NSU: Hickman named Nurse Educator of the Year

Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health named Debbie Hickman Educator of the Year. Hickman is an assistant professor of nursing at Northwestern State’s Leesville-Fort Polk campus.

NSU student appointed to Rehabilitation Council

Cassidy Brooke Byles’ personal experience living with a spinal cord injury opened her eyes to the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Is pork a national security asset?

 Is America's pig supply a critical national security asset? That's a question being raised by the planned $5 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International.

Former Livingston Parish President arrested for domestic abuse

 The former Livingston Parish President was arrested last night for domestic abuse.

Schumer thinks immigration bill will pass by July 4

 Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, part of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" on immigration reform, predicted Sunday that the Senate will pass his group's bill by July 4.

Swimmer swept over Yosemite waterfall

Park rangers spent Sunday searching for a teenage swimmer who was swept over a nearly 600-foot waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park over the weekend.

IRS faces new battle on overspending

The Internal Revenue Service is playing defense on a new front: excess spending on conferences.

Tree-climbing bear shot near Boston

Massachusetts wildlife officials shot and killed an adolescent black bear that climbed a tree in a Boston suburb Sunday after attempts to tranquilize the animal failed, state officials said.

Deadly MERS-CoV virus spreads to Italy

 The sometimes deadly MERS-CoV virus has spread to Italy, the World Health Organization said in statements this weekend.

SILVER ALERT: Police need help locating missing Lufkin man

The Lufkin Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety have issued a Silver Alert for Arthur Henry Foster of Lufkin.