#1 For New Country
Oil Hits $70 Per Barrel But La. Oil And Gas Industry Still Struggles
Oil prices in the U.S. have climbed over the $70 mark for the first time since 2014.
Firefighter Sets Fire To His Home Injuring Disabled Wife
The State Fire Marshal has arrested a Richland Parish volunteer firefighter in connection with a mobile home fire that injured his medically disabled wife.
Bill To Train, Equip Cajun Navy For Disaster Response Passes
The state House approves legislation that supporters say will help the Cajun Navy and other volunteer groups have a greater impact during disasters.
Acadiana Family Claims $56 Million Powerball Jackpot
For the second time in the last five months, an Acadiana area family has claimed a Powerball jackpot.
LA Revenue Shortfall Declines By $346 Million?
The state's Revenue Estimating Conference estimates the fiscal cliff may not be as steep as earlier expected.
Edwards: End Regular Session Early To Address Fiscal Cliff
Republican leadership says they are in favor of a special session because the numbers don’t quite add up.
Teacher Gun Bill Fails In House Committee
Lawmakers debated more than two hours over the issue that was killed in committe on a 7-9 vote.
NAACP Wants A Grand Jury Hearing In Sterling Shooting
Several protesters marched into Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office on Monday demanding a grand jury look at the evidence from the Alton Sterling investigation.
Louisiana Set To Overhaul Voting Booths
Secretary of State Tom Schedler says the new machines will function much like the older ones, but feature newer, crisper screens and be easy to set up.
Max Gruver Act Passes House Committee
The House Criminal Justice passed the Max Gruver Act without objection today which will make hazing a felony crime in Louisiana.
Flu Season Finally Easing Up In Louisiana
State Immunization Director Dr. Frank Welch credits an aggressive flu shot drive for the drop in influenza cases.
Bill To Fight School Bullying Heads To Senate
The bill gives teachers a wide leniency to teachers to “take all steps deemed necessary” to the bullying, including involving the police, and personally restraining the offending student.