Salad eaten at restaurants in Iowa, Nebraska blamed for illness outbreak

Diners at Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants in Iowa and Nebraska caught an intestinal illness tied to a rare type of parasite after eating salad mix that came from Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Yankees' Rodriguez: Rich contract may be adding on to woes

Alex Rodriguez says his record contract makes him an attractive target for a baseball ban or suspension, and may play a major role in his current woes.

FEMA announces extra aid for Texas town decimated by blast

 The Obama administration has issued a disaster declaration for the Texas town hit by fertilizer plant blasts in April.

Judge allows evidence of Fort Hood suspect's Web searches on jihad

 A military court judge ruled Friday that the prosecutors may use as evidence Maj. Nidal M.

Scheme to reel in pot at county jail hits a snag

It has to be difficult to outfit a fishing expedition when you're in jail.

Man forces his way into home, kidnaps mother and her child

A Shreve port man is facing serious criminal charges after a 911 call was made by his child's mother early this morning.

Former Shreveport fireman arrested after an ongoing investigation

Shreveport Police have arrested a Shreveport man after an ongoing investigation into criminal activity.

Dawkins pleased with his "swan song" in Caddo Schools

When the Louisiana Department of Education released their list of academically unacceptable schools, educators all around Caddo Parish cheered, but perhaps none more that Superintendent Dr. Gerald Dawkins.

Students prepare for the upcoming year with a free health screening

For the 4th year, CHRISTUS Health, along with Sci-Port and 30 other community sponsors, invited children to take advantage of a heath screening before heading back to school in just a few weeks.

Original Texas Tech 'Masked Rider' dies at 81

When he rode onto the field at the Gator Bowl in 1954, Joe Kirk Fulton had no idea that Texas Tech’s Masked Rider would eventually be recognized by The Associated Press as one of the top ten coolest college mascots.