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  • Cold Spring Is Haunting Louisiana Sugar Cane Farmers

    Cold Spring Is Haunting Louisiana Sugar Cane Farmers

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:31:00 GMT
    (AP) The cold spring will probably mean lower yields in the states cane fields.More >>
    (AP) The cold spring will probably mean lower yields in the states cane fields.More >>
  • Gator Hunters Get Ready

    Gator Hunters Get Ready

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:26:55 GMT
    (AP) The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the annual alligator harvest will start Wednesday at the Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge in Cameron and Vermilion parishes.The refuge will open the public each day at 10 a.m. during the harvest and will close at sunset.Officials say the delayed openings will be in effect for at least a week, or until trappers exhaust their quotas for the controlled harvest.The refuge covers 26 miles of coastal southwest Louisiana.More >>
    (AP) The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the annual alligator harvest will start Wednesday at the Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge in Cameron and Vermilion parishes.The refuge will open the public each day at 10 a.m. during the harvest and will close at sunset.Officials say the delayed openings will be in effect for at least a week, or until trappers exhaust their quotas for the controlled harvest.The refuge covers 26 miles of coastal southwest Louisiana.More >>
  • More Air Travel Options For Louisiana Flyers

    More Air Travel Options For Louisiana Flyers

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:23:37 GMT
    (AP) Southwest Airlines plans to expand service to and from New Orleans in 2015. More >>
    (AP) Southwest Airlines plans to expand service to and from New Orleans in 2015. More >>
  • Landrieu Criticized For Stance On Venezuela Abuse Bill

    Landrieu Criticized For Stance On Venezuela Abuse Bill

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:19:22 GMT
    (AP) A group of Venezuelan citizens plan protests against the Senator's stance.More >>
    (AP) A group of Venezuelan citizens plan protests against the Senator's stance.More >>
  • Three taken to hospital after wreck on LA 28 near Libuse

    Three taken to hospital after wreck on LA 28 near Libuse

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:56:03 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- Louisiana State Police and the fire department responded to a two-car accident on Highway 28 East in Rapides Parish. The accident occurred around 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday. More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- Louisiana State Police and the fire department responded to a two-car accident on Highway 28 East in Rapides Parish. The accident occurred around 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday. More >>
  • Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

    Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:26:54 GMT
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.More >>
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.More >>
  • Desegregation case in Avoyelles Parish enters final phases

    Desegregation case in Avoyelles Parish enters final phases

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:00:04 GMT
    AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - For the past 5 years, the Avoyelles Parish School District has been working to get from under a decades old desegregation case, and it finally could be coming to an end.More >>
    AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - For the past 5 years, the Avoyelles Parish School District has been working to get from under a decades old desegregation case, and it finally could be coming to an end.More >>
  • BP: oust claims head for conflict of interest

    BP: oust claims head for conflict of interest

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:26:10 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC has asked a federal judge to remove Patrick Juneau as administrator of damage claims from its 2010 oil spill, saying he failed to disclose a major conflict of interest.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC has asked a federal judge to remove Patrick Juneau as administrator of damage claims from its 2010 oil spill, saying he failed to disclose a major conflict of interest.More >>
  • Alligator harvest to start at refuge

    Alligator harvest to start at refuge

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:22:41 GMT
    CAMERON, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the annual alligator harvest will start Wednesday at the Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge in Cameron and Vermilion parishes.More >>
    CAMERON, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the annual alligator harvest will start Wednesday at the Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge in Cameron and Vermilion parishes.More >>
  • Lakes and Rivers

    Lakes and Rivers

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:22:10 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 >>
  • Gov. Jindal issues statement on ISIS murder of second American

    Gov. Jindal issues statement on ISIS murder of second American

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:15:51 GMT
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    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Governor Bobby Jindal released the following statement Tuesday after an ISIS video showed the murder a second American citizen:More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Governor Bobby Jindal released the following statement Tuesday after an ISIS video showed the murder a second American citizen:More >>
  • Los Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murders

    Los Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murders

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:10:00 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles jury has convicted a career criminal in the serial killings of three women in the 1980s.More >>
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles jury has convicted a career criminal in the serial killings of three women in the 1980s.More >>
  • Another U.S. missionary doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia

    Another U.S. missionary doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:01:19 GMT
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    (CBS News) Another American doctor has been infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia, the missionary group he worked for, SIM, said Tuesday.More >>
    (CBS News) Another American doctor has been infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia, the missionary group he worked for, SIM, said Tuesday.More >>
  • Grant Parish traffic stops lead to drug arrests

    Grant Parish traffic stops lead to drug arrests

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:53:37 GMT
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office made three drug arrests after traffic stops last week.More >>
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office made three drug arrests after traffic stops last week.More >>
  • Officials identify victim of strip club shooting

    Officials identify victim of strip club shooting

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:32:08 GMT
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Officials in western Montana have identified a Louisiana man who was shot to death during an argument outside a Missoula strip club.More >>
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Officials in western Montana have identified a Louisiana man who was shot to death during an argument outside a Missoula strip club.More >>
  • Wanted felon in custody after 7 years on the run

    Wanted felon in custody after 7 years on the run

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:30:01 GMT
    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Violent offender Brad Martin of Lafayette was sleeping when the Opelousas City Marshal's Office threw him out of bed and into handcuffs.More >>
    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Violent offender Brad Martin of Lafayette was sleeping when the Opelousas City Marshal's Office threw him out of bed and into handcuffs.More >>
  • District attorney won't dispute Landrieu residency

    District attorney won't dispute Landrieu residency

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:26:27 GMT
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    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness was unable to persuade Baton Rouge's district attorney to file a residency challenge against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness was unable to persuade Baton Rouge's district attorney to file a residency challenge against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.More >>
  • Southwest adds New Orleans-to-San Antonio flight

    Southwest adds New Orleans-to-San Antonio flight

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:24:26 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Southwest Airlines will add daily flights to San Antonio, Texas, from Louis Armstrong International Airport next year.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Southwest Airlines will add daily flights to San Antonio, Texas, from Louis Armstrong International Airport next year.More >>
  • Joan Rivers is still on life support, daughter says

    Joan Rivers is still on life support, daughter says

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:23:02 GMT
    (CNN) -- Joan Rivers remains on life support five days after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said Tuesday.More >>
    (CNN) -- Joan Rivers remains on life support five days after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said Tuesday.More >>
  • ISIS video shows beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

    ISIS video shows beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:22:23 GMT
    (CNN) -- The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.More >>
    (CNN) -- The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.More >>
  • Home Depot investigating 'massive' hack

    Home Depot investigating 'massive' hack

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:59:06 GMT
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -Home Depot is investigating a hack that possibly exposed its customer payment information.The company on Tuesday confirmed it has partnered with banks and law enforcement to look into "some unusual activity" relating to customers.More >>
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -Home Depot is investigating a hack that possibly exposed its customer payment information.The company on Tuesday confirmed it has partnered with banks and law enforcement to look into "some unusual activity" relating to customers.More >>
  • 4 reasons why Rick Perry's exercise of power got him in trouble

    4 reasons why Rick Perry's exercise of power got him in trouble

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:57:35 GMT
    (CNN) -- She was the one caught driving drunk, but in an odd twist of political fate, he's now the one who has just been indicted on felony charges.More >>
    (CNN) -- She was the one caught driving drunk, but in an odd twist of political fate, he's now the one who has just been indicted on felony charges.More >>
  • How North Korea may be using U.S. detainees as 'bargaining chips'

    How North Korea may be using U.S. detainees as 'bargaining chips'

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:56:11 GMT
    (CNN) -- The setup was bizarre.North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van, purportedly to go meet with a high-ranking government official.More >>
    (CNN) -- The setup was bizarre.North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van, purportedly to go meet with a high-ranking government official.More >>
  • APD recommends wheel locks to prevent thefts

    APD recommends wheel locks to prevent thefts

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:40:46 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Alexandria police need your help catching people responsible for stealing wheels and rims off of cars across the city.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Alexandria police need your help catching people responsible for stealing wheels and rims off of cars across the city.More >>
  • 3 fatally shot in south Kansas City

    3 fatally shot in south Kansas City

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:35:44 GMT
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police say three adults have been shot to death and two others critically wounded in a residential neighborhood in the southern part of the city.The shootings occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found one person dead and two wounded at a home, then discovered two others dead at a nearby residence.No one was in custody two hours later. Police Sgt. Kari Thompson would not describe the victims or the suspected shooter. He also would not comment on...More >>
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police say three adults have been shot to death and two others critically wounded in a residential neighborhood in the southern part of the city.The shootings occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found one person dead and two wounded at a home, then discovered two others dead at a nearby residence.No one was in custody two hours later. Police Sgt. Kari Thompson would not describe the victims or the suspected shooter. He also would not comment on...More >>
  • Nascar-Chase Scenarios

    Nascar-Chase Scenarios

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:15:21 GMT
    Only 2 Chase spots up for grabs at RichmondMore >>
    Only 2 Chase spots up for grabs at RichmondMore >>
  • Colts-Irsay

    Colts-Irsay

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:10:42 GMT
    NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000More >>
    NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000More >>
  • Louisiana Senate-Venezuela

    Louisiana Senate-Venezuela

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:51:07 GMT
    Landrieu slammed for stopping Venezuela sanctionsMore >>
    Landrieu slammed for stopping Venezuela sanctionsMore >>
  • Justin Bieber charged with assault after ATV crash in Canada

    Justin Bieber charged with assault after ATV crash in Canada

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:31:28 GMT
    (CNN) -- Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada Friday, a police spokesman told CNN Tuesday.More >>
    (CNN) -- Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada Friday, a police spokesman told CNN Tuesday.More >>
  • Seat recline fight diverts another flight

