The latest on the severe weather in the Midwest

Tornadoes tore through the Oklahoma City and St. Louis, Missouri, areas Friday, ripping up homes and sending thousands scrambling for cover.

IRS on defense over employee dance video

A newly obtained video has the IRS running damage control on a new front, as the embattled agency prepares for the release next week of an inspector general report that will be critical of how money was spent on staff conferences.

In El Reno, a tornado 'looking at us dead in the eye'

David Stottlemyre was inside an oil field repair shop in El Reno, Oklahoma, when he saw a tornado "looking at us dead in the eye." The lifelong Oklahoman said he and two coworkers stayed inside as the building took a direct hit -- the

Shreveport man arrested in connection with shooting

UPDATE (5/31/2013 4:51 p.m.): Lucas Taylor, 30, has been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured a Shreveport man on May 20th.  

Swepco: Beware of scam

Southwestern Electric Power Company is alerting customers in its service area to a telephone scam involving demand of payment by prepaid money cards to avoid disconnection of service.

Camp Tiger

First year and incoming medical students have been putting on a camp for 55 area children with physical and intellectual disabilities all week.

Former owner of Rayville personal care agency pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud case

The former owner of a Rayville personal care services agency pleaded guilty on Thursday to defrauding the state’s Medicaid program, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Man fires gun, rapes two women at Baton Rouge hotel

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for allegedly firing a handgun multiple times in a hotel. He’s also accused of robbing and raping two women he went there to meet.

Louisiana House of Representatives approves facilities funding bill to construct projects statewide

The Louisiana House of Representatives yesterday approved Senate Bill 204 by Robert Adley (Benton), a statewide facilities initiative that will improve Louisiana’s Community and Technical College facilities.

DPS hosts Emergency Response Exercise, urges Texans to prepare for 2013 hurricane season

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today hosted a hurricane emergency response exercise and resource showcase in Austin.