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  • 12 vie for Northwestern State's presidency

    12 vie for Northwestern State's presidency

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:05:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 12 candidates vying to fill the vacant president's post at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches are listed below in alphabetical order with the highest degree earned and most recent position noted.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 12 candidates vying to fill the vacant president's post at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches are listed below in alphabetical order with the highest degree earned and most recent position noted.More >>
  • Southern's Mason makes contract extension demands

    Southern's Mason makes contract extension demands

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:03:05 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. won't seek or accept an extension of his contract when it expires next year, unless certain terms he has outlined are met.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. won't seek or accept an extension of his contract when it expires next year, unless certain terms he has outlined are met.More >>
  • Calcasieu Parish in need of school bus drivers

    Calcasieu Parish in need of school bus drivers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:46:28 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A shortage of substitute bus drivers is a problem the Calcasieu Parish School Board has faced for the past several years.Gary Anderson, district assistant superintendent of personnel and auxiliary services, tells the American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) this year is no different.Anderson said the district has about 400 bus drivers but needs at least another 100 to operate comfortably.He said because of the shortage, other drivers have to split their routes when a r...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A shortage of substitute bus drivers is a problem the Calcasieu Parish School Board has faced for the past several years.Gary Anderson, district assistant superintendent of personnel and auxiliary services, tells the American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) this year is no different.Anderson said the district has about 400 bus drivers but needs at least another 100 to operate comfortably.He said because of the shortage, other drivers have to split their routes when a r...More >>
  • Northwestern State-President

    Northwestern State-President

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:16:48 GMT
    Northwestern State's search panel meetsMore >>
    Northwestern State's search panel meetsMore >>
  • Police: Masked home invader fatally shot

    Police: Masked home invader fatally shot

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:04:45 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a would-be home invader was shot and killed by a homeowner.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a would-be home invader was shot and killed by a homeowner.More >>
  • Oil Companies Eye Gulf For More Exploration

    Oil Companies Eye Gulf For More Exploration

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:59:56 GMT
    (AP) The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the western Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration. More >>
    (AP) The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the western Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration. More >>
  • A look at candidates signed up for Nov. 4 election

    A look at candidates signed up for Nov. 4 election

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:06:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The sign-up period for the Nov. 4 election runs through Friday.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The sign-up period for the Nov. 4 election runs through Friday.More >>
  • White: Ruling lets Common Core test plans resume

    White: Ruling lets Common Core test plans resume

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:04:38 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's education chief says a court ruling allows state officials to resume development of Common Core test plans that have been in the making for four years.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's education chief says a court ruling allows state officials to resume development of Common Core test plans that have been in the making for four years.More >>
  • Three Monroe grocery store workers plead guilty to SNAP, WIC fraud

    Three Monroe grocery store workers plead guilty to SNAP, WIC fraud

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:39:17 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Three Monroe grocery store workers pleaded guilty this week for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.More >>
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Three Monroe grocery store workers pleaded guilty this week for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.More >>
  • Former volunteer firefighter convicted of arson

    Former volunteer firefighter convicted of arson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:31:58 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A former volunteer firefighter with the Beauregard Parish Broadlands Fire Station has been convicted for setting fires in 2012 and 2013. More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A former volunteer firefighter with the Beauregard Parish Broadlands Fire Station has been convicted for setting fires in 2012 and 2013. More >>
  • Federal agency has questions about hospital deals

    Federal agency has questions about hospital deals

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:13:56 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals is running into questions from federal health officials who rejected a previous version.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals is running into questions from federal health officials who rejected a previous version.More >>
  • Man sentenced in New Orleans home invasion

    Man sentenced in New Orleans home invasion

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:03:16 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man charged in a home invasion that left three people dead has been sentenced to 35 years in prison under a plea agreement.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man charged in a home invasion that left three people dead has been sentenced to 35 years in prison under a plea agreement.More >>
  • LSU Hospitals

    LSU Hospitals

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:55:10 GMT
    Federal agency has questions about the hospital dealsMore >>
    Federal agency has questions about the hospital dealsMore >>
  • BESE backs Battle of New Orleans curriculum

    BESE backs Battle of New Orleans curriculum

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:27:41 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Students will get the chance this fall to learn more about the Battle of New Orleans as the state commemorates the 200th anniversary of the final major conflict of the War of 1812.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Students will get the chance this fall to learn more about the Battle of New Orleans as the state commemorates the 200th anniversary of the final major conflict of the War of 1812.More >>
  • La. job-matching site launches

    La. job-matching site launches

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:24:34 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills.More >>
  • La. candidate sign-up period starts Wednesday

    La. candidate sign-up period starts Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:23:04 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Candidates for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election must officially sign up for the ballot this week.The three-day qualifying period opens Wednesday and runs through Friday. More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Candidates for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election must officially sign up for the ballot this week.The three-day qualifying period opens Wednesday and runs through Friday. More >>
  • Residents push Tangipahoa board on desegregation

    Residents push Tangipahoa board on desegregation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:22:19 GMT
    AMITE, La. (AP) - Members of Tangipahoa Parish's black community gathered at the school system's central office Tuesday to demand the school board abandon its pursuit of a modified desegregation plan.More >>
    AMITE, La. (AP) - Members of Tangipahoa Parish's black community gathered at the school system's central office Tuesday to demand the school board abandon its pursuit of a modified desegregation plan.More >>
  • Former LSU tight end pleads guilty in shooting

    Former LSU tight end pleads guilty in shooting

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:21:37 GMT
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.More >>
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.More >>
  • Former LSU tight end pleads guilty in shooting

    Former LSU tight end pleads guilty in shooting

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:23:27 GMT
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.More >>
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.More >>
  • Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

    Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:59:48 GMT
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    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by supporters of the Common Core education standards, lifting a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state standards.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by supporters of the Common Core education standards, lifting a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state standards.More >>
  • Ruston man pleads guilty for meth possession

    Ruston man pleads guilty for meth possession

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:08:46 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Ruston man has pleaded guilty to bringing methamphetamine into Louisiana to sell. More >>
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Ruston man has pleaded guilty to bringing methamphetamine into Louisiana to sell. More >>
  • La. Guard Airmen welcomed home

    La. Guard Airmen welcomed home

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:09:18 GMT
    KENNER, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Airmen from the 159th Security Forces Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, returned home from a five-month deployment during a welcome-home event in New Orleans, Louisiana.More >>
    KENNER, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Airmen from the 159th Security Forces Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, returned home from a five-month deployment during a welcome-home event in New Orleans, Louisiana.More >>
  • Northwestern State has 9 president finalists

    Northwestern State has 9 president finalists

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:08:32 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana system says consultants have recommended nine candidates for president of Northwestern State University.]More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana system says consultants have recommended nine candidates for president of Northwestern State University.]More >>
  • St. Tammany DA's brother arrested

    St. Tammany DA's brother arrested

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:54:22 GMT
    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Richard Reed, the brother of St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed, has been arrested and booked with sexual battery.More >>
    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Richard Reed, the brother of St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed, has been arrested and booked with sexual battery.More >>
  • Attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairs

    Attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairs

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:42 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed a lawsuit against State Farm, alleging the insurer is illegally diverting customers who have been involved in an accident to repair sites that use junkyard and substandard parts.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed a lawsuit against State Farm, alleging the insurer is illegally diverting customers who have been involved in an accident to repair sites that use junkyard and substandard parts.More >>
  • Restraining order issued against age restriction

    Restraining order issued against age restriction

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:05 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana court officials facing new age restrictions that could oust them from office will instead be allowed to sign up for re-election bids next week.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana court officials facing new age restrictions that could oust them from office will instead be allowed to sign up for re-election bids next week.More >>
  • Auto Repair Lawsuit

    Auto Repair Lawsuit

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:29:36 GMT
    Attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairsMore >>
    Attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairsMore >>
  • Northwestern State President

    Northwestern State President

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:55:35 GMT
    Northwestern State has 9 President finalistsMore >>
    Northwestern State has 9 President finalistsMore >>
  • NOLA's Top Law Enforcer Is Leaving

    NOLA's Top Law Enforcer Is Leaving

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:08:17 GMT
    (AP) New Orleans' police Superintendent Ronal Serpas is leaving after four years on the job.More >>
    (AP) New Orleans' police Superintendent Ronal Serpas is leaving after four years on the job.More >>
  • It's All About The Dollar, Your Dollars, Too.

    It's All About The Dollar, Your Dollars, Too.

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:53:07 GMT
    (NBC) It's all about the dollar. The bidding war among dollar stores is heating up. More >>
    (NBC) It's all about the dollar. The bidding war among dollar stores is heating up. More >>
  • Body found in Donaldsonville missing 15-year-old

    Body found in Donaldsonville missing 15-year-old

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:20:55 GMT
    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish sheriff's office has identified a body found near the Donaldsonville levee as that of a 15-year-old boy missing for more than a week.More >>
    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish sheriff's office has identified a body found near the Donaldsonville levee as that of a 15-year-old boy missing for more than a week.
    More >>
  • LSU, gov announce new cyber research center

    LSU, gov announce new cyber research center

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:46:34 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chancellor King Alexander say Louisiana State University is creating a center to go after big federal and commercial contracts for applied technology.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chancellor King Alexander say Louisiana State University is creating a center to go after big federal and commercial contracts for applied technology.More >>
  • 7 St Mary Parish inmates accused of beating 8th

    7 St Mary Parish inmates accused of beating 8th

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:33:40 GMT
    CENTERVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert says seven parish jail inmates are accused of beating another inmate in the face and head.More >>
    CENTERVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert says seven parish jail inmates are accused of beating another inmate in the face and head.
    More >>
  • Woman dies crossing street after getting mail

    Woman dies crossing street after getting mail

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:28:15 GMT
    ST. AMANT, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 67-year-old St. Amant woman has been hit and killed by a car as she crossed the street after picking up her mail.More >>
    ST. AMANT, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 67-year-old St. Amant woman has been hit and killed by a car as she crossed the street after picking up her mail.
    More >>
  • Man arrested for insurance fraud scheme in La.

