Statewide News

West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S.

The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Louisiana woman armed with cooking pot fends off robber

A woman working at a restaurant in Iberia Parish fought off an armed robber with a pot.

Deputy killed in tragic shootout to be laid to rest on Wednesday

Deputy Brandon Nielson, one of the deputies killed in the recent shootout in St. John the Baptist Parish, will be laid to rest on Wednesday.

Shreveport woman pleads guilty to East Texas bank robbery

A Shreveport woman is facing up to life in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a Regions Bank in Tyler, TX back in March.

Body of Noble Man Recovered from Toledo Bend

Search and Rescue officials recovered the body of a Noble man from Toledo Bend Sabine Parish on Aug. 16.

Two officers killed, two wounded in Louisiana "ambush"

Two Louisiana sheriff's deputies died and two others were wounded early Thursday in what a state police official described as an ambush.

Equipment en route to drill relieve well at Louisiana sinkhole

Throughout the day the Louisiana State Police will be assisting Texas Brine in moving equipment needed to drill a relief well at the location of the sinkhole in Bayou Corne.

Nidal Hasan appears in court with beard, held in contempt for 3rd time

Military Judge Col. Gregory A. Gross in the case of United States vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan began the Aug. 14 hearing with another contempt proceeding as he has done in the previous three hearings.

Dallas County considers aerial spraying in West Nile outbreak

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing guidance for people concerned about potential aerial spraying to control mosquitoes in their areas.

Area residents worry drilling relief may not fix Louisiana sinkhole

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says they've approved a permit for a relief well in Assumption Parish, but the concerns continue near Bayou Corne.