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Beyonce: No disrespect intended to dead Challenger astronauts with song

Beyonce defends using audio from the space shuttle Challenger disaster in a new song, calling it a "tribute" to the seven astronauts who died. The widow of Challenger's commander calls it "disappointing."

Troopers urge public to plan ahead for a safe start to 2014

As citizens and visitors across the state celebrate the New Year's holiday, troopers are stressing the importance of responsible behavior and safe practices with the ultimate goal of zero fatal crashes.  Statistics show over the past d

Starbucks goes after pub for 'Frappicino beer"; pub sends $6, hilarious response

You've probably heard this one before: Little guy gets too close to a trademark held by a big company. Big company threatens legal action. Little guy backs off.

Local firework stores and stands prepare for today's rush

Today, like every other New Year's Eve, firework stores and stands are slam-packed with people doing their last minute shopping for tonight's celebration.  Louisiana Fireworks started preparing for the busy day starting as early as

Police shoot and kill suspect following crime spree in Ruston

A violent crime spree in North Central Louisiana over the weekend of Dec. 29, ended with an officer shooting and killing the suspect involved. It started with an armed robbery at a gas station around midnight in Ruston.

Train collision near Shreveport leaves crew members with minor injuries

A train crashed into a parked train just south of Shreveport on the morning of Monday, Dec. 30.

Armed Robbery: 1 suspect caught, 1 suspect escapes

One thief was arrested and the other escaped after a robbery on December 27. According to Lafayette Police, the Dollar General in the 1100 block of West Willow Street, was robbed around 9:15 p.m.

Lake Charles Police arrest home invasion suspect at the scene

Lake Charles police responded to the 3400 block of McKinley Street on Dec. 26, in reference to a suspect kicking in the door of a residence and attacking the homeowner inside.

Duson driver arrested for 3 counts of vehicular homicide

On Saturday afternoon, Dec. 28, the Louisiana State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on LA Highway 343, which left three people dead and a Duson man facing charges of vehicular homicide.

Top 10 tech 'fails' of 2013

"Fail fast." It's a mantra you hear in the tech-startup world -- a reminder to chase your dreams even if you need to pick up the pieces and start from scratch every now and then.