Experts: Holiday-Related Scams Can Ruin Seasonal Cheer

From bogus charities to identity theft to Web sites selling purportedly authentic wares, consumers can quickly lose their seasonal cheer unless basic preventative steps are taken.

Detective wounded in shootout with alleged robber

SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport police detective exchanged gunfire with a man who allegedly tried to rob a Capital One bank branch and both the officer and suspect were shot. The shootout happened in the 4200 block of Mansfield Road after the robbery of

Holiday gas going up

SHREVEPORT - Gas prices are going up just in time for the holiday season. Officials say in the Shreveport Bossier area right now, prices are at $2.50 a gallon. The national average is at $2.33.

The Black Friday Survival Guide

If you're girding up to venture into the wilds of Mall Country in search of gadget bargains on Black Friday, here are some tips to keep in mind.

Iran Warns Protesters They Risk Kidnapping by Israel

Nearly six months after contested presidential elections sparked widespread violent anti-government demonstrations, Iran's security forces are warning citizens that political protesters are in danger of being kidnapped - by Israel

Weak Consumer Spending, Rising Unemployment Snag Recovery

The economy is not growing as fast as the government first thought and the recovery still faces significant obstacles, including households nervous about spending and rising unemployment.

Words of Trapped 'Coma' Man Draw Skepticism

Helped by a therapist, Rom Houben's outstretched finger tapped with surprising speed on a computer touchscreen, spelling out how he felt "alone, lonely, frustrated" in the 23 years he was trapped inside a paralyzed body.

Health Care Dollars and Sense

Gov't-run insurance plan has taken heat in health debate, but many smaller reform bill proposals are sopping up tax dollars without much scrutiny — and they add up

Ponzi schemist behind bars

LOUISIANA - Louisiana businessman, Matthew Pizzolato, is accused of running a ponzi scheme and was arrested Friday. Prosecutors say he duped 160 investors out of nearly 20 million dollars. They claim he used the money to buy cars, cruises and

4 Men Indicted for Alleged Plot to Support Hezbollah

A grand jury in Philadelphia has indicted four men for an alleged plot to support the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah.