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  • Woman Attacked By Her Own Pit Bull

    Woman Attacked By Her Own Pit Bull

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:07:56 GMT
    (AP) Dog will be put town after a ten-day  and observation for rabies. Dog had also attacked family members. More >>
    (AP) Dog will be put town after a ten-day  and observation for rabies. Dog had also attacked family members. More >>
  • Delta Offering Free IFE On Many Flights

    Delta Offering Free IFE On Many Flights

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:44:12 GMT
    (NBC) No need to nap the next time you fly Delta. The airline has a deal in you want in-flight entertainment. More >>
    (NBC) No need to nap the next time you fly Delta. The airline has a deal in you want in-flight entertainment. More >>
  • Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

    Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:50:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.More >>
  • Bullet-riddled body found under New Orleans bridge

    Bullet-riddled body found under New Orleans bridge

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:42:28 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police said the bullet-riddled body of an unidentified woman has been found under a remote overpass.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police said the bullet-riddled body of an unidentified woman has been found under a remote overpass.
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  • Saints-Byrd

    Saints-Byrd

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:02:55 GMT
    Jarius Byrd practices for 1st time with SaintsMore >>
    Jarius Byrd practices for 1st time with SaintsMore >>
  • MidSouth Bank warns the community about new debit card texting scam

    MidSouth Bank warns the community about new debit card texting scam

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:17:50 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - News Channel 5 received the following release from MidSouth Bank: The debit card scammers have taken to a new medium -- text messaging. Do not be fooled by these fraudulent text messages, also known as smishing.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - News Channel 5 received the following release from MidSouth Bank: The debit card scammers have taken to a new medium -- text messaging. Do not be fooled by these fraudulent text messages, also known as smishing.More >>
  • BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

    BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:00:28 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state school board has voted to join a lawsuit filed to challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to block implementation of the Common Core education standards.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state school board has voted to join a lawsuit filed to challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to block implementation of the Common Core education standards.More >>
  • Veterans-Health Care-Louisiana

    Veterans-Health Care-Louisiana

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:26:03 GMT
    Louisiana veterans clinics included in dealMore >>
    Louisiana veterans clinics included in dealMore >>
  • LSU Players-Arrested

    LSU Players-Arrested

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:20:21 GMT
    2 LSU freshmen football players face misdemeanorsMore >>
    2 LSU freshmen football players face misdemeanorsMore >>
  • Two escapees from Avoyelles Correctional Center recaptured in Port Allen

    Two escapees from Avoyelles Correctional Center recaptured in Port Allen

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:15:53 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Two women have been re-captured following their escape from the Avoyelles Simmesport Women’s Correctional Center on Friday.More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Two women have been re-captured following their escape from the Avoyelles Simmesport Women’s Correctional Center on Friday.More >>
  • Tangipahoa council supports proposed clinic

    Tangipahoa council supports proposed clinic

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:20:22 GMT
    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has unanimously agreed to a proposed Access Health Louisiana clinic designed for those without health insurance or in a low-income bracket.More >>
    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has unanimously agreed to a proposed Access Health Louisiana clinic designed for those without health insurance or in a low-income bracket.More >>
  • All Baton Rouge students to get free lunches

    All Baton Rouge students to get free lunches

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:05:57 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will be providing free lunch to its almost 42,000 students, including thousands who in the past had to pay for their meals.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will be providing free lunch to its almost 42,000 students, including thousands who in the past had to pay for their meals.More >>
  • Louisiana Could Be Facing A Labor Shortage

    Louisiana Could Be Facing A Labor Shortage

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:17:11 GMT
    (AP) The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has released figures showing the construction industry's need for workers will grow twice as fast as the average for all industries. More >>
    (AP) The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has released figures showing the construction industry's need for workers will grow twice as fast as the average for all industries. More >>
  • La. veterans clinics included in deal

    La. veterans clinics included in deal

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:29:54 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.More >>
  • Ag commissioner seeks preservation of La. farmland

    Ag commissioner seeks preservation of La. farmland

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:34:51 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top agriculture official is concerned about the loss of farmland in the state.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top agriculture official is concerned about the loss of farmland in the state.
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  • NSU to implement tobacco free policy

    NSU to implement tobacco free policy

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:30:27 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Northwestern State University will become a tobacco free campus effective Friday, August 1. The new policy will prohibit tobacco use on all Northwestern State campuses.According to Vice President for University Affairs Marcus Jones, the policy will cover all interior spaces on Northwestern State’s Natchitoches campus and branch campuses, properties leased or operated by the university, all campus housing, indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, vehic...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Northwestern State University will become a tobacco free campus effective Friday, August 1. The new policy will prohibit tobacco use on all Northwestern State campuses.According to Vice President for University Affairs Marcus Jones, the policy will cover all interior spaces on Northwestern State’s Natchitoches campus and branch campuses, properties leased or operated by the university, all campus housing, indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, vehic...More >>
  • Natchitoches Fatality

