Mascot death highlights dangers of heat for pets

The Louisiana Tech community is still mourning the loss of its beloved mascot, a 4-year-old English bulldog named Tech XX. The mascot died Sunday evening at a Ruston animal clinic after a worker left the dog outside for too long.

Suspect arrested in attempted carjacking of a state trooper

Yesterday, an on-duty Louisiana State Trooper and two other on-duty officers were able to successfully apprehend the suspect of a crime – the attempted carjacking of the unmarked state police unit in which they were riding.

Faulkner County man arrested for possesion of child porn

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today announced that agents from his office have arrested a Faulkner County man for possession of child pornography.

DPS launches online version of Texas prescription drug monitoring program

At the urging of the 82nd Texas Legislature, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has developed a secure online prescription monitoring program, called Prescription Access in Texas (PAT), which provides controlled substance prescription

Struggling Richland Parish schools mired in controversy; white students can't transfer

Controversy is swirling around two Richland Parish elementary schools after parents received a note stating white children could not transfer from the struggling schools.

Shreveport school burglar caught following flood of tips

A Shreveport man is behind bars after a flood of tips poured in to authorites follwoing the release of surveillance images.

August brings new laws to Louisiana

More than 500 new laws go into effect this month, ranging from road rules to abortion regulations and sex offender laws. They were all passed during the state's last legislative session, which ended in June.

4-year-old in critical condition following abuse from mother's boyfriend

A Bossier City mother and her live-in boyfriend have been arrested after the woman's 4-year-old daughter was taken to a local hospital with serious head trauma.

LA Tech mascot dead of heat stroke

Lousiana Tech's mascot, a bulldog named Tech XX, is dead, after a city-wide search that lasted for days.

Three men sentenced for migratory game bird violations

Three Louisiana men were sentenced in federal court on July 24 for their roles in illegally dove hunting over a baited field during the 2011 hunting season in St. Charles Parish.