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  • Investigation into BR murders detailed; suspect now booked

    Investigation into BR murders detailed; suspect now booked

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:10:20 GMT
    Courtesy WBRZCourtesy WBRZ

    A man described as a person of interest in two seemingly random Baton Rouge murders will be booked today, our media partners at The Advocate report.  

    A man described as a person of interest in two seemingly random Baton Rouge murders will be booked today, our media partners at The Advocate report.  

  • Lafayette, Jeff Davis, Cenla sheriffs' suits against pharma companies allege fraud, deception in the name of profit

    Lafayette, Jeff Davis, Cenla sheriffs' suits against pharma companies allege fraud, deception in the name of profit

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:02:01 GMT

    Sheriffs allege the makers of drugs like OxyContin, Percocet and fentanyl misled doctors and the public about the safety of their products.

    Sheriffs allege the makers of drugs like OxyContin, Percocet and fentanyl misled doctors and the public about the safety of their products.

  • Cassidy health bill faces opposition from Louisiana governor

    Cassidy health bill faces opposition from Louisiana governor

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:29:23 GMT
    U.S. Senator Bill CassidyU.S. Senator Bill Cassidy

    U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy's legislation would force damaging cuts to care for children, the disabled and pregnant women, according to Health Secretary Rebekah Gee.
        

    U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy's legislation would force damaging cuts to care for children, the disabled and pregnant women, according to Health Secretary Rebekah Gee.
        

  • Court re-examines reversal of 2004 double murder conviction

    Court re-examines reversal of 2004 double murder conviction

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:32:32 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Allegations of racial bias in jury selection should not have resulted in orders for a new trial for a woman convicted in a grisly double murder in 2004, an attorney for Mississippi authorities told a federal appeals court Tuesday. Lisa Jo Chamberlin is white. But she challenged the prosecution's striking of some black candidates from the jury that convicted her in the murders of Linda Heintzelman and Heintzelman's boyfriend, Vernon Hulett. Last March, a three-judg...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Allegations of racial bias in jury selection should not have resulted in orders for a new trial for a woman convicted in a grisly double murder in 2004, an attorney for Mississippi authorities told a federal appeals court Tuesday. Lisa Jo Chamberlin is white. But she challenged the prosecution's striking of some black candidates from the jury that convicted her in the murders of Linda Heintzelman and Heintzelman's boyfriend, Vernon Hulett. Last March, a three-judg...
  • LSU Police asking for help finding missing student

    LSU Police asking for help finding missing student

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:29:58 GMT
    Michael Nickelotte, image from LSU PoliceMichael Nickelotte, image from LSU Police

     LSU Police are asking for help finding a missing student. Michael Nickelotte, 21, was last seen at his on-campus apartment by his roommate at 1 a.m. Monday.

     LSU Police are asking for help finding a missing student. Michael Nickelotte, 21, was last seen at his on-campus apartment by his roommate at 1 a.m. Monday.

  • DeRidder man electrocuted in work-related accident

    DeRidder man electrocuted in work-related accident

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:13:08 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online
    A DeRidder man working for an electric company was killed in a work-related accident Tuesday morning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Elliswood Drive in Sulphur in reference to an accidental death around 8:50 a.m. When deputies arrived they discovered Edward D. Diaz, 47, deceased.  During further investigation, it appears Diaz was working for an electric company up in a bucket truck when he unintentionally brushed up against an exposed powerline, which el...
    A DeRidder man working for an electric company was killed in a work-related accident Tuesday morning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Elliswood Drive in Sulphur in reference to an accidental death around 8:50 a.m. When deputies arrived they discovered Edward D. Diaz, 47, deceased.  During further investigation, it appears Diaz was working for an electric company up in a bucket truck when he unintentionally brushed up against an exposed powerline, which el...
  • 2 La. sheriffs file lawsuits against companies linked to alleged opioid abuse

    2 La. sheriffs file lawsuits against companies linked to alleged opioid abuse

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:42:39 GMT
    (Photo Courtesy: KALB)(Photo Courtesy: KALB)

    Two Central Louisiana sheriffs have teamed up to fight the opioid epidemic in court.  Their sights set on the pharmaceutical companies, according to KALB. Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton and Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson held a press conference Monday to announce they're filing lawsuits against multiple companies, and some doctors around the country. Laborde-Earles Firm is representing the two sheriffs. They explain that opioid addiction is an epidemic that...

    Two Central Louisiana sheriffs have teamed up to fight the opioid epidemic in court.  Their sights set on the pharmaceutical companies, according to KALB. Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton and Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson held a press conference Monday to announce they're filing lawsuits against multiple companies, and some doctors around the country. Laborde-Earles Firm is representing the two sheriffs. They explain that opioid addiction is an epidemic that...

  • New Iberia runaway pig gets adopted

    New Iberia runaway pig gets adopted

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:26:14 GMT
    Travis, the runaway New Iberia pigTravis, the runaway New Iberia pig

    The infamous runaway pig in New Iberia now has a permanent home.

    The infamous runaway pig in New Iberia now has a permanent home.

  • Louisiana Department of Health continues efforts to reduce opioid abuse

    Louisiana Department of Health continues efforts to reduce opioid abuse

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:38:16 GMT
    Governor John Bel EdwardsGovernor John Bel Edwards

    Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Department of Health will utilize new and expanded federal grants to continue implementing innovative, effective strategies for combating the opioid problem in Louisiana.

    Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Department of Health will utilize new and expanded federal grants to continue implementing innovative, effective strategies for combating the opioid problem in Louisiana.

  • Young girl, 911 operators recognized for coolness in face of adversity

    Young girl, 911 operators recognized for coolness in face of adversity

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:42:25 GMT
    From left: Benjamin Hall, Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office 911 dispatcher, Rebecca Goodrich, VPSO dispatcher, Kendra Fosberg, Emma Fosberg, 5, Julie Pruitt, Fort Polk Directorate of Emergency Services supervisory lead 911 dispatcher and Daniel Cole, DES disFrom left: Benjamin Hall, Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office 911 dispatcher, Rebecca Goodrich, VPSO dispatcher, Kendra Fosberg, Emma Fosberg, 5, Julie Pruitt, Fort Polk Directorate of Emergency Services supervisory lead 911 dispatcher and Daniel Cole, DES dis

    Fort Polk’s Directorate of Emergency Services orchestrated a celebration worthy of a few local heroes —large and small. It all started on July 19 when Emma Fosberg, 5, found her mother unresponsive on the couch and called 911. 

    Fort Polk’s Directorate of Emergency Services orchestrated a celebration worthy of a few local heroes —large and small. It all started on July 19 when Emma Fosberg, 5, found her mother unresponsive on the couch and called 911. 

  • UPDATE: National removes LSU frat charter

    UPDATE: National removes LSU frat charter

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:17:16 GMT
    Courtesy Gruver FamilyCourtesy Gruver Family

    The national Phi Delta Theta fraternity announced Monday that it is formally suspending and removing the charter of its LSU chapter in the wake of the death of prospective member Maxwell Gruver, our partners at the Advocate report. 

    The national Phi Delta Theta fraternity announced Monday that it is formally suspending and removing the charter of its LSU chapter in the wake of the death of prospective member Maxwell Gruver, our partners at the Advocate report. 

  • Louisiana's first medical marijuana grower contract is done

    Louisiana's first medical marijuana grower contract is done

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:47:05 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

     Louisiana State University has completed its contract with a company that will grow medical marijuana and says the drug is expected to reach patients by mid-2018. 

     Louisiana State University has completed its contract with a company that will grow medical marijuana and says the drug is expected to reach patients by mid-2018. 

  • Report: Car lodged under school bus; some students hurt

    Report: Car lodged under school bus; some students hurt

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:32:48 GMT
    Car plows into bus gets stuck underneath / KTBSCar plows into bus gets stuck underneath / KTBS

    Authorities say a car has crashed into a stopped Louisiana school bus, injuring as many as three students. 

    Authorities say a car has crashed into a stopped Louisiana school bus, injuring as many as three students. 

  • Tulane Medical School gets $25 million gift for research

    Tulane Medical School gets $25 million gift for research

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:54:58 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: TULANE'S WEBSITEPHOTO COURTESY: TULANE'S WEBSITE
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University School of Medicine has received its largest donation ever: $25 million, to support research. The school will rename its Department of Medicine for John W. Deming, a medical school graduate who died in 1996, at age 76. Medical school dean Dr. Lee Hamm said in a news release Monday that the money will provide critical support to launch the careers of junior investigators while also helping senior faculty members. Deming's wife, Bertie Deming Smith...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University School of Medicine has received its largest donation ever: $25 million, to support research. The school will rename its Department of Medicine for John W. Deming, a medical school graduate who died in 1996, at age 76. Medical school dean Dr. Lee Hamm said in a news release Monday that the money will provide critical support to launch the careers of junior investigators while also helping senior faculty members. Deming's wife, Bertie Deming Smith...
  • 3 squirrels apprehended following 6 attacks on humans

    3 squirrels apprehended following 6 attacks on humans

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:10:28 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online

    Following reports of up to six attacks on humans, three squirrels have been apprehended in New Orleans. 

    Following reports of up to six attacks on humans, three squirrels have been apprehended in New Orleans. 

  • 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

    2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

    Sunday, September 17 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-09-18 01:04:34 GMT
    Kenneth Gleason / WBRZKenneth Gleason / WBRZ

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect - a 23-year-old white man - was in custody.

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect - a 23-year-old white man - was in custody.

  • Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine

    Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:23:35 GMT
    Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers stand next to more than 1,800 kilograms of cocaine in front in St. Petersburg, Florida / Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. JohnsonCoast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers stand next to more than 1,800 kilograms of cocaine in front in St. Petersburg, Florida / Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson

    Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers offloaded approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $50 million in St. Petersburg, Saturday. 

    Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers offloaded approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $50 million in St. Petersburg, Saturday. 

  • Abbeville man who stayed during Irma tells his story

    Abbeville man who stayed during Irma tells his story

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-09-17 04:18:50 GMT

    In the hours before Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida, it looked like a typical cloudy day over the state.

    In the hours before Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida, it looked like a typical cloudy day over the state.

  • First Lady Donna Edwards sends governor birthday wishes

    First Lady Donna Edwards sends governor birthday wishes

    Saturday, September 16 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-09-16 21:25:52 GMT
    Governor John Bel Edwards poses for a picture alongside his wife, First Lady Donna Edwards / TwitterGovernor John Bel Edwards poses for a picture alongside his wife, First Lady Donna Edwards / Twitter

    First Lady Donna Edwards wished her husband, Governor John Bel Edwards, a happy birthday today on Twitter as the Louisiana governor makes 51. 

    First Lady Donna Edwards wished her husband, Governor John Bel Edwards, a happy birthday today on Twitter as the Louisiana governor makes 51. 

  • Restrooms at I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center temporarily closed

    Restrooms at I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center temporarily closed

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-09-16 17:36:01 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Department of Natural ResourcesPhoto Courtesy Department of Natural Resources

    BUTTE LA ROSE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that due to a water main break, all public restrooms at the I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center in Butte La Rose are closed until further notice.

    BUTTE LA ROSE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that due to a water main break, all public restrooms at the I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center in Butte La Rose are closed until further notice.

  • Louisiana principal accused of locking girl, 5, in closet

    Louisiana principal accused of locking girl, 5, in closet

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:51:44 GMT
    Shafeeq Syid Shamsid DeenShafeeq Syid Shamsid Deen

    A Louisiana school principal is accused of locking a 5-year-old girl in a dirty, roach-infested cafeteria closet. Teachers told police the kindergarten student was hysterical when they heard her screams and found her. According to The Advocate , she told police that the closet had "spiders and roaches in it that crawl on her." Shafeeq Syid Shamsid Deen, the principal at Laurel Oaks Charter School, turned himself in Friday and was arrested on charges...

    A Louisiana school principal is accused of locking a 5-year-old girl in a dirty, roach-infested cafeteria closet. Teachers told police the kindergarten student was hysterical when they heard her screams and found her. According to The Advocate , she told police that the closet had "spiders and roaches in it that crawl on her." Shafeeq Syid Shamsid Deen, the principal at Laurel Oaks Charter School, turned himself in Friday and was arrested on charges...

