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Storms a Threat Wednesday

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Forecasters say a storm system that could fuel a tornado outbreak in the nation's midsection could bring severe weather to the Deep South as it heads east, but storms won't menace the South with the same intensity.

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Former New Orleans Cops Plead Guilty in Bridge Shootings

Posted: 04/20/2016 - Five former New Orleans police officers said in court that they will plead guilty to lesser charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days that followed Hurricane Katrina.

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More Troops, Resources Going to Iraq

Posted: 04/18/2016 - Officials say the U.S. will send 200 more troops and a number of Apache helicopters to Iraq to assist in the fight against the Islamic State group.

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Inmate Sentenced for Role in 2012 Riot

Posted: 04/14/2016 - An inmate who was involved in the 2012 riot at the Adams County Correctional facility was sentenced this week to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1.38 million.

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Bobby Hernandez Sentenced

Posted: 04/13/2016 - Bobby Hernandez, who pleaded guilty last month to kidnapping his son from his ex-wife in Alabama in 2002, was sentenced to prison Wednesday.

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Former AGs Urge Pardon for Siegelman

Posted: 04/13/2016 - A group of more than 100 former state attorneys general is asking President Obama to pardon former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who's serving a prison sentence for bribery.

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Ceremony to Honor Saints' Will Smith

Updated: 04/12/2016 - Saints defensive end, Will Smith, who was shot and killed Saturday in New Orleans, will be remembered this week at his high school alma mater.

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95 Mississippi Authors Call for Repeal of Anti-LGBT Law

Posted: 04/11/2016 - John Grisham and Donna Tartt are among 95 Mississippi authors urging state officials to repeal a law that will let workers cite religious beliefs to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people.

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Senate Stays Out of Seat Size Debate

Posted: 04/08/2016 - The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment that called for the Federal Aviation Administration to regulate airplane seat size.

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New York Man Charged with Making High-Level Threats

Updated: 04/08/2016 - A man from Cheektowaga, New York, has been accused of threatening to kill multiple political figures, including President Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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NWS Confirms Seven Tornadoes in Alabama

Updated: 04/08/2016 - The National Weather Service says storm surveys show seven tornadoes skipped across central Alabama late Wednesday and early Thursday.

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Two Dead in Shooting at Air Force Base

Updated: 04/08/2016 - A senior U.S. official says an airman shot his commander in an apparent murder-suicide at a U.S. Air Force base in San Antonio.

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Conservative Leader Praises Mississippi Law

Posted: 04/07/2016 - The leader of a national conservative group is praising Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for "extraordinary courage" in signing a law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people.

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Seattle Mayor Bans City Employee Travel to Mississippi

Posted: 04/06/2016 - Seattle's mayor has barred the use of city funds for employee travel to Mississippi because Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on their personal religious beliefs.

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Governor Signs Religious Objections Law

Updated: 04/05/2016 - Mississippi's governor has signed a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers' personal religious beliefs.

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States, Environmentalists Weighing in on BP Pact

Courtesy: MGN Online

Posted: 04/05/2016 - Environmental groups and officials in Gulf of Mexico states are weighing in on a federal court's approval of the $20 billion settlement that was announced last year in the 2010 BP oil spill.

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