Ochsner promises upgrades for north Louisiana hospitals

Health care company Ochsner Health System says it intends to improve the safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana under its new management deal to operate the facilities
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Felton Pruett dies; played steel guitar with Hank Williams

A musician who played steel guitar with Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride radio show has died
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US Rep: Atheists trying to spy on Christian student groups

A northwest Louisiana congressman says "atheist litigation groups" are trying to spy on Christian student groups at a school in his district
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Attorney general: Edwards' pick for waterway board illegal

Attorney General Jeff Landry says the governor has violated state law with his appointment to a Louisiana water regulatory commission
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Lawmakers welcome new deal for north Louisiana hospitals

Several lawmakers bid good riddance to the outgoing manager of the state-owned, safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana, saying they expected a new oversight deal to improve the facilities
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North Louisiana hospitals' deal gets legislative review

Several lawmakers bid good riddance to the outgoing manager of the state-owned, safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana, saying they expected a new oversight deal to improve the facilities
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Shreveport police shoot and kill 1, wound 2, in 2 incidents

Police in a northwest Louisiana city have shot and killed one man and seriously wounded two in two incidents over the weekend
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Woman stabbed 21 times; man convicted, faces life in prison

A 52-year-old Louisiana man faces life in prison for stabbing a 44-year-old woman to death in his house
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Attorney: 13 allege gender discrimination at UL-Lafayette

An attorney says 13 women are pursuing complaints involving gender discrimination and, in some cases, sexual harassment against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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Louisiana sheriff holds sniper school for law officers

A Louisiana sheriff's office is holding sniper school this week for officers from six other departments, including Louisiana State Police and police from Marshall, Texas
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Rapid City trolley service sees steady ridership

Rapid City's trolley service sees steady ridership through the summer with minimal impact to the city's budget
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South Dakota to raise turkey for White House Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving turkey to either be served to President Donald Trump or pardoned this year will be raised in South Dakota
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MSU researcher fights against deadly deer disease

Researchers from Michigan State University and the state Department of Natural Resources are using technology and old-fashioned observation to track Michigan deer in hopes of curbing the deadly disease
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Minot brothers find success in mushroom farming

Minot brothers Jeff and Dan Coggins have found success in their second year harvesting mushrooms and selling their product at local farmers markets
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Michigan metal drummer recovers from 2015 bus crash

A Michigan metal drummer is recovering from a 2015 bus crash that caused him to lose his right leg
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Oklahoma case remains unsolved 34 years later

The disappearance of Sandy Pathresa Rea 34 years ago is still one of the biggest crime mysteries in the Shawnee area, but a new set of local investigators are putting a fresh set of eyes on the unsolved cold case
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Bentonville designer showcases work at New York Fashion Week

Bentonville fashion designer Alyssa Graves showcased six pieces in a show for emerging designers at New York Fashion Week
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Father-daughter duo broadcasts Arkansas high school football

Buzz Sawyer and his daughter Sarah Sawyer are calling play-by-play for Northside High School football games in the Grizzlies' revamped broadcast
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Wisconsin church's garden gives produce, sense of community

A Wisconsin church's garden doesn't just provide produce, it also provides a sense of community
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Minnesota fire department marks 125 years

This year marks the Virginia Fire Department's 125th anniversary
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Oklahoma Boy Scout Explorers reunite in New Mexico

A group of Boy Scout Explores reunited in New Mexico more than 50 years after a Boy Scouts trip
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Wisconsin students organize mental health festival

Three Wisconsin students organized a mental health festival at their school to erase mental health stigma
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Duluth beer makers say the area's water boosts products

Duluth beer makers have long said that the quality of Minnesota's water helps boost the quality of their products
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Efforts continue to save, support, secure Texas horny toads

A dozen conservationists clad in khaki and forest green marched into the Texas Hill Country brush in a continuing effort to save horny toads
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More cruise options coming to the Great Lakes

Michigan has started a new initiative to bring more cruise ships to the Great Lakes
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Outdoor art project to get new headquarters in Detroit

An outdoor art project is getting a new headquarters in Detroit
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Students learn about Oklahoma City bombing through new tech

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum recently launched the Augmented Reality experience to teach students about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
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Nebraska senator to participate in world sniper competition

Nebraska Sen. Tom Brewer is headed for the International Sniper Cup event in Bulgaria after having competed in a series of sniper shooting championships
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Arkansas sees growing urgent care industry

Health care providers are planning to open up more urgent care centers across Arkansas
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Inmate group caters to spiritual needs at Iowa prison

At the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, an unusual group is catering to the spiritual needs of those who have no religion at all
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