Statewide News

Alabama woman rescued from Lake Charles hotel; man, woman accused of human trafficking

A man and a woman have been arrested for human trafficking after they allegedly forced a young woman from Alabama into prostitution and threatened her life.

$3,000 reward now offered for most wanted sex offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jose Luis Rodriguez, 58, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Arkansas colleges, universities see decrease in headcount, increase in FTE

The number of students enrolled in higher education in Arkansas is down slightly at 170,056, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Monday, but full-time equivalent enrollment (FTE) is up as compared to last fall

TEA reminder: Current version of GED test to expire at end of 2013

The Texas Education Agency today issued a reminder to those seeking a high school equivalency credential that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013 and be replaced with the new 2014 Series GED test.

Auburn fan accused of stealing truck, kidnapping woman, hitting 9 parked cars in Baton Rouge

One Auburn fan who visited Baton Rouge never got the chance to see the big match-up. That’s because he was behind bars after he allegedly stole a truck, kidnapped a woman, and hit several parked cars.

Family of 5 found dead inside Texas home

A family of five was found dead inside a house near Rice, Texas, on Sunday night, authorities said. That's just south of Dallas. Navarro County sheriff's deputies found the bodies of two adults and three children inside.

DHH confirms five new West Nile virus cases in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has confirmed five new West Nile virus cases this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to 39.

LDWF to host National Hunting and Fishing Day events across the state on September 28th

NHFD is a national event celebrated by all 50 states on the fourth Saturday in September.

10th Mountain Division Soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 10th Mountain Division Soldier, stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana with the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team died in Gamberi, Afghanistan, Thursday September 19, in a non-combat related incident.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Houston Police Chief hits pedestrian with city vehicle

Houston's Police Chief is taking disciplinary action against himself after he hit a pedestrian with his city vehicle.