Statewide News

Number of technology-ready school districts increases sevenfold in one year

The Louisiana Department of Education today released its third semi-annual Louisiana Technology Footprint, indicating that the number of technology-ready Louisiana school systems has increased by a factor of seven since July 2012.

TX Lieutenant Governor caught on tape making effort to get niece out of jail

Texas Lieutenant Governor, David Dewhurst, is catching flack for a call he made to a local police department in an effort to spring a relative from jail.

Hasan declines to give closing argument in shooting of Ft. Hood soldiers case

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who admitted killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in November 2009, declined to give closing statement at court-martial on Thursday.

U.S. Department of Justice to file lawsuit against Texas over voter-ID law

The Department of Justice announced today that it will file a new lawsuit against the State of Texas, the Texas Secretary of State, and the Director of the Texas Department

Measles alert issued for residents of North Texas

Citing six confirmed measles cases in the last month and 11 cases for the year, the Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health alert and is urging immunization against this highly contagious illness.

ACT scores show more Louisiana students ready for college

The Department of Education and ACT today announced that the number of Louisiana high school students demonstrating readiness in English, math, and science for college level work increased significantly between 2012 and 2013, showing gains in e

Hasan trial: Day 11, 89 witnesses later

After 11 days of testimony from 89 witnesses, the government has rested its case in the case of U.S. vs. Nidal M. Hasan. Judge Tara Osborn began the day reviewing the witness lsit form the defense.

TX woman arrested for voting multiple times in 2012 run-off election

Sonia Leticia Solis, 54, has been charged with voting more than once in connection with the 2012 primary runoff election held in Cameron County on July 31, 2012, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

DPS offering $3,000 reward for 'Most Wanted Sex Offender,' could be in East Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Doug Otis Sims, 32, 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.

Senator Cruz releases birth certificate after questions rise about presidential eligibility

As Ted Cruz's profile has skyrocketed in the last year-thanks to his election to the U.S.