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  • Dash-Cam Video Released of Rep. Badon's DWI Arrest

    June 22, 2011 12:20 AM

    Following a public records request, Louisiana State Police released the dash-cam video from the night state Rep. Bobby Badon, D-Carencro, was arrested and charged with DWI. The arrest was made back in January, 2010, when Badon was initially pulled over for improper lane usage. Last week, however, District Judge... more »
  • Jindal Budget Criticism Comes from GOP

    May 29, 2011 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The opposition party isn't the only one giving Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal fits these days. It's his own GOP. Conventional wisdom would have suggested Republican takeovers of both the House and Senate would have given Jindal an easier path for passage of his legislative agenda... more »
  • Congressional Redistricting: What it Means for Acadiana

    April 14, 2011 12:02 AM

    With a few hours to spare in the special session, state lawmakers reached a compromise on congressional redistricting that would shrink the state's seven districts down to six. "It's probably not the best situation, but knowing that we were going down to the number six, the most important and... more »
  • Tuition Hikes Worry Louisiana Students

    March 14, 2011 11:50 PM

    Criticism quickly followed Governor Bobby Jindal's newly released budget plan. One red flag is tuition hikes for Louisiana colleges. Included in Jindal's new budget is a spending provision of $98 million dollars which Jindal hopes state colleges will get through tuition hikes. "I don't like it, I really... more »
  • Man dies weeks after being cleared in 1979 killing

    November 9, 2010 10:05 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has died less than two months after his name was cleared in the case. Bobby Ray Dixon died Sunday after suffering from lung and brain cancer. He was 53.... more »
  • Body Pulled From Water ID'd as Missing Man

    September 8, 2010 3:21 PM

    A man reported missing after leaving a Breaux Bridge casino, has been found dead. At approximately 11:40 a.m. Wednesday morning, a resident cutting grass on Seafood Lane in Lafayette, called in a report of a body that was located in the Vermilion River. He was found near the Lafayette-St.... more »
  • Manslaughter Indictment

    July 30, 2010 6:26 PM

    There are new developments in the death of a St. Landry Parish toddler. 25 year old Napoleon Prudhomme was indicted this week for the manslaughter of 2 year old Marla Keys. The incident happened nearly three months ago, when Prudhomme was watching his girl friend's child. According to reports... more »
  • House Committee Backs Gov. Jindals Education Bill

    May 7, 2010 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A House committee has backed one of Gov. Bobby Jindal's signature education bills that would let public schools function more like charter schools, allowing them to waive state laws and education policies. The bill by Bossier City Rep. Jane Smith would let school superintendents apply for... more »
  • Bobby Jindal Nominates Lieutenant Governor

    April 26, 2010 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is nominating his natural resources secretary, Scott Angelle, to serve as lieutenant governor. If approved by lawmakers, Angelle will take over the office after Mitch Landrieu leaves next week to become the mayor of New Orleans. The appointment will last until either... more »
  • Sheriff Warns of Scam in St. Landry Parish

    March 22, 2010 3:34 PM

    Sheriff Bobby Guidroz is warning the public about a new scam in St. Landry Parish. The scammers call residents, claiming to work for the local court system. The caller tells you that you've failed to report for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for... more »
  • Man's Body and Vehicle Pulled from River

    March 17, 2010 7:26 PM

    A Melville man drives straight into the Atchafalaya River. His vehicle and body were retrieved Wednesday afternoon. Billy Duplechain, 24, loved life. "He was a ham, he always wanted to be famous, be either a wrestler or somebody special. He always wanted attention, but this was a bad way to... more »
  • Sheriff's probe clears deputy in brutality case

    February 23, 2010 8:44 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy is back at work after an internal investigation cleared him of a police brutality charge. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said on Monday, while Deputy William D. McCauley Jr. may still be facing a malfeasance charge from his time as a Eunice... more »
  • Gov. Daniels flies Saints flag for Super Bowl bet

    February 17, 2010 12:29 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is flying a New Orleans Saints flag outside his Statehouse office after losing a friendly Super Bowl wager with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Daniels' office says in a statement that the flag went on display Tuesday in the Statehouse atrium, where it will... more »
  • Jindal sends Saints flag to Indiana governor

