Statewide News

Early voting ends on Saturday for Oct. 19 election

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging all Louisianians eligible to vote in the October 19 municipal and 5th Congressional District elections primary election to consider voting early. Early voting began Saturday, Oct.

DPS arrests 1,600 drunk drivers during holiday enforcement

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers made more than 1,600 DWI arrests during a special enforcement period recently, which included the Labor Day holiday.

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.