Statewide News

Department of Education awards $5.8 million to innovative educators to improve struggling schools

The Louisiana Department of Education announced on Thursday its most aggressive statewide push ever to turnaround low performing schools, providing grants to individuals, school districts, and charter school organizations to lead previously str

One dead after big rig crashes into wall and plummets off an overpass

The driver of an 18-wheeler is dead in Grand Prairie, Texas after his truck ran off an overpass Saturday afternoon.

Original Texas Tech 'Masked Rider' dies at 81

When he rode onto the field at the Gator Bowl in 1954, Joe Kirk Fulton had no idea that Texas Tech’s Masked Rider would eventually be recognized by The Associated Press as one of the top ten coolest college mascots.

TABC completes investigation into Dallas club, former Cowboy Josh Brent

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has completed its investigation into the incident that occurred on December 8, 2012, involving former Dallas Cowboy player Josh Brent.

BREAKING: West, TX declared major disaster area

Governor Rick Perry announced on Friday, the Major Disaster Declaration for West, TX has been approved.

Changes to Louisiana Safe Haven law extends child relinquishing age

As of Thursday, August 1st, a parent can now use the Louisiana Safe Haven law to relinquish a baby up until they are 60 days old. Previously the age limit was 30 days.

85-year-old woman accused of attempted murder, domestic abuse, arson

An 85-year-old woman was arrested for attempted murder, domestic abuse and arson following an incident at a home in Lake Charles.

REPORT: TX troopers arrest 1,100 over July 4th weekend for drunk driving

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers made more than 1,100 DWI arrests during a 10-day special enforcement period, which included the July 4th holiday.

Trio of 2016 Republicans heading to South Carolina

Three prominent Republican governors thought to have designs on the White House will descend on the early primary state of South Carolina later this month to raise money for Gov.

Frm. LA Governor's wife in labor

This afternoon Trina Edwards, the wife of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, announced via her Facebook account that she is in labor. The couple plans to name their baby boy Edwin Wallace.