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  • Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

    April 15, 2017 11:48 AM

    PARIS - Microsoft says the recent dump of purported National Security Agency spying tools doesn't affect up-to-date users of Windows, puncturing claims that the digital arsenal was poised to create chaos across the internet. In a blog post , Microsoft security manager Phillip Misner said that the software giant had... more »
  • Trio arrested with $20,000 worth of illegal drugs following investigation

    March 20, 2017 10:13 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Three individuals were arrested with a significant amount of drugs following a multi-agency investigation in Broussard. According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, on March 13, agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, DEA Lafayette Post Of Duty, Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Metro Narcotics,... more »
  • Governor names new leader for wildlife and fisheries agency

    December 30, 2016 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has named a new secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries after its former leader resigned abruptly, calling the department "a troubled state agency." Edwards on Friday announced that State Rep. Jack Montoucet will be the agency's new secretary effective... more »
  • Louisiana avoids credit rating drop, stays on negative outlook

    August 6, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has escaped a credit rating downgrade. National rating agency Moody's Investors Service announced Thursday that it is keeping Louisiana at its same credit rating for an upcoming bond sale that will be used to finance work on Interstate 49 South. The agency, however, left Louisiana on... more »
  • New food safety agency proposed

    February 2, 2015 10:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is proposing a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe. It would consolidate parts of the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration. The proposal in the president's budget released Monday comes after outbreaks of illness linked to chicken, eggs, peanuts... more »
  • Infrared equipment will be used to try and locate wanted convict Play Video

    October 9, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A large group of law enforcement could search into Friday morning in an attempt to locate a convicted sex offender who has been running from them for days. Overnight Thursday, authorities anticipated using infrared equipment on helicopters to spot Dennis Shampine, 33. Earlier in the... more »
  • EPA discussing use of popular weed killer

    August 13, 2014 2:49 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide - and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. Critics say more study is needed on the effects of... more »

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