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  • Got Back Pain? What You're Taking May Not Be Working

    Got Back Pain? What You're Taking May Not Be Working

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:06:50 GMT
    (NBC) Acetaminophen may not be the best way to treat back pain. Placebo worked the same in some studies. More >>
    (NBC) Acetaminophen may not be the best way to treat back pain. Placebo worked the same in some studies. More >>
  • Amazon Sales Are Up And So Are Losses

    Amazon Sales Are Up And So Are Losses

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:03:15 GMT
    (NBC) Amazon lost more than market-watchers anticipated, even though sales were up. More >>
    (NBC) Amazon lost more than market-watchers anticipated, even though sales were up. More >>
  • You May Want To Get Used To Late Mail

    You May Want To Get Used To Late Mail

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:58:47 GMT
    (NBC) The amount of late-delivered mail is increasing. The Postal Service points to a number of reasons.More >>
    (NBC) The amount of late-delivered mail is increasing. The Postal Service points to a number of reasons.More >>
  • Been To The Movies Lately?

    Been To The Movies Lately?

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:54:47 GMT
    (NBC) Fewer people are going to the movies these days. The flicks that are on screen aren't making as much money.More >>
    (NBC) Fewer people are going to the movies these days. The flicks that are on screen aren't making as much money.More >>
  • LaSalle announces campaign for mayor

    LaSalle announces campaign for mayor

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:27:26 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -The race for the position as mayor of Alexandria continues to heat up. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -The race for the position as mayor of Alexandria continues to heat up. More >>
  • Update on armed robbery at Simmesport Family Dollar store

    Update on armed robbery at Simmesport Family Dollar store

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:00:21 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The fourth and final suspect in last week's Family Dollar armed robbery in Simmesport was arrested and charged on Thursday, July 24.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The fourth and final suspect in last week's Family Dollar armed robbery in Simmesport was arrested and charged on Thursday, July 24.More >>
  • Friday's Weekend Planner

    Friday's Weekend Planner

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:37:24 GMT
    Across Central Louisiana this weekend, a ridge of high pressure will move into our region. So, expect rain chances to be low and temperatures climbing into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker as a ridge of high pressure anchors its self over the region. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are out...More >>
    Across Central Louisiana this weekend, a ridge of high pressure will move into our region. So, expect rain chances to be low and temperatures climbing into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker as a ridge of high pressure anchors its self over the region. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are out...More >>
  • Florida judge overturns gay marriage ban

    Florida judge overturns gay marriage ban

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:30:01 GMT
    MIAMI (AP) - A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.More >>
    MIAMI (AP) - A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.
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  • West Nile death reported in Caddo

    West Nile death reported in Caddo

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:20:49 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Caddo Parish resident has died from the West Nile virus.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Caddo Parish resident has died from the West Nile virus.More >>
  • Man run over by own truck during road rage

    Man run over by own truck during road rage

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:18:05 GMT
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.More >>
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.More >>
  • Honey bee stings Texas man about 1,000 times

    Honey bee stings Texas man about 1,000 times

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:17:09 GMT
    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.More >>
    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.More >>
  • Toddler crashes jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    Toddler crashes jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:16:16 GMT
    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. More >>
    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. More >>
  • Naked thieves take burgers from Florida eatery

    Naked thieves take burgers from Florida eatery

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:15:32 GMT
    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."More >>
    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."More >>
  • Texas family gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

    Texas family gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:12:42 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - A Harris County mother will receive a tribute flag for her son more than nine years after he was killed while serving as a Marine in Iraq.More >>
    HOUSTON (AP) - A Harris County mother will receive a tribute flag for her son more than nine years after he was killed while serving as a Marine in Iraq.More >>
  • How flight attendants keep flying after air disasters

    How flight attendants keep flying after air disasters

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:09:58 GMT
    These flight attendants sent a photo showing their black ribbons to a colleague at another airline who writes a blog, "Confessions of a Trolley Dolly" (cnn.com)These flight attendants sent a photo showing their black ribbons to a colleague at another airline who writes a blog, "Confessions of a Trolley Dolly" (cnn.com)
    (CNN) -- Seeing the images of the mangled wreckage of an aircraft after a crash is difficult for any flight attendant.More >>
    (CNN) -- Seeing the images of the mangled wreckage of an aircraft after a crash is difficult for any flight attendant.
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  • UPDATE: Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 3 children

    UPDATE: Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 3 children

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:00:04 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. More >>
  • Woman gets 4 years for stealing $5M from nonprofit

    Woman gets 4 years for stealing $5M from nonprofit

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:57:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman known for donating gowns from her Maryland bridal shop to military brides has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for stealing more than $5 million from her nonprofit employer.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman known for donating gowns from her Maryland bridal shop to military brides has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for stealing more than $5 million from her nonprofit employer.More >>
  • US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

    US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:56:04 GMT
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.More >>
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.More >>
  • Saturday's Outdoor Planner

    Saturday's Outdoor Planner

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:55:26 GMT
    Here is Saturday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 12:15-2:15pm and we will give it an "B+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see hot humid conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and low rain chances on the board through the afternoon. The Hot Humid feel will be accompanied by unseasonably warm temps. Those who spend prolong...More >>
    Here is Saturday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 12:15-2:15pm and we will give it an "B+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see hot humid conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and low rain chances on the board through the afternoon. The Hot Humid feel will be accompanied by unseasonably warm temps. Those who spend prolong...More >>
  • Justice Dept. monitoring NYC police death probe

    Justice Dept. monitoring NYC police death probe

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:55:05 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has been in touch with the family of a New York City man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has been in touch with the family of a New York City man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.More >>
  • Prosecutors consider charges after burglar killed

    Prosecutors consider charges after burglar killed

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:53:43 GMT
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors are considering whether to file charges against an 80-year-old California man who says he fatally shot a burglar in the back as she fled his home.More >>
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors are considering whether to file charges against an 80-year-old California man who says he fatally shot a burglar in the back as she fled his home.More >>
  • No Activity in the Tropics

    No Activity in the Tropics

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:52:48 GMT
    Friday, July 255:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There are a few Tropical Waves on the board. However none of the active waves are producing significant convection or organization.For a continued look into the tropics and preparedness tips, follow the link below to the First Alert Hurricane Center.http://www.kalb.com/category/187198/hurricane-centerMeteorologist Dorrell WenningerMore >>
    Friday, July 255:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There are a few Tropical Waves on the board. However none of the active waves are producing significant convection or organization.For a continued look into the tropics and preparedness tips, follow the link below to the First Alert Hurricane Center.http://www.kalb.com/category/187198/hurricane-centerMeteorologist Dorrell WenningerMore >>
  • Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

    Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:51:27 GMT
    MOSCOW (AP) - Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.More >>
    MOSCOW (AP) - Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.
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  • Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:49:27 GMT
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law that restricts what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.More >>
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law that restricts what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.More >>
  • La. attorney joins in appeal of Ind. marriage case

    La. attorney joins in appeal of Ind. marriage case

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:48:19 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general has joined his counterparts in eight other states in supporting an appeal of a ruling that found Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general has joined his counterparts in eight other states in supporting an appeal of a ruling that found Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.More >>
  • Obama asks Central American leaders for help

    Obama asks Central American leaders for help

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:47:49 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.More >>
  • 2 inmates injure 3 guards at private prison

    2 inmates injure 3 guards at private prison

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:46:39 GMT
    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.More >>
    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.More >>
  • Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

    Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:45:40 GMT
    MISSION, Texas (AP) - A recent patrol with state troopers on the Rio Grande illustrates the challenges that as many as 1,000 National Guard troops will face along the Texas-Mexico border in deterring criminal activity.More >>
    MISSION, Texas (AP) - A recent patrol with state troopers on the Rio Grande illustrates the challenges that as many as 1,000 National Guard troops will face along the Texas-Mexico border in deterring criminal activity.More >>
  • 2 men charged with leaving children in locked car

    2 men charged with leaving children in locked car

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:44:30 GMT
    HITCHCOCK, Texas (AP) - Two men have been arrested after police say they left two children inside a locked car for about 30 minutes outside a Texas gas station.More >>
    HITCHCOCK, Texas (AP) - Two men have been arrested after police say they left two children inside a locked car for about 30 minutes outside a Texas gas station.More >>
  • Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

    Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:41:50 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Congress has passed a bill that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers.More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - Congress has passed a bill that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers.
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  • Ex-Rayville official pleads guilty to malfeasance

    Ex-Rayville official pleads guilty to malfeasance

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:34:54 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Former Rayville Public Works Director Arad Lorenzo Brown faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of malfeasance in office.More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Former Rayville Public Works Director Arad Lorenzo Brown faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of malfeasance in office.More >>
  • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:31:37 GMT
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday.More >>
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday.
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  • Woman sentenced for oil spill fraud

    Woman sentenced for oil spill fraud

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:22:14 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for submitting false claims to get oil-spill recovery money.More >>
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for submitting false claims to get oil-spill recovery money.
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  • Pope's trip to Philadelphia not yet confirmed, archdiocese says

    Pope's trip to Philadelphia not yet confirmed, archdiocese says

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:17:12 GMT
    BUDA MENDES, GETTY IMAGESBUDA MENDES, GETTY IMAGES
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS News) -- There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS News) -- There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.
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  • FIBA to review 'discriminatory' ban on headgear