  • Corrections officer shoots, kills inmate at Angola

    Corrections officer shoots, kills inmate at Angola

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:27:04 GMT

    State Police are investigating a Friday morning shooting at Angola that left one inmate dead.

    State Police are investigating a Friday morning shooting at Angola that left one inmate dead.

  • UPDATE: Family of LSU freshman asks for privacy; grandfather speaks with The Advocate

    UPDATE: Family of LSU freshman asks for privacy; grandfather speaks with The Advocate

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:23 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:23:26 GMT
    Courtesy Gruver FamilyCourtesy Gruver Family

    UPDATE: The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office has released the preliminary findings of its autopsy on an LSU student who died this week. 

    UPDATE: The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office has released the preliminary findings of its autopsy on an LSU student who died this week. 

  • Census figures: Louisiana has biggest drop in income

    Census figures: Louisiana has biggest drop in income

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:04:11 GMT
    STATE CAPITOLSTATE CAPITOL

    The nation's median household income rose 2.4 percent last year, with significant increases in 30 states - but Louisiana was not one of them

    The nation's median household income rose 2.4 percent last year, with significant increases in 30 states - but Louisiana was not one of them

  • Louisiana lawmaker to pay $37K fine for campaign misspending

    Louisiana lawmaker to pay $37K fine for campaign misspending

    Friday, September 15 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-09-15 18:42:05 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: Louisiana House of Representatives Website)Photo Courtesy: Louisiana House of Representatives Website)
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana state lawmaker will pay a $37,000 fine over three years, in an agreement acknowledging he misspent the dollars from his campaign account to "fund a gambling habit." Lafourche Parish Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard must amend his campaign finance documents and won't be able to withdraw money on his own from his campaign account, under the settlement reached with the Louisiana Board of Ethics. The board approved the settlement - known ...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana state lawmaker will pay a $37,000 fine over three years, in an agreement acknowledging he misspent the dollars from his campaign account to "fund a gambling habit." Lafourche Parish Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard must amend his campaign finance documents and won't be able to withdraw money on his own from his campaign account, under the settlement reached with the Louisiana Board of Ethics. The board approved the settlement - known ...
  • Nicholls State University president resigning at end of year

    Nicholls State University president resigning at end of year

    Friday, September 15 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-09-15 18:20:14 GMT
    NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITYNICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Louisiana university president is leaving at the end of the year. T

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Louisiana university president is leaving at the end of the year. T

  • Photos show blood leaking onto street behind Baton Rouge funeral home

    Photos show blood leaking onto street behind Baton Rouge funeral home

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-09-15 15:08:12 GMT
    Courtesy of WBRZ in Baton RougeCourtesy of WBRZ in Baton Rouge

    Photos sent into WBRZ in Baton Rouge shows blood leaking onto the street behind a Baton Rouge funeral home.

    Photos sent into WBRZ in Baton Rouge shows blood leaking onto the street behind a Baton Rouge funeral home.

  • Hardee's donating percentage of every purchase to hurricane relief on Sunday

    Hardee's donating percentage of every purchase to hurricane relief on Sunday

    Friday, September 15 2017 8:40 AM EDT2017-09-15 12:40:11 GMT
    Courtesy of Google MapsCourtesy of Google Maps

    Hardee's Louisiana locations will be donating 20% of every purchase made from sales on Sunday to Hurricane relief efforts for all states recently affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

    Hardee's Louisiana locations will be donating 20% of every purchase made from sales on Sunday to Hurricane relief efforts for all states recently affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

  • American Idol hopefuls line New Orleans streets for last open audition

    American Idol hopefuls line New Orleans streets for last open audition

    Thursday, September 14 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-09-15 00:52:37 GMT

    Open auditions for American Idol are a wrap. The last round finished up Thursday in New Orleans.  Singers from across the country were in the Crescent City, hoping to secure a spot on the show's ABC premiere in 2018. 

    Open auditions for American Idol are a wrap. The last round finished up Thursday in New Orleans.  Singers from across the country were in the Crescent City, hoping to secure a spot on the show's ABC premiere in 2018. 

  • Alexandria police officer accused of malfeasance in office

    Alexandria police officer accused of malfeasance in office

    Thursday, September 14 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-09-15 00:16:34 GMT
    Kenneth Seth ThomasKenneth Seth Thomas

    An Alexandria police officer faces malfeasance and drug charges following an investigation conducted by Louisiana State Police.  

    An Alexandria police officer faces malfeasance and drug charges following an investigation conducted by Louisiana State Police.  

  • Cleco warns customers of scam

    Cleco warns customers of scam

    Thursday, September 14 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-09-14 19:05:45 GMT
    Cleco LogoCleco Logo

    Bill pay scammers are back in action taking advantage of Cleco customers through fraudulent phone calls that demand immediate payment and threaten disconnection of power.

    Bill pay scammers are back in action taking advantage of Cleco customers through fraudulent phone calls that demand immediate payment and threaten disconnection of power.

  • Georgetown woman sentenced for counterfeiting

    Georgetown woman sentenced for counterfeiting

    Thursday, September 14 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-09-14 17:32:34 GMT
    Lafayette Federal CourthouseLafayette Federal Courthouse

    A Georgetown woman has been sentenced to  two years for counterfeiting

    A Georgetown woman has been sentenced to  two years for counterfeiting

  • Texas fugitive sought; he may be in Louisiana

    Texas fugitive sought; he may be in Louisiana

    Thursday, September 14 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-09-14 17:06:47 GMT
    Herman Henry FoxHerman Henry Fox

    A reward is being offered for the capture of Texas fugitive who has ties to Louisiana. 

    A reward is being offered for the capture of Texas fugitive who has ties to Louisiana. 

  • Sheriff: fire chief cleared in wife's shooting death

    Sheriff: fire chief cleared in wife's shooting death

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-09-14 16:36:29 GMT
    Nanette Krentel (Photo Courtesy: WGNO)Nanette Krentel (Photo Courtesy: WGNO)

    A Louisiana sheriff says a local fire chief has been cleared in the shooting that killed his wife before her home burned down in July. 

    A Louisiana sheriff says a local fire chief has been cleared in the shooting that killed his wife before her home burned down in July. 

  • La. Guard deploys 75 Soldiers to Afghanistan

    La. Guard deploys 75 Soldiers to Afghanistan

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:15:21 GMT
    (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Noshoba Davis)(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Noshoba Davis)

    Approximately 75 Soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 165th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion, bid farewell to family and friends during a deployment ceremony at the Bossier Parish Community College gymnasium in Bossier City, Sept. 11. The Bossier City based unit is leaving for a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan to assist with logistical operations in suppo...

    Approximately 75 Soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 165th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion, bid farewell to family and friends during a deployment ceremony at the Bossier Parish Community College gymnasium in Bossier City, Sept. 11. The Bossier City based unit is leaving for a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan to assist with logistical operations in suppo...

  • Idol auditions begin Thursday in New Orleans

    Idol auditions begin Thursday in New Orleans

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:40:01 GMT
    Our KATC Idols Jaxon Meche, Saasha Small, Caleb Smith / KATCOur KATC Idols Jaxon Meche, Saasha Small, Caleb Smith / KATC

    American Idol auditions will be held Thursday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 

    American Idol auditions will be held Thursday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 

  • Was fire chief's wife's death homicide? Authorities disagree

    Was fire chief's wife's death homicide? Authorities disagree

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:03:49 GMT
    Nanette Krentel (Photo Courtesy: WGNO)Nanette Krentel (Photo Courtesy: WGNO)

    A Louisiana coroner says somebody killed a fire chief's wife before her house burned down. 

    A Louisiana coroner says somebody killed a fire chief's wife before her house burned down. 

  • Former Evergreen chief sentenced to life in wife's murder

    Former Evergreen chief sentenced to life in wife's murder

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:07:06 GMT
    Charles MayeuxCharles Mayeux

    Charles Mayeux had worked as both police chief and assistant fire chief for Evergreen.

    Charles Mayeux had worked as both police chief and assistant fire chief for Evergreen.

  • DOTD announces drawdown on Vernon Lake

    DOTD announces drawdown on Vernon Lake

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:07:06 GMT
    LDWFLDWF

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced the drawdown of Vernon Lake in Vernon Parish to evaluate the condition of the dam following heavy rains associated with Hurricane Harvey. 

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced the drawdown of Vernon Lake in Vernon Parish to evaluate the condition of the dam following heavy rains associated with Hurricane Harvey. 

  • Cleco Community Fund accepting grant applications

    Cleco Community Fund accepting grant applications

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-09-13 15:59:19 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The Cleco Community Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations whose focus areas are education, health and wellness, low income and youth programming.  

    The Cleco Community Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations whose focus areas are education, health and wellness, low income and youth programming.  

  • New executive order changes infrastructure rules

    New executive order changes infrastructure rules

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-09-13 11:22:18 GMT

    Recently president trump signed an executive order  that would lessen the restrictions on environmental permits when it comes to infrastructure But some environmentalist in louisanna say this order is doing more harm than good With a new executive order in place , when it comes to infrastructure there are less rules in place regarding environmental permits. But there are still rules in place.  DOTD's Secretary, Shawn Wilson, says he thinks the order will help the state of...

    Recently president trump signed an executive order  that would lessen the restrictions on environmental permits when it comes to infrastructure But some environmentalist in louisanna say this order is doing more harm than good With a new executive order in place , when it comes to infrastructure there are less rules in place regarding environmental permits. But there are still rules in place.  DOTD's Secretary, Shawn Wilson, says he thinks the order will help the state of...

  • UPDATE: Greenhouse transported to Jackson Parish to serve jail sentence

    UPDATE: Greenhouse transported to Jackson Parish to serve jail sentence

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:47:44 GMT
    Norris Greenhouse Jr.Norris Greenhouse Jr.

    A judge ruled Greenhouse violated his bail terms when he took a Caribbean vacation.

    A judge ruled Greenhouse violated his bail terms when he took a Caribbean vacation.

  • NOLA restaurants sending Scalise a taste of home

    NOLA restaurants sending Scalise a taste of home

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:49:22 GMT
    Rep. Steve Scalise / Courtesy of MGN OnlineRep. Steve Scalise / Courtesy of MGN Online

    His long recovery from a gunshot wound has kept Congressman Steve Scalise in a Washington, D.C. rehabilitation center. But the Metairie Republican has been getting a steady supply of flavors directly from home, our media partners at The Advocate report. 

    His long recovery from a gunshot wound has kept Congressman Steve Scalise in a Washington, D.C. rehabilitation center. But the Metairie Republican has been getting a steady supply of flavors directly from home, our media partners at The Advocate report. 

  • Louisiana to receive nearly $7M in EpiPen settlement

    Louisiana to receive nearly $7M in EpiPen settlement

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:06:03 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN onlineCourtesy of MGN online

    Louisiana has joined a multi-state settlement with Mylan Inc. that resolves allegations the drug manufacturer knowingly overcharged taxpayers for EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. dispensed to Medicaid beneficiaries

    Louisiana has joined a multi-state settlement with Mylan Inc. that resolves allegations the drug manufacturer knowingly overcharged taxpayers for EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. dispensed to Medicaid beneficiaries

  • Cassidy, Johnson meet with Guatemalan Ambassador on detained La. resident

    Cassidy, Johnson meet with Guatemalan Ambassador on detained La. resident

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:05:18 GMT
    (Representative Johnson attended the meeting by phone.)(Representative Johnson attended the meeting by phone.)

    U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) met with Manuel Espina, Ambassador of Guatemala, to discuss the case of Zack Wilson of Shreveport, Louisiana. Wilson traveled to Guatemala in March for a mission trip with the Word of God Church and is currently being detained by Guatemalan authorities

    U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) met with Manuel Espina, Ambassador of Guatemala, to discuss the case of Zack Wilson of Shreveport, Louisiana. Wilson traveled to Guatemala in March for a mission trip with the Word of God Church and is currently being detained by Guatemalan authorities

  • New limited access areas on Atchafalaya Delta WMA are in effect through Jan. 31

    New limited access areas on Atchafalaya Delta WMA are in effect through Jan. 31

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-09-11 19:40:28 GMT
    LDWFLDWF

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding users of Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that new limited access areas (LAA) are in effect through Jan. 31. 

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding users of Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that new limited access areas (LAA) are in effect through Jan. 31. 

