Outdoor recreation spending hot in the Ark-La-Tex

They call it the "Sportman's Paradise" for a reason. Spending on outdoor recreation is heating up in the Ark-La-Tex.

Nine border patrol stations to close; 41 agents to move to posts closer to borders

Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Attorney general defends opposition to proposed Texas voter ID law

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday the Justice Department blocked a proposed Texas voter identification law because it would "be harmful to minority voters."

Man calls police on his dealer after being sold fake crack cocaine

HOUMA, LA — It’s not too often people call police for assistance after being duped during an illegal transaction. However, it does happen and in this case, it landed both men involved behind bars.

Texas named America’s top state for business

AUSTIN – Texas is America’s Top State for Business 2012, according to CNBC’s sixth-annual study that scored all 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness.

Crime Stoppers seeking tips in ETX bank robbery

The Northeast Texas Area Crime Stoppers and the Daingerfield Police Department needs your help to solve this crime of the week.

Couple found shot dead in Baton Rouge apartment

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently investigating a double homicide that happened earlier this morning.

LSU Tiger Marching Band named to Huffington Post’s ‘Best Marching Bands for 2011-12’ list

BATON ROUGE, LA — “The Golden Band from Tigerland” recently received yet another national recognition, as the world renowned LSU Tiger Marching Band has been included in a top ten list of “The Best Marching Bands for 201

Texas community absorbs 10 inches of rain in a few hours

A community just outside of Austin, Texas, was pounded by about 10 inches of rain over a few hours early Tuesday, causing flash floods and leaving at least 15 residences surrounded by water, a Texas emergency management official told CNN.

Wrong kinds of bats flying at Fair Grounds Field

For the first time in decades, there's no baseball team playing at Fair Grounds Field this summer. That's after the Shreveport-Bossier Captains moved to Laredo, following lagging game attendance.