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  • Covington chief applicant pool includes 5 on force

    July 30, 2013 8:36 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Five members of the Covington Police Department - including interim Chief Jack West - are in the pool of 16 applicants approved to take the police chief's exam Aug. 13. All but two of the applicants live in Louisiana. The names of those who pass the... more »
  • 5 arrested in alleged check-cashing scam

    May 29, 2012 9:35 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma police say five Jefferson Parish residents are accused of trying to cash fraudulent checks in several cities under a fake company name. Police tell the Courier that Alicia Caston, Chelsea Jenkins, Anthony Young, Kenyan Lundy and Adam Smith tried cashing checks in Houma, Laplace and... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report - February 5, 2012

    February 5, 2012 2:00 PM

    Name: Arellano, Jorge Charge: Operating A Vehicle Without La Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1700 Blk Eraste Landry ROA Lafayette, La Name: Banks, Nicholas Charge: Fail To Secure A Drivers Lice Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Auburn DRV Carencro, La Name: Bourque, Christopher Charge:... more »
  • 5 arrested for trying to break into jail

    January 13, 2012 10:36 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Five people trying to break into the Livingston Parish jail finally made it in - with some help from sheriff's deputies. The sheriff's office says the group was arrested for trying to sneak drugs, cell phones and other contraband into the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Deputies... more »
  • Shaq Doubtful for Game 5 of Celtics-Heat Series

    May 11, 2011 12:27 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal lagged well behind the rest of the Boston Celtics on the short walk from the bus to the locker room on Wednesday morning. His ailing right calf simply wouldn't allow him to keep up with the pack. O'Neal is not expected to play in a... more »
  • Sentencing for 5 of 6 in Ball Disaster Fraud

    May 6, 2011 7:03 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal judge is scheduled to sentence five of the six defendants from Ball who have pleaded guilty to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Gustav. Those facing sentencing Friday include former town clerk Brenda Kimball, former police chief Jay Barber and three of... more »
  • 5 Day Special Shrimp Season May Not Be Worth It

    April 15, 2011 10:54 PM

    Commercial shrimpers in Acadiana are hoping for a pay day next week, thanks to a special five-day season. Shrimpers were out at the Delcambre public docks Friday preparing their boats, repairing nets and just getting ready to hopefully make a profit. But with just part of zone 2 opening... more »
  • 5 Killed In Severe Storms

    April 15, 2011 8:03 AM

    TUSHKA, Okla. (AP) - A powerful storm system produced a tornado that killed two people in southeastern Oklahoma and three more in Arkansas before moving into the Deep South early Friday. The system produced a large tornado that cut through the tiny southeastern Oklahoma town of Tushka late Thursday, killing... more »
  • Japan quake causes emergencies at 5 nuke reactors

    March 11, 2011 9:24 PM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday's powerful earthquake. Thousands of residents were evacuated as workers struggled to get the reactors under control to prevent meltdowns. Operators at the Fukushima... more »
  • You Gotta Move-- And Then There Were 3!

    February 23, 2011 9:03 AM

    The "forbidden 5" is now down to 3! Remember, the forbidden five foods were those that people have a tendency to be sensitive to. As we add these foods back in, our coach Dawn Foreman says watch for an overall bloating, fatigue between meals and an increased craving for sugar.... more »
  • 5 teenagers arrested for Jefferson Parish murder

    December 27, 2010 9:28 PM

    HARVEY, La. (AP) - Five teenage suspects who said they were "looking for someone to rob" are in custody following a police chase after a 39-year-old man was shot to death, the Jefferson Parish sheriff's office said. "These five thugs, who just decided to choose these people as victims, walked... more »
  • 5 Wishes

    November 3, 2010 7:16 AM

    5 wishes, a non profit organization of St. Joseph Hospice lets your family and doctors know: * Who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them. * The kind of medical treatment you want or don't want. * How comfortable you want to... more »
  • Louisiana Man gets 5 years in Deputy Shootings

    October 19, 2010 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 31-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to five years in prison shortly after pleading guilty to shooting two detectives when they tried to execute a search warrant at his home in 2008. Ellis Henry Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of aggravated... more »
  • 5 indicted in DeSoto Council on Aging case

    October 13, 2010 9:54 PM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A DeSoto Parish grand jury on Wednesday indicted the former director of the DeSoto Council on Aging, three members of her family and a board member on charges they took thousands of dollars from the social-service agency and used the money for themselves. The grand jury... more »
  • Today in History-October 5, 2010