    Natchitoches Fatality

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:24:27 GMT
    Man, 22, dies in Natchitoches Parish accidentMore >>
    Man, 22, dies in Natchitoches Parish accidentMore >>
  • Retired deputy drowns trying to save terrier

    Retired deputy drowns trying to save terrier

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:04:38 GMT
    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a recently retired deputy apparently drowned trying to rescue his little dog from a pond.More >>
    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a recently retired deputy apparently drowned trying to rescue his little dog from a pond.More >>
  • NOLA to host top travel trade show in 2016

    NOLA to host top travel trade show in 2016

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:01:26 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans will host the largest travel industry show in North America in 2016.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans will host the largest travel industry show in North America in 2016.More >>
  • Man, 19, booked in alleged shooting, rapes

    Man, 19, booked in alleged shooting, rapes

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:00:30 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bond has been set at more than $1 million for a Baton Rouge man booked on charges including attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated rape in connection with a series of weekend crimes.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bond has been set at more than $1 million for a Baton Rouge man booked on charges including attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated rape in connection with a series of weekend crimes.More >>
  • Attorney fees at issue in death row heat case

    Attorney fees at issue in death row heat case

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:59:03 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for three condemned killers who filed suit over hot conditions on Louisiana's death row are asking a federal judge to make the state pay more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fees and costs.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for three condemned killers who filed suit over hot conditions on Louisiana's death row are asking a federal judge to make the state pay more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fees and costs.More >>
  • Louisiana Senate-Bank

    Louisiana Senate-Bank

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:55:28 GMT
    Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agencyMore >>
    Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agencyMore >>
  • LDWF agents looking for boat involved in hit and run

    LDWF agents looking for boat involved in hit and run

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:30:35 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are seeking leads from the public about a boating incident hit and run that occurred on the Amite River Diversion Canal on July 26 in Livingston Parish.More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are seeking leads from the public about a boating incident hit and run that occurred on the Amite River Diversion Canal on July 26 in Livingston Parish.More >>
  • Teachers get 'advanced placement' training

    Teachers get 'advanced placement' training

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:39:27 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A program in Lafayette is helping 150 Louisiana teachers learn how to bring the rigor of advanced placement education to their students.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A program in Lafayette is helping 150 Louisiana teachers learn how to bring the rigor of advanced placement education to their students.More >>
  • Ex-Rayville official pleads guilty to malfeasance

    Ex-Rayville official pleads guilty to malfeasance

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:34:54 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Former Rayville Public Works Director Arad Lorenzo Brown faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of malfeasance in office.More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Former Rayville Public Works Director Arad Lorenzo Brown faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of malfeasance in office.More >>
  • Woman sentenced for oil spill fraud

    Woman sentenced for oil spill fraud

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:22:14 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for submitting false claims to get oil-spill recovery money.More >>
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for submitting false claims to get oil-spill recovery money.
    More >>
  • Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:10:28 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.Magistrate Harry Cantrell's decision came despite arguments Friday by an attorney for 20-year-old Trung Le that Le didn't fire the first shot or the shot that killed a 21-year-old woman. Nine other people were injured in the June 29 shooting.Cantrell says Le's hearing date remains Aug. 26.Prosecutors must demonstrate at the preliminary h...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.Magistrate Harry Cantrell's decision came despite arguments Friday by an attorney for 20-year-old Trung Le that Le didn't fire the first shot or the shot that killed a 21-year-old woman. Nine other people were injured in the June 29 shooting.Cantrell says Le's hearing date remains Aug. 26.Prosecutors must demonstrate at the preliminary h...More >>
  • LSU Faster Cancer Drugs

    LSU Faster Cancer Drugs

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:36:30 GMT
    LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug testMore >>
    LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug testMore >>
  • Woman arrested after boyfriend is run over

    Woman arrested after boyfriend is run over

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:56:08 GMT
    SUNSET, La. (AP) - Police in Sunset say a 23-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly ran over her boyfriend with her car following an argument.More >>
    SUNSET, La. (AP) - Police in Sunset say a 23-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly ran over her boyfriend with her car following an argument.More >>
  • West Nile death reported in Caddo

    West Nile death reported in Caddo

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:55:24 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Caddo Parish resident has died from the West Nile virus.The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Caddo Parish resident has died from the West Nile virus.The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. More >>
  • $5.9 million of Katrina loan forgiven

    $5.9 million of Katrina loan forgiven

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:32:59 GMT
    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina.More >>
    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina.More >>
  • West Nile death reported in Caddo

    West Nile death reported in Caddo

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:04:17 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus.More >>
  • GM Is Preparing To Pay Victims' Claims

    GM Is Preparing To Pay Victims' Claims

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:56:16 GMT
    (NBC) General Motors is socking away money for legal claims and to repair millions of recalled cars and trucks.More >>
    (NBC) General Motors is socking away money for legal claims and to repair millions of recalled cars and trucks.More >>
  • Seven accused of cocaine conspiracy in North La.

