Statewide News

Louisiana AG appeals Lafayette judge’s ruling on same-sex marriage

Today, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell appealed a Lafayette judge's ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. He filed his appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Foster Farms recalls over 39K lbs. of frozen chicken from North LA facility

Foster Farms is initiating a Class I voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Foster Farms Frozen Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips produced at its Farmerville, Louisiana, cooked chicken facility.

Still not clear: OGB healthcare switch looms

Today's meeting was a chance for lawmakers and citizens to get the facts concerning the new and very confusing healthcare plans from the Office of Group Benefits.

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.