Golden Nugget casino set to open in Lake Charles

The Golden Nugget is coming to Louisiana. The property, which is the last to acquire a gaming license from Louisiana, is expected to open next year. 

Ten La. inmates graduate from sign language program

Ten inmates have taken their time behind bars and turned it into something positive. Today, they graduated from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Sign Language Interpreter Program.

Inmate escapes from Natchitoches Parish Prison

An inmate escaped from the Natchitoches Parish Prison last night and officials need your help to locate him.

More performers confirmed for 2013 Voodoo Fest lineup

More performers have been added to mark the 15th anniversary of Voodoo Fest. Formally known as the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, the festival will be held Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans' City Park.

Community support needed for Dixie Girls Softball World Series

Volunteers are needed during the Dixie Girls Softball World Series, to be held in Alexandria, August 2-8, 2013. The tournament includes all five age divisions, under the Dixie Softball organization, accounting for 60 teams.

“AXE COP” saves the day!

Axe Cop, one of two new quarter-hour Animation Domination High-Def&

Bear escapes narrow encounter with power pole

A female bear that had become enamored with the dumpster behind the Sonic Drive-In is lucky to be alive after a harrowing rescue from the top of a power pole.

Intoxicated man enters closed restaurant; steals bag of taco shells because he was 'hungry'

A Metairie man has been arrested after breaking into a Baton Rouge Taco Bell while they were closed and stealing food items because he was intoxicated and hungry.

Tropical Storm Dorian forms in eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Dorian formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, with winds sustained around 50 mph Wednesday morning.

SU Football 2013 Preview: A New Dawn Approaches

After salvaging the 2012 season by posting a 4-5 record which included wins over Jackson State, Florida A&M and Grambling, Dawson Odums proved he deserved the chance to resurrect Southern’s football program.