    Man arrested for insurance fraud scheme in La.

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:48:57 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Los Angeles man arrested for an insurance fraud scheme involving Louisiana residents. More >>
    NEW ORLEANS, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Los Angeles man arrested for an insurance fraud scheme involving Louisiana residents. More >>
  • Louisiana-Unemployment

    Louisiana-Unemployment

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:44:25 GMT
    Jobless rate rises in La., but does pay rollsMore >>
    Jobless rate rises in La., but does pay rollsMore >>
  • Common Core-Louisiana

    Common Core-Louisiana

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:40:12 GMT
    Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuitMore >>
    Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuitMore >>
  • Woman arrested in stabbing death of Shreveport man

    Woman arrested in stabbing death of Shreveport man

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:22:32 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say a 40-year-old man is dead and a 36-year-old woman has been booked with second-degree murder.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say a 40-year-old man is dead and a 36-year-old woman has been booked with second-degree murder.More >>
  • Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

    Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:21:45 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards.More >>
  • Auditor questions data in Medicaid program review

    Auditor questions data in Medicaid program review

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:21:01 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Legislative Auditor's office is raising questions about the usefulness of an annual report evaluating private managed-care networks handling health services for Louisiana Medicaid patients.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Legislative Auditor's office is raising questions about the usefulness of an annual report evaluating private managed-care networks handling health services for Louisiana Medicaid patients.More >>
  • Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

    Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:35:19 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards.More >>
  • Man run over, killed on Interstate 10

    Man run over, killed on Interstate 10

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:33:08 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say an unidentified man died after he was hit by least two vehicles in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say an unidentified man died after he was hit by least two vehicles in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10.More >>
  • Saints-Brees

    Saints-Brees

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:24:22 GMT
    Drew Brees returns to practice for SaintsMore >>
    Drew Brees returns to practice for SaintsMore >>
  • 100s of birds confiscated from trailer home

    100s of birds confiscated from trailer home

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:52:21 GMT
    LAWTELL, La. (AP) - St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot says authorities have confiscated hundreds of birds and about 20 dogs from a house trailer near Lawtell.The Daily Comet reports that 61-year-old Donald James LaFleur was booked Friday on one count of animal cruelty.It was not clear whether he had an attorney.On Friday, dozens of people hauled cage after cage stuffed with birds from his trailer. There were barnyard fowl, pet birds, even peacocks and pheasants.Fontenot says LaFleur's...More >>
    LAWTELL, La. (AP) - St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot says authorities have confiscated hundreds of birds and about 20 dogs from a house trailer near Lawtell.The Daily Comet reports that 61-year-old Donald James LaFleur was booked Friday on one count of animal cruelty.It was not clear whether he had an attorney.On Friday, dozens of people hauled cage after cage stuffed with birds from his trailer. There were barnyard fowl, pet birds, even peacocks and pheasants.Fontenot says LaFleur's...More >>
  • Displaced from 1 camp, city's homeless set up 2nd

    Displaced from 1 camp, city's homeless set up 2nd

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:49:40 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans residents blocks from the Pontchartrain Expressway say homeless people evicted from beneath that elevated highway have moved to their neighborhood.The New Orleans Advocatereports that residents say they've had no luck getting the city's attention.The city swept through the encampment below the highway early Thursday, saying garbage, human waste and rats had created a public health concern.The first tents were set up on a grassy median at Calliopeand Camp Streets...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans residents blocks from the Pontchartrain Expressway say homeless people evicted from beneath that elevated highway have moved to their neighborhood.The New Orleans Advocatereports that residents say they've had no luck getting the city's attention.The city swept through the encampment below the highway early Thursday, saying garbage, human waste and rats had created a public health concern.The first tents were set up on a grassy median at Calliopeand Camp Streets...More >>
  • Baton Rouge boy, 7, killed in drive-by shooting

    Baton Rouge boy, 7, killed in drive-by shooting

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:48:06 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a 7-year-old boy has been killed and an older girl injured in a drive-by shooting as they sat in the back seat of their parents' car.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a 7-year-old boy has been killed and an older girl injured in a drive-by shooting as they sat in the back seat of their parents' car.More >>
  • Mexican man pleads not guilty in woman's killing

    Mexican man pleads not guilty in woman's killing

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:30:27 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Mexican man captured after an international manhunt has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, aggravated rape and aggravated burglary charges in Lake Charles.More >>
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Mexican man captured after an international manhunt has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, aggravated rape and aggravated burglary charges in Lake Charles.More >>
  • New discount airline to add service to New Orleans

    New discount airline to add service to New Orleans

    Saturday, August 16 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-16 17:47:25 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low-cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low-cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia.More >>
  • Lawyers: Edmonson retirement lift unconstitutional

    Lawyers: Edmonson retirement lift unconstitutional

    Saturday, August 16 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-16 17:45:24 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legal analysis says a big retirement boost for Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, was passed in an unconstitutional manner.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legal analysis says a big retirement boost for Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, was passed in an unconstitutional manner.More >>
  • DHH confirms 13 new West Nile cases

