December 9, 2013 10:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS- An icon of television in south Louisiana died Monday, media here reported.
Frank Davis, 71, had been on local TV for three decades before he retired in 2011. He and his wife moved to Texas to be closer to family after he was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory... more »
December 6, 2013 10:23 PM
Class 5A Semifinal Acadiana 35, Destrehan 7 Parkway 28, Covington 27 Class 4A Semifinal East Jefferson 18, Neville 15 Karr 29, Landry/Walker 0 Class 3A Semifinal Livonia 25, Jennings 20 Union Parish 40, Amite 0 Class 2A Semifinal Kinder 28, Winnfield 21 Many 27, Loreauville 26 Class... more »
December 6, 2013 5:35 AM
Baton Rouge- It has been a long time since Southern and Southeastern Louisiana University have been this good at football.
The Southern Jaguars (8-4) are back in the SWAC Football Championship for the first time since 2004 and are facing a familiar opponent. The Jags played Jackson State (8-3)... more »
December 5, 2013 8:49 PM
Brusly Tournament Dutchtown 55, Madison Prep 51 White Castle 71, East Iberville 29 Cedar Creek Tournament Choudrant 42, West Ouachita 26 Elton Tournament St. Edmund Catholic 75, Kinder 53 Glenmora Tournament Rapides 75, Hicks 43 Haughton Tournament Minden 68, Lakeside 53 Holy Cross Tournment St. Augustine 65,... more »
December 2, 2013 9:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Friends claim it was no prank that made a man jump off the I-10 overpass at Siegen Lane early Friday morning.
State Troopers responded to the scene and found an 18-year-old severely hurt after falling more than 30 feet.
Troopers said the man who jumped... more »
November 30, 2013 10:46 PM
LAFAYETTE - Kolton Browning threw two touchdown passes and Louisiana-Monroe held on to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 31-28 Saturday night. Browning hit Rashon Ceaser with a 16-yard touchdown pass, then connected with Ajalen Holley for a two-point conversion to give Louisiana-Monroe (6-6, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference) a 28-21 lead. Justin Maton kicked... more »
November 29, 2013 10:03 PM
Class 5A - Quarterfinal Acadiana 27, Barbe 17 Covington 20, Central 14 Destrehan 23, Dutchtown 7 Parkway 49, Zachary 34 Class 4A - Quarterfinal East Jefferson 35, Easton 26 Karr 26, Franklinton 0 Landry/Walker 20, Plaquemine 7 Neville 41, DeRidder 0 Class 3A - Quarterfinal Amite 28,... more »
November 28, 2013 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Insurance is joining a lawsuit against rate hikes in the National Flood Insurance Program.
Commissioner Jim Donelon say the department filed a "friend of the court" brief in Mississippi's lawsuit against the federal government.
The lawsuit says the Federal Emergency Management... more »
November 27, 2013 2:58 PM
METAIRIE- The woman who helped pioneer a south Louisiana favorite has died.
Josie Marino Ortolano, known as the "SnoBall Queen," died recently outside New Orleans. She was 103.
Ortolano, with her husband George, created the SnowWizard SnoBall machine that's used in countless snowball stands across the region.
... more »
November 26, 2013 12:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southeastern Louisiana University is missing more than $50,000 in computer equipment according to a state audit.
The audit says the university either misplaced or lost the equipment it loaned to high schools as part of a program to encourage disadvantaged student to attend college. A report... more »
November 25, 2013 2:34 PM
BATON ROUGE -The 2013 state tax amnesty program has reached its goal of $200 million in collection for the 2014 fiscal year.
That's according to the state Department of Revenue.
The program offered noncompliant taxpayers an opportunity to settle their accounts with the state by paying all taxes... more »
November 22, 2013 10:38 PM
Class 5A Regionals Acadiana 49, Ponchatoula 7 Barbe 42, Hahnville 14 Central 14, West Monroe 0 Covington 27, East Ascension 21 Destrehan 34, Ruston 7 Dutchtown 24, John Ehret 13 Parkway 52, East St. John 25 Zachary 34, New Iberia 30
Class 4A Regionals DeRidder 24,... more »
November 22, 2013 11:36 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent in October. Figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics show improvement from August when it was 7 percent and September at 6.8 percent.
