78 school districts not compliant with safety measures, says Texas official

In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today urged school districts across Texas to review their safety plans and implored districts that have not submitted their school safety plans to make doing so

Second person dies following semi involved wreck near Ruston

A second person has died following a major, two-vehicle crash involving a semi last week near Ruston. At 11:30 p.m., on Thursday, state troopers responded to a wreck on Interstate 20, about 12 miles west of Ruston.

Ted Cruz congratulates Scott on South Carolina Senate appointment

U.S. Sen.-elect Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued the following statement:

WARNING: Company scamming East Texans

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today revealed that the State is investigating a fraudulent tax return scheme and warned East Texas residents to avoid recruiters from Syam Tax Services LLC.

Century old Louisiana church destroyed in early morning fire

A century old church located in Bogalusa went up in flames over the weekend. The three-alarm blaze completely destroyed the building.

Suspect in identity theft sought by police

Authorities have released a photo of the woman who is believed to have defrauded a local business.

stocks look fatigue

Fiscal-cliff fatigue has weighed on investors these past few weeks, but the ongoing talks in Washington remain in focus as 2012 creeps to a close.

Syria and Palestine Civil War

Syrian warplanes bombarded a densely populated Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Sunday amid clashes there, opposition activists said.

Boehner Fiscal Cliff

House Speaker John Boehner has offered to include higher tax rates on the wealthiest Americans as part of a deficit-reduction deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, a source close to the talks confirmed to CNN on Saturday.

Connecticut School Shooting Lanza's Bullets

Adam Lanza had "hundreds of bullets" from "multiple magazines" for the three weapons he carried during Friday's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance said Sunday.