SPAR announces July 4th public swim hours

POOL SITE PUBLIC                                                     SWIM HOURS

DOTD issues Independence Day travel advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is advising drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana on Independence Day (Thursday, July 4).

'Painting with a Twist' to be taught July 13

Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer Painting with a Twist on Saturday, July 13.

19 firefighters killed in Arizona blaze; 'Our entire crew was lost'

They were part of an elite squad who confronted wildfires up close, setting up barriers to stop the spreading destruction.

Texas A&M to auction 12THMAN license plate

No one has ever had 12THMAN on an official Texas license plate.

Cirque du Soleil performer killed in Las Vegas show

A performer from the famed troupe Cirque du Soleil died in a weekend accident during a show at a Las Vegas casino, authorities said Sunday.

NFL has 'no plans' to promote Obamacare

The National Football League has "no plans" to work with the Obama administration in educating the public about the president's controversial health care reform, according to an NFL spokesman.

Obama pledges $7 billion to upgrade power in Africa

-- U.S. President Barack Obama pledged $7 billion Sunday to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa.

McCain, Schumer on Snowden: Russia should pay a price

Two high-profile senators on Sunday continued to admonish Russia for not handing over Edward Snowden, the leaker of National Security Agency secrets who's hiding in Russia as he seeks asylum in Ecuador.

9 people shot at Brooklyn house party

Nine people were shot in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn early Sunday morning at a house party, police said.