  • Celebrating WW2 veteran's 108th birthday at WW2 museum

    Celebrating WW2 veteran's 108th birthday at WW2 museum

    Monday, September 11 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-09-11 17:29:05 GMT

    The National World War II Museum plans to celebrate a veteran's 108th birthday this week.

    The National World War II Museum plans to celebrate a veteran's 108th birthday this week.

  • Multiple pet shootings in same Kinder neighborhood

    Multiple pet shootings in same Kinder neighborhood

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:14 PM EDT2017-09-11 16:14:14 GMT
    Dog shot by pellet gun in KinderDog shot by pellet gun in Kinder

    The Humane Society of Louisiana (HSL) is seeking information regarding the shooting of four pets with pellet guns in the same Kinder neighborhood since November of 2016.  

    The Humane Society of Louisiana (HSL) is seeking information regarding the shooting of four pets with pellet guns in the same Kinder neighborhood since November of 2016.  

  • LDWF sends agents to help with Florida recovery

    LDWF sends agents to help with Florida recovery

    Monday, September 11 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-09-11 15:19:31 GMT
    Courtesy of LDWFCourtesy of LDWF

    Several agents and assets with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries were deployed to assist with search, rescue, and security efforts in Florida after Hurricane Irma's arrival. 

    Several agents and assets with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries were deployed to assist with search, rescue, and security efforts in Florida after Hurricane Irma's arrival. 

  • Extension given to submit Louisiana flooding insurance form

    Extension given to submit Louisiana flooding insurance form

    Sunday, September 10 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-09-11 00:12:02 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana residents who had damage from last summer's widespread flooding have more time to submit the proof of loss form required for a flood insurance claim.    

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana residents who had damage from last summer's widespread flooding have more time to submit the proof of loss form required for a flood insurance claim.    

  • Chipotle and United Way raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief

    Chipotle and United Way raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief

    Sunday, September 10 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-10 20:00:20 GMT
    Chipotle and United Way raise funds for Hurricane Harvey reliefChipotle and United Way raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief

    Half of all sales from all Texas and Louisiana Chipotle restaurants on Sunday, September 10, will go directly to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund

    Half of all sales from all Texas and Louisiana Chipotle restaurants on Sunday, September 10, will go directly to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund

  • Garber's babysitter speaks out for the first time

    Garber's babysitter speaks out for the first time

    Sunday, September 10 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-09-10 16:20:19 GMT

    The lake on Sheriff Mark Garber's property is all too familiar to Julianna Brooks. She has taken his children out on the lake multiple times.

    The lake on Sheriff Mark Garber's property is all too familiar to Julianna Brooks. She has taken his children out on the lake multiple times.

  • A Louisiana native is weathering Hurricane Irma

    A Louisiana native is weathering Hurricane Irma

    Friday, September 8 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-09-09 03:40:16 GMT

    A Louisiana native, Gregory Williams, who now lives in Miami, is choosing to stay during Hurricane Irma.

    A Louisiana native, Gregory Williams, who now lives in Miami, is choosing to stay during Hurricane Irma.

  • Accidents increase in Louisiana along I-10 construction zone

    Accidents increase in Louisiana along I-10 construction zone

    Friday, September 8 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-09-09 02:46:31 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of Louisiana's transportation department says the state has seen a "significant and alarming increase" in crashes in an area where Interstate 10 is under construction.    

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of Louisiana's transportation department says the state has seen a "significant and alarming increase" in crashes in an area where Interstate 10 is under construction.    

  • Gov. Edwards sponsors statewide blood drive for Harvey victims

    Gov. Edwards sponsors statewide blood drive for Harvey victims

    Friday, September 8 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-09-08 23:58:47 GMT
    Courtesy of John Bel Edwards on FacebookCourtesy of John Bel Edwards on Facebook

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' Office of Programs and Planning will hold a statewide blood drive today, September 8, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at locations around the state.

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' Office of Programs and Planning will hold a statewide blood drive today, September 8, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at locations around the state.

  • Judge: Bail stands, but Greenhouse must serve seven days

    Judge: Bail stands, but Greenhouse must serve seven days

    Friday, September 8 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-08 23:49:22 GMT
    Norris Greenhouse Jr.Norris Greenhouse Jr.

    A former Marskville deputy marshal accused in the shooting death of a six-year-old must serve seven days in jail for violating the conditions of his bail.

    A former Marskville deputy marshal accused in the shooting death of a six-year-old must serve seven days in jail for violating the conditions of his bail.

  • HUD extends reimbursement period for restore La. homeowner program

    HUD extends reimbursement period for restore La. homeowner program

    Friday, September 8 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-09-08 22:10:29 GMT

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has agreed to extend by one year the eligible reimbursement period for the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program. 

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has agreed to extend by one year the eligible reimbursement period for the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program. 

  • Saints to play on Monday

    Saints to play on Monday

    Friday, September 8 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-09-08 20:04:56 GMT
    Saints QB Drew Brees (Courtesy: Advocate File Photo)Saints QB Drew Brees (Courtesy: Advocate File Photo)
    Saints fans will have to wait until Monday night to see their team take the field.  Drew Brees and his team will open their regular season against the Minnesota Vikings in the first game of a Monday Night Football double header.  The game is set to begin at 6 p.m.  You can watch it on ESPN or listen to it on radio station 97.3 
    Saints fans will have to wait until Monday night to see their team take the field.  Drew Brees and his team will open their regular season against the Minnesota Vikings in the first game of a Monday Night Football double header.  The game is set to begin at 6 p.m.  You can watch it on ESPN or listen to it on radio station 97.3 
  • DCFS to cease operation of reunification line today

    DCFS to cease operation of reunification line today

    Friday, September 8 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-09-08 19:22:26 GMT
    Child and Family Services of Louisiana / LDCFSChild and Family Services of Louisiana / LDCFS

    The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is ceasing operation of its reunification line today for anyone seeking to locate Hurricane Harvey survivors in state-run shelters in Louisiana. 

    The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is ceasing operation of its reunification line today for anyone seeking to locate Hurricane Harvey survivors in state-run shelters in Louisiana. 

  • Police: Suspected woman's lover attacked with meat cleaver

    Police: Suspected woman's lover attacked with meat cleaver

    Friday, September 8 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-09-08 16:32:21 GMT
    Shane Leyhew / Jefferson Parish Sheriff's OfficeShane Leyhew / Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

     A 38-year-old is accused of chopping at a New Orleans man's head with a meat cleaver after suspecting he'd been having an affair with his girlfriend.

     A 38-year-old is accused of chopping at a New Orleans man's head with a meat cleaver after suspecting he'd been having an affair with his girlfriend.

  • LWF Commission sets 2017-2018 Louisiana oyster season

    LWF Commission sets 2017-2018 Louisiana oyster season

    Thursday, September 7 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-09-08 03:14:34 GMT
    Courtesy Wiki Commons/MGN OnlineCourtesy Wiki Commons/MGN Online

    Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2017-2018 oyster season based on the annual oyster stock assessment provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and comments received from members of the public, including the oyster industry.

    Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2017-2018 oyster season based on the annual oyster stock assessment provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and comments received from members of the public, including the oyster industry.

  • Musson Patout "Stuffs the Truck" for Harvey victims

    Musson Patout "Stuffs the Truck" for Harvey victims

    Thursday, September 7 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-09-07 23:52:06 GMT

    Trucks full of donations are headed to Texas from Musson Patout. 

    Trucks full of donations are headed to Texas from Musson Patout. 

  • Hurricane Harvey Evacuees: Register with FEMA for Housing Help

    Hurricane Harvey Evacuees: Register with FEMA for Housing Help

    Thursday, September 7 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-09-07 18:34:42 GMT
    FEMA / KATCFEMA / KATC

    Texas Hurricane Harvey survivors who evacuated to Louisiana and seek sheltering assistance and other federal help must first register with FEMA. 

    Texas Hurricane Harvey survivors who evacuated to Louisiana and seek sheltering assistance and other federal help must first register with FEMA. 

  • Cleco and Entergy Louisiana team up to strengthen reliability in SE Louisiana

    Cleco and Entergy Louisiana team up to strengthen reliability in SE Louisiana

    Thursday, September 7 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-09-07 15:05:53 GMT
    FILE PHOTO OF POWER LINESFILE PHOTO OF POWER LINES

    Construction is underway on a joint effort by Cleco and Entergy Louisiana to construct a new storm-hardened transmission line that will strengthen service reliability for customers across southeast Louisiana. 

    Construction is underway on a joint effort by Cleco and Entergy Louisiana to construct a new storm-hardened transmission line that will strengthen service reliability for customers across southeast Louisiana. 

  • Louisiana men save lives during 'Harvey' aftermath

    Louisiana men save lives during 'Harvey' aftermath

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-09-07 02:40:30 GMT
    Courtesy: Ryan SharpCourtesy: Ryan Sharp

    Three Louisiana men are now known as heroes to many Texas flood victims.

    Three Louisiana men are now known as heroes to many Texas flood victims.

  • Trumps outline their Hurricane Harvey donation

    Trumps outline their Hurricane Harvey donation

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-09-06 19:46:03 GMT

    President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced today a personal donation of $1 million dollars to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and have designated twelve organizations to receive contributions.  

    President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced today a personal donation of $1 million dollars to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and have designated twelve organizations to receive contributions.  

  • Gov. Edwards asks Congress to fix duplication of benefits issue in Funding Bill

    Gov. Edwards asks Congress to fix duplication of benefits issue in Funding Bill

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-09-06 15:18:22 GMT
    Governor John Bel EdwardsGovernor John Bel Edwards

    Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, to leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate requesting that Congress clarify language in the Stafford Act that has lead to flood victims being penalized for making use of Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans in the aftermath of the 2016 floods.  

    Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, to leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate requesting that Congress clarify language in the Stafford Act that has lead to flood victims being penalized for making use of Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans in the aftermath of the 2016 floods.  

  • New Orleans council considering fund to pay $40M settlements

    New Orleans council considering fund to pay $40M settlements

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 10:43 AM EDT2017-09-06 14:43:10 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN onlineCourtesy of MGN online
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than $40 million are owed to parties who successfully sued New Orleans dating back 20 years and now City Council members are considering a new fund dedicated to help pay the debts. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Councilman Jason Williams proposed setting aside at least $2 million every year to pay off some of the settlements and state court orders. The idea comes as the Council prepares for extended hearings on the 2018 spending plan from Mayor Mitch Land...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than $40 million are owed to parties who successfully sued New Orleans dating back 20 years and now City Council members are considering a new fund dedicated to help pay the debts. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Councilman Jason Williams proposed setting aside at least $2 million every year to pay off some of the settlements and state court orders. The idea comes as the Council prepares for extended hearings on the 2018 spending plan from Mayor Mitch Land...
  • Texas residents leave Alexandria and head to Dallas

    Texas residents leave Alexandria and head to Dallas

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-09-06 02:53:55 GMT

    Today, Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey staying in Louisiana shelters begin their road to recovery, as the two states partner to transport the survivors to a shelter in Dallas. 

    Today, Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey staying in Louisiana shelters begin their road to recovery, as the two states partner to transport the survivors to a shelter in Dallas. 

  • Louisiana high court hears arguments in charter school case

    Louisiana high court hears arguments in charter school case

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-09-05 21:55:21 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A case affecting funding for more than 30 Louisiana charter schools is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court. Charter schools are tax-funded public schools operated by independent organizations under charters approved by state or local education officials. 

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A case affecting funding for more than 30 Louisiana charter schools is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court. Charter schools are tax-funded public schools operated by independent organizations under charters approved by state or local education officials. 

  • Animal victims of Hurricane Harvey still urgently need support

    Animal victims of Hurricane Harvey still urgently need support

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-09-05 21:29:06 GMT
    Rescued pets from Hurricane HarveyRescued pets from Hurricane Harvey

    The Humane Society of Louisiana still needs help with rescuing pets affected by Hurricane Harvey.  So far, 425 animals have been transported to the Society's no-kill adoption partners to ensure they find homes.

    The Humane Society of Louisiana still needs help with rescuing pets affected by Hurricane Harvey.  So far, 425 animals have been transported to the Society's no-kill adoption partners to ensure they find homes.

  • "Motionless" man arrested in Thibodaux

    "Motionless" man arrested in Thibodaux

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-09-05 18:29:58 GMT
    Ruiyang Zou / Thibodaux PoliceRuiyang Zou / Thibodaux Police

    Thibodaux Police say a "motionless" man has been arrested after returning to a victims house after being banned. 

