Statewide News

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."

91-year-old raped in Texas retirement home

 Police in Houston are looking for a man they say raped and robbed a 91-year-old woman.

Atheist group demands changes at Texas school

 The organization that went after the Hawks for Christ group for its prayers at China Elementary and filed a complaint against the Kountze cheerleaders for Bible-based banners, is now accusing Hardin- Jefferson schools of more constitution

Coushatta man killed in 1-vehicle crash

On October 9, 2014, at 7:10 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on LA Highway 510, about four miles south of US Highway 84 that claimed the life of a Coushatta man.

Ebola test result comes back negative on Dallas County deputy

 UPDATE: According to DSHS, testing of the specimen submitted by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was completed on Thursday with a negative result for Ebola.

Second possible Ebola patient reported in Dallas-area

 A patient has been admitted to the emergency room "after reporting possible exposure to the Ebola virus," Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas said in a statement Wednesday.