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Baton Rouge woman uses pageant to mentor, inspire, educate about life with disabilities

A local woman who says she was never interested in pageants will represent Louisiana with a chance at a national crown.

July 4 celebrations marred by fireworks disasters, fatal parade accidents

A spate of fireworks debacles and tragic parade accidents tempered Independence Day celebrations across the country.

Protests against the NSA spring up across U.S.

Anti-NSA protesters took to the streets in cities across the United States on Thursday, using the Independence Day holiday to call attention to recent disclosures about the U.S. government's telephone and Internet surveillance programs.

MERS unlikely to cause pandemic - for now

For the past few months, near-daily reports of new cases and deaths from a new type of coronavirus called MERS raised fears that another pandemic, similar to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), was looming.

Artist using unique bead art to benefit city of Natchitoches

A New Orleans artist is using recycled Mardi Gras beads to give back to the city of Natchitoches. Bead Town is a compilation of classes, exhibits and art works that feature more than 100 mosaic pieces.

'Tony the Tiger' truckstop case headed to state supreme court

A Grosse Tete gas station that has a Tony, a live tiger, as an attraction is headed to the state supreme court. According to reports, a state district court and an appeals court said mistakes were made in the case.

Computer mouse inventor Douglas Engelbart dies

Douglas Engelbart, whose invention of the mouse transformed the way people interact with computers, has died.

Emotional reunion for 756th National Guard Unit on Independence Day

Family and friends of the 756th Area Support Medical Company have been doing a lot of waiting, nine months to be exact. Thursday morning they were more than ready to welcome home their loved ones and on such a fitting day.

People who live near False River say they're not scared; Flesh-eating bacteria in waterways

Many may be celebrating their holiday on the water, but be careful. One person has died and three others have been hospitalized from a flesh-eating bacteria on the Gulf Coast according to the Department of Health and Hospitals.

Family shocked by Fourth of July murder

A day that was supposed to be filled with family and laughter quickly crumbled Thursday morning for Annie McCarty when her brother-in-law, Ron Derison, was shot and killed.