    Seat recline fight diverts another flight

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:30:55 GMT
    (CNN) -- Another day, another fight about reclining seats on a U.S. airline flight.In the third serious airline legroom incident in two weeks, an angry passenger caused yet another flight to divert Monday night.More >>
    (CNN) -- Another day, another fight about reclining seats on a U.S. airline flight.In the third serious airline legroom incident in two weeks, an angry passenger caused yet another flight to divert Monday night.More >>
  • 'Miracle at sea': 25 survive Marine copter crash

    'Miracle at sea': 25 survive Marine copter crash

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:24:33 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Facebook page of the USS Mesa Verde was filled with dozens of well-wishes and thanks to God on Tuesday, a day after 25 Marines and U.S. Navy sailors survived the crash of a Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter as it tried to land on the amphibious transport dock in the open seaMore >>
    (CNN) -- The Facebook page of the USS Mesa Verde was filled with dozens of well-wishes and thanks to God on Tuesday, a day after 25 Marines and U.S. Navy sailors survived the crash of a Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter as it tried to land on the amphibious transport dock in the open seaMore >>
  • Saudi terror network busted, government says

    Saudi terror network busted, government says

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:23:40 GMT
    (CNN) -- Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 men who were part of a terrorist network, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.They were "on the verge of implementing" plotted attacks inside the country and abroad, the ministry said in a statement.More >>
    (CNN) -- Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 men who were part of a terrorist network, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.They were "on the verge of implementing" plotted attacks inside the country and abroad, the ministry said in a statement.More >>
  • Desperate act: Mom on trial after attempt to kill autistic daughter

    Desperate act: Mom on trial after attempt to kill autistic daughter

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:22:59 GMT
    (NBC News) - A Michigan man whose ex-wife is accused of trying to kill their severely autistic daughter says he's bracing for the trial that will reveal the depths of desperation that his family — and others — face every day.More >>
    (NBC News) - A Michigan man whose ex-wife is accused of trying to kill their severely autistic daughter says he's bracing for the trial that will reveal the depths of desperation that his family — and others — face every day.More >>
  • Chernobyl disaster leaves radioactive wild boars roaming Germany

    Chernobyl disaster leaves radioactive wild boars roaming Germany

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:13:28 GMT
    MAINZ, Germany (NBC News) -- Nearly three decades after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, wild boars containing high levels of radiation have been found roaming the German countryside some 700 miles away.More >>
    MAINZ, Germany (NBC News) -- Nearly three decades after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, wild boars containing high levels of radiation have been found roaming the German countryside some 700 miles away.More >>
  • 18-wheeler crash spills hundreds of beers onto Houston freeway

    18-wheeler crash spills hundreds of beers onto Houston freeway

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:09:30 GMT
    (CBS News) - A collision between an 18-wheeler and a car left dozens of cases of beer strewn across a Houston freeway early Tuesday morning.More >>
    (CBS News) - A collision between an 18-wheeler and a car left dozens of cases of beer strewn across a Houston freeway early Tuesday morning.More >>
  • Weather Blog (9/2)

    Rain Chances Rising After Noon

    Rain Chances Rising After Noon

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:50:03 GMT
    Tuesday, September 2 11:45amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26426902/ts-dolly-moving-across-the-gulf-of-mexicoOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) with a cold front stretched south, through the ORV (Ohio River Valley) and into the Southern Plains. This system is producing a slight risk for severe weather the threat for flash flooding. Otherwise there will be a likely chance for rain with this system. The...More >>
    Tuesday, September 2 11:45amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26426902/ts-dolly-moving-across-the-gulf-of-mexicoOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) with a cold front stretched south, through the ORV (Ohio River Valley) and into the Southern Plains. This system is producing a slight risk for severe weather the threat for flash flooding. Otherwise there will be a likely chance for rain with this system. The...More >>
  • UMass starts semester with giant clambake

    UMass starts semester with giant clambake

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:20:21 GMT
    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The new school year at the University of Massachusetts has started with a record-setting feast.More >>
    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The new school year at the University of Massachusetts has started with a record-setting feast.More >>
  • Tropical Blog 9/2

    T.S. Dolly Moving Across The Gulf Of Mexico

    T.S. Dolly Moving Across The Gulf Of Mexico

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:52:04 GMT
    Tuesday, September 210:45amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Dolly (Tropical Storm)The Center of Dolly located 85 miles ESE of LA Pesca, Mexico and is centered at 23.4N 96.5W with Maximum sustained winds of 50mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 1005mb (29.68"). This system is moving WNW (300) at 16mph.Watches/Warnings:There are no current watches or warnings in the United States, associated with this system.There is a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for the coastline fro...More >>
    Tuesday, September 210:45amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Dolly (Tropical Storm)The Center of Dolly located 85 miles ESE of LA Pesca, Mexico and is centered at 23.4N 96.5W with Maximum sustained winds of 50mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 1005mb (29.68"). This system is moving WNW (300) at 16mph.Watches/Warnings:There are no current watches or warnings in the United States, associated with this system.There is a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for the coastline fro...More >>
  • Halliburton reaches $1.1 billion oil spill settlement

    Halliburton reaches $1.1 billion oil spill settlement

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:26:20 GMT
    HOUSTON, Texas (CBS News) - Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.More >>
    HOUSTON, Texas (CBS News) - Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.More >>
  • GM is making your car a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot

    GM is making your car a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:14:04 GMT
    (CBS News) - Your car can become a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot with new technology General Motors (GM) is introducing with its 2015 models.More >>
    (CBS News) - Your car can become a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot with new technology General Motors (GM) is introducing with its 2015 models.More >>
  • Kids with cell phones: How young is too young?

    Kids with cell phones: How young is too young?

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:10:45 GMT
    (CBS News) - It's a question parents have debated for over a decade: At what age should their kids be allowed to have their own cell phones?The reality is that most kids have mobile cellular devices well before high school.More >>
    (CBS News) - It's a question parents have debated for over a decade: At what age should their kids be allowed to have their own cell phones?The reality is that most kids have mobile cellular devices well before high school.More >>
  • Low-carb versus low-fat: Best diet for weight loss, heart health

    Low-carb versus low-fat: Best diet for weight loss, heart health

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:53:02 GMT
    (CBS News ) - For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.More >>
    (CBS News ) - For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.More >>
  • State bed opens half year after insanity plea granted

    State bed opens half year after insanity plea granted

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:32:02 GMT
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Six months after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the beheading of his disabled 7-year-old son, 33-year-old Jeremiah Wright is back in Louisiana's forensic mental hospital.More >>
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Six months after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the beheading of his disabled 7-year-old son, 33-year-old Jeremiah Wright is back in Louisiana's forensic mental hospital.More >>
  • $2.4B Revel casino shuts down after just 2 years

    $2.4B Revel casino shuts down after just 2 years

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:20:04 GMT
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS News) -- It opened with a bang one day at dawn a little over 2 years ago amid high hopes it would turn around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.More >>
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS News) -- It opened with a bang one day at dawn a little over 2 years ago amid high hopes it would turn around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.More >>
  • Leaked Putin remark on Ukraine enrages Russia

    Leaked Putin remark on Ukraine enrages Russia

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:15:04 GMT
    MOSCOW (CBS News) -- A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.More >>
    MOSCOW (CBS News) -- A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.More >>
  • UK PM: Police need power to seize passports of would-be jihad suspects

    UK PM: Police need power to seize passports of would-be jihad suspects

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:59:10 GMT
    (CNN) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for a new law to give police the temporary power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS.More >>
    (CNN) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for a new law to give police the temporary power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS.More >>
  • Israel slammed for West Bank land expropriation

    Israel slammed for West Bank land expropriation

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:58:22 GMT
    (CNN) -- Israel came under fire Monday for claiming close to 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank.Israel announced Sunday that the land in and around the Wadi Fukin valley, would become "state land," clearing the way for the development of a new Israeli settlement.More >>
    (CNN) -- Israel came under fire Monday for claiming close to 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank.Israel announced Sunday that the land in and around the Wadi Fukin valley, would become "state land," clearing the way for the development of a new Israeli settlement.More >>
  • Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN, ask for U.S. help

    Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN, ask for U.S. help

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:56:19 GMT
    Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) -- Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.More >>
    Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) -- Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.More >>
  • CDC director raises Ebola alarm

    CDC director raises Ebola alarm

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:53:11 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden told CNN on Tuesday.More >>
    (CNN) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden told CNN on Tuesday.More >>
  • Woman booked in shooting at apartments

    Woman booked in shooting at apartments

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:46:41 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say they have arrested a woman who initially told officers she shot a man who tried to force his way into her apartment.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say they have arrested a woman who initially told officers she shot a man who tried to force his way into her apartment.More >>
  • 32 teen boys escape from Tennessee detention center

    32 teen boys escape from Tennessee detention center

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:46:36 GMT
    (CNN) -- More than a dozen boys remained at large Tuesday after escaping from a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, a spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services said.More >>
    (CNN) -- More than a dozen boys remained at large Tuesday after escaping from a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, a spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services said.More >>
  • Maurepas man dies in Ascension wreck