8,600 more people had jobs in October than September. The state also showed a 30,800... more »
November 21, 2013 8:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state's going to dip into the pockets of politicians who get fined by the ethics commission but don't pay-up.
"Clearly, our enforcement mechanism is lacking," Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy said.
According to the Dept. of Treasury, politicians owe more than $1.8 million, PACS owe... more »
November 21, 2013 3:11 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New federal statistics say homelessness in Louisiana has dropped by 58 percent in Louisiana, and by 73 percent in the New Orleans-Jefferson Parish area. Friday's figures are from a national survey by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that says the number of homeless people declined... more »
November 21, 2013 11:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - Vance McAllister has been sworn in as the newest member of Congress.
He will represent northeast, central, and a portion of southeast Louisiana.
The Republican newcomer defeated State Senator Neil Riser in a runoff for Louisiana's 5th District. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner held the... more »
November 19, 2013 10:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisianans can rejoice since no city was listed as the most miserable in a recent publication.
Business Insider ranked the eleven worst places to live based on a well-being index.
Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas, was the closest metro area to the capital region on the list.
... more »
November 16, 2013 10:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- According to state records, nearly two-dozen mayors have been the focus of a recall attempt since 1966.
Until Saturday night, eleven had been recalled. Deedy Slaughter became the 12th when voters in Port Allen decided they no longer wanted her leading their town.
School board members... more »
November 15, 2013 10:19 PM
PORT ALLEN- The polls have opened in West Baton Rouge and voters here are being asked if they want to recall the mayor.
Voters will be asked if they want to recall Mayor Deedy Slaughter. If voters approve the recall, the mayor would be removed from office and a... more »
November 15, 2013 11:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - First-time unemployment insurance claims are up from last week in Louisiana. Figures released for the state Department of Labor show initial claims increased from 2,309 to 2,707.
The comparable week a year earlier had 3,089. The four-week moving average increased to 2,425 from the previous week's... more »
November 15, 2013 8:59 AM
YOUNGSVILLE- With the Youngsville Sports Complex set to open in early 2014, Mayor Wilson Viator gave the Broussard Youngsville Youth Association two weeks to decide if it will play its baseball games at the new complex. Viator said the city met with the group 45 days ago and offered them... more »
November 14, 2013 8:58 PM
CAMP PENDLETON, CA- A Marine who grew up near Morgan City was one of four killed in a training accident Wednesday, the U.S. Marine Corps said late Thursday night.
Gunnery Sgt. Gregory J. Mullins of Bayou L' Ourse joined the Marine Corps in 2002 and served two tours in... more »
November 13, 2013 9:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- The problem-plagued Obamacare website has assisted fewer than 400 people in Louisiana in signing up for health insurance.
The online marketplace is part of the president's health care revamp. The site has problems and left many people unable to enroll for coverage despite numerous attempts.
Fewer... more »
November 13, 2013 8:57 AM
FRANKLIN- Two West Mary High School football players were arrested after an investigation into an alleged physical altercation with a referee during a Nov. 1 game. St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Traci Landry said the teens, ages 15 and 16, were arrested Friday on warrants for battery of a... more »
November 11, 2013 10:42 PM
GONZALES- Things are not so Hollywood-like at the Edwards' upscale home in Ascension Parish these days, especially since dismal ratings forced A&E to move the family's reality TV show.
Instead of its usual Sunday night slot, The Governor's Wife was moved up almost nine hours, to midday Sunday. All... more »
November 8, 2013 11:12 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ LOUISIANA PREP FOOTBALL
Acadiana 28, New Iberia 6 Amite 55, Albany 22 Archbishop Rummel 33, Brother Martin 13 Ascension Catholic 59, East Iberville 6 Ascension Christian School 0, St. John 29 Assumption 49, Morgan City 13 Barbe 70, Sam Houston 35 Basile 20, Oberlin 12 Bastrop... more »
November 6, 2013 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- People testified before lawmakers Wednesday, telling them traffic congestion is almost out of control here.