    DHH confirms 13 new West Nile cases

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:28:27 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health regulators have confirmed 13 new cases of West Nile virus. More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health regulators have confirmed 13 new cases of West Nile virus. More >>
  • USDA Crackdown On Imported Puppies

    USDA Crackdown On Imported Puppies

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:45:22 GMT
    (AP) The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making it more difficult to import puppies from overseas, especially from China and Eastern Europe.More >>
    (AP) The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making it more difficult to import puppies from overseas, especially from China and Eastern Europe.More >>
  • Grand jury indicts couple in stripper's death

    Grand jury indicts couple in stripper's death

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:44:46 GMT
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a couple in the killing and dismemberment of a stripper in New Orleans' French Quarter.More >>
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a couple in the killing and dismemberment of a stripper in New Orleans' French Quarter.More >>
  • Woman's trial in stabbing death set for Oct.

    Woman's trial in stabbing death set for Oct.

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:41:10 GMT
    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - An Oct. 20 trial date has been set for an Oberlin woman accused in the March stabbing death of a 59-year-old man who was killed and his home set on fire.More >>
    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - An Oct. 20 trial date has been set for an Oberlin woman accused in the March stabbing death of a 59-year-old man who was killed and his home set on fire.More >>
  • Mother pleads guilty to hitting 1-month old twins

    Mother pleads guilty to hitting 1-month old twins

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:39:32 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Monroe mother who previously admitted to repeatedly hitting her 1-month-old twins in their heads with her fist has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Monroe mother who previously admitted to repeatedly hitting her 1-month-old twins in their heads with her fist has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.More >>
  • SILVER ALERT: Search continues for missing Sugartown man

    SILVER ALERT: Search continues for missing Sugartown man

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:06:38 GMT
    BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA (KPLC) -The search is still on for the 77-year-old Sugartown man who went missing Wednesday morning.More >>
    BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA (KPLC) -The search is still on for the 77-year-old Sugartown man who went missing Wednesday morning.More >>
  • Katrina-Burned Body

    Katrina-Burned Body

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:22:39 GMT
    Ex-cop who burned body post-Katrina seeks leniencyMore >>
    Ex-cop who burned body post-Katrina seeks leniencyMore >>
  • Mother pleads guilty to hitting 1-month old twins

    Mother pleads guilty to hitting 1-month old twins

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:41:03 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Monroe mother who previously admitted to repeatedly hitting her 1-month-old twins in their heads with her fist has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Monroe mother who previously admitted to repeatedly hitting her 1-month-old twins in their heads with her fist has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.More >>
  • Police involved shooting unreported for 2 days

    Police involved shooting unreported for 2 days

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:35:45 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's press secretary has been re-assigned to handle public information for the police department following news that the department failed to issue a statement on an officer-involved shooting.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's press secretary has been re-assigned to handle public information for the police department following news that the department failed to issue a statement on an officer-involved shooting.More >>
  • Suit: many in jails because state hospital full

    Suit: many in jails because state hospital full

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:49:58 GMT
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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit says scores of people found not guilty by reason of insanity are being held in Louisiana jails, where they cannot get the treatment they need.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit says scores of people found not guilty by reason of insanity are being held in Louisiana jails, where they cannot get the treatment they need.
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  • Lawmakers criticize lengthy waits at OMV locations

    Lawmakers criticize lengthy waits at OMV locations

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:48:40 GMT
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    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State lawmakers say they're getting hit with complaints about wait times at Office of Motor Vehicles locations around Louisiana, and they're asking for more details about the cause.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State lawmakers say they're getting hit with complaints about wait times at Office of Motor Vehicles locations around Louisiana, and they're asking for more details about the cause.
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  • ATC issues nearly 900 citations during summer crackdown

    ATC issues nearly 900 citations during summer crackdown

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:42:04 GMT
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    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents spent the summer cracking down on businesses selling alcohol and tobacco to minors.   More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents spent the summer cracking down on businesses selling alcohol and tobacco to minors.   More >>
  • Social Security turns 79

    Social Security turns 79

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:37:31 GMT
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    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) It's been 79 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law on August 14, 1935.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) It's been 79 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law on August 14, 1935.More >>
  • Angola maintenance worker arrested

    Angola maintenance worker arrested

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:37:18 GMT
    ANGOLA, La. (AP) - West Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a maintenance worker at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate.More >>
    ANGOLA, La. (AP) - West Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a maintenance worker at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate.More >>
  • Cost of efficiency consultant bumped up to $7.4M

    Cost of efficiency consultant bumped up to $7.4M

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:19:44 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The price tag has nearly doubled for Gov. Bobby Jindal's hiring of an outside consulting firm to recommend new ways to balance the state budget. More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The price tag has nearly doubled for Gov. Bobby Jindal's hiring of an outside consulting firm to recommend new ways to balance the state budget. More >>
  • Louisiana Budget

