Local women's shelter devastated by budget cuts

The state government has said that women's shelters across the state are getting a big cut to their budgets, which could mean fewer services for victims who need it.

Teachers' union dismayed by report praising Louisiana education reforms

Louisiana came in first in the country in a new report about education reform. But educators have mixed opinions over whether or not that top ranking is a good thing.

Bayou Corne residents file petition with White House

People living in Bayou Corne want the White House to step in and help save their community. They've started a petition online asking for the President to declare the area a federal disaster zone and send in federal aid.

Study group will look at security and mental health issues when studying safety in schools

With the Newtown shootings fresh in their minds a governmental study group has been formed to look at the safety of schools in our state.

Porch-sitting could lead to West Nile

2012 was a bad year for West Nile virus here in Louisiana with close to 400 cases total. And the contributing factors are almost as numerous as the cases themselves.

Local clinic combatting record flu season with free vaccinations

Flu season has arrived in Louisiana and already a record number of cases have been reported. To combat an outbreak of this serious disease, Stanocola Clinic is offering free flu shots with a tour of its facility.

EBRSO: Large fight inside Mall of Louisiana

UPDATE:  The Sheriff's office said all juveniles are being diverted to BJ's and Bravo's Restaurants to be picked up by parents.

Texas Brine takes legal action against DNR order

The Texas Brine Company wants a judge to put a stop to part of the orders handed down by the Commissioner of Conservation.

Bayou Corne residents disheartened by Texas Brine legal battle with the state

Residents in Bayou Corne are spoke Friday after reports Texas Brine is taking the state to court. The company filed a petition of injunction against the state of Louisiana in district court at the end of December.

1,500 new jobs headed to Shreveport with opening of Elio Motors manufacturing plant

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that Elio Motors plans to assemble new vehicles at the former General Motors Shreveport plant. Elio Motors Inc.