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.

Shreveport Farmer's Market summer season starts Saturday

- The 2013 season of Shreveport Farmers’ Market will open on Saturday, June 1, with more than 150 booths of locally-grown produce, meat, honey, and plants as well as delicious artisan food products, arts and crafts, and Market Café

Haughton residents fighting for community

Residents in the Oak Haven community are experiencing more than water problems. 

Caddo looking to resolve budget

The Caddo School Board voted 9-3 yesterday to eliminate 107 elementary and high school positions without layoffs.

Bon Aire Drive burglary suspect sought

University of Louisiana at Monrow police have obtained an arrest warrant for Travon Daniels, a non-student, in connection with the residential burglary in the 4100 block of Bon Aire Drive on May 25. 

$1 billion in cocaine intercepted en route to US

Authorities intercepted two speedboats -- sinking one -- and recovered about 13,000 pounds of cocaine worth almost $1 billion. Indeed, that's billion with a B.

Bossier City public swimming pools to open Friday

Bossier City’s three public swimming pools will open for the summer Friday, May 31, 2013 at 12 p.m. The summer hours of operations at each pool will be as follows:

DPS seeks fugitive for sex trafficking, sexual assault of a child

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Raul Ambrosio Jimenez Jr., 45, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $10,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.