VIDEO: Maryland train derails, causes explosion

A truck was involved in Tuesday's freight train derailment in Rosedale, Maryland, and a resulting hazardous-materials situation is prompting the evacuation of a half-mile area, according to a Baltimore County police official who declined to

NSU students help incoming freshmen with college life transition

Twenty-one Northwestern State University students will help incoming students transition to college life by serving as freshman connectors in NSU’s Freshman Connection program.

Memorial Day weekend sees increase in fatal crashes across Louisiana

During the 2013 Memorial Day weekend, the Louisiana State Police investigated 6 fatal crashes resulting in 8 deaths. This is up from last year’s 4 fatal crashes resulting in 4 deaths last Memorial Day weekend.

Mother of 4 arrested for leaving children alone in ‘deplorable’ home

A deputy described the conditions of a home in Monroe as “the worst he has seen any person living in, especially children.” The mother responsible for raising her four children in these conditions was arrested after she was located

Louisiana serviceman dies in Afghanistan

NBC33 has confirmed a Louisiana serviceman has died overseas. Chris Drake, 20, died in Afghanistan. His family is on their way to Delaware to retrieve his body.

Purple Heart returned to soldier's family 70 years after death

A Purple Heart that has been missing for years has finally been returned to a Wisconsin family. The soldier who earned it, Otto Trapp, died 70 years ago.

Marijuana, fights, guns: Zimmerman prosecution wins most pretrial battles

The judge overseeing the George Zimmerman murder trial handed a series of pretrial victories to the prosecution Tuesday, barring the defense from introducing information about Trayvon Martin at trial, which begins in two weeks.

Tacoma father accused of putting baby in freezer to halt her crying

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly putting his 6-week-old daughter in a freezer in their home to stop her from crying, authorities said Sunday.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS: 6 weeks later

Six weeks after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, life on Boylston Street is getting back to normal, Survivors are moving ahead, even though they carry reminders of the attacks with them,

7 million students brace for surge in loan rates

On July 1, the interest rates on student loans subsidized by Uncle Sam will most likely double to 6.8%. Congress and the White House agree that something should be done to prevent that. They don't agree on what.