    October 5, 2010 11:02 AM

    Today is Tuesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2010. There are 87 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1910, Portugal was proclaimed a republic following the abdication of King Manuel II in the face of a coup d'etat. On this... more »
  • 5 years after Hurricane Rita, some left out of Recovery

    September 23, 2010 9:12 AM

    CAMERON, La. - First Baptist Church in Cameron will celebrate its grand reopening Saturday, five years and one day after Hurricane Rita nearly obliterated the town. Such upbeat milestones have been rare in Cameron, which has seen its population shrink from roughly 1,500 to 280 residents since Rita and Hurricane... more »
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation Sends Youngsville Boy to Disneyworld

    September 21, 2010 6:51 PM

    Hunter Henry looks like any ordinary five year old---but he is far from typical. Hunter was born with only half of his heart working. His sister, Kacy Henry, said "I'd always wanted a sibling and I got one. Then five days later we found out that he needed to... more »
  • 5 Lose Jobs in Angola Sex Scandal

    September 20, 2010 6:50 AM

    ANGOLA, LA. (AP) - Warden Burl Cain say four Louisiana State Penitentiary security officers resigned and another was fired after an investigation of alleged sexual activity between prisoners and visitors in June. Prison investigative reports allege that some officers accepted cash for providing "security" at two special nighttime club banquets,... more »
  • 5 London Street Cleaners Arrested Over an Alleged Threat to Pope Benedict XVI

    September 17, 2010 12:18 PM

    LONDON (AP) - British police arrested five London street cleaners over an alleged threat to Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, the second day of a papal trip to Britain that has brought both a warm welcome from Catholics and renewed anger over the clerical sex abuse scandal. The Vatican said... more »
  • 5 More U.S. Troops Killed Afghanistan

    August 31, 2010 11:58 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Roadside bombs and insurgent fire have claimed the lives of five more U.S. troops in Afghanistan today. NATO says four troops were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, while a fifth died in a battle with insurgents in the country's south. In all, 19... more »
  • Memories of Chaos, Rebirth 5 Years After Katrina

    August 29, 2010 12:31 PM

    SHELL BEACH, La. (AP) - Two strangers shared an umbrella and a somber embrace Sunday as they scanned 163 names on a marble wall honoring thoCONwho died in Louisiana's coastal St. Bernard Parish when Hurricane Katrina wracked the region. Gladys Nunez and Linda Wells didn't know each other before a... more »
  • Priest Among Missing 5 Years After Katrina

    August 28, 2010 3:20 PM

    LAKE CATHERINE, La. (AP) - The night sky heaved like a living thing as Fire Chief Joe Perez took another slow cruise in the rescue truck down the two-lane road snaking across this town in the last patch of marsh standing between New Orleans and an angry Gulf of Mexico.... more »
  • Governor calls for 5-year seafood monitoring

    August 19, 2010 9:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173 million program - paid for by BP PLC - to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years. The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state's seafood to consumers. During a news... more »
  • Tropical Depression 5 is Back in Louisiana

    August 17, 2010 5:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The tatters of Tropical Depression 5 are back in Louisiana, bringing flash flood watches to much of Louisiana. National Weather Service meteorologist Christopher Bannan (BAN-uhn) says the slow-moving low was north of Baton Rouge by Tuesday afternoon. A flash flood watch extended as far southwest as... more »
  • LA DHH Announces Reopening of Oyster Harvesting Area 5

    August 16, 2010 5:56 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting Area 5 after working with a specialist with the federal Food and Drug Administration and determining there was no oil intrusion. This harvest area, which was originally closed July 5, 2010, is east of the... more »
  • Judge in Angola 5 case resigns

    August 13, 2010 9:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The judge hearing the trials of five Louisiana State Penitentiary inmates accused of killing a security officer nearly 11 years ago has resigned from the case, citing family health issues. Several defense attorneys told The Advocate they were shocked when retired Orleans Parish District Judge... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Narcotics Daily Arrest- August 5, 2010

    August 5, 2010 8:39 AM

    St. Mary Parish Daily Narcotics Arrest Report- August 5, 2010 Malcolm Kirt, age 26 of 298 Prairie Rd. North Verdunville was arrested on 8-4-10 @ 537pm at another residence on Prairie Rd and charged with Possession of Marijuana over 400 grams. Agents of the St Mary Parish Narcotics Task... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest- August 5, 2010

