Statewide News

Alabama man kills school bus driver, takes 6-year-old boy as hostage in underground bunker

Neighbors of Jimmy Lee Dykes say he was supposed to have been in court on Wednesday, facing charges that he'd shot at them during a December argument over the dirt road that separated their properties.

Straight-line winds, tornadoes tear through Georgia, forcing Governor to declare state of emergency

Powerful winds spawned by a 1,000-mile-long storm system pounded communities in northwest Georgia on Wednesday, overturning dozens of cars on an interstate highway and trapping residents.

Security camera captures tornado touchdown in Plaquemine

Security cameras at an industrial plant rolled as a tornado ripped through Plaquemine.

Notre Dame beats Alabama -- in dollars

Notre Dame is playing Alabama for college football's national championship on Monday night. But the Fighting Irish are already a certain winner over the Crimson Tide -- at least when it comes to money.

New Iberian mother charged with murder of own child

A mother from New Iberia has been arrested for the death of her 2-month-old child.

Baton Rouge students bring gun to middle school

Two students from a Baton Rouge middle school were arrested today for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school.

Fire destroys century-old church in Bogalusa, LA

A century old church located in Bogalusa went up in flames over the weekend. The three-alarm blaze completely destroyed the building.

Tornado destroys buildings in Ascension Parish

The National Weather Service confirms that an EF1 tornado touched down in Baker this morning. Winds reached an estimated strength of 105 mph, causing major damage along its path.

Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage case

A Supreme Court decision striking down the federal ban on gay marriage would bring dramatic changes to the financial lives of the country's 120,000 married same-sex couples.

Three more dead dolphins wash up along the Gulf Coast

The bodies of two dolphins and the head of another have washed up along the Gulf Coast, raising red flags for federal investigators already looking into roughly half a dozen dolphin killings.