Baton Rouge SNAP recipients worry about losing benefits

House lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would cut food stamp programs by billions across the country.

LSU Rural Life Museum expands; Burden Museum and Gardens

If you like the LSU Rural Life Museum, you're going love it even more now. The Burden family donated even more land to make the attraction bigger and better than ever.

Toddler playing with lighter responsible for fire that caused $25,000 of damage

A 4-year-old is responsible for accidentally starting a fire that caused $25,000 of damage. Fortunately, no one was injured.

First Miss America of Indian descent embraces discussion on diversity

Ready or not America, Nina Davuluri is the new girl next door. That's how the 24-year-old Indian-American woman sees herself, she explained to CNN's Erin Burnett on Wednesday, three days after being crowned Miss America.

Navy Yard shooting: Navy orders 3 reviews

Sec. of the Navy Ray Mabus on Wednesday night ordered three reviews into security clearances in the wake of the Navy Yard shootings, including into whether red flags were missed on gunman Aaron Alexis' clearance.

Brain-eating amoeba may be linked to Hurricane Katrina

A rare brain-eating amoeba that killed a 4-year-old boy in Louisiana may be a result of Hurricane Katrina. Tests of St. Bernard Parish water supply confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri.

Family of murdered teen asks for help paying for his funeral

 Kino Harris was shot and killed three weeks ago. But his family has not been able to bury him, and they need your help before they run out of time.

$400 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Lexington, South Carolina

You were more likely to be struck by lightning or attacked by a shark -- maybe even at the same time -- than win Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

2012 work-related fatalities decline in Louisiana

The number of work-related fatalities in 2012 in Louisiana declined to 106, according to a preliminary count by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Pastor speaks out after fire at fellowship hall in Baker

Friendship baptist church members are praying and picking up the pieces Wednesday after a car crashed into and burned their fellowship hall near central. The church itself was not damaged.