Louisiana News

Woman convicted in pit bull attack
A state district judge found a 21-year-old woman guilty of criminal negligence for an April 2012 incident in which her pit bull attacked an 8-year-old girl.
Woman strikes driver, student on school bus
Police booked a 32-year-old woman with cruelty to a juvenile after she allegedly went on a school bus and slapped a child.
Firearms training group forming in Lafourche
A firearms organization for women is being formed in Lafourche Parish to promote training and safety.
Longtime Saints announcer to lead parade with son
An annual Halloween parade in New Orleans' French Quarter will be led by the longtime stadium announcer for the New Orleans Saints - Jerry Romig -and by Romig's son Mark, who took over the announcing duties this year.
Legislature plans flood insurance meeting
The Legislature's insurance committees have scheduled a Wednesday meeting to discuss what can be done to help residents facing skyrocketing flood insurance increases.
Bike path opens on New Orleans river levee
After years planning and 11 months of construction, a 2-mile bike and pedestrian path has opened along the Mississippi River levee in the city's Algiers area.
Louisiana suspect says pipe bombs were for fishing
A suspect charged with possessing explosives told police that the homemade pipe bombs that caused the evacuation of eight homes in Carencro were intended for fishing.
Ex-Halliburton manager pleads guilty
A former Halliburton manager has pleaded guilty to destroying evidence after the rig explosion that spawned BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Monks win final round in casket sales dispute
Benedictine monks have won the final round in their lawsuit to keep selling caskets from their monastery outside New Orleans.
Rapides inmate escapes from work detail
Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies are searching for a 28-year-old inmate who escaped from a work detail.
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