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Place nonperishable food items at your mailbox to help Stamp Out Hunger

Tomorrow, postal workers will collect more than mail. They will give you a chance to help those less fortunate during the national Stamp Out Hunger drive.

Fallen power line sparks blaze at home on Carlotta Street

A fallen power line ignited a fire at a home on Carlotta Street that was being used for storage.

Ascension: Digging prohibited within 1,500 feet of Mississippi River levee

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced that all digging and excavating within 1,500 feet of the Mississippi River levee in Ascension Parish is prohibited until further notice.

Stamp prices could rise again

The U.S. Postal Service board will look into hiking postage prices on all types of mail, as losses continue to plague the agency, the chief of the board said Friday.

What caused the West, TX plant explosion? Criminal investigation launched

Texas authorities are launching a criminal investigation into last month's deadly fertilizer distribution facility explosion in West, Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday.

Lightning strike causes $1.3 million in damage to Louisiana Association of Realtors building

A lightning strike caused $1.3 million in damage this morning after a building became engulfed in flames.

Commander: International Space Station crew plans spacewalk to fix leak

The International Space Station crew is preparing for a spacewalk to address leaking ammonia from a cooling system, the commander said Friday.

Prince Harry focuses on veterans in Washington

Prince Harry started off his second day in the United States with a solemn visit to Arlington National Cemetery, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Crews finish installing World Trade Center spire

Construction workers bolted a 408-foot spire into place atop One World Trade Center on Friday, symbolically capping New York's comeback after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Tour du Rouge riders raise $500,000 for the American Red Cross

Nearly a hundred bicyclists are on their way from Houston to New Orleans for the fifth annual Tour du Rouge.