Tropical Depression Seven forms in Caribbean, no impact to Gulf

The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Depression Seven in the northern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday. Impacts are forecast to stay minimal in the continental United States, especially in the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas high school stabbings: 1 student killed, 3 injured, police say

A 17-year-old student was killed and three other students were injured in stabbings Wednesday morning at a Houston-area high school, Harris County authorities said.

OLOL opens new LSU Health Urgent Care Center in North Baton Rouge

Governor Bobby Jindal joined community leaders and officials from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOL) and LSU to mark the opening of the new LSU Health Baton Rouge Urgent Care Center in North Baton Rouge.

Impairment suspected in Calcasieu Parish pedestrian fatality

A Sulphur man was struck and killed on I-10 eastbound by a vehicle.

Embattled former football star Aaron Hernandez asks for delay in federal civil lawsuit

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is asking a Miami federal judge for a delay in defending himself against a lawsuit accusing him of shooting a man in the face in Florida.

'Under God' part of Pledge of Allegiance under review in Massachusetts

The Pledge of Allegiance is recited in classrooms across the country every morning -- and because of the words "under God," it is heard in courtrooms across the country seemingly just as often these days.

10 months later, Hurricane Sandy's 'blessing': Treasures wash ashore

Professed "Jersey girl" Christeena Hockin-Minopetros began collecting sea glass from the New Jersey shore when she was 5.

Data show some two-year degrees worth more than four-year counterparts

Time isn't always money when it comes to higher education.

Ariel Castro, Cleveland kidnapper, found hanged in prison cell

Ariel Castro, who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for kidnapping and raping three women, as well as murder, was found hanging in his prison cell Tuesday night.

Bayou Road in Donaldsonville to experience road closure for three days

Starting tomorrow, La. Hwy 1 (Bayou Road) in Donaldsonville will be closed for the next two days. DOTD reports that the closure is necessary for maintenance work at the Union Pacific Railroad overpass location.