    Maurepas man dies in Ascension wreck

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:45:49 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Authorities in Ascension Parish say a Maurepas man died Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 22.State police tell The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1pDMyRv ) that 37-year-old Robert Falcon Jr. was driving a GMC Yukon eastbound shortly before 3:15 a.m.Investigators say the SUV ran off the road at a curve, then re-entered the highway and flipped several times.Falcon was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales where he later died.Troopers continue to investiga...More >>
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Authorities in Ascension Parish say a Maurepas man died Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 22.State police tell The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1pDMyRv ) that 37-year-old Robert Falcon Jr. was driving a GMC Yukon eastbound shortly before 3:15 a.m.Investigators say the SUV ran off the road at a curve, then re-entered the highway and flipped several times.Falcon was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales where he later died.Troopers continue to investiga...More >>
  • Survivor lead singer Jimi Jamison dead at 63

    Survivor lead singer Jimi Jamison dead at 63

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:45:47 GMT
    (CNN) -- Jimi Jamison, who belted out the hits "The Search is Over" and "Burning Heart" for 1980s rock band Survivor, has died. He was 63."The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison," the band's official Facebook page said. "Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends."Jamison joined the band in 1984 after Survivor scored the No. 1 hit "Eye of the Tiger," from the "Rocky III" soundtrack. Original lead singer Dave Bick...More >>
    (CNN) -- Jimi Jamison, who belted out the hits "The Search is Over" and "Burning Heart" for 1980s rock band Survivor, has died. He was 63."The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison," the band's official Facebook page said. "Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends."Jamison joined the band in 1984 after Survivor scored the No. 1 hit "Eye of the Tiger," from the "Rocky III" soundtrack. Original lead singer Dave Bick...More >>
  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Raceland

    Pedestrian struck, killed in Raceland

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:44:36 GMT
    RACELAND, La. (AP) - State police say a 26-year-old man died after he was struck Monday night as he walked along the North Service Road in Raceland.The victim was identified as Jace Sevin of Lockport.Investigators say Seven was struck by a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Jean Claude Pierre of Raceland at about 8 p.m.Sevin was taken to St. Anne Hospital in Lafourche Parish where he was pronounced dead.Investigators say impairment is suspected for Sevin and toxicology tests will be performed.No c...More >>
    RACELAND, La. (AP) - State police say a 26-year-old man died after he was struck Monday night as he walked along the North Service Road in Raceland.The victim was identified as Jace Sevin of Lockport.Investigators say Seven was struck by a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Jean Claude Pierre of Raceland at about 8 p.m.Sevin was taken to St. Anne Hospital in Lafourche Parish where he was pronounced dead.Investigators say impairment is suspected for Sevin and toxicology tests will be performed.No c...More >>
  • Tuesday's School Bus Planner (9/2)

    A Muggy Start with a Hot & Rainy Afternoon

    A Muggy Start with a Hot & Rainy Afternoon

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:54:05 GMT
    A warm morning will lead to a hot afternoon. Winds pushing in from the south and southeast will bring moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into Central Louisiana. The moisture paired with daytime heating will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. Rain intensity and coverage will decrease after sunset and into the overnight hours. Overall conditions will remain humid each day.First Bell- Expect a mild morning with temperatures in the mid 70s. Skies will be partly ...More >>
    A warm morning will lead to a hot afternoon. Winds pushing in from the south and southeast will bring moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into Central Louisiana. The moisture paired with daytime heating will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. Rain intensity and coverage will decrease after sunset and into the overnight hours. Overall conditions will remain humid each day.First Bell- Expect a mild morning with temperatures in the mid 70s. Skies will be partly ...More >>
  • Major Time, Allergycast & UVcast

    Tuesday's Outdoor Planner

    Tuesday's Outdoor Planner

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:52:12 GMT
    Here is Tuesday's Outdoor Planner Allergycast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 7:00am-9:00am and we will give it a "C". Skies will be partly cloudy to partly sunny, with a 40% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our Allergycast will be high, and the main allergens will be ragweed, grasses, and molds. From 10am-4pm we will have partly sunny skies. High temperatures will peak in the low to mid 90s and humidity will make it feel near 100-102 ...More >>
    Here is Tuesday's Outdoor Planner Allergycast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 7:00am-9:00am and we will give it a "C". Skies will be partly cloudy to partly sunny, with a 40% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our Allergycast will be high, and the main allergens will be ragweed, grasses, and molds. From 10am-4pm we will have partly sunny skies. High temperatures will peak in the low to mid 90s and humidity will make it feel near 100-102 ...More >>
  • Tropical depression five moves toward Mexico

    Tropical depression five moves toward Mexico

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:23:05 GMT
    Monday, September 1st9:00 PMTropical depression five has formed in the western Gulf of Mexico. It has maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour and is expect to strengthen into a tropical storm by tomorrow. It will continue it's northwestward path at 12 miles per hour and make landfall in Mexico as Tropical Storm Dolly. After making landfall, intensity should decrease as it is impacted by the land and mountainous terrain further inland. The rest of the Gulf of Mexico is quiet. Southerly fl...More >>
    Monday, September 1st9:00 PMTropical depression five has formed in the western Gulf of Mexico. It has maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour and is expect to strengthen into a tropical storm by tomorrow. It will continue it's northwestward path at 12 miles per hour and make landfall in Mexico as Tropical Storm Dolly. After making landfall, intensity should decrease as it is impacted by the land and mountainous terrain further inland. The rest of the Gulf of Mexico is quiet. Southerly fl...More >>
  • Laboring on Labor Day

    Laboring on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:45:07 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - You might have had the day off, but there are some in CENLA that still had to show up to work on Labor Day.More >>
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - You might have had the day off, but there are some in CENLA that still had to show up to work on Labor Day.More >>
  • Judge: Marullo can stay on ballot

    Judge: Marullo can stay on ballot

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:25:19 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Frank Marullo Jr. has survived an initial challenge to his seeking a sixth term.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Frank Marullo Jr. has survived an initial challenge to his seeking a sixth term.More >>
  • Two suspects wanted for armed robbery

    Two suspects wanted for armed robbery

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:21:49 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe police are looking for two suspects that robbed a Kangaroo convenient store.Police say two black males entered the store, located at 4320 Desaird Street, around 3:15 Friday morning.They say the suspects robbed the store at gun point and police were able to able to get a photo of one suspect. That suspect is described as a younger black male over six feet and it appears he is wearing a Neville sweatshirt. He is considered armed and dangerous.If you have any i...More >>
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe police are looking for two suspects that robbed a Kangaroo convenient store.Police say two black males entered the store, located at 4320 Desaird Street, around 3:15 Friday morning.They say the suspects robbed the store at gun point and police were able to able to get a photo of one suspect. That suspect is described as a younger black male over six feet and it appears he is wearing a Neville sweatshirt. He is considered armed and dangerous.If you have any i...More >>
  • Water shut off for some Brouillette Water Systems customers

    Water shut off for some Brouillette Water Systems customers

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:11:55 GMT
    MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Some Brouillette Water Systems customers are without water.More >>
    MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Some Brouillette Water Systems customers are without water.More >>
  • New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo

    New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:50:30 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals.More >>
  • Monday's Weather Blog (9/1)

    Afternoon Rain Chances

    Afternoon Rain Chances

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:54:37 GMT
    Monday, September 1 10:30amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26418711/developing-tropical-wave-over-the-southern-gulf-of-mexicoOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region). This LPS has a cold front stretched South, through the Midwest and into the Central Plains. This system is bringing a Likely chance for rain, coupled with a slight risk for severe weather and the threat of flash flooding to affected areas.Discus...More >>
    Monday, September 1 10:30amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26418711/developing-tropical-wave-over-the-southern-gulf-of-mexicoOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region). This LPS has a cold front stretched South, through the Midwest and into the Central Plains. This system is bringing a Likely chance for rain, coupled with a slight risk for severe weather and the threat of flash flooding to affected areas.Discus...More >>
  • Lake Charles buying air-friendly mowers

    Lake Charles buying air-friendly mowers

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:18:20 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - City officials are taking aim at improving air quality in the Lake Charles area.More >>
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - City officials are taking aim at improving air quality in the Lake Charles area.More >>
  • Fast growth stressing Youngsville schools

    Fast growth stressing Youngsville schools

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:11:36 GMT
    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Fast growth in the Youngsville area of Lafayette Parish is stressing the capacity of the school system.More >>
    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Fast growth in the Youngsville area of Lafayette Parish is stressing the capacity of the school system.More >>
  • Invest 99-L (Tropical Blog 9-1)

    Developing Tropical Wave over the Southern Gulf of Mexico

    Developing Tropical Wave over the Southern Gulf of Mexico

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:53:56 GMT
    Monday, September 19:47amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 99-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula Eastern Bay of Campeche is producinga lot of shower thunderstorm and is associated with a Tropical Wave. This system continues to show limited development as it moves over the warm water of the Southern GoM. Environmental conditions are favorable for develo...More >>
    Monday, September 19:47amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 99-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula Eastern Bay of Campeche is producinga lot of shower thunderstorm and is associated with a Tropical Wave. This system continues to show limited development as it moves over the warm water of the Southern GoM. Environmental conditions are favorable for develo...More >>
  • Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

    Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:21:07 GMT
    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film.More >>
    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film.More >>
  • Major Time, UVcast & Allergycast

    Monday's Outdoor Planner

    Monday's Outdoor Planner

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:14:22 GMT
    Here is Monday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 6:00-8:00am and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies that will be increasing, afternoon rain chances will be on the board with a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon that ...More >>
    Here is Monday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 6:00-8:00am and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies that will be increasing, afternoon rain chances will be on the board with a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon that ...More >>
  • U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

    U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:14:05 GMT
    WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.More >>
    WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.
    More >>
  • Judge blocks new restrictive abortion law

    Judge blocks new restrictive abortion law

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:06:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.More >>
  • Rain chances continue through the week

