Sean Payton suspended for a year for bounty program

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) — The NFL has suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton for the 2012 season for his involvement in the bounty program that paid players for injuring opposing players.

Vernon Parish cleaning up after storms soak residents

LEESVILLE, La (Leesville Daily Leader) — Editor's Note: This is a developing story. Changes may be made from the original story.

Sections of Vernon Parish roadways closed due to flooding

LEESVILLE, La (Leesville Daily Leader) — UPDATE 9:38 a.m. — The following sections of roads are still closed due to flooding, according to the DOTD:

Ark-La-Tex prepares for heavy flooding

SHREVEPORT, La (KMSS) -- Ark-La-Tex residents are prepping for a heavy downpour today that could result in major flooding.

Lottery announces final Saints Second-Chance drawing deadline

BATON ROUGE, La — The Louisiana Lottery is calling all Saints fans to mail in any remaining nonwinning $5 New Orleans Saints 2011 scratch-off tickets for its final second-chance drawing to win a 2012 Saints Prize Package, including season

"World's Ugliest Dog" dies

Yoda, a 15 year-old female Chinese Crested and Chihuaua mix, who won last year's "World's Ugliest Dog" competition, died in her sleep on Saturday night, March 10.

Jermaine Jones disqualified from "AMERICAN IDOL"

HOLLYWOOD, Calif -- During Wednesday night’s performance show, it was revealed that American Idol top 12 finalist Jermaine Jones from Pine Hill, N.J

Russell Brand arrested for simple criminal damage in New Orleans

Russell Brand was just arrested by Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office for Simple Criminal Damage.

Tigers blank Northwestern State, 13-0

BATON ROUGE, La -- No. 10 LSU capitalized on a seven-run fifth inning and used nine pitchers to shut out Northwestern State, 13-0, on Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.

Saints Name Henry Ellard as Wide Receivers Coach

NEW ORLEANS, La -- The New Orleans Saints announced today that the club has named former NFL star wide receiver and 12-year coaching veteran Henry Ellard as the team’s wide receivers coach.