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Early discussion under way on Boston bombing suspect avoiding death penalty

Preliminary talks have been under way "for the past few days" to allow Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to resume providing investigators with information about the attacks in exchange for having the death penalty taken off the t

Louisiana sees record agriculture earnings at $11 billion

Agriculture in Louisiana has had a record year, and now the numbers are out that prove it.

Home price rise continues to pick up speed

The pace of home prices increases continued to accelerate in February, according to a measure released Tuesday that showed the biggest gain since near the height of the housing bubble.

Police: 'Grasping at straws' in Michigan kidnap case

Somebody took Jessica Heeringa from a Michigan gas station Friday night. Police seem certain of that but say they're "grasping at straws" for other evidence that might help them find the 25-year-old cashier.

Blast probe finds female DNA on bomb fragment, sources say

Investigators have found traces of a woman's DNA on a fragment of one of the pressure cooker bombs used in the Boston Marathon bombings, law enforcement sources told CNN.

Philadelphia woman charged with kidnapping girl from school, raping her

A Philadelphia woman was indicted this week, accused of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school by posing as her mother, raping her and leaving her barely clothed and crying at a playground.

Lawmakers deny Jindal proposal to cut budgets of domestic violence programs

Three budget amendments approved by the House Committee on Appropriations would reject proposed reductions in funding for programs that fight domestic violence in Louisiana.

EBR breakaway school district clears senate finance committee

The breakaway school district is one step closer to being created. Today a senate finance committee cleared the bill that allows for money to be given to the district if it's made.

NASA probe gets close views of large Saturn hurricane

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole.

Metairie woman killed after being ejected from scooter during crash on I-10

A Metairie woman was killed on I-10 this afternoon after crashing into a barrier on her scooter.