Gulf Coast hopes for post-spill boom from retirees

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – For all the oil spill claims and cleanup work by BP, retirees from the North may be the best survival bet for some Gulf Coast resort towns this winter.

Stocks slide on worries over Korea, European debt

NEW YORK – Stocks sank during Friday's shortened session as jittery traders were afraid to commit to any holdings ahead of the weekend amid lingering uncertainty surrounding Europe's debt troubles and North Korea's war threats

Steele on thin ice at helm of Republican Party

WASHINGTON – A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according to Associated Press interviews w

NKorea warns region is on brink of war

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea – North Korea warned Friday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war, and appeared to launch its own artillery drills within sight of an island it showered wi

US cracks down on fake pot as public health hazard

WASHINGTON – Cracking down on fake pot, the government began emergency action Wednesday to outlaw five chemicals used in herbal blends to make synthetic marijuana.

Bossier armed robbery task forces prepare for holidays

Similar to the task force that the Shreveport Police Department have already implemented, the Bossier City Police Department and Bossier Sheriff's Office will begin their armed robbery task force Friday as holiday shopping begins.

Storms, not airport security, slow holiday travel

BISMARCK, N.D. – A planned boycott of airport security scanners was a bust, but holiday travelers in the western U.S. had to contend with a chaotic mix of snow, sleet and ice.

World stocks mostly higher, euro steadies

LONDON – World stocks mostly rose Thursday following an upbeat finish on Wall Street before the Thanksgiving break in the U.S., but the euro failed to get much of a boost amid concerns that Europe's debt crisis could soon embroil Port

Sheriff's office targets underage alcohol sales

The Caddo Sheriff's Office Youth Services Division conducted an operation Tuesday targeting businesses who sell alcohol to underage customers. Thirty-six businesses in Caddo Parish were checked for compliance with state laws.

Police catch man stealing from tire store

Bossier City police caught a suspect burglar overnight after he broke into a tire store.