    FIBA to review 'discriminatory' ban on headgear

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:36:39 GMT
    GENEVA (AP) — Basketball's governing body will review its ban on players wearing headgear after claims Muslim and Sikh players were being discriminated against.FIBA says it will review the issue and "decide how to proceed in the best interest of the sport" at an Aug. 27 meeting in Sevilla, Spain, ahead of the World Cup.The United States Olympic Committee and India's government this week called for an end to the ban.The USOC was urged by the Council on American-Islamic Relations to intervene w...More >>
    GENEVA (AP) — Basketball's governing body will review its ban on players wearing headgear after claims Muslim and Sikh players were being discriminated against.FIBA says it will review the issue and "decide how to proceed in the best interest of the sport" at an Aug. 27 meeting in Sevilla, Spain, ahead of the World Cup.The United States Olympic Committee and India's government this week called for an end to the ban.The USOC was urged by the Council on American-Islamic Relations to intervene w...More >>
  • Jeffrey W. Hall: Mayoral announcement

    Jeffrey W. Hall: Mayoral announcement

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:00:52 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Jeffrey W. Hall will be announcing his Mayoral Candidacy on Monday, July 28th.From 11 am to 11 pm at the Alexandria Riverfront Center, Hall will be hosting an event that will include voter registration, voter education, speakers, and vendors.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Jeffrey W. Hall will be announcing his Mayoral Candidacy on Monday, July 28th.From 11 am to 11 pm at the Alexandria Riverfront Center, Hall will be hosting an event that will include voter registration, voter education, speakers, and vendors.More >>
  • Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC

    Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:38:04 GMT
    LSU coach Les Miles speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)LSU coach Les Miles speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers, creating more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching.No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight years, and LSU has had the most of any program two years running."We do lead college football in three-and-outs," Tigers coach Les Miles said.It's not a distinction...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers, creating more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching.No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight years, and LSU has had the most of any program two years running."We do lead college football in three-and-outs," Tigers coach Les Miles said.It's not a distinction...More >>
  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:05:20 GMT
    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.More >>
    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.More >>
  • Taiwan plane survivor crawled out, phoned her dad

    Taiwan plane survivor crawled out, phoned her dad

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:35:07 GMT
    XIXI, Taiwan (CBS) -- The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.Hung Yu-ting escaped through a hole in the fuselage that opened up after theplane plowed into homes Wednesday while attempting to land on the outlying resort island of Penghu, killing 48 people."She called me on the phone to say the plane had crashed and exploded but that she had alrea...More >>
    XIXI, Taiwan (CBS) -- The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.Hung Yu-ting escaped through a hole in the fuselage that opened up after theplane plowed into homes Wednesday while attempting to land on the outlying resort island of Penghu, killing 48 people."She called me on the phone to say the plane had crashed and exploded but that she had alrea...More >>
  • Israeli Media: Israel rejects Gaza truce plan

    Israeli Media: Israel rejects Gaza truce plan

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:26:33 GMT
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media say the country's Security Cabinet has unanimously rejected a U.S. proposal for a temporary pause in Israel-Hamas fighting.The proposal by Secretary of State John Kerry calls for a temporary truce during which Israel and Hamas would hold indirect talks about easing the border closure of the blockaded Gaza Strip. Hamas has demanded that Gaza's crossings be opened.Israel TV reports that on Friday evening, Israel's Security Cabinet — which groups top ministers on s...More >>
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media say the country's Security Cabinet has unanimously rejected a U.S. proposal for a temporary pause in Israel-Hamas fighting.The proposal by Secretary of State John Kerry calls for a temporary truce during which Israel and Hamas would hold indirect talks about easing the border closure of the blockaded Gaza Strip. Hamas has demanded that Gaza's crossings be opened.Israel TV reports that on Friday evening, Israel's Security Cabinet — which groups top ministers on s...More >>
  • Could Migrant Children Get Refugee Status? 6 Things to Know

    Could Migrant Children Get Refugee Status? 6 Things to Know

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:21:43 GMT
    (NBC)-- Presidents of three countries in Central America have come to Washington to meet with President Barack Obama about stemming the exodus of their children to the U.S border. The administration has been trying to speed up the return of families and children, but a proposal to change a 2008 law that grants unaccompanied children opportunities to apply to stay in the U.S. has run into problems with Democrats.An idea on the table at the President's meeting is to allow children to apply for ...More >>
    (NBC)-- Presidents of three countries in Central America have come to Washington to meet with President Barack Obama about stemming the exodus of their children to the U.S border. The administration has been trying to speed up the return of families and children, but a proposal to change a 2008 law that grants unaccompanied children opportunities to apply to stay in the U.S. has run into problems with Democrats.An idea on the table at the President's meeting is to allow children to apply for ...More >>
  • Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:10:28 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.Magistrate Harry Cantrell's decision came despite arguments Friday by an attorney for 20-year-old Trung Le that Le didn't fire the first shot or the shot that killed a 21-year-old woman. Nine other people were injured in the June 29 shooting.Cantrell says Le's hearing date remains Aug. 26.Prosecutors must demonstrate at the preliminary h...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.Magistrate Harry Cantrell's decision came despite arguments Friday by an attorney for 20-year-old Trung Le that Le didn't fire the first shot or the shot that killed a 21-year-old woman. Nine other people were injured in the June 29 shooting.Cantrell says Le's hearing date remains Aug. 26.Prosecutors must demonstrate at the preliminary h...More >>
  • Radar catches mayfly swarm on Mississippi River

    Radar catches mayfly swarm on Mississippi River

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:05:53 GMT
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mayflies have begun hatching in the Mississippi River, emerging from the water in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and other surfaces and leave behind a slimy mess.The National Weather Service in La Crosse captured a massive swarm on radar Sunday night as flies emerged from the river to mate and drifted north with the wind.The radar loop shows yellow spots directly over the river as the flies emerge from the water. The swarm morphs into a green band...More >>
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mayflies have begun hatching in the Mississippi River, emerging from the water in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and other surfaces and leave behind a slimy mess.The National Weather Service in La Crosse captured a massive swarm on radar Sunday night as flies emerged from the river to mate and drifted north with the wind.The radar loop shows yellow spots directly over the river as the flies emerge from the water. The swarm morphs into a green band...More >>
  • Emily's Adventures: museum & a milkshake

    Emily's Adventures: museum & a milkshake

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:35:36 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- We have trekked through the woods, shopped for local produce, and stepped back in time to explore local history. This week, we are getting a little bit of air-conditioning.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- We have trekked through the woods, shopped for local produce, and stepped back in time to explore local history. This week, we are getting a little bit of air-conditioning.More >>
  • LSU Faster Cancer Drugs

    LSU Faster Cancer Drugs

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:36:30 GMT
    LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug testMore >>
    LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug testMore >>
  • APD requests public assistance in tire theft cases. Possible reward!

    APD requests public assistance in tire theft cases. Possible reward!

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:26:28 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Alexandria Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in solving a series of tire wheel thefts in the recent past.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Alexandria Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in solving a series of tire wheel thefts in the recent past.More >>
  • Why Comic-Con truly is the "Super Bowl of conventions"

    Why Comic-Con truly is the "Super Bowl of conventions"

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:21:34 GMT
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS News) - Opening day of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention attracted thousands of comic book fans from around the world.More >>
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS News) - Opening day of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention attracted thousands of comic book fans from around the world.More >>
  • Desperate for painkillers, man self-inflicted injuries

    Desperate for painkillers, man self-inflicted injuries

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:20:16 GMT
    (CBS News) - It's been over a year since the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) starting tracking him, but on July 18, a man known as John Doe was finally taken into custody.More >>
    (CBS News) - It's been over a year since the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) starting tracking him, but on July 18, a man known as John Doe was finally taken into custody.More >>
  • Doctor had gun, wounded hospital shooter, prosecutor says

    Doctor had gun, wounded hospital shooter, prosecutor says

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:10:25 GMT
    DARBY, Pa. (CBS News) - A doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting Thursday afternoon at a suburban hospital campus in Darby, Pa. returned fire and wounded the patient, authorities said.More >>
    DARBY, Pa. (CBS News) - A doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting Thursday afternoon at a suburban hospital campus in Darby, Pa. returned fire and wounded the patient, authorities said.More >>
  • Mystery of "creepy" dolls left on California doorsteps solved

    Mystery of "creepy" dolls left on California doorsteps solved

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:03:11 GMT
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (CBS News) -- Deputies investigating the appearance of 10 porcelain dolls placed on the front porches of several families in the Talega area found out Thursday evening that the gesture was meant to be nice, not creepy, CBS Los Angeles reported.More >>
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (CBS News) -- Deputies investigating the appearance of 10 porcelain dolls placed on the front porches of several families in the Talega area found out Thursday evening that the gesture was meant to be nice, not creepy, CBS Los Angeles reported.More >>
  • Lawn chemicals can stay in body for "years, even decades"

    Lawn chemicals can stay in body for "years, even decades"

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:00:15 GMT
    (CBS News) - The pesticides you use on your lawn to get rid of weeds and insects are part of a $10 billion-a-year industry. More >>
    (CBS News) - The pesticides you use on your lawn to get rid of weeds and insects are part of a $10 billion-a-year industry. More >>
  • Aviation disasters put industry under a microscope

    Aviation disasters put industry under a microscope

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:59:30 GMT
    (CBS News) - The Air Algerie crash is the latest in a series of incidents in the aftermath of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.More >>
    (CBS News) - The Air Algerie crash is the latest in a series of incidents in the aftermath of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.More >>
  • Woman arrested after boyfriend is run over

