Audit: Louisiana elderly office needs leadership

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision not to replace the fired head of his Office of Elderly Affairs for nearly three years has lessened the effectiveness of the agency’s mission to help the elderly, according to an audit released Monday.

Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

FERGUSON, Mo. — Smoke billowed from charred buildings as daylight broke over Ferguson on Tuesday and revealed the fallout from the rage that erupted after the announcement that a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer for killing

Boustany visits Fort Polk, pushes for growth

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., R-La., visited Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center for the first time on Monday and said he was “committed” to continue to lobby for funding for the installation.

Early Thanksgiving for youth achievers

Students with Foreman-Reynaud Community Center’s Youth Achievers Program got to enjoy their turkey and dressing a few days early during a special Thanksgiving meal on Monday.

LC woman indicted on murder charge

A Lake Charles woman was indicted on a second-degree murder charge Thursday in the August shooting death of her boyfriend.

Onzeletta Marie Washington, 33, is accused of killing Joseph Lamont Blue, 29, at their home at 2510 Hodges St. on Aug. 8.

Washington called authorities to report the shooting, reportedly saying Blue had been “hitting on” her. She said she shot

US Supreme Court declines hearing

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeals of two women who were convicted of killing one of their husbands on a lonely road south of Lake Charles.

Carol Noland Saltzman, 47, and Robyn Little Davis, 52, were convicted of second-degree murder in May 2012 in the death of