Al Qaeda threat closes some U.S. embassies

Al Qaeda is linked to a terror threat that has prompted the State Department to close embassies in key Middle East nations, including Egypt and Israel, as a precaution beginning Sunday, U.S. Rep.

Police: Mom kept autistic son in 'dungeon-like conditions'

His room smelled of urine and feces. It had no lighting, no bathroom, and there was only a mattress to furnish it.

Massive geyser puts on a surprise show

Everyone knows the story of Old Faithful. Here's the story of Old Unreliable.

The end of creative mailboxes?

Dog-shaped mailboxes, Hawaiian-print mailboxes, even tiger-protected mailboxes --- such letterbox creativity could eventually disappear.

3 arrested after Highland gunfight

Three suspects in a shooting that injured a Shreveport man are behind bars this evening following their arrest by Shreveport Police.

FIT for Kids puts on taste-a-thon

After spending the summer tending to their garden, the community garden at Valencia Park, members of the Food Initiative Taskforce (FIT) for Kids held a taste-a-thon, showcasing the fruits and vegetables they grew.

Preventing diabetes

The Martin Luther King Health Center in Shreveport is offering free sessions on how to prevent diabetes and the dangers of the deadly disease.

85-year-old woman accused of attempted murder, domestic abuse, arson

An 85-year-old woman was arrested for attempted murder, domestic abuse and arson following an incident at a home in Lake Charles.

Pichon receives Fleming Thomas Award

Northwestern State University Instructor of English Michelle Pichon was selected as the 2013 recipient of the Fleming A. Thomas Faculty Information Literacy Award.

Castro sentenced to life without parole, will never leave jail for any reason

Ariel Castro, 53, who pleaded guilty to kidnapping three women and holding them for 10 years, was sentenced on Thursday afternoon to life in prison without the possibilty of parole.