Statewide News

State fire marshal issues fines to unlicensed security alarm employees

With the hot summer months fast approaching, a time when many home security system companies solicit sales by canvassing neighborhoods, Louisiana State Fire Marshal H.

Tips to Avoid Injuries While Gardening

(StatePoint) For many people, gardening is one of life’s greatest joys. But exercising your green thumb carries some risk.

How to Save Money on Lawn Care

(StatePoint) There’s no doubt that Americans spend a fortune on lawn care annually. But you can trim your costs without sacrificing your beautiful yard.

Upgrading Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces Can Lower Energy Bills

(StatePoint) Making the most of your home’s outdoor spaces can do wonders for a property’s overall value. What’s more, some updates can also potentially lower your home’s energy bills while increasing its efficiency.

84 firearms stolen from vehicles in Jefferson Parish; most cars were unlocked

A total of 84 firearms have been stolen from vehicles in Jefferson Parish. Officials say the majority of the cars were unlocked.

Saints to host special teams clinic for high school coaches

The New Orleans Saints will host a special teams clinic for high school coaches on Friday, May 31 at the team’s Metairie training facility on 5800 Airline Drive.

Louisiana Earns High Ranking for State Business Climate

Chief Executive magazine ranked Louisiana No. 11 in the U.S., the state’s highest position ever, in the magazine’s annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business.

Louisiana Students Gain on Annual Tests

The percentage of Louisiana students scoring at the Basic level or above on tests of four subjects grew one point in grades 3-8, with 69 percent of students testing at Basic or above.

Louisiana Seeking More Foster Families

The Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS) is focusing its efforts on recruiting new foster families.

Louisiana Draws Awareness to Children's Mental Health

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital's Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is bringing attention to symptoms of mental illness and programs to support those who have mental health issues. It aims to increase public awaren