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  • November 2014 election - Natchitoches Parish qualifiers

    November 2014 election - Natchitoches Parish qualifiers

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:10:48 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in Natchitoches Parish.U. S. Senator1 to be ElectedWayne Ables Democrat"Bill" Cassidy RepublicanThomas Clements RepublicanMary L. Landrieu DemocratBrannon Lee McMorris LibertarianWilliam P. Waymire Jr. Democrat“Rob” Maness RepublicanVallian Senegal DemocratRaymond Brown DemocratsU. S. Representative 4th Congressional District1 to be ElectedJohn Fleming...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in Natchitoches Parish.U. S. Senator1 to be ElectedWayne Ables Democrat"Bill" Cassidy RepublicanThomas Clements RepublicanMary L. Landrieu DemocratBrannon Lee McMorris LibertarianWilliam P. Waymire Jr. Democrat“Rob” Maness RepublicanVallian Senegal DemocratRaymond Brown DemocratsU. S. Representative 4th Congressional District1 to be ElectedJohn Fleming...More >>
  • Exploration Rig Count Down This Week

    Exploration Rig Count Down This Week

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:58:11 GMT
    (AP) Louisiana bucked the trend and picked up just one exploratory rig.More >>
    (AP) Louisiana bucked the trend and picked up just one exploratory rig.More >>
  • UPDATE: Officer involved shooting in Alexandria

    UPDATE: Officer involved shooting in Alexandria

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:54:55 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 22, an arrest warrant was obtained for Mitchel Ryan Bethin, 22, of Fort Polk, LA, charging him with aggravated assault with a firearm and simple battery.  More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 22, an arrest warrant was obtained for Mitchel Ryan Bethin, 22, of Fort Polk, LA, charging him with aggravated assault with a firearm and simple battery.  More >>
  • Opposition Grows Against Rules For Drones

    Opposition Grows Against Rules For Drones

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:54:31 GMT
    (AP) Government is being sued over drone regulations some say are too strict. More >>
    (AP) Government is being sued over drone regulations some say are too strict. More >>
  • Talked His Way Into Jail

    Talked His Way Into Jail

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:49:58 GMT
    (AP) Man wouldn't turn off his cellphone so he was kicked off a plane.More >>
    (AP) Man wouldn't turn off his cellphone so he was kicked off a plane.More >>
  • Weather Blog (Fri 8/22)

    Extreme Heat Through The Weekend

    Extreme Heat Through The Weekend

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:38:25 GMT
    Thursday, August 21 7:45pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26351026/80-chance-of-tropical-cyclone-developing-in-the-next-2-daysOverviewThere is aLPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) ORV (Ohio River Valley) that is moving East and toward the NE U.S. a secondary LPS is over the Central Plains Midwest. These two lows are continuing to bring a very likely chance for rain with the risk to Severe Weather Flash Flooding to affe...More >>
    Thursday, August 21 7:45pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26351026/80-chance-of-tropical-cyclone-developing-in-the-next-2-daysOverviewThere is aLPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) ORV (Ohio River Valley) that is moving East and toward the NE U.S. a secondary LPS is over the Central Plains Midwest. These two lows are continuing to bring a very likely chance for rain with the risk to Severe Weather Flash Flooding to affe...More >>
  • Invest 96-L (Fri 8/22)

    80% Chance of Tropical Cyclone Developing In The Next 2 Days

    80% Chance of Tropical Cyclone Developing In The Next 2 Days

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:35:01 GMT
    Friday, August 227:35pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 96-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical Disturbance is producing a lot of shower thunderstorm activity about 100 miles off the (NE) coast of Hispaniola. A band of numerous (moderate to strong) areas of convection is located to the west of the LLC (Low Level Center). This is producing heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Elsewhere, scattered m...More >>
    Friday, August 227:35pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 96-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical Disturbance is producing a lot of shower thunderstorm activity about 100 miles off the (NE) coast of Hispaniola. A band of numerous (moderate to strong) areas of convection is located to the west of the LLC (Low Level Center). This is producing heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Elsewhere, scattered m...More >>
  • November 2014 election - LaSalle Parish qualifiers

    November 2014 election - LaSalle Parish qualifiers

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:21:19 GMT
    LASALLE PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in LaSalle Parish. More >>
    LASALLE PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in LaSalle Parish. More >>
  • Central Grant boil advisory lifted

    Central Grant boil advisory lifted

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:58:24 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The boil advisory issued for the Central Grant water system has been lifted. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The boil advisory issued for the Central Grant water system has been lifted. More >>
  • Investigation continues into Natchitoches bank robbery

    Investigation continues into Natchitoches bank robbery

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:49:36 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. - (KALB News Channel 5)- The Natchitoches Police Department is still investigating a Thursday morning bank robbery at La Capital Federal Credit Union.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. - (KALB News Channel 5)- The Natchitoches Police Department is still investigating a Thursday morning bank robbery at La Capital Federal Credit Union.More >>
  • Major Time, Allergycast & UVcast

    Saturday's Outdoor Planner

    Saturday's Outdoor Planner

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:40:50 GMT
    Here is Saturday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is Noon- 2:00pm and we will give it an "B".Expect to start off with fair to partly cloudy skies, low rain chances and a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing well into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be low rain chances throughout the day with warming temps continuing through the weekend.Our Allergycast will become ...More >>
    Here is Saturday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is Noon- 2:00pm and we will give it an "B".Expect to start off with fair to partly cloudy skies, low rain chances and a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing well into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be low rain chances throughout the day with warming temps continuing through the weekend.Our Allergycast will become ...More >>
  • Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

    Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:37:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). Palestinians gather around the rubble of a destroyed house following Israeli strikes in the Rafah refugee camp, Southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). Palestinians gather around the rubble of a destroyed house following Israeli strikes in the Rafah refugee camp, Southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators.More >>
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators.More >>
  • AMOA fundraiser

    AMOA fundraiser

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:28:24 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Craft brews, barbecue and blues - that's the recipe for a good time at the Alexandria Museum of Art.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Craft brews, barbecue and blues - that's the recipe for a good time at the Alexandria Museum of Art.More >>
  • Friday's Weekend Planner

    Friday's Weekend Planner

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:59:02 GMT
    Across Central Louisiana this weekend, a ridge of high pressure will be moving over the area and this will bring extreme conditions to the area. Expect clearing skies, tapering rain chances gradually climbing temperatures with more humidity a hotter feel in our forecast. High temperatures will run on the seasonably Hot side (Mid - Upper 90s). Winds will be light to moderate and swinging around to he South SE. As of this weekend, conditions will return back to normal. Peak Heat Index values ...More >>
    Across Central Louisiana this weekend, a ridge of high pressure will be moving over the area and this will bring extreme conditions to the area. Expect clearing skies, tapering rain chances gradually climbing temperatures with more humidity a hotter feel in our forecast. High temperatures will run on the seasonably Hot side (Mid - Upper 90s). Winds will be light to moderate and swinging around to he South SE. As of this weekend, conditions will return back to normal. Peak Heat Index values ...More >>
  • Small plane goes down in Lake Pontchartrain

    Small plane goes down in Lake Pontchartrain

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:53:40 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities in New Orleans are investigating reports of a small plane crash in Lake Pontchartrain.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities in New Orleans are investigating reports of a small plane crash in Lake Pontchartrain.More >>
  • November 2014 election - Vernon Parish qualifiers

    November 2014 election - Vernon Parish qualifiers

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:27:37 GMT
    VERNON PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in Vernon Parish.More >>
    VERNON PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in Vernon Parish.More >>
  • November 2014 election - Rapides Parish qualifiers

    November 2014 election - Rapides Parish qualifiers

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:25:21 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in Rapides Parish.More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in Rapides Parish.More >>
  • November 2014 election - Avoyelles Parish qualifiers

    November 2014 election - Avoyelles Parish qualifiers

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:21:43 GMT
    AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in Avoyelles Parish.More >>
    AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in Avoyelles Parish.More >>
  • November 2014 election - Grant Parish qualifiers

    November 2014 election - Grant Parish qualifiers

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:20:36 GMT
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in Grant Parish.More >>
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - These are the people who have qualified for the November 2014 election in Grant Parish.More >>
  • How real a risk is social media addiction?

    How real a risk is social media addiction?