    Woman arrested after boyfriend is run over

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:56:08 GMT
    SUNSET, La. (AP) - Police in Sunset say a 23-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly ran over her boyfriend with her car following an argument.More >>
    SUNSET, La. (AP) - Police in Sunset say a 23-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly ran over her boyfriend with her car following an argument.More >>
  • West Nile death reported in Caddo

    West Nile death reported in Caddo

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:55:24 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Caddo Parish resident has died from the West Nile virus.The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Caddo Parish resident has died from the West Nile virus.The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. More >>
  • Russian woman joins rebel movement in Ukraine

    Russian woman joins rebel movement in Ukraine

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:53:29 GMT
    Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) -- Marina lost her spleen and has a punctured lung. She was attached to a rebel group as a combat medic, and was hurt during the fighting, she told CNN from her hospital bed.More >>
    Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) -- Marina lost her spleen and has a punctured lung. She was attached to a rebel group as a combat medic, and was hurt during the fighting, she told CNN from her hospital bed.More >>
  • Four journalists detained in Iran, three of them Americans

    Four journalists detained in Iran, three of them Americans

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:52:28 GMT
    Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Concern is growing for the well-being of four journalists apparently detained in Iran this week, three of them American citizens, according to The Washington Post.More >>
    Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Concern is growing for the well-being of four journalists apparently detained in Iran this week, three of them American citizens, according to The Washington Post.More >>
  • Teen gets 232 "teeth" removed in Mumbai

    Teen gets 232 "teeth" removed in Mumbai

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:51:28 GMT
    (CNN) -- A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.More >>
    (CNN) -- A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.More >>
  • Search warrant leads to two arrests in Grant Parish

    Search warrant leads to two arrests in Grant Parish

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:11:49 GMT
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant on July 23, 2014 on Charlie Coleman Road north of Pollock which resulted in the arrest of two people.More >>
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant on July 23, 2014 on Charlie Coleman Road north of Pollock which resulted in the arrest of two people.More >>
  • Unrestrained Pineville man killed in crash

    Unrestrained Pineville man killed in crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:04:53 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a man from Pineville, LA that was not wearing a seatbelt.Troopers responded to the crash around 1:12 a.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 1 north of the Poland community. More >>
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a man from Pineville, LA that was not wearing a seatbelt.Troopers responded to the crash around 1:12 a.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 1 north of the Poland community. More >>
  • $5.9 million of Katrina loan forgiven

    $5.9 million of Katrina loan forgiven

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:32:59 GMT
    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina.More >>
    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina.More >>
  • Friday's Outdoor Planner & UVcast

    Friday's Outdoor Planner & UVcast

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:24:30 GMT
    Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 12:15-2:15pm and we will give it a "B". Skies will be mostly sunny, with a low chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our UV-Cast will be extremely HIGH. Tan in 30 minsBurn in 1 hr From 10am-5pm we will have mostly sunny skies. Little cloud cover will yield an extremely high UVcast value of 11. Cloud cover and rain chances will slightly increase into the afternoon, with...More >>
    Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 12:15-2:15pm and we will give it a "B". Skies will be mostly sunny, with a low chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our UV-Cast will be extremely HIGH. Tan in 30 minsBurn in 1 hr From 10am-5pm we will have mostly sunny skies. Little cloud cover will yield an extremely high UVcast value of 11. Cloud cover and rain chances will slightly increase into the afternoon, with...More >>
  • West Nile death reported in Caddo

    West Nile death reported in Caddo

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:04:17 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus.More >>
  • GM Is Preparing To Pay Victims' Claims

    GM Is Preparing To Pay Victims' Claims

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:56:16 GMT
    (NBC) General Motors is socking away money for legal claims and to repair millions of recalled cars and trucks.More >>
    (NBC) General Motors is socking away money for legal claims and to repair millions of recalled cars and trucks.More >>
  • Some Soldiers May Enlist To Escape A Bad Home life

    Some Soldiers May Enlist To Escape A Bad Home life

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:55:17 GMT
    (NBC) The military may be a way to escape problems and abuse at home.More >>
    (NBC) The military may be a way to escape problems and abuse at home.More >>
  • Help Your Dermatologist Keep You Safe

    Help Your Dermatologist Keep You Safe

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:49:17 GMT
    (NBC) Itching or painful moles could easily help your doctor determine a course of treatment.More >>
    (NBC) Itching or painful moles could easily help your doctor determine a course of treatment.More >>
  • KALB has a special guest

    KALB has a special guest

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:22:27 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -News Channel 5 had a very special guest. Eight-year-old Kylie Bush of Pineville went behind the scenes at KALB and learned how broadcasting works. Kylie has short gut syndrome that requires multiple organ transplants and is currently waiting for donors. Her mother, Joan Wallacer, said in the meantime, Kylie is making the best of her situation. "There's a lot of times in her life that she doesn't have control over things and so when she can just be a norm...More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -News Channel 5 had a very special guest. Eight-year-old Kylie Bush of Pineville went behind the scenes at KALB and learned how broadcasting works. Kylie has short gut syndrome that requires multiple organ transplants and is currently waiting for donors. Her mother, Joan Wallacer, said in the meantime, Kylie is making the best of her situation. "There's a lot of times in her life that she doesn't have control over things and so when she can just be a norm...More >>
  • Friday's Outdoor Planner

    Friday's Outdoor Planner

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:28:27 GMT
    Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 11:05 am- 1:30pm and we will give it an "B+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see warm muggy conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and low rain chances on the board, through the afternoon. The Hot Humid feel will be accompanied by unseasonably warm temps. Those who spend pro...More >>
    Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 11:05 am- 1:30pm and we will give it an "B+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see warm muggy conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and low rain chances on the board, through the afternoon. The Hot Humid feel will be accompanied by unseasonably warm temps. Those who spend pro...More >>
  • What's Right About Cenla: Volunteers at Cabrini Hospital

    What's Right About Cenla: Volunteers at Cabrini Hospital

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:00:56 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) One local hospital is giving high school students who aspire to work in the medical field a chance to get some hands-on experience. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) One local hospital is giving high school students who aspire to work in the medical field a chance to get some hands-on experience. More >>
  • Local crossfit athlete competes nationally

    Local crossfit athlete competes nationally

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:33:44 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- Members of the Crossfit Southbank gym have more to be proud about than just personal perseverance. The gym's owner, Lisa Lauve, is competing at the National Crossfit games in California.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- Members of the Crossfit Southbank gym have more to be proud about than just personal perseverance. The gym's owner, Lisa Lauve, is competing at the National Crossfit games in California.More >>
  • D.A.R.E. Officer Training Conference

    D.A.R.E. Officer Training Conference

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:32:40 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- This school year, kids across the state will benefit from the D.A.R.E. program. Nearly 200 D.A.R.E. officers from all over Louisiana, are attending a training conference in Pineville this week.More >>
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- This school year, kids across the state will benefit from the D.A.R.E. program. Nearly 200 D.A.R.E. officers from all over Louisiana, are attending a training conference in Pineville this week.More >>
  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:31:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). Palestinian boys play on the grounds of the St.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). Palestinian boys play on the grounds of the St.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard.More >>
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard.
    More >>
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:30:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer). In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm swept through the area.(AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer). In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm swept through the area.
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.More >>
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.
    More >>
  • Thursday's Weekend Planner

    Thursday's Weekend Planner

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:05:26 GMT
    Across Central Louisiana, this weekend, rain chances will be low and temperatures will climb into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker as a ridge of high pressure anchors its self over the region. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are outdoors, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. The UVcast will b...More >>
    Across Central Louisiana, this weekend, rain chances will be low and temperatures will climb into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker as a ridge of high pressure anchors its self over the region. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are outdoors, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. The UVcast will b...More >>
  • Report: Wreckage of Air Algerie plane spotted in the Mali desert

    Report: Wreckage of Air Algerie plane spotted in the Mali desert

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:57:01 GMT
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    (CNN) -- The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in a remote area of Mali early Thursday has been found, the country's President told other officials, according to Reuters.More >>
    (CNN) -- The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in a remote area of Mali early Thursday has been found, the country's President told other officials, according to Reuters.
    More >>
  • Hot & Humid Through The Weekend

    Hot & Humid Through The Weekend

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:50:27 GMT
    Thursday, July 236:00pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26107593/tropics-remain-quietOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the Midwest, Northern Central Plains with a cold front stretched back and into the Central Plain. This system will lead to possible flash flooding in the in parts of the Midwest GLARER (Great Lakes Region). The tail weakened, tail end of a cold front that is moving out of the SE U.S. and into the Atlantic GoM (Gu...More >>
    Thursday, July 236:00pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26107593/tropics-remain-quietOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the Midwest, Northern Central Plains with a cold front stretched back and into the Central Plain. This system will lead to possible flash flooding in the in parts of the Midwest GLARER (Great Lakes Region). The tail weakened, tail end of a cold front that is moving out of the SE U.S. and into the Atlantic GoM (Gu...More >>
  • Tropics Remain Quiet

    Tropics Remain Quiet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:56:28 GMT
    Thursday, July 245:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There are a few Tropical Waves on the board. However none of the active waves are producing significant convection or organization.I am still watching the remnants of T.D. Two as they make their way through the Eastern Caribbean There is an elongated area of low pressure and scattered convection that continues to move to the West at 15-20mph. However, I am not expe...More >>
    Thursday, July 245:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There are a few Tropical Waves on the board. However none of the active waves are producing significant convection or organization.I am still watching the remnants of T.D. Two as they make their way through the Eastern Caribbean There is an elongated area of low pressure and scattered convection that continues to move to the West at 15-20mph. However, I am not expe...More >>
  • Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:56:17 GMT
    MIAMI (AP) - Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law.More >>
    MIAMI (AP) - Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law.More >>
  • Seven accused of cocaine conspiracy in North La.