    Rain chances continue through the week

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:04:46 GMT
    Like expected, scattered showers and thunderstorms are sprinkled across the area. Some are getting wet, while others are staying dry. This will be the type of pattern that will be in the place through the next few days. Plenty of atmospheric moisture is present over the region, but there is no real lifting mechanism to get air moving upwards, which is why things should remain scattered in nature. For your Labor Day, expect a day very similar to today, albeit, a touch warmer with highs possibl...More >>
    Like expected, scattered showers and thunderstorms are sprinkled across the area. Some are getting wet, while others are staying dry. This will be the type of pattern that will be in the place through the next few days. Plenty of atmospheric moisture is present over the region, but there is no real lifting mechanism to get air moving upwards, which is why things should remain scattered in nature. For your Labor Day, expect a day very similar to today, albeit, a touch warmer with highs possibl...More >>
  • Funeral held for Natchitoches teen

    Funeral held for Natchitoches teen

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:05:15 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Natchitoches Central High School student and football player 18 year old Johnquaries Smith was laid to rest Saturday.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Natchitoches Central High School student and football player 18 year old Johnquaries Smith was laid to rest Saturday.
    More >>
  • Rainy Labor Day travels

    Rainy Labor Day travels

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:12 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - It's a rainy Labor Day weekend, and despite the weather, many people are hitting the road or throwing party's at home for the holiday.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - It's a rainy Labor Day weekend, and despite the weather, many people are hitting the road or throwing party's at home for the holiday.
    More >>
  • Hefty rains today-A look at the upcoming week

    Hefty rains today-A look at the upcoming week

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:43:32 GMT
    A slow "farmer's" rain fell across the area today as the area was blasted with tropical moisture to the south. As high pressure setup across the eastern U.S., tropical moisture banked up against it and consolidated across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. As a trough approached from the west, the high pressure pushed eastward allowing the tropical moisture to finally move northward in bulk. These types of events can produce hefty rain events around here and this event did not disappoint. Attac...More >>
    A slow "farmer's" rain fell across the area today as the area was blasted with tropical moisture to the south. As high pressure setup across the eastern U.S., tropical moisture banked up against it and consolidated across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. As a trough approached from the west, the high pressure pushed eastward allowing the tropical moisture to finally move northward in bulk. These types of events can produce hefty rain events around here and this event did not disappoint. Attac...More >>
  • Fifth Quarter Scores: Jamboree Week

    Fifth Quarter Scores: Jamboree Week

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:32:18 GMT
    Up to the minute Cenla High School scores.More >>
    Up to the minute Cenla High School scores.More >>
  • Man arrested in connection with Cottonport armed robbery, multiple school lockdowns

    Man arrested in connection with Cottonport armed robbery, multiple school lockdowns

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:50:42 GMT
    COTTONPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Marksville man turns himself in to Cottonport Police following an armed robbery to an individual.More >>
    COTTONPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Marksville man turns himself in to Cottonport Police following an armed robbery to an individual.More >>
  • Louisiana Red Cross chapters plan to restructure

    Louisiana Red Cross chapters plan to restructure

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:47:06 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- The Red Cross is taking steps toward restructuring. News Channel 5's Brittany Bedi went to the Central Louisiana Chapter of the Red Cross to speak with some representatives about the changes.The planned restructuring leave the Monroe chapter of Red Cross without an executive and three other full-time employees. The changes are in-part due to an increase in donors. Mary McMinn is the chapter executive director of the Red Cross of Central Louisiana. She st...More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- The Red Cross is taking steps toward restructuring. News Channel 5's Brittany Bedi went to the Central Louisiana Chapter of the Red Cross to speak with some representatives about the changes.The planned restructuring leave the Monroe chapter of Red Cross without an executive and three other full-time employees. The changes are in-part due to an increase in donors. Mary McMinn is the chapter executive director of the Red Cross of Central Louisiana. She st...More >>
  • Denny's aimed at 1% opens in New York with $300 Grand Slam

    Denny's aimed at 1% opens in New York with $300 Grand Slam

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:20:05 GMT
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -Denny's swung open its doors in a luxury apartment building in New York's City's financial district Friday morning.More >>
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -Denny's swung open its doors in a luxury apartment building in New York's City's financial district Friday morning.More >>
  • Junk food does more than make you fat, and other studies you missed

    Junk food does more than make you fat, and other studies you missed

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:12:27 GMT
    (CNN) -- Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.More >>
    (CNN) -- Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.More >>
  • Senegal confirms first Ebola case

    Senegal confirms first Ebola case

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:11:37 GMT
    (CNN) -- The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.More >>
    (CNN) -- The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.More >>
  • Putin: You better not come after a nuclear-armed Russia

    Putin: You better not come after a nuclear-armed Russia

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:11:01 GMT
    (CNN) -- Don't mess with Russia. That was President Vladimir Putin's message on Friday, the same day a British government source claimed that Russian troops had significantly ratcheted up their military incursion into Ukraine.More >>
    (CNN) -- Don't mess with Russia. That was President Vladimir Putin's message on Friday, the same day a British government source claimed that Russian troops had significantly ratcheted up their military incursion into Ukraine.More >>
  • DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus

    DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:09:19 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana confirms nine new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 61.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana confirms nine new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 61.More >>
  • JAMBALAYA: Spoken Word Event

    JAMBALAYA: Spoken Word Event

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:44:38 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: Spoken Word EventMore >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: Spoken Word EventMore >>
  • JAMBALAYA: CVB Tour of Homes

    JAMBALAYA: CVB Tour of Homes

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:44:08 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: CVB Tour of HomesMore >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: CVB Tour of HomesMore >>
  • JAMBALAYA: Cope Trio Program

    JAMBALAYA: Cope Trio Program

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:42:22 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: Cope Trio ProgramMore >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: Cope Trio ProgramMore >>
  • JAMBALAYA: Alexandria Community Choir

    JAMBALAYA: Alexandria Community Choir

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:41:49 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - JAMBALAYA: Alexandria Community ChoirMore >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - JAMBALAYA: Alexandria Community ChoirMore >>
  • JAMBALAYA: CASA Fundraiser

    JAMBALAYA: CASA Fundraiser

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:39:05 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: CASA FundraiserMore >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: CASA FundraiserMore >>
  • JAMBALAYA: Alzheimer's Walk

    JAMBALAYA: Alzheimer's Walk

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:37:20 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: Alzheimer's WalkMore >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) -JAMBALAYA: Alzheimer's WalkMore >>
  • 1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

    1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:35:16 GMT
    CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) - A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record.More >>
    CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) - A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record.More >>
  • Obama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent

    Obama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:33:32 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic recovery.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic recovery.More >>
  • Zachary Police: 2-year-old drowns in backyard pool

    Zachary Police: 2-year-old drowns in backyard pool

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:32:45 GMT
    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - A 2-year-old child has drowned in a backyard pool after the child slipped outside without the mother noticing. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid tells The Advocate the drowning happened Thursday morning. More >>
    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - A 2-year-old child has drowned in a backyard pool after the child slipped outside without the mother noticing. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid tells The Advocate the drowning happened Thursday morning. More >>
  • Initial unemployment claims fall

    Initial unemployment claims fall

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:31:50 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 23 decreased from the previous week's total.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 23 decreased from the previous week's total.More >>
  • FBI warns about 'virtual kidnapping' schemes

    FBI warns about 'virtual kidnapping' schemes

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:31:11 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston FBI is warning the public about "virtual kidnapping" schemes in which a telephone caller demands payment for the return of a family member or friend when no actual kidnapping has taken place.More >>
    HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston FBI is warning the public about "virtual kidnapping" schemes in which a telephone caller demands payment for the return of a family member or friend when no actual kidnapping has taken place.More >>
  • Age limit on La officials on hold indefinitely

    Age limit on La officials on hold indefinitely

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:29:36 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state judge has indefinitely blocked enforcement of a new Louisiana law that sought to force incumbent constables and justices of the peace who are 70 or older into retirement.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state judge has indefinitely blocked enforcement of a new Louisiana law that sought to force incumbent constables and justices of the peace who are 70 or older into retirement.More >>
  • State: Data breach involving JP Morgan Chase

    State: Data breach involving JP Morgan Chase

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:26:02 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state says JP Morgan Chase has notified it of a data breach that could affect those using pre-paid debit cards issued for income tax refunds, unemployment benefits or other payments through the Department of Children and Family Services.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state says JP Morgan Chase has notified it of a data breach that could affect those using pre-paid debit cards issued for income tax refunds, unemployment benefits or other payments through the Department of Children and Family Services.More >>
  • Alexandria "State of the City" address

    Alexandria "State of the City" address

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:03:02 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The City of Alexandria is in good shape. This message coming from Mayor Jacques Roy Friday afternoon at his "State of the City" address. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The City of Alexandria is in good shape. This message coming from Mayor Jacques Roy Friday afternoon at his "State of the City" address. More >>
  • Family of instructor killed by 9-year-old with Uzi speaks

    Family of instructor killed by 9-year-old with Uzi speaks

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:36:40 GMT
    NEW YORK (CBS News) -- The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi said they feel sorry for the child.More >>
    NEW YORK (CBS News) -- The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi said they feel sorry for the child.More >>
  • Dinosaur nest had 24 hatchlings and a "babysitter"

    Dinosaur nest had 24 hatchlings and a "babysitter"

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:34:42 GMT
    (CBS News) - Did dinosaurs leave their kids with babysitters? At least one plant-eating species might have.Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, working with a group in China, analyzed an unusually intact 120-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur nest. More >>
    (CBS News) - Did dinosaurs leave their kids with babysitters? At least one plant-eating species might have.Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, working with a group in China, analyzed an unusually intact 120-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur nest. More >>
  • Boil advisory for Martin Park subdivision

