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  • Livingston Parish prisoner who escaped has been caught

    October 19, 2010 3:02 PM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A prisoner who fled the Livingston Parish Courthouse Tuesday after being sentenced to five years on drug charges has been captured, the sheriff's office said. Deputies captured Dennis Ray Caruso Jr., 23, about two hours after he fled the courthouse, said Perry Rushing, chief of... more »
  • Another Chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has Been Opened to Fishing

    October 1, 2010 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has been opened to fishing after seafood tests and surveys found no oil contamination threat. The 5,628-square-mile area is just west of the Mississippi River delta and about 75 miles south of the BP well that spewed millions of... more »
  • President Jimmy Carter has Been Hospitalized in Cleveland

    September 28, 2010 1:00 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - An airport spokeswoman says former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized in Cleveland. Carter was a passenger on a commercial flight to Cleveland on Tuesday morning and became ill. Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says Carter was taken off the plane by rescue... more »
  • UPDATE-Man Who Took Discovery Channel Employees Hostage is Dead

    September 1, 2010 5:20 PM

    UPDATE-SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Law enforcement official: Discovery Channel gunman shot by police is dead. ----------------------------------------- SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Police say they have shot an armed man who took three people hostage in the Discovery Channel network's headquarters in suburban Washington. All of the hostages are... more »
  • Hurricane Rita Evacuee Has Been Deemed Competent To Stand Trial

    August 18, 2010 1:43 PM

    A 56-year-old Hurricane Rita evacuee has been deemed competent to stand trial on a second-degree murder charge in the 2005 stabbing death of her sister in Lafayette. Suzanne Shirley Buckins, an evacuee from Lake Charles, has been incarcerated since her arrest for the November 2005 killing of her sister,... more »
  • Test Are Under Way to Determine Well has Been Plugged

    August 12, 2010 6:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tests are under way to determine whether BP's broken well in the Gulf of Mexico has already been plugged for good. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the Obama administration's point man on the spill, says the tests should be finished and analyzed by early Friday.... more »
  • Haitians Applying To Legally Stay In U.S Deadline Has Been Extended

    July 12, 2010 12:05 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - The deadline for Haitians to apply to legally stay and work in the U.S has been extended until January. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday that the government extended the July 20 deadline. The extension was given in response to community advocates who said... more »
  • Two suspects have been arrested in Kidnapping and Murder of Ark. Woman

    July 8, 2010 3:47 PM

    CROSSETT, Ark. (AP) - Two suspects have been arrested in the kidnapping and murder of a Crossett woman, but police say they are still seeking a third person. Crossett Police Chief Tommy Sturgeon said Thursday that 41-year-old Peter Keith Harvey was taken into custody early in the afternoon in Opelousas,... more »
  • Crochet Road Has Been Reopened

    July 6, 2010 7:10 PM

    Crochet has been reinspected for high water and found to be passable. Therefore, the road has been reopened to traffic as of 5:50 p.m.
  • Cleanup For The Spill Has Been Landlocked For More Than A Week

    July 5, 2010 4:27 PM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - Across a wide stretch of the Gulf of Mexico, the cleanup of the region's worst-ever oil spill has been essentially landlocked for more than a week, leaving skimmers stuck close to shore. Last week, the faraway Hurricane Alex idled the skimming fleet off Alabama, Florida... more »
  • Update: 18-year-old's body has been found in Lake Palourde

    June 23, 2010 5:52 PM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says an 18-year-old's body has been found, three days after she and a 39-year-old man drowned in Lake Palourde (puh-LOORD'), near Morgan City. Department spokesman Adam Einck says Theresa Hidalgo's body was found Wednesday near the west shore... more »
  • Dead sperm whale has been found in Gulf

    June 17, 2010 11:17 AM

    A dead sperm whale has been found floating 77 miles south of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. According to a news release, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is conducting tests to determine the circumstance around the whale's death. It wasn't known if exposure to... more »
  • An Attempt To Limit Liability Of Float-Builders Has Been Scrapped

    June 8, 2010 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attempt to limit the liability of Mardi Gras float-builders for damage, injuries or death during parades has been scuttled. The bill by New Orleans Rep. Jeff Arnold had passed the Louisiana House. But a Senate committee voted 2-1 against the measure Tuesday. Opponents argued... more »
  • Alleged Serial Killer Jeffery Lee Guillory Indicted

    May 26, 2010 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Alleged serial killer Jeffery Lee Guillory has been indicted in the 2002 strangulation of a 46-year-old Baton Rouge woman. Police arrested Guillory in December in the slayings of three women in Baton Rouge between 1999 and 2002. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Wednesday... more »
  • Court-Police Drama "Law & Order" Has Been Axed

    May 14, 2010 1:20 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The venerable court-police drama "Law & Order" has been axed. NBC announced Friday that the show would end its historic 20-year run on May 24. The show starred an ensemble cast of S. Epatha Merkerson, Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, Linus Roache, Alana De La Garza and... more »
  • 11 Workers Missing May Have Been Unable to Escape

    April 22, 2010 4:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Eleven workers missing from an offshore oil platform may not have escaped after a massive explosion, officials said Thursday. Crews continued to search by air and water for those missing from the Deepwater Horizon, which burned for nearly a day before sinking into the Gulf... more »

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