    Seven accused of cocaine conspiracy in North La.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:51:42 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Seven North La. residents indicted in cocaine conspiracy investigation.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Seven North La. residents indicted in cocaine conspiracy investigation.More >>
  • House votes to simplify education tax breaks

    House votes to simplify education tax breaks

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:46:18 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill to simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill to simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education.More >>
  • Simmesport PD arrest two, on the lookout for third in armed robbery

    Simmesport PD arrest two, on the lookout for third in armed robbery

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:45:38 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Demond Johnson, 21, of Simmesport, has been charged with armed robbery with a firearm and has yet to be arrested. He is described as a black male 5'11", 190 lbs. More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Demond Johnson, 21, of Simmesport, has been charged with armed robbery with a firearm and has yet to be arrested. He is described as a black male 5'11", 190 lbs. More >>
  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:41:44 GMT
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. More >>
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. 
    More >>
  • Judge: James Holmes sanity exam can be recorded

    Judge: James Holmes sanity exam can be recorded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:14:50 GMT
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says defendant James Holmes' second sanity evaluation of can be video-recorded despite his lawyers' objections.More >>
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says defendant James Holmes' second sanity evaluation of can be video-recorded despite his lawyers' objections.More >>
  • Shreveport lawyer gets 5 years in bankruptcy case

    Shreveport lawyer gets 5 years in bankruptcy case

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:07:59 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Louisiana attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for misuse of $1 million invested by a Texas company.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Louisiana attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for misuse of $1 million invested by a Texas company.More >>
  • One person killed in early morning fire

    One person killed in early morning fire

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:57:29 GMT
     ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – One woman is dead and another man is in the hospital following a house fire.More >>
     ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – One woman is dead and another man is in the hospital following a house fire.More >>
  • American Airlines to Resume Israel Flights

    American Airlines to Resume Israel Flights

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:56:08 GMT
    (NBC)-- American Airlines said Thursday it will resume flights to Israel, after federal authorities lifted a ban that had been in place for 48 hours. Earlier Thursday, CEO Doug Park told CNBC that the airline wouldn't resume those flights "unless we're absolutely, positively certain it's safe."Later in the day, the airline said it would fly Thursday night's Philadelphia-to-Tel Aviv flight as scheduled after an extensive review. “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and adjust our...More >>
    (NBC)-- American Airlines said Thursday it will resume flights to Israel, after federal authorities lifted a ban that had been in place for 48 hours. Earlier Thursday, CEO Doug Park told CNBC that the airline wouldn't resume those flights "unless we're absolutely, positively certain it's safe."Later in the day, the airline said it would fly Thursday night's Philadelphia-to-Tel Aviv flight as scheduled after an extensive review. “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and adjust our...More >>
  • Analysis: Broken Washington, at Your Service

    Analysis: Broken Washington, at Your Service

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:07:03 GMT
    (NBC)-- Partisan divides and ideological battles are hardly new to Washington. But what is new is how the legislative process has essentially stopped, making Capitol Hill more dysfunctional than it's been in decades.The latest examples of dysfunction are the responses -- or lack of responses -- to crises that had once seemed to unite Washington: the unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and the veterans who have been unable to get timely care at Veterans Affairs hospitals arou...More >>
    (NBC)-- Partisan divides and ideological battles are hardly new to Washington. But what is new is how the legislative process has essentially stopped, making Capitol Hill more dysfunctional than it's been in decades.The latest examples of dysfunction are the responses -- or lack of responses -- to crises that had once seemed to unite Washington: the unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and the veterans who have been unable to get timely care at Veterans Affairs hospitals arou...More >>
  • Barefoot Carriers expanding operations in Ripley

    Barefoot Carriers expanding operations in Ripley

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:49:22 GMT
    RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) - Barefoot Carriers is expanding its operations in Ripley.Officials say in a news release Thursday that the project represents a $2 million corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs.More >>
    RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) - Barefoot Carriers is expanding its operations in Ripley.Officials say in a news release Thursday that the project represents a $2 million corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs.More >>
  • BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:48:05 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor.More >>
  • Arrest warrant issued for man with tuberculosis

    Arrest warrant issued for man with tuberculosis

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:41:14 GMT
    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment.More >>
    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment.More >>
  • Louisiana casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    Louisiana casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:37:27 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.More >>
  • Town of Cottonport Boil Advisory

    Town of Cottonport Boil Advisory

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:23:39 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - The Town of Cottonport has issued a boil advisory for the residents on Arman Thevenot Road, Bordebi Rod, and those on Longbridge Road that are outside the corporation limit, due to a broken water line.More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - The Town of Cottonport has issued a boil advisory for the residents on Arman Thevenot Road, Bordebi Rod, and those on Longbridge Road that are outside the corporation limit, due to a broken water line.More >>
  • Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:57:00 GMT
    (NBC)-- A Minnesota man now refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after his family was briefly removed allegedly over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate WARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did."RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPPY @SWA," the tweet ...More >>
    (NBC)-- A Minnesota man now refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after his family was briefly removed allegedly over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate WARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did."RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPPY @SWA," the tweet ...More >>
  • Texas Governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Texas Governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:48:16 GMT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.But a closer look at the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, one of Perry's signature initiatives in his 14 years as governor, reveals that some of the businesses that received money are not all they seem. One actually operates in California. Some have stagnated tr...More >>
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.But a closer look at the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, one of Perry's signature initiatives in his 14 years as governor, reveals that some of the businesses that received money are not all they seem. One actually operates in California. Some have stagnated tr...More >>
  • Ga. teen sues for in-home classes during pregnancy

    Ga. teen sues for in-home classes during pregnancy

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:36:24 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while pregnant and on doctor-ordered bed rest.According to the complaint filed Thursday, 18-year-old Mikelia Seals was a junior at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School when her doctor ordered bed rest seven months into her pregnancy. The complaint says a guidance counselor told Seals the school did not have a program letting her take classes from home.Wi...More >>
    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while pregnant and on doctor-ordered bed rest.According to the complaint filed Thursday, 18-year-old Mikelia Seals was a junior at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School when her doctor ordered bed rest seven months into her pregnancy. The complaint says a guidance counselor told Seals the school did not have a program letting her take classes from home.Wi...More >>
  • Jon Bon Jovi to be honored for humanitarian work

    Jon Bon Jovi to be honored for humanitarian work

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:33:46 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will be honored with an award named for an opera singer.The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will be honored with an award named for an opera singer.The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.More >>
  • Flying still one of the safest ways to travel

    Flying still one of the safest ways to travel

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:24:32 GMT
    (NBC)-- For white-knuckle fliers, the air disasters in the past week alone are enough to make them swear off flying forever.More travelers have perished in plane crashes over the past week than did during all of 2013.More >>
    (NBC)-- For white-knuckle fliers, the air disasters in the past week alone are enough to make them swear off flying forever.More travelers have perished in plane crashes over the past week than did during all of 2013.More >>
  • Putin's inner circle sheds light on his "sinister, lonely life"

    Putin's inner circle sheds light on his "sinister, lonely life"

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:46:32 GMT
    (CBS)-- More than a week after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the world's attention remains focused on Russian president Vladimir Putin.Despite his leading role on the world stage, Putin has remained much a mystery. More >>
    (CBS)-- More than a week after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the world's attention remains focused on Russian president Vladimir Putin.Despite his leading role on the world stage, Putin has remained much a mystery. More >>
  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:34:46 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. But the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.Today, the project...More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. But the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.Today, the project...More >>
  • Father charged after dresser deaths of toddlers

    Father charged after dresser deaths of toddlers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:15:55 GMT
    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been charged in the deaths of his toddler daughters, who were killed when a dresser tipped over onto them.Twenty-eight-year-old David Beatty was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He and his 28-year-old wife, Jennifer, face child endangerment charges because authorities say their Aliquippa (al-uh-KWIH'-puh) home was in deplorable condition.The dresser fell on the girls on July 4. Two-year-old Brooklyn Beatty died that day, while her 3-y...More >>
    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been charged in the deaths of his toddler daughters, who were killed when a dresser tipped over onto them.Twenty-eight-year-old David Beatty was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He and his 28-year-old wife, Jennifer, face child endangerment charges because authorities say their Aliquippa (al-uh-KWIH'-puh) home was in deplorable condition.The dresser fell on the girls on July 4. Two-year-old Brooklyn Beatty died that day, while her 3-y...More >>
  • Prosecutor: man wanted to bomb Harvard University

    Prosecutor: man wanted to bomb Harvard University

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:10:12 GMT
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Moroccan man made repeated statements about wanting to bomb Harvard University and Homeland Security offices in Hartford, Connecticut.Prosecutor Krishna Patel says El Mehdi Semlali Fathi made the statements, calling them "aspirational" bomb attacks. Authorities have previously said Fathi expressed interest in using remote-controlled toy airplanes to bomb a school and a federal building, but named his alleged targets for the first time Thursday.The U...More >>
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Moroccan man made repeated statements about wanting to bomb Harvard University and Homeland Security offices in Hartford, Connecticut.Prosecutor Krishna Patel says El Mehdi Semlali Fathi made the statements, calling them "aspirational" bomb attacks. Authorities have previously said Fathi expressed interest in using remote-controlled toy airplanes to bomb a school and a federal building, but named his alleged targets for the first time Thursday.The U...More >>
  • 2 dead, 20 hurt after powerful storm hits campground

