Statewide News

LDWF reminds hunters to practice treestand safety

Most hunters are aware of the need to safely handle their firearms, but too often hunters overlook basic treestand safety.

Police bust $700K of liquid meth in Baton Rouge

A Texas woman is now in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after police found $700,000 worth of liquid methamphetamine in her luggage.

OGB extends enrollment period through November 2014

Today, the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) announced it would extend the annual enrollment period for its 2015 health plan options through the end of November 2014.

Fugitive sex offender captured in Lake Charles

A child predator who evaded registering as a sex offender in Texas was captured Monday in Lake Charles, LA, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU).

Louisiana seat-belt use jumps to record high 84.1%

Louisiana motorists are buckling up at record high rates in 2014, but safety officials point out that more work needs to be done to convince male, some minority and pickup truck drivers and passengers to always wear their seat belts.

11 Louisiana residents sentenced for stealing SNAP, CCAP benefits

BATON ROUGE, LA (DCFS) — The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announces the convictions of 11 Louisiana residents who fraudulently received more than $81,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Chil

LSU QB Brandon Harris to start against Auburn

True freshman quarterback Brandon Harris will make his first start as a college quarterback Saturday when LSU takes on Auburn. Harris has been Anthony Jennings’ back up for the first five games of the season.

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.