Statewide News

May is Small Business Month: Do you have what it takes to start your own business?

(StatePoint) Tired of taking orders? Have a great business idea? May, which is National Small Business Month, is a great time to think about starting your own endeavor. But do you have what it takes to do it all yourself?

Bill proposing voting rights for paroled felons shot down

A controversial bill that would allow convicted felons on parole the right to vote was shot down today.

BP agrees to pay $340 million for restoration projects

Governor Bobby Jindal announced that BP has agreed to fund approximately $340 million in restoration projects for Louisiana.

Louisiana sees record agriculture earnings at $11 billion

Agriculture in Louisiana has had a record year, and now the numbers are out that prove it.

Lawmakers deny Jindal proposal to cut budgets of domestic violence programs

Three budget amendments approved by the House Committee on Appropriations would reject proposed reductions in funding for programs that fight domestic violence in Louisiana.

Lawmakers take first look at budget, cut $500 million

Lawmakers may not know the size of cuts yet but they have said unless they can find more revenue those cuts are coming.

Woman speaks out about death of her daughter nearly 19 years ago

A mother’s grief over the loss of her infant child has been compounded by the fact that the man who claimed responsibility has not served a day of his two-year sentence.

May is motorcycle safety awareness month

With May temperatures warming up, more motorcyclists are taking to the roads and highways again.

Credit education: An important ingredient for homeownership

(StatePoint) There's a good reason why many people dream of owning a home. Homeownership offers benefits such as stable monthly payments and the opportunity to establish a sense of community.

Mom explains why she 'faked' having cancer

For the last two years Martha Nicholas has been known as the woman who faked having cancer.