    2 dead, 20 hurt after powerful storm hits campground

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:54:27 GMT
    (CNN) -- A powerful storm that ripped through a Virginia campground on Thursday killed two people and injured at least 20, State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN.State police and the sheriff's office continued searching the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on Chesapeake Bay for any additional casualties, Geller said.Those injured by the storm in Northampton County have been transported to nearby hospitals, according to Geller.Others staying at the campground were transported by bus...More >>
    (CNN) -- A powerful storm that ripped through a Virginia campground on Thursday killed two people and injured at least 20, State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN.State police and the sheriff's office continued searching the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on Chesapeake Bay for any additional casualties, Geller said.Those injured by the storm in Northampton County have been transported to nearby hospitals, according to Geller.Others staying at the campground were transported by bus...More >>
  • Dunkin' pushing cashiers to "upsell" in afternoons

    Dunkin' pushing cashiers to "upsell" in afternoons

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:48:43 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) — If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on.Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush. In the afternoon, customers who do come in are mostly just searching for a drink.Upselling of this k...More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) — If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on.Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush. In the afternoon, customers who do come in are mostly just searching for a drink.Upselling of this k...More >>
  • Snake Hunt

    Snake Hunt

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:41:30 GMT
    State ends search for snake in New Jersey LakeMore >>
    State ends search for snake in New Jersey LakeMore >>
  • Wash. mom charged in toddler's meth overdose death

    Wash. mom charged in toddler's meth overdose death

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:29:19 GMT
    TACOMA, Wash. (CBS News) - A Washington State woman has been charged with manslaughter in the 2012 meth overdose death of her 2-year-old son.More >>
    TACOMA, Wash. (CBS News) - A Washington State woman has been charged with manslaughter in the 2012 meth overdose death of her 2-year-old son.More >>
  • Arizona's Two-Hour Execution of Joseph Wood Set to Stir Debate

    Arizona's Two-Hour Execution of Joseph Wood Set to Stir Debate

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:28:33 GMT
    (NBC) -- Arizona's governor has ordered a review of Wednesday's two-hour execution of a gasping prisoner, but it's unclear what the fallout will be as the debate over lethal injection cranks up again.The botched April 29 lethal injection of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma stalled some executions, but five inmates have been put to death in other states since then.After the Lockett debacle, President Obama ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of execution protocols across the co...More >>
    (NBC) -- Arizona's governor has ordered a review of Wednesday's two-hour execution of a gasping prisoner, but it's unclear what the fallout will be as the debate over lethal injection cranks up again.The botched April 29 lethal injection of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma stalled some executions, but five inmates have been put to death in other states since then.After the Lockett debacle, President Obama ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of execution protocols across the co...More >>
  • Sneaky new tactics may be tracking you online

    Sneaky new tactics may be tracking you online

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:26:11 GMT
    (CBS News) - Several recently developed and lesser-known Internet tracking techniques are becoming more widespread, experts say. More >>
    (CBS News) - Several recently developed and lesser-known Internet tracking techniques are becoming more widespread, experts say. More >>
  • Missing pregnant woman found dead in homicide suspect's trunk

    Missing pregnant woman found dead in homicide suspect's trunk

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:25:03 GMT
    WYOMING, Mich. (CBS News) - Police say the suspect in the slayings of a pregnant Grand Rapids woman and her boyfriend committed suicide after crashing his car Thursday night with the dead woman still in the trunk, reports CBS affiliate WWMT.More >>
    WYOMING, Mich. (CBS News) - Police say the suspect in the slayings of a pregnant Grand Rapids woman and her boyfriend committed suicide after crashing his car Thursday night with the dead woman still in the trunk, reports CBS affiliate WWMT.More >>
  • Pro-Russian Ukrainian rebel leader warned of flying over Ukraine air space

    Pro-Russian Ukrainian rebel leader warned of flying over Ukraine air space

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:23:37 GMT
    (CBS News) -  We warned you not to fly in our skies," said a web posting, subsequently taken down, purported to be from Igor Girkin, widely known by his nom de guerre Igor Strelkov.More >>
    (CBS News) -  We warned you not to fly in our skies," said a web posting, subsequently taken down, purported to be from Igor Girkin, widely known by his nom de guerre Igor Strelkov.More >>
  • Ukraine rebels move bodies as tampering concerns mount

    Ukraine rebels move bodies as tampering concerns mount

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:21:09 GMT
    TOREZ, Ukraine (CBS News) - Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site.More >>
    TOREZ, Ukraine (CBS News) - Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site.More >>
  • Md. man killed friend while shooting at bulletproof vest

    Md. man killed friend while shooting at bulletproof vest

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:19:39 GMT
    BALTIMORE ,MD. (CBS News) - A 30-year-old man allegedly killed his friend by mistake when he attempted to shoot at the bulletproof vest the friend was wearing and missed, reports CBS Baltimore.More >>
    BALTIMORE ,MD. (CBS News) - A 30-year-old man allegedly killed his friend by mistake when he attempted to shoot at the bulletproof vest the friend was wearing and missed, reports CBS Baltimore.More >>
  • Lakes and Rivers

    Lakes and Rivers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:11:00 GMT
    Red River/Black River System Location Pool/Flood Stage Today's Stage Trend Crest History Grand Ecore 33.0 22.7  +0.4   Red River Lock 3 n/a 71.7  +1.4 Alexandria 32.0 21.7  +0.4 Red RiverMore >>
    Central Louisiana's daily Hydrology Report.More >>
  • U.S. ends ban on flights into Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

    U.S. ends ban on flights into Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:02:37 GMT
    Washington (CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns.More >>
    Washington (CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns.More >>
  • McDonald's stands by rotten meat supplier

    McDonald's stands by rotten meat supplier

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:01:28 GMT
    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -McDonald's is standing by a troubled supplier, even after allegations the company processed tainted and expired meat in China.More >>
    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -McDonald's is standing by a troubled supplier, even after allegations the company processed tainted and expired meat in China.More >>
  • Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17 percent

    Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17 percent

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:58:43 GMT
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it hauled more agricultural, automotive, intermodal, industrial and coal shipments. The only area where volume slipped 1 percent was in chemicals because crude oil shipments declined.Union Pacific Chief Executive Jack Koraleski said those shipments show the economy is continuing to gradu...More >>
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it hauled more agricultural, automotive, intermodal, industrial and coal shipments. The only area where volume slipped 1 percent was in chemicals because crude oil shipments declined.Union Pacific Chief Executive Jack Koraleski said those shipments show the economy is continuing to gradu...More >>
  • Seeking a Sunny Supper? Google Maps Now Suggests Based on Weather, Time

    Seeking a Sunny Supper? Google Maps Now Suggests Based on Weather, Time

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:53:39 GMT
    (NBC) -- Looking for an alfresco dinner during a balmy summer's twilight? A new "Explore" button in the Google Maps app offers locale suggestions based on the time of day, weather and personalized proximity range.The Explore button, which is rolling out "starting this week," will appear in the bottom right of your device's screen. Tap it to find nearby suggestions ("You can decide if 'nearby' means a five-minute walk or a 20-minute drive," Google said in a blog post) that change based on the ...More >>
    (NBC) -- Looking for an alfresco dinner during a balmy summer's twilight? A new "Explore" button in the Google Maps app offers locale suggestions based on the time of day, weather and personalized proximity range.The Explore button, which is rolling out "starting this week," will appear in the bottom right of your device's screen. Tap it to find nearby suggestions ("You can decide if 'nearby' means a five-minute walk or a 20-minute drive," Google said in a blog post) that change based on the ...More >>
  • Two Unrestrained Women Killed in Crash

    Two unrestrained women killed in crash in Rapides Parish

    Two unrestrained women killed in crash in Rapides Parish

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:45:21 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed two local women that were not wearing their seatbelt. More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed two local women that were not wearing their seatbelt. More >>
  • New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

    New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:37:39 GMT
    (CNN) -- In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone will seem like strange bedfellows. Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller, while naloxone is used to reverse painkiller overdose.More >>
    (CNN) -- In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone will seem like strange bedfellows. Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller, while naloxone is used to reverse painkiller overdose.More >>
  • US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:35:04 GMT
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Peace Corps says it is suspending its operations in Kenya and pulling out more than 50 volunteers because of security concerns.More >>
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Peace Corps says it is suspending its operations in Kenya and pulling out more than 50 volunteers because of security concerns.More >>
  • State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

    State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:34:17 GMT
    JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) - A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry.More >>
    JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) - A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry.More >>
  • Israeli Shell Hits U.N. School in Gaza, Killing At Least 15

    Israeli Shell Hits U.N. School in Gaza, Killing At Least 15

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:33:22 GMT
    (NBC)-- The U.N. expressed dismay Thursday after an Israeli shell struck one of its schools in Gaza, killing at least 15 people and injuring hundreds – including women and children seeking shelter from heavy fighting.More >>
    (NBC)-- The U.N. expressed dismay Thursday after an Israeli shell struck one of its schools in Gaza, killing at least 15 people and injuring hundreds – including women and children seeking shelter from heavy fighting.More >>
  • APD: Burglary Arrest

    APD: Burglary Arrest

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:23:00 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- On July 23, 2014 at 1:29 AM, Alexandria Police responded to a reported burglary in progress in the 2200 Block of North MacArthur Drive.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- On July 23, 2014 at 1:29 AM, Alexandria Police responded to a reported burglary in progress in the 2200 Block of North MacArthur Drive.More >>
  • She faced death in Sudan for her Christian faith. Now she's free.

