Statewide News

Judge denies congressman

LOUISIANA — A judge denied a move to dismiss the federal bankruptcy case against William Jefferson. The former congressman and his wife filed for liquidation after he was convicted of corruption. A trustee said the case should be filed u

Infected shrimp threaten Gulf

LOUISIANA — Wildlife experts are worried about the appearance of Tiger Prawn in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials say the native shrimp species could possibly be infected with a variety of diseases.

Louisiana graduation rates tumble

LOUISIANA — A new study shows Louisiana graduation rates are dropping. The report comes form the "Southern Regional Education Board" in Atlanta. Out of the 16 states reviewed, Louisiana suffered the largest fall of any state over a five-y

Official demanded to resign

NEW ORLEANS — Governor Bobby Jindal and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu are calling for the resignation of Keith Bardwell, a white justice of the peace, who denied marriage to an interracial couple.

Cajuns win a thriller

LAFAYETTE— The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin Cajuns defeated North Texas 38 to 34 on Saturday. The Cajuns are now 1-0 in the sun belt conference and 3-2 on the season. The Cajuns rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quar

Plane crash in Pineville

PINEVILLE— Two single engine Cessna planes collided in the air Saturday, killing two and injuring two others. The accident happened near Pineville Regional Airport during the "Fall Fly in", a socical event for reacreational pilots. Federal inve

Outback Steakhouse partners with local shrimpers

LOUISIANA— Governor Jindal announced Outback Steakhouse is partnering up with the Louisiana shrimping industry. All 14 Outback Steakhouse restaurants in the state will purchase Louisiana shrimp only.

ACORN stopped mid-rally

ACORN members hosting a rally in Baton Rouge were kicked off a local business' property. In June, an investigation began involving ACORN and embezzlment. Buddy Caldwell says a member of ACORN embezzled five million dollars, more than the previous

Seat belt law made stronger

A new law in effect this month is expanding the expression "click it or ticket." Now all members of a vehicle, from drivers to riders, will be required to wear their seat belt. Louisiana state police would like compliance, "And would urge you g

Teacher Dead in Stabbing at High School in Tyler

Some sad and shocking news to report out of east Texas tonight. A teacher has died in a stabbing at a high school in Tyler. 52 year-old Todd Henry was killed this morning. According to our reports, he was stabbed in the chest while trying to