Statewide News

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.

Texas driver threatens victim with handgun while driving on I-20; arrested

A Texas man has been arrested for a severe case of road rage in Webster Parish. On July 10 at 4:35 p.m., Troopers responded to a road rage incident involving a gun on I-20 westbound at Minden.

Brothers accused of Mother’s Day shooting indicted; bond set at $17 million each

Two brothers were formally indicted today on charges related to the Mother’s Day shooting that injured 20 people. Bond was set at $17 million each.

Shreveport man faces $2.5M fine if guilty of distribution of child pornography charges

A Caddo Parish man has been arrested after authorities allegedly found child pornography in his home.

Pelicans acquire Tyreke Evans and Jeff Withey In three-team trade

The New Orleans Pelicans acquired guard Tyreke Evans from the Sacramento Kings and center Jeff Withey from the Portland Trail Blazers in a three-team trade, it was announced today by General Manager Dell Demps.

$1 million winning Powerball ticket purchased in New Orleans

Louisiana Powerball‬ players are on a roll. There was a $1 million winner in the drawing held on July 10. It's the second $1 million winner in five days, and the third one in less than a month.