    Louisiana Budget

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:41:42 GMT
    Next year's state budget shortfall pegged at $1.2 billionMore >>
    Next year's state budget shortfall pegged at $1.2 billionMore >>
  • New Orleans Shootings

    New Orleans Shootings

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:36:13 GMT
    New Orleans police: Arrests in weekend shootingsMore >>
    New Orleans police: Arrests in weekend shootingsMore >>
  • Infant left on car hood, parents arrested

    Infant left on car hood, parents arrested

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:50:34 GMT
    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Police say two West Monroe residents face charges after leaving an infant unsupervised on the hood of their car at the Vidalia Riverfront while they fished in the Mississippi River.More >>
    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Police say two West Monroe residents face charges after leaving an infant unsupervised on the hood of their car at the Vidalia Riverfront while they fished in the Mississippi River.More >>
  • Study: 45 percent of Louisiana renters 'stressed'

    Study: 45 percent of Louisiana renters 'stressed'

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:38:45 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new assessment of the Louisiana housing market has found that nearly 45 percent of renters are considered "rent stressed" because they're paying more than 35 percent of their monthly income in rent.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new assessment of the Louisiana housing market has found that nearly 45 percent of renters are considered "rent stressed" because they're paying more than 35 percent of their monthly income in rent.More >>
  • Infant left on car hood, parents arrested

    Infant left on car hood, parents arrested

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-08-14 13:12:35 GMT
    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Police say two West Monroe residents face charges after leaving an infant unsupervised on the hood of their car at the Vidalia Riverfront while they fished in the Mississippi River.More >>
    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Police say two West Monroe residents face charges after leaving an infant unsupervised on the hood of their car at the Vidalia Riverfront while they fished in the Mississippi River.More >>
  • Treasury takes step toward oil spill trust fund

    Treasury takes step toward oil spill trust fund

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:45:51 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Treasury has set out 97 pages of rules for investing and allocating money that BP PLC and other defendants will pay in Clean Water Act fines for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill of 2010.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Treasury has set out 97 pages of rules for investing and allocating money that BP PLC and other defendants will pay in Clean Water Act fines for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill of 2010.More >>
  • Judge OKs lawsuit, but blocks Jindal's deposition

    Judge OKs lawsuit, but blocks Jindal's deposition

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:34:10 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state judge has refused a Jindal administration request to throw out much of a lawsuit against the governor accusing him of illegally meddling in the use of Common Core education standards.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state judge has refused a Jindal administration request to throw out much of a lawsuit against the governor accusing him of illegally meddling in the use of Common Core education standards.
    More >>
  • SPD officer involved in shooting in Natchitoches Parish

    SPD officer involved in shooting in Natchitoches Parish

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:30:58 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KTBS) - An on-duty Shreveport Police officer assigned to a federal task force charged with apprehending violent criminals was involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in Natchitoches Parish.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KTBS) - An on-duty Shreveport Police officer assigned to a federal task force charged with apprehending violent criminals was involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in Natchitoches Parish.More >>
  • Former Chief Financial Officer for Catahoula Sheriff's Office arrested

    Former Chief Financial Officer for Catahoula Sheriff's Office arrested

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:02:49 GMT
    CATAHOULA PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations have arrested former chief financial officer for the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office for theft and malfeasance in office.More >>
    CATAHOULA PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations have arrested former chief financial officer for the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office for theft and malfeasance in office.More >>
  • Mother arrested in daughter's death

    Mother arrested in daughter's death

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:44:18 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police have arrested a woman in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police have arrested a woman in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.
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  • Lafayette man indicted by grand jury for bomb threat, bank robbery

    Lafayette man indicted by grand jury for bomb threat, bank robbery

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:33:43 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A federal grand jury indicted a Lafayette man for making a bomb threat and attempting to rob a bank, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said on Wednesday. More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A federal grand jury indicted a Lafayette man for making a bomb threat and attempting to rob a bank, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said on Wednesday. More >>
  • Louisiana-Exports

    Louisiana-Exports

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:10:05 GMT
    Louisiana exports up 9.3 per cent at mid yearMore >>
    Louisiana exports up 9.3 per cent at mid yearMore >>
  • Louisiana-Lieutenant Governor

    Louisiana-Lieutenant Governor

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:05:02 GMT
    Jefferson Parish leader running for Lt. GovernorMore >>
    Jefferson Parish leader running for Lt. GovernorMore >>
  • Judge OKs $48.1M settlement regarding sinkhole

    Judge OKs $48.1M settlement regarding sinkhole

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:56:14 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has granted final approval of a $48.1 million class-action settlement for Bayou Corne residents affected by a sinkhole that opened two years ago and has been swallowing land ever since.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has granted final approval of a $48.1 million class-action settlement for Bayou Corne residents affected by a sinkhole that opened two years ago and has been swallowing land ever since.More >>
  • Age limit hits 160 Louisiana elected officials

    Age limit hits 160 Louisiana elected officials

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:07:59 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About 160 of Louisiana's local officials are barred from signing up for re-election bids next week because of an age restriction that drew little attention as it breezed to legislative passage.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About 160 of Louisiana's local officials are barred from signing up for re-election bids next week because of an age restriction that drew little attention as it breezed to legislative passage.More >>
  • Louisiana Elections-Age Limit

    Louisiana Elections-Age Limit

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:03:13 GMT
    Age limit hits 160 elected Louisiana officialsMore >>
    Age limit hits 160 elected Louisiana officialsMore >>
  • Saints-Jenkins Return

    Saints-Jenkins Return

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:56:31 GMT
    Saints eager to see what Jenkins can do in year 2More >>
    Saints eager to see what Jenkins can do in year 2More >>
  • Louisiana Tax Amnesty program starts Oct. 15

    Louisiana Tax Amnesty program starts Oct. 15

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-13 13:22:07 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Tax Amnesty program begins Oct. 15.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Tax Amnesty program begins Oct. 15.More >>
  • Trial set for couple charged in death of toddler

    Trial set for couple charged in death of toddler

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-13 13:19:09 GMT
    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A trial date has been set next month for an Oberlin couple charged in the 2013 death of the woman's toddler daughter.More >>
    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A trial date has been set next month for an Oberlin couple charged in the 2013 death of the woman's toddler daughter.More >>
  • Former Bossier Parish sheriff dies, age 87

    Former Bossier Parish sheriff dies, age 87

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:30:28 GMT
    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office says former Sheriff Vol Dooley Jr. has died after a long illness. He was 87 years old.More >>
    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office says former Sheriff Vol Dooley Jr. has died after a long illness. He was 87 years old.
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  • Retired federal judge Frederick Heebe dies at 91

    Retired federal judge Frederick Heebe dies at 91

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:57:35 GMT
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Retired U.S. District Judge Frederick J.R. Heebe, who served as chief judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana for more than 20 years, has died after a long illness. More >>
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Retired U.S. District Judge Frederick J.R. Heebe, who served as chief judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana for more than 20 years, has died after a long illness. More >>
  • Jefferson Parish leader running for lt. governor

    Jefferson Parish leader running for lt. governor

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:07:32 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Republican president of Jefferson Parish has launched his campaign to be Louisiana's next lieutenant governor, joining what is shaping up as a crowded field for the 2015 election.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Republican president of Jefferson Parish has launched his campaign to be Louisiana's next lieutenant governor, joining what is shaping up as a crowded field for the 2015 election.
    More >>
  • Hard Times for Oysters

    Hard Times for Oysters

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:05:49 GMT
    Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP oil spillMore >>
    Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP oil spillMore >>
  • State Employee Layoffs

    State Employee Layoffs

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:57:36 GMT
    Layoffs of Louisiana state employees tapering offMore >>
    Layoffs of Louisiana state employees tapering offMore >>
  • Layoffs of Louisiana state employee tapering off

    Layoffs of Louisiana state employee tapering off

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:03:55 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After six years of state worker layoffs, no rank-and-file state employees have been targeted for pink slips this budget year.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After six years of state worker layoffs, no rank-and-file state employees have been targeted for pink slips this budget year.More >>
  • Nearly 300 pounds of pot found in traffic stop

    Nearly 300 pounds of pot found in traffic stop

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:03:25 GMT
    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police found nearly 300 pounds of suspected marijuana in the back of a man's car after a traffic stop on Interstate 12 near Hammond.Authorities stopped 26-year-old Carlos Davis, of Greenwood, Mississippi, on Interstate 12 eastbound for a traffic violation about 9 a.m. Sunday.More >>
    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police found nearly 300 pounds of suspected marijuana in the back of a man's car after a traffic stop on Interstate 12 near Hammond.Authorities stopped 26-year-old Carlos Davis, of Greenwood, Mississippi, on Interstate 12 eastbound for a traffic violation about 9 a.m. Sunday.More >>
  • Jindal seeks to have Common Core lawsuit dismissed

    Jindal seeks to have Common Core lawsuit dismissed

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:02:49 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The politically-heated dispute over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards is scheduled for its first hearing before a state district judge.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The politically-heated dispute over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards is scheduled for its first hearing before a state district judge.More >>
  • Driver in fatal crash pleads not guilty

    Driver in fatal crash pleads not guilty

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:02:08 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A man accused of crashing his vehicle into a Schriever home killing one and injuring another has pleaded not guilty to multiple felonies.More >>
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A man accused of crashing his vehicle into a Schriever home killing one and injuring another has pleaded not guilty to multiple felonies.More >>
  • Man accused in shooting of officer enters plea

    Man accused in shooting of officer enters plea

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:01:33 GMT
    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Jennings man accused of shooting a police officer in the neck has pleaded not guilty to charges in June 23 incident.More >>
    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Jennings man accused of shooting a police officer in the neck has pleaded not guilty to charges in June 23 incident.More >>
  • Oberlin man indicted in shooting death of friend

    Oberlin man indicted in shooting death of friend

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:00:04 GMT
    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A grand jury in Allen Parish has indicted an Oberlin man in the June shooting death of a man family members say was his friend.More >>
    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A grand jury in Allen Parish has indicted an Oberlin man in the June shooting death of a man family members say was his friend.More >>
  • Audit finds financial mismanagement at USS Kidd

