Statewide News

Army private gets 2 life sentences for plan to attack Ft. Hood soldiers

Army Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo was sentenced to life in prison Friday for planning to bomb a restaurant in Killeen, Texas, when it was filled with soldiers and their families.

Heisman hopeful, LSU football player Tyrann Mathieu kicked off team

LSU Head Coach Les Miles called a special press conference today to announce that Tyrann Mathieu has been removed from the team due to a policy violation.

Lafayette sheriff investigating death of female inmate

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a parish inmate at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

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.