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Fire destroys Shreveport funeral home

A fire destroyed the Patterson Funeral home Wednesday morning on the 1200 block of North Hearne Avenue.

Powerball jackpot reaches $320 million

Jackpot fever is again sweeping the state as lottery players in Texas and across the country play to win the fourth largest Powerball® jackpot in the history of the game.

Nidal Hasan appears in court with beard, held in contempt for 3rd time

Military Judge Col. Gregory A. Gross in the case of United States vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan began the Aug. 14 hearing with another contempt proceeding as he has done in the previous three hearings.

Dallas County considers aerial spraying in West Nile outbreak

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing guidance for people concerned about potential aerial spraying to control mosquitoes in their areas.

Area residents worry drilling relief may not fix Louisiana sinkhole

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says they've approved a permit for a relief well in Assumption Parish, but the concerns continue near Bayou Corne.

West Nile virus prompts public health emergency in Dallas County

A West Nile virus epidemic has prompted a public health emergency in Dallas County, Texas, a judge declared Friday. The virus there has infected 175 people, said Patricia Huston of Dallas County Health and Human Services.

Army private gets 2 life sentences for plan to attack Ft. Hood soldiers

Army Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo was sentenced to life in prison Friday for planning to bomb a restaurant in Killeen, Texas, when it was filled with soldiers and their families.

Heisman hopeful, LSU football player Tyrann Mathieu kicked off team

LSU Head Coach Les Miles called a special press conference today to announce that Tyrann Mathieu has been removed from the team due to a policy violation.

Louisiana charter school changing pregnancy test requirement

A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that required pregnant students to be removed from class and home-schooled, pending board approval, a school official said Thursday.

Police investigate late-night slaying in SE Houston

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; police are investigating an apparent homicide in a southeast Houston neighborhood.