NEW YORK - The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on "Sesame Street" says he did have a relationship with a man who says he was 16 at the time the relationship began. But Kevin Clash says the relationship was between "two consenting adults" -- and that he is "deeply saddened"... more »
WASHINGTON- Rep. Anthony Weiner is asking for a temporary leave of absence from the House while he seeks professional treatment in the wake of his Twitter scandal.
A spokeswoman for the New York Democrat says he has left for professional treatment and will focus on "becoming a better husband... more »
A new school year brings a new attendance rule from the state. Students cannot miss as many days, and the consequences for too many are up for students and parents. The State Education Board passed the new policy, hoping it will cut down truancy rates and cut out bad attendance... more »
NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday... more »