Statewide News

5 dead, 7 injured in minivan flip

BATON ROUGE - Five are dead and seven remain in critical condition after a minivan flipped over on I-10 near Baton Rouge Saturday. Officials say the van was likely overweight and not designed to carry so many people.

Ponzi schemist behind bars

LOUISIANA - Louisiana businessman, Matthew Pizzolato, is accused of running a ponzi scheme and was arrested Friday. Prosecutors say he duped 160 investors out of nearly 20 million dollars. They claim he used the money to buy cars, cruises and

Saints sink Bucaneers

TAMPA BAY - The New Orleans Saints have now moved to a perfect 10-0 record Sunday. The Saints drubbed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-7 in Florida. This is the longest winning streak in Saints franchise history.

Ponzi schemist facing up to 500 years

PONCHATOULA - The Tangipahoa district attorney says a man could be sentenced to 500 years behind bars for allegedly running an 11- million dollar ponzi scheme. Investigators say 60-year-old William Chaucer Jr., has been taking money from about 200

Judge rules on Hurrican Katrina

UNDATED - A federal judge is blaming the Army Corps of Engineers for the devastating flooding that came in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. On Wednesday the judge ruled in favor of residents who say the army corps' monitoring of the Mississippi Rive

Former first lady alleged victim of domestic violence

LOUISIANA — Former Louisiana first lady Candy Edwards is alledgly a victim of domestic violence. The east Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 34-year-old Brian Low for allegedly beating up edwards. Low is the father of Edwards' 3-year-o

Two more die from swine flu

LOUISIANA — Two more people have died from swine flu complications in Louisiana. That total number of deaths is now 35. A man from the Monroe area and a man from the Lake Charles area died within the last week. The swine flu vaccine i

Congressman sentenced to 13 years

LOUISIANA - Former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday. Officials say it is the longest term ever imposed on a congressman for bribery. He was also ordered to give up 470 thousand dollars i

Jindal speaks on hurricane readiness

LOUISIANA — Tropical depression Ida is no longer a threat to Louisiana. Governor Jindal said the state made sure they were ready just in case. Several state agencies were on hand at a news conference yesterday where Governor Jindal u