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.

Feds question NETX man in connection with laced letters sent to NYC Mayor Bloomberg, President Obama

Federal officials, including the FBI, are questioning a Northeast Texas man in connection with poison-laced letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and President Barack Obama, KSLA-TV in Shreveport rep

NSU Summer Theatre to host 'Only in America: A Celebration of American Music'

The Northwestern State Summer Theatre will present “Only in America: A Celebration of American Music” June 12-15 and 19-22 on the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium stage.

Attorney: Boy, 12, pleads not guilty to killing 8-year-old sister

A 12-year-old accused with stabbing to death his 8-year-old sister at their Northern California home pleaded not guilty on Wednesday during an appearance in a Calaveras County juvenile court, his attorney told CNN.

8th-grade spelling champ on hearing his word: 'I got this'

New York eighth-grader Arvind Mahankali is the fiercest speller around. No word can foil him, as he proved Thursday when he beat out other Scripps National Spelling Bee contestants by spelling "knaidel" correctly.

Arkansas and Oklahoma battered by severe weather

People in the central United States suffered through more severe weather Thursday -- in the form of torrential rain, golf-ball-size hail and damaging winds, including a few reported tornadoes -- and braced for even more storms.

Letters containing ricin postmarked from Shreveport

Last week, letters were sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that tested positive for the poison ricin.