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  • Texting suicide verdict to be announced Friday

    June 15, 2017 8:14 PM

    BOSTON - A judge has reached a verdict in the trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. A court clerk said Judge Lawrence Moniz will announce his decision Friday in Bristol Juvenile Court in the trial... more »
  • Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

    June 13, 2017 9:23 PM

    A historian has been charged with stealing the dog tags of U.S. servicemen whose planes crashed in World War II from the National Archives and selling them on eBay. The U.S. attorney's office in Maryland says in a news release that 32-year-old Antonin DeHays of College Park, Maryland,... more »
  • Who is Louisiana's favorite NBA finals player?

    June 7, 2017 5:07 PM

    The Warriors and Cavaliers may battling it out in the NBA Finals, but Stephen Curry and Lebron James aren't the most popular players this year. Analysts over at CableTV have released a map which shows the most popular NBA Finals player in each state. According to the site, it... more »
  • Flynn to give documents to Senate intel panel

    May 30, 2017 8:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide some documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. A person close to Flynn says he will turn over documents related to two of his businesses as well as some... more »
  • LSU baseball earns #4 national seed, hosts SLU, Rice and TSU in regional

    May 29, 2017 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tiger Baseball team earned a Top 8 National Seed and will host both Regional and Super Regional play at Alex Box Stadium for the next couple of weeks if they're successful. The Tigers are the #4 national seed securing a Super Regional host site... more »
  • McMaster denies Trump revealed classified info to Russians

    May 15, 2017 9:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's national security adviser is denying a report that claims Trump shared highly classified intelligence about Islamic State militants with a top Russian diplomat. H.R. McMaster told reporters in a brief statement that The Washington Post report published Monday "is false" and "at no time" were... more »
  • UK: 1 in 5 health trusts affected by cyberattack

    May 13, 2017 1:53 PM

    LONDON - Britain's home secretary says about one in five National Health Service trusts have been hit by the international ransomware cyberattack, and that all but six are now back to normal. Speaking Saturday after an emergency government meeting in London, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 48 out of 248... more »
  • McMaster: N. Korea a 'grave threat' to US, China

    April 30, 2017 12:11 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Trump's national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, says North Korea's most recent missile test represents "open defiance of the international community." He says North Korea poses "a grave threat" not just to the United States and its Asian allies, but also to China. Speaking... more »
  • Body found believed teen hiker; step-grandmom still missing

    April 29, 2017 11:35 AM

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - The fate of a Utah woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits the positive identification of a body found in the park and believed to be the 14-year-old... more »
  • Trump requiring review of national monuments

    April 26, 2017 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order mandating the review of dozens of national monuments designated by his predecessors over the past 20 years. Trump's move could upend protections of federal lands in Utah and other states. Trump says during an appearance at the Interior Department that... more »
  • Search continues for 2 missing at Grand Canyon

    April 17, 2017 9:11 PM

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Family members say one of hikers swept away while crossing a remote creek in Grand Canyon National Park is the wife of the founder of the Merrell Boot Company. The uncle of the missing teen from Tennessee told The Associated Press that the boy,... more »
  • Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

    April 15, 2017 11:48 AM

    PARIS - Microsoft says the recent dump of purported National Security Agency spying tools doesn't affect up-to-date users of Windows, puncturing claims that the digital arsenal was poised to create chaos across the internet. In a blog post , Microsoft security manager Phillip Misner said that the software giant had... more »
  • USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott

    March 28, 2017 10:13 PM

    USA Hockey has reached a wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid a boycott of the world championships. USA Hockey announced the agreement Tuesday night. Players were seeking a four-year deal that included payment outside just the six-month Olympic period. US captain Meghan Duggan says in the statement... more »
  • NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

    March 27, 2017 2:18 PM

    PHOENIX - NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland's proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money.... more »
  • Obama intel director on wiretap: 'I can deny it'

    March 5, 2017 12:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The former director of national intelligence in the Obama administration denies there was a secret court order for surveillance at Trump Tower. James Clapper says that in the national intelligence activity he oversaw, "there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time,... more »
  • Graffiti found at 4 popular monuments in Washington, DC

    February 21, 2017 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at four memorials in Washington. U.S. Park Police officials said Tuesday that messages written in permanent marker were discovered over the holiday weekend on the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and the D.C. War... more »
  • 10 shot, injured in Tennessee at National Guard Armory

    January 28, 2017 4:02 PM

    BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. - Authorities say 10 people in western Tennessee were injured in a shooting at a party at a National Guard Armory. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Niland says the shooting in Brownsville occurred before midnight Friday when a fight broke out at the armory. Authorities believe the... more »
  • Six former LSU tigers to play in Pro Bowl Sunday

    January 26, 2017 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Six former LSU players will take part in the NFL Pro Bowl, which pits players from the NFC against those from the AFC, Sunday. The former tigers are evenly split between the AFC and NFC with three player on either side. The NFC team will... more »
  • National park's climate tweets go viral

    January 24, 2017 9:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - Three climate-related tweets sent out by Badlands National Park have been deleted after they went viral on Twitter, sparking debate over whether the park was defying the Trump administration. The South Dakota park posted tweets Tuesday that accurately quoted climate science data, including the current record-setting high concentrations... more »
  • Trump to focus this week on trade, immigration

