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  • Steph Curry named AP Male Athlete of the Year

    December 26, 2015 2:24 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry, whose deft dribbling and long-range shooting led the Golden State Warriors to their first NBA title in 40 years, is The Associated Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year. Curry finished first in a vote by U.S. editors and news directors, joining LeBron James, Michael... more »
  • Nine-year-old in ICU after being shot with pellet gun by cousin

    September 6, 2015 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A 9-year-old boy is in the Intensive Care Unit after being shot with a pellet gun by his younger cousin. Anthony Gray was playing with his 7-year-old cousin Friday afternoon when they found a pellet gun that was left out by a family member. ... more »
  • Shreveport man arrested for exploitation of his mother

    August 2, 2015 1:04 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Caddo Parish authorities say a Shreveport man has been arrested for exploitation of the infirmed for allegedly stealing from his 86-year-old mother. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator says in a news release that 64-year-old Paul Brown was arrested Wednesday on a warrant. Prator says Brown allegedly used his... more »
  • Baker officials brace themselves to balance upcoming budget Play Video

    May 15, 2015 4:47 PM

    BAKER - City officials are prepping to balance this year's upcoming 2015-2016 budget. Chief of Police Mike Knapps said he submitted his budget to the city for approval. He wants to fill two officer positions which have been vacant since last year. "It's very, very important that this... more »
  • Jindal to use $74M in savings ideas next year

    May 12, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thinner asphalt for some paving projects. Fewer toll-free numbers across state agencies. Allowing pregnant women on Medicaid to use midwives instead of traditional, more expensive delivery rooms. Expanded rehabilitation programs for inmates. Those are among plans from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to shrink spending across state government by... more »
  • 3-year-old dies after being found in hot vehicle

    September 7, 2013 3:14 PM

    HATTIESBURG - The Forrest County sheriff is investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who was found in a hot vehicle. Coroner Butch Benedict tells the Hattiesburg American that Cameron Shaw likely overheated in the vehicle parked at a home by U.S. Highway 49 near the Stone County and Forrest... more »
  • DOE names 2014 teacher, principal of the year

    July 15, 2013 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two St. Charles Parish educators are taking the state's top honors for teachers and principals. The Department of Education named Ajit "AJ" Pethe (PEH-thay), principal of Luling Elementary, as the 2014 Louisiana Principal of the Year, while La'Keisha McKinney, a reading and math teacher at R. J. Vial... more »
  • Police: Teen chopped man's ear off with machete

    July 1, 2013 3:21 PM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell arrested a 16-year-old after they said he tried to kill his brother's friend with a two-foot-long machete. Police said when they arrived they found the victim with his neck slashed and the 16-year-old suspect standing in the street, holding the machete. Investigators said... more »
  • 1 year later, no arrests in dancer's death

    June 8, 2013 10:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's been a year since pieces of Jaren Lockhart's body began washing up on Mississippi's Gulf Coast and almost that long since two people seen leaving a Bourbon Street strip club with the dancer were named as suspects in her death and dismemberment. One, Margaret Sanchez, 29,... more »
  • Brother arrested in fatal Calif. stabbing of girl

    May 12, 2013 2:38 PM

    VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. - The mother of an 8-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death in her Northern California home and of the 12-year-old boy accused of killing her says the boy is "protective of his sister." In an interview with Sacramento television station KOVR on Friday, Priscilla Rodriquez... more »
  • Fico finalist for player of the year

    April 11, 2013 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU softball pitcher Rachele Fico has been chosen as one of 25 finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. The announcement came Wednesday from the Amateur Softball Association of America and USA Softball. The award is considered the most prestigious in Division I... more »
  • Budget questions remain for current year

    March 1, 2013 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- While lawmakers grapple with ways to balance next year's budget, they may be confronted with a more immediate shortfall before this year ends. Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration had anticipated more than $278 million plugged into previous spending plans backed by the Legislature from expected property sales, insurance... more »
  • Jefferson Parish woman killed by gunshots at home

    February 17, 2013 10:34 AM

    GRETNA, La. - Jefferson Parish authorities say an 81-year-old woman has been shot and killed after someone fire into her home in the Bridge City community. Sheriff Newell Normand says in a news release that it's not clear if the woman was the intended target in the shooting, but she... more »
  • Sandy Hook students to have shorter school year

    January 23, 2013 2:56 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Students at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school where 20 classmates were shot dead by a gunman last month won't have to make up days they missed after the massacre. The state Board of Education on Wednesday granted a waiver shortening their school year from the mandatory 180 days... more »
  • La. casinos take in $2.4 billion in 2012

    January 17, 2013 3:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A good December for Louisiana's state-licensed casinos capped a year in which they won roughly $2.4 billion from gamblers, up from about $2.37 billion in 2011. Figures posted by regulators Thursday show that, for December, Harrah's land-based casino in New Orleans won $34.7 million. That was up... more »
  • O'neal: NCAA players should stay more than 1 year

    January 16, 2013 3:03 PM

    GRAPEVINE, Texas - Shaquille O'Neal says earning his doctoral degree in education was harder than anything he ever did athletically. During a keynote talk on the opening day of the annual NCAA convention, the four-time NBA champion and 15-time All-Star said Wednesday his three years as an LSU player were... more »

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