Statewide News

Second possible Ebola patient reported in Dallas-area

 A patient has been admitted to the emergency room "after reporting possible exposure to the Ebola virus," Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas said in a statement Wednesday.

Texas fugitive walks into police station with stolen glock, turns self in

Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I placed a 29-year-old Texas man into custody after he walked into the Troop armed with a stolen handgun.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital releases statement regarding death of Ebola patient

According to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan has died. The hospital released the following statement:

TPSO arrests Amite Police officer on charges of kidnapping, rape

An Amite Police officer is now in jail after authorities say he kidnapped and sexually assaulted two women. Grant P. Carruth, 25, of Husser, LA, was arrested for two incidents that happened in August and September of 2014.

Teachers accused of threesome with Louisiana student

Two high school teachers in Louisiana are accused of having sex with a student. The women face felony charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile.

U.S. Ebola case: Health officials searching for up to 100 contacts

Health officials are reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had contact with the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., a spokeswoman with the Texas Department of State Health Services said Thursday.

Overnight fire leaves 1 dead in Farmerville

An early morning fire today severely damaged a Farmerville home, leaving one occupant dead. The circumstance surrounding the fire remain under investigation.

Reward increased to $8,000 for TX convict who served time for rape, stabbing

The reward for Robert Chrismon, 51, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of October.

Man dies after 13-year-old driver hits cow near DeRidder

 A DeRidder man is dead after the vehicle he was a passenger in struck a cow in Beauregard Parish last night.

Driver in deadly bus crash tells officials he was distracted

Pictures and memories provide little comfort to a collegiate community and four families coping with an immeasurable loss.