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Storm chasing: Science, thrill-seeking or tourism?

A menacing tornado churned behind Mike Eilts as the storm chaser's truck sped away. It seemed like the perfect escape, until Eilts realized he was barreling toward a dead end.

Sex assault in military 'enemy to morale, readiness,' senator says

Calling sexual assault in the military "an enemy to morale and readiness," Sen. James Inhofe urged his colleagues on the Senate Armed Services committee to tread carefully in tackling the issue.

Mississippi man indicted, allegedly sent ricin letters to Obama and other officials

A Mississippi man was indicted Monday in the mailing of ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and two other officials.

Baker residents likely to pay more for city services

The Baker city council has about a week to fix a 21 percent deficit in the 2013-14 budget. Odds are, residents will be asked to fill much of the gap.

Missouri residents told to evacuate after levee breach

Hundreds of people were being evacuated from their homes in Missouri after a levee was breached Monday night.

Pennington Biomedical begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy

Pennington Biomedical Research Center announced today that it is recruiting volunteers for a new clinical study that will compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common

Researchers: We can hack an iPhone through the charger

Apple devices, from Macs to iPhones, have always been able to boast of advanced safety from viruses, spam and the like. Now, apparently, not even your phone charger is safe.

Port Allen police officers deal with deteriorating cars, want new fleet

When Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown looks at his fleet of squad cars he sees one thing: a safety hazard. The department currently has 21 cars, excluding detective vehicles, of which only 4 cars are in good condition.

Families celebrate possibility of 200 New Opportunity Waivers

Tiera Brown was diagnosed with autism when she was only two, for eight years now the brown family has been waiting for a New Opportunity Waiver to get help for some of Tiera's everyday needs.

Meat prices continue to rise, concerning local meat markets

The whole western side of our nation is in a state of exceptional drought but here at home, we're feeling the effects in the cost and availability of beef. Grain and beef prices are skyrocketing nationwide.