    Thibodaux Police say a "motionless" man has been arrested after returning to a victims house after being banned. 

  • Texas evacuees in Louisiana shelters being moved to Dallas

    Texas evacuees in Louisiana shelters being moved to Dallas

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-09-05 18:21:28 GMT
    LSU AgCenter mega shelter in AlexandriaLSU AgCenter mega shelter in Alexandria

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of Texas residents who have been sheltered in Louisiana after evacuations forced by Hurricane Harvey are heading back to their home state this week. 

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of Texas residents who have been sheltered in Louisiana after evacuations forced by Hurricane Harvey are heading back to their home state this week. 

  • GOHSEP leads hurricane exercise based on current conditions along Gulf Coast

    GOHSEP leads hurricane exercise based on current conditions along Gulf Coast

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-09-05 16:30:29 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) hosted a tabletop exercise today based on the threat of a major hurricane impacting the state while portions of the Gulf Coast region are beginning recovery from a previous event.  

    The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) hosted a tabletop exercise today based on the threat of a major hurricane impacting the state while portions of the Gulf Coast region are beginning recovery from a previous event.  

  • Body found in Mississippi River identified

    Body found in Mississippi River identified

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-09-05 16:21:10 GMT
    Cutout Photo: Klaus with K / Wikimedia Commons / MGNCutout Photo: Klaus with K / Wikimedia Commons / MGN

    The body found floating in the Mississippi River Monday morning has been identified by Iberville Parish Authorities.  

    The body found floating in the Mississippi River Monday morning has been identified by Iberville Parish Authorities.  

  • Texas calls Harvey survivors to come back home

    Texas calls Harvey survivors to come back home

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-09-05 15:09:21 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online

    Today, Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey staying in Louisiana shelters begin their road to recovery, as the two states partner to transport the survivors to a shelter in Dallas. 

    Today, Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey staying in Louisiana shelters begin their road to recovery, as the two states partner to transport the survivors to a shelter in Dallas. 

  • Tarantula hawks on display at the insectarium

    Tarantula hawks on display at the insectarium

    Monday, September 4 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-09-04 23:19:50 GMT

    Thumb-length wasps called tarantula hawks are on display at the insectarium in New Orleans.

    Thumb-length wasps called tarantula hawks are on display at the insectarium in New Orleans.

  • LSU: No animals or stuffed toys at Mike VII habitat

    LSU: No animals or stuffed toys at Mike VII habitat

    Monday, September 4 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-09-04 17:17:17 GMT
    Mike VIIMike VII

    Going to visit LSU's new mascot sometime soon? Here are a few tips from Mike VII on what not to do when meeting the new mascot. 

    Going to visit LSU's new mascot sometime soon? Here are a few tips from Mike VII on what not to do when meeting the new mascot. 

  • Deputies investigating body found in river

    Deputies investigating body found in river

    Monday, September 4 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-09-04 16:43:16 GMT
    Body FoundBody Found

    An investigation is underway in Iberville Parish after a body was found floating in the Mississippi River near Plaquemine Monday morning, WBRZ reports. 

    An investigation is underway in Iberville Parish after a body was found floating in the Mississippi River near Plaquemine Monday morning, WBRZ reports. 

  • Loads of lovebugs in northwest Louisiana

    Loads of lovebugs in northwest Louisiana

    Monday, September 4 2017 12:14 PM EDT2017-09-04 16:14:18 GMT

    There are just loads of lovebugs in northwest Louisiana this summer, flying around in couples and getting smeared onto cars and trucks. .

    There are just loads of lovebugs in northwest Louisiana this summer, flying around in couples and getting smeared onto cars and trucks. .

  • Driver booked for DWI in fatal crash

    Driver booked for DWI in fatal crash

    Monday, September 4 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-09-04 15:36:13 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online

    A Belle Chasse woman has been booked on drunken driving charges after a crash that left a motorcyclist dead.  

    A Belle Chasse woman has been booked on drunken driving charges after a crash that left a motorcyclist dead.  

  • Texas family thanks Crowley natives for help with Harvey cleanup

    Texas family thanks Crowley natives for help with Harvey cleanup

    Monday, September 4 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-09-04 15:18:46 GMT
    Courtesy of Tina Allison Stutzman on FacebookCourtesy of Tina Allison Stutzman on Facebook

    A Facebook post originally posted by Tina Allison Stutzman from Sour Lake, Texas, a town just to the west of Beaumont, shares the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's flooding rains. 

    A Facebook post originally posted by Tina Allison Stutzman from Sour Lake, Texas, a town just to the west of Beaumont, shares the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's flooding rains. 

  • I-10 W reopens at Texas state line

    I-10 W reopens at Texas state line

    Sunday, September 3 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-09-04 01:04:29 GMT
    Flooding in Houston (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)Flooding in Houston (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

    I-10 westbound is now open at the Texas state line due to flooding. The interstate was previously closed due to flooding in the area. 

    I-10 westbound is now open at the Texas state line due to flooding. The interstate was previously closed due to flooding in the area. 

  • Road, waterway closures in Acadiana due to Harvey

    Road, waterway closures in Acadiana due to Harvey

    Sunday, September 3 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-09-03 21:00:59 GMT

    Several roads are beginning to close due to rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey. 

    Several roads are beginning to close due to rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey. 

  • President Trump to arrive in Lake Charles via Air Force One

    President Trump to arrive in Lake Charles via Air Force One

    Sunday, September 3 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-09-03 04:13:10 GMT
    President Trump to arrive in Lake Charles via Air Force One / Todd J. Gillman via Dallas Morning NewsPresident Trump to arrive in Lake Charles via Air Force One / Todd J. Gillman via Dallas Morning News

    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited Houston and Lake Charles today to assess hurricane damage. 

    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited Houston and Lake Charles today to assess hurricane damage. 

  • BSEE Tropical Storm Harvey Activity Statistics Update: Sept. 2, 2017

    BSEE Tropical Storm Harvey Activity Statistics Update: Sept. 2, 2017

    Saturday, September 2 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-09-03 03:17:39 GMT
    drilling rig/ Courtesy: MGN Onlinedrilling rig/ Courtesy: MGN Online

    Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are re-boarding platforms and rigs to assesses their ability to resume normal operations following Tropical Storm Harvey.  

    Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are re-boarding platforms and rigs to assesses their ability to resume normal operations following Tropical Storm Harvey.  

  • Hurricane Harvey: How to get help

    Hurricane Harvey: How to get help

    Saturday, September 2 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-09-02 22:21:46 GMT

    The Lake Charles Police Department has partnered with Union Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Church of the King to assist local residents that were affected by Hurricane Harvey.  

    The Lake Charles Police Department has partnered with Union Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Church of the King to assist local residents that were affected by Hurricane Harvey.  

  • Lake Charles man killed in high-speed crash

    Lake Charles man killed in high-speed crash

    Saturday, September 2 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-09-02 22:13:44 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    A Lake Charles man is dead following a two-vehicle crash on I-10 West, reaching New Orleans. 

    A Lake Charles man is dead following a two-vehicle crash on I-10 West, reaching New Orleans. 

  • Gov. Edwards revisits mega-shelter in Alexandria

    Gov. Edwards revisits mega-shelter in Alexandria

    Saturday, September 2 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-09-02 19:54:56 GMT
    Gov. John Bel EdwardsGov. John Bel Edwards

    Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards traveled to Alexandria, Louisiana to tour the mega-shelter, housing displaced flood survivors. 

    Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards traveled to Alexandria, Louisiana to tour the mega-shelter, housing displaced flood survivors. 

  • Two dates announced for American Idol auditions canceled due to Harvey

    Two dates announced for American Idol auditions canceled due to Harvey

    Friday, September 1 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-09-01 19:22:02 GMT
    American Idol Logo / Courtesy of ABC EntertainmentAmerican Idol Logo / Courtesy of ABC Entertainment

    American Idol is coming back to television for a new season and producers are looking for talent from 19 different states.  

    American Idol is coming back to television for a new season and producers are looking for talent from 19 different states.  

  • LDWF agents have rescued more than 1,500 people in Texas, La.

    LDWF agents have rescued more than 1,500 people in Texas, La.

    Friday, September 1 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-09-01 18:52:51 GMT
    (Photo Courtesy: LDWF)(Photo Courtesy: LDWF)

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents have rescued a total of 1,505 people and 177 pets to date in Texas and Louisiana from flooded waters caused by Hurricane Harvey. 

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents have rescued a total of 1,505 people and 177 pets to date in Texas and Louisiana from flooded waters caused by Hurricane Harvey. 

  • MD Anderson back open next week

    MD Anderson back open next week

    Friday, September 1 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-09-01 18:03:16 GMT
    MD AndersonMD Anderson
    We've received a statement from MD Anderson’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer ad interim Karen Lu, M.D.: "Starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, MD Anderson Cancer Center plans for all clinics to be open and our care teams will be seeing scheduled patients. Currently, we are seeing patients on a limited basis in most of our 34 outpatient clinics. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, as well as surgery, started on Aug. 31, and will continue th...
    We've received a statement from MD Anderson’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer ad interim Karen Lu, M.D.: "Starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, MD Anderson Cancer Center plans for all clinics to be open and our care teams will be seeing scheduled patients. Currently, we are seeing patients on a limited basis in most of our 34 outpatient clinics. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, as well as surgery, started on Aug. 31, and will continue th...
  • State opens Alexandria mega shelter for Texas Harvey survivors

    State opens Alexandria mega shelter for Texas Harvey survivors

    Friday, September 1 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-09-01 05:20:20 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online

    The LSU AgCenter mega shelter in Alexandria opened to take in Texas survivors from Tropical Storm Harvey.

    The LSU AgCenter mega shelter in Alexandria opened to take in Texas survivors from Tropical Storm Harvey.

  • Blue Dog's Katrina edition re-released to help Harvey victims

    Blue Dog's Katrina edition re-released to help Harvey victims

    Friday, September 1 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-09-01 04:07:35 GMT
    George Rodrigue's "We Will Rise Again" / Courtesy: The George Rodrigue Foundation of the ArtsGeorge Rodrigue's "We Will Rise Again" / Courtesy: The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts

    A special edition Blue Dog print, once responsible for raising funds for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, is now being re-released to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

    A special edition Blue Dog print, once responsible for raising funds for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, is now being re-released to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

  • Saints fall short in final preseason game

    Saints fall short in final preseason game

    Thursday, August 31 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-09-01 03:51:00 GMT
    Saints QB Drew Brees (Courtesy: Advocate Staff Photo)Saints QB Drew Brees (Courtesy: Advocate Staff Photo)

    The New Orleans Saints lose to the Baltimore Ravens 14-13 in the final game of the preseason. 

    The New Orleans Saints lose to the Baltimore Ravens 14-13 in the final game of the preseason. 

  • Gas prices spiking as result of Harvey

    Gas prices spiking as result of Harvey

    Thursday, August 31 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-09-01 00:56:10 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    Gas prices could increase by 50 cents per gallon after Harvey slowed down production in the gulf.

    Gas prices could increase by 50 cents per gallon after Harvey slowed down production in the gulf.

  • Sperm Whale Stranded at Grand Isle

    Sperm Whale Stranded at Grand Isle

    Thursday, August 31 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-08-31 22:43:05 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: LDWFPhoto Courtesy: LDWF

    A female sperm whale found dead on a sandbar just off of Grand Isle Beach on Aug. 26 was the third sperm whale found stranded along the coast of Louisiana within the past year and the fifth stranding of this endangered species in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  

    A female sperm whale found dead on a sandbar just off of Grand Isle Beach on Aug. 26 was the third sperm whale found stranded along the coast of Louisiana within the past year and the fifth stranding of this endangered species in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  

  • Still awaiting trial for murder, Marksville officer traveled to Virgin Islands

    Still awaiting trial for murder, Marksville officer traveled to Virgin Islands

    Thursday, August 31 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-08-31 21:27:01 GMT
    Norris Greenhouse Jr.Norris Greenhouse Jr.

    Greenhouse has been called to court for a revocation hearing.

    Greenhouse has been called to court for a revocation hearing.

