Statewide News

Ebola-diagnosed Dallas nurse, Nina Pham, upgraded to good condition

Health officials announced Tuesday evening the Dallas, Texas, nurse who was admitted to NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit with Ebola has improved in health.

Gov. Jindal orders restrictions for West Africa travelers

 After weeks of urging the Obama administration to implement a travel ban to and from Ebola stricken countries, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken matters into his own hands.

GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

Claims of deaths and injuries tied to General Motors faulty ignition switch continue to rise, and two more deaths have been linked to the problem.

Texas sex offender held in Indiana after bodies of 7 women found

It started with one body at a motel in Hammond, Indiana.

DPS: Texas fugitive with violent past wanted

 The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Alfredo Rangel, 37, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Deputies arrest Crowley teacher for indecent behavior with 3 students

A Crowley High School math teacher is now in jail on charges of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.

LSU employee asked to stay home after returning from Liberia

The assistant director of The National Center For Biomedical Research at LSU has agreed to stay home for 21 days after returning home from a mission to Liberia.

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.