Heroin deaths up for 3rd year in a row

 Many more people are dying from heroin overdoses than in previous years, according to the latest available statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hope for Ebola epidemic end in Liberia

 There may be an end in sight to the Ebola epidemic, at least in Liberia. That's according to a new model appearing in the latest issue of the scientific journal PLOS.

'Incredible' feat (and hands): Free climbers summit El Capitan

 Nineteen days. Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them up the granite-faced monster known as the Dawn Wall.

Fare enough: Cabbie gets big tip in the City of Brotherly Love

  Philadelphia taxi driver Oumar Maiga was working the late shift during the holidays when he got what normally would be a forgettable fare. The rider was nice enough. He asked how Maiga's night was going.

Duke University's decision to sound Muslim call to prayer riles some

 The Muslim call to prayer will sound from a bell tower at North Carolina's Duke University -- but not everyone is considering the chant music to the ear.

Unemployed Ohio man allegedly planned bomb-and-shoot attack on U.S. Capitol

 For months, 20-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell had been on the FBI's radar. Authorities said he left alarming posts on social media, talking about violent jihad.

Texas home to 6/15 most financially irresponsible cities in the nation

An online authority on bad credit, www.badcredit.org, has released a list of the top 15 most financially irresponsible cities in the nation, with Texas taking up six spots on the list.

I Love the Ark-La-Tex: Shreveport Waterworks Museum

It's been around since 1887 and was one of the first ways residents got water.

Bossier City Police searching for alleged burglary suspects

Bossier City police and Bossier Crime Stoppers are asking the public for information that will help lead to the arrests of the suspects who allegedly burglarized a local business over the weekend and may be connected to similar business break-i

Louisiana State Police seek 30% raise, meet with committee Friday

Right now, Louisiana State Police make significantly less than their counterparts in other areas and they haven’t gotten a pay raise in over a decade!