Statewide News

4 workers die, 1 hurt in Texas chemical plant leak

Four workers were killed Saturday after a chemical leak at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, on the eastern outskirts of Houston, plant manager Randall Clements said.

Texas teacher fired after Ferguson tweets

 A Texas teacher was fired Friday, one week after sending racially charged tweets about incidents in Ferguson, Missouri.

Former LSU baseball and football standout Alvin Dark, dies at age 92

 Alvin Dark, a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame and an MLB World Series champion as both a player and manager, died Thursday at the age of 92 in his home in Easley, S.C.

Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe plans to pardon his son for a felony drug charge from more than a decade ago. "It will probably be in the next few weeks," said Matt DeCample, a spokesman for the governor.

LSU cheerleader stunned by proposal, video goes viral

Saturday was a sad night at Tiger Stadium. But it was the happiest night in the lives of two Tigers fans.

Inspector: No sign of investigation in 1,111 New Orleans sex crime-related calls

The report is full of harrowing details alleging that five New Orleans Police Department detectives in the special victims unit may have failed to investigate sex crimes over a three-year period. But one case stands out.

Louisiana high school senior creates successful sock line

How ambitious were you in high school? A senior at Archbishop Rummel High is already more successful than most of us can ever imagine.

Laundry detergent pods are 'real risk' to children

Last year a Florida mother of a 7-month-old came back to her room to find that her baby had accidentally eaten one of those bright colored laundry detergent pods.

Landrieu questions Cassidy's decisions on student debt: 'Where is Bill?'

We are one month away from the runoff elections in our state. Senator mary landrieu is already bashing her opponent saying Bill Cassidy does not support college students.

Jindal: midterm election results show LA 'rejecting President Obama & his policies'

 Governor Bobby Jindal said the win for Republicans in taking over the Senate is both an opportunity and a challenge for the party. He says it's not enough for republicans to be anti-Obama.