Statewide News

11 arrested in Baton Rouge during multi-agency human trafficking bust

Law enforcement arrested eleven individuals in a multi-agency task force operation focused on human trafficking on October 9, 2014. The operation was part of ongoing efforts targeting human trafficking and prostitution throughout the state.

AG busts Romanian organized crime ring in Lafayette area, 2 still at large

 Seven people have been arrested today on felony racketeering charges for participating in an online sales scam, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

More than a nurse: Who is Ebola patient Nina Pham?

She tackled one of the toughest jobs any nurse could take on -- treating a highly contagious Ebola patient. And somehow along the way, she contracted the deadly virus herself.

Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola releases statement

The Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola has released a statement through Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where she is currently undergoing treatment:

Tulane doctor developing new test for Ebola that's quick, safer

Tulane's Dr. Robert Garry has spent the last several months frantically working to find a way to help control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

TV station identifies Dallas nurse with Ebola

 As authorities confirmed that the Dallas nurse had contracted Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's top official was quick to point to a breach in protocol.

Governor Bobby Jindal declares state of emergency due to severe weather

Governor Bobby Jindal issued a proclamation today declaring a state of emergency as a result of severe weather that is moving through Louisiana, threatening the lives and property of the citizens of the state.  

LISTEN: 911 call for now-deceased Ebola patient

 The city of Dallas has released the 911 audio call placed for now-deceased Ebola patient Thomas Duncan. You can listen to the audio recorded on September 28, 2014, in the video player above.

LA landfill tells Texas it will not accept Ebola victim's belongings

Chemical Waste Management, the company that owns a landfill near Lake Charles, told Texas officials it will no longer be accepting the Ebola victim's belongings. They issued the following statement:

Kenner family says father mistakenly ran over daughter

 It's a parent's worst nightmare. Neighbor Raul Rosales says, "We have to ask God to give that father strength, because imagine how he is, realizing what has happened with his daughter."