- Police: Shots fired during New Orleans parade, no injuries Updated: Feb-07-16 11:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say shots were fired along a Mardi Gras parade route but no one was injured.
- Injured traffic officer back on road after 5-month recovery Updated: Feb-07-16 9:16 pm
HOUMA, Louisiana - It took him five months to get out of a wheelchair and back on his motorcycle after a traffic wreck in September. But sheriff's Lt. Keith Faul has reached his goal: he's back riding in the squad that clears the way for Terrebonne Parish Mardi Gras parades.
- Sam Hunt: Playing Super Bowl blends love for music, sports Updated: Feb-07-16 8:16 pm
SANTA CLARA, California - As a kid, Sam Hunt dreamt of playing in the Super Bowl. And he was on the right path as a quarterback for both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Uphill skiing grabs hold in Colorado mountains Updated: Feb-07-16 5:16 pm
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Skiers looking for new thrills are heading to ski resorts after dark, filling parking lots and climbing ski runs after the sun goes down.
- 1 dead, 7 hurt in shooting outside Rochester, New York, bar Updated: Feb-07-16 4:11 pm
NEW YORK - Police say a dispute in a Rochester, New York, bar spilled outside and erupted into gunfire that left one man dead and seven other people injured.
- Snowmobiling a family affair for regional club Updated: Feb-07-16 4:07 pm
MOUNT VERNON, Washington - The sounds and smells in the hills north of Baker Lake rivaled those of an auto racetrack as snowmobilers prepared to take off along Forest Service Road 13.
- Home brewing bill on tap in state legislature Updated: Feb-07-16 3:38 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - A bill has been proposed in the state Legislature that would allow homebrewers to bring their beers to brewfests throughout Wyoming.
- Policy changes allow geocaching on Arizona trust land again Updated: Feb-07-16 2:32 pm
PHOENIX - Geocaching is poised to make a comeback on Arizona trust lands after Gov. Doug Ducey recently ordered the reversal of a policy that banned the form of treasure and scavenger hunting in state parks and other public recreational areas.
- Glacier Park maintenance backlog still growing Updated: Feb-07-16 12:48 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - The estimated cost of needed improvements in Glacier National Park has grown to $179.8 million, according to the National Park Service.
- Non-trophy bison hunting season begins at Custer State Park Updated: Feb-07-16 12:46 pm
SPEARFISH, South Dakota - The non-trophy bison hunting season has begun at Custer State Park.
- Spanish village of Lantz celebrates clash between good, evil Updated: Feb-07-16 12:15 pm
LANTZ, Spain - The inhabitants of a northern Spanish mountain village have taken part in an age-old Carnival festival that re-enacts a legendary confrontation between good and evil.
- Florida Lotto rolls over, jackpot rises to $41 million Updated: Feb-07-16 11:46 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - No tickets matched all six winning Florida Lotto numbers, so the jackpot now rises to $41 million.
- Chopper Rescue: Helicopters bring hiker off NC mountain Updated: Feb-07-16 11:36 am
ALTAMONT, North Carolina - A hiker who fell in the North Carolina mountains is safe after it took more than five hours and two helicopters to get him to a hospital in Asheville.
- African Children's Choir to perform in Florence Updated: Feb-07-16 11:00 am
FLORENCE, Alabama - Since 1984, the African Children's Choir has been giving kids from across the continent of Africa a chance to improve their lives.
- Arapahoe Basin ski expansion advances Updated: Feb-07-16 10:53 am
DENVER - Arapahoe Basin's plan to expand backcountry terrain is going forward.
- Zoo uses Chinese New Year to highlight endangered species Updated: Feb-07-16 10:49 am
PARAMUS, New Jersey - A Chinese New Year celebration Saturday at the Bergen County Zoo, heralding the year of the monkey, put the spotlight an endangered species distinct for its red fur and small head surrounded by a lion-like mane.
- Park Service: Over 1 million visited Badlands last year Updated: Feb-07-16 10:37 am
INTERIOR, South Dakota - For the first time in 15 years, more than a million people visited Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
- Birmingham's 19th-century Mardi Gras Updated: Feb-07-16 10:05 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - On March 9, 1886, Birmingham residents were greeted with a report in The Birmingham Age newspaper declaring the city's first Mardi Gras a success. A headline said: "German Mardi Gras: King Carnival Captures the City and the Scene is Witnessed by a Large Crowd."
- Not a football fan or fan of teams playing? Go skiing Updated: Feb-07-16 8:55 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - If you're not a football fan or fan of the teams playing in this 50th Super Bowl, ski areas are vying for your attention.
- Museum puts on free planetarium event for supporting towns Updated: Feb-07-16 8:29 am
ST. JOHNSURY, Vermont - The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury is offering a free planetarium presentation next weekend to residents of the more than a dozen communities that support it.
- NU State Museum offering free Thursday night admission Updated: Feb-07-16 5:01 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska State Museum is offering free Thursday night admissions in February.
- Struggle over Saint Edward: Renovate it, or tear it down? Updated: Feb-07-16 3:05 am
SEATTLE - When developer Kevin Daniels announced plans in August to renovate the badly deteriorated 1931 seminary building at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore and turn it into a hotel and spa, he said he knew it would involve a lengthy public process and outspoken neighbors who love their park the way it is.
- Southern Oregon wines' gaining clout, could bring tourists Updated: Feb-07-16 2:05 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - The winsome wines of southern Oregon are gathering acclaim far beyond the Cascades and Siskiyous.
- Burning Man tickets to include live entertainment tax Updated: Feb-07-16 1:55 am
RENO, Nevada - People buying Burning Man tickets later this month will also pay live entertainment tax for the first time.
- Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans Updated: Feb-06-16 8:57 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter.