IRS Eyed for Health Care Enforcer

Health care bill expected to require nearly all Americans to have insurance — and prove it on their tax returns

Team set to respond to hazardous weather

LOUISIANA - The governor's office of Homeland Security and Emergency Prepardness has activated its Crisis Action Team to monitor and respond to winter weather hazards. The team will be in constant communication with the National Weather Service, a

Publisher Renames Conrad Classic 'N-word of the Narcissus'

A Netherlands-based publisher has reprinted Joseph Conrad's 'The Nigger of the Narcissus' as 'The N-word of the Narcissus,' a blatant act of censorship, critics say.

Man dies of swine flu

SHREVEPORT - Health officials say another person has died from the swine flu in Louisiana. The state death total now sits at 41 people. Officials say the swine flu vaccine is now available to everyone in the state.

Gunman Believed Dead After Killing 3 at Mo. Workplace

A longtime employee at a St. Louis power company opened fire upon arriving to work Thursday morning, fatally wounding three people before apparently killing himself

Obama Backs Senate's Tax on 'Cadillac' Health Plans

In a meeting at the White House, Obama expressed his preference for the insurance tax contained in the Senate's health overhaul bill, Democratic aides said

School closings

SHREVEPORT - The following schools and organizations will be closed on Thursday, January 7, 2010. SCHOOLS: American School of Business in Shreveport Bossier Parish Caddo Parish Calvary Baptist Academy & Daycare Cedar Creek school in Ruston C

Protection or Profiling?

Heightened airport security measures receive backlash from Muslim groups who say they trigger racial profiling• Nigerian Indicted in Airline Bomb Attempt

Shelters expect more people with drop in temperature

SHREVEPORT - Local homeless shelters are gearing up for an influx people with temperatures dropping below freezing. Several shelters in the area say they have been full since December. Under normal conditions, workers at some area shelters say