  • Louisiana National Guardsmen rescue citizens from nursing home

    Louisiana National Guardsmen rescue citizens from nursing home

    Thursday, August 31 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-08-31 18:40:56 GMT
    Credit: Sgt. Gregory StevensCredit: Sgt. Gregory Stevens

    Louisiana National Guardsmen from 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assist in rescuing elderly citizens from nursing home in Orange, Texas, August 30, 2017. 

    Louisiana National Guardsmen from 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assist in rescuing elderly citizens from nursing home in Orange, Texas, August 30, 2017. 

  • Coastal community one of hardest hit by Harvey

    Coastal community one of hardest hit by Harvey

    Thursday, August 31 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-08-31 16:47:49 GMT

    Rockport, a coastal community about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, was Hurricane Harvey's first target last week.

    Rockport, a coastal community about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, was Hurricane Harvey's first target last week.

  • Hunting and Fishing updates from LDWF

    Hunting and Fishing updates from LDWF

    Thursday, August 31 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-08-31 16:40:57 GMT
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries logoLouisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries logo

    The following are updates issued Thursday, August 31, 2017, on hunting and fishing changes and extension in the State of Louisiana. 

    The following are updates issued Thursday, August 31, 2017, on hunting and fishing changes and extension in the State of Louisiana. 

  • Southern gasoline pipeline to shut down due to Harvey

    Southern gasoline pipeline to shut down due to Harvey

    Thursday, August 31 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-08-31 15:54:58 GMT
    Photo: Derek Jensen / Wikimedia  / MGNPhoto: Derek Jensen / Wikimedia / MGN
    ATLANTA (AP) - Colonial Pipeline is shutting down a key line that supplies gasoline to the South due to refinery shutdowns and other impacts from Tropical Storm Harvey, meaning prices at the pump could rise even more in many states. The Georgia-based company expects to shut off the line Thursday, the company said in a statement. Colonial had already closed down its other main line, which transports diesel and aviation fuels. The pipeline, a crucial artery in the nation's fuel supply...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Colonial Pipeline is shutting down a key line that supplies gasoline to the South due to refinery shutdowns and other impacts from Tropical Storm Harvey, meaning prices at the pump could rise even more in many states. The Georgia-based company expects to shut off the line Thursday, the company said in a statement. Colonial had already closed down its other main line, which transports diesel and aviation fuels. The pipeline, a crucial artery in the nation's fuel supply...
  • All state offices open today

    All state offices open today

    Thursday, August 31 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-08-31 05:13:52 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that all state offices will be open Thursday, Aug. 31.

    Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that all state offices will be open Thursday, Aug. 31.

  • Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office heads to Port Arthur

    Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office heads to Port Arthur

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-08-31 03:34:07 GMT
    Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office heads to Port Arthur / Courtesy: Livingston Parish Sheriff's OfficeLivingston Parish Sheriff's Office heads to Port Arthur / Courtesy: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office

    The Livingston Parish sheriff and 20 of his deputies, along with volunteers, are traveling to Port Arthur, Texas, to assist in flood rescues and recovery.  

    The Livingston Parish sheriff and 20 of his deputies, along with volunteers, are traveling to Port Arthur, Texas, to assist in flood rescues and recovery.  

  • Good news! School is back in session

    Good news! School is back in session

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-08-31 01:43:34 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    Students will report to class in the following parishes tomorrow:  Lafayette Parish  Iberia Parish  Vermilion Parish schools will REMAIN CLOSED, but tomorrow they will make a decision tomorrow about Friday. 

    Students will report to class in the following parishes tomorrow:  Lafayette Parish  Iberia Parish  Vermilion Parish schools will REMAIN CLOSED, but tomorrow they will make a decision tomorrow about Friday. 

  • Coast Guard reminds civilians that drones are not permitted over flood-afflicted areas

    Coast Guard reminds civilians that drones are not permitted over flood-afflicted areas

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-08-30 21:59:34 GMT
    Photo courtesy: MGN OnlinePhoto courtesy: MGN Online

    Civilians are reminded that flying drones is prohibited in the Beaumont, Port Neches, Nederland, and Port Arthur, Texas, areas while search and rescue operations are underway following Hurricane Harvey.  

    Civilians are reminded that flying drones is prohibited in the Beaumont, Port Neches, Nederland, and Port Arthur, Texas, areas while search and rescue operations are underway following Hurricane Harvey.  

  • Tips to avoid fraud when making donations

    Tips to avoid fraud when making donations

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-08-30 20:24:18 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy: MGN Online

    The National Center for Disaster Fraud reminds the public to beaware of and report any instances of alleged fraudulent activity related to relief operations and funding for victims. 

    The National Center for Disaster Fraud reminds the public to beaware of and report any instances of alleged fraudulent activity related to relief operations and funding for victims. 

  • MD Anderson closed through Friday

    MD Anderson closed through Friday

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-08-30 18:12:01 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy: MGN Online

    We've received the following statement from MD Anderson’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer ad interim Karen Lu, M.D

    We've received the following statement from MD Anderson’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer ad interim Karen Lu, M.D

  • Governor Edwards gives update on Tropical Storm Harvey

    Governor Edwards gives update on Tropical Storm Harvey

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-08-30 17:10:37 GMT
    Governor Edwards receives updates on Tropical Storm Harvey / LA Governors FacebookGovernor Edwards receives updates on Tropical Storm Harvey / LA Governors Facebook

    Gov. John Bel Edwards will meet with the Unified Command Group (UCG) to receive updates on Tropical Storm Harvey at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). 

    Gov. John Bel Edwards will meet with the Unified Command Group (UCG) to receive updates on Tropical Storm Harvey at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). 

  • Harvey: State closes oyster-growing waters

    Harvey: State closes oyster-growing waters

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-08-30 15:28:04 GMT
    OystersOysters

    The state says the closure is a precautionary measure.

    The state says the closure is a precautionary measure.

  • LIST: Acadiana schools closed because of Harvey

    LIST: Acadiana schools closed because of Harvey

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-08-30 02:48:56 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    School closures for Wednesday, August 30, 2017. We'll continue to update this.

    School closures for Wednesday, August 30, 2017. We'll continue to update this.

  • UPDATE: 34-year Houston Police veteran drowns

    UPDATE: 34-year Houston Police veteran drowns

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-08-29 20:55:16 GMT
    Houston Police Sgt. Steve PerezHouston Police Sgt. Steve Perez

    A Houston police officer drowned in his patrol car in Harvey floodwaters, three department officials told the Houston Chronicle.

    A Houston police officer drowned in his patrol car in Harvey floodwaters, three department officials told the Houston Chronicle.

  • LDWF join in rescue efforts in Texas and Louisiana

    LDWF join in rescue efforts in Texas and Louisiana

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-08-29 20:29:10 GMT
    LDWF agents help rescue victims of Harvey in Texas and Louisiana / LDWFLDWF agents help rescue victims of Harvey in Texas and Louisiana / LDWF

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division says that they currently have 40 agents with 40 trucks and 40 vessels performing search and rescue missions in coordination with Texas Parks and Wildlife. 

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division says that they currently have 40 agents with 40 trucks and 40 vessels performing search and rescue missions in coordination with Texas Parks and Wildlife. 

  • Dove season opens Saturday with new hunting regulation

    Dove season opens Saturday with new hunting regulation

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 2:25 PM EDT2017-08-29 18:25:01 GMT
    LDWFLDWF

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding dove hunters that a new regulation governing the type of shot dove hunters may use on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and LDWF leased dove fields will be in effect for the 2017-18 hunting season. Dove season begins throughout Louisiana on Saturday (Sept. 2).

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding dove hunters that a new regulation governing the type of shot dove hunters may use on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and LDWF leased dove fields will be in effect for the 2017-18 hunting season. Dove season begins throughout Louisiana on Saturday (Sept. 2).

  • Harvey: Diverted ship traffic, delayed shipments impacting south Louisiana industry

    Harvey: Diverted ship traffic, delayed shipments impacting south Louisiana industry

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-08-29 18:24:07 GMT
    Flooding in Houston (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)Flooding in Houston (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

    South Louisiana's petrochemical corridor will almost certainly experience delays in shipments from Texas plants.

    South Louisiana's petrochemical corridor will almost certainly experience delays in shipments from Texas plants.

  • PHOTOS: Coast Guard rescue operations in Houston

    PHOTOS: Coast Guard rescue operations in Houston

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-08-29 17:24:30 GMT
    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland  U.S. Coast Guard District 8 PADET HoustonPhoto by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland U.S. Coast Guard District 8 PADET Houston

    The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area today.

    The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area today.

  • Governor Edwards gives update on Tropical Storm Harvey

    Governor Edwards gives update on Tropical Storm Harvey

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-08-29 17:06:27 GMT
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards / Courtesy of MGN OnlineLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards / Courtesy of MGN Online

    Gov. John Bel Edwards will meet with the Unified Command Group (UCG) to receive updates on Tropical Storm Harvey at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). 

    Gov. John Bel Edwards will meet with the Unified Command Group (UCG) to receive updates on Tropical Storm Harvey at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). 

  • VIDEOS: U.S. Coast Guard rescuing residents

    VIDEOS: U.S. Coast Guard rescuing residents

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-08-29 16:41:03 GMT

     Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews are evacuating Houston residents in flooded areas today. 

     Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews are evacuating Houston residents in flooded areas today. 

  • Interstate 10 closed or flooded in Texas

    Interstate 10 closed or flooded in Texas

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-08-29 15:47:37 GMT
    DriveTexas websiteDriveTexas website

    Interstate 10 is closed in multiple locations west of the state line. 

    Interstate 10 is closed in multiple locations west of the state line. 

  • Cajun Navy posts: We weren't attacked, we haven't "regrouped"

    Cajun Navy posts: We weren't attacked, we haven't "regrouped"

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-08-29 15:31:49 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    At least two Cajun Navy leaders have denied claims that they're regrouping or leaving Texas because some of the volunteers were shot at in Houston this week. One leader says the allegations are holding up her efforts to dispatch assistance to those in need. 

    At least two Cajun Navy leaders have denied claims that they're regrouping or leaving Texas because some of the volunteers were shot at in Houston this week. One leader says the allegations are holding up her efforts to dispatch assistance to those in need. 

  • Deadline extended for farm recovery grant

    Deadline extended for farm recovery grant

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-08-29 14:59:56 GMT
    (File photo of farmer)(File photo of farmer)

    The deadline to apply for the farm recovery grant program is now extended to Wednesday, September 6, 2017, as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

    The deadline to apply for the farm recovery grant program is now extended to Wednesday, September 6, 2017, as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

  • Cajun Navy member says he was shot at during news report of Houston flooding

    Cajun Navy member says he was shot at during news report of Houston flooding

    Monday, August 28 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-08-29 03:13:07 GMT

    As Harvey continues dumping rain on East Texas and the waters there continue to rise, people are starting to panic, rushing rescue boats and even shooting at them if they don't stop, a volunteer told CNN.

    As Harvey continues dumping rain on East Texas and the waters there continue to rise, people are starting to panic, rushing rescue boats and even shooting at them if they don't stop, a volunteer told CNN.

  • Cajun Navy gathers in Acadiana, heads for Texas

    Cajun Navy gathers in Acadiana, heads for Texas

    Monday, August 28 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-08-29 00:52:47 GMT
    Cajun Navy / KATCCajun Navy / KATC

    The Cajun Navy are making their way to Texas to help out those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its continuous deluge of rains.  

    The Cajun Navy are making their way to Texas to help out those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its continuous deluge of rains.  

  • LDWF: Check with HPD before you head to Houston

    LDWF: Check with HPD before you head to Houston

    Monday, August 28 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-08-28 22:03:51 GMT
    Volunteers with boats who would like to assist in the search and rescue effort in the Houston area are asked to call the Houston Police Department (HPD) at 713-881-3100. The HPD is coordinating search and rescue efforts in the city and is asking volunteers to call its office for directions and other information that will aid department efforts to manage the massive operation. Houston and other parts of southeast Texas have been inundated with more than 25 inches of rain from what is ...
    Volunteers with boats who would like to assist in the search and rescue effort in the Houston area are asked to call the Houston Police Department (HPD) at 713-881-3100. The HPD is coordinating search and rescue efforts in the city and is asking volunteers to call its office for directions and other information that will aid department efforts to manage the massive operation. Houston and other parts of southeast Texas have been inundated with more than 25 inches of rain from what is ...
  • FEMA extends deadline for August 2016 floods

    FEMA extends deadline for August 2016 floods

    Monday, August 28 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-08-28 21:05:05 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Flood victims now have until Dec. 31 to submit proof-of-loss claims.

