Statewide News

Law created to improve early childhood education in Louisiana

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will improve early childhood education in Louisiana by aligning the licensing of daycare centers throughout the state with Act 3.

Plane crashes in Baker, sets two houses on fire

Emergency responders are on the scene of a plane crash in Baker. Sources have confirmed that the pilot was killed in the crash.

Have Great Looking Skin at Any Age

(StatePoint) One of the customary perks of getting older is growing a little wiser along the way.  You’ve most likely come to appreciate your “thicker skin” when dealing with life’s sticky situations.

New Technology Helps Boomers and Seniors Have Fun and Stay in Touch

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a technophobe who is reluctant to make new purchases, or you warmly embrace every trend, you may be excited to hear about user-friendly innovations, such as touch screen computers, that can make life easier and

Five Ways Baby Boomers Can Stay Active

(StatePoint) While it’s difficult to encapsulate the moods of tens of millions of people born between 1946 and 1964, one thing has often been said about boomers -- they share a determination to stay forever young.

Report: 7.5 percent of state’s population suffers from fatal lung disease, females at greater risk

Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation.

Representatives reject Senate version of the budget just days before session's end

Louisiana Representatives decided to throw out the budget passed over to them from Senators.

Governor Jindal signs bill cracking down on individuals and business owners fraudulently posing as veterans

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will help prevent individuals who have never served in the military from dishonoring the service of our veterans and veteran small business owners.

Fallen soldier arrives home: honored by community

A Louisiana Soldier who died serving our country over the Memorial Day weekend was honored today.

Bill proposing more lenient penalties for marijuana possession passes through committee

Getting caught smoking marijuana could soon carry a smaller fine and little to no jail time. One representative is hoping to get a law passed that makes the penalties for possession of marijuana more lenient.