    She faced death in Sudan for her Christian faith. Now she's free.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:10:27 GMT
    Rome (CNN) -- Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.More >>
    Rome (CNN) -- Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.More >>
  • GM to pay victims at least $400 million

    GM to pay victims at least $400 million

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:08:22 GMT
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of ifs faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths.More >>
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of ifs faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths.More >>
  • Colfax Housing Authority Boil Advisory

    Colfax Housing Authority Boil Advisory

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:55:18 GMT
    COLFAX, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Town of Colfax Housing Authority is under a water boil advisory. This includes all 40 units of the Colfax Housing Authority.More >>
    COLFAX, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Town of Colfax Housing Authority is under a water boil advisory. This includes all 40 units of the Colfax Housing Authority.More >>
  • Answering a different call: Americans who fight for Israel

    Answering a different call: Americans who fight for Israel

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:50:06 GMT
    (CNN) -- Daniel Flesch, then a college student at the University of Illinois, had heard too much anti-Israeli sentiment.He had family members who had survived the Holocaust and felt compelled to fight back at what he perceived as a growing level of anti-Semitism in America.More >>
    (CNN) -- Daniel Flesch, then a college student at the University of Illinois, had heard too much anti-Israeli sentiment.He had family members who had survived the Holocaust and felt compelled to fight back at what he perceived as a growing level of anti-Semitism in America.More >>
  • Arizona execution using new drug combination drags on for almost 2 hours

    Arizona execution using new drug combination drags on for almost 2 hours

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:48:46 GMT
    (CNN) -- The state of Arizona executed Joseph Wood on Wednesday. It took him nearly two hours to die after his veins were injected with a novel combination of two drugs.More >>
    (CNN) -- The state of Arizona executed Joseph Wood on Wednesday. It took him nearly two hours to die after his veins were injected with a novel combination of two drugs.More >>
  • Norway expects Islamist terrorism attempt within 'a few days'

    Norway expects Islamist terrorism attempt within 'a few days'

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:47:35 GMT
    (CNN) -- Norway says it thinks Islamist terror could strike the country within a few days but does not know what the plot is, the country announced Thursday.More >>
    (CNN) -- Norway says it thinks Islamist terror could strike the country within a few days but does not know what the plot is, the country announced Thursday.More >>
  • New website helps employers link up with job seekers

    New website helps employers link up with job seekers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:43:54 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce hosted an event today to inform its members of a new website that will help employers find qualified job seekers. The website named Louisiana Job Connection was founded by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce hosted an event today to inform its members of a new website that will help employers find qualified job seekers. More >>
  • Air Algerie plane with 116 on board falls off radar

    Air Algerie plane with 116 on board falls off radar

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:26:19 GMT
    London (CNN) -- An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday.More >>
    London (CNN) -- An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday.More >>
  • Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:14:41 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a mother and daughter have died of injuries they suffered when a food truck exploded in Philadelphia earlier this month.More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a mother and daughter have died of injuries they suffered when a food truck exploded in Philadelphia earlier this month.More >>
  • Porch shooter was surprised by firing of gun

    Porch shooter was surprised by firing of gun

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:14:00 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch told police that he didn't know there was a round in the shotgun.More >>
    DETROIT (AP) - A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch told police that he didn't know there was a round in the shotgun.More >>
  • Man goes on date, later carjacked by date, 2 men

    Man goes on date, later carjacked by date, 2 men

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:12:34 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man who met a woman on a social media website was carjacked by the woman and two men.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man who met a woman on a social media website was carjacked by the woman and two men.More >>
  • Thursday's Outdoor Planner & UVcast

    Thursday's Outdoor Planner & UVcast

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:52:43 GMT
    Here is Thursday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 11:30am-1:30pm and we will give it a "B-". Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our UV-Cast will be extremely HIGH. Tan in 30 minsBurn in 1 hr From 10am-5pm we will have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Little cloud cover will yield an extremely high UVcast value of 11. Cloud cover and rain chances will slightl...More >>
    Here is Thursday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 11:30am-1:30pm and we will give it a "B-". Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our UV-Cast will be extremely HIGH. Tan in 30 minsBurn in 1 hr From 10am-5pm we will have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Little cloud cover will yield an extremely high UVcast value of 11. Cloud cover and rain chances will slightl...More >>
  • Lafayette has 'critical shortage' of teachers

    Lafayette has 'critical shortage' of teachers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:48:26 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School System has declared a critical shortage of classroom teachers to open the door for it to hire retirees to fill about 40 positions still vacant as the clock ticks down on the first day of school on Aug. 12.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School System has declared a critical shortage of classroom teachers to open the door for it to hire retirees to fill about 40 positions still vacant as the clock ticks down on the first day of school on Aug. 12.More >>
  • Teacher, his wife accused of abusing baby

    Teacher, his wife accused of abusing baby

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:43:08 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police have arrested a Carroll High School teacher and his wife after being accused of the repeated abuse of their 7-week old infant.More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police have arrested a Carroll High School teacher and his wife after being accused of the repeated abuse of their 7-week old infant.More >>
  • School Lunches On The 'Menu' On Capitol Hill

    School Lunches On The 'Menu' On Capitol Hill

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:47:53 GMT
    (AP) Some schools can opt-out of the federal lunch standards.More >>
    (AP) Some schools can opt-out of the federal lunch standards.More >>
  • Home Sweet Home For The "Late Show" On Alexandria's CBS-2

    Home Sweet Home For The "Late Show" On Alexandria's CBS-2

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:47:07 GMT
    (AP) Stephen Colbert will follow in David Letterman's footsteps, and will broadcast from New York. More >>
    (AP) Stephen Colbert will follow in David Letterman's footsteps, and will broadcast from New York. More >>
  • Conviction upheld for chef in boiled-body case

    Conviction upheld for chef in boiled-body case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:49:12 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife's body in boiling water.More >>
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife's body in boiling water.More >>
  • Rape Victim Testifies At Cruise Ship Safety Hearing

    Rape Victim Testifies At Cruise Ship Safety Hearing

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:11:35 GMT
    (AP) Cruise passengers apparently have few, if any, rights and protections while at sea. More >>
    (AP) Cruise passengers apparently have few, if any, rights and protections while at sea. More >>
  • In-service helps teachers prepare for school year

    In-service helps teachers prepare for school year

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:08:17 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Ready or not the school bell will be ringing soon! But lingering uncertainties about Common Core and testing here in the state, have left many with questions on how to proceed.More >>
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Ready or not the school bell will be ringing soon! But lingering uncertainties about Common Core and testing here in the state, have left many with questions on how to proceed.More >>
  • School resource officers prepare to head back to work

    School resource officers prepare to head back to work

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:06:04 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- It's not just the students and teachers who are preparing to head back to school, school resource officers play a significant part day to day in schools across Central Louisiana.News Channel Five's Brooke Buford (Twitter: @brookebuford) stopped by the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office to learn more about the program.In Rapides Parish, school resource officers are the first line of defense when it comes to school safety."They're part of the staff," sa...More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- It's not just the students and teachers who are preparing to head back to school, school resource officers play a significant part day to day in schools across Central Louisiana.News Channel Five's Brooke Buford (Twitter: @brookebuford) stopped by the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office to learn more about the program.In Rapides Parish, school resource officers are the first line of defense when it comes to school safety."They're part of the staff," sa...More >>
  • National Hot Dog Day

    National Hot Dog Day

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:04:50 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- Today is National Hot Dog day across the United States. The whole month of July is Hot Dog month.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- Today is National Hot Dog day across the United States. The whole month of July is Hot Dog month. More >>
  • Former Mayor of Ball Roy Hebron released from halfway house

    Former Mayor of Ball Roy Hebron released from halfway house

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:57:35 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)  Roy Hebron, Former Mayor of Ball, will soon be back in the town. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)  Roy Hebron, Former Mayor of Ball, will soon be back in the town. More >>
  • Watching for Listeria symptoms after nationwide produce recall

    Watching for Listeria symptoms after nationwide produce recall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:57:29 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Have you bought peaches, nectarines, or plums recently?More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Have you bought peaches, nectarines, or plums recently?More >>
  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:56:50 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
    More >>
  • Man charged in slaying of 5-year-old Miss. girl

    Man charged in slaying of 5-year-old Miss. girl

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:55:02 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A south Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from an apartment complex last week.More >>
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A south Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from an apartment complex last week.
    More >>
  • 40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:45:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin). A youth group holds a banner as they march towards the Parliament house during a rally to seek justice for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin). A youth group holds a banner as they march towards the Parliament house during a rally to seek justice for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.More >>
    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.
    More >>
  • UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

    UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:43:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File). FILE - In this Saturday, July 19, 2014, file photo, pro-Palestinian demonstrators hold a banner showing a Palestinian flag as they protest against the Israeli army's bombings in the Gaza strip, in Nice, France.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File). FILE - In this Saturday, July 19, 2014, file photo, pro-Palestinian demonstrators hold a banner showing a Palestinian flag as they protest against the Israeli army's bombings in the Gaza strip, in Nice, France.
    GENEVA (AP) - The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.More >>
    GENEVA (AP) - The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.
    More >>
  • MH17 family living in 'hell beyond hell' after losing three kids

