Category Archives: State News

Opelousas Man Sentenced for Leaving Halfway House

An Opelousas man is sentenced to 15 months in prison for leaving a halfway house without permission. 45-year-old Christopher James Read More →

House Passes “Common Core Compromise”

A bill is now headed to the house floor in Baton Rouge to provide what backers call a common core Read More →

Cenla Chamber Visits Legislature

Every year the government affairs committee of the Cenla Chamber of Commerce visits the state legislature to express concerns about Read More →

Lawmakers Take on Budget Deficit

Lawmakers in the State House of Representatives today tackle the state’s billion-dollar-plus deficit, including a 32-cent added tax on cigarettes. Read More →

Freshman Athletic Eligibility Bill Headed to Full House

A controversial bill to expand athletic eligibility for freshmen is now headed to full house in Baton Rouge for more Read More →

State Police Arrest Nearly 3 Dozen in Insurance Fraud Cases

State police who specialize in insurance fraud and auto thefts arrest nearly three dozen people around the state, including some Read More →

LSU Corrects Accounts of Academic Bankruptcy

LSU officials corrected media accounts about the entire system applying for academic bankruptcy, but State Treasurer John Kennedy says national Read More →

Music Lovers Mourn Loss of Soul Singer

Music lovers are mourning the loss of soul-singer Percy Sledge. He died yesterday morning and tonight ABC’s Alexa Vogue of Read More →

Soul singer Percy Sledge Dies


Soul singer Percy Sledge has died. Sledge, who was best known for his hit song “When a Man Loves a Read More →

Strawberry Fest provides venue for non-profits


The 44th annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival was this past weekend. It’s the second largest festival in the state and organizers Read More →