    Seven accused of cocaine conspiracy in North La.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:51:42 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Seven North La. residents indicted in cocaine conspiracy investigation.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Seven North La. residents indicted in cocaine conspiracy investigation.More >>
  • Shreveport lawyer gets 5 years in bankruptcy case

    Shreveport lawyer gets 5 years in bankruptcy case

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:07:59 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Louisiana attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for misuse of $1 million invested by a Texas company.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Louisiana attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for misuse of $1 million invested by a Texas company.More >>
  • BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:48:05 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor.More >>
  • Louisiana casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    Louisiana casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:37:27 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.More >>
  • Man goes on date, later carjacked by date, 2 men

    Man goes on date, later carjacked by date, 2 men

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:12:34 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man who met a woman on a social media website was carjacked by the woman and two men.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man who met a woman on a social media website was carjacked by the woman and two men.More >>
  • Lafayette has 'critical shortage' of teachers

    Lafayette has 'critical shortage' of teachers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:48:26 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School System has declared a critical shortage of classroom teachers to open the door for it to hire retirees to fill about 40 positions still vacant as the clock ticks down on the first day of school on Aug. 12.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School System has declared a critical shortage of classroom teachers to open the door for it to hire retirees to fill about 40 positions still vacant as the clock ticks down on the first day of school on Aug. 12.More >>
  • Teacher, his wife accused of abusing baby

    Teacher, his wife accused of abusing baby

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:43:08 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police have arrested a Carroll High School teacher and his wife after being accused of the repeated abuse of their 7-week old infant.More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police have arrested a Carroll High School teacher and his wife after being accused of the repeated abuse of their 7-week old infant.More >>
  • Woman sentenced to 10 years in fatal bakery fire

    Woman sentenced to 10 years in fatal bakery fire

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:15:45 GMT
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after admitting she set the fire at her bakery that killed a friend who helped her burn the business.More >>
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after admitting she set the fire at her bakery that killed a friend who helped her burn the business.
    More >>
  • Federal judge delays gun-shipping case

    Federal judge delays gun-shipping case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:44:40 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a delay in the pretrial proceedings and trial of a Broussard man accused of illegally shipping weapons to his native Lebanon.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a delay in the pretrial proceedings and trial of a Broussard man accused of illegally shipping weapons to his native Lebanon.More >>
  • Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

    Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:29:21 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could reach double-digits.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could reach double-digits.More >>
  • Bourbon Street Shooting

    Bourbon Street Shooting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:51:49 GMT
    Bourbon Street shooting suspect appears in courtMore >>
    Bourbon Street shooting suspect appears in courtMore >>
  • Monroe to seek flights to Denver

    Monroe to seek flights to Denver

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:32:39 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Monroe City Council has passed a resolution allowing a grant application city officials believe can help the airport secure direct flights to Denver.More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Monroe City Council has passed a resolution allowing a grant application city officials believe can help the airport secure direct flights to Denver.More >>
  • Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

    Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:42:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.More >>
  • West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

    West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:35:24 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.More >>
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.More >>
  • Retrial Of BP Engineer Has Been Postponed

    Retrial Of BP Engineer Has Been Postponed

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:23:43 GMT
    (AP) Engineer's earlier conviction was thrown out. Man was accused of obstructing the investigation into the gulf oil spill. More >>
    (AP) Engineer's earlier conviction was thrown out. Man was accused of obstructing the investigation into the gulf oil spill. More >>
  • Jury Members Who Discussed The Case Online Getting Scrutiny

    Jury Members Who Discussed The Case Online Getting Scrutiny

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:17:59 GMT
    (AP) Online commenting by jurors is raising eyebrows in the D.A.'s office.More >>
    (AP) Online commenting by jurors is raising eyebrows in the D.A.'s office.More >>
  • Monroe man sentenced to 10 years for illegal possessing firearms

    Monroe man sentenced to 10 years for illegal possessing firearms

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:00:26 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Monroe resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for illegal possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearms, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley.More >>
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Monroe resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for illegal possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearms, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley.More >>
  • Campers from La. hurt in BWCA windstorm