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:16:35 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    (CBS News) A blog post by social media marketer Jason Thibeault, "Why I just quit Facebook,"is sparking new debate about the risks of social media addiction. More >>
    (CBS News) A blog post by social media marketer Jason Thibeault, "Why I just quit Facebook,"is sparking new debate about the risks of social media addiction. 
    More >>
  • CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

    CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:07:35 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is scheduled to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea next week.More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is scheduled to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea next week.More >>
  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:07:04 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about their customers.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about their customers.More >>
  • Guilty plea in murder-for-hire plot

    Guilty plea in murder-for-hire plot

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:04:38 GMT
    GRENADA, Miss. (AP) - A Grenada man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison in a murder-for-hire plot aimed at his wife.Prosecutors say Robert Laspee Jr. was arrested in April in an undercover investigation. More >>
    GRENADA, Miss. (AP) - A Grenada man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison in a murder-for-hire plot aimed at his wife.Prosecutors say Robert Laspee Jr. was arrested in April in an undercover investigation. More >>
  • Aerobatic Air Show set for Sept. 13 in Natchitoches

    Aerobatic Air Show set for Sept. 13 in Natchitoches

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:03:28 GMT
    Rob HollandRob Holland
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) An Aerobatic Air Show called "Wings over Natchitoches" is scheduled for Sept. 13 at The Natchitoches Regional Airport.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) An Aerobatic Air Show called "Wings over Natchitoches" is scheduled for Sept. 13 at The Natchitoches Regional Airport.More >>
  • Governor Bobby Jindal announces the appointment of Kay Michiels to the Louisiana Board of Ethics

    Governor Bobby Jindal announces the appointment of Kay Michiels to the Louisiana Board of Ethics

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:00:35 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Kay Michiels to the Louisiana Board of Ethics.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Kay Michiels to the Louisiana Board of Ethics.More >>
  • School bus accident in Alexandria leaves one injured

    School bus accident in Alexandria leaves one injured

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:42:03 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- At least one person has been injured and taken to the hospital following an accident Friday morning in Alexandria between a school bus and SUV.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- At least one person has been injured and taken to the hospital following an accident Friday morning in Alexandria between a school bus and SUV.More >>
  • Security breach hit 25,000 federal workers

    Security breach hit 25,000 federal workers

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:25:17 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.
    More >>
  • Firefighters still in hospital after ice stunt

    Firefighters still in hospital after ice stunt

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:23:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan). A Campbellsville Fire Department truck with the ladder extended remained at the scene where two firefighters were injured during an ice bucket challenge during a fundraiser for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Campbellsville, Ky.(AP Photo/Dylan Lovan). A Campbellsville Fire Department truck with the ladder extended remained at the scene where two firefighters were injured during an ice bucket challenge during a fundraiser for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Campbellsville, Ky.
    ?CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."More >>
    ?CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."More >>
  • Hospital manager pays LSU $7M for back-owed debt

    Hospital manager pays LSU $7M for back-owed debt

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:21:51 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million.
    More >>
  • Woman arrested in Alexandria shooting

    Woman arrested in Alexandria shooting

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:20:39 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - One person is being treated at a local hospital and another is in jail following a shooting Friday afternoon.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - One person is being treated at a local hospital and another is in jail following a shooting Friday afternoon.More >>
  • Rats in spaaace! NASA experiments to involve rodents and more

    Rats in spaaace! NASA experiments to involve rodents and more

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:53:28 GMT
    (CBS News) - Call them the "rat-stronauts." NASA is drawing up plans to launch a team of rats with the right stuff to the International Space Station as early as this year. You know, for science.More >>
    (CBS News) - Call them the "rat-stronauts." NASA is drawing up plans to launch a team of rats with the right stuff to the International Space Station as early as this year. You know, for science.More >>
  • 2 children injured in fall from Ferris wheel in Michigan

    2 children injured in fall from Ferris wheel in Michigan

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:52:31 GMT
    CHELSEA, Mich. (CBS News) -- Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan.More >>
    CHELSEA, Mich. (CBS News) -- Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan.More >>
  • New York doctors save patient with 20-pound tumor

    New York doctors save patient with 20-pound tumor

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:51:50 GMT
    (CBS News) - Doctors in New York have removed a 20-pound tumor from a man's body, saving his life.More >>
    (CBS News) - Doctors in New York have removed a 20-pound tumor from a man's body, saving his life.More >>
  • Harry Reid apologizes for cracking jokes about Asians

    Harry Reid apologizes for cracking jokes about Asians

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:50:55 GMT
    (CBS News) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., apologized Friday after cracking several jokes about Asian-Americans during a speech on Thursday before the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.More >>
    (CBS News) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., apologized Friday after cracking several jokes about Asian-Americans during a speech on Thursday before the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.More >>
  • Obama administration unveils new contraception compromise

    Obama administration unveils new contraception compromise

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:50:10 GMT
    (CBS News) - In an effort to tamp down a politically charged controversy, President Obama's administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees, while still guaranteeing those employees have access to contraceptive coverage.More >>
    (CBS News) - In an effort to tamp down a politically charged controversy, President Obama's administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees, while still guaranteeing those employees have access to contraceptive coverage.More >>
  • Man charged in connection with highway body

    Man charged in connection with highway body

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:40:47 GMT
    WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been charged in connection with a body found on a Massachusetts highway last month.Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan 50-year-old Nicandro Velasquez, of Haughton, Louisiana, was arraigned Thursday in Woburn District Court on charges of leaving the scene of a death and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.The body of 54-year-old Cliserio Cordova Ferral, also of Louisiana, was found July 26 in the roadway on Route 128 in Burlington.Investigators ...More >>
    WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been charged in connection with a body found on a Massachusetts highway last month.Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan 50-year-old Nicandro Velasquez, of Haughton, Louisiana, was arraigned Thursday in Woburn District Court on charges of leaving the scene of a death and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.The body of 54-year-old Cliserio Cordova Ferral, also of Louisiana, was found July 26 in the roadway on Route 128 in Burlington.Investigators ...More >>
  • NYC considers banning free toys with fatty meals

    NYC considers banning free toys with fatty meals

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:08:07 GMT
    (CBS News) - When San Francisco officials decided in 2011 to ban Happy Meal toys and push for healthier eating options for kids, it drew national attention and a lot of debate.More >>
    ?(CBS News) - When San Francisco officials decided in 2011 to ban Happy Meal toys and push for healthier eating options for kids, it drew national attention and a lot of debate.More >>
  • NYC considers banning free toys with fatty meals

    NYC considers banning free toys with fatty meals

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:08:07 GMT
    (CBS News) - When San Francisco officials decided in 2011 to ban Happy Meal toys and push for healthier eating options for kids, it drew national attention and a lot of debate.More >>
    ?(CBS News) - When San Francisco officials decided in 2011 to ban Happy Meal toys and push for healthier eating options for kids, it drew national attention and a lot of debate.More >>
  • Senators call for AF Academy sex assaults review

    Senators call for AF Academy sex assaults review

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:06:34 GMT
    DENVER (AP) - Two U.S. senators are calling for an outside investigation into how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to academy football coaches.More >>
    DENVER (AP) - Two U.S. senators are calling for an outside investigation into how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to academy football coaches.More >>
  • Lafayette teen booked with video voyeurism

    Lafayette teen booked with video voyeurism

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:04:55 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Lafayette High School student was arrested Thursday after a photo of a special-needs student was taken in a bathroom at the school and posted online.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Lafayette High School student was arrested Thursday after a photo of a special-needs student was taken in a bathroom at the school and posted online.More >>
  • Federal lawsuit filed against new La. abortion law

    Federal lawsuit filed against new La. abortion law

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:39:44 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An abortion rights organization has filed the first court challenge to a Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An abortion rights organization has filed the first court challenge to a Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.More >>
  • Lakes and Rivers

    Lakes and Rivers

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:39:26 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 >>
  • Louisiana-Gopher Frogs

    Louisiana-Gopher Frogs

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:27:37 GMT
    "Critical Habitat" for endangered frog upheldMore >>
    "Critical Habitat" for endangered frog upheldMore >>
  • Saints-Colts Preview

    Saints-Colts Preview

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:15:42 GMT
    Brees set to make his preseason debut Saturday nightMore >>
    Brees set to make his preseason debut Saturday nightMore >>
  • Another arrest made in firearm theft

    Another arrest made in firearm theft

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:55:35 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 20, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office detectives developed information that lead to the arrest of Jerry Turney, Jr., 29, of Alexandria, in reference to a string of burglaries in the Gardner and Elmer area.More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 20, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office detectives developed information that lead to the arrest of Jerry Turney, Jr., 29, of Alexandria, in reference to a string of burglaries in the Gardner and Elmer area.More >>
  • RPSO arrests man for motor vehicle theft

    RPSO arrests man for motor vehicle theft

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:46:53 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 20, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 11000 block of US Highway 71 South in reference to a theft of a motor vehicle.More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 20, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 11000 block of US Highway 71 South in reference to a theft of a motor vehicle.More >>
  • 100,000 elephants killed across Africa in two years, study finds

    100,000 elephants killed across Africa in two years, study finds

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:29:16 GMT
    NAIROBI, Kenya (CBS News) -- Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.More >>
    NAIROBI, Kenya (CBS News) -- Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.More >>
  • NYC woman finds unexpected roommates: 50,000 bees in ceiling

    NYC woman finds unexpected roommates: 50,000 bees in ceiling

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:28:18 GMT
    NEW YORK (CBS News) -- A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees.WABC-TV reports beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli's ceiling this week after her neighbors in Queens alerted the building manager.More >>
    NEW YORK (CBS News) -- A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees.WABC-TV reports beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli's ceiling this week after her neighbors in Queens alerted the building manager.More >>
  • Investigator: Kidnappers wanted to keep Amish girls as "slaves"

