Statewide News

Miss Black Louisiana USA Talented Teen Pageant holds first casting call

New Orleans – Calling all talented teens! The Miss Black Louisiana USA Organization is kicking off its first official casting call for the 2013 Talented Teen Pageant, with auditions scheduled for Saturday, May 26th, 2012.

Best of the Bayou holds festival poster contest

Houma, LA- The Best of the Bayou is seeking artists to design a poster for the inaugural event to be held in downtown Houma in September.

Claiborne working out with Cowboys

VALLEY RANCH, TX (FOX44) - Former LSU Tiger Morris Claiborne is getting his first taste of professional football. The Shreveport native is now just a couple hours from home playing for the Dallas Cowboys.

Louisiana hurricane prep sales tax holiday this weekend

LOUISIANA — On Saturday and Sunday, Louisiana residents will have a chance to stock up on necessary items to prepare for this hurricane season.

Seven arrested for scam that cost victims tens of thousands of dollars

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA — Seven people were arrested for an asphalt paving scam that has cost several victims tens of thousands of dollars.

ETX mother who stoned children to death 8 years ago back in court

SMITH COUNTY — The East Texas woman who stoned two of her children to death and seriously injured another has been released from her court-ordered mental health facility, according to Smith County court documents obtained by KMSS.

Louisiana man found guilty of east Texas child pornography violations

A 66-year-old Covington, LA man has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.  

Louisiana ranks fifth for business-friendly environment

It's National Small Business Week and cities across the country are encouraging people to "Shop Small." For local residents, that means supporting thousands of small businesses across the Ark-La-Tex.

East Texas college employees terminated by email

Almost all employment at Lon Morris College has been terminated.

Community plans candle light vigil for missing cyclist

LAFAYETTE, LA — A community that banded together to finding a missing woman has sparked the attention of a national audience.