    January 22, 2017 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, is saying that President Donald Trump's first full week in office will include action on trade, immigration and national security. Priebus suggested Trump will sign some executive orders to order some of the President Obama's policies but did not outline specifics.... more »
  • National WW2 Museum to host traveling propaganda exhibit

    January 21, 2017 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National World War II Museum says it will host a traveling exhibition about propaganda from Jan. 27 through June 18. "State of Deception : The Power of Nazi Propaganda" comes from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. A news release says it shows, chronologically, how... more »
  • Alabama seeks 15-0, last reached by Penn in 1897

    January 9, 2017 8:14 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Alabama could be the first college football team in the modern era to finish 15-0. That doesn't mean it hasn't happened before. When this College Football Playoff championship game kicks off later Monday night, these Alabama and Clemson squads will become only the seventh and eighth teams... more »
  • La National Guard museum exhibit about US war in Middle East

    November 19, 2016 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. war in the Middle East is the subject of a new exhibit at the Louisiana National Guard museum in New Orleans. It's called "Global War on Terror: The Louisiana National Guard and the 21st Century Warfight." The museum's director, Maj. Heather Englehart, says it includes... more »
  • Remnants of Clean Burning Ignitor destroyed at Camp Minden

    November 2, 2016 9:45 PM

    PINEVILLE - All remaining traces of Clean Burning Ignitor at Camp Minded have been destroyed following two large magazine burns conducted earlier in the week. A spokesperson for the Louisiana National guard says Explosive Ordance Disposal personnel from the Army's 797th Ordnance Company and 79th Ordnance Battalion in Forth... more »
  • Controlled burn at Camp Minden scheduled Friday

    October 27, 2016 10:07 PM

    MINDEN - The Louisiana National Guard says the smallest of three burns to destroy unstable and potentially explosive material at Camp Minden is scheduled Friday, if weather permits. A news release Thursday says experts from Fort Hood, Texas, plan to set fire to about 820 pounds of clean-burning igniter -... more »
  • Obamas opens Smithsonian African-American Museum

    September 24, 2016 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans is now open. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama opened the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall by ringing a bell from a historic African-American... more »
  • Nearly 250,000 wreaths en route to Arlington National Cemetery

    December 6, 2015 12:13 PM

    COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine - A convoy of a dozen trucks is carrying wreaths from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery to adorn the graves of fallen U.S. military personnel. Wreaths Across America says a box truck and 11 donated tractor-trailers are on their way from Columbia Falls with the bulk of... more »
  • Giant Panda gives birth at National Zoo

    August 22, 2015 5:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Washington's National Zoo says its female giant panda has given birth to a cub. The zoo says Mei Xiang gave birth to the cub Saturday at 5:34 p.m. If the cub survives, it would be the 17-year-old panda's third surviving offspring. Mei Xiang's first cub, Tai Shan, was... more »
  • Louisiana avoids credit rating drop, stays on negative outlook

    August 6, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has escaped a credit rating downgrade. National rating agency Moody's Investors Service announced Thursday that it is keeping Louisiana at its same credit rating for an upcoming bond sale that will be used to finance work on Interstate 49 South. The agency, however, left Louisiana on... more »
  • Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

    July 29, 2015 11:21 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide. Tuesday's 12-0 vote closes a loophole in state law that banned the manufacture and sale of magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition - but not... more »
  • Hundreds honor soldiers' sacrifice Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:04 PM

    ZACHARY - Nearly 300 people turned out Monday to pay their respects during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Port Hudson National Cemetery. People from all over the area spent time to honor their loved ones who served in the military, many of whom are buried at the cemetery.... more »
  • National Arson Awareness Week Play Video

    May 9, 2015 7:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It is National Arson Awareness week and the numbers are in for arsons committed so far this year. There have been a total of 52 arsons this year and one arrest, according to the East Baton Rouge Fire Department. People who are from the Baton... more »
  • Funeral for fallen soldier in Hammond today

    March 23, 2015 5:42 AM

    HAMMOND - Family and friends gathered Monday in Hammond to honor one of the National Guardsmen killed in a military helicopter crash two weeks ago. George Wayne Griffin, Jr. served in the military for more than two decades, including two tours in Iraq. His body was greeted by police... more »
  • Ohio State is No. 1; TCU finishes 3rd in final AP Top 25

    January 13, 2015 2:02 AM

    COLOMBUS, OH - Ohio State is No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll and TCU finished third, in front of two teams that made the playoff ahead of the Horned Frogs. The Buckeyes finished on top of the AP Top 25 for the fifth time in program history, matching... more »
  • Gas price tumble continues Play Video

    October 28, 2014 5:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The past month has finally brought some relief at the pump for drivers following a summer of high prices. The national average for a gallon of gas is now $3.04. That's the lowest it's been since December 2010. The national average has now dropped 30 cents... more »
  • Homes evacuated after train derailment Play Video

    July 21, 2014 2:17 AM

    SLINGER, WI - A fire official says two people are injured and several thousand gallons of diesel fuel have spilled after a train derailment in a small Wisconsin village. Slinger Fire Department Chief Rick Hanke says three engines and 10 railcars derailed Sunday, forcing the evacuation of more than 100... more »
  • Newly released inmates get new suits

    July 20, 2014 6:45 PM

    JACKSON- A new program is offering inmates a a leg up for their reentry to society. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections is having their 7th annual national suit drive. They partnered with Men's Warehouse and Refined by Fire Ministries. The goal is to prepare men... more »

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