As design element, ode to passion, big books are great gifts

As a design element or an ode to a passion, coffee table books make great holiday gifts
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South Carolina probes wreck involving school bus

South Carolina authorities are investigating a collision that involved a school bus carrying 35 people, including the driver
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EX-South Carolina jail guard arrested on misconduct charge

A former jail guard in South Carolina has been arrested and charged with misconduct in office and providing contraband items to inmates
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School chief whose pay sparked teacher handcuffing on leave

A Louisiana school superintendent whose pay increase led to protests and the videotaped handcuffing of a teacher has been put on paid administrative leave
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On leave: Schools head whose raise sparked protest, arrest

A Louisiana school superintendent whose pay increase led to protests and the handcuffing of a teacher in January has been put on paid administrative leave
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South Carolina authorities identify body found in vehicle

A man found dead in a vehicle in Donalds has been identified
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Backhoe demolishes home where 2 officers were killed in 2003

A backhoe has torn down a home in South Carolina where two police officers were killed nearly 15 years ago
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S. Carolina home where 2 officers killed in 2003 torn down

A bulldozer has started tearing down a home in South Carolina where two police officers were killed nearly 15 years ago
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Once a Trump critic, Roby seeking redemption in Ala. runoff

Once a Trump critic, GOP congresswoman Martha Roby seeks redemption in Alabama runoff
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2 ex-workers charged in World War II veteran's 2017 death

Two former employees of a Mississippi state veterans home have been charged with manslaughter in the 2017 death of a 93-year-old World War II veteran
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They're back! Bama vs Georgia in rematch of January classic

They're back! Alabama faces Georgia for the SEC title, trip to College Football Playoff in a rematch of their national championship classic from 11 months ago
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Mayor: Cop to be fired for 'despicable' Christmas tree decor

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says a police officer who decorated a Christmas tree
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Boy, 15, arrested as suspect in series of rapes in 2 states

Police in Dallas have arrested a 15-year-old boy as the suspect in a series of sexual assaults, including two in Louisiana, and also are investigating whether h
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Louisiana voting machine work stalls, with no date to resume

Louisiana's work to replace the voting machines it bought 13 years ago has remained stalled for months, amid bid-rigging allegations, a voided contract award an
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Police: Couple, boy with pup for sale ambushed, shot

Police in Louisiana say one or more people ambushed and shot a 5-year-old boy and a man and woman who said they'd come to sell a puppy
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Anti-gas tax hike ads planned for Louisiana's gas stations

A conservative group that helped squelch a 2017 proposal to raise Louisiana's gas tax is launching an early ad campaign aimed at derailing any similar tax propo
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Today's Santa pix: Rent Santa's lap, use your own camera

A south Louisiana fundraiser is renting Santa's lap instead of selling photos of kids with the jolly old elf
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Louisiana's early voting period for runoff wraps up Saturday

Early voting for Louisiana's Dec. 8 election is wrapping up Saturday, with a runoff for the secretary of state's job at the top of the ballot
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Cities cancel Christmas activities over weather threat

Christmas is going to have to wait for some parts of the Deep South because of a threat of severe weather
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Authorities ID special-needs woman believed slain by neglect

Authorities in Louisiana have released the identity of a woman with special needs who was found dead last week
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5 get prison after 2012 military munition blast in Louisiana

Federal judge sentences 5 men to prison, orders $35.4 million in restitution after what a prosecutor calls the largest illegal dumping of military explosives in
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Not enough bowls: Army, BYU unsure of postseason destination

Not enough bowls: Army, BYU unsure of postseason destination
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Oil and gas flow to Texas coast spawns building, tensions

For Texas ports, the rise in oil and gas exports is a windfall. For some communities, it's not so simple.
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FBI: Man confessed to 90 killings in effort to move prisons

The FBI says a 78-year-old inmate who says he killed roughly 90 people as he moved around the country for nearly four decades offered his confessions as a barga
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