The Special Session is done and the district lines are set!

After more than three weeks of fireworks lawmakers were able to reach an agreement on how to redraw Louisiana's Congressional map. The map decreases the number of districts in the state from seven to six.

The one year anniversary of the worst oil spill in history approaches

According to state leaders there is still so much to do. Senator Mary Landrieu announced almost two million dollars is coming to the state from a grant from the Department of Commerce.

Traffic along I-49 will move a little faster in coming weeks

DOTD said they will be increasing the speed limit from 70 to 75 along rural portions of the interstate located in Desoto, Natchitoches, Avoyelles, Rapides, St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes.

Police need help finding suspects that broke into eight businesses

Police are trying to track down whoever broke into eight Lafayete businesses Wednesday night. Investigators have surveillance photos from one of those break- ins.

Unsettled finish to federal trial of Barry Bonds.

Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice yesterday. But a jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that he lied to a grand jury in 2003 when he specifically denied that he knowingly used steroids.

Rayne's plea for help rejected

There is still no word on if Rayne will get any federal money for their tornado damage. The city's plea for disaster aid was rejected. Eighty percent of the homes that were destroyed were uninsured.

Accident on I-10 sends three people to the hospital

A crash on I-10 near mile marker one hundred sent three people to the hospital including a Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Deputy

It is crunch time over at the State Capital

The Special Session ends today. Still there is no plan in place for new congressional lines yet. 

Roemer continues campaign for president

Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer continues his campaign for the presidency this week. He is on the East Coast and taking on New Hampshire next!

Joseph Cao gets back on the campaign trail

Former Louisiana Congressman Joseph Cao said he is going to run for attorney general. He is challenging current Attorney General, Buddy Caldwell, who said he will run for re-election.