    Investigator: Kidnappers wanted to keep Amish girls as "slaves"

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:27:33 GMT
    FOWLER, N.Y. (CBS News) - A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand in a plan to turn the girls into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.More >>
    FOWLER, N.Y. (CBS News) - A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand in a plan to turn the girls into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.More >>
  • Dentist surrenders license over HIV, hepatitis scare

    Dentist surrenders license over HIV, hepatitis scare

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:26:52 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (CBS News) -- An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to thetesting of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.More >>
    OKLAHOMA CITY (CBS News) -- An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to thetesting of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.More >>
  • Brother: Foley "without a doubt" volunteered to go first

    Brother: Foley "without a doubt" volunteered to go first

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:24:01 GMT
    (CBS News) - The brother of slain journalist James Foley said that "without a doubt" his brother volunteered to be the first captor executed by his Islamic militant captors.More >>
    (CBS News) - The brother of slain journalist James Foley said that "without a doubt" his brother volunteered to be the first captor executed by his Islamic militant captors.More >>
  • McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

    McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:04:00 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election the same as other candidates, filling out paperwork and handing over qualifying money. More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election the same as other candidates, filling out paperwork and handing over qualifying money. More >>
  • Man walks across America to spread word of God

    Man walks across America to spread word of God

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:59:03 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A man from Houston is walking across America. And, Friday morning, he made a stop in Alexandria.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A man from Houston is walking across America. And, Friday morning, he made a stop in Alexandria.More >>
  • 2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

    2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:49:19 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.More >>
  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

    Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:46:59 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted the Rat Pack and the Beatles is opening as the SLS Las Vegas after a complete transformation.More >>
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted the Rat Pack and the Beatles is opening as the SLS Las Vegas after a complete transformation.More >>
  • Altered fireworks, chickens found in W.Va. crash

    Altered fireworks, chickens found in W.Va. crash

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:44:45 GMT
    AMMA, W.Va. (AP) - Police say altered fireworks, weapons, live chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked on Interstate 79 in West Virginia, and a Pennsylvania man has been arrested.More >>
    AMMA, W.Va. (AP) - Police say altered fireworks, weapons, live chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked on Interstate 79 in West Virginia, and a Pennsylvania man has been arrested.More >>
  • Oops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels

    Oops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:42:42 GMT
    SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.More >>
    SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.More >>
  • Suspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy

    Suspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:41:58 GMT
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Call Luke Skywalker for backup.Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road.More >>
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Call Luke Skywalker for backup.Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road.More >>
  • Larose woman booked with theft from employer

    Larose woman booked with theft from employer

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:41:05 GMT
    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies say a 44-year-old Larose woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her Cut Off employer.More >>
    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies say a 44-year-old Larose woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her Cut Off employer.More >>
  • Driver leaves 4-year-old sleeping in school bus

    Driver leaves 4-year-old sleeping in school bus

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:40:04 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Ouachita Parish school bus driver has been suspended indefinitely with pay after a sleeping 4-year-old was left on his bus. More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Ouachita Parish school bus driver has been suspended indefinitely with pay after a sleeping 4-year-old was left on his bus. More >>
  • RPSO makes arrest in vehicle theft

    RPSO makes arrest in vehicle theft

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:33:24 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 16, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from the Deville Substation responded to the 6000 block of Lost Ridge Drive, Deville, in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle.More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 16, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from the Deville Substation responded to the 6000 block of Lost Ridge Drive, Deville, in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle.More >>
  • Grant Parish child calls 911, woman found unconscious

    Grant Parish child calls 911, woman found unconscious

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:14:09 GMT
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a 6-year-old child reporting that a woman was unconscious in her car in the driveway of the family home.More >>
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a 6-year-old child reporting that a woman was unconscious in her car in the driveway of the family home.More >>
  • Brooklyn Bridge flags expected to be returned to NYPD Friday

    Brooklyn Bridge flags expected to be returned to NYPD Friday

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:12:49 GMT
    New York (CNN) -- Two American flags that were taken from the Brooklyn Bridge are now in the United States and are expected to be returned to the New York Police Department Friday, a law enforcement official tells CNN.More >>
    New York (CNN) -- Two American flags that were taken from the Brooklyn Bridge are now in the United States and are expected to be returned to the New York Police Department Friday, a law enforcement official tells CNN.More >>
  • Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:11:40 GMT
    (CNN) -- Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate.More >>
    (CNN) -- Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate.More >>
  • Russian aid convoy into Ukraine called 'direct invasion'

    Russian aid convoy into Ukraine called 'direct invasion'

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:41:54 GMT
    Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- A Ukrainian official accused Russia of directly invading the country under the guise of humanitarian aid Friday, after Ukraine's military said that part of a Russian aid convoy violated an deal by entering Ukraine without Red Cross monitors.More >>
    Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- A Ukrainian official accused Russia of directly invading the country under the guise of humanitarian aid Friday, after Ukraine's military said that part of a Russian aid convoy violated an deal by entering Ukraine without Red Cross monitors.More >>
  • Report: At least 38 killed after tourist buses crash in Egypt

    Report: At least 38 killed after tourist buses crash in Egypt

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:41:14 GMT
    (CNN) -- At least 38 people were killed and 41 injured early Friday when two tourist buses crashed in northeastern Egypt, the country's semi-official news website Al-Ahram Online reported.More >>
    (CNN) -- At least 38 people were killed and 41 injured early Friday when two tourist buses crashed in northeastern Egypt, the country's semi-official news website Al-Ahram Online reported.More >>
  • Pentagon chief: ISIS 'beyond anything we have seen'

    Pentagon chief: ISIS 'beyond anything we have seen'

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:40:43 GMT
    (CNN) -- America's top defense officials left open the possibility of targeting fighters with the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, saying during a news briefing Thursday that it was not enough to just hit the extremist group in Iraq.More >>
    (CNN) -- America's top defense officials left open the possibility of targeting fighters with the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, saying during a news briefing Thursday that it was not enough to just hit the extremist group in Iraq.More >>
  • Friday's Outdoor Planner

    Friday's Outdoor Planner

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:51:30 GMT
    Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 11:00am-1:00pm and we will give it an "B-".Expect to start off with fair to partly cloudy skies, low rain chances and a Hot Humid feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing well into the 90s through the day and adding the chance for scattered rain, after Noon. There will be a Hot Humid feel throughout the day with warming temps continuing through the weekend.Our ...More >>
    Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 11:00am-1:00pm and we will give it an "B-".Expect to start off with fair to partly cloudy skies, low rain chances and a Hot Humid feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing well into the 90s through the day and adding the chance for scattered rain, after Noon. There will be a Hot Humid feel throughout the day with warming temps continuing through the weekend.Our ...More >>
  • Tropical disturbance continues northwest

    Tropical disturbance continues northwest

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:25:32 GMT
    Friday, August 229:00 AMA tropical disturbance continues to move over the Lesser Antilles. This area of low pressure remains disorganized as it moves to the northwest at about 24 miles per hour. It will soon move over mountains in of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, and that mountainous region will temporarily hinder further development. The are of low pressure has a 60% chance of forming into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours. Even if this system does not upgrade, it will still bring...More >>
    Friday, August 229:00 AMA tropical disturbance continues to move over the Lesser Antilles. This area of low pressure remains disorganized as it moves to the northwest at about 24 miles per hour. It will soon move over mountains in of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, and that mountainous region will temporarily hinder further development. The are of low pressure has a 60% chance of forming into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours. Even if this system does not upgrade, it will still bring...More >>
  • Northwestern State-President

    Northwestern State-President

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:53:11 GMT
    NSU search panel names 4 semi-finalistsMore >>
    NSU search panel names 4 semi-finalistsMore >>
  • Friday's School Bus Planner

    Friday's School Bus Planner

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:50:19 GMT
    We will continue to see a typical Summertime Pattern with a Hot Humid feel and a chance for rain during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds and though most of the area will not see rain, parts of Cenla will get wet. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the South East. Highs will range through the 90s and it will feel 5-10 degrees above the actual temperature.First Bell- Expect a muggy feel with low rain chances, fair to partly cloudy skies and slig...More >>
    We will continue to see a typical Summertime Pattern with a Hot Humid feel and a chance for rain during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds and though most of the area will not see rain, parts of Cenla will get wet. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the South East. Highs will range through the 90s and it will feel 5-10 degrees above the actual temperature.First Bell- Expect a muggy feel with low rain chances, fair to partly cloudy skies and slig...More >>
  • Ford Is Recalling Some Newer Models

    Ford Is Recalling Some Newer Models

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:23:22 GMT
    (AP) Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues.More >>
    (AP) Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues.More >>
  • Airlines Charging More To Let Kids Fly Alone

    Airlines Charging More To Let Kids Fly Alone

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:20:38 GMT
    (AP) American Airlines says it will charge a $150 fee each way for minors between 12 and 14 who fly alone.More >>
    (AP) American Airlines says it will charge a $150 fee each way for minors between 12 and 14 who fly alone.More >>
  • UPS Hack Includes Louisiana Stores

