Statewide News

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.

UPDATE: College Station shooter identified by CSPD

UPDATE (7:00pm): According to the College Station Police Department, the shooter's identity has been confirmed as 35-year-old Thomas Caffall.

West Nile virus prompts public health emergency in Dallas County

A West Nile virus epidemic has prompted a public health emergency in Dallas County, Texas, a judge declared Friday. The virus there has infected 175 people, said Patricia Huston of Dallas County Health and Human Services.

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.