Statewide News

Emergency lane closure on Interstate 10

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that on Thursday, March 13, Interstate 10 will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction, between the La.

Governor’s Office urges drivers to use caution as winter conditions continue

Due to winter weather impacting road conditions throughout Louisiana, Governor Jindal is urging motorists to use caution over the next 24 hours.

Runaway Child Advisory Issued for Ft Polk Girl

The Fort Polk Directorate of Emergency Services is requesting the public’s assistance to safely locate a 14 year old runaway girl from Fort Polk.

Voter registration deadline Wednesday, March 5, for April 5th election

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the April 5th municipal primary election is Wednesday, March 5th.

Lake Charles woman arrested for vehicular homicide

A Lake Charles woman was arrested for vehicular homicide following a fatal crash on LA Highway 370 near Roxie Road. Emily Marcantel, 22, of Lake Charles was driving west on Sunday, March 2, just before 8:00 p.m.

Former NFL star Darren Sharper, facing fresh rape charges, turns himself in

Former NFL star Darren Sharper, wanted in New Orleans in connection with the alleged rapes of two women, has turned himself in to Los Angeles authorities.

LA Representative proposes Holy Bible as official state book

 Louisiana already has several official symbols to represent the state, such as the brown pelican for our state bird, and the magnolia for our state flower.

Abita Springs, LA man charged for instructional child porn sites

On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office unsealed a bill of information charging Jonathan Johnson, 27, with operating two child porn websites from his home. Johnson has been in jail since June 2013.

LSP: approximately 23 pounds of marijuana found in US Army Sergeant's duffle bag

Shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday, February 16, 2014, a State Trooper stopped a Chrysler 200 on I-10 eastbound west of LA Hwy 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish for a traffic violation.

NBA honors U.S. Troops during their All-Star weekend

The National Basketball Association will be honoring U.S. troops during their All-Star weekend.