Thousands of people hit the streets on Saturday to partake in the first big Mardi Gras parade of the season, and next weekend will be more of the same. The Shreveport Police Department wants to remind parade-goers to celebrate safely.
Officials say they suspect foul play is involved in the death of a man found alongside I-20.
He has been identified as 33-year-old Charles Steven Ledbetter. Authorities found Ledbetter with multiple stab wounds in a ditch.
The United States Department of Labor released last year's unemployment rate averages that show a .9% increase in Louisiana's unemployment rates compared to 2009. Last year's average unemployment rate in Louisiana landed at 7.