Texas ranks 2nd in Top States for Business

CNBC and First in Business Worldwide is counting down the Top 5 States for Business during CNBC's Business Day programming and on CNBC.com.

Governor Perry appeals President's denial of major disaster declation for West explosion

Texas Governor Rick Perry formally appealed President Barack Obama's decision to deny a major disaster declaration that would provide additional federal assistance to the people of West as the community continues to recover from the deadly

High school students attend energy camp

HIgh school students from Natchitoches, DeSoto, and Red River Parishes are now learning about energy and other rleated careers during Energy Camp Louisiana.

Bossier PD seeks help in locating runaway teen

The Bossier City Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating a teenager who ran away from home last week.

VIDEO: ETX kids wrangle gators over holiday weekend

An alligator-catching contest in South Texas is a big draw over the long holiday weekend. The Gator Rescue Wildlife Park in Beaumont holds the annual event.

INFO: What to do if your child runs away from home

Realizing that your child has run away from home is filled with emotion - anger that she would do such a thing; fear for her safety; shame that others may think that you are not a "good" parent.

VIDEO: 'Stop, drop, roll' saves man's life after car smashes into gas pump, catches fire

A Tennessee man is in the hospital recovering from severe burns to his body after a fiery accident. Authorities say the simple thing he did after the impact likely saved his life.

City of Shreveport launches new user friendly website

The City of Shreveport recently launched its new website, designed to be more interactive and userfriendly for citizens.

Louisiana State Penitentiary donates guard tower to new Smithsonian museum in D.C.

One historical piece of Louisiana will soon be represented in Washington D.C. The more than 100 year-old guard tower from Louisiana State Penitentiary's Camp H is being donating to a new Smithsonian Museum.

VIDEO: Cleveland kidnapping victims speak out for the first time

For the first time since their rescue two months ago, the world is hearing directly from the three women who were held captive in Cleveland for a decade.