Statewide News

Louisiana AMBER Alerts not impacted by goverment shutdown

Despite the weekend shutdown of the Department of Justice webpage www.amberalert.gov, the activation of AMBER Alerts in Louisiana was not impacted.

October 7 deadline for voter registration in November 5 elections

Monday, October 7, is the deadline to vote in the November 5 elections.

WIC Program in Louisiana extended following updated guidance from Federal USDA officials

Louisiana's Women, Infants and Children Program, commonly called WIC, will be funded until the end of the month of October, using funds set aside from the prior fiscal year, the Department of Health and Hospitals announced Thursday.

Grandmother killed, 4-year-old injured during shooting at home in New Orleans East

A 4-year-old child is in the hospital and his 44-year-old grandmother was killed during a shooting this morning in New Orleans East.

Dario Franchitti involved in serious wreck at Houston race

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti was involved in a serious crash Sunday during the Grand Prix of Houston.

Tropical Storm Karen weaks into a tropical depression

Some relief for people living along the Northern Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Karen has weakened to a tropical depression. Winds are now at 35 miles per hour and all tropical storm warnings have been dropped.

Southeast Louisiana battens down for Tropical Storm Karen

People in parts of Southeast Louisiana are battening down in preparation for tropical storm Karen. The storm is off the gulf coast, heading for land.

Sam's Club to open doors to military during government shutdown for no fee

While Military Commissaries are closed due to the government shutdown, Sam's Club is allowing all military members with a valid military ID card to shop without a Sam's Club membership.

Expansion begins on one of Texas' most congested highways

After 15 years of planning and coordination to expand one of the state’s most congested highways, the Texas Department of Transportation today broke ground on the Interstate 35E (I-35E) corridor near Denton.