Statewide News

Six Flags Jazzland to be transformed

Louisiana developers say they're ready to transform an abandoned Six Flags theme park into a vibrant multi-use area.

Republican Party responds to Edwin Edwards' bid for US Congress

 Following the recent annuncement that Edwin Edwards will run for US Congress, the Louisiana GOP has issued the following response from LoJason Doré, LAGOP Executive Director:

Edwin Edwards: I'm running for Congress

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards has announced he’s running for US Congress. Edwards served four terms as Governor of Louisiana. He served from 1972-1980, 1984-1988, and 1992-1996. Edwards hopes to replace Dr.

Emergency lane closure on Interstate 10

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that on Thursday, March 13, Interstate 10 will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction, between the La.

Governor’s Office urges drivers to use caution as winter conditions continue

Due to winter weather impacting road conditions throughout Louisiana, Governor Jindal is urging motorists to use caution over the next 24 hours.

Runaway Child Advisory Issued for Ft Polk Girl

The Fort Polk Directorate of Emergency Services is requesting the public’s assistance to safely locate a 14 year old runaway girl from Fort Polk.

Voter registration deadline Wednesday, March 5, for April 5th election

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the April 5th municipal primary election is Wednesday, March 5th.

Lake Charles woman arrested for vehicular homicide

A Lake Charles woman was arrested for vehicular homicide following a fatal crash on LA Highway 370 near Roxie Road. Emily Marcantel, 22, of Lake Charles was driving west on Sunday, March 2, just before 8:00 p.m.

Former NFL star Darren Sharper, facing fresh rape charges, turns himself in

Former NFL star Darren Sharper, wanted in New Orleans in connection with the alleged rapes of two women, has turned himself in to Los Angeles authorities.

LA Representative proposes Holy Bible as official state book

 Louisiana already has several official symbols to represent the state, such as the brown pelican for our state bird, and the magnolia for our state flower.