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Texas day care owner gets 80 years for murdering 4 children

The woman who ran a day care in Houston that caught on fire, killing four toddlers, was sentenced to 80 years in prison Tuesday.

Is it dangerous to live on a salt dome, experts assess risk

Louisiana has over 120 salt domes and many different drilling operations on them. The residents of Bayou Corne know the reality of a potential disaster is all too real.

Investigators to recreate conditions ahead of Texas parade tragedy

In an effort to understand why a truck serving as a parade float crossed in front of a fast-moving locomotive last week -- killing four war veterans on the float -- federal accident investigators on Tuesday will recreate the accident conditions

Roughly $100 million devoted to widen segment of I-49

Governor Bobby Jindal announced plans today to widen and construct a roughly two mile segment of I-49 South from North of Ambassador Caffery Parkway to Albertsons Parkway in Lafayette Parish.

One death, 15 new cases of West Nile in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals uncovered 15 new West Nile cases this week, and reports one death from the disease.

Thanksgiving dinner to cost Texans less this year

A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $46.08 this year, marking more than a 5 percent savings over last year, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) 2012 Thanksgiving Meal Report.

Father, his 2 adult children arrested in Texas bank robberies

The family that robs banks together, stays together.

Deer attacks two men, then takes man's cigarettes

Joseph Rose and Cole Kellis were leaving their home in Whitehouse on Friday morning when they noticed a deer in their front yard.

Ft. Polk changes command

Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman is the new commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk following a change of command ceremony Nov. 15 on Fort Polk's Headquarters Field.

Texas launches new campaign to reduce infant deaths

The Texas Department of State Health Services has launched its Someday Starts Now campaign aimed at reducing the number of infant deaths and preterm births by promoting healthy lifestyles for people who may someday decide to have a baby.