Statewide News

Could cotton replace hay?

As hay supplies continue to dwindle in an ongoing drought, some Texas AgriLife researchers are experimenting with feeding cattle whole cotton plants. In the past, only the seed could be used in feed.

Ark-La-Tex health insurance rates for employers below national average

It costs less to insure an employee in Louisana, Arkansas and Texas than it does in most other states. That's according to a survey by the United Benefits Advisors, a firm that monitors nationwide rates for employers.

Louisiana ranks third in domestic violence rates

Louisiana ranks third in the nation for women killed by their estranged domestic partners. That's according to the Women's Center for Public Policy.

3 men stabbed in fight

Bossier City Police arrested eight people overnight in connection with a fight in which three of the suspects were stabbed.

Drought causing cracks in home foundations

When it gets this dry, most people turn on their hoses and water the plants a little longer. But some Ark-La-Tex homeowners are having different problems. The dry soil is contracting, causing cracks in the walls.

Haz mat violation sends store owner to jail

The owner of a south Caddo Parish convenience store was arrested by deputies on Monday for the unsafe and illegal transportation of gasoline, which authorities say was to be resold at his store in Keithville, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

Fight over texting gets physical

Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a man and woman were arrested late Monday night after an argument got physical when the man got mad at the woman for texting and driving while traveling on I-20.  

Traffic stop ends in drug bust

Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a man from Mooringsport was arrested this weekend after deputies found two bags of marijuana in his car.

House fire ends in arson arrest

Fire investigators with the Bossier City Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau have arrested a Bossier City woman for intentionally setting her home on fire earlier this month.