    Campers from La. hurt in BWCA windstorm

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:46:44 GMT
    VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) - Two groups of campers were rescued after strong winds knocked down trees on them in northern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area.In one incident, two women with serious injuries were flown from the Loon Lake area. The St. Louis County Rescue Squad says the women had trees lying on them for several hours. WDIO-TV reports others in the group had less severe injuries.The sheriff's office says two campers in a group of 17 from Louisiana near Lady Boot Bay were injured wh...More >>
    VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) - Two groups of campers were rescued after strong winds knocked down trees on them in northern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area.In one incident, two women with serious injuries were flown from the Loon Lake area. The St. Louis County Rescue Squad says the women had trees lying on them for several hours. WDIO-TV reports others in the group had less severe injuries.The sheriff's office says two campers in a group of 17 from Louisiana near Lady Boot Bay were injured wh...More >>
  • New Orleans hotel sells for $10.75M

    New Orleans hotel sells for $10.75M

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:33:23 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New York real estate investment firm has made its first foray into the New Orleans market with the purchase of a downtown hotel.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New York real estate investment firm has made its first foray into the New Orleans market with the purchase of a downtown hotel.More >>
  • Body of La teen located on Ala coast

    Body of La teen located on Ala coast

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:31:54 GMT
    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of a Louisiana teen missing in dangerous surf on the Alabama coast.More >>
    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of a Louisiana teen missing in dangerous surf on the Alabama coast.More >>
  • NPSO, LSP arrest parolee on multiple charges

    NPSO, LSP arrest parolee on multiple charges

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:49:28 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted by the Louisiana State Police arrested a Natchitoches man on felony drug charges following a disturbance near Natchitoches on Monday evening according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted by the Louisiana State Police arrested a Natchitoches man on felony drug charges following a disturbance near Natchitoches on Monday evening according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.More >>
  • Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core

    Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:55:40 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal because of his actions against the multi-state standards.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal because of his actions against the multi-state standards.More >>
  • Common Core-Louisiana

    Common Core-Louisiana

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:21:57 GMT
    Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over common coreMore >>
    Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over common coreMore >>
  • Arrest in bomb scare that emptied ULL last week

    Arrest in bomb scare that emptied ULL last week

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:50:00 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say a 30-year-old man is accused of making the bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Wednesday. More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say a 30-year-old man is accused of making the bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Wednesday. More >>
  • St. Bernard transit dept. missing bus fares

    St. Bernard transit dept. missing bus fares

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:46:14 GMT
    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A state audit finds more than $98,000 worth of bus fares that should have been collected during a three-year period in St. Bernard Parish are missing.More >>
    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A state audit finds more than $98,000 worth of bus fares that should have been collected during a three-year period in St. Bernard Parish are missing.More >>
  • State troopers make arrest in fatal hit-run

    State troopers make arrest in fatal hit-run

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:25:09 GMT
    KAPLAN, La. (AP) - State police have arrested a 42-year-old Kaplan man in the July 7 hit and run fatality crash that killed a bicyclist on Louisiana Highway 92 near Milton.More >>
    KAPLAN, La. (AP) - State police have arrested a 42-year-old Kaplan man in the July 7 hit and run fatality crash that killed a bicyclist on Louisiana Highway 92 near Milton.
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  • Lawsuit filed to stop Common Core use in Louisiana

    Lawsuit filed to stop Common Core use in Louisiana

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:16:49 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Seventeen state lawmakers are heading to court to try to stop Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Seventeen state lawmakers are heading to court to try to stop Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.
    More >>
  • State lawmaker to seek judgeship

    State lawmaker to seek judgeship

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:55:28 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a first-term Republican from Bossier City, is seeking a judge's seat.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a first-term Republican from Bossier City, is seeking a judge's seat.More >>
  • Edwards: If elected, state budget would be focus

    Edwards: If elected, state budget would be focus

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:54:35 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The lone Democrat to announce he's running for governor, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, says Louisiana's next leader will need to focus on stabilizing the state's finances.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The lone Democrat to announce he's running for governor, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, says Louisiana's next leader will need to focus on stabilizing the state's finances.More >>
  • New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

    New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:01:32 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful.More >>
  • FBI: armored car holdup Mon morning in New Orleans

    FBI: armored car holdup Mon morning in New Orleans

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:02:54 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is looking for a gunman who held up an armored car near Audubon Park and got away with a bag of money.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is looking for a gunman who held up an armored car near Audubon Park and got away with a bag of money.More >>
  • Iberville tops state in improving graduation rate