    Boil advisory for Martin Park subdivision

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:39:34 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The City of Alexandria has issued a boil advisory for the Martin Park subdivision area, due to a water mainblowout.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The City of Alexandria has issued a boil advisory for the Martin Park subdivision area, due to a water mainblowout.More >>
  • Weather Blog Friday (8/29)

    Rising Rain Chances for the Weekend

    Rising Rain Chances for the Weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:47:00 GMT
    Friday, August 29 11:00amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26394579/one-hurricane-two-disturbances-active-in-the-tropicsOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the ORV (Ohio River Valley) GLR (Great Lakes Region). This LPS has a cold front stretched South, through the Central Southern Plains and into Mexico. This system is bringing a Likely chance for rain to affected areas. A Tropical LPS is over the NW GoM (Gulf of Mexico) and will mo...More >>
    Friday, August 29 11:00amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26394579/one-hurricane-two-disturbances-active-in-the-tropicsOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the ORV (Ohio River Valley) GLR (Great Lakes Region). This LPS has a cold front stretched South, through the Central Southern Plains and into Mexico. This system is bringing a Likely chance for rain to affected areas. A Tropical LPS is over the NW GoM (Gulf of Mexico) and will mo...More >>
  • Tropical Blog Fri (8/29)

    4 Areas of Interest In The Tropics

    4 Areas of Interest In The Tropics

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:38:26 GMT
    Friday, August 2910:30amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Cristobal (Post-Tropical Cyclone)The Center of Cristobal is last located 545 miles SSW of Halifax, Nova Scotia and is centered at 45.5N 47.1W with Maximum sustained winds of 75mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 980mb (28.94"). This system is moving NE (055) at 44mph.Watches/Warnings:There are no current watches or warnings associated with this system..Satellite Radar analysis reveals that Cristobal has completed ...More >>
    Friday, August 2910:30amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Cristobal (Post-Tropical Cyclone)The Center of Cristobal is last located 545 miles SSW of Halifax, Nova Scotia and is centered at 45.5N 47.1W with Maximum sustained winds of 75mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 980mb (28.94"). This system is moving NE (055) at 44mph.Watches/Warnings:There are no current watches or warnings associated with this system..Satellite Radar analysis reveals that Cristobal has completed ...More >>
  • Solemn remembrances set for Katrina Anniversary

    Solemn remembrances set for Katrina Anniversary

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:54:15 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gulf Coast ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina have begun.IMore >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gulf Coast ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina have begun.IMore >>
  • Stop spy flights, China warns the U.S.

    Stop spy flights, China warns the U.S.

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:10:47 GMT
    Hong Kong (CNN) -- China has warned the United States to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, refuting claims by Washington that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.More >>
    Hong Kong (CNN) -- China has warned the United States to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, refuting claims by Washington that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.More >>
  • A Muggy Feel With Tapering Rain Chances

    Friday Night Football Forecast (8/29)

    Friday Night Football Forecast (8/29)

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:07:10 GMT
    Jamboree Week (Pre-Season)Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with in out clouds and a muggy feel. Rain chances will be tapering off through the evening. Winds will be light and out of the South SE.By the start of the game there will be a light to moderatewind out of the South SE with a muggy feel. a chance for scattered rain and temps that are in the mid 80s (Feeling like the lower 90s).Kick-off temp 85.By the end of the night, expect a continued muggy feel with winds that will be calmin...More >>
    Jamboree Week (Pre-Season)Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with in out clouds and a muggy feel. Rain chances will be tapering off through the evening. Winds will be light and out of the South SE.By the start of the game there will be a light to moderatewind out of the South SE with a muggy feel. a chance for scattered rain and temps that are in the mid 80s (Feeling like the lower 90s).Kick-off temp 85.By the end of the night, expect a continued muggy feel with winds that will be calmin...More >>
  • Google reveals secret drone delivery tests

    Google reveals secret drone delivery tests

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:07:09 GMT
    (CNN) -- Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for burritos.Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, it revealed Thursday. More >>
    (CNN) -- Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for burritos.Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, it revealed Thursday. More >>
  • Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

    Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:06:31 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.More >>
    (CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.More >>
  • Joan Rivers' 'resting comfortably' in hospital, daughter says

    Joan Rivers' 'resting comfortably' in hospital, daughter says

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:05:51 GMT
    (CNN) -- Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday.More >>
    (CNN) -- Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday.More >>
  • Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

    Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:04:19 GMT
    (CNN) -- A volcano erupted in Papua New Guinea on Friday, spurting ash tens of thousands of feet into the sky.More >>
    (CNN) -- A volcano erupted in Papua New Guinea on Friday, spurting ash tens of thousands of feet into the sky.More >>
  • Pilot found dead after F-15 crash in Virginia

    Pilot found dead after F-15 crash in Virginia

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:03:00 GMT
    (CNN) -- The pilot of an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet that crashed in Virginia was found dead, the commander of the unit said Thursday.More >>
    (CNN) -- The pilot of an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet that crashed in Virginia was found dead, the commander of the unit said Thursday.More >>
  • U.N. counts 3 million Syria refugees

    U.N. counts 3 million Syria refugees

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:02:25 GMT
    (CNN) -- The number of people who have fled Syria and registered as refugees amid the country's civil war will surpass 3 million Friday, and a further 6.5 million are believed to be displaced within the war-torn nation, the U.N. refugee agency said.More >>
    (CNN) -- The number of people who have fled Syria and registered as refugees amid the country's civil war will surpass 3 million Friday, and a further 6.5 million are believed to be displaced within the war-torn nation, the U.N. refugee agency said.More >>
  • UK raises terror threat level, citing Syria, Iraq risk

    UK raises terror threat level, citing Syria, Iraq risk

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:01:49 GMT
    (CNN) -- The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from substantial to severe, the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory.More >>
    (CNN) -- The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from substantial to severe, the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory.More >>
  • Wet Conditions For Tailgating

    College Gameday Forecast (8/29)

    College Gameday Forecast (8/29)

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:37:45 GMT
    LSU Wisconsin will battle it out on neutral territory in Houston, TX on Saturday.There is an approaching cold front will move into the ArkLaTex area by Saturday. In advance of this front we will see showers thunderstorms. Chances will begin to taper off around sunset.NSU vs Missouri St (Thursday 6:00pm ) in Natchitoches, LA.NSU Lost to Missouri State27 / 34LSU vs Wisconsin (Saturday 8:00pm) in Houston, TX.Expect to see a muggy feel with a tapering chance for scattered showers thunderstorms...More >>
    LSU Wisconsin will battle it out on neutral territory in Houston, TX on Saturday.There is an approaching cold front will move into the ArkLaTex area by Saturday. In advance of this front we will see showers thunderstorms. Chances will begin to taper off around sunset.NSU vs Missouri St (Thursday 6:00pm ) in Natchitoches, LA.NSU Lost to Missouri State27 / 34LSU vs Wisconsin (Saturday 8:00pm) in Houston, TX.Expect to see a muggy feel with a tapering chance for scattered showers thunderstorms...More >>
  • Solemn remembrances set for Katrina Anniversary

    Solemn remembrances set for Katrina Anniversary

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:33:26 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.More >>
  • Major Time, Allergycast & UVcast

    Friday's Outdoor Planner

    Friday's Outdoor Planner

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:25:30 GMT
    Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 3:30-5:30pm and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies that will be increasing, afternoon rain chances will be on the board with a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon that ...More >>
    Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 3:30-5:30pm and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies that will be increasing, afternoon rain chances will be on the board with a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon that ...More >>
  • Friday's School Bus Planner

    Patchy AM Fog and Afternoon Rain

    Patchy AM Fog and Afternoon Rain

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:49:31 GMT
    We will continue to see a Warm Muggy feel and a fair chance for scattered showers thunderstorms during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds through most of the area with temps into an average range. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the SE. Highs will range through the lower to mid 90s and it will feel 5-10 degrees above the actual temperature.First Bell- Expect a muggy feel with low rain chances, partly cloudy skies and seasonable temps. There w...More >>
    We will continue to see a Warm Muggy feel and a fair chance for scattered showers thunderstorms during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds through most of the area with temps into an average range. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the SE. Highs will range through the lower to mid 90s and it will feel 5-10 degrees above the actual temperature.First Bell- Expect a muggy feel with low rain chances, partly cloudy skies and seasonable temps. There w...More >>
  • Nachman Elementary's walk night promotes family fitness

    Nachman Elementary's walk night promotes family fitness

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:33:47 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, la--(KALB News Channel 5)- Nachman Elementary is getting both kids and parents excited about fitness and health. Nachman Elementary's "walk-night" event promotes family fitness and family togetherness.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, la--(KALB News Channel 5)- Nachman Elementary is getting both kids and parents excited about fitness and health. Nachman Elementary's "walk-night" event promotes family fitness and family togetherness. More >>
  • Gas Prices Are Looking Good For Labor Day

    Gas Prices Are Looking Good For Labor Day

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:26:29 GMT
    (NBC) Fueling up will cost your less this Labor Day weekend. More >>
    (NBC) Fueling up will cost your less this Labor Day weekend. More >>
  • Hot Payoff From Ice Bucket Challenges

    Hot Payoff From Ice Bucket Challenges

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:16:27 GMT
    (NBC) Ice bucket challenges caused donations to ALS association to soar so far this year. More >>
    (NBC) Ice bucket challenges caused donations to ALS association to soar so far this year. More >>
  • Rapides Regional expanding ER

    Rapides Regional expanding ER

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:11:33 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The emergency room at Rapides Regional Medical Center will soon be bigger.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The emergency room at Rapides Regional Medical Center will soon be bigger.More >>
  • Driving More But Enjoying It Less?

