Statewide News

Former St. Tammany Parish Coroner pleads guilty to felony theft

Former St. Tammany Coroner Peter Galvan pleaded guilty today to three counts of felony theft, announced criminal prosecutors with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Public Corruption Unit.

New LA health care plans costing more and providing less

Tomorrow morning, you have a chance to sound off on a proposed new health plan for Louisiana's state workers, retirees and teachers.

What's next for Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban?

This week's ruling on same sex marriage is a step forward for the LGBT community, but its full extent is still unclear.

Police: Shreveport man threw scalding hot grits on girlfriend

Shreveport, Louisiana (KMSS) — A Shreveport man was taken into custody by police following a domestic dispute in North Shreveport early Tuesday morning.

Texas funeral home employees charged with abuse of corpse

Three El Paso area funeral home employees have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of abuse of a corpse, forgery and tampering with government records after the El Paso County Clerk's department received a government document con

CDC: Four sick people who docked near New Orleans have malaria

The Centers for Disease Control says a man that is critically ill in a New Orleans, LA, area hospital has malaria. The man came in on a cargo ship that had been to several ports before arriving in Louisiana. 

Plaquemines Parish President: one person taken from ship to hospital, listed in critical condition

UPDATE: Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser says at least one person was taken to a hospital from a ship that arrived from Africa.

LA State Police bust TX man for 5th DWI

Louisiana State Police say Curtis Shane Steitler, 38, of Lufkin, TX, told them he blacked out before crashing into a ditch along Highway 90 east of Vinton early Tuesday morning.

Sen. Morrell says state colleges need clear policies to deal with sexual assault

A state senator says it's going to take new laws to help colleges reduce the number of sexual assaults on campus.

Authorities need help identify woman using stolen checks across LA

Several law enforcement agencies are trying to identify a black woman, who has been using stolen checks in stores across South Louisiana.