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'Not Mayberry anymore.' Bakken oil boom transforms police work in small North Dakota town

Saturday, 24 January 2015 13:15
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) -- Police Chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that would
Grateful Dead fans: Let us camp in Chicago for band's summer shows
Saturday, 24 January 2015 13:15
CHICAGO (AP) — Some Grateful Dead fans are asking for fans to be allowed to camp out overnight in parking lots near Chicago's Soldier Field during
NOPD seeks vehicle in hit and run caught on camera
Saturday, 24 January 2015 13:11
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police are searching for an unknown vehicle wanted in connection with a hit and run on Friday night. According to the NOPD, the vehicle was driving in reverse in he 6100 block of Craigie Road when it crashed into a parked car then continued going in reverse. The collision occurred around 11:20 p.m. on Jan. 24. Police say the unknown vehicle should have significant damage to the driver's side. The whole…
St. Tammany School Board discussing numerous issues during Saturday 'retreat'
Saturday, 24 January 2015 12:15
The St. Tammany Parish School Board is spending Saturday (Jan. 24) receiving updates from administrators on issues ranging from curriculum and textbooks to school construction projects
Gunfire erupts at Omaha, Neb., house party; two dead, six others wounded
Saturday, 24 January 2015 12:15
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Two women were shot to death and six people were wounded early Saturday at a house party in Omaha, authorities said. The
Stacy Head moving to legalize some Airbnb-style rentals in New Orleans, report says
Saturday, 24 January 2015 12:15
True to her word, New Orleans City Councilwoman Stacy Head has drafted an ordinance that would legalize some short-term rentals, the controversial private-homes turned hotels that
Would-be 2016 GOP candidates woo Iowa's social conservatives
Saturday, 24 January 2015 12:09
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- After years of campaigning in Iowa for others, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is venturing into new territory as a potential
Stacy Head moving to legalize owner-occupied Airbnb-style rentals in New Orleans, report says
Saturday, 24 January 2015 12:09
True to her word, New Orleans City Councilwoman Stacy Head has drafted an ordinance that would legalize some short-term rentals, the controversial private-homes turned hotels that
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83
Saturday, 24 January 2015 11:16
Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. That was the charm of “Mr. Cub.” Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playing on miserable teams, died Friday night. He was 83. The Cubs announced Banks’ death, but did not provide a cause. Banks hit 512 home runs during his 19-year career and was fond…
Man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago freed from prison
Saturday, 24 January 2015 11:16
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For the third time in less than six months, a North Carolina inmate was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction. This time, 70-year-old Joseph Sledge was set free on Friday after a three-judge panel found that he was innocent of killing a mother and daughter in 1976. The hearing was called after an investigation by the state’s one-of-a kind investigative panel…

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