Statewide News

Addicts struggle to fight alcohol dependency in Louisiana's 'drinking culture'

November is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and here in Louisiana, those trying to stay sober said it's a lot tougher than other places in the country due to our “party culture.”

DPS encourages Texans to plan ahead for safe Thanksgiving travel

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Thanksgiving travelers to focus on driving safely during the long holiday weekend to keep our roads safe for everyone.

Former LSU women’s tennis coach files suit against university

Long-time LSU Head Women’s Tennis Coach Tony Minnis has filed a lawsuit against the university. In May, LSU announced it would not renew Minnis’s contract with the university.

UPDATE: Missing girl found in ETX, mother arrested

UPDATE (Tuesday, November 20th, 2:15pm): Savannah Hurley, 11,  has been located in Trinity County, according to Trinity County Sheriff officials.

Texas day care owner gets 80 years for murdering 4 children

The woman who ran a day care in Houston that caught on fire, killing four toddlers, was sentenced to 80 years in prison Tuesday.

Is it dangerous to live on a salt dome, experts assess risk

Louisiana has over 120 salt domes and many different drilling operations on them. The residents of Bayou Corne know the reality of a potential disaster is all too real.

Investigators to recreate conditions ahead of Texas parade tragedy

In an effort to understand why a truck serving as a parade float crossed in front of a fast-moving locomotive last week -- killing four war veterans on the float -- federal accident investigators on Tuesday will recreate the accident conditions

Roughly $100 million devoted to widen segment of I-49

Governor Bobby Jindal announced plans today to widen and construct a roughly two mile segment of I-49 South from North of Ambassador Caffery Parkway to Albertsons Parkway in Lafayette Parish.

One death, 15 new cases of West Nile in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals uncovered 15 new West Nile cases this week, and reports one death from the disease.

Thanksgiving dinner to cost Texans less this year

A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $46.08 this year, marking more than a 5 percent savings over last year, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) 2012 Thanksgiving Meal Report.