Statewide News

In electrical storms, being indoors doesn't mean you're out of the woods

Weather experts agree: When lightning strikes, it's best to go indoors.

New Orleans memorial for Terrilynn Monette scheduled, scholarship fund established

The New Orleans memorial service for Terrilynn Monette has been scheduled for Saturday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m. It will be held at the Franklin Avenue Church.

LSU professor featured in volume on prison issues about criminal justice system

The United States incarcerates a higher percentage of its adult population than any other nation. Presently, more than one in 100 Americans over the age of 18 are imprisoned. In Louisiana, the figure is one in 86.

New Orleans man claims $1 million Powerball prize

Roddy Palazzo, Jr. claimed the $1 million Powerball prize from the July 10 drawing.

New jobs: Honeywell makes $208 million investment at 4 production plants in Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Geismar will gain new jobs with average salaries of $68,300 plus benefits. The jobs are due to a $208 million investment by Honeywell at four of its production plants.

BR doctor accused of sexual battery of female patient; other victims possible

A Baton Rouge physician was arrested for allegedly behaving inappropriately with a patient during four recent visits to his office located on Sherwood Forest in Baton Rouge.

New Orleans Woman claims $1 million Powerball prize on behalf of group

Bobby Reaux claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the July 6 drawing on behalf of BCT, a self-named group of coworkers from Macy's at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie.

Too many boards? Law cuts 15 state advisory committees

An Ascension Parish lawmaker believes getting rid of some state-level advisory committees will save taxpayers money while making government operate more efficiently.

Hundreds pay final respects for NOPD officer killed by hit-and-run driver

A funeral service was held today at the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church for Officer Rodney Thomas. The veteran law enforcement officer died in the early morning on Sunday, July 7 after he was stuck by a hit-and-run driver.

Senate decides against holding veto session

Twenty-six senators returned ballots late Thursday evening to cancel out an automatic veto session. The session was automatically set to start on July 16, unless either 2/3rds of the House or Senate voted against it.