5 things to know about marijuana in the U.S.

There appears to be a shift in the United States in favor of relaxing marijuana laws. Making pot legal, supporters say, can simultaneously provide relief for the sick and poke a hole in the operations of drug cartels.

5-year-old girl in New Orleans dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 5-year-old girl in New Orleans died Sunday after, police believe, she accidentally shot herself in the head.

Transgender first-grader wins the right to use girls' restroom

 A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado school.

Wallenda walks fine line high above river gorge

His high-wire walk didn't start well. Perched on a 2-inch-thick metal cable, 1,500 feet in the air, daredevil Nik Wallenda spat on his hands and wiped the soles of his moccasins.

Shreveport Police seek whereabouts of missing man

Shreveport Police need your assistance to locate a missing man who has not been seen or heard from since Saturday afternoon.

The Zimmerman trial: What you need to know

Opening statements begin Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.

Bossier City man arrested for stabbing brother with a roofing knife

A Bossier City man is behind bars after stabbing his brother. Bossier City Police were called this morning for a man who had stabbed his brother with a roofing knife during an altercation.

Obama to tackle climate change in speech

President Barack Obama will announce his plans to "reduce carbon pollution" in a climate change speech next week, the White House announced Saturday.

Stunt plane crashes in Ohio; 2 dead

A stunt plane crashed at an Ohio air show on Saturday, killing two people, organizers said. A wing walker was performing on a Stearman biplane when it plunged to the ground, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.

Police asking drivers to avoid I-10 for traffic congestion

Louisiana State Police are asking you to avoid I-10 near the LA/MS line. Traffic is backed up because of a vehicle on fire just twi miles into MS. At this time no lanes are blocked, but traffic is congested.