    Driving More But Enjoying It Less?

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:04:13 GMT
    (NBC) Drivers are increasingly dissatisfied with their cars and trucks.More >>
    (NBC) Drivers are increasingly dissatisfied with their cars and trucks.More >>
  • California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:13:34 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.More >>
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.More >>
  • First Rapides Youthbuild chapter set to graduate

    First Rapides Youthbuild chapter set to graduate

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:56:08 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- A local program designed to help the youth will host its first graduation class. News channel 5's Brittany Bedi went to the graduation rehearsal to talk about what the program has to offer.More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- A local program designed to help the youth will host its first graduation class. News channel 5's Brittany Bedi went to the graduation rehearsal to talk about what the program has to offer.More >>
  • Faces of ALS: local family battled the disease

    Faces of ALS: local family battled the disease

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:45:00 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La.- (KALB News Channel 5)- We've all seen the ALS ice-bucket challenge that has gone viral over the past few weeks. But how many people know what ALS is? More >>
    PINEVILLE, La.- (KALB News Channel 5)- We've all seen the ALS ice-bucket challenge that has gone viral over the past few weeks. But how many people know what ALS is? More >>
  • Crest Industries purchases Precision Cutting Specialties

    Crest Industries purchases Precision Cutting Specialties

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:29:31 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Crest Industries, LLC, announced the purchase of Precision Cutting Specialties, Inc., on Thursday. More >>
    PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Crest Industries, LLC, announced the purchase of Precision Cutting Specialties, Inc., on Thursday. More >>
  • Man convicted of robbing St. Landry truck stop, casino

    Man convicted of robbing St. Landry truck stop, casino

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:07:25 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A federal jury convicted a Ville Platte man Wednesday of robbing a St. Landry Parish truck stop store and casino, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A federal jury convicted a Ville Platte man Wednesday of robbing a St. Landry Parish truck stop store and casino, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley.More >>
  • Pink Dress Run for Komen

    Pink Dress Run for Komen

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:48:50 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Crossfit Southbank and Walker Automotive will be hosting The Pink Dress Run to benefit Race for the Cure.  More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Crossfit Southbank and Walker Automotive will be hosting The Pink Dress Run to benefit Race for the Cure.  More >>
  • Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

    Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:38:45 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer.More >>
  • VPSO: Man arrested for firearm assault

    VPSO: Man arrested for firearm assault

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:33:09 GMT
    VERNON PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) A Hornbeck man is in jail after firing shots near a house, according to Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office.More >>
    VERNON PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) A Hornbeck man is in jail after firing shots near a house, according to Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office.More >>
  • Obama says Russia responsible for Ukraine violence

    Obama says Russia responsible for Ukraine violence

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:20:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine.
    More >>
  • In small Miss. town, a costly Katrina legacy

    In small Miss. town, a costly Katrina legacy

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:11:31 GMT
    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - One of Mississippi's towns hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina faces a new struggle for fiscal solvency as post-storm federal aid runs out nine years later.More >>
    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - One of Mississippi's towns hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina faces a new struggle for fiscal solvency as post-storm federal aid runs out nine years later.
    More >>
  • Teen helps nab counterfeit cash crooks

    Teen helps nab counterfeit cash crooks

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:04:58 GMT
    GLENMORA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A couple of crooks who thought they could fool a teenage employee at a gas station in Glenmora, found themselves behind bars.More >>
    GLENMORA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A couple of crooks who thought they could fool a teenage employee at a gas station in Glenmora, found themselves behind bars.More >>
  • 5,000 wasps built a nest in this bed

    5,000 wasps built a nest in this bed

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:39:18 GMT
    (NBC News) - A man in England opened the door of a rarely-used room in his mother's home and discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in the bed. More >>
    (NBC News) - A man in England opened the door of a rarely-used room in his mother's home and discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in the bed. More >>
  • Severed snake heads can still bite, and often do

    Severed snake heads can still bite, and often do

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:37:45 GMT
    (NBC News) - It sounds like a wild fabrication: A spitting cobra, being prepared for a dish in a restaurant in southern China, bit and killed a chef 20 minutes after its head had been chopped off, according to a report in China Daily.More >>
    (NBC News) - It sounds like a wild fabrication: A spitting cobra, being prepared for a dish in a restaurant in southern China, bit and killed a chef 20 minutes after its head had been chopped off, according to a report in China Daily.More >>
  • NFL toughens domestic violence policy with six-game bans

    NFL toughens domestic violence policy with six-game bans

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:17:18 GMT
    (CNN) -- In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league's policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday.More >>
    (CNN) -- In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league's policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday.More >>
  • Prosecutor, Innocence Project to join forces

    Prosecutor, Innocence Project to join forces

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:00:23 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The district attorney in New Orleans is joining forces with the organization known as the Innocence Project to find and correct cases in which people have been wrongfully convicted.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The district attorney in New Orleans is joining forces with the organization known as the Innocence Project to find and correct cases in which people have been wrongfully convicted.More >>
  • Leesville man arrested for withholding information on Rosepine murder

    Leesville man arrested for withholding information on Rosepine murder

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:54:50 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office announces the August 28, 2014 arrest of Robert Vincent Worth, 24, of Leesville.  More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office announces the August 28, 2014 arrest of Robert Vincent Worth, 24, of Leesville.  More >>
  • Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

    Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:46:02 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.More >>
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.More >>
  • Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit

    Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:45:33 GMT
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit.The new rule goes into effect on Sept. 15, with permits costing $175.More >>
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit.The new rule goes into effect on Sept. 15, with permits costing $175.More >>
  • Governor: Utah should defend anti-polygamy law

    Governor: Utah should defend anti-polygamy law

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:32:03 GMT
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's governor says the state should appeal a court ruling that favors the family on the TV show "Sister Wives" and strikes down key parts of a law criminalizing polygamy.More >>
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's governor says the state should appeal a court ruling that favors the family on the TV show "Sister Wives" and strikes down key parts of a law criminalizing polygamy.More >>
  • Four arrested in Alexandria for narcotics, theft

    Four arrested in Alexandria for narcotics, theft

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:19 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 27, 2014, Alexandria Police arrested four individuals on narcotics and theft of a motor vehicle. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 27, 2014, Alexandria Police arrested four individuals on narcotics and theft of a motor vehicle. More >>
  • Unemployment Benefits

    Unemployment Benefits

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:56:45 GMT
    Applications for unemployment drop once againMore >>
    Applications for unemployment drop once againMore >>
  • Killer Amoeba

    Killer Amoeba

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:52:18 GMT
    St. John purging water system after amoeba foundMore >>
    St. John purging water system after amoeba foundMore >>
  • Body found in search for U.S. student missing in Israel

    Body found in search for U.S. student missing in Israel

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:40:46 GMT
    JERUSALEM (CBS News) - The search for an American religious student who disappeared in a forest outside Jerusalem last week turned up a body on Thursday.More >>
    JERUSALEM (CBS News) - The search for an American religious student who disappeared in a forest outside Jerusalem last week turned up a body on Thursday.More >>
  • St. John purging water system after amoeba found

    St. John purging water system after amoeba found

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:11:40 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba.More >>
  • GM (quietly) offers a loaner for recalled cars

    GM (quietly) offers a loaner for recalled cars

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:42:41 GMT
    (CBS News) - When Beth Foster received recall notices from General Motors (GM) on her 2004 Chevy Malibu, she said she had little option other than to keep using it.More >>
    (CBS News) - When Beth Foster received recall notices from General Motors (GM) on her 2004 Chevy Malibu, she said she had little option other than to keep using it.More >>
  • Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine to start next week

    Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine to start next week

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:37:03 GMT
    (CNN) -- A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly outbreak in West Africa.More >>
    (CNN) -- A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly outbreak in West Africa.More >>
  • Invest 98-L Tropical Blog (Thursday 8/28)

    One Hurricane & Two Disturbances Active in the Tropics

    One Hurricane & Two Disturbances Active in the Tropics

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:36:35 GMT
    Thursday, August 2811:00amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Cristobal (Cat 1 Hurricane)The Center of Hurricane Cristobal was last located 545 miles SSW of Halifax, Nova Scotia and is centered at 36.9N 65.9W with Maximum sustained winds of 75mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 983mb (29.03"). This system is moving NE (050) at 26mph.Watches/Warnings:There are no current watches or warnings associated with this system..Satellite Radar analysis reveals that this hurricane co...More >>
    Thursday, August 2811:00amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Cristobal (Cat 1 Hurricane)The Center of Hurricane Cristobal was last located 545 miles SSW of Halifax, Nova Scotia and is centered at 36.9N 65.9W with Maximum sustained winds of 75mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 983mb (29.03"). This system is moving NE (050) at 26mph.Watches/Warnings:There are no current watches or warnings associated with this system..Satellite Radar analysis reveals that this hurricane co...More >>
  • Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

    Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:33:27 GMT
    (CNN) -- Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing, a source confirmed to CNN.\More >>
    (CNN) -- Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing, a source confirmed to CNN.\More >>
  • Santa Fe City Council votes to decriminalize pot

    Santa Fe City Council votes to decriminalize pot

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:31:44 GMT
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Santa Fe City Council has voted to decriminalize marijuana, making the city the first in New Mexico to make possession of small amounts of pot a civil infraction.More >>
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Santa Fe City Council has voted to decriminalize marijuana, making the city the first in New Mexico to make possession of small amounts of pot a civil infraction.More >>
  • West Feliciana to consider ferry landing settlement