    Iberville tops state in improving graduation rate

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:50:58 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish School District landed at the top of the class this year in the state's graduation rate report.The school system logged the biggest percentage improvement in the number of students finishing high school within four years.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish School District landed at the top of the class this year in the state's graduation rate report.The school system logged the biggest percentage improvement in the number of students finishing high school within four years.More >>
  • Man killed in New Orleans 4-wheeler crash

    Man killed in New Orleans 4-wheeler crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:49:43 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man has died after crashing his four-wheeler into a parked vehicle.Police says 32-year-old man was driving at "a high rate of speed" on the four-wheeler Sunday night when he sideswiped a parked car before striking a parked SUV.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man has died after crashing his four-wheeler into a parked vehicle.Police says 32-year-old man was driving at "a high rate of speed" on the four-wheeler Sunday night when he sideswiped a parked car before striking a parked SUV.More >>
  • Assessors want new valuation rules for oil wells

    Assessors want new valuation rules for oil wells

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:48:47 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A group of Louisiana tax assessors is advocating for a series of property valuation changes that, if approved, could significantly increase property tax rates for oil and gas well operators, as well as revenues for local governments.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A group of Louisiana tax assessors is advocating for a series of property valuation changes that, if approved, could significantly increase property tax rates for oil and gas well operators, as well as revenues for local governments.More >>
  • Sulphur woman found dead in her home

    Sulphur woman found dead in her home

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:40:41 GMT
    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 66-year-old Sulphur woman.More >>
    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 66-year-old Sulphur woman.More >>
  • JIndal Looking For Efficiently

    JIndal Looking For Efficiently

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:27:59 GMT
    (AP) A website is planned by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in response to criticism that too many consultants are on the payroll.More >>
    (AP) A website is planned by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in response to criticism that too many consultants are on the payroll.More >>
  • Chinese Drywall Maker Slapped With A Fine, Expulsion

    Chinese Drywall Maker Slapped With A Fine, Expulsion

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:14:59 GMT
    (AP) Chinese drywall maker fined, told not to do any more business after the product was found to cause harm.More >>
    (AP) Chinese drywall maker fined, told not to do any more business after the product was found to cause harm.More >>
  • Man accused in girlfriend's death now in Louisiana

    Man accused in girlfriend's death now in Louisiana

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:31:44 GMT
    HARVEY, La. (AP) - Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, the Guatemalan native accused of murdering his girlfriend in the Metairie apartment they shared, is back in Louisiana.More >>
    HARVEY, La. (AP) - Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, the Guatemalan native accused of murdering his girlfriend in the Metairie apartment they shared, is back in Louisiana.More >>
  • EPA orders Army to clean up Louisiana explosives

    EPA orders Army to clean up Louisiana explosives

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:22:45 GMT
    (AP) Federal environmental officials have overruled the U.S. Army's attempt to decline responsibility for explosive materials stored at a northwest Louisiana site.More >>
    (AP) Federal environmental officials have overruled the U.S. Army's attempt to decline responsibility for explosive materials stored at a northwest Louisiana site.
    More >>
  • State website planned to track consultant savings ideas

    State website planned to track consultant savings ideas

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:20:12 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A website is planned by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to show the savings that state government has gotten from using a consulting firm's recommendations to help the state better balance its budget.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A website is planned by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to show the savings that state government has gotten from using a consulting firm's recommendations to help the state better balance its budget.
    More >>
  • Former Ft. Polk soldier sentenced for sexually abusing minor

    Former Ft. Polk soldier sentenced for sexually abusing minor

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:16:45 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A former Fort Polk soldier was sentenced on July 17 to 210 months in prison and five years of supervised release for sexually abusing a minor under nine-years-old. More >>
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A former Fort Polk soldier was sentenced on July 17 to 210 months in prison and five years of supervised release for sexually abusing a minor under nine-years-old. More >>
  • Burned body found in house; homicide suspected

    Burned body found in house; homicide suspected

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:55:16 GMT
    An unidentified man's body was discovered Friday morning in a home that burned Thursday night on 4 L Drive in Fisher. Sabine Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death as a possible homicide. / Special to The Times/Ron RiversAn unidentified man's body was discovered Friday morning in a home that burned Thursday night on 4 L Drive in Fisher. Sabine Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death as a possible homicide. / Special to The Times/Ron Rivers
    FISHER, La. (Shreveport Times) — Sabine Parish sheriff’s deputies are working a possible homicide in the village of Fisher.More >>
    FISHER, La. (Shreveport Times) — Sabine Parish sheriff’s deputies are working a possible homicide in the village of Fisher.More >>
  • Budget-Oil Spill

    Budget-Oil Spill

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:06:15 GMT
    $15M earmarked for Louisiana's Gulf oil spill litigationMore >>
    $15M earmarked for Louisiana's Gulf oil spill litigationMore >>
  • La. jobless rate rises in June for second month

