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Central Thruway project almost complete: locals excited

The Central Thruway is nearing its projected completion date after years of construction.

ATC conducting summer crackdown on unlawful sales of alcohol and tobacco to minors

Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert announced that his Agency will conduct an increased number of random compliance checks at alcoholic beverage and tobacco retail outlets statewide during the summer m

Last radio transmission reveals pilot knew he was going to crash; Baker investigation continues

The cockpit voice recorder aboard the plane that crashed in Baker is being examined in Washington, DC, according to information provided in the preliminary investigation report.

SCAM ALERT: Life Watch scam promises free emergency alert service

An emergency alert service is targeting seniors, scamming them out of money.

Is gold losing its safe haven appeal?

The recent volatility in global financial markets hasn't done much to boost falling gold prices. Despite choppy trading in stocks and bonds, gold prices have struggled to move back above $1,400 an ounce.

Gas line explosion in Washington Parish causes mass power outage; no injuries

Thousands are without power after a 30-inch gas line exploded in Washington Parish. Fortunately, there are no injuries reported.

Medical examiner in North Carolina hotel death cases resigns

The death of an 11-year-old boy at a Boone, North Carolina, hotel could have been prevented had police been told that the carbon monoxide that killed him was also to blame for two earlier deaths in the same room, the city's police chief sai

Man points fake grenade launcher at cars; uncle convicted of terrorism hoax

A man who paraded his cloaked 16-year-old nephew around a busy Phoenix intersection with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher was found guilty Monday on endangerment and terrorism hoax charges.

Sports fans unsure if firing Atlanta radio hosts for Gleason jokes was right decision

Three Atlanta radio personalities were fired Monday, hours after making light of Steve Gleason's fight against ALS.

Florida blocks cities, counties from voting on sick pay laws

A new Florida law prevents cities and counties from requiring businesses to pay employees for sick days.