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 »
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 »
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, 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 »
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 »
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, 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 »