Gov. Perry signs 'Merry Christmas' bill, stands up for religious freedom

Gov. Rick Perry today signed House Bill 308, which allows public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property. The governor was joined by bill author Rep.

US, AR file joint complaint against ExxonMobil for Pegasus Pipeline oil spill

Today the United States and the state of Arkansas filed a joint enforcement action against ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Mobil Pipe Line Company (ExxonMobil) in federal district court in Little Rock, Ark.

MI fugitive wanted for attempted murder captured at Bossier City motel

A dangerous fugitive wanted by authorities in Michigan for attempted murder was located and captured at a Bossier City motel Wednesday.

'Dont' let this be you' scheduled for June 18

The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Judge Scott Crichton will present “Don’t Let This Be You,” a program for teens illustrating the serious legal consequences of criminal behavior.

TX boy receives backlash for Nat'l Anthem performance at NBA Finals

10-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz was a hit tuesday night as he sang the national anthem at the NBA Finals. But, he has since faced internet backlash with people making comments about his race.

Official who inspected collapsed Philadelphia building kills self

The inspector of a downtown building that collapsed last week has killed himself, city officials said Thursday.

Chemical plant explosion in St. Gabriel Parish

A “shelter in place” is in effect surrounding the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion. Residents are being asked to stay inside their homes with doors and windows closed.

Grambling State awarded $1.7-million federal grant to aid STEM scholars

Grambling State University has been awarded a $1.7 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to provide graduate degree opportunities to under-represented honors students.

LA State Police Troop A alerting drivers to use alternate routes

The Louisiana State Police Troop A is alerting citizens that LA 30 at LA 74, LA 30 at LA 73, LA 74 at LA 3115 and LA 75 at LA 3115 are all closed due to a Haz-Mat Incident.

Second session of Freshman Connection set for June 20-21

Northwestern State University will hold the second session of its freshman orientation program Freshman Connection June 20-21.