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Woman jailed for insurance fraud

SHREVEPORT - The state police say a lie on an insurance form landed a woman in jail. They say Paulette Carter tried to get an extra $2,000 from her insurance company after her roof collapsed in Hurricane Gustav. The 51-year old is now in a Livi

Health care bill passes Senate

WASHINGTON - In its first Christmas Eve vote since 1895, senators passed the health care bill with a vote of 60 to 39. The legislation will now head back to the house.

Toy Company's Cartoon Riles Global Warming Skeptics

Global warming skeptics are blasting Build-A-Bear Workshop for being anything but soft and cuddly, accusing the well-known toy company of trying to indoctrinate young children with a series of videos warning of the effects of climate change.

U.S. Dad, Son Reunited in Brazil After 5-Year Battle

A Brazilian family delivered a 9-year-old boy to his American father in Brazil on Thursday, ending a five-year custody battle.

Daylong Va. Post Office Standoff Ends Peacefully

A daylong standoff at a small-town Virginia post office ended peacefully with three hostages being released and a suspect who came out of the building in a wheelchair in custody, police said late Wednesday.

Police welcome new 'officers'

SHREVEPORT - The Shreveport police welcomed two new officers to the force on Thursday. The new recruits Thor and Hercules are black Percheron horses who will be used to help bulk up downtown patrols.

Police: 5 People Held Hostage Inside Virginia Post Office

Authorities in Wytheville are dealing with a hostage situation at the town's post office.

Officer on leave after domestic dispute

SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport police officer is accused of domestic violence. The Shreveport Times reports the Alain Jones, a 14-year veteran, allegedly beat his wife Monday night. Jones is currently on paid administrative leave.

American Airlines Jet Crashes at Jamaica Airport

An American Airlines flight carrying 154 people skidded across a Jamaican runway in heavy rain, bouncing across the tarmac and injuring more than 40 people before it stopped just short of the Caribbean Sea, officials and witnesses said.

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Says North Korea Feeling Pressure

Tough U.N. sanctions are putting pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.