Statewide News

Returning to normalcy after a cancer diagnosis

(StatePoint) Cancer. It's a word no one wants to hear, yet all too many people are diagnosed each year. With a diagnosis comes many questions, most importantly how to get the best medical care possible.

150 Kids Unharmed When Union, MO Church Roof Ripped Off

Worshipers at the First Baptist Church in Union, Missouri lived through a scary night Wednesday. The church's new metal roof was torn off about half of one portion of one building.

Video captures woman tossing baby

 Police are investigating a disturbance on a bus during which a screaming woman tossed her baby into the lap of another passenger.

Boy, 15, charged after shotgun found in Elgin HS locker

A high school student was charged Friday after Elgin police found an unloaded shotgun in a student's locker.

Study finds pre-K programs have lasting benefits

In the first-ever study of a LA4 cohort from Pre-K through 8th grade, the Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette found children participating in high-quality Pre-K programs demonstr

Louisiana State Police named best dressed

The Louisiana State Police has been selected by the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD) as the best dressed state a

Disaster case management available for those impacted by Hurricane Isaac

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recently released details about $8 million in disaster case management services that are now available in 26 parishes for individuals and families still recovering from 2012's

State earned income credit is beneficial for working families

Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana families with low to moderate incomes can increase their state tax refunds with the Louisiana Earned Income Tax Credit.

Bill proposes TOPS scholarships to be available to international students

Graduates from outside the country could soon be able to take advantage of TOPS scholarships.

Clumsy burglar 'trips up' stealing golf clubs

A burglar tripped and rolled down a residential driveway after he lost his balance carrying a bag of expensive golf clubs, Phoenix police said.