    UPS Hack Includes Louisiana Stores

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:14:05 GMT
    (NBC) United Parcel Service is the latest business to be targeted by hackers. More >>
    (NBC) United Parcel Service is the latest business to be targeted by hackers. More >>
  • Weather Blog 8/21

    Conditions Become Drier With More Heat & Humidity

    Conditions Become Drier With More Heat & Humidity

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:49:55 GMT
    Thursday, August 21 7:45pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26342313/tropical-area-of-interest-is-approaching-the-caribbean-islandsOverviewThere is aLPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) that is moving East and toward the NE U.S. a secondary LPS is over the Central Plains Midwest. These two lows are continuing to bring a very likely chance for rain with the risk to Severe Weather Flash Flooding to affected areas. Otherwise,...More >>
    Thursday, August 21 7:45pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26342313/tropical-area-of-interest-is-approaching-the-caribbean-islandsOverviewThere is aLPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) that is moving East and toward the NE U.S. a secondary LPS is over the Central Plains Midwest. These two lows are continuing to bring a very likely chance for rain with the risk to Severe Weather Flash Flooding to affected areas. Otherwise,...More >>
  • Invest 96-L (8-21)

    Tropical Area of Interest is Approaching the Caribbean Islands

    Tropical Area of Interest is Approaching the Caribbean Islands

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:39:51 GMT
    Thursday, August 217:35pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 96-L (Tropical Wave)Shower Thunderstorm activity is abundantly found across an elongated area of low pressure. This Low is around a Tropical Wave that is located 275 miles West of the Lesser Antilles and continues to approach the Leeward Islands.During the next 48 hours, environmental conditions will improve and become more fa...More >>
    Thursday, August 217:35pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 96-L (Tropical Wave)Shower Thunderstorm activity is abundantly found across an elongated area of low pressure. This Low is around a Tropical Wave that is located 275 miles West of the Lesser Antilles and continues to approach the Leeward Islands.During the next 48 hours, environmental conditions will improve and become more fa...More >>
  • Anti-terrorism exercise held at Camp Beauregard

    Anti-terrorism exercise held at Camp Beauregard

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:46:17 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- An anti-terrorism exercise was held at Camp Beauregard. The exercise is part of the Guard's anti-terrorism plan. Participating in the event were many federal, state, and local first responders.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5)- An anti-terrorism exercise was held at Camp Beauregard. The exercise is part of the Guard's anti-terrorism plan. Participating in the event were many federal, state, and local first responders.More >>
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:37:09 GMT
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    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Four firefighters were injured - two seriously - when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.More >>
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Four firefighters were injured - two seriously - when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.More >>
  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:31:42 GMT
    Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him, after being released from Emory University Hospital Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Atlanta. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, who was also infected with theEbola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him, after being released from Emory University Hospital Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Atlanta. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, who was also infected with the
    ATLANTA (AP) - Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.More >>
    ATLANTA (AP) - Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.
    More >>
  • Texas law student fights extradition to Louisiana

    Texas law student fights extradition to Louisiana

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:28:24 GMT
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio law student has vowed to fight extradition after his arrest on murder and arson warrants from Louisiana.More >>
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio law student has vowed to fight extradition after his arrest on murder and arson warrants from Louisiana.More >>
  • Thursday's Weekend Planner

    Thursday's Weekend Planner

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:23:37 GMT
    A large area of high pressure is building in the southeastern United States. The bubble of high pressure will bring dry air to the upper levels of the atmosphere and dry it out, leading to little or no rain chances this weekend. Winds from the south will keep Central Louisiana humid, despite the dry conditions aloft. Little cloud cover is expected and the lack of cloud cover and rain chances will allow temperatures to reach the mid to upper 90s each afternoon. Humidity will make afternoons fe...More >>
    A large area of high pressure is building in the southeastern United States. The bubble of high pressure will bring dry air to the upper levels of the atmosphere and dry it out, leading to little or no rain chances this weekend. Winds from the south will keep Central Louisiana humid, despite the dry conditions aloft. Little cloud cover is expected and the lack of cloud cover and rain chances will allow temperatures to reach the mid to upper 90s each afternoon. Humidity will make afternoons fe...More >>
  • AG: 19-year-old arrested, charged with 16 counts of child porn

    AG: 19-year-old arrested, charged with 16 counts of child porn

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:38:22 GMT
    HAMMOND, La. (KALB News Channel 5) — A Hammond man has been charged with 16 counts of child pornography after an investigation led by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Cyber Crime Unit.More >>
    HAMMOND, La. (KALB News Channel 5) — A Hammond man has been charged with 16 counts of child pornography after an investigation led by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Cyber Crime Unit.More >>
  • NPD investigating bank robbery

    NPD investigating bank robbery

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:20:50 GMT
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    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Natchitoches Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Thursday morning. More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Natchitoches Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Thursday morning. More >>
  • Webb starts last academic year as NSU president

    Webb starts last academic year as NSU president

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:05:34 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State University's President Dr. Randall J. Webb and Mrs. Brenda Webb thanked faculty and staff for their years of memories at Wednesday's annual faculty/staff luncheon.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State University's President Dr. Randall J. Webb and Mrs. Brenda Webb thanked faculty and staff for their years of memories at Wednesday's annual faculty/staff luncheon.More >>
  • State of Redwine address reschedule for Tuesday, Aug 26

    State of Redwine address reschedule for Tuesday, Aug 26

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:59:18 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - State of Redwine Address has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. It will be held in the gym at Alma Redwine New Vision Academy.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - State of Redwine Address has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. It will be held in the gym at Alma Redwine New Vision Academy.More >>
  • Shreveport postal worker pleads guilty to theft

    Shreveport postal worker pleads guilty to theft

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:40:21 GMT
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    SHREVEPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Shreveport pleaded guilty to stealing Netflix DVDs and money in the mail. More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Shreveport pleaded guilty to stealing Netflix DVDs and money in the mail. More >>
  • Two indicted for trying to smuggle phone into Pollock prison

    Two indicted for trying to smuggle phone into Pollock prison

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:15:22 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A correctional officer at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana, and a relative of an inmate, were indicted on Aug. 20 for conspiring to bring a cell phone into the prison.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A correctional officer at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana, and a relative of an inmate, were indicted on Aug. 20 for conspiring to bring a cell phone into the prison.More >>
  • St. Mary's school in Cottonport closed, Friday, Aug. 22

    St. Mary's school in Cottonport closed, Friday, Aug. 22

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:08:35 GMT
    COTTONPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - St. Mary's Assumption Catholic school in Cottonport will be closed Friday, August 22, due to a power failure. The school will reopen on Monday, August 25.More >>
    COTTONPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - St. Mary's Assumption Catholic school in Cottonport will be closed Friday, August 22, due to a power failure. The school will reopen on Monday, August 25.More >>
  • Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

    Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:35:12 GMT
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, raising concerns that schools may be overreacting.More >>
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, raising concerns that schools may be overreacting.More >>
  • Landrieu to Army: withdraw current proposal to downsize Fort Polk

    Landrieu to Army: withdraw current proposal to downsize Fort Polk

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:33:49 GMT
    WASHINGTON (KALB News Channel 5) – Today, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., along Senator Vitter, R-La., sent a letter to John M. McHugh, Secretary to the Army, urging him to withdraw the Army's latest round of proposed end strength reductions under the Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment.More >>
    WASHINGTON (KALB News Channel 5) – Today, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., along Senator Vitter, R-La., sent a letter to John M. McHugh, Secretary to the Army, urging him to withdraw the Army's latest round of proposed end strength reductions under the Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment.More >>
  • Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:29:41 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. More >>
  • State Police conduct car seat checks

    State Police conduct car seat checks

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:28:56 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Louisiana State Police Troop "E" helped families Thursday properly install child safety seats in cars.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Louisiana State Police Troop "E" helped families Thursday properly install child safety seats in cars.More >>
  • New medal to be displayed at Sept. 11 ceremony

    New medal to be displayed at Sept. 11 ceremony

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:28:45 GMT
    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - This year's Sept. 11 observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will include the first public view of the Congressional Gold Medal given to the site.More >>
    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - This year's Sept. 11 observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will include the first public view of the Congressional Gold Medal given to the site.More >>
  • Ford recalling more than 160,000 vehicles

    Ford recalling more than 160,000 vehicles

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:28:06 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues.The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. More >>
    DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues.The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. More >>
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:26:34 GMT
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The president of a college in central Kentucky says two firefighters were injured while using their fire truck ladder to help the school's marching band take part in an ice bucket challenge.More >>
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The president of a college in central Kentucky says two firefighters were injured while using their fire truck ladder to help the school's marching band take part in an ice bucket challenge.More >>
  • Candidates vie for 9th JDC, Div. "A" spot at forum

    Candidates vie for 9th JDC, Div. "A" spot at forum

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:21:13 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Candidates for the 9th JDC, division "A" judge seat went head-to-head at a political forum Thursday afternoon.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Candidates for the 9th JDC, division "A" judge seat went head-to-head at a political forum Thursday afternoon.More >>
  • Digital wallets and vein scanners: How we'll pay for things in the future

    Digital wallets and vein scanners: How we'll pay for things in the future

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:11:21 GMT
    (CNN) -- How did you pay for your coffee this morning?More >>
    (CNN) -- How did you pay for your coffee this morning?More >>
  • On the trail of the 'Blood Countess' of Slovakia

    On the trail of the 'Blood Countess' of Slovakia

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:09:25 GMT
    (CNN) -- With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.More >>
    (CNN) -- With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.More >>
  • Baseball sensation Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boys

    Baseball sensation Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boys

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:05:20 GMT
    (CNN) -- My girls, ages 6 and 8, love sports, but we are not a family that watches much baseball or even follows the Little League World Series.Of course, that was before we heard the name Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom.Now we check to see when she and her team, Phil...More >>
    (CNN) -- My girls, ages 6 and 8, love sports, but we are not a family that watches much baseball or even follows the Little League World Series.Of course, that was before we heard the name Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom.Now we check to see when she and her team, Phil...More >>
  • The babysitter costs HOW much?

