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  • Train Derailment Wreckage at US 71 All Cleared

    January 28, 2014 6:22 AM

    Louisiana D.O.T.D. says all lanes are open at US 71 between LA 361 and LA 107 in St. Landry Parish. A seven car train derailment Saturday night caused an intersection of US 71 and LA 361 near Lebeau to close. The Traffic Management Center does not have any reports of... more »
  • Security guard cleared in nightclub shooting

    August 15, 2013 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has declined to indict a security guard who fatally shot Corey Kaufman in August 2012 outside a Baton Rouge nightclub. Afterward, Kaufman's mother vowed to keep fighting for the justice she said her 32-year-old son deserves. The Advocate... more »
  • Suspicious suitcase found at Superdome cleared

    April 18, 2013 8:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A suspicious suitcase left at the Superdome that prompted a shutdown of Poydras Street was found to contain miscellaneous papers. Officer Garry Flot, a department spokesman, says the unattended roller suitcase was found Wednesday just before 7 p.m. by a security guard patrolling Garage One.... more »
  • Principal cleared in La. interracial flap

    February 21, 2012 10:26 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish school Superintendent Philip Martin says an investigation has cleared the principal of South Terrebonne High School of allegations he harassed interracial couples. Martin tells The Courier the students told investigators there was no racism involved. But the president of the Terrebonne chapter of the... more »
  • 2 officers cleared in shooting incident

    January 5, 2012 9:07 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say two officers followed proper procedures in shooting at a Pineville man after he rammed a police car with his vehicle during a chase in December. A Pineville police officer and a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy fired at 19-year-old Corey Cheek, after his vehicle rammed... more »
  • Kinder chief cleared in overtime pay dispute

    February 8, 2011 9:24 AM

    KINDER, La. (AP) - Kinder Police Chief Gary Pelican has been cleared of wrongdoing in the follow-up investigation of a routine audit that found he may have been overpaid. Mayor Estes LeDoux said Monday the state police cleared Pelican after investigators contacted the grant commission that gave the chief $6,000... more »
  • Man dies weeks after being cleared in 1979 killing

    November 9, 2010 10:05 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has died less than two months after his name was cleared in the case. Bobby Ray Dixon died Sunday after suffering from lung and brain cancer. He was 53.... more »
  • Ex-Legislative Fiscal Officer Cleared

    August 22, 2010 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A panel of ethics judges has dismissed charges that a former legislative fiscal officer improperly received retroactive compensation six years ago. Johnny Rombach, the Legislature's top financial analyst for 16 years, resigned as head of the fiscal office in 2004 amid accusations that he had... more »
  • Houma Police Officer Cleared

    May 13, 2010 10:00 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis says the U.S. Justice Department has cleared Houma Police in a discrimination complaint. The Courier of Houma reports that two black teenagers claimed they were attacked in April 2007 while leaving a downtown Houma club. Their mother filed a complaint with... more »

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