Statewide News

State Representatives don't move forward with cell phone bill

BATON ROUGE — State Representatives decided to not go forward with a bill involving driving with cell phones. The Legislation would have allowed police to pull over people using a hand-held cell phone while driving. The bill could come up

Shrimpers fear upcoming shrimp season

The oil spill could mean a big disaster for the shrimping season in Louisiana. Many fishers like Rickey and Charlie Robin are preparing for an unpredictable season.

Lawsuit filed in oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS -A lawsuit has been filed in the recent oil rig explosion. The suit was made on behalf of Shane Roshto, who is one of the workers still missing. It names two companies, Trans-Ocean and BP as defendants. The suit claims the compan

Exploding oil rig sinks into ocean

NEW ORLEANS – A deepwater oil platform that burned for more than a day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, creating the potential for a major spill as it underscored the slim chances that the 11 workers still missing s

Authorities cracking down on 'fake weed'

A 'fake weed' is being sold as herbal incense, but people are smoking it like marijuana. People are saying it has similar effects to pot, and now state lawmakers are trying to crack down on it.

Driver licenses could see changes

More personal information could be put on display on Louisiana drivers licenses. State Representative Rickey Hardy is proposing a bill that would require convicted drug offenders to show their crimes. Under the proposed law, an orange sticker l

Representative kicks off campaign for Senator bid

Louisiana Representative Charlie Melancon kicked off his campaign run in Shreveport Thursday morning. It was part of his 'jambalaya and jobs' tour across the Pelican state. Representative Melancon is looking to take current Senator David Vitter

Oyster flu virus plaguing Louisiana

Three oyster harvesting areas in Louisiana are off limits as of Monday evening. Health officials are trying to figure out what is causing a stomach flu outbreak. 38 cases of Norovirus have been reported from oysters fished out of St.

Former state head of property insurer pleads guilty

The former head of Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has pleaded guilty to charges fraud. Terry Lisotta was supposed to stand trial starting Monday for mishandling and stealing thousands of dollars from the state.