Statewide News

Chris Paul pledges $100,000 to relief effort

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul pledged $100,000 to a Haiti relief fund founded by Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade. He joined 27 other professional athletes who are helping victims of last week's earthquake. The athlete

TEA party unhappy with Landrieu

The group known as the TEA Party of Lafayette continues to be upset with U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Last week, a large group of protesters gathered against the senator's town hall visit in Abbeville.

Cowboys expected to retain Wade Phillips

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has decided that head coach Wade Phillips will return next season despite the team's 34-3 loss Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings, a high-ranking team source said Monday.

Who-Dat fever hits Lafayette

LAFAYETTE — Who-Dat fever is everywhere in anticipation for the Saints playoff game tomorrow. The Saints are looking for a win against the Arizona Cardinals after losing their last three games. The loses don't have fans down though. We

New carp population control plan in place

LOUISIANA - Officials in Louisiana are hoping to better control the exploding Asian carp population in the state. The department of wildlife and fisheries says it will unveil a new marketing plan Tuesday for increased distribution of the fish.

Team set to respond to hazardous weather

LOUISIANA - The governor's office of Homeland Security and Emergency Prepardness has activated its Crisis Action Team to monitor and respond to winter weather hazards. The team will be in constant communication with the National Weather Service, a

Man dies of swine flu

SHREVEPORT - Health officials say another person has died from the swine flu in Louisiana. The state death total now sits at 41 people. Officials say the swine flu vaccine is now available to everyone in the state.

Houston soon to be home of abortion 'supercenter'

A coalition of pro-life advocates and religious leaders plan to gather in Houston on Jan. 18 to oppose what is expected to be the largest abortion clinic in the country.

Yao Ming and 6' 2" wife expecting first baby

UNDATED - Break out the cigars and/or Serbian professional basketball players! Rockets star Yao Ming and his wife Ye Li are expecting their first child in July, a Chinese newspaper reported Tuesday.