Statewide News

Chemical plant explosion in St. Gabriel Parish

A “shelter in place” is in effect surrounding the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion. Residents are being asked to stay inside their homes with doors and windows closed.

LHSAA sets Prep Classic football schedule

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced last week at its annual summer meeting that it will play four additional state championships for a total of nine state football championships in 2013.

REPORT: FEMA refuses to provide aid to West, Texas after plant explosion

Media reports are stating Governor Rick Perry received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency saying they are not going to provide money to assist in rebuilding a Central Texas town that was ripped apart by a fertilizer plant exp

Tee up for free golf on Father's Day

Attention all DADS! DADS, the new comedy premiering this fall on FOX, is offering fathers free golf at participating golfing facilities across the country this Father’s Day! The closest location to the ArkLaTex is Top Golf in Dallas, TX.

New Louisiana law aims to improve treatment of at-risk youth

Tuesday, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will allow for the proactive treatment of youth—termed “crossover youth”—who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Gov. Perry adds abortion, juvenile capital felony issues to 'Special Session' call

Gov. Rick Perry today expanded the special session call to include: Legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities.

VIDEO: 3 injured in TX house explosion

At least three people were hurt in a house explosion in Texas Tuesday morning. You are looking at what is left of the home in Dobbin. That's about an hour south of Houston

Louisiana man among three drowning victims in Gulf Shores area; beaches closed to public

A Louisiana man is among three individuals who drowned during separate incidents in Alabama. They occurred within a 24-hour period, prompting a beach closure.

BREAKING: UIL passes amendment limiting full-contact football practice

Limiting full-contact practice during the football season is one more step to becoming reality.

$27,500 gun hits targets at 1,000 yards

A new company in Texas is selling a precision rifle with a unique technology that allows even an inexperienced shooter to hit a target 10 football fields away. The price tag is a staggering $27,500.