Statewide News

Gov. Perry names Steen Texas secretary of state

Gov. Rick Perry has named John T. Steen Jr. of San Antonio Texas’ 108th Secretary of State.

More air travel means more plane maintenance

"Your flight has been delayed due to a mechanical problem" -- it is something a passenger never really wants to hear especially during Thanksgiving week.

Retiring lawmakers reflect on remaining challenges

When the new session of Congress begins in January, most of the faces on Capitol Hill will be the same - incumbents in both the House and the Senate overwhelmingly won re-election in November.

Fog suspected in 100-vehicle Texas wrecks that claim at least two lives

At least two people were killed and as many as 120 injured in Thanksgiving pileups involving an estimated 100 cars on a foggy stretch of highway in southeast Texas, authorities said.

2nd person dies from Gulf platform blast

A second Filipino oil worker has died following last week's Gulf of Mexico oil platform blast, the Philippine government said Friday.

Baby, van stolen in alleged ETX robbery

An infant has been recovered safely after a van was stolen from a Gilmer gas station Wednesday afternoon. According to the Gilmer Police Department, the vehicle was taken at the Texaco store on Highway 271 at around 12:30 p.m.

13 killed over weekend highlights importance of holiday travel safety

The holidays are here and there is anticipation in the air as families gather to celebrate across Louisiana. Your plans may involve a fall vacation or maybe you will stay home and get your Christmas shopping done early.

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.