    February 11, 2010 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has sent his Indiana counterpart a New Orleans Saints flag to fly at that state's capitol building, as part of a Super Bowl bet. In a letter sent Wednesday, Jindal told Gov. Mitch Daniels that he looks forward to receiving a... more »
  • State Representative Bobby Badon Apologizes After OWI Citation

    January 19, 2010 7:17 PM

    UPDATE: State Representative Bobby Badon issued a written apology after he was cited with OWI Monday night. Statement from Bobby Badon : I apologize for my actions of January 18,2010 which resulted in my arrest for a misdemeanor charge, driving while under the influence. I excerised poor judgment... more »
  • Sheriff Kops & Kids Hunting & Fishing Club All Girls campout

    January 15, 2010 12:16 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz announced today Sheriff Kops & Kids Hunting & Fishing Club will have an 'All Girls' campout the weekend of January 23rd, 2010 at the Washington, Louisiana campsite. The weekend counselors will be commissioned female officers and volunteer female counselors from the community. ... more »
  • Budget cut plans due Friday

    January 8, 2010 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Cost-cutting plans for state agencies are due to Gov. Bobby Jindal's fiscal office by Friday evening. Among the newest plans to be announced, the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism won't open six swimming pools at state parks this summer and will close two... more »
  • Saints Defensive End Bobby McCray Arrested For DWI

    December 29, 2009 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray was arrested early Tuesday and charged with driving while intoxicated and other counts, police said. Police spokesman Gary Flot says McCray was stopped by an officer who saw him speeding about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was booked into Orleans... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received new equipment

    December 23, 2009 3:34 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz announced today Department Investigators have new equipment to use in their fight against crime in St. Landry Parish. Under a grant from the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the department has purchased over $12,000 dollars in specialized forensic... more »
  • Jindal Marks Groundbreaking for Widening of Final Segment for La. 28

    December 16, 2009 2:49 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal marked the groundbreaking for the widening of the final segment of La. 28 from the Vernon Parish line to La. 121 in Rapides Parish, which he called a critical corridor for Central Louisiana, Ft.Polk and the country's national security efforts. Governor Jindal said,... more »
  • Governor Jindal Announces Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee

    December 1, 2009 10:09 AM

    Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee. The Respiratory Care Advisory Committee serves to advise the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners on issues affecting applicants for licensure and... more »
  • 53 parishes declared natural disaster

    November 30, 2009 3:41 PM

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has declared 53 parishes as primary natural disaster areas and ten parishes as contiguous disaster areas due to a combination of disasters including a severe drought and excessive rainfall that caused production losses for farmers throughout the state.... more »
  • Price gouging statute in effect during State of Emergency

    November 9, 2009 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.-- Governor Bobby Jindal's state of emergency declaration during Tropical storm Ida also puts into effect Louisiana's price gouging law. Some residents in the southern most parts of the state may have to evacuate as the storm approaches. As residents heed the warnings to fill up their cars... more »
  • Governor Bobby Jindal Says State Preparing for Tropical Storm Ida

    November 9, 2009 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference, following a meeting of the State's Unified Command Group, which assembled to prepare state response efforts for the threat of Tropical Storm Ida. Governor Jindal said, "We saw this storm move up to hurricane status over the weekend... more »
  • Gov. Jindal Announces a $30 Million Commitment for LSU's New Business Education Complex

    November 5, 2009 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference today to make two announcements: a commitment of $30 million in capital outlay funds for LSU's new business education complex and $303.7 million in collections for the 2009 Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program, surpassing initial estimates for collections. $30 Million... more »
  • DHH tackles the Medicaid budget shortfall

    November 3, 2009 12:14 PM

    Being faced with a $308 million budget shortfall in the Medicaid Program is serious, and the Administration has had to make tough, strategic decisions to ensure that core programs within Medicaid remain intact to protect critical healthcare services for those in need. On behalf of the Louisiana Hospital Association... more »

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