    The babysitter costs HOW much?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:02:51 GMT
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -It seems like a parental dream: A college-educated babysitter shows up, leads your kids through homework, dinnertime and a masterpiece art project, cleans the house and then gives you a report card of how the evening went.More >>
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -It seems like a parental dream: A college-educated babysitter shows up, leads your kids through homework, dinnertime and a masterpiece art project, cleans the house and then gives you a report card of how the evening went.More >>
  • 'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland has doubled since 2009

    'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland has doubled since 2009

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:01:49 GMT
    (CNN) -- The law on assisted suicide in Switzerland isn't clear, according to a paper published in the journal Law, Ethics and Medicine this week.More >>
    (CNN) -- The law on assisted suicide in Switzerland isn't clear, according to a paper published in the journal Law, Ethics and Medicine this week.More >>
  • Colorado college lets students keep pets in dorms

    Colorado college lets students keep pets in dorms

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:46:58 GMT
    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - It's move-in day at the University of Northern Colorado, and this year some students are being allowed to bring their cats or dogs to live with them in dorms.More >>
    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - It's move-in day at the University of Northern Colorado, and this year some students are being allowed to bring their cats or dogs to live with them in dorms.More >>
  • U.S. Existing Home Sales

    U.S. Existing Home Sales

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:06 GMT
    U.S. existing home sales rise for the 4th month in a rowMore >>
    U.S. existing home sales rise for the 4th month in a rowMore >>
  • Trial delayed in kindergartner's abduction, rape

    Trial delayed in kindergartner's abduction, rape

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:10:48 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Trial is being delayed for a woman charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her.More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Trial is being delayed for a woman charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her.More >>
  • San Francisco to tally bird-into-window death toll

    San Francisco to tally bird-into-window death toll

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:09:05 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials have launched a program to document the number of birds that die by crashing into windows in an effort to reduce such collisions.More >>
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials have launched a program to document the number of birds that die by crashing into windows in an effort to reduce such collisions.More >>
  • Police: Child, 5, dies; father booked with murder

    Police: Child, 5, dies; father booked with murder

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:05:13 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 36-year-old father is facing a murder charge after his 5-year-old son died as a result of suspected abuse.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 36-year-old father is facing a murder charge after his 5-year-old son died as a result of suspected abuse.More >>
  • Two arrested in scrap metal theft

    Two arrested in scrap metal theft

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:56:55 GMT
    DEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 20, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from the Deville Substation responded to 100 block of Fred Redwine Road in Deville in reference to the theft of tractor parts and other heavy metal items.More >>
    DEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 20, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from the Deville Substation responded to 100 block of Fred Redwine Road in Deville in reference to the theft of tractor parts and other heavy metal items.More >>
  • RPSO arrests Alexandria man in firearm theft case

    RPSO arrests Alexandria man in firearm theft case

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:51:06 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 14, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 3800 block of LA 121 in Boyce in reference to a burglary.More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 14, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 3800 block of LA 121 in Boyce in reference to a burglary.More >>
  • Louisiana-Elections

    Louisiana-Elections

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:31:54 GMT
    Election sign up period continues into second dayMore >>
    Election sign up period continues into second dayMore >>
  • Tropical disturbance will impact the Lesser Antilles

    Tropical disturbance will impact the Lesser Antilles

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:15:46 GMT
    Thursday, August 211:00 PMA majority of the Atlantic Basin is quiet. An area of low pressure is about 350 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is being monitored. The cluster of showers and thunderstorms is still disorganized, and is slowly moving west and northwestward into the Caribbean Sea. As it moves into the Caribbean, it is expected to strengthen slightly due to an abundance of warm water, less wind shear, and other conditions favorable for tropical development. So far, it has a 50% c...More >>
    Thursday, August 211:00 PMA majority of the Atlantic Basin is quiet. An area of low pressure is about 350 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is being monitored. The cluster of showers and thunderstorms is still disorganized, and is slowly moving west and northwestward into the Caribbean Sea. As it moves into the Caribbean, it is expected to strengthen slightly due to an abundance of warm water, less wind shear, and other conditions favorable for tropical development. So far, it has a 50% c...More >>
  • 3 senior Hamas military leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza

    3 senior Hamas military leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:40:59 GMT
    (CNN) -- An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday. More >>
    (CNN) -- An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday. More >>
  • St. Louis police chief defends officers' action in fatal shooting of man

    St. Louis police chief defends officers' action in fatal shooting of man

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:39:47 GMT
    (CNN) -- The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him.Less than 20 seconds after their arrival, the officers open fire, killing him.More >>
    (CNN) -- The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him.Less than 20 seconds after their arrival, the officers open fire, killing him.More >>
  • 378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. Starbucks

    378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. Starbucks

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:08:21 GMT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.More >>
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.More >>
  • Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges

    Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:06:59 GMT
    ORANGE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.More >>
    ORANGE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.More >>
  • 12 vie for Northwestern State's presidency

    12 vie for Northwestern State's presidency

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:05:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 12 candidates vying to fill the vacant president's post at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches are listed below in alphabetical order with the highest degree earned and most recent position noted.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 12 candidates vying to fill the vacant president's post at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches are listed below in alphabetical order with the highest degree earned and most recent position noted.More >>
  • Southern's Mason makes contract extension demands

    Southern's Mason makes contract extension demands

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:03:05 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. won't seek or accept an extension of his contract when it expires next year, unless certain terms he has outlined are met.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. won't seek or accept an extension of his contract when it expires next year, unless certain terms he has outlined are met.More >>
  • Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

    Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:01:42 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital.More >>
    ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital.More >>
  • USS Saratoga carrier heads off to be scrapped

    USS Saratoga carrier heads off to be scrapped

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:00:50 GMT
    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has left its port in Rhode Island for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.More >>
    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has left its port in Rhode Island for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.More >>
  • Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

    Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:59:30 GMT
    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data.UPS (UPS) said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. More >>
    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data.UPS (UPS) said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. More >>
  • Bank of America nears record settlement

    Bank of America nears record settlement

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:57:21 GMT
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -Bank of America is on the verge of finalizing a deal with the government to pay more than $16.5 billion in what would be the biggest mortgage securities fraud settlement.More >>
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -Bank of America is on the verge of finalizing a deal with the government to pay more than $16.5 billion in what would be the biggest mortgage securities fraud settlement.More >>
  • James Foley's captors originally asked for huge ransom

    James Foley's captors originally asked for huge ransom

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:56:31 GMT
    (CNN) -- The captors of American journalist James Foley originally demanded a ransom of 100 million euros ($132.5 million), according to GlobalPost spokesman Richard Byrne.More >>
    (CNN) -- The captors of American journalist James Foley originally demanded a ransom of 100 million euros ($132.5 million), according to GlobalPost spokesman Richard Byrne.More >>
  • Calcasieu Parish in need of school bus drivers

    Calcasieu Parish in need of school bus drivers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:46:28 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A shortage of substitute bus drivers is a problem the Calcasieu Parish School Board has faced for the past several years.Gary Anderson, district assistant superintendent of personnel and auxiliary services, tells the American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) this year is no different.Anderson said the district has about 400 bus drivers but needs at least another 100 to operate comfortably.He said because of the shortage, other drivers have to split their routes when a r...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A shortage of substitute bus drivers is a problem the Calcasieu Parish School Board has faced for the past several years.Gary Anderson, district assistant superintendent of personnel and auxiliary services, tells the American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) this year is no different.Anderson said the district has about 400 bus drivers but needs at least another 100 to operate comfortably.He said because of the shortage, other drivers have to split their routes when a r...More >>
  • Northwestern State-President

    Northwestern State-President

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:16:48 GMT
    Northwestern State's search panel meetsMore >>
    Northwestern State's search panel meetsMore >>
  • Police: Masked home invader fatally shot

