Statewide News

LSU Concession stand worker busted stealing

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teen is busted for allegedly charging fans too much for snacks at LSU sporting events. Authorites say 18-year-old Chadwick Banks,a concession stand worker, is accused of double swiping patron's credit cards at Alex Box

State senator proposes plan to bypass health bill

UNDATED - A Louisiana lawmaker has a plan to bypass the health care reform bill, if its approved. State senator A.G.

LSU player tasered

BATON ROUGE - Two LSU athletes were cited over the weekend for fighting outside a Baton Rouge bar.

FEMA maps could cause higher rates

Senator David Vitter wants FEMA to stop updating flood maps in certain areas. On Monday, the Louisiana Republican said that many areas could face a rise in insurance rates if FEMA is allowed to update maps before levee rapairs are done. Lafourc

Olbermann turns down invitation to Dallas Tea Party rally

At least one invited guest will not be coming to Saturday's Dallas Tea Party anniversary rally.

Louisiana fails children's dental care

UNDATED - Louisiana received a failing grade in a new report on the state of children's dental care. A new study shows one in five children in the U.S.

Law agencies running out of space

Law enforcement agencies say they are overwhelmed with the amount of criminal evidence they have been forced to store. However, a new bill could help change that.

Pieces of Super Bowl grass for sale

MIAMI - Pieces of the sod from Sunlife Stadium, the stage for superbowl 44 will be on sale. This includes grass from the Saints end zone, 50 yard line and 25 yard line. It costs between 100 and 250 dollars per piece.

Jindal will not cut education funding

NEW ORLEANS - Governor Bobby Jindal says there will be no more cuts to higher education. The state faces a $1 billion short fall. The proposed $24.2 billion budget focuses on protecting economic growth, certain parts of healthcare and education

Former Rep. Charlie Wilson dead at 76

LUFKIN, Texas - A hospital spokeswoman says former Rep. Charlie Wilson of Texas has died at the age of 76.The Trinity native served in Congress for the second district of Texas for more than two decades.