'Emerging' tobacco products gaining traction among young, CDC survey finds

The percentage of middle-school and high-school students using so-called emerging tobacco products is increasing even as their rate of tobacco use in general is remaining relatively constant, federal scientists reported Thursday.

Victoria's Secret petitioned to hire first transgender model

Victoria's Secret is synonymous with sultry femininity, and if Carmen Carrera had her way, that would include transgendered women as well.

Indy racing champ Dario Franchitti calls it quits, cites doctors' advice

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced his retirement Thursday, a month after a devastating crash in Houston, where he suffered head and spinal injuries.

Source: CIA using Patriot Act to collect money transfer data

The CIA is collecting bulk records on international money transfers, using the same Patriot Act legal authority that has become the center of controversy in U.S. surveillance programs, a source told CNN.

China to ease one-child policy, abolish labor camps, report says

After months of hints, China announced Friday it will relax its decades-long one-child policy and abolish labor camps in an effort to improve human rights, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Talking Trash Again

Almost 4 months have passed and 2014 is fastly approaching, so is the litter problem in Shreveport getting any better. Dorothy Farnell with the Department of Property Standards seems to think it is headed in the right direction.

SPD receives funding from LA Highway Safety Commission

The Shreveport Police Department recently received funding through a grant program offered through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

Baylor picks up Briles for an additional 10 years

The Baylor Bears have reeled in their head football coach, Art Briles, for another 10 years.

Study shows 32% of workers with college degrees never found job related to major

According to a new study from Carreerbuilder, nearly 47 percent of those with college degrees said their first job out of college was unrelated to their major.

DHH urges everyone to get a flu shot before the holidays

Today, the Department of Health and Hospitals officially kicked off its annual "Fight the Flu" campaign urging Louisianians in every corner of the state to get a flu vaccination.