They are begging for help that might not come. Money to fund the projects is hard to come by and previous efforts to obtain funds have failed.
Some projects are years... more »
November 5, 2013 5:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tens of thousands of Louisiana residents are realizing an uncomfortable truth; they won't get to keep their individually-purchased insurance when new health care regulations kick in next year.
Duane Leger received a letter that his policy didn't meet the essential care standards of the Affordable Care... more »
November 5, 2013 2:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- The state's Medicaid program has a $50 million budget gap. The shortfall was detailed in a financial update to the Legislature's joint budget committee from the Department of Health and Hospitals. DHH Undersecretary Jerry Phillips says he doesn't expect any cuts to fall on services or the health... more »
November 4, 2013 9:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS- An offshore company and contractors are blamed for an explosion on an oil platform that killed three workers last year.
The men were using a torch to cut pipes on the platform off the coast of Louisiana when pipes ignited. They were refurbishing the platform about 20... more »
November 4, 2013 4:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Ann Zedlitz talked about sleep affects your skin. She said getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night is the most important thing you can do.
She also talked about how to take care of dry skin as the weather changes.
If you... more »
November 1, 2013 3:19 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The March of Dimes has given F grades for Louisiana and Mississippi when it comes to high premature birth rates. The group says 15.3 percent of all babies born in Louisiana last year spent less than 37 weeks in the womb. In Mississippi, that rate was 17.1 percent.... more »
October 29, 2013 11:12 PM
GONZALES- Doctors are warning people with cold-like symptoms to take extra precautions around babies right now.
Louisiana has an increasing number of whooping cough cases. Ascension Parish has the most reported cases in the area with 12.
The number of illnesses has set a post-1960s record in Louisiana.... more »
October 29, 2013 10:54 PM
GONZALES- People are wondering if the former governor who lives here will return to politics.
A clip played on public radio Tuesday morning suggests he might be, then sparked debate about how Edwin Edwards could run, and if he could get enough support.
Edwards, who is convicted of... more »
October 29, 2013 2:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Whooping cough has set a post-1960s record in Louisiana and things are worse in Texas, where nearly 2,900 cases have been reported, and Arkansas, where numbers are double those of a year ago.
Five babies less than two months old have died of whooping cough this... more »
October 28, 2013 11:03 PM
CENTRAL- Enacting tougher requirements for attendance in Central City Schools was delayed Monday night.
The school board was scheduled to vote on changes that would have required parents show voter registration cards, utility bills, or proof of insurance of a primary residence inside city limits to get their kids... more »
October 25, 2013 11:23 PM
WALKER - Both teams came into the game coming off district losses, but Zachary came out on the winning side Friday night with a 28-9 win at Walker.
Zachary would lead 21-0 at the half, and Keon Brown would add a second-half TD to put the Broncos up 28-3.... more »
October 25, 2013 11:04 PM
Airline 24, Southwood 0 Arcadia 33, Grambling 32 Avoyelles 38, Vidalia 24 Barbe 42, Comeaux 14 Basile 34, East Beauregard 0 Baton Rouge Catholic 42, McKinley 15 Ben Franklin 35, Crescent City Christian 7 Benton 28, Minden 15 Block 40, Lena Northwood 0 Bolton 21, Peabody 12... more »
October 25, 2013 10:41 PM
LAFAYETTE- The state university here is standing behind its brand after it was called into question for how it is used.
People are taking issue to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette dropping 'Lafayette' on some references and using Louisiana or UL. Some believe that insinuates it is branding... more »
October 25, 2013 5:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - The companies offering health insurance in Louisiana through the Affordable Care Act are refusing to tell state officials how many people have signed up.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Vantage Health Plan would only tell the Louisiana Health Care Commission today that it's... more »
October 23, 2013 5:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Congressional staff members met with Louisiana legislators today to discuss their strategies to curb rising flood insurance premiums before the Biggert-Waters Act takes effect.
