrassment to teach son a big lesson

One Central father used a little public humiliation to teach his son an important lesson over the weekend.

UPDATE: Missing Shreveport child found in East Texas

UPDATE (09-15-13): A child reported missing last week in west Shreveport has been located safe and sound in East Texas.

Delta Kappa Epsilon to Kent State: ‘We apologize to your entire community for the banner’

The LSU chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity issued an apology to the Kent State community. The letter is in response to a sign its members posted on its house during Saturday’s home game.

Tiger fans call penalty for fraternity sign mocking Kent State massacre

Fans lined LSU’s campus on Saturday, Sept. 14 for the second home game of the season. However, before the Tigers battled Kent State on the field, some fans were calling for a penalty due to an inappropriate display of team spirit.

Ingrid now a hurricane in Gulf

Tropical Storm Ingrid strengthened into a hurricane Saturday afternoon, the second of the 2013 season in the Atlantic region, the National Hurricane Center said.

New Orleans Jazz Fest now taking band applications for 2014 festival

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell (April 25 – May 4) will accept applications for bands wishing to perform at the 2014 Festival through Tuesday, October 1, 2013.