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Identity fraud hits new victim every two seconds

Every two seconds, another American becomes a victim of identity fraud.

Local recruits celebrate beginning of college careers on Signing Day

High school seniors have finished their football careers. But some of them scored big Wednesday.

Crazy things Americans tried to take on planes in 2013

Guns, grenades, human skull fragments and a pepper spray disguised as a lipstick -- just a few of the things confiscated by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers from travelers in U.S. airports last year.

Lane closures on Sunshine Bridge cause major traffic headaches for drivers

People who use the Sunshine Bridge to get across the Mississippi River are fed up with lane closures on the bridge.

Retired MLB pitcher Curt Schilling will fight cancer 'head on'

Curt Schilling -- a standout pitcher who belonged to three World Series championship teams before becoming an ESPN analyst -- has cancer, he announced Wednesday.

ATC looking to change number and types of alcohol permits

The ATC is exploring some new ways to make applying for an alcohol permit a little easier for smaller businesses.

BR locals weigh in on what Black History Month means to them

Did you know peanut butter was invented by an African-American? What about the wrench? It was re-invented by a black man? These are just a couple of examples of why Black History Month is so important.

State reports 25% more tech-ready schools

Louisiana schools that are technology-ready have increased by almost 25% since July 2013, according to a semi-annual report by the Louisiana Department of Education.

Kick out those who sexually abuse children, UN panel tells Vatican

In an unprecedented report, a United Nations committee slammed the Vatican's handling of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and accused the church of protecting itself rather than the victims.

CVS stores to stop selling tobacco

Want to pick up a pack of cigarettes with your prescription refill? A major U.S. pharmacy chain is breaking that habit.