Appeals court strikes down Michigan's affirmative action ban

A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowly struck down Michigan's 6-year-old ban on considering race and gender in college admissions, a ruling that the state intends to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ft. Polk changes command

Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman is the new commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk following a change of command ceremony Nov. 15 on Fort Polk's Headquarters Field.

Texas launches new campaign to reduce infant deaths

The Texas Department of State Health Services has launched its Someday Starts Now campaign aimed at reducing the number of infant deaths and preterm births by promoting healthy lifestyles for people who may someday decide to have a baby.

UPDATE: 2 fatalities confirmed in oil rig explosion, no oil leaking into Gulf

GRAND ISLE, LA — UPDATE (12:03)According to a news release from Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, work was being done on the platform which caused the explosion and fire Friday morning around 9:15 am. The rig is a production facility.

FDA investigates deaths preliminarily linked to energy shots

  Thirteen deaths have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration as "adverse events" after the consumption of the dietary supplement 5-hour ENERGY, according to an FDA statement.

Hostess brands closing for good

 

Ringgold considers getting rid of police department

Ringgold is considering getting rid of it's police department in favor of the Bienville Sheriff.

Final Chimp Haven Discovery Day of 2012

People that haven't seen the new baby chimpanzee at Chimp Haven or just want a chance to see old favorites will get their last chance of the year Saturday, November 19th.

Shreveport audit update

The City of Shreveport hired an independent auditor to look into its financial advisor, Grigsby & Associates, about several hundred thousand dollars of questionable charges.

4 killed after train hits truck during Texas parade saluting U.S. troops

A train rammed into a flatbed truck carrying participants in a West Texas parade saluting U.S. troops on Thursday, killing four people and leaving at least 17 hospitalized, a police spokesman said.