Statewide News

Nine border patrol stations to close; 41 agents to move to posts closer to borders

Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Attorney general defends opposition to proposed Texas voter ID law

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday the Justice Department blocked a proposed Texas voter identification law because it would "be harmful to minority voters."

Man calls police on his dealer after being sold fake crack cocaine

HOUMA, LA — It’s not too often people call police for assistance after being duped during an illegal transaction. However, it does happen and in this case, it landed both men involved behind bars.

Texas named America’s top state for business

AUSTIN – Texas is America’s Top State for Business 2012, according to CNBC’s sixth-annual study that scored all 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness.

LSU Tiger Marching Band named to Huffington Post’s ‘Best Marching Bands for 2011-12’ list

BATON ROUGE, LA — “The Golden Band from Tigerland” recently received yet another national recognition, as the world renowned LSU Tiger Marching Band has been included in a top ten list of “The Best Marching Bands for 201

Texas community absorbs 10 inches of rain in a few hours

A community just outside of Austin, Texas, was pounded by about 10 inches of rain over a few hours early Tuesday, causing flash floods and leaving at least 15 residences surrounded by water, a Texas emergency management official told CNN.

Texas voter ID law goes to court

Texas state officials went to federal court Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny hundreds of thousands of people -- many of them minorities -- access to the ballot.

Feds unveil indictments in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's slaying

Federal authorities unsealed Monday an indictment charging five men in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and offering up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of the four men still at large.

Pollock singer wins Cenla Idol 2012

Jonas Augustine, 22, of Pollock, La., is amazed at the possibility that he would be the winner of Saturday's Cenla Idol 2012 Finale in the Alexandria Mall.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes settle divorce

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have signed a divorce settlement hammered out by their lawyers, the attorney for Holmes told CNN Monday.