Statewide News

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.

State consider smoke ban at casinos and bars

The debate on banning smoking in bars and casinos could heat up again this legislative session. The state campaign for tobacco-free living is pushing lawmakers to add those establishments to the list of places Louisiana residents can't light up.

Hacker disables more than 100 cars remotely

More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of con

Hurricane experts meet in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - Hurricane experts across the country are meeting in Baton Rouge this week. Up to 500 experts are expected to attend the Central Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Conference to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

18 illegal workers busted by Border Patrol

UNDATED - Authoriities say a large immigration bust took place in Livingston Parish. 18 construction workers were rounded up at the North Oaks Medical Center Wednesday and are currently in federal custody. The U.S.

LSU Concession stand worker busted stealing

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teen is busted for allegedly charging fans too much for snacks at LSU sporting events. Authorites say 18-year-old Chadwick Banks,a concession stand worker, is accused of double swiping patron's credit cards at Alex Box

State senator proposes plan to bypass health bill

UNDATED - A Louisiana lawmaker has a plan to bypass the health care reform bill, if its approved. State senator A.G.

LSU player tasered

BATON ROUGE - Two LSU athletes were cited over the weekend for fighting outside a Baton Rouge bar.

Fallout continues over doctor's firing

BATON ROUGE - The fallout over the 2006 firing of Dr.