Statewide News

New Orleans woman arrested for kidnapping a friend's child

BELLE ROSE, LA — Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Saturday, April 28, at approximately 8:25 p.m., deputies responded to the 200 block of Hwy 1003 in Belle Rose concerning a two year old child being abducted.

Pet Insurance: Worth the cost?

It's no secret that pet ownership is expensive, an average of $60 a month per pet, according to the Census. Even in tough times, though, people are still willing to shell out for Fido and Fluffy.

WEB EXTRA: Human trafficking explained

BATON ROUGE, La — Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. That's according to a number of different people who fight it every day right here in Baton Rouge.

Class of 2012 looks to uncertain job market

As the class of 2012 prepares to graduate, it's facing some pretty bleak statistics.

6 students arrested at LA school on drugs and weapons charges

Sheriff Michael L. Lafrance today announced the arrest of five adults and one juvenile in connection with a drugs and weapons sweep at Belle Chasse High School on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Martin House recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

More than 3 million reports of child abuse will be filed this year, according to Childhelp. They estimate 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 4 boys will be abused in some way before the age of 18.

More cuts coming to state budget

BATON ROUGE,LA — "Daunting task. Some tough times ahead," says Democratic Representative Ted James of Baton Rouge.

Officials arrest suspected kitten killer

Patterson, LA  — A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and booked into the Saint Mary Parish jail. Michael Bergeron, 34, is accused of killing kittens at a home on Natalie Lane in Patterson, LA.

Jonesville post office takes on "David and Goliath" fight

In a David and Goliath turn, an East Texas post office is fighting against the U.S. Postal Service's decision to close its doors. The Jonesville, Texas post office has served local residents since 1847.

House bill could ban talking on cellphones while driving

BATON ROUGE, LA — A House committee has approved a bill that would ban drivers from using their cell phones while driving. House Bill 695 was authored by Democratic Representative Austin Badon.