Statewide News

South Louisiana Gets Rocked With Wicked Weather

South Louisiana was rocked with some wicked weather today. But it was Lafayette Parish that got the worst of it.

Governor Jindal To Support Bill To Keep Sex Offenders Out Of Public Libraries

Governor Jindal has announced he'll support a measure to keep sex offenders out of public libraries. Proposed bill 162 has been filed by senator Sale Erdey.

Louisiana Regular Legislative Session To Start Monday At Noon

Louisiana's regular legislative session starts Monday at noon. According to Louisiana law it has to end by June fourth. So far nearly a thousand bills have been filed by state representatives.

Possible Raise Coming For Louisiana State Workers After Two Years

For the first time in two years Louisiana's 90 thousand state workers could see a raise. It comes at a time when the Jindal Administration says there's a 900 million dollar hole in the budget.

Federal Judge Calls For Transfer of BP Claims Administrator Position

A federal judge has appointed a Lafayette attorney to relieve Ken Feinberg. Patrick Juneau will be the new claims administrator of the oil spill settlement program.

Crowd Gathers To Protest And Prevent Cuts At University Medical Center

Today protestors gathered outside University Medical Center hoping to make a difference and stop cuts from happening there.

BP Settles Lawsuit Out Of Court

With the two year anniversary of the crisis on the coast next month BP has settled their lawsuit out of court.

Search ends for missing crew-member

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing crewmember, Friday, who fell overboard from a 750-foot oil tanker 150 miles offshore Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico. Missing is Feng Li, 31.

Lafayette Boy Scouts are Rescue!

UPDATED -- Last night it was an emotional as the six scouts and two scoutmasters saw their loved ones for the first time since leaving for a camping trip last Wednesday.

Phase 1 of Artificial Reef Complete

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has successfully completed the first phase of the conversion of the old Twin Spans into artificial reef habitat.