    La. jobless rate rises in June for second month

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:47:25 GMT
    (AP) Louisiana's job market softened in June, as the unemployment rate rose for a second month in a row and payroll growth slowed.The state's jobless rate rose to 5 percent from 4.9 percent in May. More >>
    (AP) Louisiana's job market softened in June, as the unemployment rate rose for a second month in a row and payroll growth slowed.The state's jobless rate rose to 5 percent from 4.9 percent in May. More >>
  • New Orleans jail problems: video, monitor report

    New Orleans jail problems: video, monitor report

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:46:49 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans television station has aired a video appearing to show people snorting drugs in an area of the New Orleans jail where incoming inmates are processed.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans television station has aired a video appearing to show people snorting drugs in an area of the New Orleans jail where incoming inmates are processed.More >>
  • Body pulled from Metairie drainage canal

    Body pulled from Metairie drainage canal

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:53:25 GMT
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say the body of a 24-year-old man has been recovered from a drainage canal in Metairie.More >>
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say the body of a 24-year-old man has been recovered from a drainage canal in Metairie.More >>
  • Bond commission: Charter schools, delay request

    Bond commission: Charter schools, delay request

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:19:21 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The idea of shifting state money traditionally used to pay for public school education into a fund that would pay for construction at charter schools chilled some members of the State Bond Commission.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The idea of shifting state money traditionally used to pay for public school education into a fund that would pay for construction at charter schools chilled some members of the State Bond Commission.More >>
  • Health plan changes in the works for Bayou Health

    Health plan changes in the works for Bayou Health

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:18:03 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration intends to rework how it pays the private managed care networks that provide health services to two-thirds of Louisiana's Medicaid patients.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration intends to rework how it pays the private managed care networks that provide health services to two-thirds of Louisiana's Medicaid patients.More >>
  • Hot sauce festival continues in Lafayette

    Hot sauce festival continues in Lafayette

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:17:11 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Specialty hot sauce makers from around the globe are making their way to Lafayette this weekend for the inaugural Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival, where they hope to introduce hot sauce aficionados to new blends and spicy flavors.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Specialty hot sauce makers from around the globe are making their way to Lafayette this weekend for the inaugural Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival, where they hope to introduce hot sauce aficionados to new blends and spicy flavors.More >>
  • Several more states to offer duck stamps online

    Several more states to offer duck stamps online

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:16:13 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana and four other states will soon be selling federal duck stamps online.Eight states already do so. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says people in any state can buy the federal duck-hunting permits through those sites.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana and four other states will soon be selling federal duck stamps online.Eight states already do so. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says people in any state can buy the federal duck-hunting permits through those sites.More >>
  • Wildfire burning marsh at Sabine wildlife refuge

    Wildfire burning marsh at Sabine wildlife refuge

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:53:59 GMT
    HACKBERRY, La. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials say lightning has sparked a wildfire in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge in an area about eight miles south of Hackberry that has burned about 2,000 acres of marsh.More >>
    HACKBERRY, La. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials say lightning has sparked a wildfire in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge in an area about eight miles south of Hackberry that has burned about 2,000 acres of marsh.More >>
  • Owner of Elvis attraction found dead

    Owner of Elvis attraction found dead

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:56:34 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The owner of a private Elvis Presley museum in Mississippi was found dead early Thursday, two days after authorities say he shot and killed a man who forced his way into the attraction.More >>
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The owner of a private Elvis Presley museum in Mississippi was found dead early Thursday, two days after authorities say he shot and killed a man who forced his way into the attraction.
    More >>
  • Man accused of using company check to pay hooker

    Man accused of using company check to pay hooker

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:07:12 GMT
    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Slidell police say a health store worker is accused of using a $200 company check to pay a prostitute after a back-room encounter.More >>
    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Slidell police say a health store worker is accused of using a $200 company check to pay a prostitute after a back-room encounter.More >>
  • LaPlace woman jailed; 50 dogs taken from her home

    LaPlace woman jailed; 50 dogs taken from her home

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:53:20 GMT
    LAPLACE, La. (AP) - St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a LaPlace woman for operating an illegal dog rescue service that kept 50 dogs at her home in unsanitary conditions.More >>
    LAPLACE, La. (AP) - St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a LaPlace woman for operating an illegal dog rescue service that kept 50 dogs at her home in unsanitary conditions.More >>
  • Mother, daughter die in submerged vehicle