The law was enacted to help bolster the National Flood Insurance Program, which isn't solvent following several national disasters. It intends to... more »
October 21, 2013 11:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - Lawsuits, funding concerns and questions of quality haven't stopped the growth of Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program. The program added more than 1,800 students this year, according to the first official tally for the current school year released Monday. The state education department said 6,751 students are... more »
October 19, 2013 11:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- A number of decisions were made by very few people Saturday.
Among the items voters had to weigh were taxes to fund a mosquito abatement program in Livingston Parish, an open congressional seat, a new parish president position and a host of local items from judgeships to... more »
October 18, 2013 11:52 PM
LIVINGSTON- Polls opened at 7 a.m. today, and people here will be deciding on a tax to fund the mosquito control operation.
Currently, the agency bills people and most don't pay. Leaders have warned, if the tax fails spraying will end.
There are also community elections for justice... more »
October 18, 2013 11:48 PM
CENTRAL- Hooper Road will get a needed upgrade soon.
A $1 million project will expand the highway to four lanes. The state is paying for the work.
Only a section will be done at first, then more will be expanded. The plan calls for the stretch from Blackwater... more »
October 18, 2013 12:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Oct. 12 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show 2,513 initial claims compared to 2,456 a week earlier. The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,443 from... more »
October 18, 2013 11:48 AM
WAILUKU, Hawaii- Police on Maui say a 71-year-old Louisiana man along a Maui beach. Brian Avenel of Mandeville died Thursday. Police at 12:37 p.m. received a report of a man drowning near the public beach access south of Kaanapali Shores. Firefighters and paramedics attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation but the man could... more »
October 16, 2013 4:12 PM
KINDER- Multiple injuries have been reported after a charter bus crashed in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Photos from the scene show a truck and bus collided. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 165 and Highway 101. That is just north of I-10 and south of Kinder.... more »
October 16, 2013 1:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A new report says unprecedented growth in the Lake Charles and Baton Rouge areas is likely to bring employment in Louisiana over the 2 million level for the first time sometime in 2015, in spite of what it describes as plodding national growth. However, economists Loren Scott and... more »
October 16, 2013 8:50 AM
SUNSET- The newly formed Louisiana High School Boxing Association is getting ready for its inaugural Hall of Fame Induction and Reunion. The event is set for Sunday afternoon in the city of Sunset at the Sunset Events Center. In a news release, the group says 33 former prep boxers and... more »
October 12, 2013 3:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - A seafood watch program "red listed" Louisiana shrimp and recommends that people avoid the shrimp for now.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program recommends which seafood items are "best choices," "good alternatives" or items that people should "avoid." Shrimp caught and harvested in
Louisiana... more »
October 11, 2013 11:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - Higher revenue forecasts and low interest rates have Louisiana's construction projects back on track.
Louisiana had been close to its constitutional limit on debt.
State Treasurer John Kennedy said the money to pay for ongoing construction was running out, with no room to borrow more.... more »
October 10, 2013 10:25 PM
Thursday Night Scores:
Archbishop Rummel 38, Archbishop Shaw 0 Assumption 46, Ellender 16 Broadmoor 30, Live Oak 22 C.E. Byrd 28, Airline 3 Easton 52, Belle Chasse 24 Franklin 50, Berwick 0 Haughton 35, Southwood 14 New Iberia Catholic 72, Jeanerette 6 North Vermilion 29, Kaplan 28 North Webster... more »
October 9, 2013 7:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Episcopal Knights are off to a 5-0 start(five game win streak) due to their strong play in the backfield - and specifically, their junior tailback Clement Mubungirwa.
