Police: No foul play seen in Texas roller coaster death

An initial investigation shows no sign of foul play in the death of a woman who fell from a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas, authorities said Saturday.

Cleco cautioning customers against fraudulent calls

Cleco is cautioning customers to be aware of fraudulent calls demanding payment of electric bills through a money transfer agency or face disconnection of power.

Driver arrested for negligent homicide following crash that killed 18-year-old woman

An 18-year-old Port Barre woman is dead, and an Opelousas man has been arrested following a late night fatal crash on LA Highway 103 near Alex Stoute Road.

Court renews secret U.S. surveillance program

A top-secret court has renewed the authority of U.S. national security officials to collect telephone data as part of an anti-terror surveillance program that was exposed by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

Health officials looking into intestinal infection in North Texas

Health officials are looking into an outbreak of Cyclospora in North Texas. Dozens of people have been sickened with the intestinal infection.

Mysterious Mississippi murder stokes suspicions bred by an ugly past

Beaten. Dragged. Burned. The words leave attorney Daryl Parks' lips like a barrage of gunfire in the sanctuary of Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where people have gathered not for prayer but for answers.

Nationwide rallies demand 'Justice for Trayvon'

The parents of Trayvon Martin joined thousands of Americans at more than 100 scheduled vigils in cities nationwide demanding Saturday what they described as justice for their 17-year-old son, who was shot dead last year.

Farmerville man could face up to 460 years in prison for possession of child pornography

A Farmerville man was arrested Friday for possession of child pornography. On July 19, 2013, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested Danny Riley, 22, of Farmerville in Monroe.

Republicans pass 'No Child Left Behind' replacement

 A Republican-backed attempt to give local and state governments greater power over their school systems, while reducing federal education funding, passed the U.S.

How Obama's comments on race sparked very different reactions

 In some of the most personal and unscripted comments on race of his presidency, President Barack Obama broke his silence Friday with surprise remarks from the White House on Trayvon Martin, his first public comments since a Florida jury a