    West Feliciana to consider ferry landing settlement

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:29:46 GMT
    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Council has agreed to meet Sept. 15 to consider an ordinance addressing a possible settlement of the long-simmering dispute over the land bordering the former St. Francisville ferry landing.More >>
    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Council has agreed to meet Sept. 15 to consider an ordinance addressing a possible settlement of the long-simmering dispute over the land bordering the former St. Francisville ferry landing.More >>
  • Weather Blog (Thursday 8/28)

    Warm & Muggy With Scattered Afternoon Rain

    Warm & Muggy With Scattered Afternoon Rain

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:24:50 GMT
    Thursday, August 2811:30amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26394579/one-hurricane-two-disturbances-active-in-the-tropicsOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the Central Plains. This LPS brings with it a Likely chance for rain, the threat of Flash Flooding and a slight risk for severe weather. Elsewhere a stalled out front in the ORV Ohio River Valley GLR (Great Lakes Region) will continue to bring some scattered rain. a ridge of high...More >>
    Thursday, August 2811:30amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26394579/one-hurricane-two-disturbances-active-in-the-tropicsOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the Central Plains. This LPS brings with it a Likely chance for rain, the threat of Flash Flooding and a slight risk for severe weather. Elsewhere a stalled out front in the ORV Ohio River Valley GLR (Great Lakes Region) will continue to bring some scattered rain. a ridge of high...More >>
  • Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas

    Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:59:50 GMT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.More >>
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.More >>
  • Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

    Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:59:22 GMT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough?More >>
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough?More >>
  • FBI investigating hacking attack on JPMorgan

    FBI investigating hacking attack on JPMorgan

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:56:30 GMT
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -The FBI is investigating hacking attacks on multiple American banks, including one against JPMorgan Chase (JPM) that caused a data breach, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe.More >>
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -The FBI is investigating hacking attacks on multiple American banks, including one against JPMorgan Chase (JPM) that caused a data breach, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe.More >>
  • Famous roller coaster to close after 36 years of thrills

    Famous roller coaster to close after 36 years of thrills

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:55:34 GMT
    (CBS News) - Earlier this summer, roller coaster fanatics all over the country let out a collective scream.More >>
    (CBS News) - Earlier this summer, roller coaster fanatics all over the country let out a collective scream.More >>
  • Lecompte man arrested for contributing to juvenile deliquency

    Lecompte man arrested for contributing to juvenile deliquency

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:46:44 GMT
    LECOMPTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 24, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call from a community home in the Lecompte area in reference to a complaint of two female juveniles that had ran away.More >>
    LECOMPTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 24, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call from a community home in the Lecompte area in reference to a complaint of two female juveniles that had ran away.More >>
  • Lafayette plant to build helicopters by 2016

    Lafayette plant to build helicopters by 2016

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:06:30 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Company officials say Bell Helicopter is expected to begin assembly operations by 2016 at a new $26.3 million facility at the Lafayette Regional Airport.More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Company officials say Bell Helicopter is expected to begin assembly operations by 2016 at a new $26.3 million facility at the Lafayette Regional Airport.More >>
  • Being an addict's mom: 'It's just a very, very sad place'

    Being an addict's mom: 'It's just a very, very sad place'

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:02:00 GMT
    (CNN) -- Seven years ago, Barbara Theodosiou, then a successful entrepreneur building a women's business mentoring group, stopped going to meetings, leaving the house and taking care of herself. She grew increasingly distraught.More >>
    (CNN) -- Seven years ago, Barbara Theodosiou, then a successful entrepreneur building a women's business mentoring group, stopped going to meetings, leaving the house and taking care of herself. She grew increasingly distraught.More >>
  • General disciplined over handling of sex assault allegations

    General disciplined over handling of sex assault allegations

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:57:42 GMT
    (CNN) -- A major general who formerly headed U.S. Army operations in Japan will be forced to retire and do so at a lower rank after the military concluded that he failed to "properly address" sexual assault allegations in his command, the Army said on Wednesday.More >>
    (CNN) -- A major general who formerly headed U.S. Army operations in Japan will be forced to retire and do so at a lower rank after the military concluded that he failed to "properly address" sexual assault allegations in his command, the Army said on Wednesday.More >>
  • Australia: MH370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought

    Australia: MH370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:56:27 GMT
    (CNN) -- It's another small sliver of information in the expanse of mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.More >>
    (CNN) -- It's another small sliver of information in the expanse of mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.More >>
  • U.S. on alert amid claim of new American killed fighting for extremists in Syria

    U.S. on alert amid claim of new American killed fighting for extremists in Syria

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:54:52 GMT
    (CNN) -- Dozens of Americans have been among the thousands of foreigners who flocked to Syria to take part in its bloody, messy civil war. Yet for the three years, there was only one known American casualty.More >>
    (CNN) -- Dozens of Americans have been among the thousands of foreigners who flocked to Syria to take part in its bloody, messy civil war. Yet for the three years, there was only one known American casualty.More >>
  • Death toll passes 1,550 as Ebola outbreak accelerates, officials say

    Death toll passes 1,550 as Ebola outbreak accelerates, officials say

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:53:44 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said Thursday.The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the past three weeks. More >>
    (CNN) -- The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said Thursday.The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the past three weeks. More >>
  • Raid on ISIS suspect in the French Riviera

    Raid on ISIS suspect in the French Riviera

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:52:37 GMT
    (CNN) -- It was almost midnight when the surveillance team spotted their target at the base of the cavernous luxury apartment complex. More >>
    (CNN) -- It was almost midnight when the surveillance team spotted their target at the base of the cavernous luxury apartment complex. More >>
  • 1,400 cases of 'appalling' sexual exploitation revealed in UK report

    1,400 cases of 'appalling' sexual exploitation revealed in UK report

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:51:35 GMT
    (CNN) -- Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says.More >>
    (CNN) -- Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says.More >>
  • Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study

    Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:49:16 GMT
    (CNN) -- A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigation, according to Translational Neurodegeneration. More >>
    (CNN) -- A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigation, according to Translational Neurodegeneration. More >>
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry in France

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry in France

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:47:43 GMT
    (CNN) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed Thursday.More >>
    (CNN) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed Thursday.More >>
  • Shreveport man dies in shooting

    Shreveport man dies in shooting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:47:35 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old Shreveport man has died following an early morning shooting.Police responding to the scene around 2 a.m. Friday found Dejuan Kennedy shot once in the upper body. Kennedy died of his injury.Detectives believe Kennedy was arguing with someone he knew when the other person left and returned with a semi-automatic rifle.Police say the shooter fired the rifle several times, hitting Kennedy once, then fled the scene in a dark colored, four-door sedan.More >>
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old Shreveport man has died following an early morning shooting.Police responding to the scene around 2 a.m. Friday found Dejuan Kennedy shot once in the upper body. Kennedy died of his injury.Detectives believe Kennedy was arguing with someone he knew when the other person left and returned with a semi-automatic rifle.Police say the shooter fired the rifle several times, hitting Kennedy once, then fled the scene in a dark colored, four-door sedan.More >>
  • College Gameday Planner (Thursday 8/28)

    Rain Chances On The Board

    Rain Chances On The Board

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:35:30 GMT
    LSU Wisconsin will battle it out on neutral territory in Houston, TX on Saturday while Missouri St. comes to Natchitoches to try their luck against NSU. LC has a Bye Week as their conference will start later.There is a Tropical Disturbance that is stalled out and dissolving over the NW GoM (Northwest Gulf of Mexico). Meanwhile, an approaching cold front will move into the ArkLaTex area by Saturday. In advance of this front a broad ridge of High Pressure will be the force that slows stalls t...More >>
    LSU Wisconsin will battle it out on neutral territory in Houston, TX on Saturday while Missouri St. comes to Natchitoches to try their luck against NSU. LC has a Bye Week as their conference will start later.There is a Tropical Disturbance that is stalled out and dissolving over the NW GoM (Northwest Gulf of Mexico). Meanwhile, an approaching cold front will move into the ArkLaTex area by Saturday. In advance of this front a broad ridge of High Pressure will be the force that slows stalls t...More >>
  • U.S. Economy-GDP

    U.S. Economy-GDP

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:31:47 GMT
    US Economy grew at a brisk rate in Q2More >>
    US Economy grew at a brisk rate in Q2More >>
  • Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

    Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:06:56 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student..More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student..More >>
  • Thursday's Weekend Planner (8/28)

    Labor Day Weekend Outlook

    Labor Day Weekend Outlook

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:53:26 GMT
    Across Central Louisiana this weekend, cold front will move into the area and begin to stall out, before dissipating. This will bring with it, higher rain chances as it moves through during the weekend. So there will be a likely chance for showers thunderstorms, temps in the 80s 90s with a muggy feel with light to moderate winds out of the South that will swing around to the North West after the front moves through.SATURDAY...Expect mostly cloudy skies with temps warming to well below aver...More >>
    Across Central Louisiana this weekend, cold front will move into the area and begin to stall out, before dissipating. This will bring with it, higher rain chances as it moves through during the weekend. So there will be a likely chance for showers thunderstorms, temps in the 80s 90s with a muggy feel with light to moderate winds out of the South that will swing around to the North West after the front moves through.SATURDAY...Expect mostly cloudy skies with temps warming to well below aver...More >>
  • Thursday's School Bus Planner 8/28

    A Muggy Start With Afternoon Rain Chances

    A Muggy Start With Afternoon Rain Chances

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:35:32 GMT
    We will continue to see a typical Summertime Pattern with a Warm Muggy feel and a slight chance for scattered showers a few thunderstorms possible during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds through most of the area and a chance for scattered rain remains on the board this afternoon. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the East / SE. Highs will range through the lower to mid 90s and it will feel 5-10 degrees above the actual temperature.First Bell-...More >>
    We will continue to see a typical Summertime Pattern with a Warm Muggy feel and a slight chance for scattered showers a few thunderstorms possible during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds through most of the area and a chance for scattered rain remains on the board this afternoon. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the East / SE. Highs will range through the lower to mid 90s and it will feel 5-10 degrees above the actual temperature.First Bell-...More >>
  • Auto Jobs Moving From Mexico To The U.S.

