Statewide News

TX ranked top exporting state for 12th straight year

Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position.

Alcohol suspected in St. Helena Parish fatal crash

Wednesday at approximately 2:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two-vehicle fatality crash involving an 18-wheeler on LA 10 near Darlington in St. Helena Parish.

DHH rescinds emergency rules regarding abortions

In November the department of health and hospitals released a set of emergency rules regarding outpatient abortions.

Seahawks QB plans to attend Rangers' spring training

According to the the baseball agent of the Seattle Seahawks start quarterback Russell Wilson, he will be on-hand at the Texas Rangers' spring training in Surprise, Arizona.

Juvenile charged with animal cruelty after graphic video caused social media outrage

The Alexandria Police Department has charged a 13-year-old juvenile with one count of cruelty to animals Monday morning, after a video surfaced over social media of the alleged attack and caused public outrage.

DPS: Election ID certificates available at DL offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming primary election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need of proper iden

Reward increased to $13,000 for TX Most Wanted Sex Offender

The reward for Kevin Stoeser, 41, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of February.

Louisiana state income tax filing begins January 31st

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will begin processing 2013 state individual income tax returns on January 31, 2014. On that date, 2013 state income tax forms will become available at www.revenue.louisiana.gov/taxforms.

Jindal: Christie should stay RGA chair

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed support Sunday for his New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie, telling CNN the New Jersey governor should keep his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

Despite report, final Keystone decision not near

A final decision on whether or not to approve the hotly debated Keystone XL oil pipeline isn't imminent, the White House chief of staff said on Sunday, despite a State Department report last week showing the project wouldn't have a majo