Political week ahead: Five stories to watch

The issues of abortion and illegal immigration will be in the spotlight over the next week, but all eyes will be on Texas on Monday for a major player to announce his political plans.

Baton Rouge woman uses pageant to mentor, inspire, educate about life with disabilities

A local woman who says she was never interested in pageants will represent Louisiana with a chance at a national crown.

VIDEO: 4th of July celebrations take place across the U.S.

The Fourth of July is the day in the United States designated to celebrate our nation's freedom. Celebrations took place all across the country and, of course, fireworks were the grand finale to them all.

VIDEO: Dog detects TX child's diabetes

A volunteer project turned into a life saving event for a Texas family. The family was playing with diabetic alert dogs, when of the animals detected its playmate had the disease.

Listeria outbreak linked to cheese; 1 dead, 4 sickened

A listeria outbreak linked to cheese might have killed one person and sickened four others in four states, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. One of the cases was a pregnant woman who suffered a miscarriage.

Bond Commission approves over $344.7 million for local projects and approximately $5.6 million in savings

The State Bond Commission approved over $344.7 million for projects statewide and approximately $5.6 million in savings from refinancing existing public debt at its June 20 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

Late Pope John Paul II to get sainthood, Vatican says

The Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint, the Vatican announced Friday.

Chrysler recalls nearly half-million vehicles over head restraint issue

Chrysler took the preemptive step this week of recalling nearly half a million vehicles because of issues with the active head-restraint function found in several makes and models.

Trayvon Martin's mother, brother take the stand

Prosecutors on Friday called Trayvon Martin's mother and brother to the stand in the trial of the man who fatally shot him.

Hundreds turn up to support Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington's decision

"From this day forward, I sincerely promise, I will set an example for all other youth to follow and I shall never do anything that would bring disgrace of dishonor upon God, my Country and its flag, my parents, myself or the Young Marines