New Roads receives $25K for disaster recovery

The Disaster Recovery unit of the Louisiana Office of Community Development (LOCD) awarded a $25,000 grant to the city of New Roads to create a comprehensive plan that will help the local community recover from the Gustav/Ike hurricanes.

LSU reports an all-time high graduation rate

LSU President and Chancellor, F. King Alexander, announced that the university’s six-year graduation rate is 69.1 percent, which is an all time high. The rate is up from last year’s 66.7 percent.

Consumer Alert: 25K bike brakes recalled

More than 25K bike brakes are being recalled because they can "fail." The company Sram is recalling hydraulic road rim brakes and hydraulic road disc brakes.

Golden Globes: Gabourey Sidibe wins best comeback

Walking the red carpet is basically like walking a tightrope in front of your harshest critics, but Gabourey Sidibe has handled hers with class.

Congressional leaders back $1 trillion spending bill

Shaking off three years of partisan freeze, Republicans and Democrats unveiled a $1.012 trillion spending deal Monday night that would roll back some spending cuts, raise federal worker pay and have a surprisingly broad effect on Americans'

High prices for NFL playoff games causes controversy

Both the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have earned the right to play the NFL conference championship games this weekend at home.

Dad's texting to daughter sparks argument, fatal shooting in movie theater

It started with a father sending text messages to his daughter during the previews of a movie.

White Castle man dies in Donaldsonville crash

A 51-year-old man died in a car crash in Donaldsonville. Louisiana State Police say Ronald J. Skinner, of White Castle, died when his car drifted off the road way and crashed into a utility pole.

Flu season may be heading toward peak

An additional 10 states reported widespread seasonal flu activity last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2.3 million children have a long-term jobless parent

More than 2.3 million children currently live with a long-term unemployed parent.