Statewide News

Gulf Coast In Desperate Need Of Tourism Dollars

    In the sun one of the favorite places to go is of course the beach.  

Costner Wins In Trial Of Dreams

A Hollywood style drama came to an end in New Orleans. Kevin Costner was the winner in a court battle with Stephen Baldwin It was all over a device Costner sold to BP to clean up the oil spill..

Time Running Out For BP Funds To Be Used

Time is running out for area tourism agencies to use fifteen million dollars of BP funds handed over after the Gulf Oil Spill.  

Zimmerman's Wife Arrested

Today, a Capias was issued for Shellie Zimmerman on a charge of Perjury. The Capias was filed Tuesday afternoon, and Mrs. Zimmerman was arrested a short time later.

False Alarm On Mickey Schunick Tip

Local authorities continue their search for Mickey Shunick after a false alarm in the Atchafalaya Basin ...  

Senate Approves Twenty Five And A Half Billion Dollar Budget

Today the Senate approved a twenty five and a half billion dollar budget. This proposal returned that two hundred and sixty seven million dollars in one time money the house had said no to weeks ago..

Federal Prosecutors Looking Into New Allegations Against BP

The Wall Street Journal reports federal prosecutors are looking into whether or not BP lied to Congress about how much oil was leaking.

Lafayette Helicopter Pilot Killed In Crash In Gulf Of Mexico

a Lafayette helicopter pilot was killed in a crash in the Gulf Of Mexico. We're told Arturo Lebron's body was found after his aircraft crashed about 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle.

Mickey Shunick search suspended

Volunteers have suspended their search for Mickey Shunick.   The case will now be left up to Lafayette Police and professional search organizations.

Louisiana hurricane prep sales tax holiday this weekend

LOUISIANA — On Saturday and Sunday, Louisiana residents will have a chance to stock up on necessary items to prepare for this hurricane season.