The Congo native had to move around Uganda with his family for years throughout his childhood due to... more »
October 9, 2013 2:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Insurance companies say they're seeing a slow increase of people in Louisiana signing up for health insurance plans through the federally-run marketplace. But people are still having trouble accessing the website, and the numbers of insurance enrollees in the state remain low. Vantage Health Plan is one... more »
October 8, 2013 5:55 PM
ZACHARY - An East Baton Rouge Parish baker's bright red hair and never-give-up-attitude could land her a television show.
Donna Buttler's cooking show, "Living Abeeya Loca", just made it to the top 15 spot in Lifetime's search for their next reality show. The housewife-turned-baker is also the co-host of... more »
October 7, 2013 3:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's state agencies remain largely unaffected by the federal government shutdown, with road construction on track, food stamps delivered and other programs continuing despite the disruption in Washington. But as the stalemate stretches into its second week, uncertainty lingered Monday about whether agencies can continue to hold off... more »
October 7, 2013 9:13 AM
BATON ROUGE- With the help of a private consultant, the Jindal administration plans to give a tuneup to a state government IT system that employs hundreds of workers and costs nearly half a billion dollars a year. The Advocate reports the administration recently sought proposals on how to repair a... more »
October 5, 2013 10:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- The threat of a hurricane or tropical storm ended late Saturday night when meteorologists downgraded Karen to a depression.
What is left of the storm is expected to make landfall in Louisiana Sunday morning and eventually near Alabama Sunday night or Monday.
Winds are about 35... more »
October 5, 2013 4:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Forecasters have discontinued tropical storm watches across the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Karen slowly approaches. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said that it had discontinued the watches Saturday afternoon, leaving only part of the Louisiana coast line under a tropical storm warning. That area... more »
October 5, 2013 7:25 AM
BATON ROUGE- Tropical Storm Karen continued to move north overnight and is expected to move northeast later today.
The center of the storm is about 185 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It continues to track north at 10 mph and is expected to slow down... more »
October 4, 2013 2:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Price gouging laws are now in effect, due to the state of emergency declaration by Governor Bobby Jindal in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen.
Price gouging occurs when a seller prices goods or services, including gas and hotels, much higher than usual.
If you see anyone... more »
October 3, 2013 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Bill Cassidy was the target of jokesters on the Comedy Central program "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
Stewart and his political correspondent made fun of Cassidy for signing a letter before the government shutdown that discussed a plan to fund the government in exchange for... more »
October 1, 2013 2:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- A federal district judge decided a convicted killer should be freed from his sentence, citing issues with how the man was indicted a number of years ago.
Chief Judge Brian Jackson said the rights of Herman Wallace were violated because there were no women on the jury... more »
October 1, 2013 11:39 AM
HENDERSON - Louisiana State Police have rescued a missing 5-month-old child from Florida. Officers were on the lookout for a blue Chrysler Town and Country van traveling west on I-10.
Trooper Stephen Hammons says officers stopped the van yesterday afternoon around 4:30 and found the child in the vehicle... more »
September 29, 2013 11:55 AM
LAKE CHARLES - A 53-year-old man with no known criminal history is being held in lieu of $1 million bond, accused of shooting and killing a preacher during a revival service in southwest Louisiana. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says Woodrow Karey, of Lake Charles, surrendered minutes after Ronald Harris... more »
September 27, 2013 11:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - The U High Cubs made easy work of the Brusly Panthers Friday night with a 46-14 win.
Nick Brosette did most of the work on the ground early, Manny Miles only played one series in the second half, and the Cubs dominated Brusly from start to... more »
September 27, 2013 11:40 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - The Yellowjackets had the ground game hitting on all cylinders versus Live Oak Friday night.
Denham Springs gave the ball to strong rushers like BJ Armstrong and Kyandre Brooks to get in the end zone in the first half.
After holding a 26-15 advantage after... more »
September 27, 2013 11:33 PM
ST AMANT - The Gators took a big chomp out of Lutcher's bid for their first win of the year.
St Amant scored early and often against Lutcher, who also had some special teams problems on the night.
The Bulldogs fall big to St Amant, 44-12.
