BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - In the weekly Republican address, GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy describes Senate Democrats' rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline as stifling American energy independence. Cassidy used the nationally-released speech Saturday to take fresh digs at Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu's failure to get the vote... more »
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a measure banning the adoption of Russian children by Americans, a harsh retaliatory move against U.S. human rights legislation. Top Russian officials have expressed unease about the proposal, an apparent indication that the Kremlin opposes the move. The lower house... more »
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Animal hospital workers bought a bulletproof vest for a wounded police dog, then created a nonprofit organization to buy more. The dog Titan was back at work with Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputy Albert Sharp two weeks after surgery to get bullet fragments out of his face,... more »
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Former First Lady Laura Bush visits Chalmette to announce the recipients of her foundation's final grants to help hurricane-affected school libraries rebuild their collections. Bush will unveil the 12 recipients of the Laura W. Bush Foundation for America's Libraries during Thursday's 10 a.m. event at Chalmette... more »
Superintendent of Schools, Burnell Lemoine was on GMA this morning giving a monthly update. Lemoine tell us about a grant the Parish is receiving. Watch the video to find out what the grant will be used for!
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Mindy and Andrew Viteri are on a mission. They want to help children entering the foster care system begin their journey on the right foot. And part of that new beginning includes how they're treated the moment they leave their homes. "We're hearing these children are... more »
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - BP PLC Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward says the company will give $70 million to four Gulf Coast states for tourism promotion. Hayward made the announcement Monday after meeting with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. The funds would help the states counteract unfounded fears that BP's Gulf... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A cockpit voice recorder captured the sound of a bang and a loud air noise about 17 seconds before a helicopter crashed into a marshy area of southeast Louisiana last year, killing eight people. A transcript released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board says one... more »