    Police: Masked home invader fatally shot

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:04:45 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a would-be home invader was shot and killed by a homeowner.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a would-be home invader was shot and killed by a homeowner.More >>
  • Thursday's Outdoor Planner

    Thursday's Outdoor Planner

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:35:15 GMT
    Here is Thursday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 10:15am-12:15pm and we will give it an "C+".Expect to start off with fair to partly cloudy skies, rain-free conditions and a pleasant feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing well into the 90s through the day and adding the chance for scattered rain, after Noon. There will be a Hot Humid feel throughout the day with warming temps later this week.Our Allergycas...More >>
    Here is Thursday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 10:15am-12:15pm and we will give it an "C+".Expect to start off with fair to partly cloudy skies, rain-free conditions and a pleasant feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing well into the 90s through the day and adding the chance for scattered rain, after Noon. There will be a Hot Humid feel throughout the day with warming temps later this week.Our Allergycas...More >>
  • Thursday's School Bus Planner

    Thursday's School Bus Planner

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:16:01 GMT
    A warm morning will lead to hot afternoon temperatures. Humidity factored in will make conditions feel like it is around 103 to 105 degrees during peak afternoon hours. An area of high pressure over the southeastern United States will bring winds in from the south into Central Louisiana. Southerly winds and daytime heating will help produce scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Areas not receiving rainfall will get plenty of intense sunshine, with a very high UV index. Those who have...More >>
    A warm morning will lead to hot afternoon temperatures. Humidity factored in will make conditions feel like it is around 103 to 105 degrees during peak afternoon hours. An area of high pressure over the southeastern United States will bring winds in from the south into Central Louisiana. Southerly winds and daytime heating will help produce scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Areas not receiving rainfall will get plenty of intense sunshine, with a very high UV index. Those who have...More >>
  • Weather Blog

    Rain Chances Will Taper Off As Temps Rise

    Rain Chances Will Taper Off As Temps Rise

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:28:38 GMT
    Wednesday, August 19 9:20pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26332401/tropical-development-expected-in-the-western-atlantic-oceanOverviewThere is aLPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) that is moving East and toward the NE U.S. This system will continue to bring a very likely chance for rain with the risk to Severe Weather Flash Flooding to affected areas. Otherwise, there is a developing LPS over the Central Northern plains...More >>
    Wednesday, August 19 9:20pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26332401/tropical-development-expected-in-the-western-atlantic-oceanOverviewThere is aLPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) that is moving East and toward the NE U.S. This system will continue to bring a very likely chance for rain with the risk to Severe Weather Flash Flooding to affected areas. Otherwise, there is a developing LPS over the Central Northern plains...More >>
  • Galaxy Of Stars For Cancer Telethon

    Galaxy Of Stars For Cancer Telethon

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:15:17 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Stars have been chosen to be a part of "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon in September. Will air on broadcast and cable TV. More >>
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Stars have been chosen to be a part of "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon in September. Will air on broadcast and cable TV. More >>
  • Invest 96-L (8/20)

    Tropical Development Expected in the Western Atlantic Ocean

    Tropical Development Expected in the Western Atlantic Ocean

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:09:15 GMT
    Wednesday, August 208:45pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 96-L (Tropical Wave)An elongated area of low pressure is associated with a Tropical Wave and continues to produce moderate (and scattered, strong) thunderstorm activity. This disturbance is located about 500 miles East of the Windward Islands and Lesser Antilles. There is some development that is organizing with this system. T...More >>
    Wednesday, August 208:45pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 96-L (Tropical Wave)An elongated area of low pressure is associated with a Tropical Wave and continues to produce moderate (and scattered, strong) thunderstorm activity. This disturbance is located about 500 miles East of the Windward Islands and Lesser Antilles. There is some development that is organizing with this system. T...More >>
  • Check Out The Newest Version Of The Nook

    Check Out The Newest Version Of The Nook

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:05:21 GMT
    (AP) For the first time, the Nook will have a front and rear-facing camera. More >>
    (AP) For the first time, the Nook will have a front and rear-facing camera. More >>
  • Oil Companies Eye Gulf For More Exploration

    Oil Companies Eye Gulf For More Exploration

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:59:56 GMT
    (AP) The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the western Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration. More >>
    (AP) The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the western Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration. More >>
  • Marijuana supplier named Pot Playboy gets 27 years

    Marijuana supplier named Pot Playboy gets 27 years

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:16:20 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say a Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise.More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say a Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise.More >>
  • Food Bank launches Nutrition on Wheels truck

    Food Bank launches Nutrition on Wheels truck

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:23:31 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel Five)- The Food Bank of Central Louisiana unveiled its new Nutrition on Wheels truck. The truck, which is equipped with a rolling kitchen, will be part of the Nutrition on Wheels program.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel Five)- The Food Bank of Central Louisiana unveiled its new Nutrition on Wheels truck. The truck, which is equipped with a rolling kitchen, will be part of the Nutrition on Wheels program. More >>
  • Qualifying underway for Nov. 4 election

    Qualifying underway for Nov. 4 election

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:53:21 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Candidates for this year's Nov. 4 election began qualifying Tuesday morning.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Candidates for this year's Nov. 4 election began qualifying Tuesday morning.More >>
  • US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

    US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:24:55 GMT
    This file photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria, in July, 2012. (AP Photo/freejamesfoley.org, Nicole Tung, File)This file photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria, in July, 2012. (AP Photo/freejamesfoley.org, Nicole Tung, File)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.More >>
  • Wednesday's Weekend Planner 08/20/2014

    Wednesday's Weekend Planner 08/20/2014

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:44:55 GMT
    Hot afternoons will be the main feature this weekend. An area of high pressure will continue to build into Louisiana on Friday. This bubble of high pressure will limit shower development. Little to no rain is expected on Saturday and Sunday. Since skies will be mostly sunny with little cloud cover, temperatures will skyrocket after sunrise. Afternoon highs will peak in the mid to upper 90s, and winds from the south will keep conditions humid. The hot temperature with high humidity factored in...More >>
    Hot afternoons will be the main feature this weekend. An area of high pressure will continue to build into Louisiana on Friday. This bubble of high pressure will limit shower development. Little to no rain is expected on Saturday and Sunday. Since skies will be mostly sunny with little cloud cover, temperatures will skyrocket after sunrise. Afternoon highs will peak in the mid to upper 90s, and winds from the south will keep conditions humid. The hot temperature with high humidity factored in...More >>
  • CENLA reacts: Common Core Ruling will continue

    CENLA reacts: Common Core Ruling will continue

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:42:22 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Wednesday, Education Superintendent John White said Louisiana's public elementary and middle schools will immediately proceed with plans to use Common Core tests for English and Math.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Wednesday, Education Superintendent John White said Louisiana's public elementary and middle schools will immediately proceed with plans to use Common Core tests for English and Math.More >>
  • Rick Perry pleads "not guilty" to felony charges

    Rick Perry pleads "not guilty" to felony charges

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:06:28 GMT
    (CBS News) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has pleaded "not guilty" on two felony charges that he abused his power, the San Antonio Express-News reports. More >>
    (CBS News) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has pleaded "not guilty" on two felony charges that he abused his power, the San Antonio Express-News reports. More >>
  • A look at candidates signed up for Nov. 4 election

    A look at candidates signed up for Nov. 4 election

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:06:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The sign-up period for the Nov. 4 election runs through Friday.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The sign-up period for the Nov. 4 election runs through Friday.More >>
  • Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

    Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:05:19 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An eastern Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing gas-drilling wastewater wells faces a legal threat from the wells' operator.More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An eastern Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing gas-drilling wastewater wells faces a legal threat from the wells' operator.More >>
  • White: Ruling lets Common Core test plans resume

    White: Ruling lets Common Core test plans resume

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:04:38 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's education chief says a court ruling allows state officials to resume development of Common Core test plans that have been in the making for four years.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's education chief says a court ruling allows state officials to resume development of Common Core test plans that have been in the making for four years.More >>
  • Father of 'affluenza' teen arrested in North Texas

    Father of 'affluenza' teen arrested in North Texas

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:03:31 GMT
    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - The father of a North Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck and served no prison time has been arrested on charges related to impersonating an officer.More >>
    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - The father of a North Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck and served no prison time has been arrested on charges related to impersonating an officer.More >>
  • Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

    Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:02:40 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.More >>
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.More >>
  • Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:01:40 GMT
    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) - The National Park Service says the bodies of three climbers have been retrieved from a glacier on Mount Rainier in the same area where six went missing in May.More >>
    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) - The National Park Service says the bodies of three climbers have been retrieved from a glacier on Mount Rainier in the same area where six went missing in May.More >>
  • Colorado man arrested after 163-mile Wyoming chase

    Colorado man arrested after 163-mile Wyoming chase

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:00:08 GMT
    ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo. (AP) - A Colorado man is under arrest after leading authorities on a 163-mile chase in a stolen car in Wyoming.More >>
    ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo. (AP) - A Colorado man is under arrest after leading authorities on a 163-mile chase in a stolen car in Wyoming.More >>
  • UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:59:04 GMT
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.More >>
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.More >>
  • Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

    Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:57:33 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor - the world's biggest bath toy.A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA. More >>
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor - the world's biggest bath toy.A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA. More >>
  • Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

    Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:56:37 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday.More >>
    BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday.
    More >>
  • Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents

    Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:56:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.More >>
  • New details emerge about man searching for child for sex

    New details emerge about man searching for child for sex

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:51:54 GMT
    LEESVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- We're learning more about the Leesville man arrested by State Police on Monday for attempting to purchase a child for sexual purposes.More >>
    LEESVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- We're learning more about the Leesville man arrested by State Police on Monday for attempting to purchase a child for sexual purposes.More >>
  • Three Monroe grocery store workers plead guilty to SNAP, WIC fraud

    Three Monroe grocery store workers plead guilty to SNAP, WIC fraud

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:39:17 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Three Monroe grocery store workers pleaded guilty this week for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.More >>
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Three Monroe grocery store workers pleaded guilty this week for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.More >>
  • APD enforces "Drive Sober" campaign

    APD enforces "Drive Sober" campaign

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:32:43 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Alexandria Police will be out in full force now through Labor Day, ready to arrest drivers who are drunk.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Alexandria Police will be out in full force now through Labor Day, ready to arrest drivers who are drunk.More >>
  • Former volunteer firefighter convicted of arson

    Former volunteer firefighter convicted of arson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:31:58 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A former volunteer firefighter with the Beauregard Parish Broadlands Fire Station has been convicted for setting fires in 2012 and 2013. More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A former volunteer firefighter with the Beauregard Parish Broadlands Fire Station has been convicted for setting fires in 2012 and 2013. More >>
  • Obama angrily reacts to James Foley murder: ISIS' ideology is "bankrupt"

    Obama angrily reacts to James Foley murder: ISIS' ideology is "bankrupt"

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:17:49 GMT
    (CBS News) - A visibly angry President Obama on Wednesday said the world was "appalled" by the news that Islamic militants had murdered American journalist James Foley and compared the militants to a cancer that must be extracted from the region.More >>
    (CBS News) - A visibly angry President Obama on Wednesday said the world was "appalled" by the news that Islamic militants had murdered American journalist James Foley and compared the militants to a cancer that must be extracted from the region.More >>
  • Los Alamos worker imprisoned for selling nuclear secrets

    Los Alamos worker imprisoned for selling nuclear secrets

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:15:12 GMT
    (CBS News) - A former contract employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, the Justice Department said Wednesday.More >>
    (CBS News) - A former contract employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, the Justice Department said Wednesday.More >>
  • Federal agency has questions about hospital deals

    Federal agency has questions about hospital deals

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:13:56 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals is running into questions from federal health officials who rejected a previous version.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals is running into questions from federal health officials who rejected a previous version.More >>
  • Up to 30,000 would need Ebola drugs to fight outbreak

    Up to 30,000 would need Ebola drugs to fight outbreak

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:09:24 GMT
    (CNN) -- If scientists were to develop the cure for Ebola, how much would they need to stop the largest outbreak in known history?More >>
    (CNN) -- If scientists were to develop the cure for Ebola, how much would they need to stop the largest outbreak in known history?More >>
  • Income is on the rise ... finally!

    Income is on the rise ... finally!

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:08:17 GMT
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -The typical American is finally bringing home a bigger paycheck. Median household income has been on the rise for the past three years, climbing 3.8% to $53,891 in June, according to newly released data by Sentier Research. More >>
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -The typical American is finally bringing home a bigger paycheck. Median household income has been on the rise for the past three years, climbing 3.8% to $53,891 in June, according to newly released data by Sentier Research. More >>
  • Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

    Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:50 GMT
    (CNN) -- Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today. On the menu in their cafeterias? Chicken salad on a bed of spinach with strawberries and Mandarin oranges. Boneless wings. More >>
    (CNN) -- Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today. On the menu in their cafeterias? Chicken salad on a bed of spinach with strawberries and Mandarin oranges. Boneless wings. More >>
  • Man sentenced in New Orleans home invasion

    Man sentenced in New Orleans home invasion

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:03:16 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man charged in a home invasion that left three people dead has been sentenced to 35 years in prison under a plea agreement.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man charged in a home invasion that left three people dead has been sentenced to 35 years in prison under a plea agreement.More >>
  • Texas regulators approve expansion of nuke site

    Texas regulators approve expansion of nuke site

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:59:23 GMT
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Regulators have approved allowing depleted uranium to be buried at a West Texas nuclear waste dump site.The state's three environmental commissioners unanimously approved the amendment to the license held by Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists. More >>
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Regulators have approved allowing depleted uranium to be buried at a West Texas nuclear waste dump site.The state's three environmental commissioners unanimously approved the amendment to the license held by Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists. More >>
  • Boil advisory for EMC Water System

    Boil advisory for EMC Water System

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:45:19 GMT
    ELMER, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The EMC Water System in Elmer has issued a boil advisory.More >>
    ELMER, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The EMC Water System in Elmer has issued a boil advisory.More >>
  • Boil Advisory lifted for parts of Alexandria

    Boil Advisory lifted for parts of Alexandria

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:06:59 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--There is a boil advisory in effect for parts of Alexandria.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--There is a boil advisory in effect for parts of Alexandria.More >>
  • Bush-Ice Bucket Challenge

    Bush-Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:04:47 GMT
    George W. Bush takes ice bucket challengeMore >>
    George W. Bush takes ice bucket challengeMore >>
  • LSU Hospitals

    LSU Hospitals

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:55:10 GMT
    Federal agency has questions about the hospital dealsMore >>
    Federal agency has questions about the hospital dealsMore >>
  • Tropical disturbance moving to the Caribbean Sea

    Tropical disturbance moving to the Caribbean Sea

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:15:54 GMT
    Wednesday, August 2011:30 AMMost of the Atlantic Basin is quiet, but there are two tropical disturbances being monitored. The first disturbance isroughly 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. An area of low pressure remains disorganized as it slowly moves westward at 10 to 15 mph. It will continue toward the Caribbean Sea, and will then reach conditions that are favorable for tropical development. Low wind shear, and warm Caribbean waters could strengthen the cluster of thunderstorms into ...More >>
    Wednesday, August 2011:30 AMMost of the Atlantic Basin is quiet, but there are two tropical disturbances being monitored. The first disturbance isroughly 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. An area of low pressure remains disorganized as it slowly moves westward at 10 to 15 mph. It will continue toward the Caribbean Sea, and will then reach conditions that are favorable for tropical development. Low wind shear, and warm Caribbean waters could strengthen the cluster of thunderstorms into ...More >>
  • Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail

    Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:52:57 GMT
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man is facing charges after police say he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer.More >>
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man is facing charges after police say he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer.More >>
  • Mississippi man shot after reporting cross burning in his yard

    Mississippi man shot after reporting cross burning in his yard

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:30:00 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (CBS News) -- A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether the attack was prompted by people being upset that the man was visited by his mixed-race grandchildren.More >>
    JACKSON, Miss. (CBS News) -- A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether the attack was prompted by people being upset that the man was visited by his mixed-race grandchildren.More >>
  • Bowe Bergdahl reveals what he wants to do next

    Bowe Bergdahl reveals what he wants to do next

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:28:40 GMT
    (CBS News) - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl plans to get out of the Army and pursue a college education once the investigation into his disappearance is completed, his lawyer told CBS News.More >>
    (CBS News) - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl plans to get out of the Army and pursue a college education once the investigation into his disappearance is completed, his lawyer told CBS News.More >>
  • Ferguson protests show no sign of going away

    Ferguson protests show no sign of going away

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:27:36 GMT
    FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS News) -- Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.More >>
    FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS News) -- Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.More >>
  • Pineville to host Louisiana Junior Boys & Dixie Boys 2016 World Series

    Pineville to host Louisiana Junior Boys & Dixie Boys 2016 World Series

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:26:10 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The 2016 Junior Boys Dixie Boys World Series will be held in Pineville, Louisiana. The City of Pineville presented a bid on August 5, 2014 that was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc. More >>
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The 2016 Junior Boys Dixie Boys World Series will be held in Pineville, Louisiana. The City of Pineville presented a bid on August 5, 2014 that was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc. More >>
  • Sharpton to address Mike Brown's St. Louis funeral

    Sharpton to address Mike Brown's St. Louis funeral

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:28:33 GMT
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis.The Austin A. Layne Mortuary, which is handling arrangements, says the funeral is set for 10 a.m. More >>
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis.The Austin A. Layne Mortuary, which is handling arrangements, says the funeral is set for 10 a.m. More >>
  • BESE backs Battle of New Orleans curriculum

    BESE backs Battle of New Orleans curriculum

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:27:41 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Students will get the chance this fall to learn more about the Battle of New Orleans as the state commemorates the 200th anniversary of the final major conflict of the War of 1812.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Students will get the chance this fall to learn more about the Battle of New Orleans as the state commemorates the 200th anniversary of the final major conflict of the War of 1812.More >>
  • La. job-matching site launches

