Texas actress who sent Obama ricin sentenced to 18 years

The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Mother accused of using salt to kill son doesn't show up for pretrial conference

A New York mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old with salt to gain attention and sympathy was a no-show Wednesday at a pretrial conference where her defense was given an additional month for evidence discovery in the case.

Getting to know your Cane Cutters: Kennon Menard

The Acadiana Cane Cutters are back in town at Fabacher Field in Youngsville. As you might know, the team is made up of all college baseball players from universities in the state of Louisiana as well as nearby states at other schools.

City of Scott Continues to Develop Interstate Exit

As Lafayette continues to grow, so do the out lying cities that make up Lafayette Parish.

Krewe De Kure hosting another Masquerade Ball benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital along with ACS

Krewe De Kure started in 2011 and is a non-profit organization that raises money for cancer research along with celebrate Mardi Gras.  Last year Krewe De Kure raised $4,500 for the American Cancer Society, and this year they are adding St.

Film follows 'Brave Miss World' from beauty queen to sexual violence activist

  (CNN) -- Six weeks before winning the 1998 Miss World crown, 18-year-old Linor Abargil was raped at knife-point by a travel agent escorting her home to Israel from a modeling gig in Italy.

Actress sentenced after ricin-laced letters to President Obama

(CNN) -- A Texas actress who pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison, prosecutors say.

Brazil claims 'victory' in World Cup

Germany? Who's Germany?   (CNN) -- Brazil's national football team may have been smoked on the pitch by Germany, but now government officials are claiming a 2014 FIFA World Cup victory of another sort.

Feds may seek more proof on auto mileage claims

  (CNN) -- The federal government may require automakers to road test cars to ensure the accuracy of gas mileage claims, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Tuesday.

Former Oakdale officer arrested for sexual relations with juvenile

Skylar Frank, 25, of Oakdale was arrested Tuesday, July 15 for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and malfeasance in office.