Democrats launch attack on insurer exemption

WASHINGTON — The long-simmering tension between insurers and congressional Democrats is erupting into open warfare, with lawmakers stepping up their push to revoke a key federal protection for the insurance industry. Sen.

Streets flooded in New Orleans

New Orleans — Heavy rain flooded the streets of New Orleans Monday. Roads were left underwater as the thunderstorms rolled through. Officials say some neighborhoods got three inches of rain in less than an hour. Policed reported rescui

Billboards over the limit

Bossier City — An ordinance limiting billboards has many companies up in arms and considering legal action. The controversial ordinance would eliminate almost two-thirds of billboards in Bossier City. After years and stacks of complaints,

Eagle Scout Suspended for Keeping Pocketknife in Car

A 17-year-old Eagle Scout in upstate New York has been barred from stepping foot on school grounds for 20 days for keeping a 2-inch pocketknife locked in a survival kit in his car — a gift given to him by his grandfather, a police chief in a nearby t

Assistant DA resigns after arrest

MINDEN— The Webster Assistant District Attorney Sherb Sentell resigned Friday. Officials say Sentell was arrested last week on charges of domestic abuse and battery and public intimidation after physicially assulting his wife at the Horshoe

USS New York Makes Trip From New Orleans to N.Y.

The USS New York is heading to its namesake city on its maiden voyage Tuesday morning.

Plan B for Iran? U.S. Speeds Delivery of Bunker-Buster

Pentagon officials acknowledge the largest non-atomic bomb is intended to blow up nuke sites like those in Iran• U.S., Russia Positions on Iran Nukes 'Coincide'

Sharpton, Jackson Attack Limbaugh's Rams Bid

The Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson attacked the bid by Rush Limbaugh to buy the St. Louis Rams on Monday, saying the conservative radio host's track record on race should exclude him from owning an NFL team.

Florida to Seek Death for 4 in Murder of Couple

Prosecutors said Monday they will seek the death penalty for four of eight people charged in the killings of a Panhandle couple known for adopting children with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs.

Residents facing tax increase

KEITHVILLE— Keithville residents may be seeing an increase in taxes soon to help keep the fire department. Fire Deparment officials say, the increase would help maintain equipment and fuel, which has risen recently in price. The new incr