    Flood victims now have until Dec. 31 to submit proof-of-loss claims.

  • LDWF agents assist in Texas rescues following Hurricane Harvey

    LDWF agents assist in Texas rescues following Hurricane Harvey

    Monday, August 28 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-08-28 18:49:54 GMT
    Image from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and FisheriesImage from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division has sent 40 agents with 40 trucks and 40 vessels to the Houston area to assist Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with Hurricane Harvey search and rescue efforts.  

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division has sent 40 agents with 40 trucks and 40 vessels to the Houston area to assist Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with Hurricane Harvey search and rescue efforts.  

  • Offshore update from BSEE

    Offshore update from BSEE

    Monday, August 28 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-08-28 18:22:41 GMT

    We've received the following update on offshore operations from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Hurricane Response Team

    We've received the following update on offshore operations from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Hurricane Response Team

  • Governor Edwards to update on Harvey, Louisiana impact

    Governor Edwards to update on Harvey, Louisiana impact

    Monday, August 28 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-08-28 17:26:20 GMT
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards / Courtesy of MGN OnlineLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards / Courtesy of MGN Online

    Governor John Bel Edwards is scheduled to hold a press conference on the current weather conditions in the State from Harvey. 

    Governor John Bel Edwards is scheduled to hold a press conference on the current weather conditions in the State from Harvey. 

  • Water released from Houston reservoirs to protect downtown

    Water released from Houston reservoirs to protect downtown

    Monday, August 28 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-08-28 15:51:19 GMT
    Flooding in Houston (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)Flooding in Houston (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

    Officials released more water Monday from Houston-area reservoirs overwhelmed by Harvey in a move aimed at protecting the city's downtown from devastating floods, but the release risked flooding thousands more homes, and the nation's fourth-largest city expected to get ...

    Officials released more water Monday from Houston-area reservoirs overwhelmed by Harvey in a move aimed at protecting the city's downtown from devastating floods, but the release risked flooding thousands more homes, and the nation's fourth-largest city expected to get ...

  • Evergreen police chief to stand trial for arson, slaying of second wife

    Evergreen police chief to stand trial for arson, slaying of second wife

    Monday, August 28 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-08-28 14:32:03 GMT
    Charles MayeuxCharles Mayeux

    Prosecutors allege that Charles Mayeux strangled his wife and then torched their home.

    Prosecutors allege that Charles Mayeux strangled his wife and then torched their home.

  • 2nd Amendment Weekend sales tax holiday

    2nd Amendment Weekend sales tax holiday

    Monday, August 28 2017 2:33 AM EDT2017-08-28 06:33:46 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    Louisiana hunters can take advantage of the 2017 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday happening this Labor Day Weekend Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3. 

    Louisiana hunters can take advantage of the 2017 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday happening this Labor Day Weekend Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3. 

  • Gov. Edwards requests federal emergency declaration

    Gov. Edwards requests federal emergency declaration

    Sunday, August 27 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-08-28 03:06:37 GMT

    Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting he declare an Emergency Disaster effective August 27, 2017, for the State of Louisiana as a result of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. 

    Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting he declare an Emergency Disaster effective August 27, 2017, for the State of Louisiana as a result of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. 

  • Cajun Navy in Houston for search and rescue

    Cajun Navy in Houston for search and rescue

    Sunday, August 27 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-08-28 02:17:26 GMT
    The roof of a gas station sits in flood waters in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Aransas Pass, Texas. AP Photo/Eric GayThe roof of a gas station sits in flood waters in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Aransas Pass, Texas. AP Photo/Eric Gay

    The Cajun Navy is in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to wreak havoc. 

    The Cajun Navy is in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to wreak havoc. 

  • Images of MD Anderson Cancer Center taking on water appear on social media sites

    Images of MD Anderson Cancer Center taking on water appear on social media sites

    Sunday, August 27 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-08-28 01:07:04 GMT
    MD Anderson Cancer Center / Courtesy: MGN OnlineMD Anderson Cancer Center / Courtesy: MGN Online

    All MD Anderson Cancer locations will remain closed for outpatient services and appointments, as well as surgeries, on Sunday, Aug. 27 and Monday, Aug. 28, due to severe weather in the Houston area. 

    All MD Anderson Cancer locations will remain closed for outpatient services and appointments, as well as surgeries, on Sunday, Aug. 27 and Monday, Aug. 28, due to severe weather in the Houston area. 

  • BSEE Tropical Storm Harvey Activity Statistics: August 27, 2017

    BSEE Tropical Storm Harvey Activity Statistics: August 27, 2017

    Sunday, August 27 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-08-27 23:10:29 GMT
    drilling rig/ Courtesy: MGN Onlinedrilling rig/ Courtesy: MGN Online

     Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in response to Tropical Storm Harvey.

     Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in response to Tropical Storm Harvey.

  • Humane Society of Louisiana evacuating animals from Texas and local shelters

    Humane Society of Louisiana evacuating animals from Texas and local shelters

    Sunday, August 27 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-08-27 22:56:47 GMT

    As Hurricane Harvey batters Texas - and with catastrophic rain and flooding still threatening coastal areas, including Louisiana -  the grassroots Humane Society of Louisiana has been tirelessly at work, evacuating and relocating homeless shelter animals in harm's way. 

    As Hurricane Harvey batters Texas - and with catastrophic rain and flooding still threatening coastal areas, including Louisiana -  the grassroots Humane Society of Louisiana has been tirelessly at work, evacuating and relocating homeless shelter animals in harm's way. 

  • Little League World Series

    Little League World Series

    Sunday, August 27 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-08-27 20:00:48 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online

    Due to sever weather in our area, KATC has cut into the Little League World Series. 

    Due to sever weather in our area, KATC has cut into the Little League World Series. 

  • USPS helps customers during TS Harvey

    USPS helps customers during TS Harvey

    Sunday, August 27 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-08-27 19:03:31 GMT
    U.S. Postal ServiceU.S. Postal Service

    Hold Mail is designed for customers who plan on occupying their homes within 30 days.

    Hold Mail is designed for customers who plan on occupying their homes within 30 days.

  • How to get help

    How to get help

    Sunday, August 27 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-08-27 18:19:21 GMT

    Resources in case of a weather emergency 

    Resources in case of a weather emergency 

  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing person

    Coast Guard suspends search for missing person

    Sunday, August 27 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-08-27 05:10:38 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online

    UPDATE: The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday for a missing man who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

    UPDATE: The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday for a missing man who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

  • Louisiana GOHSEP deploying emergency teams to Texas

    Louisiana GOHSEP deploying emergency teams to Texas

    Sunday, August 27 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-08-27 04:05:03 GMT
    Rockport home sliced in half from Hurricane Harvey / Courtesy: CNN via Faith RobinsonRockport home sliced in half from Hurricane Harvey / Courtesy: CNN via Faith Robinson

    The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has deployed two Emergency Management Assistance Compact, EMAC, Advance Team personnel to Texas in response to Tropical Storm Harvey.  

    The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has deployed two Emergency Management Assistance Compact, EMAC, Advance Team personnel to Texas in response to Tropical Storm Harvey.  

  • BSEE Hurricane Harvey Activity Statistics: August 26, 2017

    BSEE Hurricane Harvey Activity Statistics: August 26, 2017

    Saturday, August 26 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-08-27 03:58:34 GMT
    drilling rig / Courtesy: MGN Onlinedrilling rig / Courtesy: MGN Online

    The BSEE Hurricane Response Team continues to monitor Gulf of Mexico oil and gas activities. 

    The BSEE Hurricane Response Team continues to monitor Gulf of Mexico oil and gas activities. 

  • Gov. Edwards, command group to meet for press conference

    Gov. Edwards, command group to meet for press conference

    Saturday, August 26 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-08-27 01:56:28 GMT
    Gov. John Bel EdwardsGov. John Bel Edwards

    Gov. John Bel Edwards is meeting with a modified Unified Command Group (UCG) to receive updates on Hurricane Harvey at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). 

    Gov. John Bel Edwards is meeting with a modified Unified Command Group (UCG) to receive updates on Hurricane Harvey at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). 

  • Judge says 1 Harvey death confirmed in Rockport

    Judge says 1 Harvey death confirmed in Rockport

    Saturday, August 26 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-08-27 01:49:07 GMT
    Damage in Rockport, TX courtesy Jeff Piotrowski via CNNDamage in Rockport, TX courtesy Jeff Piotrowski via CNN

    An Aransas County judge also says 12 to 14 people were injured by Harvey.

    An Aransas County judge also says 12 to 14 people were injured by Harvey.

  • Whale washes ashore Grand Isle beach

    Whale washes ashore Grand Isle beach

    Saturday, August 26 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-08-27 00:17:51 GMT
    Whale washed ashore on Grand Isle / Courtesy: Landen PillaroWhale washed ashore on Grand Isle / Courtesy: Landen Pillaro

    A sperm whale was discovered washed ashore on Grand Isle this morning. 

    A sperm whale was discovered washed ashore on Grand Isle this morning. 

  • Tornado touches down in Cameron Parish

    Tornado touches down in Cameron Parish

    Saturday, August 26 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-08-26 21:40:56 GMT
    Tornado touches down in Hackberry, Cameron Parish / Courtesy: Robby TrahanTornado touches down in Hackberry, Cameron Parish / Courtesy: Robby Trahan

    A tornado touched down in Cameron Parish earlier this afternoon, causing a trailer to flip on its side as Tropical Storm Harvey lingers over east Texas. 

    A tornado touched down in Cameron Parish earlier this afternoon, causing a trailer to flip on its side as Tropical Storm Harvey lingers over east Texas. 

  • Menacing Harvey starts to move ashore along Texas Gulf Coast

    Menacing Harvey starts to move ashore along Texas Gulf Coast

    Friday, August 25 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-08-26 03:15:47 GMT

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Hurricane Harvey began moving into Texas late Friday, bringing the fierce winds and torrential rain whose forecast earlier sent tens of thousands of residents fleeing a wide swath of the state's Gulf Coast in hopes of escaping its wrath.    

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Hurricane Harvey began moving into Texas late Friday, bringing the fierce winds and torrential rain whose forecast earlier sent tens of thousands of residents fleeing a wide swath of the state's Gulf Coast in hopes of escaping its wrath.    

  • BSEE Hurricane Harvey Activity Statistics: August 25, 2017

    BSEE Hurricane Harvey Activity Statistics: August 25, 2017

    Friday, August 25 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-08-26 02:29:50 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    The BSEE Hurricane Response Team continues to monitor Gulf of Mexico oil and gas activities. 

    The BSEE Hurricane Response Team continues to monitor Gulf of Mexico oil and gas activities. 

  • All lanes open in Lobdell following vehicle fire

    All lanes open in Lobdell following vehicle fire

    Friday, August 25 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-08-25 22:24:56 GMT

    Update: All lanes are open, but there is a three mile back-up on I-10 East.

    Update: All lanes are open, but there is a three mile back-up on I-10 East.

  • Price gouging laws in effect

    Price gouging laws in effect

    Friday, August 25 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-08-25 20:01:11 GMT
    Photo: Derek Jensen / Wikimedia  / MGNPhoto: Derek Jensen / Wikimedia / MGN

    With the Governor declaring a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Harvey making landfall, Attorney General Jeff Landry encourages Louisiana consumers to be conscious of price gouging.  

    With the Governor declaring a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Harvey making landfall, Attorney General Jeff Landry encourages Louisiana consumers to be conscious of price gouging.  

  • Cleco prepares for potential impact of Hurricane Harvey

    Cleco prepares for potential impact of Hurricane Harvey

    Friday, August 25 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-08-25 18:55:18 GMT
    Cleco LogoCleco Logo

    Cleco says they are closely monitoring the predicted path of Hurricane Harvey and are ready with resources to respond.

    Cleco says they are closely monitoring the predicted path of Hurricane Harvey and are ready with resources to respond.

  • Red Snapper fishing likely to continue through Labor Day

    Red Snapper fishing likely to continue through Labor Day

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-08-25 04:52:02 GMT
    red snapperred snapper

    Based on the latest LA Creel landings data and this weekend's weather forecast, LDWF biologists anticipate the red snapper season will remain open through Labor Day.   

