Updated: 3:38 PM 12/7/2013ARCADIA, Okla. (AP) - A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, just weeks after the second anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the state. The U.S. Geological Survey says this afternoon's quake was centered near Arcadia, about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency... (More)
Updated: 3:34 PM 12/7/2013LORANGER - Louisiana wildlife agency officers are investigating a deadly hunting accident in Tangipahoa Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a news release that the incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. on property along Louisiana Highway 1062 in Loranger. LDWF identifies the victim as 33-year-old Joseph H.... (More)
Updated: 3:27 PM 12/7/2013ZACHARY - Zachary Police are trying to determine if materials found in a mini storage facility off Highway 19 is an explosive device. Authorities say, the owner of the storage facility was cleaning out a unit when they came across something suspicious. Out of safety, police shut down... (More)
Updated: 12:29 PM 12/7/2013
BATON ROUGE - State police say a deadly crash on Highland near Pecue in Baton Rouge is under investigation.
Troopers say, 28-year-old Matthew J. Tucker of Pineville died of his injuries when he drifted off the road to the right, over corrected and ran off the road into a ditch hitting several trees.
A routine toxicology sample was taken from Tucker for analysis to determine if he was impaired at the time of the crash.
Updated: 10:49 AM 12/7/2013NASSAU, Bahamas - Actor Danny Glover has received a Career Achievement Award in the Bahamas as he reflected on the role he played as Nelson Mandela while the South African leader was still in prison. The 67-year-old actor says he was moved by Mandela's political writings as a student in... (More)
Updated: 10:44 AM 12/7/2013NEW YORK - At least a dozen good Samaritans in New York City have risked their own safety to save a stranger this year. Personal trainer Dennis Codrington is one of them. He jumped down onto the subway tracks to save an unconscious man as the train barreled down in... (More)
Updated: 10:37 AM 12/7/2013SPOKANE, Wash. - China has its sights set on exporting its fruit to the United States. And growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America's apple crop, are OK with it. It may seem counterintuitive, but growers say opening U.S. borders to Chinese apples means American farmers should able... (More)
Updated: 10:32 AM 12/7/2013NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has temporarily suspended BP oil spill settlement payments to businesses while he reconsiders the company's arguments against compensating those that cannot trace losses directly to the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Judge Carl Barbier issued an order Thursday noting the claims office will continue... (More)
Updated: 10:15 PM 12/6/2013HAMMOND- Southeastern is warning students at its campus in Tangipahoa Parish and others at campuses across Louisiana about scammers targeting college students. Police at SLU said salespeople are pretending to sell magazines or asking students to complete credit card applications and are stealing person information. Police are asking... (More)
Updated: 10:01 PM 12/6/2013BATON ROUGE- There is a push to get more lights around the LSU lakes after a series of attacks in the neighborhood. Metro Councilman John Delgado believes the running path is not lit well enough and wants action taken. He believe the light issue is unsafe. There have... (More)