    Auto Jobs Moving From Mexico To The U.S.

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:51:06 GMT
    (AP) The move will help other GM plants that supply parts. Some jobs will be created. More >>
    (AP) The move will help other GM plants that supply parts. Some jobs will be created. More >>
  • At Least Two Big U.S. Banks Hacked

    At Least Two Big U.S. Banks Hacked

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:46:11 GMT
    (AP) The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on two of the nation's largest banks. More >>
    (AP) The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on two of the nation's largest banks. More >>
  • Time To Look For Cheaper Airfares

    Time To Look For Cheaper Airfares

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:42:15 GMT
    (NBC) The end of the summer travel season means some bargain airfares. More >>
    (NBC) The end of the summer travel season means some bargain airfares. More >>
  • DHH: killer amoeba found in St. John water system

    DHH: killer amoeba found in St. John water system

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:53:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials say testing has confirmed the presence of a killer amoeba in a water system serving three St. John the Baptist Parish towns.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials say testing has confirmed the presence of a killer amoeba in a water system serving three St. John the Baptist Parish towns.More >>
  • US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

    US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:51:36 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.More >>
  • Local doctor making house calls

    Local doctor making house calls

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:38:03 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- A new health service is available in Central Louisiana. News Channel 5's Brittany Bedi met with Dr. Dana Mays to learn more about the new business.More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- A new health service is available in Central Louisiana. News Channel 5's Brittany Bedi met with Dr. Dana Mays to learn more about the new business.More >>
  • Cross Bayou Weir replacement underway

    Cross Bayou Weir replacement underway

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:15:52 GMT
    LARTO LAKE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - After years of problems with the Cross Bayou Weir, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is building a new one. The weir is located on the Saline-Larto Complex, and allows high quality fresh water to flow into the lake system.More >>
    LARTO LAKE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - After years of problems with the Cross Bayou Weir, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is building a new one. The weir is located on the Saline-Larto Complex, and allows high quality fresh water to flow into the lake system.More >>
  • St. Anthony School recognized by American Heart Association

    St. Anthony School recognized by American Heart Association

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:09:12 GMT
    BUNKIE, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- A health initiative at St. Anthony School has gained recognition by the American Heart Association. More >>
    BUNKIE, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- A health initiative at St. Anthony School has gained recognition by the American Heart Association. More >>
  • Minnesota professor pleads guilty in La. teen case

    Minnesota professor pleads guilty in La. teen case

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:17:47 GMT
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    MONROE, La.(KALB News Channel 5) – A Minnesota professor has pleaded guilty to trying to start a sexual relationship with a teen in Union Parish, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Wednesday.More >>
    MONROE, La.(KALB News Channel 5) – A Minnesota professor has pleaded guilty to trying to start a sexual relationship with a teen in Union Parish, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Wednesday.More >>
  • 5th arrest in New Orleans drive-by shooting case

    5th arrest in New Orleans drive-by shooting case

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:47:44 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans report a fifth arrest in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed two people and seriously injured a mother and two children.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans report a fifth arrest in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed two people and seriously injured a mother and two children.
    More >>
  • Wed maintenance work to suspend EBT transactions

    Wed maintenance work to suspend EBT transactions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:41:17 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Xerox, a third party contractor for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, will conduct system maintenance late Wednesday that will suspend Electronic Benefits Transfer transactions for about five minutes.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Xerox, a third party contractor for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, will conduct system maintenance late Wednesday that will suspend Electronic Benefits Transfer transactions for about five minutes.More >>
  • Louisiana Guardsman earns Expert Infantryman Badge

    Louisiana Guardsman earns Expert Infantryman Badge

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:32:42 GMT
    Louisiana National Guardsman Spc. Brian Smith was pinned with the Expert Infantryman Badge at Camp Navajo, Ariz., July 24, 2014. (Louisiana National Guard courtesy photo)Louisiana National Guardsman Spc. Brian Smith was pinned with the Expert Infantryman Badge at Camp Navajo, Ariz., July 24, 2014. (Louisiana National Guard courtesy photo)
    CAMP NAVAJO, Ariz. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Louisiana National Guardsman was one of six infantrymen to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge at Camp Navajo in northern Arizona.More >>
    CAMP NAVAJO, Ariz. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Louisiana National Guardsman was one of six infantrymen to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge at Camp Navajo in northern Arizona.More >>
  • Texas dad David Barajas acquitted of murdering man who killed sons

    Texas dad David Barajas acquitted of murdering man who killed sons

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:15:25 GMT
    (NBC News) - A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident.More >>
    (NBC News) - A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident.More >>
  • Beef cattle field day set for Oct. 16 in Alexandria

    Beef cattle field day set for Oct. 16 in Alexandria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:14:16 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day will be held Oct. 16 at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day will be held Oct. 16 at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center. More >>
  • Kids with guns, stressing safety when teaching a child to shoot

    Kids with guns, stressing safety when teaching a child to shoot

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:09:41 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Arizona man is dead after an accident at a shooting range. Police say he was instructing a 9-year-old girl how to how to shoot an automatic weapon when she lost control of it and shot and killed him.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Arizona man is dead after an accident at a shooting range. Police say he was instructing a 9-year-old girl how to how to shoot an automatic weapon when she lost control of it and shot and killed him.More >>
  • Reality star accused of rape, child molestation

    Reality star accused of rape, child molestation

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:55:58 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.More >>
  • 2 Chicago men sue taxi company over kiss

    2 Chicago men sue taxi company over kiss

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:07:46 GMT
    CHICAGO (CBS News) -- Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss.Matthew McCrea and Steven White filed the lawsuit against Sun Taxi.More >>
    CHICAGO (CBS News) -- Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss.Matthew McCrea and Steven White filed the lawsuit against Sun Taxi.More >>
  • "Cops" TV crew member dies after Neb. restaurant shootout

    "Cops" TV crew member dies after Neb. restaurant shootout

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:07:03 GMT
    OMAHA, Neb. (CBS News) - A crew member with the "Cops" television show was killed when a shootout erupted after officers responded to a robbery at a fast food restaurant, reports the Omaha World-Herald.More >>
    OMAHA, Neb. (CBS News) - A crew member with the "Cops" television show was killed when a shootout erupted after officers responded to a robbery at a fast food restaurant, reports the Omaha World-Herald.More >>
  • Ebola outbreak: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'

    Ebola outbreak: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:06:14 GMT
    (CNN) -- "It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa.More >>
    (CNN) -- "It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa.More >>
  • RPSO arrests man for false imprisonment, battery

    RPSO arrests man for false imprisonment, battery

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:04:19 GMT
    DEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 18, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from the Deville Sub-station responded to a complaint of an incident which occurred involving a battery and false imprisonment.More >>
    DEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On August 18, 2014, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from the Deville Sub-station responded to a complaint of an incident which occurred involving a battery and false imprisonment.More >>
  • Gehrig-Watch

    Gehrig-Watch

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:48:56 GMT
    Lou Gehrig watch sells for $340,000More >>
    Lou Gehrig watch sells for $340,000More >>
  • State: BR General will get money to keep ER open

    State: BR General will get money to keep ER open

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:37:46 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health department says it has found money to keep Baton Rouge General Hospital's Mid-City emergency room open.The hospital said it's been losing $1 million a month and would have to close the ER on Nov. 1 because it has been getting so many uninsured patients since Earl K. Long Medical Center was closed.The Department of Health and Hospitals says it can get more money for uninsured patients to Baton Rouge General and is working on a long-term solution.The h...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health department says it has found money to keep Baton Rouge General Hospital's Mid-City emergency room open.The hospital said it's been losing $1 million a month and would have to close the ER on Nov. 1 because it has been getting so many uninsured patients since Earl K. Long Medical Center was closed.The Department of Health and Hospitals says it can get more money for uninsured patients to Baton Rouge General and is working on a long-term solution.The h...More >>
  • Louisiana Vouchers

    Louisiana Vouchers

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:37:35 GMT
    Pro-voucher group seeks to undo order in La. caseMore >>
    Pro-voucher group seeks to undo order in La. caseMore >>
  • Pro-voucher group seeks to undo order in La. case

    Pro-voucher group seeks to undo order in La. case

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:31:23 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's voucher program.U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ordered the reports in April. He ruled that they are needed to make sure Louisiana complies with a 1975 desegregation order about state money going to private schools. The order requires that the state provide federal officials with lists of vou...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's voucher program.U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ordered the reports in April. He ruled that they are needed to make sure Louisiana complies with a 1975 desegregation order about state money going to private schools. The order requires that the state provide federal officials with lists of vou...More >>
  • UPDATE: student who hit Natchitoches Central student to be charged as adult

    UPDATE: student who hit Natchitoches Central student to be charged as adult

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:14:35 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith of Natchitoches Central High School passed away Tuesday, after being hit by a fellow student on school grounds Monday afternoon.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith of Natchitoches Central High School passed away Tuesday, after being hit by a fellow student on school grounds Monday afternoon.More >>
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