Statewide News

Can Your Home Withstand Storm Season?

(StatePoint) Storm season is upon us again, bringing the potential for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and hurricanes through November.

Governor Jindal signs 75 new bills into law

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 75. HOUSE

Les Miles rappels downtown building for 'Over the Edge for Adoption'

LSU head football coach Les Miles rappelled down the 308-foot tall, 24-story One American Place building in downtown Baton Rouge on Thursday afternoon to raise awareness for the “Over the Edge for Adoption” non-profit foundation, wh

52 bills become new laws in Louisiana for 2013 legislative session

Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 52. Below are the latest additions.

Tips to Boost Your Smartphone's Battery Life

(StatePoint) Smartphones have become such integral parts of our lives that when we see those low battery warnings our hearts sink right along with the power of our mobile devices.

Are You Saving Enough for Your Child’s College Education?

(StatePoint)  Despite rising college costs, fewer American families with children under age 18 are saving for college.

Hey Dad, Get Creative With Your Kids This Father’s Day!

(StatePoint) There is something about the way dads think that allow them to transform the ordinary into something extraordinary.

Twin resolutions attempt to make steps towards de-funding Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood sees about 17,000 patients in the state of Louisiana every year. Right now it only provides preventative services and testing, but when its new facility in New Orleans opens, it will be able to start performing abortions.

Veterans bills signed into law; focus on mental health, substance abuse help

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a pair of bills that protects and preserves the dignity of military funerals (SB 72) and that helps identify existing mental health and substance abuse support services for veteran offenders who are in the le

Newly proposed law pushes rehab instead of jail time for repeat DWI offenders

Driving while intoxicated is a problem in Louisiana, and hundreds in the state have more than one DWI offense on their records. Now, lawmakers are trying to stop the epidemic of drunk driving with new laws.