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.

MidSouth Bank warns of latest debit, credit card scam

MidSouth Bank is warning the public of a new phone scam from an automated caller. Thus far, the majority of reports to the bank are from non-customers in South Louisiana who are receiving a call from (877) 886-1996 and (877) 635-0049.

UL Lafayette evacuated because of suspicious device

UPDATE: A bomb sniffing dog has found what investigators are describing as a 'possible second device' in a parking garage at the corner of Taft and St. Mary Blvd on the campus of UL Lafayette.

MS. flesh eating bacteria survivors

Two Mississippi men are recovering after they were exposed to flesh eating bacteria.

IBM to start selling Apple iPhones and iPads

It's like Burger King selling the Big Mac -- sort of. Get ready for iPhones and iPads preloaded with specialized business IBM software.