Over 425,000 fans attend 44th annual Jazz Fest in New Orleans

More than 425,000 fans attended the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell.

LSU-A Lady Generals Softball plays Reinhardt in NAIA Opening Round Game 2

The LSUA Lady Generals will take on the Reinhardt (Ga.) Lady Eagles on Monday in Game 2 of the 2013 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round, hosted by Belhaven University.

Budget debate pushed back to Friday on the House floor

Legislators were scheduled to continue budget talks Thursday, but legislators have decided to push that budget debate back until Friday. Representatives are still working out negotiations on HB1 and should start the debate process Friday.

Jason Smith is proud to be New Orleans Pelican

New Orleans Pelicans forward-center Jason Smith said he’s ready to put on his blue, red, and gold for his first season as a Pelican.

Alexandria Mall announces program to curb unsupervised youth

Alexandria Mall announced a new program and policy on Tuesday to curb unsupervised youths visiting the mall on Friday and Saturday nights.

‘Make something good come from my death’: May 9 declared Louisiana Gray Day

Thursday, May 9, 2013 will be the first Louisiana Gray Day in honor of a man who died from brain cancer in 2010. “The last thing he asked his family to do was to make something good come from his death.”

Hutco to pay overtime back wages following U.S. Labor Dept. investigation

Hutco Inc., a major industrial services employment agency, has agreed to pay $1,916,850 in back wages to 2,267 employees assigned to client work sites throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. An investigation conducted by the U.S.

LSU Women’s Powerlifting club brings home fourth National Championship

The LSU Women’s Powerlifting Club took home its fourth national championship at the USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals on April 20 in Killen, Texas. The team has previously won championships in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

Law to ban social media while driving gains support from lawmakers

A bill that bans accessing social media sites while driving is gaining more support at the Capitol. The House Committee on Transportation and Highways is passing on a bill that came through the senate without issues.

Escaped Natchitoches prison inmate captured in Mississippi

A Department of Corrections Inmate who escaped from the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on Thursday afternoon has been captured near Jackson, Mississippi according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.