Alumna Wendy Colonna to hold concert at NSU October 12

Singer Wendy Colonna will hold an album release concert at Northwestern State University Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Pavilion near the Athletic Fieldhouse. Admission is by donation. Students are admitted free.

DPS arrests 1,600 drunk drivers during holiday enforcement

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers made more than 1,600 DWI arrests during a special enforcement period recently, which included the Labor Day holiday.

Jazz Fest Foundation supports Demon band

The Natchitoches Jazz/R & B Foundation donated funds to sponsor the Demon pep band that performs at Northwestern State University basketball home games to provide the band with polo shirts for performances, meals on game day and incidentals

Votes are there to break shutdown, but not the will

President Barack Obama appeared Tuesday to have enough support in the House to approve legislation to reopen the federal government, which has been partially closed for a week over a bitter policy dispute with Republicans on health care.

Couple provide $10 million to keep Head Start programs open

Early childhood programs for low-income families in six states, forced to close because of the government shutdown, will reopen with the help of $10 million in emergency funding from billionaire Houston couple Laura and John Arnold, the Nationa

Syria civil war

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council that the international mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons is unprecedented and that the team faces many grave dangers.

NASCAR driver inspires others to 'never give up'

Standing on top of the No. 55 Aarons Dream Machine in victory lane, his fists pumping and the confetti flying, Brian Vickers wasn't just celebrating a victory. He wasn't just celebrating breaking a long losing streak.

Family desperate to have stolen chair back for special needs child

Anytime 3 year old Tiser Lusk goes out with his family, chances are his special feeder chair comes with him, at least until it was stolen. Tiser has kernicterus, a condition that left him with very little muscle control.

Tip leads to 8 arrested for drugs and weapons

Bossier City police arrested eight people and recovered narcotics, firearms and cash over the weekend after receiving an anonymous tip about drug activity at a room in a local hotel.