Statewide News

St. Francisville plantation gets fire scare

A historic plantation in St. Francisville received a fire scare due to electrical problems.

44 evacuated after rig blows out in Gulf of Mexico

Forty-four workers were evacuated from a natural gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday after a blowout on the platform, according to U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Scott Talbot.

Louisiana takes national award for innovative Geaux Vote mobile app

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler received the accolades of his peers across the country over the weekend by first by accepting the 2013 NASS IDEAS Award during the National Association of Secretaries of State conference in Anchorage, A

Slain 6-year-old laid to rest

The 6-year-old girl who was found murdered last week in Harvey will be laid to rest in Donaldsonville.

Extraordinary dog helps put child predators behind bars

One special dog is helping detectives in Tangipahoa Parish put child predators behind bars. Hayward the dog comes to work every day at the Child Advocacy Center in Hammond to do one important job.

Farmerville man could face up to 460 years in prison for possession of child pornography

A Farmerville man was arrested Friday for possession of child pornography. On July 19, 2013, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested Danny Riley, 22, of Farmerville in Monroe.

Louisiana teen found dead after falling from 16th floor of Orange Beach condominiums

A Louisiana teen was found dead in Orange Beach early this morning after he fell from the balcony of an apartment complex, officials say.

Bossier man sentenced to 36 months for stealing more than $500,000 with ‘shell’ companies

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Murlin D. Graham, 37, of Bossier City, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter to 36 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Group turns loss into victory with new advocacy group

Turning a loss into a victory; one grass roots group has decided to keep up the momentum of their advocacy group even though they lost their initial fight to override the governor's vetoes.

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.