LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A state judge has sentenced a Walker woman to 12 years in prison following her manslaughter conviction in the death of her 15-month-old daughter. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux tells The Advocate in a news release that 29-year-old Johnnie Garner pleaded guilty to the crime Oct. 24.... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - AMC network is rewarding its new zombie drama "The Walking Dead" with life for a second season after just two episodes have aired. The series premiered Halloween night as an instant hit, drawing 5.3 million viewers. The second episode, which aired Sunday, was seen by 4.7... more »
VENICE, La. (AP) - Feed the Children is teaming up with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to help 2,800 families affected by the BP oil spill. Payton and some of his fellow Saints coaches, as well as country music artist Sammy Kershaw, were scheduled to be in Venice on... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A private school in Shreveport is ordered to cancel scores for some eighth-grade students who were given Louisiana's high-stakes tests a week before the state's official testing date. The Times reports that Evangel Christian Academy must also pay $350 per student to cover the costs of... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is getting $5 million from the block grant aid given to Louisiana by oil giant BP for response to the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC gave Louisiana a $25 million grant for cleanup and response efforts. Gov.... more »
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting applications for a lottery drawing for fishing permit access to the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) between March 15 and Aug. 15, 2010.
A total of 100 permits will be issued following the lottery drawing and winning... more »
In Gueydan, the multi-purpose building at Jesse Owens Elementary has a new name, the Jonathan Williams multi-purpose building. A school board member requested the building be named after Williams, who died suddenly at his home in October. Williams served as principal of the school for ten years.