Statewide News

One injured in chemical explosion, evacuation ordered

Port Allen — A chemical fire in Port Allen injured one man, shut down a road and forced an evacuation. State Police say a state of emergency has been declared.

Lafayette cyclist never makes it home, community search party seeks answers

LAFAYETTE, LA — UPDATE: A $10,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the location of Mickey Shunick.

More couples considering wedding insurance

It's wedding season in the Ark-La-Tex, and that means hundreds couples will be shelling out thousands of dollars for the day of their dreams.

Timpson considering emergency plan after second earthquake

People in Timpson, Texas are surveying the damage after a second earthquake hit the region early Thursday morning. The 4.3 magnitude quake follows a smaller 3.9 earthquake that struck outside of Garrison on May 10.

LSUS students react to merger decision

There will be no merger for LSU-Shreveport and Ruston-based Louisiana Tech, at least not this year.

Vilma files lawsuit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Louisiana summer reading program announced

Nightime is the theme of the State Library of Louisiana’s 2012 Louisiana Summer Reading Program.

Man exposes himself in women's lingerie

Waco, Tx — Waco police are searching for a man after he allegedly tried on several lingerie sets, then exposed himself to an employee.

New Orleans authorities search for escapee running through streets in green underwear

NEW ORLEANS, LA  — Law enforcement officers in New Orleans are currently on a man hunt to find a trustee who escaped from a work release project this morning.

Bill banning sex offenders from social media sites expected to become law soon

Baton Rouge, La — A bill seeking to ban sex offenders, once again, from social media sites is expected to be signed into law soon by Governor Jindal.