    MH17 family living in 'hell beyond hell' after losing three kids

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:23:40 GMT
    Siblings Evie, Mo and Otis Maslin died when the Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday. (Courtesy of Maslin Family)Siblings Evie, Mo and Otis Maslin died when the Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday. (Courtesy of Maslin Family)
    (NBC News) Parents who lost three young children and their grandfather when Flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Putin rebels revealed that they now "live in a hell beyond hell." More >>
    (NBC News) Parents who lost three young children and their grandfather when Flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Putin rebels revealed that they now "live in a hell beyond hell." 
    More >>
  • Montana senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

    Montana senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:17:10 GMT
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers.More >>
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers.More >>
  • Appeal court won't unblock Florida gay marriage

    Appeal court won't unblock Florida gay marriage

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:16:26 GMT
    MIAMI (AP) - A Florida appeals court will not overturn a judge's order that is blocking a Florida Keys gay couple from getting married.More >>
    MIAMI (AP) - A Florida appeals court will not overturn a judge's order that is blocking a Florida Keys gay couple from getting married.More >>
  • Woman sentenced to 10 years in fatal bakery fire

    Woman sentenced to 10 years in fatal bakery fire

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:15:45 GMT
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after admitting she set the fire at her bakery that killed a friend who helped her burn the business.More >>
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after admitting she set the fire at her bakery that killed a friend who helped her burn the business.
    More >>
  • Childhood traumas more common in military members

    Childhood traumas more common in military members

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:34:18 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - A new study says childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians. The authors say the results support the idea that enlistment sometimes serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.More >>
    CHICAGO (AP) - A new study says childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians. The authors say the results support the idea that enlistment sometimes serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.More >>
  • Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash

    Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:33:21 GMT
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.More >>
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.More >>
  • Women charged with helping Al-Qaida linked group

    Women charged with helping Al-Qaida linked group

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:15:57 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.The two U.S. women — Muna Osman Jama, 34, of Reston, and Hinda Osman Dhirane, 44, of Kent, Washington — were arrested Wednesday and have been charged with 20 counts each of providing material support to a foreign terrorist group, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia...More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.The two U.S. women — Muna Osman Jama, 34, of Reston, and Hinda Osman Dhirane, 44, of Kent, Washington — were arrested Wednesday and have been charged with 20 counts each of providing material support to a foreign terrorist group, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia...More >>
  • Teen Pilot on Around-World Flight Found Dead in Samoa

    Teen Pilot on Around-World Flight Found Dead in Samoa

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:09:07 GMT
    (NBC)--The body of an Indiana teenage pilot attempting to fly around the world with his father was found off the coast of American Samoa after their single-engine plane crashed, Coast Guard officials and family said Wednesday.Haris Suleman, 17, was found unresponsive by the American Samoa Marine Patrol, while his father, Babar Suleman, remained missing, officials said. The Coast Guard was investigating the scene around 8 a.m. local time (3 p.m. ET). The father and son had left Pago Pago, Amer...More >>
    (NBC)--The body of an Indiana teenage pilot attempting to fly around the world with his father was found off the coast of American Samoa after their single-engine plane crashed, Coast Guard officials and family said Wednesday.Haris Suleman, 17, was found unresponsive by the American Samoa Marine Patrol, while his father, Babar Suleman, remained missing, officials said. The Coast Guard was investigating the scene around 8 a.m. local time (3 p.m. ET). The father and son had left Pago Pago, Amer...More >>
  • Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

    Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:58:40 GMT
    BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic signed a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday in neighboring Republic of Congo.The ceremony was carried live on the Republic of Congo's state television.The signing on Wednesday comes after heavy pressure from regional mediators and only one day after the Seleka Muslim rebels failed to show up for the second day of talks.It is not clear if the cease-fire will be respect...More >>
    BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic signed a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday in neighboring Republic of Congo.The ceremony was carried live on the Republic of Congo's state television.The signing on Wednesday comes after heavy pressure from regional mediators and only one day after the Seleka Muslim rebels failed to show up for the second day of talks.It is not clear if the cease-fire will be respect...More >>
  • GM recalls another 718,000 U.S. vehicles

    GM recalls another 718,000 U.S. vehicles

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:45:39 GMT
    (NBC News) -General Motors announced on Wednesday six safety recalls on 717,950 U.S. vehicles. More >>
    (NBC News) -General Motors announced on Wednesday six safety recalls on 717,950 U.S. vehicles. More >>
  • Federal judge delays gun-shipping case

    Federal judge delays gun-shipping case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:44:40 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a delay in the pretrial proceedings and trial of a Broussard man accused of illegally shipping weapons to his native Lebanon.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a delay in the pretrial proceedings and trial of a Broussard man accused of illegally shipping weapons to his native Lebanon.More >>
  • Body found in 18-wheeler on I-20 in Warren County

    Body found in 18-wheeler on I-20 in Warren County

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:30:10 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The body of a man found inside an 18-wheeler, parked at a weigh station on Interstate 20 westbound in Warren County, has been identified.More >>
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The body of a man found inside an 18-wheeler, parked at a weigh station on Interstate 20 westbound in Warren County, has been identified.More >>
  • Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

    Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:29:21 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could reach double-digits.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could reach double-digits.More >>
  • FDA warns of compounded drug recall by Texas firm

    FDA warns of compounded drug recall by Texas firm

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:28:36 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination.More >>
  • Arkansas military base on lockdown after reports of suspicious person

    Arkansas military base on lockdown after reports of suspicious person

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:57:31 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (CBS News) -- Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.More >>
    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (CBS News) -- Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.More >>
  • Tennessee man accused of threatening to kill Obama

    Tennessee man accused of threatening to kill Obama

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:52:07 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man left profanity-filled voicemails with Tennessee's homeland security office threatening to kill President Barack Obama and other officials, saying in one that he would "light Nashville up," according to court documents.More >>
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man left profanity-filled voicemails with Tennessee's homeland security office threatening to kill President Barack Obama and other officials, saying in one that he would "light Nashville up," according to court documents.More >>
  • Bourbon Street Shooting

    Bourbon Street Shooting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:51:49 GMT
    Bourbon Street shooting suspect appears in courtMore >>
    Bourbon Street shooting suspect appears in courtMore >>
  • Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

    Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:44:18 GMT
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed on Penghu in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, authorities said. More >>
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed on Penghu in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, authorities said. More >>
  • Arkansas military base on lockdown

    Arkansas military base on lockdown

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:32:27 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.No one is allowed to enter or leave the base during the lockdown, which began at 11:45 a.m. Spokeswoman Lt. Mallory Thornton said the base took the step "in the interest of protecting all base members." People who live on base were urged to stay indoors, and visitors were asked to not come to the front gate.T...More >>
    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.No one is allowed to enter or leave the base during the lockdown, which began at 11:45 a.m. Spokeswoman Lt. Mallory Thornton said the base took the step "in the interest of protecting all base members." People who live on base were urged to stay indoors, and visitors were asked to not come to the front gate.T...More >>
  • Government cracks down on "Made in USA" claims

    Government cracks down on "Made in USA" claims

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:44:02 GMT
    (CBS)-- It's hard to manufacture goods in the United States. Raw materials are costly and employee wages are comparatively high. You have to deal with stringent regulations, labor rights, health care and business taxes.More >>
    (CBS)-- It's hard to manufacture goods in the United States. Raw materials are costly and employee wages are comparatively high. You have to deal with stringent regulations, labor rights, health care and business taxes.More >>
  • Bubonic plague death prompts quarantine in Chinese city

    Bubonic plague death prompts quarantine in Chinese city

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:40:59 GMT
    (CBS News ) - Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague.More >>
    (CBS News ) - Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague.More >>
  • Bloomberg flies to Israel to protest FAA ban

    Bloomberg flies to Israel to protest FAA ban

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:40:27 GMT
    (CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrived in Israel Wednesday, after flying to the country from New York to protest a ban by the Federal Aviation Administration that is preventing U.S. airlines from flying into or out of Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport.More >>
    (CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrived in Israel Wednesday, after flying to the country from New York to protest a ban by the Federal Aviation Administration that is preventing U.S. airlines from flying into or out of Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport.More >>
  • Mayor dies after wasp attack

    Mayor dies after wasp attack

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:36:13 GMT
    (CNN) -- The mayor of a community just outside Montreal died of anaphylactic shock Sunday after being attacked by wasps while on vacation.More >>
    (CNN) -- The mayor of a community just outside Montreal died of anaphylactic shock Sunday after being attacked by wasps while on vacation.More >>
  • U.S. extends ban on flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport

    U.S. extends ban on flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:34:53 GMT
    (CNN) -- [Breaking News update 12:29 p.m. ET]The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, for another 24 hours. More >>
    (CNN) -- [Breaking News update 12:29 p.m. ET]The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, for another 24 hours. More >>
  • Monroe to seek flights to Denver

    Monroe to seek flights to Denver

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:32:39 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Monroe City Council has passed a resolution allowing a grant application city officials believe can help the airport secure direct flights to Denver.More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Monroe City Council has passed a resolution allowing a grant application city officials believe can help the airport secure direct flights to Denver.More >>
  • State files new complaints against cancer doctor