    Mother, daughter die in submerged vehicle

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:44:55 GMT
    DULARGE, La. (AP) - State police say a 31-year-old Theriot woman and her 3-year-old daughter died when their vehicle overturned into a canal off La. Highway 315 south of Falgout Canal Road in Terrebonne Parish.More >>
    DULARGE, La. (AP) - State police say a 31-year-old Theriot woman and her 3-year-old daughter died when their vehicle overturned into a canal off La. Highway 315 south of Falgout Canal Road in Terrebonne Parish.More >>
  • Bossier child, accidentally run over by dad, dies

    Bossier child, accidentally run over by dad, dies

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:43:11 GMT
    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A toddler has died after being accidentally run over by her father as he pulled out of his driveway in Bossier City.More >>
    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A toddler has died after being accidentally run over by her father as he pulled out of his driveway in Bossier City.More >>
  • Harris Brown leads 5th District Congressional candidates in fundraising

    Harris Brown leads 5th District Congressional candidates in fundraising

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:07:50 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Monroe businessman and candidate for Congress in Louisiana's 5th District Harris Brown issued the following statement today regarding his recent campaign finance filing with the Federal Election Commission.More >>
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Monroe businessman and candidate for Congress in Louisiana's 5th District Harris Brown issued the following statement today regarding his recent campaign finance filing with the Federal Election Commission.More >>
  • Jindal and White to meet about Common Core dispute

    Jindal and White to meet about Common Core dispute

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:54:39 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After weeks of public disagreement, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Education Superintendent John White are sitting down to talk about standardized testing for the upcoming school year.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After weeks of public disagreement, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Education Superintendent John White are sitting down to talk about standardized testing for the upcoming school year.More >>
  • State: work begins on final segment of I-49 North

    State: work begins on final segment of I-49 North

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:51:32 GMT
    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - State highway officials say work on the final segment of Interstate 49 North is underway.The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Wednesday that construction has been divided into two phases for Segment K - a one-mile stretch from Interstate 220 to Martin Luther King Boulevard in Caddo Parish.Phase one began in May and included clearing land, utility relocation, roadway improvements along Martin Luther King Boulevard, and construction of service...More >>
    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - State highway officials say work on the final segment of Interstate 49 North is underway.The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Wednesday that construction has been divided into two phases for Segment K - a one-mile stretch from Interstate 220 to Martin Luther King Boulevard in Caddo Parish.Phase one began in May and included clearing land, utility relocation, roadway improvements along Martin Luther King Boulevard, and construction of service...More >>
  • St. Francis hospital may move to north campus

    St. Francis hospital may move to north campus

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:49:35 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Officials say St. Francis Medical Center's decision whether to move from downtown Monroe and consolidate its acute care hospital services to its facility on U.S. Highway 165 should come before the end of the year.Chief Executive Louis Bremer and Stewart Gentry, chairman of St. Francis' local advisory board, tell The News-Star consultants are working to collect data to evaluate both plants and ultimately come up with a recommendation by September.St. Francis, which has been ...More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Officials say St. Francis Medical Center's decision whether to move from downtown Monroe and consolidate its acute care hospital services to its facility on U.S. Highway 165 should come before the end of the year.Chief Executive Louis Bremer and Stewart Gentry, chairman of St. Francis' local advisory board, tell The News-Star consultants are working to collect data to evaluate both plants and ultimately come up with a recommendation by September.St. Francis, which has been ...More >>
  • LSU shrugs off NFL departures, has high hopes

    LSU shrugs off NFL departures, has high hopes

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:33:46 GMT
    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The NFL has taken another big chunk out of LSU's roster.More >>
    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The NFL has taken another big chunk out of LSU's roster.More >>
  • Jindal headlines Corbett fundraiser

    Jindal headlines Corbett fundraiser

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:21:44 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Pennsylvania to headline a fundraiser for his fellow Republican governor, Tom Corbett.More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Pennsylvania to headline a fundraiser for his fellow Republican governor, Tom Corbett.More >>
  • Law change boosts pension for state police leader

    Law change boosts pension for state police leader

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:51:58 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state police retirement system is investigating a pension law change devised in the final days of the legislative session that gave Louisiana's state police superintendent a hefty retirement boost.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state police retirement system is investigating a pension law change devised in the final days of the legislative session that gave Louisiana's state police superintendent a hefty retirement boost.
    More >>
  • BESE leaders offer new school testing proposal

    BESE leaders offer new school testing proposal

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:33:22 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The leaders of Louisiana's top school board have offered a new compromise proposal to Gov. Bobby Jindal in the ongoing disagreement over Common Core education standards.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The leaders of Louisiana's top school board have offered a new compromise proposal to Gov. Bobby Jindal in the ongoing disagreement over Common Core education standards.
    More >>
  • Jindal accuses DOE of improper contracting