    Based on the latest LA Creel landings data and this weekend's weather forecast, LDWF biologists anticipate the red snapper season will remain open through Labor Day.   

  • Coast Guard identifies missing man out of Port Fourchon

    Coast Guard identifies missing man out of Port Fourchon

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-08-25 04:34:19 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online

    UPDATE: The Coast Guard has identified the man who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon. 

    UPDATE: The Coast Guard has identified the man who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon. 

  • Booth's Grocery store still standing despite weather

    Booth's Grocery store still standing despite weather

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-08-25 04:07:54 GMT
    Booth's Grocery in Grand ChenierBooth's Grocery in Grand Chenier

    Booth's Grocery is still standing since being rebuilt in 2008.

    Booth's Grocery is still standing since being rebuilt in 2008.

  • Evacuation issued for some parts of Louisiana as 'Harvey' approaches

    Evacuation issued for some parts of Louisiana as 'Harvey' approaches

    Thursday, August 24 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-08-25 00:52:34 GMT

    The Cameron Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness has issued a mandatory order of evacuation for all areas south of the Intracoastal Water Way as of 6:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017.

    The Cameron Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness has issued a mandatory order of evacuation for all areas south of the Intracoastal Water Way as of 6:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017.

  • HHS: Take action before Hurricane Harvey to protect your health, safety

    HHS: Take action before Hurricane Harvey to protect your health, safety

    Thursday, August 24 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-08-24 21:35:36 GMT
    Courtesy: CNNCourtesy: CNN

    With Hurricane Harvey forecasted to affect your area, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) encourages local residents to take the following actions to protect their health during and after the storm: 

    With Hurricane Harvey forecasted to affect your area, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) encourages local residents to take the following actions to protect their health during and after the storm: 

  • Gulf evacuations underway, BSEE reports

    Gulf evacuations underway, BSEE reports

    Thursday, August 24 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-08-24 21:04:58 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in preparation for Tropical Storm Harvey, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Hurricane Response Team. 

    Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in preparation for Tropical Storm Harvey, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Hurricane Response Team. 

  • St. James council narrowly approves needed permit for Bayou Bridge

    St. James council narrowly approves needed permit for Bayou Bridge

    Thursday, August 24 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-08-24 20:49:49 GMT
    The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would impact about 454 acres of jurisdictional wetlands and 42 acres of other Waters of the U.S.The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would impact about 454 acres of jurisdictional wetlands and 42 acres of other Waters of the U.S.

    Residents near the pipeline's end-point are alarmed by the company's track record. There's also no escape route from their homes.

    Residents near the pipeline's end-point are alarmed by the company's track record. There's also no escape route from their homes.

  • Gov. Edwards declares state of emergency

    Gov. Edwards declares state of emergency

    Thursday, August 24 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-08-24 19:57:32 GMT

    Governor John Bel Edwards is holding a press conference on Hurricane Harvey. 

    Governor John Bel Edwards is holding a press conference on Hurricane Harvey. 

  • Shreveport woman accused of stealing liquor turns self in

    Shreveport woman accused of stealing liquor turns self in

    Thursday, August 24 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-08-24 19:13:47 GMT
    Sekonie Jones / Shreveport PoliceSekonie Jones / Shreveport Police

    The woman accused of theft after being seen on surveillance stealing liquor from a Shreveport store has turned herself in. 

    The woman accused of theft after being seen on surveillance stealing liquor from a Shreveport store has turned herself in. 

  • Gator relocated from Slidell home

    Gator relocated from Slidell home

    Thursday, August 24 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-08-24 18:02:37 GMT
    Gator captured in Slidell home, relocated / Slidell PoliceGator captured in Slidell home, relocated / Slidell Police

    A three-foot alligator was removed from a home in Slidell over the weekend.  

    A three-foot alligator was removed from a home in Slidell over the weekend.  

  • Today in History for Aug. 24, 2017

    Today in History for Aug. 24, 2017

    Thursday, August 24 2017 10:42 AM EDT2017-08-24 14:42:53 GMT
    Damage from Hurricane Andrew in Florida (Photo courtesy: National Weather Service)Damage from Hurricane Andrew in Florida (Photo courtesy: National Weather Service)

    On August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing $30 billion in damage. Andrew made its second landfall in Louisiana as a Category 3 storm on August 26. 

    On August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing $30 billion in damage. Andrew made its second landfall in Louisiana as a Category 3 storm on August 26. 

  • Coast Guard rescues man in the gulf

    Coast Guard rescues man in the gulf

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-08-23 23:54:26 GMT
    Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee, U.S. Coast Guard District 8Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee, U.S. Coast Guard District 8

    The Coast Guard rescued a person in the water approximately 25 miles west of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Wednesday.

    The Coast Guard rescued a person in the water approximately 25 miles west of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Wednesday.

  • Cameron Parish schools, jamboree are on

    Cameron Parish schools, jamboree are on

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-08-23 22:46:15 GMT
    ALL schools in Cameron Parish will be in session Thursday, said Superintendent Charles Adkins. Also, the  Football Jamboree will proceed as planned, Adkins said. 
    ALL schools in Cameron Parish will be in session Thursday, said Superintendent Charles Adkins. Also, the  Football Jamboree will proceed as planned, Adkins said. 
  • Academy recalls crawfish kits due to fire hazard

    Academy recalls crawfish kits due to fire hazard

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-08-23 21:26:35 GMT
    Photo courtesy: AcademyPhoto courtesy: Academy

    Academy recalls crawfish kits with strainer due to fire hazard Academy Sports + Outdoors has recalled crawfish kits with strainer due to fire hazard 

    Academy recalls crawfish kits with strainer due to fire hazard Academy Sports + Outdoors has recalled crawfish kits with strainer due to fire hazard 

  • Shreveport Police looking for woman seen on surveillance stealing liquor

    Shreveport Police looking for woman seen on surveillance stealing liquor

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-08-23 17:35:25 GMT
    Woman caught on surveillance stealing liquor from Shreveport store / Caddo CrimestoppersWoman caught on surveillance stealing liquor from Shreveport store / Caddo Crimestoppers

    Shreveport Police are asking for assistance in identifying the person seen in this video stealing liquor from a store.  

    Shreveport Police are asking for assistance in identifying the person seen in this video stealing liquor from a store.  

  • Louisiana baby found under interstate overpass; suspect says God told him to do it

    Louisiana baby found under interstate overpass; suspect says God told him to do it

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-08-23 15:09:03 GMT
    Minden - Press HeraldMinden - Press Herald

    MINDEN, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man is accused of aggravated kidnapping after a 2-month-old boy was found abandoned under an interstate overpass, authorities said Tuesday.      

    MINDEN, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man is accused of aggravated kidnapping after a 2-month-old boy was found abandoned under an interstate overpass, authorities said Tuesday.      

  • 3 guilty in Texas, Louisiana rare turtles trafficking case

    3 guilty in Texas, Louisiana rare turtles trafficking case

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-08-22 22:26:40 GMT
    File photo of alligator snapping turtle. (Photo courtesy: Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries)File photo of alligator snapping turtle. (Photo courtesy: Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries)

    Investigators say three men have pleaded guilty in a scheme to sell dozens of rare alligator snapping turtles caught during Texas fishing trips and hauled to Louisiana.

    Investigators say three men have pleaded guilty in a scheme to sell dozens of rare alligator snapping turtles caught during Texas fishing trips and hauled to Louisiana.

  • LA Hwy 10 Crash Kills One

    LA Hwy 10 Crash Kills One

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-08-22 21:57:41 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online
    Earlier today a crash on LA Hwy 10 involving two vehicles killed a 54 year-old driver, identified as Timothy W. Phillips. Phillips was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected during the crash. Troopers responded to the crash at LA Hwy 10 east of Pitkin around 9:45 this morning. The crash involved a 1995 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Timothy W. Phillips and a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by 23 year-old Cameron R. Smith of Pitkin. Smith wa...
    Earlier today a crash on LA Hwy 10 involving two vehicles killed a 54 year-old driver, identified as Timothy W. Phillips. Phillips was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected during the crash. Troopers responded to the crash at LA Hwy 10 east of Pitkin around 9:45 this morning. The crash involved a 1995 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Timothy W. Phillips and a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by 23 year-old Cameron R. Smith of Pitkin. Smith wa...
  • FEMA leader meets with Louisiana governor amid storm worries

    FEMA leader meets with Louisiana governor amid storm worries

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-08-22 21:17:53 GMT
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards / Courtesy of MGN OnlineLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards / Courtesy of MGN Online

    The leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency traveled to Louisiana to discuss the state's ongoing recovery from last year's damaging flooding, as officials eye the threat of another storm. 

    The leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency traveled to Louisiana to discuss the state's ongoing recovery from last year's damaging flooding, as officials eye the threat of another storm. 

  • Volunteers wanted for International Coastal Cleanup

    Volunteers wanted for International Coastal Cleanup

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-08-22 16:10:28 GMT
    Photo courtesy: MGN OnlinePhoto courtesy: MGN Online

    The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Nicholls State University (NSU) are asking for volunteers for their upcoming beach cleanup at Elmer's Island on Saturday, September 16, 2017. 

    The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Nicholls State University (NSU) are asking for volunteers for their upcoming beach cleanup at Elmer's Island on Saturday, September 16, 2017. 

  • Saints v Texans preseason game to air on KATC

    Saints v Texans preseason game to air on KATC

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:56 AM EDT2017-08-22 14:56:42 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    The Saints will take on the Texans this weekend in preseason play at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. 

    The Saints will take on the Texans this weekend in preseason play at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. 

  • Register for a free car seat

    Register for a free car seat

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-08-22 00:21:04 GMT
    MGN onlineMGN online

    University Medical Center in New Orleans is offering free car seats. People in need can register for the seats, which will be provided on a first-come, first serve basis. Each region of the state will receive about 80 seats.  Once you register, you should expect a response. The seats will be delivered Sept. 18, 22 and 23.  Here's the link to register: http://www.umcno.org/injuryprevention   

    University Medical Center in New Orleans is offering free car seats. People in need can register for the seats, which will be provided on a first-come, first serve basis. Each region of the state will receive about 80 seats.  Once you register, you should expect a response. The seats will be delivered Sept. 18, 22 and 23.  Here's the link to register: http://www.umcno.org/injuryprevention   

  • Woman arrested after 22-month-old boy is kidnapped in New Orleans

    Woman arrested after 22-month-old boy is kidnapped in New Orleans

    Monday, August 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-08-21 22:08:46 GMT

    A woman has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 22-month-old boy who was reported missing in Louisiana and later found safe.

    A woman has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 22-month-old boy who was reported missing in Louisiana and later found safe.

  • Baby who was reported kidnapped is found safe under interstate overpass in Minden

    Baby who was reported kidnapped is found safe under interstate overpass in Minden

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:18:12 GMT
    Minden - Press HeraldMinden - Press Herald

    A Minden man is facing a charge of aggravated kidnapping after reportedly taking an infant from his home and leaving him under a bridge in Minden, LA.   

    A Minden man is facing a charge of aggravated kidnapping after reportedly taking an infant from his home and leaving him under a bridge in Minden, LA.   

  • Man arrested in fatal boating incident in Calcasieu Parish

    Man arrested in fatal boating incident in Calcasieu Parish

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:37:24 GMT
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries logoLouisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries logo

    Wildlife and Fisheries agents in Calcasieu Parish have arrested a man in the fatal boating incident Sunday that killed an 8-year-old boy.  

    Wildlife and Fisheries agents in Calcasieu Parish have arrested a man in the fatal boating incident Sunday that killed an 8-year-old boy.  

  • Wounded congressman says return based on doctors' advice

    Wounded congressman says return based on doctors' advice

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:12:34 GMT
    Rep. Steve Scalise / Courtesy of MGN OnlineRep. Steve Scalise / Courtesy of MGN Online

    The Louisiana congressman shot at a baseball practice in mid-June is telling colleagues that his return to the Capitol will be based on his doctors' advice and a date has not yet been determined. 

    The Louisiana congressman shot at a baseball practice in mid-June is telling colleagues that his return to the Capitol will be based on his doctors' advice and a date has not yet been determined. 

