Statewide News

Louisiana charter school changing pregnancy test requirement

A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that required pregnant students to be removed from class and home-schooled, pending board approval, a school official said Thursday.

Texas sailor killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Police confident they've found the body of Mickey Shunick

UPDATE: Officials tell us the body recovered from Evangeline Parish has been taken to the FACES lab here in Baton Rouge for identification. We’re told it could take a day or two to officially ID the remains.

Country singer Randy Travis arrested on multiple charges

Country singer Randy Travis was arrested in Grayson County early Wednesday following a wreck in Tioga.

Former Webster Parish deputy coroner arrested for stealing more than $93,000

Earlier this year, detectives assigned to The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations began an investigation into an alleged theft of public funds from the Webster Parish Coroner’s Office at the request of the Webster Parish Distr

Couple faces charges after children test positive for meth

An arrest of two Deming, New Mexico residents on child abuse charges lead investigators to find two children testing positive for meth. Santana Garcia and Ray Rodriguez were arrested on a warrant issued Aug. 1.

Hammond man charged in 2011 death of 3-year-old foster daughter

A Hammond man has been indicted for first-degree murder in the death of his 3-year-old foster daughter.

Five men cited in Terrebonne Parish for oyster violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited five men for alleged oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish on July 31.

Faulkner County man arrested for possesion of child porn

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today announced that agents from his office have arrested a Faulkner County man for possession of child pornography.

DPS launches online version of Texas prescription drug monitoring program

At the urging of the 82nd Texas Legislature, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has developed a secure online prescription monitoring program, called Prescription Access in Texas (PAT), which provides controlled substance prescription