    Jindal accuses DOE of improper contracting

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:55:54 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration says the Department of Education appears to have repeatedly sidestepped requirements of Louisiana procurement laws on testing contracts.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration says the Department of Education appears to have repeatedly sidestepped requirements of Louisiana procurement laws on testing contracts.More >>
  • LSU hospital deals cost less than expected

    LSU hospital deals cost less than expected

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:28:21 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana spent $52 million less than was budgeted for Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deals for the LSU hospitals that provide care to the uninsured in the recently-ended fiscal year.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana spent $52 million less than was budgeted for Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deals for the LSU hospitals that provide care to the uninsured in the recently-ended fiscal year.More >>
  • Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading squad at age 40

    Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading squad at age 40

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:25:40 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It was a lofty goal for a 40-year-old mother of two, but she reached it. Kriste Lewis of Hattiesburg, Mississippi has been selected by the New Orleans Saints as a cheerleader on the NFL team's dance team.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It was a lofty goal for a 40-year-old mother of two, but she reached it. Kriste Lewis of Hattiesburg, Mississippi has been selected by the New Orleans Saints as a cheerleader on the NFL team's dance team.More >>
  • SEC Network TV launch looming

    SEC Network TV launch looming

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:14:30 GMT
    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Some Southeastern Conference fans are still waiting to see if the SEC Network will be available in their living rooms next month.More >>
    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Some Southeastern Conference fans are still waiting to see if the SEC Network will be available in their living rooms next month.
    More >>
  • Louisiana campus shut down after 2 devices found

    Louisiana campus shut down after 2 devices found

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:53:47 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were told to stay in their on-campus apartments and commuters were sent home Wednesday after police found a suspicious device in a park next to the campus.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were told to stay in their on-campus apartments and commuters were sent home Wednesday after police found a suspicious device in a park next to the campus.More >>
  • Unclaimed February La lottery prizes set to expire soon

    Unclaimed February La lottery prizes set to expire soon

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:40:48 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim two $10,000 Louisiana Lottery Powerball prizes won on Feb. 15, 2014. More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim two $10,000 Louisiana Lottery Powerball prizes won on Feb. 15, 2014. More >>
  • Homer man pleads guilty to stealing from employer

    Homer man pleads guilty to stealing from employer

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:36:21 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Homer man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $59,000 from his Claiborne Parish employer's bank account.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Homer man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $59,000 from his Claiborne Parish employer's bank account.More >>
  • Charges upgraded in Catahoula Parish murder case

    Charges upgraded in Catahoula Parish murder case

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:34:42 GMT
    HARRISONBURG, La. (AP) - Two suspects arrested in the death and dismemberment of a Louisiana woman have been booked with first-degree murder.More >>
    HARRISONBURG, La. (AP) - Two suspects arrested in the death and dismemberment of a Louisiana woman have been booked with first-degree murder.More >>
  • Crowley police arrest suspect in fatal shooting

    Crowley police arrest suspect in fatal shooting

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:33:33 GMT
    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - Crowley police say they have arrested one person and expect to make further arrests in a fatal shooting.More >>
    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - Crowley police say they have arrested one person and expect to make further arrests in a fatal shooting.More >>
  • Former Oakdale officer arrested in sex case

    Former Oakdale officer arrested in sex case

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:32:21 GMT
    OAKDALE, La. (AP) - State police say Oakdale police requested their assistance in investigating one of their officers for alleged improper sexual conduct with a juvenile.More >>
    OAKDALE, La. (AP) - State police say Oakdale police requested their assistance in investigating one of their officers for alleged improper sexual conduct with a juvenile.More >>
  • McAllister has little cash in his campaign account

    McAllister has little cash in his campaign account

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:17:33 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Incumbency hasn't helped U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister boost his campaign coffers.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Incumbency hasn't helped U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister boost his campaign coffers.More >>
  • La. state income tax filing begins Jan. 31

    La. state income tax filing begins Jan. 31

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 5:02 PM EST2014-01-08 22:02:06 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – The Louisiana Department of Revenue offers tips when filing income tax.  The Louisiana Department of Revenue will begin processing 2013 state individual incomeMore >>


    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – The Louisiana Department of Revenue offers tips when filing income tax. 
    More >>
  • Deputies graduate St. Martin Sheriff's Academy

    Deputies graduate St. Martin Sheriff's Academy

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-07-16 22:52:43 GMT
    ST. LANDRY, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Two sheriff's deputies graduate St. Martin Sheriff's Basic Training Academy. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office announced the graduation of two sheriff's deputiesMore >>
    ST. LANDRY, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Two sheriff's deputies graduate St. Martin Sheriff's Basic Training Academy.More >>
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