Statewide News

VIDEO: ETX kids wrangle gators over holiday weekend

An alligator-catching contest in South Texas is a big draw over the long holiday weekend. The Gator Rescue Wildlife Park in Beaumont holds the annual event.

INFO: What to do if your child runs away from home

Realizing that your child has run away from home is filled with emotion - anger that she would do such a thing; fear for her safety; shame that others may think that you are not a "good" parent.

Louisiana State Penitentiary donates guard tower to new Smithsonian museum in D.C.

One historical piece of Louisiana will soon be represented in Washington D.C. The more than 100 year-old guard tower from Louisiana State Penitentiary's Camp H is being donating to a new Smithsonian Museum.

Man arrested for hate crimes after beating man unconscious, making racially charged threats

A Thibodaux man was arrested for hate crimes after he allegedly attacked a man and made racially charged statements. The victim was reportedly knocked unconscious, received lacerations on his face, and his teeth were damaged.

Country singer Randy Travis admitted to hospital, listed in critical condition

Country singer Randy Travis has been admitted to a Texas hospital. According to a news release, Travis was admitted to medical facility on Sunday for complications for viral cardiomyopathy.

LSU RB Jeremy Hill formally charged with simple battery, will be arraigned Friday

LSU football running back Jeremy Hill was formally charged with simple battery Monday. Hill was arrested on April 27, 2013 outside of Reggie’s Bar in Tigerland.

Man arrested for strangling elderly woman during home invasion robbery

A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing an elderly woman in her home. The woman claimed her attacker strangled her and ransacked her home after she passed out from lack of oxygen.

BREAKING: Rick Perry announces he will not seek re-election

During a special announcement on Monday, Governor Rick Perry announced he would not seek re-election as Governor of Texas. Perry announced this after being introduced by his wife, Anita Perry.

LA State Police investigated 5 fatal crashes during 4th of July weekend

During the 2013 Fourth of July holiday weekend, Louisiana State Police investigated 5 fatal crashes resulting in 6 deaths. Three of the six people killed were not wearing seat belts and one of the crashes involved impairment.

‘Steak bandit’ hides meat in his pants, becomes violent when confronted

A Thibodaux man was arrested last week after he was caught stealing meat from a store. We’re told he concealed the items in his pants.