    Audit finds financial mismanagement at USS Kidd

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-12 14:54:17 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The agency that oversees Baton Rouge's USS Kidd, the centerpiece of the Louisiana Naval War Memorial, has been flagged by an audit for a history of financial mismanagement. More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The agency that oversees Baton Rouge's USS Kidd, the centerpiece of the Louisiana Naval War Memorial, has been flagged by an audit for a history of financial mismanagement. More >>
  • Man admits Metairie home invasion; gets 54½ years

    Man admits Metairie home invasion; gets 54½ years

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:19:39 GMT
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to forcing his way into an elderly couple's Metairie home, robbing them and sexually assaulting their live-in nurse.More >>
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to forcing his way into an elderly couple's Metairie home, robbing them and sexually assaulting their live-in nurse.More >>
  • Layoffs of Louisiana state employee tapering off

    Layoffs of Louisiana state employee tapering off

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:35:24 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After six years of state worker layoffs, no rank-and-file state employees have been targeted for pink slips this budget year.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After six years of state worker layoffs, no rank-and-file state employees have been targeted for pink slips this budget year.More >>
  • Interstate 12 traffic stop leads to large marijuana seizure

    Interstate 12 traffic stop leads to large marijuana seizure

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:59:44 GMT
    Hammond, La. (KALB News Channel 5) LSP seize approximately 300 lbs. of suspected marijuana during traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish.More >>
    Hammond, La. (KALB News Channel 5) LSP seize approximately 300 lbs. of suspected marijuana during traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish.More >>
  • Police release names of weekend shooting victims

    Police release names of weekend shooting victims

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:15:45 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has identified five people shot to death over the weekend in New Orleans.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has identified five people shot to death over the weekend in New Orleans.
    More >>
  • Military youth complete teen leadership camp on LSU campus

    Military youth complete teen leadership camp on LSU campus

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:01:09 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. – A group of youth from Louisiana and neighboring states recently completed Teen Leadership Camp on the LSU campus. The three-day event was part of the Operation Military Kids program, which partners with communities and organizations throughout America to help support the children of deployed service members. LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Development hosted the camp, which encouraged teenagers to develop leadership skills and healthy relationships. “When you’re here, everybody’s t...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. – A group of youth from Louisiana and neighboring states recently completed Teen Leadership Camp on the LSU campus. The three-day event was part of the Operation Military Kids program, which partners with communities and organizations throughout America to help support the children of deployed service members. LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Development hosted the camp, which encouraged teenagers to develop leadership skills and healthy relationships. “When you’re here, everybody’s t...More >>
  • Katrina Shooting

    Katrina Shooting

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:34:16 GMT
    Indefinite trial delay in Katrina shooting caseMore >>
    Indefinite trial delay in Katrina shooting caseMore >>
  • Detective: Man may have killed others in Honduras

    Detective: Man may have killed others in Honduras

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-11 15:15:46 GMT
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A man accused of bludgeoning his girlfriend to death in Metairie has been described in court by a detective as a violent man who may have killed three police officers and a neighbor in Honduras while working as a human smuggler.More >>
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A man accused of bludgeoning his girlfriend to death in Metairie has been described in court by a detective as a violent man who may have killed three police officers and a neighbor in Honduras while working as a human smuggler.More >>
  • Police: 2 slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting

    Police: 2 slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:22:52 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children.More >>
  • Former LSU basketball player found dead in pool

    Former LSU basketball player found dead in pool

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:18:51 GMT
    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - Ponchatoula police are investigating the death of former LSU and University of New Orleans basketball player Matt Derenbecker.More >>
    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - Ponchatoula police are investigating the death of former LSU and University of New Orleans basketball player Matt Derenbecker.More >>
  • NOLA hotel shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

    NOLA hotel shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

    Sunday, August 10 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-10 17:25:30 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say one man is dead and another critically wounded after a shooting in a Canal Street hotel room.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say one man is dead and another critically wounded after a shooting in a Canal Street hotel room.More >>
  • Possible Ban On E-Cigarette Flavors

    Possible Ban On E-Cigarette Flavors

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:18:23 GMT
    (AP) Pressure is mounting to further control E-cigarettes including their flavors. More >>
    (AP) Pressure is mounting to further control E-cigarettes including their flavors. More >>
  • Small plane makes emergency landing in Carlyss

    Small plane makes emergency landing in Carlyss

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-09 01:53:24 GMT
    CARLYSS, La. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has made an emergency landing on La. 108 in Carlyss.More >>
    CARLYSS, La. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has made an emergency landing on La. 108 in Carlyss.More >>
  • Common Core dispute heads to court next week

    Common Core dispute heads to court next week

    Friday, August 8 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-08-08 19:32:57 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After months of traded accusations between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Louisiana's education leaders, the feud over the Common Core education standards gets aired in court next week.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After months of traded accusations between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Louisiana's education leaders, the feud over the Common Core education standards gets aired in court next week.More >>
  • La. man pleads guilty in gun shop burglary

