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La. Fuel Team and state agencies coordinating efforts for 2013 Hurricane Season

The Louisiana Fuel Team held its annual meeting today at the state Department of Natural Resources to continue its preparations and plans to be ready for the 2013 Hurricane Season which begins June 1.

"Our Uniform to Yours" is a chance to donate unwanted school uniforms

As school comes to an end, there is now something you can do with those old or outgrown uniforms; you can donate them!

New presentation series to focus on firearm safety among youth in EBR

Multiple law enforcement agencies have banded together to develop an initiative to educate youth on firearm safety and awareness.

Starbucks pushing back smokers 25-feet from doorway

If you're a smoker and you like your Starbucks, you're going to have to find somewhere else to light up. The Seattle-based company will now require smokers to stand at least 25-feet away from the business while smoking.

Baton Rouge raid seizes $1 million in counterfeit shoes

Agents made one arrest and seized 3,082 pieces of fake designer shoes and purses with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1 million in a raid of a Baton Rouge store.

Large asteroid zipping past Earth, dragging its own moon along

An asteroid is whizzing past Earth on Friday -- and it's traveling with its own moon in tow. 1998 QE2, as it is called, will not come anywhere near enough to collide with our world.

Poll: Clinton's favorable ratings drop

In a new survey of potential 2016 presidential candidates, 52% of registered voters say they have a favorable opinion of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, down from 61% who said the same thing in February.

8th-grade spelling champ on hearing his word: 'I got this'

New York eighth-grader Arvind Mahankali is the fiercest speller around. No word can foil him, as he proved Thursday when he beat out other Scripps National Spelling Bee contestants by spelling "knaidel" correctly.

Seat belt checkpoint highlights importance of buckling up

One in five people in Louisiana put their lives in unnecessary danger every time they get in a car. And for many, the threat of a ticket is not enough to convince them to buckle their seat belt.

Mexican court frees Arizona mom accused of drug smuggling

A Mexican court released an American woman detained over allegations she tried to smuggle 12 pounds of marijuana under a bus seat.