LSU recognizes 52 University Medalists

Fifty-two LSU seniors received University Medals for graduating with the highest undergraduate grade-point averages as part of LSU’s 280th commencement exercises.

National Safe Boating week: 651 deaths in 2012 were preventable accidents

The Coast Guard kicked off the start of National Safe Boating Week with Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day at many of its units Friday.

Brady Center sues Georgia town that requires residents to own guns

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Nelson, Georgia, a small town north of Atlanta.

SU’s Messan Folivi named Chief Student Marshal for spring graduation

Messan D. Folivi is the chief student marshal for Southern University’s spring 2013 graduating class and will lead 714 graduates into the F.G. Clark Activity Center at 10:30 a.m.

Cigarette smuggling ring in East Coast may have terror links, officials say

A cigarette smuggling scheme that cost New York state millions of dollars in sales tax revenue may have raised funds for militant groups, authorities said.

Seven still missing from deadly Texas tornadoes

A North Texas community forged ahead in a massive cleanup, and the search for the missing continued Friday from 16 tornadoes that ripped through the area.

Two Minnesota women sentenced for funding Somali militants

A federal court has sentenced two Minnesota women to lengthy prison sentences for soliciting donations in the name of charity, then funneling the funds to Somali militants.

Senate Finance Committee gets first crack at budget

With millions of taxpayer dollars in their hands, state senators are getting their first look at the state's budget. The Finance Committee is deciding where cuts can be made and where money needs to go.

State troopers recognized, awarded for efforts

Officers from across the state were recognized today for their extraordinary efforts on the job.

Firefighters rescue woman from vehicle that crashed into Ward’s Creek

Firefighters and emergency responders saved a woman’s life after her vehicle crashed and landed at the bottom of an embankment.