Authorities searching Oakdale area for clues in disappearance of pregnant woman

Authorities are searching an area on Matthew Street in Oakdale that they believe may contain clues in the 2011 disappearance of a woman who went missing in 2011.

Concerned Vernon parents host anti-Common Core town hall meeting

Evelyn Smith is worried about the way her grandchildren and nieces and nephews are being educated.

“I’m just concerned about the future. It reminds me of some classes I took before about communism,” she said, referring to

Archaeologist says proposed SCT&E plant site may encroach on Civil War cemetery

A major LNG plant proposal for Cameron Parish met a veritable monkey wrench Thursday, with the revelation that the project, as planned, may encroach on a Civil War burial ground.

Louisiana Supreme Court urged to rule in same-sex marriage

NEW ORLEANS — Lawyers on both sides of a same-sex marriage case have urged Louisiana's Supreme Court to rule on the matter even though the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to do so by June.

Lawyers for the state want the court to overturn a state judge's ruling that Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. An attorney for the state told the justices Thursday that state courts need to weigh in ahead of the expected U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Basketball might be relevant again at LSU

BATON ROUGE — There had been some hints before.

And you always have to resist the urge to rush to judgment with LSU basketball.

There have even been a few false alarms in recent years.

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. — With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez