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  • Human cases of 'rabbit fever' have jumped up this year

    December 3, 2015 4:35 PM

    NEW YORK - Health officials are seeing an increases of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago. In the last two decades, health officials saw an average of only about 125 cases each year of the illness - known to doctors as tularemia. But... more »
  • DHH confirms three new cases of West Nile virus

    July 20, 2015 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed three new cases of West Nile virus this week, which are the first confirmed cases this year. According to the Louisiana DHH, this week's new infections include two cases of the neuroinvasive disease with one of those cases occurring... more »
  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    August 28, 2014 5:58 AM

    GENEVA - The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now. A new study by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may be two to... more »
  • Miss. officials: 2 new cases of West Nile virus

    August 19, 2014 2:05 AM

    JACKSON, MI - State health officials say two more Mississippians have been infected with West Nile Virus. The state Department of Health said Monday that a Hinds County resident and a Rankin County resident have confirmed cases. So far this year, nine cases of West Nile have been reported, including... more »
  • DHH confirms 6 new West Nile virus cases

    August 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Home and Health (DHH) added another six confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including one asymptomatic case in East Baton Rouge Parish. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases in Louisiana this year to 15. Caddo and... more »
  • DHH reports first human cases of West Nile in 2014

    July 8, 2014 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the first human cases of West Nile virus in 2014. The three cases were confirmed in Livingston Parish and were all asymptomatic, meaning the individuals did not know they were infected. Asymptomatic individuals were never ill and... more »
  • AG: Fraud cases difficult in food stamp misuse

    February 28, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says it would be hard to prosecute fraud cases against Louisiana residents who overspent food stamp limits during a computer crash last October. Caldwell said Friday there's no evidence of who presented the food stamp card, and he says no stores complained about the... more »
  • DHH confirms 5 new West Nile virus cases in La.

    September 20, 2013 2:41 PM

    Baton Rouge- The state Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed five new cases of the West Nile virus. This brings the year's total to 39. The new cases were confirmed in Caldwell, Lafayette, Rapides and Ouchita parishes. Humans contract West Nile when they are bitten by... more »
  • DHH confirms three new west nile virus cases in La.

    September 13, 2013 2:23 PM

    Baton Rouge- The state Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new West Nile virus cases this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to 34. The new cases include two cases of neuroinvasive disease, one from Livingston Parish and one from Rapides Parish. There was... more »
  • DHH confirms 8 new cases of West Nile virus

    August 30, 2013 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals reported eight new West Nile cases today, bringing the year's total number of cases to 21 so far. This new infections include four cases of neuroinvasive disease, which is the most dangerous form of the infection. One case each... more »
  • New Orleans teacher arrested in child porn case

    April 10, 2013 9:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The FBI says a teacher at St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans has been arrested for allegedly enticing 14-year-old boy to produce sexually explicit images. The Times-Picayune reports 29-year-old Keith Joseph McGee was arrested Tuesday by the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force. St. Mary's Academy is a private... more »
  • High court reject's rapper C-Murder's appeal

    February 19, 2013 9:03 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court has passed up another chance to deal with an anomaly of constitutional law that requires federal juries to reach unanimous verdicts in criminal cases, but allows states to make different rules. The court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of the rapper known as C-Murder, who is... more »
  • High court may block Stanford investor lawsuits

    January 18, 2013 9:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will hear an appeal that seeks to shut down class-action lawsuits from investors who lost billions in a massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by convicted former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford. The justices on Friday said they would review appeals court rulings allowing the suits to... more »
  • Letten "weighing options" on future, mum on cases

    January 15, 2013 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- At his first public appearance since leaving office, former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says he is still weighing his options for the future. Letten also said he is optimistic that New Orleans officials and the Justice Department will work together to improve the city's troubled police department, despite... more »

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