    State files new complaints against cancer doctor

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:30:52 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - State medical regulators have filed additional complaints against a Houston doctor whose cancer treatments have incurred heavy criticism from the medical establishment.More >>
    HOUSTON (AP) - State medical regulators have filed additional complaints against a Houston doctor whose cancer treatments have incurred heavy criticism from the medical establishment.More >>
  • Man asked to leave Southwest flight over tweet

    Man asked to leave Southwest flight over tweet

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:02 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.More >>
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.More >>
  • Remnants of T.D. TWO

    Remnants of T.D. TWO

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:07:47 GMT
    Wednesday, July 2311:00am There is One area of interest in the Atlantic Basin.Two (Remnants of)A remnant low pressure area is about 365 miles ESE of the LessAntilleslle and centered at 14.0N 56.0W with Max sustained winds of 35mph and a Min central pressure of 1012mb (29.88'"). This system is moving West (275) at about 25mph.Watches/Warnings:NONESatellite imagery shows a large area of scattered deep convection that is associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression Two. These scattered s...More >>
    Wednesday, July 2311:00am There is One area of interest in the Atlantic Basin.Two (Remnants of)A remnant low pressure area is about 365 miles ESE of the LessAntilleslle and centered at 14.0N 56.0W with Max sustained winds of 35mph and a Min central pressure of 1012mb (29.88'"). This system is moving West (275) at about 25mph.Watches/Warnings:NONESatellite imagery shows a large area of scattered deep convection that is associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression Two. These scattered s...More >>
  • Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put a pig mask on her

    Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put a pig mask on her

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:05:23 GMT
    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.Jurors in Morris County announced Wednesday that 66-year-old Anthony Novellino was guilty of murder. They deliberated about three hours over two days.Prosecutors say Novellino attacked his ex-wife, Judith, at their home in June 2010. They had recently finalized their divorce, and Judith was packing items to take to her apartment when she was stabbed.Judith...More >>
    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.Jurors in Morris County announced Wednesday that 66-year-old Anthony Novellino was guilty of murder. They deliberated about three hours over two days.Prosecutors say Novellino attacked his ex-wife, Judith, at their home in June 2010. They had recently finalized their divorce, and Judith was packing items to take to her apartment when she was stabbed.Judith...More >>
  • Hot & Humid Continues With A Chance For Rain

    Hot & Humid Continues With A Chance For Rain

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:00:51 GMT
    Wednesday, July 2311:55amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26093300/remnants-of-td-twoOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the NE U.S. with a cold front stretched South, across New England, through the Ohio River Valley and into the Central Plains. A ridge of High Pressure is building in the wake of this front and in advance, scattered showers tstorms as a moderate to weak front approaches the area.DiscussionIn advance of an approachi...More >>
    Wednesday, July 2311:55amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26093300/remnants-of-td-twoOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the NE U.S. with a cold front stretched South, across New England, through the Ohio River Valley and into the Central Plains. A ridge of High Pressure is building in the wake of this front and in advance, scattered showers tstorms as a moderate to weak front approaches the area.DiscussionIn advance of an approachi...More >>
  • 'Unjustified': Opening Arguments Heard in Porch-Shooting Death

    'Unjustified': Opening Arguments Heard in Porch-Shooting Death

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:48:03 GMT
    Defense Attorney Cheryl CarpenterDefense Attorney Cheryl Carpenter
    (NBC) -- Opening arguments were presented and the first witnesses were called Wednesday in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged with fatally shooting a woman on his porch, with a prosecutor calling the defendant's actions "unnecessary, unjustified, and unreasonable." Theodore Wafer, 55, who is white, faces second-degree murder, manslaughter and felony firearm charges in the November 2013 killing of Renisha McBride, 19, who was black and was unarmed. The case has been likened to the 201...More >>
    (NBC) -- Opening arguments were presented and the first witnesses were called Wednesday in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged with fatally shooting a woman on his porch, with a prosecutor calling the defendant's actions "unnecessary, unjustified, and unreasonable." Theodore Wafer, 55, who is white, faces second-degree murder, manslaughter and felony firearm charges in the November 2013 killing of Renisha McBride, 19, who was black and was unarmed. The case has been likened to the 201...More >>
  • StubHub Customers Targeted by Hackers

    StubHub Customers Targeted by Hackers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:35:08 GMT
    (NBC)-- Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller in a $10 million international rip-off scam, officials said Wednesday.More >>
    (NBC)-- Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller in a $10 million international rip-off scam, officials said Wednesday.More >>
  • APD: Weapons/Narcotics arrest

    APD: Weapons/Narcotics arrest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:27:53 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- On July 22, 2014, at 1:00 AM, APD Officers were dispatched to the 700 Block of Everett Street in reference to an assault with a firearm.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- On July 22, 2014, at 1:00 AM, APD Officers were dispatched to the 700 Block of Everett Street in reference to an assault with a firearm.More >>
  • APD: Weapons/Narcotics Arrest

    APD: Weapons/Narcotics Arrest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:01:48 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La, (KALB News Channel 5) -- On July 21, 2014, at 11:59 PM, APD Officers were dispatched to the 4400 Block of Lee Street in reference to a shots fired complaint. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La, (KALB News Channel 5) -- On July 21, 2014, at 11:59 PM, APD Officers were dispatched to the 4400 Block of Lee Street in reference to a shots fired complaint. More >>
  • Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

    Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:42:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.More >>
  • Deadly Taiwan plane crash in stormy weather

    Deadly Taiwan plane crash in stormy weather

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:42:42 GMT
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (CBS) -- A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and a transport minister said 47 people were dead.More >>
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (CBS) -- A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and a transport minister said 47 people were dead.More >>
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:32:28 GMT
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.More >>
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.More >>
  • Pepsico raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavors

    Pepsico raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavors

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:29:30 GMT
    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips — including a cappuccino variety — should help boost its profit in the months ahead.More >>
    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips — including a cappuccino variety — should help boost its profit in the months ahead.More >>
  • West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

    West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:35:24 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.More >>
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.More >>
  • Wednesday's Weekend Planner

    Wednesday's Weekend Planner

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:11:56 GMT
    Across Central Louisiana, this weekend, rain chances will be low and temperatures will climb into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are outdoors, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. The UVcast will be High and burn times will only be around an hour. Winds will...More >>
    Across Central Louisiana, this weekend, rain chances will be low and temperatures will climb into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are outdoors, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. The UVcast will be High and burn times will only be around an hour. Winds will...More >>
  • Wednesday's Outdoor Planner

    Wednesday's Outdoor Planner

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:43:43 GMT
    Here is Wednesday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 10:45am- 12:45pm and we will give it an "C+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see warm muggy conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and rain chances on the board, through the afternoon. Rain chances will go into the evening. Our Allergycast will remain low to moderate with ...More >>
    Here is Wednesday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 10:45am- 12:45pm and we will give it an "C+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see warm muggy conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and rain chances on the board, through the afternoon. Rain chances will go into the evening. Our Allergycast will remain low to moderate with ...More >>
  • Your Jeep S-U-V Could Be On The Recall List

    Your Jeep S-U-V Could Be On The Recall List

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:29:35 GMT
    (AP) This time it's a Chrysler recall. Possible ignition switch problems in a number of Jeep S-U-Vs.More >>
    (AP) This time it's a Chrysler recall. Possible ignition switch problems in a number of Jeep S-U-Vs.More >>
  • Retrial Of BP Engineer Has Been Postponed

    Retrial Of BP Engineer Has Been Postponed

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:23:43 GMT
    (AP) Engineer's earlier conviction was thrown out. Man was accused of obstructing the investigation into the gulf oil spill. More >>
    (AP) Engineer's earlier conviction was thrown out. Man was accused of obstructing the investigation into the gulf oil spill. More >>
  • Jury Members Who Discussed The Case Online Getting Scrutiny

    Jury Members Who Discussed The Case Online Getting Scrutiny

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:17:59 GMT
    (AP) Online commenting by jurors is raising eyebrows in the D.A.'s office.More >>
    (AP) Online commenting by jurors is raising eyebrows in the D.A.'s office.More >>
  • UPS Drivers On The Job Even Earlier

    UPS Drivers On The Job Even Earlier

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:11:37 GMT
    (NBC) UPS could be ringing your bell before you finish your morning coffee.More >>
    (NBC) UPS could be ringing your bell before you finish your morning coffee.More >>
  • Government drafting birth control accommodation

    Government drafting birth control accommodation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:20:56 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.More >>
  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:56:20 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.More >>
    BOSTON (AP) - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.More >>
  • Chinese aim for big Asian carp catch in Miss.

    Chinese aim for big Asian carp catch in Miss.

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:55:23 GMT
    BAIRD, Miss. (AP) - If you can't beat them, eat them.More >>
    BAIRD, Miss. (AP) - If you can't beat them, eat them.More >>
  • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:45:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley). A firefighting plane drops water from Fishtrap Lake on a stubborn fire burning near the lake in Lincoln County, Sunday, July 20, 2014, near Cheney, Wash.(AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley). A firefighting plane drops water from Fishtrap Lake on a stubborn fire burning near the lake in Lincoln County, Sunday, July 20, 2014, near Cheney, Wash.
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.More >>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.More >>
  • LDOA hosts 'Buddy Camp'

    LDOA hosts 'Buddy Camp'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:43:21 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The Louisiana Dare Officers Association teamed up with "Buddy Camp" Tuesday morning for a 5K walk to support the organization.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The Louisiana Dare Officers Association teamed up with "Buddy Camp" Tuesday morning for a 5K walk to support the organization.More >>
  • Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:41:19 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
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