For... more »
September 27, 2013 11:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - The McKinley Panthers circled this game on their calendar this summer after several of their players, including their quarterback, transferred to Central High.
The Panthers stayed in the game for most of the first half, but couldn't make a comeback after their quarterback got knocked out... more »
September 27, 2013 11:14 PM
Acadiana 27, Lafayette 10 Albany 26, Varnado 6 Amite 42, Belaire 6 Archbishop Hannan 49, Pine 26 Ascension Catholic 55, False River Academy 7 Assumption 34, Covenant Christian Academy 11 Avoyelles 48, Bunkie 42 Barbe 47, Carencro 23 Basile 42, Merryville 6 Baton Rouge Episcopal 56, Istrouma... more »
September 27, 2013 3:01 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana won't apply for $44 million in federal grant money available to the state for early childhood education programs. Superintendent of Education John White made the decision and notified Chas Roemer, who is the president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Several groups urged White to... more »
September 26, 2013 9:04 AM
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans' economic recovery continues to steadily improve, though not quite as quickly as it was moving three months ago. The Times-Picayune reports a study released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution ranked the city sixth in its recovery rate among the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas -- down... more »
September 24, 2013 10:47 PM
GONZALES- A reality TV show starting former Governor Edwin Edwards, his wife, and their new family finally has a premiere date.
A&E released October 27th as the date the show will begin. It's been delayed for months.
The show follows Edwards' wife, Trina, as she juggles their marriage... more »
September 24, 2013 8:50 AM
MONROE- A 29-year-old Monroe woman faces seven counts each of child desertion and cruelty to juveniles. The News-Star reports Latasha D. Harris was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday. Police say Harris left seven of her children - aged 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 - unattended in... more »
September 23, 2013 2:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Jefferson Parish lawmaker is urging Gov. Bobby Jindal to stop the state from using a set of uniform national standards for public school testing, called the Common Core. Republican Rep. Cameron Henry sent Jindal a letter asking him to withdraw Louisiana from the Common Core, calling it... more »
September 22, 2013 5:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - As Louisiana's latest amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers begins Monday, state officials are grappling with dueling concerns as they urge people to pony up what they owe. Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration need the program to help drum up $200 million in back-owed taxes to balance... more »
September 22, 2013 12:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - Trina Edwards, the wife of former Governor Edwin Edwards, announced on Facebook that their new reality show is almost ready to air.
Commercials have started appearing for the new A&E show, titled "The Governor's Wife." The series premiere of the new reality show has been pushed... more »
September 22, 2013 11:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Shrimp processors have lost a call for higher duties on frozen shrimp imported from five countries - China, Vietnam, Ecuador, India and Malaysia. The U.S. International Trade Commission rejected the proposal 4-2 Friday, saying the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries failed to present strong evidence that the... more »
September 21, 2013 3:25 PM
GRETNA, La. - Injured New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan has pleaded not guilty to a first-offense DWI charge. The Times-Picayune reports (http://s.nola.com/A2XiDYm ) Morgan's attorney filed the plea Tuesday in 1st Parish Court in Metairie, according to Jefferson Parish court records. Morgan was arrested May 25 after Louisiana... more »
September 21, 2013 12:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court is allowing a former judge that it disbarred to practice law again. The court, in a Friday opinion adopted by a 5-2 vote, said former Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge C. Hunter King, could rejoin the bar. In 2003, the high... more »
September 21, 2013 11:24 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The LSU AgCenter says a bacterial infection of corn has been confirmed in four northeast Louisiana parishes.
That represents the farthest south that Goss's wilt has been found. And while it hasn't shown up in Mississippi and Arkansas, experts there say it's sure to happen.... more »
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 »
September 20, 2013 11:57 AM
COLORADO - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are helping victims of flooding in Colorado return to their damaged homes.
Six people were killed and an estimated 18,000 homes were damaged in the flooding that began over the weekend.
Eleven Red Cross volunteers from South Louisiana are in Colorado... more »