New Orleans, New Orleans

Explore The South: Sights To Behold In America’s Southern Region

Featuring many of America’s oldest cities, superb food, refined beauty and world famous attractions, the South has something to offer for all walks of life.


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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.


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Best Historic Vacations In The US

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.


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Carrie Morey’s Black Pepper Biscuits

Carrie Morey’s Black Pepper Biscuits will give your Thanksgiving table just the right amount of Southern flair and keep your family running for more.


Paul McCann died while under the care of a state contractor. (CBS)

Prison Sentence In Group-Home Death Exposed By 2 Investigators

The Mattoon Journal-Gazette and Times-Courier in Charleston reports 27-year-old Keyun Newble was sentenced Friday in Coles County. Newble was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in April.


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Suit: Let Disabled Athletes Go To State

The Illinois High School Association girls state track and field meet will be held this weekend in Charleston, Ill., — and Fenwick’s Mary Kate Callahan won’t be taking part.


State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.)

State Rep. Fights For Reforms At Group Homes

The deaths of two residents of a downstate Charleston group home in recent years have state lawmakers jumping into action.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

Paul McCann died while under the care of a state contractor. (CBS)

State Lawmakers Seek To Prevent Abuse In Group Homes

State lawmakers want to make sure atrocities such as those documented at a group home in downstate Charleston never happen again.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011