  • VIDEO: LSU officially announces new mascot, Mike VII

    VIDEO: LSU officially announces new mascot, Mike VII

    Monday, August 21 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-08-21 17:11:59 GMT
    Mike VIIMike VII

    According to a twitter post, LSU has officially named it's new mascot. Harvey the 11-month old tiger, who made his debut at the school last week, has officially been named Mike VII. 

    According to a twitter post, LSU has officially named it's new mascot. Harvey the 11-month old tiger, who made his debut at the school last week, has officially been named Mike VII. 

  • Improvement grants available to poor-performing La. schools

    Improvement grants available to poor-performing La. schools

    Monday, August 21 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-08-21 16:53:11 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Louisiana has launched a $20 million annual effort to improve poor-performing public schools. 

    Louisiana has launched a $20 million annual effort to improve poor-performing public schools. 

  • Solar energy tax credit deadline Aug. 31

    Solar energy tax credit deadline Aug. 31

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-08-21 13:08:17 GMT

    Thursday, August 31 will be the last day that Louisiana taxpayers can claim tax credits for qualifying solar energy systems purchased and installed for residents on or before December 31, 2015. 

    Thursday, August 31 will be the last day that Louisiana taxpayers can claim tax credits for qualifying solar energy systems purchased and installed for residents on or before December 31, 2015. 

  • UPDATE: 1 child dead, 1 injured in boat accident on Sabine River

    UPDATE: 1 child dead, 1 injured in boat accident on Sabine River

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:33 AM EDT2017-08-21 09:33:27 GMT
    Boat AccidentBoat Accident

    A single-vessel boating accident on the Sabine River near Niblett's Bluff Park Sunday evening has resulted in two children being seriously injured, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries tells KPLC.  

    A single-vessel boating accident on the Sabine River near Niblett's Bluff Park Sunday evening has resulted in two children being seriously injured, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries tells KPLC.  

  • AP Analysis: Edwards' tax changes still shaking out

    AP Analysis: Edwards' tax changes still shaking out

    Sunday, August 20 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-08-21 02:47:03 GMT
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards / Courtesy of MGN OnlineLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards / Courtesy of MGN Online
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than a year ago, Gov. John Bel Edwards enacted a sweeping set of changes to a 70-year-old lucrative property tax break program for manufacturing facilities in Louisiana, which had been criticized as rubber-stamped giveaways with too few strings attached. The rewrite was aimed at steering the incentive to facilities that will create jobs and that are backed by local communities. Forty-seven tax break applications for certain additions to existing faciliti...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than a year ago, Gov. John Bel Edwards enacted a sweeping set of changes to a 70-year-old lucrative property tax break program for manufacturing facilities in Louisiana, which had been criticized as rubber-stamped giveaways with too few strings attached. The rewrite was aimed at steering the incentive to facilities that will create jobs and that are backed by local communities. Forty-seven tax break applications for certain additions to existing faciliti...
  • UPDATE: All lanes open on Interstate 10 WESTBOUND near Grosse Tete

    UPDATE: All lanes open on Interstate 10 WESTBOUND near Grosse Tete

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:50:24 GMT
    DOTD photoDOTD photo

    Interstate 10 WESTBOUND is closed near the Grosse Tete exit, state officials say. 

    Interstate 10 WESTBOUND is closed near the Grosse Tete exit, state officials say. 

  • High-speed chase on I-20 leads to standoff

    High-speed chase on I-20 leads to standoff

    Saturday, August 19 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-08-20 03:20:43 GMT
    High-speed chase on I-20 leads to standoff / Courtesy: KTBSHigh-speed chase on I-20 leads to standoff / Courtesy: KTBS

    A stand-off along I-20 in east Texas leaves eastbound traffic at a standstill, according to KTBS. 

    A stand-off along I-20 in east Texas leaves eastbound traffic at a standstill, according to KTBS. 

  • Hundreds gather in New Orleans amid Charlottesville violence

    Hundreds gather in New Orleans amid Charlottesville violence

    Saturday, August 19 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-08-19 22:12:52 GMT
    Large crowd chants after arriving in Jackson Square during "Take 'Em Down NOLA" march / Courtesy: The New Orleans AdvocateLarge crowd chants after arriving in Jackson Square during "Take 'Em Down NOLA" march / Courtesy: The New Orleans Advocate

    Video courtesy of The New Orleans Advocate Large crowds marched in New Orleans this afternoon, condemning the violence stemming from a recent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, The Advocate reports. 

    Video courtesy of The New Orleans Advocate Large crowds marched in New Orleans this afternoon, condemning the violence stemming from a recent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, The Advocate reports. 

  • Louisiana wildlife agent shot in traffic stop back on patrol

    Louisiana wildlife agent shot in traffic stop back on patrol

    Saturday, August 19 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-08-19 20:56:40 GMT
    LDWF agent Tyler Wheeler / Courtesy of LDWFLDWF agent Tyler Wheeler / Courtesy of LDWF

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An enforcement agent for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries who was shot in a January traffic stop is back at work.   

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An enforcement agent for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries who was shot in a January traffic stop is back at work.   

  • No glasses? Here are ways to view the solar eclipse safely

    No glasses? Here are ways to view the solar eclipse safely

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:28:14 GMT
    Science Museum shows how to make solar eclipse viewer / KATCScience Museum shows how to make solar eclipse viewer / KATC

    The solar eclipse will be visible next week on Monday, August 21 across North America.  

    The solar eclipse will be visible next week on Monday, August 21 across North America.  

  • Shrimp season opened for the fall in Louisiana waters

    Shrimp season opened for the fall in Louisiana waters

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:04:44 GMT
    Shrimp season opened for Fall map / LDWFShrimp season opened for Fall map / LDWF

    Fall shrimp season in Louisiana is now officially open for the Fall.  

    Fall shrimp season in Louisiana is now officially open for the Fall.  

  • LSP Gaming Troopers investigate casino theft scheme

    LSP Gaming Troopers investigate casino theft scheme

    Friday, August 18 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-08-18 19:07:18 GMT
    Allan Arana / LSPAllan Arana / LSP

    A man accused of cheating a Baton Rouge casino out of money has been arrested, warrants for two more have been issued. 

    A man accused of cheating a Baton Rouge casino out of money has been arrested, warrants for two more have been issued. 

  • DOTD encourages travel safety during solar eclipse

    DOTD encourages travel safety during solar eclipse

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:25 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:25:44 GMT
    (Photo courtesy: MGN Onliine)(Photo courtesy: MGN Onliine)

    As many people prepare to view the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to be safe and pay extra attention when traveling on the roadways. 

    As many people prepare to view the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to be safe and pay extra attention when traveling on the roadways. 

  • New Orleans OKs emergency funds for drainage crisis

    New Orleans OKs emergency funds for drainage crisis

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:58:06 GMT
    Courtesy: WGNO via Monika KoziczCourtesy: WGNO via Monika Kozicz

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans City Council on Thursday approved requests for emergency cash to help clean and repair thousands of drainage catch basins, hoping to prevent future flooding the likes of which took many residents by surprise earlier this month.   

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans City Council on Thursday approved requests for emergency cash to help clean and repair thousands of drainage catch basins, hoping to prevent future flooding the likes of which took many residents by surprise earlier this month.   

  • Louisiana deft refinancing estimated to save state $54M

    Louisiana deft refinancing estimated to save state $54M

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:42:54 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has refinanced $377 million in debt, saving the state millions in annual payments by getting a lower interest rate.    

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has refinanced $377 million in debt, saving the state millions in annual payments by getting a lower interest rate.    

  • Charges filed in 2016 "Warrior Dash" incident

    Charges filed in 2016 "Warrior Dash" incident

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:45:03 GMT
    Courtesy The AdvocateCourtesy The Advocate
    Five people have been charged in connection with the collapse of an obstacle at the 2016 Warrior Dash Louisiana event that injured nearly two dozen participants. The five were charged following an investigation by the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office and the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The incident occurred on October 8, 2016 at the West Feliciana Sports Complex in St. Francisville where ...
    Five people have been charged in connection with the collapse of an obstacle at the 2016 Warrior Dash Louisiana event that injured nearly two dozen participants. The five were charged following an investigation by the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office and the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The incident occurred on October 8, 2016 at the West Feliciana Sports Complex in St. Francisville where ...
  • Governor releases first ideas for budget cuts

    Governor releases first ideas for budget cuts

    Thursday, August 17 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-08-17 18:11:14 GMT
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards / Courtesy of MGN OnlineLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards / Courtesy of MGN Online
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s safety-net hospitals, public colleges and local sheriffs housing state prisoners could face cuts, while the opening of Louisiana’s new youth prison facility could be delayed, if the state’s income projections come up short this year. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration presented its first ideas for up to $60 million in cuts it would suggest if Louisiana faces a midyear deficit. The three-page spreadsheet was sent to ...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s safety-net hospitals, public colleges and local sheriffs housing state prisoners could face cuts, while the opening of Louisiana’s new youth prison facility could be delayed, if the state’s income projections come up short this year. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration presented its first ideas for up to $60 million in cuts it would suggest if Louisiana faces a midyear deficit. The three-page spreadsheet was sent to ...
  • Red snapper fishing continues

    Red snapper fishing continues

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-08-17 16:17:17 GMT
    LDWFLDWF

    Louisiana anglers find themselves looking at yet another weekend of red snapper fishing as catch numbers are more than 250,000 pounds below the state’s self-imposed limit for 2017. 

    Louisiana anglers find themselves looking at yet another weekend of red snapper fishing as catch numbers are more than 250,000 pounds below the state’s self-imposed limit for 2017. 

  • 5 1/2 foot rattlesnake found in New Orleans area

    5 1/2 foot rattlesnake found in New Orleans area

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-08-17 16:06:05 GMT

    A five and a half foot rattlesnake was pulled from underneath a home in New Orleans East  Wednesday by Gulf Coast Wildlife removal.  

    A five and a half foot rattlesnake was pulled from underneath a home in New Orleans East  Wednesday by Gulf Coast Wildlife removal.  

  • Tangipahoa crash leaves two-year-old dead

    Tangipahoa crash leaves two-year-old dead

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-08-17 15:48:55 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online
    A two-year-old boy died in a Wednesday night crash in Tangipahoa Parish, State Police say. Troopers were called to a crash on La 10 at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, a Troop L spokesman said.  Kaleb Dyson of Kentwood died in the crash, he said.  Troopers believe the crash happened when a large group of choir members were standing in the parking lot of the Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church on La. 10. Dyson ran south from the parking lot toward the highway, toopers say. His ...
    A two-year-old boy died in a Wednesday night crash in Tangipahoa Parish, State Police say. Troopers were called to a crash on La 10 at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, a Troop L spokesman said.  Kaleb Dyson of Kentwood died in the crash, he said.  Troopers believe the crash happened when a large group of choir members were standing in the parking lot of the Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church on La. 10. Dyson ran south from the parking lot toward the highway, toopers say. His ...
  • Council accepting applications for Ad Hoc Red Snapper, Grouper-Tilefish IFQ Advisory Panel

    Council accepting applications for Ad Hoc Red Snapper, Grouper-Tilefish IFQ Advisory Panel

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-08-17 15:04:02 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY:  NOAAPHOTO COURTESY: NOAA

    Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Ad Hoc Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program (IFQ) Advisory Panel
    Application Deadline is 5:00 pm EST, September 8, 2017

    Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Ad Hoc Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program (IFQ) Advisory Panel
    Application Deadline is 5:00 pm EST, September 8, 2017

  • New law for dove hunters

    New law for dove hunters

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:19:06 GMT
    LDWFLDWF

    A new law is now in effect for dove hunters. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), you can now only hunt dove using a number six shot or smaller, non-toxic shot shells. 

    A new law is now in effect for dove hunters. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), you can now only hunt dove using a number six shot or smaller, non-toxic shot shells. 

  • A new baby moves in at LSU

    A new baby moves in at LSU

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-08-16 20:55:02 GMT
    Harvey, who may turn out to be Mike VIIHarvey, who may turn out to be Mike VII

    It’s move-in day at LSU, and while students are moving into their residence halls, another new prospective member of the LSU community is also moving in this week – a possible new tiger mascot. 

    It’s move-in day at LSU, and while students are moving into their residence halls, another new prospective member of the LSU community is also moving in this week – a possible new tiger mascot. 

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