    La. job-matching site launches

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:24:34 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills.More >>
  • La. candidate sign-up period starts Wednesday

    La. candidate sign-up period starts Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:23:04 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Candidates for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election must officially sign up for the ballot this week.The three-day qualifying period opens Wednesday and runs through Friday. More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Candidates for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election must officially sign up for the ballot this week.The three-day qualifying period opens Wednesday and runs through Friday. More >>
  • Residents push Tangipahoa board on desegregation

    Residents push Tangipahoa board on desegregation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:22:19 GMT
    AMITE, La. (AP) - Members of Tangipahoa Parish's black community gathered at the school system's central office Tuesday to demand the school board abandon its pursuit of a modified desegregation plan.More >>
    AMITE, La. (AP) - Members of Tangipahoa Parish's black community gathered at the school system's central office Tuesday to demand the school board abandon its pursuit of a modified desegregation plan.More >>
  • Former LSU tight end pleads guilty in shooting

    Former LSU tight end pleads guilty in shooting

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:21:37 GMT
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.More >>
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.More >>
  • Monroe school turf construction hits new delays

    Monroe school turf construction hits new delays

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:20:48 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Field turf construction at football stadiums in the Monroe City School District has once again hit a snag.More >>
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Field turf construction at football stadiums in the Monroe City School District has once again hit a snag.More >>
  • Gunmen seize papers, cash from Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris

    Gunmen seize papers, cash from Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:13:12 GMT
    (CNN) -- Gunmen attacked a Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris on Sunday, stealing 250,000 euros ($334,000) and diplomatic documents, French police say.More >>
    (CNN) -- Gunmen attacked a Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris on Sunday, stealing 250,000 euros ($334,000) and diplomatic documents, French police say.More >>
  • Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano rumbles, could threaten air travel

    Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano rumbles, could threaten air travel

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:12:34 GMT
    (CNN) -- In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.More >>
    (CNN) -- In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.More >>
  • Patient tested in California for possible Ebola exposure

    Patient tested in California for possible Ebola exposure

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:11:49 GMT
    (CNN) -- Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.More >>
    (CNN) -- Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.More >>
  • Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

    Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:10:29 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. More >>
    (CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. More >>
  • Children, adults taken hostage in Harvey, Illinois, after robbery

    Children, adults taken hostage in Harvey, Illinois, after robbery

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:48:53 GMT
    (CNN) -- Hours after two robbery suspects shot at police and took eight people hostage, the standoff inside a suburban Chicago home continued early Wednesday.More >>
    (CNN) -- Hours after two robbery suspects shot at police and took eight people hostage, the standoff inside a suburban Chicago home continued early Wednesday.More >>
  • Little League W.S.-Coach's Speech

    Little League W.S.-Coach's Speech

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:45:25 GMT
    Inspiring speech was spontaneousMore >>
    Inspiring speech was spontaneousMore >>
  • James Foley remembered as 'brave and tireless' journalist

    James Foley remembered as 'brave and tireless' journalist

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:36:20 GMT
    New York (CNN) -- When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour," he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled "A World of Troubles."More >>
    New York (CNN) -- When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour," he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled "A World of Troubles."More >>
  • Wednesday's Outdoor Planner

    Wednesday's Outdoor Planner

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:34:18 GMT
    Here is Wednesday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 9:30-11:30am and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with fair to partly cloudy skies, rain-free conditions and a pleasant feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing well into the 90s through the day and adding the chance for scattered rain, after Noon. There will be a Hot Humid feel throughout the day with warming temps later this week.Our Allergycast w...More >>
    Here is Wednesday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 9:30-11:30am and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with fair to partly cloudy skies, rain-free conditions and a pleasant feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing well into the 90s through the day and adding the chance for scattered rain, after Noon. There will be a Hot Humid feel throughout the day with warming temps later this week.Our Allergycast w...More >>
  • Browns-QB Decision

    Browns-QB Decision

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:32:03 GMT
    Hoyer gets starting spot over rookie, ManzielMore >>
    Hoyer gets starting spot over rookie, ManzielMore >>
  • Former LSU tight end pleads guilty in shooting

    Former LSU tight end pleads guilty in shooting

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:23:27 GMT
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.More >>
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.More >>
  • Wednesday's School Bus Planner

    Wednesday's School Bus Planner

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:11:33 GMT
    We will continue to see a typical Summertime Pattern with a Hot Humid feel and a chance for showers and thunderstorm activity picking up during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds and though everyone will not see rain, though parts of Cenla will get wet. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the South West. Highs will range through the 90s and there will be a chance for scattered rain.First Bell- Expect a muggy feel with low rain chances, fair to pa...More >>
    We will continue to see a typical Summertime Pattern with a Hot Humid feel and a chance for showers and thunderstorm activity picking up during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds and though everyone will not see rain, though parts of Cenla will get wet. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the South West. Highs will range through the 90s and there will be a chance for scattered rain.First Bell- Expect a muggy feel with low rain chances, fair to pa...More >>
  • Your Education Can Affect Your Exercise Habits

    Your Education Can Affect Your Exercise Habits

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:20:26 GMT
    (NBC) When you exercise could depend on your education.More >>
    (NBC) When you exercise could depend on your education.More >>
  • Verizon And Sprint Want Your Business

    Verizon And Sprint Want Your Business

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:15:35 GMT
    (NBC) A day after Sprint announced a lower priced wireless plan, Verizon has done the same. More >>
    (NBC) A day after Sprint announced a lower priced wireless plan, Verizon has done the same. More >>
  • Thirst For Orange Juice Is Starting To Dry Up

    Thirst For Orange Juice Is Starting To Dry Up

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:11:13 GMT
    (NBC) U-S orange juice consumption has hit an all-time low.More >>
    (NBC) U-S orange juice consumption has hit an all-time low.More >>
  • Weather Blog

    Tapering Rain Chances & Clearing Skies

    Tapering Rain Chances & Clearing Skies

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:14:37 GMT
    Tuesday, August 19 9:00pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26321465/3-active-tropical-waves-in-the-atlantic-basinOverviewThere is aLPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) that is moving East and toward the NE U.S. This system will continue to bring a very likely chance for rain with the risk to Severe Weather Flash Flooding to affected areas. Otherwise, through the SE U.S. scattered shower thunderstorm activity will continue.D...More >>
    Tuesday, August 19 9:00pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26321465/3-active-tropical-waves-in-the-atlantic-basinOverviewThere is aLPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) that is moving East and toward the NE U.S. This system will continue to bring a very likely chance for rain with the risk to Severe Weather Flash Flooding to affected areas. Otherwise, through the SE U.S. scattered shower thunderstorm activity will continue.D...More >>
  • Invest 96-L

    3 Active Tropical Waves In The Atlantic Basin

    3 Active Tropical Waves In The Atlantic Basin

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:11:56 GMT
    Tuesday, August 198:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There are a couple of Tropical Waves on the board. However none of the active waves are producing significant convection or organization.1) Invest 96-L (Western Atlantic Tropical Wave)Disorganized shower thunderstorm activity continues to develop. This disturbance is associated with an elongated area of low pressure that extends from the Northeastern coast of Sou...More >>
    Tuesday, August 198:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There are a couple of Tropical Waves on the board. However none of the active waves are producing significant convection or organization.1) Invest 96-L (Western Atlantic Tropical Wave)Disorganized shower thunderstorm activity continues to develop. This disturbance is associated with an elongated area of low pressure that extends from the Northeastern coast of Sou...More >>
  • Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw says he has ALS

    Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw says he has ALS

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:45:28 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw has announced that he has ALS.More >>
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw has announced that he has ALS.More >>
  • Final push to save Fort Polk from troop reduction

    Final push to save Fort Polk from troop reduction

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:59:08 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Fort Polk leaders are asking the public to write a letter to the Department of the Army as part of their final push to avoid deep cuts to personnel.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Fort Polk leaders are asking the public to write a letter to the Department of the Army as part of their final push to avoid deep cuts to personnel.More >>
  • US trying to verify video of American's killing

    US trying to verify video of American's killing

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:46:42 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. 
    More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. 
    More >>
  • Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

    Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:59:48 GMT
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    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by supporters of the Common Core education standards, lifting a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state standards.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal in a lawsuit filed by supporters of the Common Core education standards, lifting a contract suspension Jindal enacted to derail the multi-state standards.More >>
  • Texas Gov. Perry arrives for booking on charges

    Texas Gov. Perry arrives for booking on charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:27:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Laura Skelding, File)(AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Laura Skelding, File)
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived at a county courthouse Tuesday to be booked on felony charges that accuse him of abusing his power by carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors.More >>
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived at a county courthouse Tuesday to be booked on felony charges that accuse him of abusing his power by carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors.More >>
  • Ruston man pleads guilty for meth possession

    Ruston man pleads guilty for meth possession

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:08:46 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Ruston man has pleaded guilty to bringing methamphetamine into Louisiana to sell. More >>
    MONROE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Ruston man has pleaded guilty to bringing methamphetamine into Louisiana to sell. More >>
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