    La. man pleads guilty in gun shop burglary

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:32:05 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to receiving stolen guns taken in a burglary at Cook's Gun Shop in D'Iberville, Mississippi.More >>
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to receiving stolen guns taken in a burglary at Cook's Gun Shop in D'Iberville, Mississippi.More >>
  • Louisiana Senate-Debates

    Louisiana Senate-Debates

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:28:42 GMT
    Cassiday won't decide on debates until qualifying endsMore >>
    Cassiday won't decide on debates until qualifying endsMore >>
  • BESE to consider career courses

    BESE to consider career courses

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:49:56 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nearly two dozen high school courses of study for nursing, carpentry, car repair and other jobs will be submitted to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nearly two dozen high school courses of study for nursing, carpentry, car repair and other jobs will be submitted to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.More >>
  • Local group picked to build new airport terminal

    Local group picked to build new airport terminal

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:40:09 GMT
    KENNER, La. (AP) - A committee evaluating proposals to build a new terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport is recommending a joint venture composed largely of New Orleans-area businesses.More >>
    KENNER, La. (AP) - A committee evaluating proposals to build a new terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport is recommending a joint venture composed largely of New Orleans-area businesses.More >>
  • Fall shrimp season to open Aug. 18

    Fall shrimp season to open Aug. 18

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-08 13:46:24 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has voted to open inshore fall shrimp season on Aug. 18.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has voted to open inshore fall shrimp season on Aug. 18.More >>
  • Debate continues on banning pit bulls

    Debate continues on banning pit bulls

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-08-08 13:43:39 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Officials are researching the possibility of breed-specific legislation following three unprovoked attacks by pit bulls and a pit bull mix in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes since March.More >>
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Officials are researching the possibility of breed-specific legislation following three unprovoked attacks by pit bulls and a pit bull mix in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes since March.More >>
  • Truck driver killed in Acadia Parish crash

    Truck driver killed in Acadia Parish crash

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:58:55 GMT
    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - State police say a truck driver died and his passenger injured when the vehicle ran off the road and overturned.More >>
    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - State police say a truck driver died and his passenger injured when the vehicle ran off the road and overturned.
    More >>
  • La, Miss hospitals form cancer drug test network

    La, Miss hospitals form cancer drug test network

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:49:19 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cancer patients in Louisiana and south Mississippi will find it easier to join tests of treatments and promising new drugs under a new network organized by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cancer patients in Louisiana and south Mississippi will find it easier to join tests of treatments and promising new drugs under a new network organized by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport.
    More >>
  • Escaped inmate arrested in Cameron

    Escaped inmate arrested in Cameron

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:46:41 GMT
    CAMERON, La. (AP) - An inmate who escaped from the Cameron Parish jail is back in custody.More >>
    CAMERON, La. (AP) - An inmate who escaped from the Cameron Parish jail is back in custody.
    More >>
  • Son to stand trial in mother's death

    Son to stand trial in mother's death

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:10:25 GMT
    BENTON, La. (AP) - A state judge has ruled a Bossier City man freely and voluntarily made a statement about the stabbing death of his mother and, thus, that statement is admissible in his upcoming trial.More >>
    BENTON, La. (AP) - A state judge has ruled a Bossier City man freely and voluntarily made a statement about the stabbing death of his mother and, thus, that statement is admissible in his upcoming trial.More >>
  • Man indicted in death of roommate

    Man indicted in death of roommate

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:09:47 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 54-year-old man accused of beating his 77-year-old roommate to death with a sledgehammer and burying him in a backyard tomato garden has been indicted on murder charges.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 54-year-old man accused of beating his 77-year-old roommate to death with a sledgehammer and burying him in a backyard tomato garden has been indicted on murder charges.More >>
  • State Police announce online sales of crash photographs

    State Police announce online sales of crash photographs

    Thursday, August 7 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-07 19:11:36 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- As technology evolves, the Louisiana State Police (LSP) continues to make improvements and find more effective and efficient ways of conducting business. More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- As technology evolves, the Louisiana State Police (LSP) continues to make improvements and find more effective and efficient ways of conducting business. More >>
  • Cancer Drug Tests

    Cancer Drug Tests

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:39:24 GMT
    La., Mississippi hospitals form cancer drug test networkMore >>
    La., Mississippi hospitals form cancer drug test networkMore >>
  • 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. 
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  • 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 >>
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal

    Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:04:44 GMT
    Indonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court hearing a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.More >>
    Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any uncertainty around the victory of Jakarta Gov....More >>
  • Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

    Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:04:41 GMT
    Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.More >>
    Hundreds of residents of a Liberian slum lined up to receive rice and water from government officials Thursday in their neighborhood which was sealed off from the rest of the capital in an attempt to halt the spread of Ebola.More >>
  • Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer

    Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:04:36 GMT
    Experts say police and security services are using voice-recognition software and other technology, as well as human tips, as they scramble to identify the militant recorded on a video showing the killing of...More >>
    The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible.More >>
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