What is a "universal" background check?

Since President Obama made his announcement Wednesday, asking for universal background checks on all gun sales, universal background check has become a catchphrase. But what exactly is a universal background check?

South TX city makes largest synthetic drug bust in its history

It's considered the largest drug seizure of synthetic narcotics in the city of San Juan, but thanks to the San Juan Police those narcotics are now off the street.

Texarkana student brings gun to school

Last week, when police heard that there was a gun at College Hill Middle in Texarkana, Arkansas, they thought the worst.

Five shot after NOLA MLK Day parade

Five people were wounded in a shooting at the intersection of LaSalle Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Monday afternoon. Officials said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Shreveport officer placed on paid leave

A Shreveport officer was been placed on administrative leave Monday evening by Police Chief Willie Shaw following allegations of policy violations.

MLK day of service

Schools along with businesses across the country were closed today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But for some Ark-La-Tex residents, they wanted to take advantage of this day off.

WARNING VIOLENT: Gun misfires in failed assassination attempt

EDITOR'S NOTE: This video contains violence and may not be suitable for all audiences. On Saturday, a man has attacked the leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party at a national conference in Sofia.

Grambling band performs for President Obama

The Grambling State Marching Band performed at the National Mall Sunday night for CNN. But Monday, they're one of only two marching bands returning for the president's second inauguration parade.

Woman refused to return friend’s child, arrested for kidnapping

A Mississippi woman was arrested after she allegedly refused to return a 4 year old child to her mother in New Iberia.

Crowd of 800,000 to welcome Obama to second half of his presidency

A day after formally beginning his second term, President Barack Obama on Monday takes part in the full trappings of his inauguration by reciting the oath of office in front of a crowd expected to number between 800,000 and 900,000 people.