    August 5, 2010 8:35 AM

    St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report- August 5, 2010 William Peters age 28 of 602 Iberia street Franklin, La was arrested on August 4, 2010 at 1252pm in the four corners area and charged with Off road Vehicle on Roadway and Driver must be licensed. He was released... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Log- August 5, 2010 2010

    August 5, 2010 8:09 AM

    Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report- August 5, 2010 <--------- Sheriff's Daily Arrest Report ---------> As you've requested, this report contains the daily arrests for Aug 05, 2010 Name: Abraham, Donneka Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 62 Blk Cedar Hill ST New Iberia, La... more »
  • Eunice Man Allegedly Beat His Girlfriend and 5 Year Old Daughter

    July 22, 2010 7:30 PM

    A Eunice man is arrested after allegedly beating his girlfriend and her 5 year old daughter. Police say Cody White entered his ex-girlfriend's house without permission....assaulted her and her child. After being arrested, White escaped but was re-captured and booked into the St Landry Parish jail. He faces15-charges including... more »
  • Avondale Shipbuilding Yard Closing-Wiping Out 5,000 Jobs

    July 13, 2010 7:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In the worst economic blow for the New Orleans region since Hurricane Katrina, Northrop Grumman Corp. said Tuesday that it will shut its Avondale shipbuilding yard in 2013, wiping out up to 5,000 jobs. The Los Angeles-based company said it would consolidate construction of Navy amphibious... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Log July 5,2010

    July 5, 2010 9:32 AM

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Daily Arrest Log- July 5, 2010 On 7-2-2010 at 1:07 pm four Juvenile males 12 to 16 of yoa were arrested for Trespassing. Deputy was called to the Calumet Railroad Bridge in reference to juveniles on the tracks causing train to stop. Upon Deputy's arrival... more »
  • Jackson 5 Exhibit Opens at Detroit's Motown Museum

    June 22, 2010 9:26 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - A Jackson 5 exhibit has opened at the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit, marking the one-year anniversary this week of Michael Jackson's death. Starting Tuesday, the public is able to view photographs, awards and uniforms the group wore throughout its career. Museum chief curator Lina Stephens says... more »
  • 5 largest oil companies response plans unprepared

    June 15, 2010 11:58 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two congressmen reviewing oil spill response plans of the nation's five largest oil companies say they are nearly identical - and are all unprepared for an oil spill. Rep. Ed Markey, chairman of a House Energy panel, said the plans "cite identical response capabilities and tout identical... more »
  • 5 Current, Former NO Officers Charged in Shooting

    June 11, 2010 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted three current and two former New Orleans police officers in the shooting death of a man and subsequent burning of his body in a car found near a police station after Hurricane Katrina. The 11-count indictment, handed up Friday, accuses... more »
  • Dad of 5-Year- Old Arrested for Giving Her Alcohol

    May 7, 2010 9:42 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, lA. (AP) - Alexandria police say a man has been arrested for allegedly giving his 5-year-old daughter alcohol. William Moore, age 49, of Alexandria, was booked with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, according to The Town-Talk newspaper. According to the police report, the girl's mother told her daughter that... more »
  • 5 Year Old Left On Lafayette Bus

    April 6, 2010 4:15 PM

    A Truman Montessori student was left on a bus for almost 3 hours. The 5 year old had fallen asleep and woke up to an empty bus. The hot sweaty child pushed the door open and walked for a block before being discovered by a man who brought the child... more »
  • 5 Arrested: Mamou Narcotics Undercover Operation

    April 5, 2010 4:13 PM

    MAMOU - An undercover narcotics operation that began during the Mardi Gras holiday has resulted in the arrest of Mary Guillory, 39, owner of Players' Lounge in Mamou, and four other suspects were arrested. Mamou Police raided the bar on Sixth Street on April Fool's Night. During the department's undercover... more »
  • 5 Teens Killed For Pot

    March 24, 2010 12:14 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - One of two men accused of burning five New Jersey teenagers to death in an alleged dispute over stolen marijuana in 1978 has pleaded not guilty. Fifty-three-year-old Philander Hampton appeared in court in Newark on Wednesday in front of several dozen relatives of the victims and... more »
  • Festival Of Lights rescheduled for Dec. 5, 2009

    December 4, 2009 9:49 AM

    Due to weather, The Festival of Light has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 5 pm to 10 pm in the Oil Center of Lafayette. The following streets will be closed: Coolidge Blvd. between Oil Center and St. Mary Blvd. from Friday, December 4 to Saturday, December 5... more »

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